In The 8-day group tour to Tibet, be prepared to explore the splendid Potala Palace, the sacred Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery and the amazing Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. You will discover the charm of Tibet from these top attractions.

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8-Day Group Tour to Visit the highlights of Tibet

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In The 8-day group tour to Tibet, be prepared to explore the splendid Potala Palace, the sacred Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery and the amazing Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. You will discover the charm of Tibet from these top attractions.

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Arrive in Lhasa

Our guide will meet you up upon your arrival at the Lhasa Gonggar airport, and then take you to the hotel in the downtown area. Because of the high altitude, you are suggested to take a rest before starting your trip in Tibet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar


Lhasa's cardinal landmark

This morning, you will first visit the Potala Palace, which is the symbol of Lhasa and the most important location for all Tibetans. Once inside, you may see visitors waiting in line to discover the incomparable treasures exhibited in this religious center of Tibetan Buddhism. Everything exhibited is made of gold, silver or precious stones. It would be a breathtaking experience. 
In the afternoon, we will go to the north part of Lhasa and visit the fantastic Sera Monastery. Being considered one of the most important monasteries in Lhasa, Sera may lost its splendor. Nevertheless, you can still observe beautiful treasures in gold and learn about the history of Buddhism. In the afternoon, we will stay in the garden of the monastery to attend debates between local monks.

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar


Tibetan Religion and Culture

After breakfast, we will visit the most sacred Buddhist temple for local Tibetans, the Johkang Temple. Before entering the various rooms of this vast place for pilgrimage, the roof of the monastery announces color. Here, everything is finely engraved along with gilded sculptures. Whether seeing the Buddha statue or Thangkas, you will find it is shining everywhere.
In the afternoon, you could stroll through the shady alleys of Norbulingka. This summer palace of the Dalai Lama is peaceful and refreshing. Enjoy the huge park and do not miss the palaces where successive spiritual leaders resided. Each palace excels in beauty and hidden treasures. It is no surprise that its Tibetan name means Treasure Park.
 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar

Lhasa-Tsedang -Samye 165km

This morning, go to the Samye Village of Tibet where the Samye Monastery is hidden. Arriving at the monastery, you cannot miss the special architecture styles of all buildings, surrounded by a circular wall. The monastery, which is the official foundation of Tibetan Buddhism, is the historical epitome of many events. Strolling amidst temples, you will be immersed in  the atmosphere of sacred places.
In the afternoon, climbing up to the Yumbulagang Palace would a good choice. Once there, you will not be disappointed for its scenery; the entire valley with the traditional village and agricultural crops can bring you sense of broadness.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

TSEDANG HOTEL IN TSEDANG or similar


Tsedang -Yamdroktso-Gyantse(3900m). 340km, 7hrs

This morning, go 110 kilometers towards the southwest of Lhasa to admire one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. More than for its religious character, this lake is quite beautiful for its turquoise waters. Accompanied by the surrounding mountainous scenery, you would be immersed in this dazzling immensity.
After climbing the mountain, visit the Palcho Monastery or Pelkor Chode Monastery, one of the few temples in Tibet to consolidate three Tibetan schools. In this monastery with the circular enclosure, you will discover magnificent artworks. climbing up the Kumbum Chorten with 14 floors would be highly recommended for it’s the largest pagoda in Tibet. Passing in its 76 rooms, you can admire the statues of 100,000 Buddhas.
 

 


 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

GYANTSE HOTEL IN GYANTSE or similar

Gyantse-Shigatse(3800m). 90km, 1.5hrs

After breakfast, you would leave for Shigatse, lying 354 km west of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,810 m. Upon arrival, discover the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama, Tashilhunpo Monastery. As an impressive site of a city, this huge monastery contains treasures is extraordinary. You will be impressed by the size of the copper statue of Maitreya Buddha, but also the richness of the materials used. Different stupas of Panchen Lama are also impressive and attracting thousands of visitors.
After then, you will visit the local market of Shigatse to learn how locals do business and you may also find something you like.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

SHIGATSE MONASAROVAR HOTEL IN SHIGATSE or similar

Shigatse-Lhasa.280km, 3.5hrs

Today, you can truly appreciate natural beauty while driving alongside the Yarlung Zsangpo River back to Lhasa. On the way, you will stop at a small village to visit the Tibetan handmade incense mill and workshop. Upon arrival, rest of the day will be at leisure. Wish you a relaxing time here.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar


End of the Tibet Group Tour

Free until be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination or return home.

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe

3 destinations

Travel 860km

9 attractions and activities

Include

  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 9 )
  • The Constructions ( 9 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 4 )
  • Chinese Art ( 7 )
  • Culture of Ethnic Minority ( 9 )


Arrive in Lhasa

 

 

 

Accommodation

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar


Lhasa's cardinal landmark

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:The Potala Palace,Sera Monastery

Accommodation

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar


Tibetan Religion and Culture

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Jokhang Temple,Norbulingka

Accommodation

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar

Lhasa-Tsedang -Samye 165km

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Samye Monastery,Yumbulagang Palace

Accommodation

TSEDANG HOTEL IN TSEDANG or similar


Tsedang -Yamdroktso-Gyantse(3900m). 340km, 7hrs

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Palcho Monastery,Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

Accommodation

GYANTSE HOTEL IN GYANTSE or similar

Gyantse-Shigatse(3800m). 90km, 1.5hrs

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Tashilhunpo Monastery

Accommodation

SHIGATSE MONASAROVAR HOTEL IN SHIGATSE or similar

Shigatse-Lhasa.280km, 3.5hrs

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Accommodation

LHASA TSEDANG HOTEL or similar


End of the Tibet Group Tour

Breakfast Included 

 

 

Accommodation

  • The Potala Palace

  • Jokhang Temple

  • Norbulingka

  • Samye Monastery

  • Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

  • Yumbulagang Palace

  • Palcho Monastery

  • Tashilhunpo Monastery

  • Sera Monastery

Prices

Prices: Price may vary depending on the season, the price of transport and other external reasons. (Quoted in U.S. dollars and based on per person)

Classes 2-9 persons
Economy 1,060
Superior 1,262
Deluxe 0

General Price Inclusion of Private Tours

  • The entrance fees as stated in the itinerary. 
  • Professional english-speaking guide for airport transfer (train station transfer) and sightseeing. 
  • Well-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver for airport transfer (train staion transfer) and sightseeing. 
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary. Chinese meal in a tourist restaurant or a local restaurant. The number of dishes varies according to the number of persons in the group. The meal also includes a glass of softdrink or beer.
  • Accommodations usually with breakfasts as state in the itinerary. Prices are calculated on the basis of a twin-bed room for one night. When requesting a single room, a supplement will be required. Usually,the room is available from 11 am and must be vacated by noon the next day. 
  • Application Fee for Tibet Travel Permit 
  • Service Charge and government taxes. 
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance. 

Your entire tour is covered by the travel agency's liability insurance, the insurance is directly regulated by the National Tourism Administration of China. This insurance covers accidents that transpire as a result of any services caused by a travel agency. It doesn't cover any incidents or physical problems occurring outside of the tour period caused by clients themselves. We, therefore, recommend you purchase additional travel insurance in your home country before departure. 


Excluded from the General Price of Private Tours

  • Chinese visa application fee. 
  • International flights fee
  • Domestic flights fee
  • Overload luggage fee. 
  • Tips for guides and drivers. 
  • Personal expenses. (such as room service, laundry, telephone bill...). The settlement of these expenses will be done when you check out. The deposit, which will be requested when you check in, will be returned on departure.

 


Notes

1. The group tour will be launched every Tuesday and Saturday with minimum 2 persons 2. Potala Potala Palace get a customer flow limitation of 2300 travelers per day to protect the Historical Heritage. The sequences of sightseeing suppose to be adjusting according to the situation of entrance permission. The local travel agency will promise you can visit Potala Palace during your stay in Tibet, but we can not guarantee to buy tickets of certain time and date which clients asked or requested.
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