6-Day Private Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour

On this classic Tibet tour, you will witness the unforgettable ancient culture of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. It includes the World Heritage Sites - the Potala and Jokhang Temples, two of three main Gelugpa monasteries - the Drepung and Sera, the holy lake of Yamdrok Tso, Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier, the historical architectural wonder - Gyangtse Kumbum, the seat of the Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery along with the large alive market nearby.

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 4 nights private twin/double sharing room at 4 star hotels, daily breakfast included
    • All required Tibet permits and travel documents per this itinerary
    • Portable oxygen inhalers (7-14L) and Tibetan Hongjingtian medicine for high-altitude sickness
    • Bottled drinking water provided per person daily
    • Domestic travel accident insurance
    • Local Tibetan guide fluent in English that is certified by the state tourism build
    • Private transfer via A/C tourist vehicle with licensed driver, 7-seat car to 29-seat coach.
    What's excluded :
    • All lunches and dinners
    • Air/train tickets into and out of Lhasa
    • Single room supplement fee if requests a single room alone at the hotels
    • Tips to the guide and driver, tip as you wish
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Karo La Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery

  • Day 1: Lhasa (3,650m) arrival

    Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    Lhasa airport or train station pick-up and then transfer to the hotel in the downtown area. The rest of the day will be on your own to acclimate the high altitude.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa Four Points by Sheraton, a 4-star hotel

    Day 2: Lhasa city sightseeing

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet, it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. It's the focal points of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan world.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Jokhang temple is the most sacred shrine in Tibet which was built in the 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
    The 1,300-year-old circumambulation around the Jokhang Temple called Barkhor street, it is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa Four Points by Sheraton, a 4-star hotel

    Day 3: Lhasa outskirt exploring

    Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala Palace, it was once the world's largest monastery in the history with 7,700 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see, monks' debate is not available on Sundays.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa Four Points by Sheraton, a 4-star hotel

    Day 4: Lhasa - Shigatse (3,890m), 8 hours' drive

    Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Morning drive up to Kampala pass (4794m), you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. The turquoise-coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Later, descend to the lakeside for a closer view of the lake.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Karo La Glacier, Provincial Road S307, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Continue driving to see the amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass. Then stop at Simila pass to see the Manla reservoir. Then proceed to Gyantse.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400 China
    Your last site today is the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet, before reaching Shigatse via the Friendship southern Hwy.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Shigatse Tashi Choten Hotel, a 4-star hotel

    Day 5: Shigatse - Lhasa, 5 hours' drive

    Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
    Morning visit Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, one of the main Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet, it's the seat to the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet. You will see this massive monastery's chapels and its ancient artifacts. If you like hiking, then the kora around the Tashilhunpo monastery (optional, about 2 hours) should not be missed, as it provides the amazing views of Shigatse and the surrounding countryside. Spend some time around the lively market near the monastery, before heading back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa Four Points by Sheraton, a 4-star hotel

    Day 6: Lhasa departure

    Pass By: Lhasa Railway Station, Liuwu Country, Doilungdeqen County 851400 China
    Lhasa airport or train station drop-off for departure.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The guide will hold your name sign at the exit of Lhasa airport or train station.Airports
    • Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/26/2020 - 8/25/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/2/2021 - 6/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    6/26/2021 - 8/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Book at least 25 days in advance so tour operator may obtain your Tibet Permit. The original permits will be expressed to the hotel address/delivery address in one city of China if take a flight to Lhasa; and the scanned copies will be sent via email if take the train to Lhasa
    • As the average altitude of this tour is over 11,975 feet (3,600 meters), it's common for everyone to have some symptoms of the high altitude. We encourage the travelers to discuss the trip with the doctors prior to travel
    • If your China visa is not an 'L' tourist visa, then the supplementary letters/document from your sponsored organization is required as well, please contact the local operator for more details
    • If you enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you have to get your GROUP VISA in the Chinese embassy of Kathmandu, as the individual visa is invalid. We will help you to obtain your group China visa in Kathmandu, please just send us your passport copies, you will also need to prepare a passport photo in advance. Our local representative will collect your original passport upon your arrival at Kathmandu, please kindly note that the Group Visa application requires a minimum of 3 working days to obtain.
    • Travelers' passport and China visa photocopies are required to provide at the time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by WindhorseTour (Chengdu)

Activity ID: V-68147P12

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