Let's go to Tibet Tour

  • Price:US $600 per person
  • Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Tour Pace: Comfortable
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Hi Altitude: 3,650 m
  • Physical Demands:Normal
  • Main Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery
  • Tour Code:TB-TS-6D
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    Tours Brief info:

    This tour will take you to “the cradle of Tibetan Civilization” Tsedang to discover the mystery of Tibetan Buddhist in Tibet’s most revered Palaces and Monasteries. Sightseeing includes: Yumbulakang (Tibet's first palace), Samye Monastery (Tibet's first monastery), and Trundruk monastery (It has a long history, and boasts many sculptures and paintings from ancient times). In Trundruk monastery, you will see a stunning Tangkha of Pearls decorated with a total of 29,026 pearls.

    Recommended Groups: Suitable for most groups, though highly recommend for seniors and students. You will see the most important religious and cultural sites in Tibet and learn about Tibetan history, culture and religion in-depth.

    Conditions: The tour pace is comfortable, with a maximum altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. This tour starts in Lhasa. Traveling from Lhasa to Tsedang will take about 5 hours, tar road in good condition. Stay overnight in Tsedang before going back to Lhasa. Tsedang lies on the south bank of the Yarlung Zangbo, and the climate there is the same as that of Lhasa. It will be fairly easy for tourists to find food and lodging in Tsedang.

    Best time: Anytime of the year. Avoid peak season (July and August) as the price will be very high.

    Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

    Welcome to the roof of the world! You will be pick up at the airport or train station, then be escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city at the comfort of your own private vehicle. En route, enjoy the breathtaking view along the Yarlong Tsangpo River. Tibetan features can be seen along the way, including Big Buddha engravings on the hill near the road, colorful prayer flags and friendly Tibetan people.

    After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.

    Tips of today: 1. Go for some walking to acclimate the high altitude but avoid strenuous activity after arrival; 2. You’d better not have bath; 3. Drink more water, and have some fruit; 4. Have a good rest.

    Day 2 Lhasa Sight seeing

    After breakfast, you will firstly visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the most holy sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history. Next, come to Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks.

    Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, where you will get the chance to experience “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”. These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!

    Tips of today: 1. Obey Buddhist manners and talk appropriately. 2. Feel free to ask tour guide questions about Buddhism or else; 3. Don't forget take your sun glasses and suncream.

    Day 3 Wondering Lhasa

    The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet’s pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.

    In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.

    Tips of today: 1. Don't climb the Potala in a rush, which may cause hard breath; 2 Please don't disturb pilgrims. You can take pictures from a distance. 3. Don't fear to bargain and compare price if you do shopping in Barkor Street; 3. If you still have energy in the evening, you can go to the square on your own in front of the Potala Palace around 8:30pm to enjoy the 2-hours music fountain for free; 4. On this day, you will be mainly outside, please bring plenty of water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses.

    Day 4 Lhasa – Tsedang

    Tibet Pilgrim TourAfter breakfast today, drive to Tsedang, located by Yarlung Valley, the capital of Shannan Prefecture. It’s known as “the Cradle of Tibetan Civilization”, for two main reasons: first, its mild weather and fertile land conceived Tibet's dynasties; second, it’s the supposed birthplace of the first Tibetans who were said to be the offspring of a monkey and a demoness. Today you will visit the Yumbulakang and Trandruk monastery. Yumbulakang is known as Tibet's first palace. It has a very long history, and boasts many sculptures and paintings from ancient times. While visiting Trundruk monastery, you will see a stunning Tangkha of Pearls decorated with a total of 29,026 pearls.

    Tip of today: Yumbulakang monastery has a history of over 2,000 years and is just a short (10-15 minute) walk from Trandruk monastery. Traveling from Lhasa to Tsedang will take about 5 hours, with a wide paved road in good condition. The altitude of Tsedang is 3,580m.

    Day 5 Tsedang – Lhasa

    The Entrance of Samye Monastery Today’s visit is to Samye Monastery which is a 40km drive from Tsedang city. Samye is the first monastery built, with a history of over 1,000 years. Samye monastery's buildings have three distinctive styles of architecture: Tibetan, Han and Indian. Then drive back to Lhasa.

    Tip of today: Be sure to bring a flashlight with you or ask your tour guide for one as Samye Monastery can be quite dark. Several dogs live in the monastery, but don't be afraid of them, they are friendly and won't bite.

    Day 6 Departure from Lhasa

    Today is free for you until your tour guide transferr you to the airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station.

    Tips of today: 1. Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charger, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. 2. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

    Prices 2015
    Tour codeDestinationdurationtour type1 person2-5 person6-9 personmore than 10
    TB-LA-4DLhasa City 4 days Private Tours$470 $450$430$400
    TB-SG-6DShigatse and Lhasa 6 daysPrivate Tours $780$750$700$650
    TB-CT-7DNyingchi and Lhasa 7 days Private Tours $800$780$750$700
    TB-NM-5DLhasa and Namtso 5 days Private tours $680 $650$620 $580
    Price per Person: More people, you will get more discount, Extra charge applicable for not included in Itinerary

    What's included in this price?

    1. Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
    2. Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
    3. All necessary Tibet travel permits.
    4. All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Above three star rated hotels in towns and city. Guest house or tent in remote areas.
    5. Meals, depend as noted in the itinerary.
    6. Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
    7. All Service Charges (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
    8. Accident / Casualty Help

    What's excluded in this price?

    1. China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
    2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
    3. Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    4. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
    6. Excess Baggage Charges.
    7. Single room supplement.

    Value for money:

    While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

    When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

    A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

    Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.


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