The Well-known Potala Palace
Visit the well-known Potala Palace in Lhasa, which is the most outstanding representative of thousands of Tibetan Buddhist temples and palaces.
Beautiful Yamdrok Tso Lake
Enjoy the unique beauty of the YamdrokTso Lake from different perspectives; in the hearts of Tibetans, it is regarded as the "Turquoise Earrings scattered by goddess".
Explore the remarkable Tashilunpo Monastery - the monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, which is the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold.
Welcome to Lhasa! It can be said that Lhasa is a city with both human and natural landscapes. Lhasa is the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region and the political, economic, cultural and religious center of Tibet; it is also the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism. Lhasa is located in the middle of the Tibetan Plateau and the north of the Himalayas, with an altitude of 3650 meters. After arriving in Lhasa, local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.
*Note: we offer free airport pick up service in specific time at 10:00, 13:30, 17:00. Beyond specific time will charge airport pick up fee.
The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.
Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.
In the morning, tourists are going to visit Dadong village, a traditional Tibetan village with no tourists visiting monastery, family visit in the village, experience the local lives.
Dadong Village, Located in the hidden valley in the southwest corner of Lhasa, as one of the best protected and most complete Tibetan ancient villages in Tibet, there are Nimatang Temple and White Temple with a history of nearly 2000 years, as well as the ancient manor where Tsangyang Gyatso once lived, together with the local original Tibetan houses, simple folk customs and ancient legends, which make this thousand-year-old village exude unique charm.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m), which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour's drive, clients will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.
Drive to Lhatse where tourists can take lunch. Then drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, tourists can view the Mt. Everest in the distance on the way back down. After 4 to 6 hours, arrive at Rongbuk Monastery, but on the way there, clients will pass Pang la Pass, one of the highest passes in Tibet at 5050m. From that pass, enjoy view all of the five highest peaks in the world.
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbuk Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.
Today, explore Tashilunpo Monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha - the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours.
Transfer clients to the airport or train station.
All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour
Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and Hotel at designated period of time
Experienced Local Tibetan private guide
7 nights Hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B)
One welcome or welfare dinner
All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary
Oxygen bottle provided during the tour days in Tibet
Lunches and Dinners
Tips to driver and tour guide
Single room supplement if clients request a private room
Flight arrive in and leave from Lhasa