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6-8 Days Classic Tibet Tour Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse plus Namtso Lake

Trip Length
6 or 8 Days
Route
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Namtso
Attractions
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Yamdrok Yumtso, Palkhor Monastery, Tashilumpo Monastery, Local Market, Namtso Lake, Yangpachen Hot Spring, Tsurphu Monastery
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Overview

Tibet tour Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigates plus heavenly lake-Namtso is a very classic travel route in Central Tibet. Famous Monasteries, World Culture Heritage, Holy Lake Yamdrok Yumtso, Family Visit for Tibetan daily life, Local Market and Heavenly Lake Namtso. Each selective spot has its own vista.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

Details:

Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Prayers at JokhangToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street

Details:

Today, you will visit the highest palace in the world-Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.

In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple you will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity.

After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Day 03 Lhasa-Yamdrok Yumtso-Gyantse

Yamdrok Yumtso LakeToday's highlights:

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karola Glacier

Details:

About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yumtso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable. Down to the Lake to have a picnic or hike.

On the way to Gyantse, have a look at the Karola Glacier.

Day 04 Gyantse-Shigatse

Pelkhor MonasteryToday's highlights:

Dzong Castle, Pelkhor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, Nunnery, Shalu Monastery, Family Visit

Details:

Morning visit the historical city Gyantse, you will have great chance to appreciate the Old Town's sunrise at Dzong Castle.Visit the Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda. Besides Pelkhor, we will also visit a Nunnery to watch the chanting. After some time spent in Shalu Monastery.

Drive to Shigatse. On the way to Shigates have a mountain village family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life.

Day 05 Shigates-Lhasa

Tashilumpo Monastery's Main HallToday's highlights:

Tashilumpo Monastery, Local Market

Details:

Visit Pachen Lama's seat palce, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet. If time permits, take a look at the Local Market. Back to Lhasa.

It is a real pleasure to explore the busy cobble lanes twisting around the aged buildings. Covering 70,000 sq meters, Tashilunpo is essentially a walled town in its own right.

From the entrance to the monastery, visitors get a grand view. Above the white monastic quarters is a crowed of ochre buildings topped with gold - the tombs of the past Panchen Lamas. To the right, and higher still, is the festival Thangka Wall that is hung with massive, colourful thangkas during festivals.

Day 06 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel to airport or train station, Say Goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

Optional (Namtso Lake plus)

Day 05 Shigates/Dunxum or Namtso

Today's highlights:

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Details:

Visit Pachen Lama's seat palce, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet, then take a look at the Local Market. Head to Dunxum, otherwise drive to Namtso directly to camp there if you are adventure people.

Day 06 Dunxum/Namtso

Namtso is one of the holy lakes in Tibet at foot of Nyenchen Tanglha MountainsToday's highlights:

Namtso Lake

Details:

Drive to Namtso-Heavenly Lake. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake'. The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Besides the beautiful scenery in Namtso, it is also a famous sacred Buddhist place.

If weather allows, you can enjoy the strarry night to appreciate the stars and milky way in the sky.

Day 07 Namtso/Lhasa

On the way back to LhasaToday's highlights:

Yangpachen, Tsurphu Monastery

Details:

On the way back to Lhasa, you can fully enjoy the beautiful landscpae through Yangpachen hot spring. If you are physically capable and time permits, you can have a bath there, but hot spring fees and bath fees should be afforded by yoursevles.  

Have a good rest in Lhasa for next day's flight or train.

Day 08 Bid farewell to Lhasa

Today's highlights:

Transfer from hotel to airport or train station, Say goodbye to Lhasa

Details:

Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

Central Tibet Group Tour to Xigaze & Namtso-Departure Date 2020

Departure Months
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
January
02
11
15
19 25
February
04
09 11 15
Closed
March
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
April
01, 04
09, 11
15, 18
22, 25
29
May
02, 05
08, 13
16, 19
23, 27
30
June
03, 06
11, 13
18, 20
24 26
July
02, 04
08, 11
15, 18
22, 25
29
August
01, 05
08, 12
15, 19
22, 26
29
September
02, 05
08, 10
12, 16
19, 22
26, 28, 30
October
03, 07
10, 14
17, 21
24, 28
30
November
06, 09
13, 16
 20
23
 27
December
04, 07
11, 14
 18, 21
25
 28

Price Quotation

Seasons to Travel Tour Cost for 6 Days Tour Cost for 8 Days Single Supplement for 6 Days Single Supplement for 8 Days
Off Season of December, January, February US$720 US$900 US$126 US$158
Shoulder Season of April, May, November US$750 US$940 US$136 US$166
Busy Season of June, September, October US$820 US$980 US$143 US$176
Peak Season of July, August US$850 US$1,050 US$150 US$183

Note:
1. Prices listed above are for per person, based on double occupancy
2. Deposit is USD150 per person for booking the tour (Wire Transfer, PayPal or Western Union etc.)
3. Contact Us Directly to Get Discount for Early Booking

Price Includes:
1. Airport transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 09:30am, 01:30pm and 04:30pm respectively from the airport to Lhasa and from Lhasa to the airport is at 06:30am, 08:30am, and 12:30pm. If your flight time can not be matched with our free pickup/drop-off service, we would provide you with the private airport transfer with extra charges.

Item 

Cost per Car (in USD)

Cost per Car (in CNY)
Single Way between Lhasa and Airport USD60 CNY400

Single way between Lhasa and Train Station

USD40 CNY250

2. All necessary Tibet Travel Permits
3. Accommodation: 3-star standard hotels in Lhasa & Shigatse, or dorm-bed guesthouses at Namtso
4. Local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide 
5. Meals: breakfasts provided by hotels and one welcome dinner upon arrival
6. Different vehicle type according to different group size.
7. Entrance Fees: all entrance fees listed in the itinerary 
8. Bottled oxygen for emergency use
9. Drinking water
10. Travel insurance (insured amount US$15,000/p.p.)

Price Excludes:
1. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities 
2. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
3. Lunches and dinners, and breakfasts not provided by guesthouses at Namtso
4. Gratuities: gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.

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