Price from:
Route:
Lhasa
Trip transfers:
mini van or coach
Group size:
start from 2 pax
Guide for the trip:
English, local people

Overview

This amazing 6 day tour may be short on time, but is full of adventure. Explore the bustling markets of the Barkhor and watch the locals as they prostrate around the Johkang Temple. You will also be invited into a local Tibetan home where you can witness their traditional way of life. After fully exploring Lhasa, you’ll have a chance to get lost in the endless Tibetan landscape while you take a short hike along the turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok. Then, you’ll be taken to see the Kumbum Stupa, the most elaborate golden Buddhist Monument in Tibet.

At a Glance

    • Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

    • Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

    • Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

    • Day 4: Lhasa/Gandan & Drak Yerpa/Lhasa

    • Day 5: Lhasa/Yamdroktso Lake/Lhasa

    • Day 6: Leave Lhasa

Daily Itinerary

Our guide will meet you and present a white scarf (called Kada) to bring you a good luck in the Tibetan traditional way. Check in the hotel to be accustomed to the high attitude and try to drink some water, avoiding much exercise. (Be noted the first day's acclimation is extremely to ensure you a good health status for the following tour, so please make sure you have yourself lie in bed for all the rest time of the day right after check-in of hotel).


Lhasa River


This morning we visit Potala Palace, the highest palace in the world. Afternoon we bid a tour for glistening Jokhang Temple, which has been built for 1400 years. After then, stroll around the bustling bazaar in Barkhor Street, a big market with its prolific stalls for selling specialties. It is the ancient part of Lhasa.


Potala Palace


Today's highlights are Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.


Sera Monastery


Drive to Gandan Monastery, the first monastery belonging to Yellow Hat sect. Have a hiking around Gandan and it is called Gandan Kora. Go for a tour of Drak Yerpa which is in the northeast of Lhasa, is described as the "life tree" or spiritual axis of Lhasa on the way.


Gandan Monastery


Yamdroktso Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.


Yamdroktso Lake

Departure transfers for the train or the airport, tour service ends. 


Service Included

Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange that. Please ask your travel consultant for the price. 

Accommodation: stay in comfortable hotels in Tibet

Meals: mainly Breakfast. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.

English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.

Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.

Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.

Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve


Service Excluded

Transportation to and from Tibet.

Other services of non-Tibet parts

Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.

Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)

Meals not specified in the tour itinerary

Tips for the tour guide and driver


Attractions in this trip

Palkhor Monastery , Drepung Monastery , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake ,Tashilhunpo Monastery , Sera Monastery , Ganden Monastery , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street 

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