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12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour

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12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging as stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car
  • Travel agency liability insurance
  • First aid kit in the Car
  • All government taxes

Package Excludes

  • Air Tickets and transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver and guide
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (On average a meal in Tibet cost USD 5 per person)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended)

Important Notes:

Travel Gear: Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.

Meals: Breakfast is included in the price for each morning you are in Tibet. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price.

Eligibility: Participants must be in good health and be able to spend each day walking around towns, villages and monasteries.

Responsible Tourism: Tibet Highland tours is local-owned, and Tibetan staffed. All of our guides and drivers are local Tibetans who have been working in tourism for many years. It is a top priority for us to support as many Tibetan-owned businesses as possible. During this tour, all of the hotels you will be staying at in Tibet are locally-owned. The preservation of the culture of Tibet, as well as the protection of the environment of Tibet, are extremely important to us. In fact, when we are not out leading and arranging journeys across Tibet, we are working with local Tibetans in numerous eco-tourism and conservation projects.

Summary

Day 1 – Arrival in Lhasa

Day 2 – Lhasa: The Jokhang, Barkhor

Day 3 – Lhasa: Potala Palace , Sera Monastery

Day 4 – Lhasa -Drepung Monastery, Nechung Monastery,  Ramoche Temple

Day 4 – Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Gongbo’gyamda County

Day 6 –  Gongbo’gyamda County – Draksum Lake – Bayi Town

Day 7 – Bayi – Serkhyem La Pass – Lunang Forest – Bomi

Day 8 – Bomi – Menling

Day 9 – Menling – Gyaca

Day 10 – Gyaca – Lhamo Lha Tso Lake – Yumbulakang Palace – Tsetang

Day 11 – Tsetang – Samye Monastery – Lhasa

Day 12 – Depart from Lhasa

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12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

You have finally arrived in the Place of The Gods, Lhasa, standing high at 3650m elevation. You will be in the professional care of our Tibetan guide and driver the moment you arrive at the airport. We will transfer you to the hotel to check in.

 

Day 2: Lhasa Day Tour Highlights

Our first order of the day is to visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Lhasa.

As the Jokhang is strategically located in the city center, our next activity will be to hang around Barkhor streets and main square.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour_Day 2 Barkhor Square

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

Day 3: Lhasa Day Tour Discovery

You cannot claim to have come to Tibet without a visit to its most famous and magnificent landmark, the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon, you will explore Sera Monastery and watch Buddhist monks participating in lively debates with each other. You could also take the opportunity to trek the 1-hour pilgrimage circuit around the monastery.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 4: Lhasa Day Tour Exploration

As we continue our exploration of Lhasa, we will visit Drepung Monastery today. Nechung Monastery, which is right below Drepung Monastery, used to be the home of Tibet’s State Oracle.

We’ll round off the day, we will drop by Ramoche Temple and a nunnery in the Tibetan Quarter.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. Day 4_Drepung Monastery

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 5: Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Gongbo’gyamda County (290m, 6.5 hours)

On day five of our 12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour , we will move out of Lhasa and head towards Ganden Monastery. This is one of the 3 most important monasteries in Lhasa region.

From Ganden Monastery, we will drive to Gongbo’gyamda County (3425m). You will stay here for the night.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. Day 5_Ganden Monastery

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 6: Gongbo’gyamda County – Draksum Lake – Bayi Town (210km, 5 hours)

As we move from Gongbo’gyamda to Bayi Town, we will stopo by Draksum Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest lakes.

On the far end of the lake is Tso Dzong Island, which has a small Buddhist monastery on it.

We’ll then continue our journey to Bayi town and spend the night there.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. Day 6_Nyingchi

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 7: Bayi – Serkhyem La Pass – Lunang Forest – Bomi (240km, 5.5 hours)

Departing from Bayi, we will pass the 4500-meter Serkhyem La Pass, which offers amazing views of both Gyala Peri Peak (7294m) and Mount Namcha Barwa (7756m).

Next, we will descend through scenic alpine valleys that are gorgeously dotted with Rhododendron plants all the way to Rong-Chu Valley.

We will also drive the fairy-tale like Lunang Forest before finally arriving in Bomi.

 

 

Day 8: Bomi – Menling (305km, 6 hours)

Today we will start our return trip to Lhasa by driving through the mystical and magical Yarlung Valley.

Besides crossing the Serkhyem La Pass once more, we will also go through the forested region of Menling.

 

 

Day 9: Menling – Gyaca (245km, 4.5 hours)

On day 9 of our 12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour, we will continue to drive through Yarlung Valley until we reach Gyaca County.

 

Day 10: Gyaca – Lhamo Lha Tso Lake – Yumbulakang Palace – Tsetang (210km, 4 hours)

From Gyantse, we will drive to another Tibet’s sacred lake, Lhamo Lha Tso. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhist monks have relied on visions from Lhamo Lha Tso lake to assist them in finding the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.

After visiting the lake, you will stay in Tsetang city, elevation 3560m. In Tsetang, you will visit the Yumbulakang Palace, one of Tibet’s very first buildings. You can also visit Trandruk Temple, one of the largest and most important buildings in Yarlung Valley.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. Day 10_Yungbulakang Palace

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 11: Tsetang – Samye Monastery – Lhasa (260km, 6 hours)

As we set off from Tsetang towards Lhasa, we will drop by the famous Samye Monastery, Tibet’s first monastery.

After visiting Samye Monastery, we will be back in Lhasa.

12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. Day 11_Samye Monastery

Credit: Tibet Highland Tours

 

Day 12: Depart from Lhasa

Today is the last day of our 12D11N Ganden Samye Eastern Tibet Private Tour. It’s time to say goodbye. We will get you to the airport or train station for your next journey. Till we meet again my dear friend!

Check out the group-tour version of this itinerary: 11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour. Extend your leave for 1 more day and consider this 13D12N Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma Private Tour.

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