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16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour

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16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar 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. Accommodations: In Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will be staying in comfortable and pleasant locally-rated 3 or 4 Star Tibetan-owned hotels. Hotels in other areas of Tibet will be the best available. At Everest Base Camp, accommodation will be either simple tent hotels or a simple guesthouse without showers and with shared bathrooms. All hotels, except for those in the Everest Region, should have internet access. Hotel upgrades available in Lhasa upon request. 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. Though you will be doing a lot of walking each day, no trekking is required. Most of this tour will take place in mountainous terrain between 3600 meters and 5200 meters (11,800 feet to 17,000 feet) above sea level. You will spend 3 nights in Lhasa for altitude acclimatization before going above 3600 meters. Ascent will be slow and gradual along the way from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp. 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 – Full-day Lhasa: The Jokhang, Barkhor

Day 3 – Full-day Lhasa: Potala Palace , Sera Monastery

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

Day 5 – Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse

Day 6 – Gyantse – Shigatse  – Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 7 – Shigatse – Lhatse Chode Monastery – Saga – Ngamring Lake

Day 8 – Saga – Paryang Village – Lake Mansarovar

Day 9 – Lake Manasarovar – Darchen Village

Day 10 – Darchen Village – Zanda County

Day 11 –  Zanda County & the kingdom of Guge

Day 12 – Zanda – Lake Manasarovar

Day 13 –Lake Mansarovar – Saga

Day 14 – Saga – Shigatse

Day 15 – Shigatse – Lhasa

Day 16 – Departure from Lhasa

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  • Best time to travel: April to September
  • This itinerary can be modified in any way. Contact us for prices and more information regarding this trip.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

From the moment you touch down in Lhasa, you will be in our good hands. Our professional Tibetan guide and driver will welcome you at the airport. We will proceed to drive you to your hotel to check in.

Day 2: Lhasa 1-day Introductory Tour

Your first tourist attraction today will be Jokhang Temple. This is one of the most-visited attraction and architecture in Lhasa and Tibet.

Later, you will get to walk around the endless Barkhor streets and check out the countless shops and restaurants.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 2_Barkhor

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Day 3: Lhasa 1-day Highlight Tour

Today you will visit the most significant and well-known landmark in the whole of Tibet, the Potala Palace.

After the Potala Palace, we will go to the magnificent Sera Monastery. You can also hike the 1-hour pilgrimage trail around the monastery.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

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Day 4: Lhasa 1-day Immersive Tour

On our last Lhasa 1-day tour, we will visit Drepung Monastery, Nechung Monastery and Ramoche Temple.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 4_Drepung Monastery

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Day 5: Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse (260km, 5.5 hours)

En route from Lhasa to Gyantse town, we will stop by Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok Lake sits at a staggering 4500 meters above sea level and has an amazing turquoise-colored water.

After visiting the lake, we’ll continue our drive to Gyantse town. In Gyantse, we will Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has Tibet’s tallest Buddhist stupa.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 5_Yamdrok Lake

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Day 6: Gyantse – Shigatse (90km, 1.5 hours)

Today we will leave Gyantse town for Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and walk the ancient pilgrimage path around the monastery.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 6_Gytantse

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Day 7: Shigatse – Lhatse – Saga (450km, 7 hours)

Making our way from Shigatse to Saga, we will drop by Lhatse town. We will walk around Lhatse Chode Monastery where we can watch local Tibetans farming and going about their daily activities.

Continuing our expedition to Saga, we will pass through some nomadic regions before making a stop at Ngamring Lake.

Arrive and spend the night in Saga.

 

Day 8: Saga – Paryang – Lake Manasarovar (450km, 8 hours)

On our ride from Saga to Lake Mansarovar, we will stop by Paryang Village. We will trace our route from the upper section of Brahmaputra River past massive grasslands.

Afterwards, you will arrive in Lake Mansarovar (4500m elevation), Tibet’s holiest lake. Lake Mansarovar is more than just a natural attraction as it is also a pilgrimage destination for Tibetans, Indians and Nepalese. From the lake, you can view the great Mount Kailash in the background.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 8_Lake Mansarovar

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Day 9: Lake Mansarovar – Darchen Village (35km, 1 hour)

This morning, we will make the brief drive to Darchen Village. From Darchen Village, there is a short trek to Gyangdrak Monastery. From Gyangdrak Monastery you will get a breathtaking view of the imposing Mount Kailash.

 

Day 10: Darchen Village – Zanda County (290km, 6 hours)

Setting off from Darchen Village, we will continue west towards Guge Kingdom in Zanda County. On this scenic drive, you will see many herding villages that are beautifully dotting western Tibet’s landscape.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 10_Inside nomad tent

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Day 11: Zanda County & the kingdom of Guge (36km, 1 hour)

Your task today is to fully explore Tsaparang, the capital of ancient kingdom of Guge.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 11_Guge Kingdom

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Day 12: Zanda – Lake Manasarovar (320km, 7 hours)

Day twelve of your 16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour will be the day you bid goodbye to Zanda. We will make our way back to Lhasa.

Overnight on the shore of the amazing Lake Mansarovar.

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 12_Lake Mansarovar

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Day 13: Lake Mansarovar – Saga (450km, 8 hours)

As we depart for Saga, we will drive along the banks of Brahmaputra River. Vast sand dunes and snow-capped mountains will accompany you throughout your journey today.

 

Day 14: Saga – Shigatse (450km, 7 hours)

As we enter day fourteen of our 16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour, we will continue your trip back to Lhasa.

Overnight in Shigatse.

 

Day 15: Shigatse – Lhasa (260km, 5 hours)

As you arrive in Lhasa from Shigatse, you will have ample time to explore Lhasa one last time. Buy, eat, relax and repeat as many times as you can on your last day in Tibet!

16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. Day 15_lhasa evening

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Day 16: Departure from Lhasa

Today is day sixteen of our 16D15N Western Tibet, Guge Kingdom, Lake Mansarovar Private Tour. It’s hard to say goodbye but we must. We will provide a transfer for you to Lhasa airport or train station for your next journey.

If you’re looking for something similar and more affordable, consider our 17 Days Everest Base Camp, Guge Kingdom, Mt. Kailash Group Tour.

Alternatively, you might want a tour that includes the famous Mount Kailash Trek: 16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour.

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