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19D18N Changthang Crossing Private Tour

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19D18N Changthang Crossing 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 – 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 –  Tsaparang, Guge Kingdom

Day 12 – Zanda – Ali

Day 13 – Ali – Gegye County

Day 14 – Gegye – Gerze County

Day 15 – Gerze County – Tsochen

Day 16 – Tsochen – Saga

Day 17 – Saga – Shigatse

Day 18 – Shigatse – Lhasa

Day 19 – Departure from Lhasa

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

19D18N Changthang Crossing Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Welcome to your 19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

 

Day 2: Lhasa Full-Day Excursion

Your first full-day excursion of Lhasa will take you to Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet.

Later, you will discover the many streets and shops around Barkhor Square.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 2_Barkhor Square

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Day 3: Lhasa Full-Day Adventure

Today’s full-day Lhasa tour will include a visit to the most well-know and significant landmark in Tibet, the Potala Palace.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, where monks’ debates take place every day. There is also a trekking trail around the monastery that you’d want to try.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

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Day 4: Lhasa Full-Day Journey

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

 

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

We are finally leaving Lhasa behind and make our journey to western Tibet!

Our first stop is Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s most sacred and most beautiful lakes.

After the lake, we will drive to Gyantse town. Gyantse is well known for its hilltop fort Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has the tallest Buddhist stupa in Tibet.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 5_Yamdrok Lake

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

Setting off in the morning, we will leave Gyantse for Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Along with exploring Tashilhunpo Monastery, you can also hike the monastery’s trekking path with other Tibetan worshippers. A truly unique experience!

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 6_tashilhunpo

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

Leaving Shigatse for Saga, we will stop by Lhatse town midway. In Lhatse, we will explore Lhatse Chode Monastery and study the local farming culture.

As we go further west through many nomadic regions and areas, we will stop by Ngamring Lake.

Arrive and overnight in Saga.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 7_nomad tent

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Day 8: Saga – Paryang Village – Lake Mansarovar (485km, 8 hours)

As we continue our expedition west, we will follow the Brahmaputra River past Tibet’s vast plains and pastures. You will soon reach Paryang Village at 4500m elevation.

Later in the day, you will get to Lake Mansarovar, Tibet’s most sacred lake. From the lakeshore, you can see the great Mount Kailash in the distance.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 8_Lake Mansarovar

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

Our main destination today is Darchen Village. From Darchen, there is a short trek to Gyangdrak Monastery. You can get a magnificent of Mount Kailash from this site.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 9_Mount Kailash

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

Continuing our journey through western Tibet, we will travel from Darchen Village to Zanda County, the home of ancient Kingdom of Guge.

Along the way, you can see some Tibetan villages and enjoy the distinctive landscape of western Tibet.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 10_Ruins in Guge

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Day 11: Zanda County & Guge Kingdom (36km, 1 hour)

You will go back in time by exploring Tsaparang, the capital of ancient Guge Kingdom. This great kingdom existed close to 1200 years ago and is now the main attraction in western Tibet.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 11_Guge Kingdom

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Day 12: Zanda – Ali (190km, 4 hours)

Today we will leave Zanda and head west towards Ali. Today’s scenery will be mostly grasslands, sheep and yaks.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 12_tibet plains

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Day 13: Ali – Gegye County (115km, 3 hours)

From Ali, we will begin our journey across Changthang, a high-altitude Tibetan plateau. This sparsely-populated territory is home to Tibetan nomads and a wide range of flora and fauna.

 

Day 14: Gegye – Gerze County (350km, 7 hours)

Today is day fourteen of your 19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour and you will continue crossing the Changthang. You’ll relish the chance to see wildlife such as gazelles, donkeys, antelopes and more.

 

Day 15: Gerze County – Tsochen (250km, 5 hours)

Travelling from Gerze to Tsochen, we will be treated to a panoramic view. Beautiful valleys and 6000-meter mountain range will accompany us throughout.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 15_Nomad in Gertse

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Day 16: Tsochen – Saga (290km, 6 hours)

Today is day sixteen of your 19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. From Tsochen, we will head south to Saga and return to the main road to Lhasa.

 

Day 17: Saga – Shigatse (450km, 7 hours)

We will travel from Saga to Shigatse as we continue our trip back to Lhasa. You will reach Shigatse with sufficient time to walk the trekking trail around Tashilhunpo Monastery.

 

Day 18: Shigatse – Lhasa (260km, 5 hours)

As you reach Lhasa from Shigatse, you’ll have the last chance to experience Lhasa and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. This is your second last day of your 19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour.

19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour. Day 18_lhasa old streets

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Day 19: Departure from Lhasa

Finally, after close to 3 weeks, you have come to the end of your great Tibet Journey. Today is the last day of your 19D18N Tibet Plateau Changthang Crossing Private Tour.

We will arrange for a private transfer to the airport for your next destination.

See you soon my friend!

Check out our other long Tibet tours: 17 Days Everest Base Camp, Guge Kingdom, Mt. Kailash Group Tour and 19-Day Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom, Mount Everest Private Tour.

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