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11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour

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USD 3850 p.p

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min 2

11-Day Yarlung Valley 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, Tsedang, 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 eastern Tibet, accommodation will be also 3 star hotels but mostly Chinese owned hotel. All hotels should have internet access except Gyatsa. 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 – Lhasa Tour: Jokhang temple, Barkhor Square, Drepung Monastery

Day 3 – Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery

Day 4 – Lhasa -> Gongbo’gyamda

Day 5 – Gongbo’gyamda -> Draksum Lake -> Bayi

Day 6 – Bayi -> Serkhyem La Pass -> Bome

Day 7 – Bome -> Menling

Day 8 – Menling -> Gyatse

Day 9 – Gyatse -> Lhamo La-Tso -> Tsetang

Day 10 – Tsetang -> Samye Monastery -> Lhasa

Day 11 – Depart from Lhasa

Pricing

The journey from Lhasa to yarlung can be done anytime of the year, however, the months that offer the best views are from April through mid June and mid September through early December.

We can arrange this journey for groups between 2 and 12 people. Price is discounted for groups of 3 people or more.

Price for 1 person USD 3850

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa, Tibet

Welcome to Lhasa! Our private tour guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 2 Lhasa Full-day city tour

We will first visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. You can see pilgrims prostrating in front of the temple, paying respect to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery.

Afterwards, you will explore the endless maze of shops and restaurants in the Barkhor Square.

Today, you will also explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the 3 most important monasteries in Tibet. Right below Drepung is Nechung Monastery.

Overnight in Lhasa.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 2_Barkhor Square

Credit: @charrmante

 

Day 3 Lhasa Full-day Sightseeing Tour

In the morning, you will visit Potala Palace, the most famous attraction and architecture in Tibet.

In the afternoon, you will visit the great Sera Monastery. This is where you’ll see a very intriguing sight: Buddhist monks debating passionately in the monastery complex. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, hike the pilgrimage route around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete.

Overnight in Lhasa.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace2

Credit: @katietsang7

 

Day 4 Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Gongbo’gyamda (290km, 6.5 hours)

On this day four of our 11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour, we will start our expedition out of Lhasa. From Lhasa, you will set out for Ganden Monastery, one of the 3 most important monasteries in the Lhasa region.

After Ganden Monastery, we will drive to the small town of Gongbo’gyamda (3425m).

Overnight in Gongbo’gyamda.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 4_Ganden Monastery

Credit: @tibethighlandtours_tht

 

Day 5 Gongbo’gyamda – Draksum Lake – Bayi (210km, 5 hours)

From Gongbo Gyamdo, you will go to Draksum Lake, one of Tibet’s most holy lakes. The lake is set in an alpine forest surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

On the far end of the lake is the unique Tsozong Monastery, located on a small islet.

Later, we will drive to Bayi (2995m). Overnight in Bayi.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 5_Tsozong

Credit: @lzne

 

Day 6 Bayi – Serkhyem La Pass – Lunang Forest – Bome (240km, 5.5 hours)

From Bayi, you will pass the Serkhyem La Pass. Serkhyem La Pass offers amazing views of the Gyala Peri (7294m) and Namcha Barwa (7756m) peaks.

We will then go on the road that descends through gorgeous alpine valleys lined with rhododendron bushes into the Rong-chu valley. We will also drive through the Lunang Forest before arriving in Bome (2730m)

Overnight in Bome.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 6_Gyala Peri

Credit: @yngqiang

 

Day 7 Bome-Menling (305kms, 6 hours)

Setting off from Bome, we will start our return journey back to Lhasa today. Driving through the stunning Yarlung Valley, we will then go past Serkhyem La Pass.

Later in the day, we will reach Menling (2940m). Menling is a forested region that is home to the Lhopa tribe, an ethnic minority numbering less than 3000 in Tibet. This is a very beautiful and isolated area that very few travelers get to experience.

Overnight in Menling.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 7_Yarlung

Credit: @mynameisyan

 

Day 8 Menling – Gyantse (245kms, 4.5 hours)

Day eight of our 11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour will take us to Gyantse, the “Cradle of Tibetan Civilization”. In Gyantse, we will visit Palcho Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa.

Overnight in Gyantse.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 8_Gyantse

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Day 9 Gyatse – Yumbulagang Palace – Tsetang (210kms, 4 hours)

From Gyatse, we will drive to Tibet’s holiest lake, Lhamo La-Tso. For centuries, senior Tibetan Buddhist monks have relied on visions from the lake to assist them in finding the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.

After visiting the lake, we will go to Tsetang city (3560m). In Tsetang, you will visit the Yumbulagang Palace, argued by many to be one of the first buildings in Tibet. If there’s enough time, you could also visit Trandruk Temple, one of the largest and most important buildings Yarlung Valley.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 9_Yumbulagang

Credit: @chrigall67

 

Day 10 Tsetang – Samye Monastery – Lhasa (260km, 6 hours)

From Tsetang, you will go to Samye Monastery, the first ever monastery in Tibet.

After visiting Samye, you will return to Lhasa.

11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. Day 10_Samye

Credit: @carrot_hu1986

 

Day 11 Depart from Lhasa

This is the last day of your 11-Day Yarlung Valley Private Tour. You will have some free time to explore Lhasa city one last time before your transfer to airport.

See you again!

For the same number of days, you have another option in one of our non-Everest Base Camp tours: 11 Days Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery Trek Group Tour

Challenge yourself with this comprehensive private tour: 15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour

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