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7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour

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USD 2050 p.p

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min 2

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse 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 3 r 4 Star Tibetan-owned hotels. 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 4800 meters (11,800 feet to 15,745 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 through Central Tibet.
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 – Arrive in Lhasa. Barkhor Square, Old Town

Day 2 – Lhasa Tour: Jokhang temple, Sera Monastery

Day 3 – Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

Day 4 – Lhasa -> Yamdrok Lake -> Gyantse

Day 5 – Gyantse -> Shigatse

Day 6 – Shigatse -> Lhasa

Day 7 – Depart from Lhasa

Pricing

We can arrange this journey for groups of 2 to 10 travelers. Price is discounted for groups of 4 people or more.

Price for 1 person USD 2050

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

As you arrive in Lhasa’s airport or train station, our guide will meet you and then transfer you to the hotel.

You will be free to explore Lhasa city on your own today. Walk around Barkhor Square and the nearby streets. Relax, eat and drink as you get acclimatized to the elevation and weather in Tibet.

Overnight in Lhasa.

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour. Day 1_Barkhor Square2

Credit: @coolzashell

 

Day 2: Lhasa Full-day Exploration Tour

The first Lhasa attraction of our 7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour will be Jokhang Temple. Many locals and consider this temple to be one of the holiest in the Himalayas. As you walk around the temple you will hear the hypnotizing sounds of Buddhist pilgrims chanting mantras. It’s a calming and pleasing experience.

In the afternoon, you will go to the 600-year old Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. The main attraction here is watching many Buddhist monks engaging in lively and friendly debates on all matters relevant to Buddhist philosophies.

Overnight in Lhasa.

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour. Day 2_Jokhang Temple

Credit: @tsemrinpoche

 

Day 3: Lhasa In-Depth Tour

You will start day 3 of your 7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour by exploring Potala Palace. The 13th-storey Potala Palace, Tibet’s most famous building, has more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and around 200,000 statues.

After lunch, we will visit Drepung Monastery, another huge and popular Tibet’s monasteries. It should take you around 1 hour complete the pilgrimage course around Drepung Monastery. Go for it as the views that you get from here are nothing less than spectacular!

Overnight in Lhasa.

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: @moni_traveling

 

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse (Distance: 260km, Elevation: 3980m)

Once you have had your breakfast, you will hit the road and start your real Tibet adventure out of Lhasa.

Leaving Lhasa, we will drive along the beautiful Kyi Chu River Valley and then go up to the top of Kamba La Pass (4790m). The view of Yamdrok Lake from up here is simply out of this world. You’ll also get the magnificent view of Mt. Nojin Kangsang (7100m).

Next, we will descend and drive along the lakeshore and then go up to the Karo La Pass.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Gyantse.

Overnight in Gyantse.

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour. Day 4_Yamdrok Lake

Credit: @casszoe712

 

Day 5: Gyantse – Pelkor Monastery – Shigatse – Tashi Lhunpo Monastery  (Distance: 95km, Elevation: 3840m)

As we explore Gyantse, our first attraction to visit will be the renowned Pelkor Chode Monastery (Palcho Monastery). We will also get to see the Kumbum Stupa, the largest pagoda in Tibet.

You can also go or a short hike to the top of the Gyantse wall for an amazing view of the monastery, Gyantse town and snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Afterwards, we will drive briefly to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. On our way to Shigatse, we can stop at some farming villages to experience traditional Tibetan farming culture.

Once we arrive in Shigatse, we will visit the huge Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. The trekking route to the monastery takes about 2 hours and has fantastic views.

Overnight in Shigatse.

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour. Day 5_Gyantse Dzong

Credit: @traveljournalofanomad

 

Day 6: Shigatse—Lhasa (Distance: 270km, Elevation: 3600m)

The last full day of your Tibet journey will lead you from Shigatse back to Lhasa along the picturesque Yarlung River.

You will return to Lhasa with plenty of time to do some last-minute shopping. Otherwise you can just talk a leisure walk and enjoy Lhasa one last time.

Overnight in Lhasa.

7-Day Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse Private Tour. Day 6_Shigatse

Credit: @td.tenzintsang

 

Day 7: Depart Lhasa

In the morning, we will transfer to the Lhasa airport and depart from Tibet.

For a more affordable 1-week tour that covers Everest Base Camp, check out our 7 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu Group Tour

Spend an additional day and cover Namtso Lake through this 8-Day Central Tibet and Namtso Lake Private Tour

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