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Tour Package: Tibet_07
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake in Tibet
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet China
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet China
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Palkhor Monastery
Palkhor Monastery
Sakya Monastery in Tibet China
Sakya Monastery
Lhasa Sakya Monastery in Tibet
Sakya Monastery
Lhasa Potala Palace in Tibet China
Potala Palace
Sera Monastery in Tibet China
Sera Monastery
Norbulingka in Tibet China
Norbulingka
Lhasa Jokhang Temple in Tibet
Jokhang Temple
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery
Barkhor Street in Tibet
Barkhor Street

8 Days Tibet Tour To Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Dingri, Zhangmu, Katmandu

Destinations: Lhasa, Gyangtse, Shigatse, Dingri, Zhangmu, Katmandu
Tour Code: Tibet_07
Available: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa
Arrive in Lhasa, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your Hotel. Our guide will greet you at the airport outside the luggage claim area, holding a sign with your name on it. Visit the Nietang Buddha on the way.
Day 02 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit a Tibetan family.

Potala Palace: The chief residence and winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This immense religious and administrative complex is situated atop the Red Mountain, 130 meters above the Lhasa River valley. Potala Palace is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters; its 13 stories of buildings have more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.

Sera Monastery: Founded in 1419, it is one of three famous monasteries in Tibet. As a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, Sera is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism, sometime in the history it housed about 6000 monks from all over Tibet.
Norbulingka: The traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s until the late 1950s. Norbulingka means "treasure park" in the Tibetan, it measures about 430,000 square yards, with 374 rooms inside. As a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture, Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Day 03 Lhasa (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.

Jokhang Temple: The most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Built in 647 during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple was built for the king's bride Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, to house the Buddhist statues and images she has brought to Tibet.
Drepung Monastery: Established in 1416, it is one of the Three Great Monasteries in Tibet. Covering an area of 250,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is known as the biggest monastery in the world with many cultural relics. At its peak, more than 10,000 people lived in the monastery.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet with a rich collection of cultural relics including Buddha statues, Tibetan scriptures, jade seals, gold albums, tangkas and folk arts.

Barkhor Street: Encircling Jokhang Temple, it is a famous commercial center in Lhasa. Barkhor Street has a history of more than 1300 years, visitors can find all kinds of fantastic commodities here: bronze Buddhist statues, prayer beads, carpets, thangkas, joss sticks, prayer wheels.
Day 04 Lhasa - Gyangtse (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Gyangtse, visit the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake on the way. Enjoy the scenery of the Karola snow mountain.

Yamdrok Yumtso Lake: Yamdrok Yumtso is an outflowing lake which is connected with the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Yamdrok Yumtso has an elegant view and it is said that a fairy maiden left the Heaven and turned into the lake on earth. There are more than 10 islands in the lake, the large ones can hold 5 to 6 households while the small ones are only 100 square meters or so.
Day 05 Gyangtse - Shigatse (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Palkhor Monastery. Drive to Shigatse - the second largest city in Tibet.

Palkhor Monastery: Palkhor Monastery is a kind of typical Tibetan Buddhism monastery architecture combined stupa and temple, with temples in the stupa, stupas in the temple. The stupas and temples stay harmoniously and bring out the best in each other. Its architecture fully represents a typical style of monasteries from thirteenth century to fifteenth century in Later Tibetan area, which is also the unique monasteries with both the temple and stupa being kept well today.
Day 06 Shigatse - Dingri (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the New Palace of Panchen and the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Drive to Dingri, visit the Sakya Monastery on the way.

Tashilhunpo Monastery: Tashilhunpo Monastery, also called the Heap of Glory, is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Yellow Hat Sect in Tibet. Tashilhunpo is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.
Sakya Monastery: The Sakya Monastery is the ancestral temple of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was built in 1073 in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) by Khon Konchog Gyalpo, the founder of the Sakyapa sect of Lamaism. The monastery was named Sakya, because it was constructed on a patch of earth (sa) that was gray (kya).
Day 07 Dingri - Zhangmu (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Zhangmu - the major trading post between Tibet and Nepal.
Day 08 Zhangmu - Katmandu (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to Friendship bridge of the border to Nepal and see you off. End of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Lhasa Xin Ding Hotel
Yuanfeng Hotel
Xiangbala Hotel
Gyangtse Gyangtse Hotel
Gyangtse Hotel
Gyangtse Hotel
Shigatse Shigatse Hotel
Shigatse Hotel
Shigatse Hotel
Dingri Everest Hotel
Everest Hotel
Everest Hotel
Zhangmu Zhangmu Hotel
Zhangmu Hotel
Zhangmu Hotel

3. Tour Price

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5. Please let us know would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.

 

5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

 
 
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