|Month||APR 1st-JUN 25th||JUN 26th-AUG 25th||AUG 26th-OCT 15th||OCT 16th-NOV 15th||NOV 16th-FEB 28th|
|924 USD||1,057 USD||990 USD||905 USD||857 USD|
Single Room Supplement
|160 USD||183 USD||183 USD||160 USD||160 USD|
|1,004 USD||1,133 USD||1,067 USD||954 USD||899 USD|
Single Room Supplement
|240 USD||259 USD||259 USD||210 USD||202 USD|
|Apr. 2016||2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th|
|May 2016||2nd, 6th, 9th, 17th, 19th, 25th, 30th|
|Jun. 2016||6th, 10th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 30th|
|Aug. 2016||1st, 5th, 15th, 22nd, 29th|
|Sep. 2016||5th, 9th, 16th, 30th|
|Oct. 2016||2nd, 17th, 20th, 24th|
|Dec. 2016||9th, 24th|
Notes: If you would like to take the tour on a different date, please kindly check with us.
Meals: no meals
Your classic group tour of Tibet starts when you arrive in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibetan Autonomous Region. Here you will be escorted by one of our tour guides who will drive you from the airport or railway station to the hotel. You'll get to see all the sights and sounds along the way, feel free to ask our tour guide questions.
And of course, our guide will help you ensure that you are safely checked in. The rest of the day will be yours to explore the city or relax at the hotel until the big day -- get used to the high altitude. Drink a lot of water and do not take a shower for the first day.
Complimentary pick up service at railway station in Lhasa is available whenever you arrive.
Complimentary pick up service at airport in Lhasa is available at certain times.
12:20pm for flights arriving before 12pm
4pm for flights arriving after 12pm and before 3:40pm.
As a common courtesy, we wait for all expected guests. The vehicle will only leave until all ticket holders are present. Passengers may have to wait for one hour or so for tour departure. We extend our sincere apology if this is an inconvenience. We encourage everyone to book your flight ticket according to our schedule.
Pickup service at airport at other time charges CNY400 for one way.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
In the morning, your group tour of Tibet is set to visit the Potala Palace. As a way to preserve the palace, travelers can now only visit it for 1 hour. The Potala Palace was built by Lozang Gyatso, the 5th Dalai Lama in 1645 and it took around 45 years to complete. Potala Palace served as a winter palace for generations of the Dala Lama and it also became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
After we tour the Potala Palace, we will visit the Johkang Temple. The template was built during the reign of King Songtsan Gampo for his two new brides: Princess Wencheng from Tang Dynasty of China and Princess Bhrikuti from Nepal. It is widely accepted as the Spiritual Heart of the city and houses many Buddhist statues and images from China and Nepal, which were brought by the two princesses as a part of their dowries.
We end the day with a leisurely walk along Barkor Street a public square located around Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet, China. The Barkor is a popular devotional street for pilgrims and locals. It's about one kilometre long and you'll get to see a number of nobles' houses. There are four large incense burners (sangkangs) in the four cardinal directions, with incense burning constantly, an act of respect for the gods for their protection of the Jokhang.
For your third day in Lhasa, we visit the monasteries in Lhasa: Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Built in 1416, the Drepung Monastery holds the dominating seat of the Gelug School and is one of the 4 great Gelug monasteries. It is famous for its high-standard academic studies. Sera Monastery is another great Gelug school built in 1419. Every afternoon in the courtyard of the monastery, monks will hold a debate on Buddhist doctrines.
Today will begin with a drive to Shigatse and on the way, you will visit Yamdrotso Lake which is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet and Karola Glacier. We will also get to visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Kumbum Stupa in Gyangtse. Pelkor Chode Monastery is the most important monastery in Gyantse and it was built in early 15th century. The most eye-catching building inside the monastery is the Kumbum Stupa. It is a nine-storey building with 108 gates, 76 chapels and shrines.
Today will begin with a drive along the friendship road to Tingri. From Tingri, we will continue to drive to Rongphu Monastery. This section of the road is very tough. On the way, you can have a glimpse of the 4 great snow mountains which are over 8000m high. We stay overnight at Rongphu Monastery Tent or Guest House.
Meals: no meals
Today we get up early in the morning to see the sunrise scene from Rongphu. Then trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp or take the bus to the camp and take pictures of the imposing Mt. Everest. After that we drive back to Shigatse.
Today we will explore the Tashilunpo Monastery which is the largest monastery in western Tibet. The monastery was established by the first Dalai Lama in 1447. It serves as the seat for generations of Panchen Lamas. Panchen Lama is the second-highest ranking lama in Tibetan Buddhism. After that, we drive you back to Lhasa.
After breakfast, we will be transfer you to the airport/railway station for departure.
Complimentary transfer service from hotel to railway station is available at any time.
Complimentary transfer service from hotel to airport in Lhasa is available at the certain time.
7:30am for flights leaving between 9:30am and 1pm.
11am for flights leaving after 1pm.
As a common courtesy, we wait for all guests to get on board. Passengers may have to wait for one hour or so for the vehicle to leave. We extend our sincere apology. In the meantime, we advise to book your flight ticket according to our schedule.
Transfer service from hotel to airport at other time charges CNY400 for one way.
For more information about this tour of Tibet please contact us at 1-888-373-6882.