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    Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

    Welcome to the roof of the world! Your Tibet tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel. On the way, you can enjoy the magnificent highland view along Lhasa River and the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which is the longest and largest river in Tibet.

     

    After arriving at your hotel, you can have a good rest to get acclimatized to the high altitude. If you want, you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the beautiful night scene of the Potala.

     

    Good to know 

     

    1) For the newcomers to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet, it’s better for you to have a good rest in your hotel on the first day.

     

    2) If you prefer to stay in a hotel with oxygen supply, it is recommended that you stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa (with a luxury oxygen spa) or Shambhala hotel (oxygen is supplied).

     

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star

     

     

    Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing

     

    Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

     

    Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the Potala Palace, which is the famous world heritage. It’s located on the Red Mountain. You will climb the palace along the zigzag stone paths with white-and-red walls. On top of the palace, you will not only enjoy the exotic Tibetan architecture but also enjoy the magnificent view of downtown Lhasa. Then, you will go into the interior of the Potala Palace to visit the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Besides, it is worth mentioning that in September every year, many devout Tibetans will paint the outer walls of the Potala Palace with milk and honey. So, the Potala Palace is considered as the sweetest palace in the world.

     

    After lunch, continuing your exploration, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, which is considered as the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism. It’s famous for a golden life-sized statue of 12-year-old Sakyamuni, which was taken there by Princess Wencheng in the Tang Dynasty. Every day, you will see many devout Tibetans do a Kora (pilgrimage) in front of Jokhang Temple. After that, you will wander around the famous Barkhor Street, which is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple. You can drink sweet tea, buy some local souvenirs and chat with local Tibet people here.

     

    Tips of Today: As there are 1,080 steps up to the top of Potala Palace, so it’s better not to walk in a rush. You can do abdominal respiration as much as possible when you are walking or climbing.

     

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star

     

     

     

    Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing

     

    Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

     

    In the morning, you will visit Drepung Monastery, located at the foot of Mount Gephel. It’s well-known as one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet. The other two monasteries are Ganden Monastery and Sera Monastery. In its heyday, there are more than 10,000 monks lived and studied in this monastery. Many famous Tibetan leaders have studied here, especially the Dalai Lama. Therefore, Drepung Monastery is also famous for “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”.

     

    In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery. You can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha in the monastery. Besides, Sera Monastery is well-known as the "Buddhism Debating", which opens from 3 pm to 5 pm every day except for Sunday. You can participate in the daily debate of 80 monks in the enclosed courtyard. This is more like a question and an answer session. The standing monks ask questions to the sitting monks. Standing monks would clap their hands loudly, stomp on the ground heavily to knock and open the door to hell. The standing monks would wear prayer beads on the shoulder and when beads fall, they pick it up back to the shoulder symbolizing rescuing the suffering souls in hell from the 3 demons of anger, desire, and ignorance and hatred. After enjoying a wonderful Buddhist Debating in Sera Monastery, we will drive back to Lhasa city.

     

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star

     

     

    Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, Approx 6hrs

     

    Attractions: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery

     

    Today, you will leave Lhasa and drive about 8 hours to reach Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. This may be a long journey, but there are many beautiful landscapes along the way. The first attraction you will visit is turquoise colored Yamdroktso Lake (4400m), which is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. It is the largest freshwater lake in the northern Himalayas, stretching 675 square meters from south to north, like an earlobe lying in the arms of giant snow-capped mountains. From a distance, you also can see yaks and sheep on the fertile pasture. Continue to drive, you will see the spectacular Korola Glacier (5045 meters) on the right side of the road.

     

    Then, you will reach the historic city of Gyantse. After lunch, you will visit the mysterious Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum (4040m). The most interesting collection in this monastery is the “One Hundred Thousand Buddhas Pagoda”. It has nine floors, 77 rooms, and 108 doors. The door frames in each room are very low and people have to bow to enter.

     

    Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3/4-star

     

     

    Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri – Rongbuk - EBC (5100m), 360km, Approx. 6hrs

     

    Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery

     

    In the morning, you are heading to Tashilhunpo Monastery. It’s famous as the home of Panchen Lama and the largest Buddhism school in Shigatse.

     

    And then, you will start to go back to Lhasa. It’s only 280km from Shigatse to Lhasa, but with the speed-limit regulation, it usually takes 6-7 hours on the way. So please get your camera ready, there are good sights worth shooting.

     

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star

     

     

     

    Day 6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, Approx. 7hrs

     

    Attractions: Rongbuk Monastery, the sunrise of Everest Peak

     

    Please get up early to enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak. You will know the difference of the sunrise that seen from high mountains compared with the normal places.

     

    After soaking up the sun, you will go ahead to the highest monastery in the world---Rongbuk Monastery. You can enjoy the great view from there. And it’s also a monastery that Monks and Nuns live together, which is so different from other monasteries that only accept monks.

    In the end, you will return to Shigatse.   

     

    Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3/4-star

     

     

    Day 7 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, Approx. 6-7hrs

     

    Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery

     

    In the morning, you are head to Tashilhunpo Monastery. It’s famous as the home of Panchen Lama and the largest Buddhism school in Shigatse.

    And then, you will start to go back to Lhasa. It’s only 280km from Shigatse to Lhasa, but with the speed-limit regulation, it usually takes 6-7 hours on the way. So please get your camera ready, there are good sights worth shooting.

     

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star

     

     

    Day 8 Departure from Lhasa

    Your Tibet tour drops the curtain today. Before we send you to the airport or railway station, you can still wander around this old city; make sure all the things you will keep in your memory.

     

     

    Inquiry
  • Booking Policy

     

    * For a confirmed tour with fixed departure date, 15 working-day is required.

    * For opening a new group based on your schedule:

     

    Number of travelers

    Time we need

    A solo traveler

    90 days

    Two or more

    60 days

     

     

    Discount Policy

     

    * 5% off for three or more travelers book the same group.

    * Early booking discount:

    1. 5% off for six months prior to the tour starts.

    2. 3% off for three months prior to the tour starts.

     

    Note: you may only enjoy one of the preferential policies, not all.

     

     

    Cost and Calendar

     

    All the price is USD per person.

     

    Tour Class

    Apr.1 to

    Jun.24

    Jun.25 to

    Aug.25

    Aug.26 to

    Oct.16

    Oct.17 to

    Nov.15

    Nov.16 to

    Dec. 31

    Economic class (3-star hotels)

     

    USD920

     

    USD1040

     

    USD980

     

    USD920

     

    USD840

    Comfortable class (4-star hotels)

     

    USD950

     

    USD1080

     

    USD1040

     

    USD960

     

    USD880

     

    Cost Includes

     

    * Accommodations and meals as listed in the itinerary;

    * Local tour transfer, the vehicle we use according to the group size;

    * Free airport-hotel pick-up service on the first day the group tour starts.

      Pick up tourists from the Lhasa airport at 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm

    * Free hotel-airport drop-off service on the last day the group tour ends.

    Pick up tourists from the Lhasa hotel at 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm

    * Free Lhasa Railway Station to hotel transfer on the first and last day;

    * Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide;

    * Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary (first entry);

    * All the necessary Tibet Permits;

    * Travel Agency Liability insurance and government Tax;

    * Normal Express delivery fee of Permit (e.g. SF. Express) to the city in mainland China;

    * Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

    * One big bottle of Oxygen on the vehicle for emergency use;

    * Mineral water during the trip;

     

    Cost Excludes

     

    * China Visa or China Group Visa;

    * International or domestic flights or train;

    * Lunch & Dinner not listed in the itinerary (your tour guide will recommend good places for you based on your interests);

    * Gratuities for guide and driver (It is not mandatory. However, if you are satisfied with their service, please tip them on the last day of the tour. USD5-10/day in total);

    * Private transfer between Lhasa Airport-Hotel if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60-85/vehicle/time depends on the tour time;

    * All the commission and tax charged by the third part when making online payment;

    * Super-fast Express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (e.g. China Air Express);

    * Additional days caused by unexpected natural disasters. e.g. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

    * Personal expenses;

    * Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

     

    Note

     

    * Please provide the passport and China Visa at least 30 days before the tour starts for the application of Tibet Permits. Or, extra fee will be charged for the urgent handling charge. Please check with your trip advisor for the exact amount;

    * We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

    * There may no guide but only a driver when pick-up and send-off, especially the tourist peak season;

    * We may use the public transportation for the airport/hotel transfer such as the airport shutter bus or taxi if the passengers are less than three;

    * For a solo traveler, you need to pay for a single supplement at the time of booking as the above price is based on a double room. But if later you could share the room with another tourist (same sex), we will refund the single supplement;

    * If any unforeseeable or unavoidable situation beyond our control happened, and caused the cancel or delay of the trip, Tibet Travel Dream is not responsible for a refund. And the extra fee caused by should be at the tourists’ side.

     

     

    Schedule

     

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    April

    2019-04-14

    USD920

    8

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    2019-04-17

    USD920

    7

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    2019-04-20

    USD920

    8

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    2019-04-22

    USD920

    8

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    2019-04-24

    USD920

    8

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    2019-04-28

    USD920

    8

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    May

    2019-05-02

    USD920

    5

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    2019-05-04

    USD920

    5

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    2019-05-06

    USD920

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    2019-05-09

    USD920

    5

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    2019-05-13

    USD920

    8

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    2019-05-16

    USD920

    8

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    2019-05-18

    USD920

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    2019-05-20

    USD920

    3

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    2019-05-24

    USD920

    2

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    2019-05-26

    USD920

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    2019-05-28

    USD920

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    2019-05-30

    USD920

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    2019-06-01

    USD920

    8

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    2019-06-04

    USD920

    6

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    2019-06-07

    USD920

    8

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    2019-06-10

    USD920

    2

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    2019-06-16

    USD920

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    2019-06-22

    USD920

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    2019-06-24

    USD920

    8

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    2019-06-30

    USD1040

    2

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    July

    2019-07-04

    USD1040

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    2019-07-08

    USD1040

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    2019-07-10

    USD1040

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    USD1040

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    2019-07-14

    USD1040

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    2019-07-22

    USD1040

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    2019-07-26

    USD1040

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    2019-07-30

    USD1040

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    August

    2019-08-05

    USD1040

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    2019-08-09

    USD1040

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    2019-08-17

    USD1040

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    2019-08-28

    USD980

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    2019-08-30

    USD980

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    2019-09-03

    USD980

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    2019-09-07

    USD980

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    2019-09-13

    USD980

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    2019-09-15

    USD980

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    2019-09-17

    USD980

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    2019-09-23

    USD980

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    2019-09-26

    USD980

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    2019-10-04

    USD980

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    USD980

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    2019-10-18

    USD920

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    2019-10-28

    USD920

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    November

    2019-11-07

    USD920

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    2019-11-26

    USD840

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    December

    2019-12-19

    USD840

    4

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    2019-12-25

    USD840

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Overview 

 

This package is very popular, as it contains main attractions in Tibet, like Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street, etc. Moreover, tourists can get close to the highest peak in the world---Mt. Everest, and spend one night at Everest Base Camp (tent area or Rongbuk Monastery). There are Karola Glacier and holly Lake Yamdroktso on the way to Mt. Everest; you will enjoy the stunning view of them.

 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Small Group Tour

Brief Itinerary: 

 

Day

Daily Outline

Attractions

Accommodation

Meals

Day 1

Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

 

Day 2

Lhasa sightseeing

Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

B, D

Day 3

Lhasa sightseeing

Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

B

Day 4

Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, Approx. 6hrs

Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery

Shigatse, 3/4-star

 

B

Day 5

Shigatse-Tingri -Rongbuk- EBC (5100m), 360km, Approx. 6hrs

Rongbuk Monastery, the sunset of golden of Everest peak

Rongbuk guesthouse or EBC dorm tent

B

Day 6

EBC-Shigatse,350km, Approx. 7hrs

 

Rongbuk Monastery, the sunrise of Everest Peak

Shigatse, 3/4-star

 

Day 7

Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx. 6-7hrs

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Lhasa, 3/4-star

B

Day 8

Lhasa Departure

Send off to airport/railway station

 

B