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Rather than depicting the outline of Lhasa in your imagination, this 4-day group tour is a better way to throw yourself into this plateau holy city to savor the magnificence of Potala Palace, learn about the strong atmosphere of Tibetan Buddhist culture and experience the local life.

Group Tour with surprising low price, let us explore mysterious Lhasa and make new friends along the trip.

Caring, experienced local guide & driver will be of great help to ensure your safety and comfort on the way.

One-stop service, incl. Tibet Travel Permit, hotels, attraction admissions, insurance and other assistance.

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa (elevation 3658m) : Pick-up and Acclimatization ( Dinner )
Today's Activities Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan local guide and driver will meet you at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Train Station at fixed time, and escort you to downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to adapt yourself to the high altitude of 3,658 meters above sea level.

Free Transfer Schedule: Gonggar Airport to Lhasa downtown: 12:30pm & 3:40pm, Lhasa downtown to Gonggar Airport: 9:00am & 12:00pm;
Lhasa Railway Station to Lhasa downtown: at all times, Lhasa downtown to Lhasa Railway Station: at all times.
Notice: In case that your arrival time is not in our free time schedule, you could take Airport Express Bus to Lhasa downtown at RMB 25 per person, or take a taxi from railway station to your hotel.
For a convenient way to transfer between the hotel and airport or railway station, kindly consider our pick-up service Gonggar Airport <-> Your hotel: RMB 400 per way for January-May & November - December;    RMB 450 per way for June-July & September - October;    RMB 480 per way for August.
Travel Tips Start taking anti-AMS medicines a week before your trip. When you arrived at the hotel, please be not so curious to walk much around the hotel, and all you need is a good rest in your room for necessary acclimatization, otherwise you may easily get mountain sickness. Besides, try to aviod catching a cold. And a first aid kit including aspirin, antibiotics and AMS medication is highly recommended.
Highlights
View from Plane gonggar airport          
View from Plane Lhasa Gonggar Airport Qinghai-Tibet Railway          
Day 2 Lhasa (3658m) : Drak Yerpa Monastery (or Drepung Monastery, or Ganden Monastery) - Sera Monastery ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities According to the actual situation, the highlight of this morning will be one of the following three attractions: Drak Yerpa Monastery, which is built on a hillside with more than 80 meditation caves with over 1,500 years history and is regarded as the shrine of the Holy city Lhasa; Drepung Monastery called the "Nalanda of Tibet" and known for its high standards in academic study with many precious cultural relics; Ganden Monastery, one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain.

In the afternoon head to the second hit of this day, Sera Monastery, the second monastery in Tibet. Distinctively its famous debating activities are holding around 3-4pm regularly every working day that you should never miss. .
Travel Tips 1. It is a good idea to pack some food, snacks, and drinking water along your trip.
2. When you are in a monastery or a museum, please do not smoke, consume alcohol or make unnecessary noise; neither, do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags.
Highlights
Sera Monastery          
Drak Yerpa Monastery Drepung Monastery Buddhist Debate in Sera Monastery          
Day 3 Lhasa (3658m) : Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Bazaar ( Breakfast )

Today's Activities

Start your Lhasa tour at the world's highest palace - Potala Palace, which originated from 7th century and once homed to Dalai Lamas. Atop the palace, you can enjoy a bird-eye view of the whole Lhasa. You will be impressed by the undulating mountain ranges, beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

Afternoon explore the spiritual center of Tibet, Jokhang Temple, docorated with Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers and so on, will deeply impressed you by its magnificence and sincere pilgrims.

Barkhor Street, hugging the jokhang temple, is regarded as the crowded central Market in ancient section of Lhasa, and at where you can buy various Tibetan or other minorities’ souvenirs for your family and friends.
Travel Tips 1. Due to the popularity of Potala Palace and restriction on visitor numbers, perhaps it has difficulty on booking entrance tickets, so the visit of Potala Palace may shift to another day. But don't worry, we will make appropriate changes accordingly.
2. Commonly, the visiting time for Potala Palace is also limited, 1 hour in summer and 1-2 hours in winter. If failing to book the ticket, we will arrange the visit time of Potala Palace on the next day and adjust the relevant itinerary.
Highlights
drak yerpa monastery          
Potala Palace Interior Square at Jokhang Temple Pilgrims in Barkhor Street          
Day 4 Lhasa Departure ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities This is your last day in Lhasa, after breakfast, you can enjoy free time till you leave for airport or railway station. Kingly remember the free transfer time mentioned above, otherwise you would leave by your own. And hopefully it will leave you unforgettable memory and may you have a wonderful journey home.
Group Tour Price & Details
Group Code 2016 Superior Class Tourist Class Booking Status Go !
TBGT01-1601 Jan.1 / 7 / 12 / 14 / 21 / 28 $492 $409 Full
TBGT01-1602 Feb.14 / 18 / 22 / 25 $492 $409 Available
TBGT01-1604 Apr. 4 / 7 / 11 / 14 / 18 / 21 / 25 / 28 $492 $409 Available
TBGT01-1605 May. 1 / 5 / 9 / 12 / 16 / 19 / 23 / 26 / 30 $526 $430 Available
TBGT01-1606 Jun. 2 / 6 / 9 / 13 / 16 / 20 / 23 / 27 / 30 $526 $430 Available
TBGT01-1607 Jul.4 / 7 / 11 / 14 / 18 / 21 / 25 / 28 $633 $525 Available
TBGT01-1608 Aug.1 / 4 / 8 / 11 / 15 / 18 / 22 / 25 / 29 $672 $574 Available
TBGT01-1609 Sept. 1 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 15 / 19 / 22 / 26 / 29 $633 $525 Available
TBGT01-1610 Oct. 1 / 3 / 6 / 10 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 24 / 27 / 31 $633 $525 Available
TBGT01-1611 Nov.3 / 7 / 10 / 17 / 24 $492 $409 Available
TBGT01-1612 Dec. 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29 $492 $409 Available

Group Tour Includes:
Tibet Entry Permit & Tibet Travel Permit: providing for free before your arrival, free shipping to you, while excluding Air or Urgent Express; Accomodation: 3 - 4 star hotel accommodation based on different pirces of superior class or tourist class;
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: an experienced English-speaking Tibetan guide, helping you smooth the tour; Free Transfer at fixed time: Lhasa downtown <-> Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station, see the Group Tour Notice for time details;
Vehicle: the type of vehicle adopted is according to the size of group; Vehicle Parking Fees: we pay the Parking fees;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Group Tour Excludes:
- Any attractions / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
- Personal Consumption in hotel, such as IDD and laundry service, etc; - Any optional attractions / meals mentioned in itinerary;
- Loss or extra charges caused by any force majeure, e.g. Flight    Cancelled, Weather Conditions. - Single Supplement (for a double room) for one-person group.

Tibet travel permit:

According to the rules of Tibet Tourism Bureau, visitor who should register the Tibet travel permit about 10 days prior to starting date of tour. So one who wants to join this group tour, kindly book it more than 11 days ahead of time, and send your personal information to us soon.

Free transfer schedule:

Lhasa Gonggar Airport to Lhasa downtown: 12:30pm & 3:40pm, Lhasa downtown to Lhasa Gonggar Airport: 9:00am & 12:00pm;
Lhasa Railway Station to Lhasa downtown: at all times, Lhasa downtown to Lhasa Railway Station: at all times.
Notice: In case that your arrival time is not in our free time schedule, you could take Airport Express Bus to Lhasa downtown at RMB 25 per person, or take a taxi from railway station to your hotel.
For a convenient way to transfer between the hotel and airport or railway station, kindly consider our pick-up service:
Gonggar Airport <-> Your hotel: RMB 400 per way for January-May & November - December;    RMB 450 per way for June-July & September - October;    RMB 480 per way for August.

The visit of Potala Palace:

Due to the popularity of Potala Palace and restriction on visitor numbers, perhaps it has difficulty on booking entrance tickets, so the visit of Potala Palace may shift to another day. But don't worry, we will make appropriate changes accordingly.

About Tour guide:

The group tour only provides English-speaking Tibetan tour guide, if you need other language guiding, perhaps consider our private tour to meet your need.

Tips for tour tips:

The group tour price excludes the tips for our tour guide and driver. If you are content with their considerate services and arrangements, kindly consider to express your satisfaction to them in financial way. We would be very grateful for your support.

Hotel in Lhasa
Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Gang-gyan Lhasa HotelGang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
With a great location, 5 minutes walk from Barkhor Street and Jokang Temple and the shopping area, Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel is a Tibet-style 4 star hotel, providing a total of 160 guest rooms, Tibetan-and-European-style suits, free WIFI & wired Internet and other modern facilities. It can also offer an overlooking view of Potala Palace.
Lhasa Hotel
Tibet Hotel LhasaTibet Hotel Lhasa
It is a majestic 4-star hotel with Tibetan-style architecture and exquisite interior decoration, suitable for business and leisure tourists. Equipped with 338 furnished rooms and modern facilities, Tibet Hotel offers local Tibetan and Cantonese dishes, plus tea house. It also provides airport transfer, WiFi, shuttle service and so on, close to some Tibet attractions such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, etc.
Dekang Hotel Lhasa
Dekang Hotel Lhasa Dekang Hotel Lhasa
Located in an advantageous position, Dekang Hotel is an economic hotel built in typical Tibetan architectural style, within 5 minutes walking distance to Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Street, as well as 15 minutes to Patala Palace. Surrounding it there are some markets and restaurants that offer convenient shopping and dining. Rooms are well equipped while friendly staff is dedicated to providing high quality service.
Lhasa Yak Hotel
Lhasa Yak Hotel Lhasa Yak Hotel
Lhasa Yak Hotel is a good choice for stay in Lhasa, convenient to go for sightseeing. With average-level facilities and services, this hotel provides Internet access (LAN and WiFi), recreational amenities, western bar and so on. It also offers close proximity to Ramoche, Tsome Ling, Thaizand Bicycle Tours.
Hotel in Shigatse
Jiumu Yamei International Hotel Shigatse
Jiumu Yamei International Hotel Shigatse
Being situated in front of the legendary Tashilumpo Monastery, where the great Master Panchen lives, and overlooking the serene Pearl Lake. Shigatse Jiumu Yamei Hotel was built with a charismatic blend of some European aspects, Chinese characteristics, as well as some late Tibetan culture element, which evidently display the dignity, comfort, and uniqueness of the hotel.
Shigatse Hotel
Tashi Tshuta Hotel ShigatseTashi Tshuta Hotel Shigatse
Situated in the heart of Shigatse city and close to the major attraction - Tashilunpo Monastery, Tashi Tshuta Hotel is a brand new hotel with well designed rooms, high-quality furniture and appealing decorations, and high service standards, in order to serve guests a comfortable and memorable experience. It offers convenient transportation options and close proximity to a number of restaurants.
Shigatse Hotel
Shigatse Yangtze HotelShigatse Yangtze Hotel
With good location and elegant environment, Shigatse Yangtze Hotel is decorated in Tibetan architectural style, in possession of comfortable guest rooms, excellent restaurant, bar, leisure area etc. It has different-style dining rooms, including deluxe and elegant Chinese and Tibetan, offering Chinese Tibetan and western food.
Shigatse Hotel
Manasarovar Hotel ShigatseManasarovar Hotel Shigatse
Located close to the center of Shigatse and local markets, Hotel Manasarovar is equipped with 30 rooms which are spacious, clean and comfortably furnished, two restaurants serving an extensive menu with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian and Western choices, and other basic facilities. The staff is friendly, offering high quality service to all guests.

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