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6 Days Tibet Highlight Tour

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Explore Tibet's old and sacred Buddhist culture, and get a glimpse of local lifestyle with our 6-day Tibet tour. During these 6 days, you can not only visit the most holy monasteries, but also enjoy spectacular natural scenery.

Visit Lhasa's cardinal landmarks, the Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple

Appreciate the unique architecture of Pelkhor Chode Monastery

Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery to discover the biggest copper Buddhist statue in the world

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa (elevation 3700m) : Pick-up and Acclimatization
Today's Activities Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Newwu Train Station, then transfer you to downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to adapt yourself to the high altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level.
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
Birdview of Tibet Jokhang Temple in the sunshine Local farmer's market          
Birdview of Tibet Jokhang Temple in the sunshine Local farmer's market          
Day 2 Lhasa (3700m) ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities It believes that this day must leave a lifetime memory for your whole life. In the morning, you will visit the splendid Potala Palace, which originated from 7th century and once homed to Dalai Lamas. The Jokhang Temple, we head to later, as the spiritual center of Tibet, 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. For the protection of this world-famous cultural heritage, the visiting time for Potala Palace is limited in 1 hour.

Highlights
Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Pilgrims Barkhor Street          
Potala Palace Pilgrims in Jokhang Temple Barkhor Bazaar          
Day 3 Lhasa (3700m) (Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After having breakfast, we will drive to the west of Lhasa about 11 km for visiting the Drepung Monastery, and which is one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' and the largest one in Tibetan Buddhism. Later that day, the next visit is 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, 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
Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery Buddhist Debate          
Sideview of Drepung Monastery Praying wheels in Drepung Monastery Interesting Buddhist Debate in Sera Monastery          
Day 4 Lhasa - Shigatse via Gyantse (Breakfast, Lunch) Transfer by car
Today's Activities After two days' visit of Tibetan human landscapes, today we will drive about 2 hours to appreciate the beautiful natural views of the famous Sacred Lake of Tibet - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. The surface of the lake seemly looks like a green jade, hence it was praised as the most beautiful lake all over the world. Later, we arrive at Gyantse, and take a visit to the local popular Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the precious Kumbum Stupa.
Travel Tips For amazing sceneries and beautiful legend, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake attracts seas of travelers from all over the world, also it is an excellent spot for photographic lovers. According to our customers' feedback, the sufficient sunlight in the afternoon is very suitable for taking photo there. So for those professional photographers, we can arrange the visiting of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake the next day when we come back from Shigatse. Just well prepare your camera for shotting this amazing place!
Highlights
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Pelkhor Chode Monastery Kumbum Stupa          
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Pelkhor Chode Monastery Kumbum Stupa          
Day 5 Shigatse - Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch) Transfer by car
Today's Activities After breakfast, you will visit the most famous tourist spot of Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, and expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Later on the way back to Lhasa, we will take you to a local Tibetan family, here you can know more about local culture, customs and life condition of Tibetan people.
Travel Tips This tour specially provides a chance to you to visit a local Tibetan Family, let you grasp a real tibet and tibetan people's life. And ChinaTourGuide.com released a exclusive blog based on our customer's real traveling experience for your sharing: Six Day Journey to My Dreamland - Tibet.
Highlights
Tashilhunpo Monastery Tashilhunpo Monastery Local Tibetan family          
Tashilhunpo Monastery Monks talking at Tashilhunpo Monastery Local Tibetan family          
Day 6 Depart Lhasa (Breakfast)
Today's Activities After breakfast, you can enjoy free time till our driver and tour guide see you off at airport or railway station, and your Tibet tour ends. And hopefully it will leave you unforgettable memory.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Tibet Entry Permit & Tibet Travel Permit: providing for free before your arrival, free shipping to you, while excluding Air or Urgent Express Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Special Assistance: Local guide helps you to overcome any difficulty; Government taxes & Service charges
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotel in Lhasa
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Lhasa is chain-operated hotel. It is located in Wenjiang District and was opened in 2006. It is a business holiday hotel with more than 200 guest rooms. The hotel also provides elegant Chinese and Western restaurants, splendid banquet with modern facilities, conference room and recreation items. It abuts to Lhasa riverside and Gong Ba Ri Mammon Mountain. People can enjoy wonderful views of Lhasa.
Lhasa Hotel
Lhasa Hotel
A 4-star hotel, the Lhasa Hotel is located in the Holy Land of Lhasa with an altitude of 3,600 meters. It occupies 7-floors and was recently renovated in 1999. The hotel has a range of restaurants that provide Sichuan, Western, Indian and Tibetan food. The hotel is near the famous Norbulingka or Lobulinka, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. Located only 10 minutes by car to the center of Holy Town and the magical and Potala Palace. Situated approximately 95kms from the airport.
Shambhala Hotel Lhasa
Shambhala Hotel Lhasa
As a 3 star hotel, Shambhala Hotel Lhasa is near the Barkhore Bazaar, Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace with easy access to all great attractions. With a total of 70 comfortable rooms and suites, the hotel is 10km away from the Railway Station and 70km away from the Lhasa Airport.
Hotel in Shigatse
Jiumu Yamei International Hotel Shigatse
Jiumu Yamei International Hotel Shigatse
Shigatse Jiumu Yamei Internatinal hotel has been built to the international four-star standard with the central air-conditioner. Jiumu Yamei International Hotel is situated in front of the legendary Tashilumpo Monastery; it was built with a charismatic blend of some European aspects, Chinese characteristics, as well as some late Tibetan culture element.
Shigatse Hotel Tibet
Shigatse Hotel Tibet
Shigatse Hotel Tibet is a three-star tourist hotel, it was founded in 1985 and redecorated in 1995. The structure was in typical Tibetan style and inside it was decorated in popular Tibetan tradition with modern equipment in guest room. It lies to the center of Shigatse city, the site of successive Panchen Lama, surrounding scenic spots include the Sakia Temple and the Qomolangma Natural Protection Area.

Meals :

- For breakfasts, usually, the hotel reservations in large city include breakfast;
- For lunch and supper, you do not have to eat the same food every time in tourist restaurants; It means that you can choose your favorite restaurant to have a meal. And in Lhasa, wider choices that you can have relatively, like western food, chinese set meal or something else, but in other small city or town, you may face fewer options;
- In all, we will do our utmost to ensure your best dining experience in Tibet.

Common Meals in Tibet Restaurant Tibetan Sesame Lamb Chops

Featured Cuisines in Tibet:

(1) Buttered Tea : Buttered tea is the favorite drink of Tibetan people. It is made of boiled brick tea and ghee.
(2) Zanba : The staple food of Tibetan people is Zanba, a kind of dough made with roasted highland qingke barley flour and yak butter with water.
(3) Besides, Tibetan people prefer to eat delicious dry yak and cow jerky that you can have a try.

Tibetan Buttered Tea Tibetan Zanba
  

Namtso Lake

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Namtso Lake is the highest lake in the world sitting at 4,718 meters above sea level, it is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and is adored by the local people.

  

Norbulingka

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Norbulingka, meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan, the biggest man-made garden in Tibet, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City, about 0.6 miles southwest to Potala Palace.

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

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Hi Nancy,

I'd like to appreciate all your considerate arrangement and great help for my trip. Visiting Tibet was always my longing. And I finally made it come true with your guys. Everything at there was so attractive and mysterious to me. I would never forget the beautiful things in Lhasa and Shigatze.

Customer: Leonard Lee

Destinations: Guilin �C Yangshuo �C Shanghai �C Suzhou �C Hangzhou �C Beijing �C Tibet �C Xian - Guangzhou

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