Surprise you! Best deal in Tibet now is calling you, let us discover the Rooftop of the World - Tibet! Just release ourselves from daily grid to lay eyes on this magical Buddhist kingdom. This group tour starts from Lhasa and also ends there, from the holy Potala Palace to awe-inspiring Mt.Everest, from secret Tibetan Buddhism to extraordinary sceneries of Tibet plateau, that definitely allowes us to explore all beauties of mysterious Tibet in 8 days.
8 day group tour to explore the most mysterious land in the world with amazing low price. Are you ready?
Caring, experienced local guide & driver will be of great help to ensure your safety and comfort on the way.
All-round service, incl. Tibet Travel Permit, hotels, attraction admissions, insurance and other assistance.
|Today's Activities||Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Train Station at fixed time, then transfer 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 of 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.|
|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.
Later that day, the next visit is Sera Monastery, the second monastery in Tibet. It is about 2 hours' drive from Drak Yerpa. 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.
|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 for 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. 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.
|Today's Activities||After two days' visit of Tibetan human landscapes, today we will drive up about 1.5 hours to Kambala pass (4794m high) from Lhasa to appreciate the beautiful natural views of the famous sacred lake of Tibet - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. The surface of the lake seems like a green jade, hence it is praised as the most beautiful lake all over the world. Then drive about 1.5 hours and arrive at the foot of Naiqinkangsang Snow Mountain. It is one of the holy mountains of Tibet. If you look up to the Snow Mountain, you'll see the beautiful "flag cloud" (the creature of the wind and the snow) floating and shining in the air.
After visiting the famous Karo-la Glacier, turn your attention to Palkhor Monastery, renowned for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals. Stay overnight in Shigatse.
|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 make more time for visiting Yamdrok Yumtso Lake the next day when we come back from Shigatse. Just well prepare your camera for shooting this amazing place!|
|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. It’s bumpy road with stone paved to Rongbuk monastery and it needs about 3 hours’ drive. The other roads are quite paved. After your arrival, rest for acclimatization at the guesthouse of Rongbuk monastery. Also you could choose to explore around and visit the highest monastery (optional) in the world on your own expense, where we will see how the monks here live in such a harsh environment. Just enjoy the stunning sunset here if the weather permits.
|Travel Tips||1. This tour specially provides a chance to you to visit a local free bazaar, 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.
2. Tingri is where many travellers spend their first or last night en route to/from Mt.Everest. A tour to Mt.Everest is a bit hard for travelers, so you shall take enough clothes and traveling accessories to encounter harsh weather and poor traveling conditions.
|Today's Activities||Today you are to mark your life at a new highest level with a challenging adventure to awe-inspiring Mt.Everest! After breakfast, we will start our trip to Mt.Everest Base Camp. Few words could be described how exciting it will be when you exceed yourself and stand at the root of Mt.Everest. In the afternoon, drive back to Shigatse ( 390km, 6.5hrs drive ) for staying night at hotel.
|Travel Tips||1. The walk from Rongphu Monastery to EBC takes about two hours, or 15 minutes in a Land Cruiser. The route is obvious, past a glacial moraine and across a sandy plain. And along the road, you can see the China Post kiosk here is the world's highest post box.
2. After staying for several days in Tibet, most of travellers are becoming adaptable to the high altitute, while if you feel any uncomfortable, just tell our guide instantly, and he would help you to overcome any difficulty. Remember that slow pace and stable mood are crucial during the tour.
|Today's Activities||After breakfast, on our way back to Lhasa, we set an optional item on your own expense if you would like to, seeing the Dolma Lhakhang Temple. The temple was believed to be built by the famous monk Atisha. And it is located in Nyethang (approx. 30 kilometers southwest of Lhasa) district, Chushu County. here you can know more about Tibetan religion culture. At Last, we will drive back to Lhasa, staying overnight here.|
|Travel Tips||For more travel tips for Tibet tour, kindly visit here.|
|Today's Activities||This is your last day in Tibet, 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 Code||2016||Superior Class||Tourist Class||Booking Status||Go !|
|TBGT03-1601||Jan.1 / 7 / 12 / 14 / 21 / 28||$986||$927||Full|
|TBGT03-1602||Feb.14 / 18 / 22 / 25||$986||$927||Available|
|TBGT03-1604||Apr. 4 / 7 / 11 / 14 / 18 / 21 / 25 / 28||$986||$927||Available|
|TBGT03-1605||May. 1 / 5 / 9 / 12 / 16 / 19 / 23 / 26 / 30||$1050||$981||Available|
|TBGT03-1606||Jun. 2 / 6 / 9 / 13 / 16 / 20 / 23 / 27 / 30||$1050||$981||Available|
|TBGT03-1607||Jul.4 / 7 / 11 / 14 / 18 / 21 / 25 / 28||$1231||$1130||Available|
|TBGT03-1608||Aug.1 / 4 / 8 / 11 / 15 / 18 / 22 / 25 / 29||$1279||$1190||Available|
|TBGT03-1609||Sept. 1 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 15 / 19 / 22 / 26 / 29||$1231||$1130||Available|
|TBGT03-1610||Oct. 1 / 3 / 6 / 10 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 24 / 27 / 31||$1231||$1130||Available|
|TBGT03-1611||Nov.3 / 7 / 10 / 17 / 24||$986||$927||Available|
|TBGT03-1612||Dec. 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29||$986||$927||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: 7 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;||- Loss or extra charges caused by any force majeure, e.g. Flight Cancelled, Weather Conditions;|
|- Any optional attractions / meals mentioned in itinerary;||- Single Supplement (for a double room) for one-person group.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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