This normal tour includes central Tibet, Northern Tibet and Lhasa sights. For guests who do not have enough time (one week) in Tibet, this is reasonable tour schedule. If you have one or two more days, we extend to EBC tour or East Tibet tour including Samye Monastery tour and Tsetang tour.
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or train
Once you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will take you to your final destination of our well selected centrally located hotels, the remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.
Day 02: In Lhasa
On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind our guide not to miss it.
Day 03: In Lhasa
A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundred of years.
Day 04: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa
Namtso, one of the 4 famous holy lakes in Tibet, is amazing and travelling here is needed experience, all of our guests have never complained for it. You are going to bypass the great grasslands, sightsee so many Tibetan Shepherds, experience the clean and great holy lake...you will feel comfortable in your private car spending 6-7 hours, make stops anywhere to take pictures.
Day 05: Lhasa to Gyangtse then to Xigatse
Today's trip is little bit demanding but fascinating, we will corss two high passes over 5000m Khamba La and Kharo La plus one beautiful Lake - Yamdrok Tso provide wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pass Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. When reach Gyantse, We will be given the opportunity of experiencing more wondrous Tibetan culture as we see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Expansive views of the valley can be seen from the ancient Dzong fort. The Kumbum is much more than a stupa, as it is surrounded by numerous Tibetan murals and small chapel houses. Even if you are no art connoisseur you will be amazed by these ancient murals and architecture. After the visit in Gyantse we will continue another one and half an hour easy drive to Xigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, overnight stay will be at the best Tibetan Mansarover Hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse sightseeing then back to Lhasa
Today we will visit the giant Tashilungpo Monastery, local carpet factory, the free market, It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. The day will end with a relaxing drive back to Lhasa.
Day 07: Depart Tibet for your next destination
Your guide and driver with the private vehicle will see you off to the Lhasa Gongkhar Airport or Train Station and head in to onward journey.
Tour Cost: Contact Us
Single Supplement: US$ 150.00
Fight Cost: US$ 379.00 per person (Kathmandu – Lhasa)