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6-day Tibet Golden Route Tour

In this classic Tibet tour, you'll travel back in time and witness the unforgettable ancient culture of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. The amazing natural landscapes all the way presets you with the wonders of Tibet.
In this tour you will not only visit the World Heritage Sites of the Potala and Jokhang Temples, two of three main Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa - the Drepung and Sera, but you will also see amazing natural landscapes on the two day excursion trip to Gyantse and Shigatse including the holy lake of Yamdrok tso and  Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier. In Gyantse, you will visit the historical architectural wonder - Gyangtse Kumbum and the traditional Tibetan old towns of Gyangtse. In Shigatse, the 2nd largest town of Tibet,  has the seat of the Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery, also the large alive market to explore.
Most reasonable price is guaranteed!

per adult from

$975

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
    • Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
    • Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese
    • Comfortable and clean 12 seats minivan for groups of 10 persons or less;
    • 3-star hotel room (2 people sharing the same room)
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
    • Tips for your guide and driver.
    • Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
    • Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
    • Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa

  • Day 1: Arriving at Lhasa[3658m]

    Pass By: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Upon arriving at the Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide. From the airport to Lhasa city is 68km - an hour's drive will bring you to the holy city of Lhasa. Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular plateau scenery but also see flocks of black-necked cranes, wild ducks and many other kind of exotic birds. If you travel to Lhasa by train, expect to arrive in the late afternoon or evening. A 20 minutes drive will deliver you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Be sure to have a good rest to acclimatize to Lhasa's high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Yak hotel
    or equivalent three-star hotel

    Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace/ Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the morning, we will begin the tour with the grand Potala Palace! Built in 7th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the highest building in Lhasa. With roughly 1000 stairs to climb, you will enjoy a commanding view of beautiful Lhasa City and the surrounding mountains. There are many rooms, courtyards, and views to explore in Potala Palace, so the better part of the morning will be spent here.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the afternoon we will visit Jokhang Temple, which is considered the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It was built approximately 1350 years ago in a mix of styles including: Tibetan, Tang Dynasty Chinese, Nepalese and Indian.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
    After experiencing this incredible and ancient temple you will find it is the perfect opportunity to envelope yourself in the famous shopping district of Barkhor Street. Beautiful and unique handicrafts from all over Tibet can be found here, and the shopping is enjoyed by both tourists and locals alike! After perusing the wares, join in with locals and pilgrims from around the country and the world in a traditional “kora”. A kora is a clockwise walk done around Buddhists sites, and is traditionally done three times. You may see some walking counterclockwise, however this is only for Bon religion followers, and it is best to stick to clockwise as a tourist. After your kora, sit and watch the many faces and colorful clothed locals while sipping traditional Tibetan butter tea, made with fresh yak butter and yak milk.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: yak hotel or equivalent three-star hotel

    Day 3: Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

    Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    First on the itinerary for your 3rd day is Drepung Monastery. It is considered to be one of the three great Gelug monasteries in Tibet. Drepung Monastery is also famous for hosting the unveiling and displaying of the enormous Thanka of the Great Buddha and the Tibetan Opera Show during the Shoton Festival.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Later in the afternoon, we will explore another of the “Great Three” monasteries, Sera Monastery. Visitors will have the unique privilege in witnessing one of the magnificent traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the courtyard debates among the monks. These lively debates contribute to the monks understanding of Buddhist philosophy and achieve a higher level of study. The debates are held on weekdays from 3pm to 5pm in the afternoon.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: yak hotel or equivalent three-star hotel

    Day 4:  Lhasa / Gyantse[3980m] / Shigatse[3840m], 360KM, 6-7hrs

    Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
    On day four, our tour leaves the bustling and ancient city of Lhasa and heads into the Nyangchu Valley. The valley follows the Nyang River, one of the tributaries to the Yarlung Zangbo which later becomes the Bramaputra River. This wide floodplain is home to a host of wildlife and bird species. The road will also cross over the Gampala Pass(4900m), on the way to Yamdrok Lake(4400m). Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise waters looks surreal as it stretches from horizon to horizon.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400 China
    After driving along the picturesque lake, and leaving it behind we then meet the Karo-la Glacier(4960m) which is in easy view from the roadside. Once pictures are taken and memories made we continue on to Gyantse, a famous historical city, where we will pay a visit to Pelkor Monastery and Gantse Kumbum. Later we arrive in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Manasarovar Hotel or equivalent three-star hotel

    Day 5: Shigatse / Lhasa, 280km, 6hrs drive

    Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
    In the early morning on day five, the tour will arrive at Tashilunpo Monastery which is the seat of the of Panchen Lamas. Built in 1447, the monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of the Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lamas. This enormous Buddha is decorated with jewels and precious stones, and many pilgrims come to rub their “malas” or prayer beads along the flanks of this statue. In the afternoon, we drive back to Lhasa.
    (Shigatse to Lhasa transfer may be by train)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Yak Hotel or equivalent three-star hotel

    Day 6:  Lhasa train station / airport dropping off (B)

    Pass By: Lhasa Gonggar Airport International Departure, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
    Morning or other suitable time dropping off at Lhasa airport or train station, end the tour with wishes accomplished.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Lhasa, Tibet, China
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China
    Departure Time :
    7/1/2020 - 8/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    9/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by ChinaViator

Activity ID: V-188482P3

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