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Tibet Experience Tour

8-Day of Lhasa, Tsetang, Gyantze, Shigatse Tour

Tibet Experience Tour

The Tibet experience tour which includes the holy Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the sacred monasteries is a real tour deep into the Tibetan hinterland. And it is a unique way to experience the history and culture of ancient Tibet.
Note: The processing time for a Tibet Permit is 20 days. It would be wise to confirm your Tibet tour at least 30 days before travel to ensure adequate time is available to process the Tibet Permit.

Tour Code: xz-5

Departure Date: You Choose!

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Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

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Day1

Tsetang

Attractions:Yumbulagang Palace

Upon your arrival at the airport, our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Tsetang and visit Yumbulagang Palace. Yumbulagang, also called “Palace of mother and son” is counted as the first palace in Tibet, with a history of over 2000 years. Perched on the mountain top, the towering and outstanding Yumbulagang looks like a blockhouse. Standing on the top of the tower house, you can enjoy the splendid view of the valley and dream of the ancient legends of this palace.
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: Tsetang Hotel   |  Tsetang Hotel   |  Tsetang Hotel 

Day2

Tsetang

Attractions:The Tomb of Tibetan Kings,Samye Monastery

After breakfast, visit Samye Monastery. Built in the 8th century, Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery to be founded in Tibet. Samye is famous for its sacred mandala design: the central temple symbolizes the legendary Mount Meru, center of the universe. It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, some of whom travel on foot for weeks to reach it. After lunch, continue our tour to the Tombs of Tibetan Kings. According to historical records, the Tombs of Tibet Kings are the largest and well preserved tombs of Tobo Tibetan Kings so far. This is the place where the kings, ministers and the royal concubines from the 29th Tsanpo to the last were been buried. Among them, the most remarkable one is the tomb of King Songtstan Gampo.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant
Hotels: Tsetang Hotel   |  Tsetang Hotel   |  Tsetang Hotel 

Day3

Gyantze

Attractions:Overlook for the Karola Glacier,Yomdrok Lake

Yomdrok Lake

Yomdrok Lake

Today our guide and driver will escort you from Tsetang to Gyantze and visit Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It is a kind of low salt lake formed by the snow melted water from the snow capped mountains nearby. The lake looks like a holy sapphire and attracts many local Tibetans and visitors from other places come here for pilgrimage or sightseeing. On the way to Gyantze County, we’ll have the chance to get a close look of Karola Glacier on the road. The breathtaking view of Karola Glacier will be an unforgettable experience in you Tibet trip.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant
Hotels: Gyantze Hotel   |  Gyantze Hotel   |  Gyantze Hotel 

Day4

Shigatse

Attractions:Schalu Monatery,The Palgor Chorten

Today our first stop is the Palgor Chorten. The Palgor Chorten is a kind of typical Tibetan Buddhism monastery architecture combined stupa and temple. With temples in the stupa, stupas in the temple. The stupas and temples stay harmoniously and bring out the best in each other. It has a great significance in Tibetan Buddhism architecture. Then our guide and driver will escort you from Gyantze to Shigates. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant. On the way to Shigates, visit Schalu Monastery. It is a small monastery 22km south of Shigates and it was founded in 1040 by Chetsun Sherab Jungnay, one of the Tibet’s greatest scholars and teacher about Buddhism scriptures. For centuries it was renowned as a center of scholarly learning and psychic training, and its mural paintings were considered to be the most ancient and beautiful in Tibet.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant
Hotels: Shigatse Hotel   |  Jiumu Yamei International Hotel   |  Shigatse Hotel 

Day5

Lhasa

Attractions:Tashilunpo Monastery

Tashilunpo Kloster

Tashilunpo Kloster

After breakfast, visit the Tashilunpo Monastery. Tashilunpo Monastery, regarded as the Tibetan Buddhist center of Rear Tibet, is the most popular attraction in Shigates. The monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara’s Mountain) of Shigates. It was founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. As a must-see spot for travelers and Buddhist followers, Tashilunpo Monastery plays a very important role for Tibetan Tourism. After visiting, our tour guide and driver will escort you from Shigates to Lhasa. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant
Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel   |  Xinding Hotel   |  ShangBaLa Hotel 

Day6

Lhasa

Attractions:Barkhor Street,Jokhang Temple,Potala Palace

After breakfast, we will visit the world famous attraction, Potala Palace. Situated on the Red Hill of Lhasa, Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. It was the chief residence for Dalai Lamas and enjoyed a great reputation in architecture. After lunch, there is a visit to Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street around the temple. Enjoying the same fame with Potala, Jokhang Temple is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. It is the spiritual center of Tibetans. Around Jokhang Temple is the ancient Barkhor Street. It is a popular devotional circumambulation for pilgrims and locals. Barkhor Street, often called the “window of Tibet” is famous for its shopping. You’ll find characteristic Tibetan shops one by one.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Kechu Hotel
Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel   |  Xinding Hotel   |  ShangBaLa Hotel 

Day7

Lhasa

Attractions:Norbulingka,Sera Monastery,Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery

Our Tibet tour starts from Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. It is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa. The monastery is famous for large collection of Buddhist scriptures, statues and frocks. Besides, the decorations in Sera Monastery are also very impressive. Then visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka means “Treasure Garden” in Tibetan. It is the summer palace for the Dalai Lamas while in winter they moved to Potala Palace. Inside Norbulingka, you’ll be impressed by its unique architecture and the beautiful landscape of lakes, hills and flowers. After lunch, continue our tour to Drepung Monastery. Built in 1416, Drepung Monastery is considered as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Looking at a distance, the monastery is like a heap of rice, so it was given the name “Drepung Monastery” which, in Tibetan language, means Monastery of Collecting-rice.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Snowland Restaurant
Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel   |  Xinding Hotel   |  ShangBaLa Hotel 

Day8

Lhasa Departure

After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to the airport and help you check your airline, then see you off at the airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person in US Dollars

  • 2014 Price
Nov.1-Mar.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement*
1 person -
2-5 persons $299 / $339 / $369
6-9 persons $299 / $339 / $369
>10 persons $299 / $339 / $369
Apr.1-Oct.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement*
1 person -
2-5 persons $349 / $479 / $489
6-9 persons $349 / $479 / $489
>10 persons $349 / $479 / $489

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  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers in China
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

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