Tour Code:XZ-27

Departure Date: Daily

Features: Private Tour Guide     Private Car & Driver     Authentic Local Restaurants

We need at least 20 working days to apply the Tibet Travel Permit, so we recommend that you confirm the tour 30 days before your arrival in Tibet.

The mysterious Tibet has attracted many people. During travel Lhasa, Gyantze, Shigatse and other places, people will visit many Buddhist buildings, such as Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sakya Monastery, all of them could let visitors feel the Tibet Buddhist culture. At the same time, we can touch the natural beauty of Tibet, such as Yomdrok Lake, Mapam Yumco Lake, Mt.Kailash, to feel the pure of Tibet's beautiful scene.


  • Drepung Monastery
  • The Palgor Chorten
  • Mapam Yumco Lake(Lake Manasarovar)
  • Lhanag-tso---the Ghost Lake
  • Tholing Monastery

Tour Details

Day 1Lhasa Arrival

Upon your arrival, your guide will welcome you in the arrival hall and take you to the hotel for registration.Then today is free for you to acclimate to altitude.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa  
Day 2Lhasa
Potala Palace

Potala Palace

After breakfast, we will visit Jokhang Temple, which is the first temple in Tibet, also the old city center of Lhasa and heart of a rich and living Tibetan Buddhism. After have a lunch, we will come to the Barkhor Street which is Built about 1,300 years ago and around the Jokhang Temple, and is the most famous commercial street in Lhasa. At the last, we will visit Potala Palace. It is Tibet largest and most beautiful palace which was the winter palace of Dalai Lama.

  • Meals: Lunch at Kechu Hotel
  • Hotels: Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa  
Day 3Lhasa


In the morning, we will visit the biggest temple in Tibet -Drepung Monastery which lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse. Built in 1416, it is one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China, which there were once 10,000 monks. Then, have lunch at Steak House which is near the Potala Palace and serves mainly Western and Tibetan cuisine. In the afternoon, visit the Norbulingka, which was Dalai Lama's summer palace, now is a park. Then, visit Sera Monastery, everyday, the monks will debate scriptures 3 pm. (except Mondays) Tips: Every day (except Mondays) at 15:00, there is a debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks at Sera Monastery. The debating is held in the grounds and is a necessary way of learning sutras and scriptures. Visitors can watch the debate, but it is advised to keep quiet.

  • Meals: Lunch at Steak House Restaurant
  • Hotels: Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa  
Day 4Shigatse
The Palgor Chorten

The Palgor Chorten

In the morning, we will drive about 3 hours to the Yomdrok Lake. There are many small islands in the lake, where we can visit the world's highest hydropower station. And the lake is also the largest water birds habitat in Tibet. After have a lunch at local restaurant, continue our trip to visit he Palgor Chorten (Palcho Monastery). It lies about 270 kilometers (168 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 (62 miles) east of Shigatse at the foot of Dzong Hill. This temple is very famous for its architectural style, paintings, and Buddhism statues.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Shigatse Hotel 
Day 5Sakya
Saga Temple

Saga Temple

Today, we will visit Sakya Monastery, which is the first Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism created by its initiator Khon Konchog Gyalpo in 1073. Here we can see many sutra, 3000 of them are with a history of thousands of years.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Manasarovar Sakya Hotel
Day 6Saga

After breakfast, our guide and driver will escort you from Sakya to Saga. It is a long driving trip and we could enjoy the natural sceneries along the road.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Saga Hostel
Day 7Payang

In the morning, our driver will escort us from Sakya to Saga and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery along the road. Then we will visit the beautiful Mapam Yumco Lake which is the highest freshwater lake in the world. At noon, have lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Paryang Hostel
Day 8Darchen

In the morning, our guide and driver will escort you from Payang to Darchen. And we will visit the Mt.Kailash, which is considered as the center of the universe for Tibetan culture. The top of the mountain is covered with snow. After lunch, we went to Lhanag-tso also called the Ghost Lake, where will find it as a salt water lake and no plant.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Tarchen Hostel
Day 9Darchen

After breakfast, we will visit Ruins of Guge Kingdom Palace which is located on a mountain in Zhabran Village. The Guge Kingdom was founded in about the 10th century by a descendant of King Glang Darma. Although the history is nearly 1.000 years, there are still many sculpture works and mural paintings in good condition

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Tarchen Hostel
Day 10Tsada

In the morning, our tour will visit Tholing Monastery which is located in northwest to the county town of Zhada County. It was built in 996 by a king of Guge Kingdom. After lunch, go to the Zanda County which is in Elephant Spring River Valley.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Zhada Guesthouse
Day 11Darchen

After breakfast, our guide and driver will escort you from Tsada to Darchen. And it is a long driving trip but we could enjoy the nature and pure sceneries along road.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Tarchen Hostel
Day 12Saga

Today is also a long driving trip from Darchen to Saga.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: No
Day 13Shigatse

After breakfast, we will drive from Saga to Shigatse.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Shigatse Hotel 
Day 14Lhasa

After breakfast, our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa. And we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Meals: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: ShangBaLa Hotel 
Day 15Lhasa Departure

Today is the end of your half-month Tibet trip. After having breakfast in the hotel, your guide will help you take your packed luggage to the private van and escort you to the airport for the departure flight.

  • Meals: No Meals

Price Per Person

Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person - - -
2-5 persons - -
6-9 persons - -
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person - - -
2-5 persons - -
6-9 persons - -

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Price Includsion

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Central Location Hotels
  • 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
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Personal Expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary

Guide and Vehicle

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Excellent Local Guides

All the guides are base in local, well qualify and at least 3 years educated to obtain tour guide license, they are experienced and experts in Tibetan area with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture and more, which will provide you with the flexibility you want to get the most out of your trip.

China Travel Guides

Cars and Drivers

We only use well-maintain air-conditioning and comfortable vehicles (not over 5 years) that suitable for sort of small group of 2-4 persons or group over 5 persons. Our divers can speak few English for simple communication, they are all over 5 years driving experience and well-training at deal with unpredictable weather and traffic situation.

Question and Feedback

Important Tibet Travel Tips

What things in China are best suited to children?

There are many things to do with children in China. We selected some interesting and popular activities for children in our family tours, which include Panda experience, Kungfu and Acrobatic show, Kite Flying, Chinese cooking class, kayaking, cycling on the City Wall and countryside and Cricket Culture.

How to get my Tibet travel permit?

Foreign visitors wishing to travel to Tibet must travel with a tour group with a guide and get Tibet Entry Permit with the help of the travel agent. To apply for a permit, you need to provide the following documents or information to us:

  • 1. A copy of your passport;
  • 2. A copy of your tourist visa for China;
  • 3. Personal information, such as your full name, gender, date of birth, passport number, nationality and occupation.
  • Tibet Travel Packing List

  • 1. Passport with China visa, valid for 6 month, the Travel Permit issued by the Tibetan government.
  • 2. A large backpack and a smaller one. The smaller one can be used for daily activities and can also be put into the big one when necessary.
  • 3. A waist pack to put property and important documents.
  • 4. water-proof clothes.
  • 5. Medicine for the common disease.
  • 6. Protection for avoid sun burn.
  • 7. Troche for the unexpected power cut in the remote erea.
  • How to avoid altitude sickness
  • How to avoid altitude sickness.

    In general, most healthy people will experience altitude sickness when travel into Tibet for at least two days. People will get sick and headache when in altitude over 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Since most places in Tibet are higher than this level, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), also called Altitude Sickness is the biggest health risk to tourists in Tibet. Lhasa sits at a heady 3,650 meters (11,500 feet), and it is one of the lower altitude destinations in Tibet. We suggest prepare far enough in advance before the trip by some aerobic exercise and a thorough physical examination is necessary.

    The following precautions may help to prevent or lessen the effects of AMS:

  • 1. Since fluid loss usually accompanies the acclimatization process, drink plenty of fluids (3 - 4 litres daily at least) and eat carbohydrate food to keep the body properly hydrated;
  • 2. Do not over exert and only partake in light activity immediate after your arrival;
  • 3. Don't smoke, drink alcohol or take other depressants such as tranquilizers and sleeping pills. These will depress the respiratory drive and limit oxygen intake. Always keep in mind the following rules which will ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip to Tibet:
  • 4. Any sickness at high altitude is AMS until proven otherwise; • Never go higher with symptoms of AMS;
  • 5. It is significant that you report any symptoms of AMS immediately to other group members in the trip;
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