Tour Code:XZ-5

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 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.


  • The Tomb of Tibetan Kings
  • Samye Monastery
  • Potala Palace
  • Barkhor Street
  • Sera Monastery

Tour Details

Day 1Tsetang

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 
Day 2Tsetang

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, Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Tsetang Hotel   |  Tsetang Hotel   |  Tsetang Hotel 
Day 3Gyantze
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, Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Gyantze Hotel   |  Gyantze Hotel   |  Gyantze Hotel 
Day 4Shigatse

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, Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Shigatse Hotel   |  Jiumu Yamei International Hotel   |  Shigatse Hotel 
Day 5Lhasa
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, Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel   |  Xinding Hotel   |  Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa  
Day 6Lhasa

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, Lunch at Kechu Hotel
  • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel   |  Xinding Hotel   |  Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa  
Day 7Lhasa
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, Lunch at Snowland Restaurant
  • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel   |  Xinding Hotel   |  Dhood Gu Hotel Lhasa  
Day 8Lhasa 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

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

China Travel Guides

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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