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Tibet: The Land of Mountains and Temples

From RMB 11580
Travel days:  8 days
 /  7 nights
Depature on every Tuesday.Saturday/Min. 2 pax

  • All flights mentioned in the program are in economy class and include the airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • Accommodation is in shared twin rooms at specified hotels, with daily breakfast.
  • All lunches as mentioned in the program.
  • Sightseeing tour with a local English-speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees + sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • The transportation is in a car (02-04pax), mini coach (05-10pax), coach (15 & above) depending on the number of participants.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • 24-hour TUI China telephone hotline (German or English): +86 13910187388
  • Chinese visa fee
  • All dinners, other meals, drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
  • Any program other than what is mentioned in our program.

Shangbala hotel or similar standard hotel  Local 3*
Standard Room

Tsedang Hotel or similar standard hotel  Local 3*
Standard Room

Gyantse Hotel or similar standard hotel  Local 3*
Standard Room

Shigartse Manasarovar Hotel or similar standard hotel  Local 3*
Standard Room

  • Private airport transfer: RMB500.00/car with guide
  • Extra night 4-star hotel deluxe room: RMB860.00 per single / twin /room with breakfast
  • Extra night at 3-star hotel: RMB440.00/room with breakfast
  • One day private tour to Ganden Monastery : RMB400.00/person ( Min. 2persons)
  • One day private tour to Namtso Lake: RMB950.00/person (Min.2person)
  • After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on the tour.
  • The above mentioned rates are subject to availability. Kindly note that no reservation has been made at this moment.
  • For certain sightseeing venues, if a child is taller than 120 cm, entrance fees are calculated as an adult. For further visits or re-entry at some sites, the entrance fee must be paid again and this will be the responsibility of the client. 
  • If you have any further ideas, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to adjust the offer according to your wishes.
  • Attention: Kindly note that we stay in places up to 4,000 meters above sea level. Please ask your doctor for advice, if you think that you might suffer from the effects of altitude. However, you will have time to acclimatize. Trips to Tibet require adaptability, improvisation, and flexibility from all travelers.
  • Note also that meals in Tibet cannot match that of the cities in eastern and southern China.
  • Road conditions in Tibet have improved remarkably, although they are still not comparable to well developed areas.

Travel content

Travelers to Tibet still marvel at the strange wonders of this mystically alluring land at the top of the world, which only opened to tourism less than 30 years ago. The sparkling high-altitude air, dramatic mountain vistas, exotic aura of mysterious palaces and monasteries, devotion of monks and pilgrims, and genuine friendliness of the people, all invite you to embark on your own Tibetan adventure.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Beijing - Lhasa
    • Flight from Beijing to Lhasa
    • After arriving at Gonggar airport, your guide will meet you and drive you 1 ½ hours to Lhasa.
    • Visit the Nie Tang Buddha – a Buddha image engraved in the side of a mountain.
    • Spend the afternoon at leisure for acclimatization. You could even visit the local bazaar on your own.
  • Day 2:
    Lhasa (B L)
    • Guided sightseeing with at Lhasa’s prime landmark, the Potala Palace. This massive 13-storeyed building used to be the highest building prior to the 20th century and was the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around the town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the 7th century A.D.
    • In the afternoon, visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Sera is especially famous for debates over the Buddhist Scriptures. Maybe, you’ll get to witness one.
  • Day 3:
    Lhasa (B L)
    • Guided sightseeing of the most revered religious structure in Tibet, Jokhang Temple. Jokhang refers to the “Buddha’s House” in Tibetan language because the main statue enshrined is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple is the convergence of Tibet’s Spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims, here you can meet all the tribes from across the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, which lends to the site’s economic as well as religious significance.
    • In the afternoon visit Norbulingkha, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
  • Day 4:
    Lhasa-Tsedang -Samye 165km (B L)
    • Drive along the Tsangpo river to visit the fantastic Samye Monastery, believed to be Tibet's first monastery and built between 775 and 779. The original building is no longer intact due to destruction caused by wars and natural disasters, but the monastery has been rebuilt each time and still remains the symbol of Tibet's national identity. Its main building is a three-story tower with an interior influenced by Tibetan, Han and Indian styles.
    • In the afternoon, visit the Yumbulakhang Palace, the palace for the first Tibetan king.
  • Day 5:
    Tsedang -Yamdroktso-Gyantse(3900m). 340km,7hrs (B L)
    • Drive 3 1/2 hours to Gyanste, crossing the snow-covered pass of Kambala(4790m). While on your way, enjoy the ethereal views overlooking Yangdrok Lake from the top of the mountain pass.
    • After descending the mountain, we will continue our drive along the lake for about another 90km.
    • In the late afternoon, arrive in Gyantse and visit the Perkhor Chode Monastery just before sunset.
  • Day 6:
    Gyantse-Shigatse(3800m). 90km, 1, 1/2hrs (B L)
    • Leave the small town of Gyantse to transfer to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and the capital of Tsang. Shigatse lies 354 km west of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,810 m/12,570 ft.
    • Visit the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery, a sprawling complex with a gigantic Maitreya (Future Buddha) statue, which is also the home of Tibet's Panchen Lama. Various temples contain ornate pieces of religious art.
    • Visit Shigatse's outdoor market to find some treasures to take back home.
  • Day 7:
    Shigatse-Lhasa. 280km, 3, 1/2hrs (B L)
    • Drive along the Yarlung Zsangpo River back to Lhasa.
    • On the way, stop at a small village to visit a Tibetan handmade incense mill and workshop.
  • Day 8:
    Lhasa – Beijing (B)
    • After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Beijing.