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Highlights of Tibet Small Group Tour

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Highlights of Tibet Small Group Tour


classical Join-In Tour to explore the Must-see sites in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse and experience the most essential Tibetan culture and the most stunning mountain- and lake views.

About this tour

  • Spring




  • Duration: 6 days

  • Group size: min. 4, max 14

  • Transportations:

  • Live tour guide


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    Tour in English
    Language: English
    Total price
    USD$ 1500
    • Price breakdown
    • Adult 1 x USD$ 300USD$300
    • Youth 1 x USD$ 300USD$300
    • Children 1 x USD$ 300USD$300
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      • The ideal Tibet Tour for First Timers.
      • Lhasa with its Must-See attractions.
      • Stunning mountain views, the sacred Yamdrok Lake, and the incredible Karola Glacier.
      • Historical sites and the most impressive cultural heritages in Shigatse and Gyantse.

    Itinerary at a Glance

    • Day 1
    • Lhasa

      Arrival in Lhasa

    • Day 2
    • Lhasa

      Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

    • Day 3
    • Lhasa

      Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

    • Day 4
    • Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

      Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Palkhor Monastery

    • Day 5
    • Shigatse - Lhasa

      Tashilhunpo Monastery

    • Day 6
    • Lhasa

      Departure from Lhasa


    • Include
      • Comfortable vehicles, with air conditioning and oxygen tanks.
      • Accommodations in Lhasa and Shigatse in comfortable hotels with showers and toilets.
      • Meals listed in the itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
      • Entrance fees for the sightseeing programs listed in the itinerary.
      • Competent, English-speaking, local guide.
      • Tibet Entry Permit and all other necessary permits for this trip.
      • Drinking water during the trip.
      • Travel insurance.
    • Excluded
      • Chinese Visa.
      • Travel to Lhasa and back.
      • Any additional meals that aren’t mentioned in the itinerary. You can easily order meals by yoursel, it costs about $3.00 to $8.00 per person for one meal in Tibet.
      • Tips for your guide and driver. If you are satisfied with their service, you may tip them at an amount you think suitable.
      • Personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, snacks, souvenirs, drinks, night life, etc.

    Detailed Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

    When you arrive at Lhasa, by plane or by train, a guide will meet you and show you to a shuttle that will take you to your hotel. (Shuttles leave the airport every day at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.)
    Lhasa is 3650 meters above sea level, and for the rest of the day you can acclimatize to the high altitude by having a good rest at your hotel. Or, if you feel up to it, you can explore the local area.

    1. What is the best time of year to travel to Tibet?
    The best times to visit Tibet are from April to November.
    Hotels: Yak Hotel


    Day 2: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

    In the morning, you will visit the Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lamas and the most famous landmark of Tibet.
    In the afternoon, your tour will move on to the Jokhang Temple. You’ll be able to see pilgrims praying in front the Temple and you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni inside the temple.
    You will stroll along the lively Barkhor Street and joining in the hustle and bustle of the locals. There will also be plenty of time to buy souvenirs.
    In the evening, our guide will take you to a typical Tibetan tea house where you can soak up the famous Tibetan tea culture. The day ends with a Welcome Dinner in a typical tibetan restaurant!

    How can I avoid altitude sickness?
    Our tour begins in Lhasa, a relatively low region of Tibet, which is nonetheless much higher than most people are used to. The air is much thinner there and your lungs will likely have some trouble getting enough oxygen for you to breathe easily, so you should move slowly and drink lots of fluids. Your body will gradually adjust to the altitude before we journey to Mount Everest. Rest assured that our vehicles are well-equipped with plenty of oxygen bottles, and our Tibetan guides are very competent, experienced, and know how to deal with the common problems of traveling in Tibet.
    Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
    Hotels: Yak Hotel


    Day 3: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

    On the third day of your tour, you will visit two of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Lhasa: the Drepung monastery and the Sera monastery. The Drepung Monastery was once one of the largest monasteries in the world, around 10,000 monks lived there. You will have the chance to visit the giant kitchen inside the monastery, which is very impressive. The Sera Monastery is the most important teaching facility of Tibetan Buddhism today. In the afternoon you will be able to watch the monks debating in the courtyard of the monastery. (Monks debate with each other every day between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.)
    Upon returning to the city, our guide will show you a local market where the locals can get everything they need for their daily life.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Hotels: Yak Hotel

    Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

    Day 4: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Palkhor Monastery

    Today you will go on with your trip to Shigatse. You’ll drive through the Gampala Pass, and on the way you can catch a glimpse of the turquoise blue Yamdrok Lake, embedded within a picturesque landscape. You’ll also be able to see the Karola Glacier, and during the day we’ll stop to visit the Palkhor Monastery (also called the Kumbum Monastery). You can also admire the ancient Dzong Fortress from a distance before you finally reach Shigatse. Along the way we might drop by a local Tibetan family for a rare look at traditional Tibetan life.
    (Approx. 6 to 7 hour bus drive.)
    Meals: Breakfast
    Hotels: Manasarovar Hotel

    Shigatse - Lhasa

    Day 5: Tashilhunpo Monastery

    You will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. You can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa which is very impressive. Then you will drive along the Yalong Valley back to Lhasa, where you will spend the last night in Tibet.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Hotels: Yak Hotel


    Day 6: Departure from Lhasa

    In the morning we will escort you back to the airport or train station, where your Tibet tour ends. (We provide three free airport shuttles per day, at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
    Meals: Breakfast

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