Central Tibet Travel Tour – 8 days
TTibet Lhasa Tour is the best tour agency in Kathmandu for Tibet tour holidays offers a small group joining central Tibet travel tour with guaranteed fixed departure dates in 2016, 2017, Cost and the number of people confirmed for joining on Tibet travel tour on mention dates with Tibet travel tour Itinerary details. The solo traveler can join Lhasa EBC tour on our group departure dates.
Tibet travel tour covers Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Namtso Lake offers the epitome of Tibet with some of the most impressive visions: Potala Palaces, Jokhang temples, Drepung and Sera monastery, snow-capped mountains of Nyenchen thanglha and holy lakes Yamdrok, real Tibetan villages and nomads. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet is one of the highest cities in the world with the altitude of about 3600 meters, the world highest salt lake Namtso. Besides, we you will have an opportunity of visiting the mystical Buddhist monasteries of the Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse, Tashilhunpho monastery in Shigatse.
Central Tibet Travel Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa(3650m)
Arrive in Lhasa either by flight or train. Tibetan guide will greet, receive you there and drive to your hotel. You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Brahmaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa. Take a rest to acclimatize in high altitude after check in hotel. It also possible to walk around Potala Square, and get amazing photos of Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast, and sightseeing tour first visit the Potala Paalce is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Tibet Potala palace has 1000 chambers, the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, tour to Jokhang temple built by the 33rd great kind of Tibet in 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Barkhor Street is the local Tibetan street around Jokhang temple; you can walk with pilgrims and locals, and shopping local Tibetan souvenirs there.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast and continue Lhasa tour to visit Drepung monastery, one of the great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet built in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace used to be Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace. In the Afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery, one of the “great three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet built in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon is the main attraction of Sera Monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours)
Breakfast and drive to Namtso Lake enjoying views of the snow mountain ranges, lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the heavenly one of the four holy lakes of Tibet also known as the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Island. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars. Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house
Day 5:Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yampachen (230km, 5hours)
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, and it is also possible to trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch, and continue drive to Lhasa via Yangpachen hot spring to have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 6: Lhasa - Shigatse (3900), 318Km,6hrs. via Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier, Gyantse.
Breakfast, and drive to Shigatse via Gyantse and Yamdrok Lake. On the way driving to Xigatse, we cross Gampala pass (4790m), it offers a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake (4400m) and the surrounding snow capped mountains. Drive to Gyantse through the westward along the lake, and lunch at Gyantse, the third largest historical city of Tibet, and we visit Pelkor Monastery known as Gyantse Kumbum and then continue drive to Xigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. O/N at hotel in Shigatse.
Day 7: Shigatse - Lhasa (3650m) 318Km,6hrs. with TashiLhunpho Monastery visit
Morning: Breakfast and visit Tashilunmpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha in world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. In the afternoon: we drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the Longest and largest river in Tibet) .Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 8: Lhasa Airport or Train Station.
Breakfast and Tibetan tour guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. Say good bye to Tibet Himalayas and Lhasa.
- Airport pick up and departure transfer
- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
- All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
- English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group
- Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size Twin Sharing accommodation with breakfast and if you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance
- First aid kit
Cost Not Included:
- Flight or Train ticket
- Lunch and dinner during Tibet tour, it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in Tibet.
- Tips for tour guide and driver
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic
- beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
- Tibet China group paper visa.