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6 Days Tibet Golden Route Tour

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Day 1: Arrival at Lhasa by flight or train [3658m]

Pass By: Lhasa Gonggar Airport International Departure, Gonggar, Shannan, Tibet, China
You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afterwards, free time for relax, have a good rest and drink more water to acclimatize the high altitude on the plateau. Overnight in Lhasa

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a three star hotel near the Barkhor Street

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Jokhang Temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. A "Welcome Dinner" is arranged for today.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Welcome dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a three star hotel near the Barkhor Street

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera Monastery. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Overnight in Lhasa.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a three star hotel near the Barkhor Street

Day 4: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse [3840m], 360km, 6-7hrs drive

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
After breakfast, you’ll first start the drive to Chushul, here you will cross Kambala Pass which is 4794m high, Kambala Pass will provide you the first sight of the holy lake - Yamdrok tso. Then drive down to the bank of Yamdrok tso Lake, it takes about half an hour driving along the beautiful the bank to the nearest town - Nangartse, normally groups will have their lunch here.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pelkor Chode Monastery, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Rikaze Shi, Jiangzi Xian, Unnamed Road
After lunch, continue on Southern Friendship Highway towards west, enjoy the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, valleys and grasslands with the groups of nomads. Far in the distance you’ll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m), and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045 m). Arrival at Gyantse in the afternoon, in Gyantse, you will be arranged to visit the Phalkor Monastery and the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. Afterwards drive to Shigatse, about 90km away from Gyantse, the drive will take about 1.5 hours.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Three star hotel

Day 5: Shigatse / Lhasa 270km, 4hrs drive

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse, and do its “kora” which provides a great view of whole Shigatse city. Then start driving back to Lhasa along the northern friendship way, marvelous landscapes and sceneries along the Brahmaputra River will accompany you all the way back to Lhasa. Free time at own disposal upon arrival.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a three star hotel near the Barkhor Street

Day 6: Lhasa airport / train station dropping off

Pass By: Lhasa Gonggar Airport International Departure, Gonggar, Shannan, Tibet, China
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
1) Airport or train station pick-up in due time (The free airport pick-up is at 12:20PM in the morning and 16:00PM in the afternoon; Railway station service is always free.)
2) Airport or train station see-off in due time (Vehicle leaves at 07:30AM and 11:00AM in the morning from hotel; Railway station service is always free.)


Airports

  • Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Airport pick up in due time, train station pick up
  • Airport send off in due time, train station send off
  • Twin share rooms in three star hotels
  • English-speaking local Tibetan guide
  • Well-maintained bus or coach & experienced driver
  • All Tibet Travel Permits
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Bottle water everyday
  • Oxygen tanks in the van
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
Exclusions
  • Transportation to and from Tibet
  • Other services of non-Tibet parts
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver
  • China Visa application fee
  • Single room supplement 103USD for Nov. to June, 118USD for July to Oct.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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