7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, And Shigatse

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Overview

Isolated among the highest lands on earth, Tibet is one of the most mystical and spiritual holy places in the world. On this charming trip, you will get to fully appreciate Tibetan natural beauty, diversity, Buddhist culture and rich history. The trip begins from Lhasa, then to Gyangtse to witness the beauty of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. Finally drive to Shigatse to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery and the New Palace of Panchen, which earned a reputation for the splendid Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival, your local guide will expect you to be outside the Arrival Hall of the airport to transfer you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to adapt yourself to the high altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. Overnight accommodation at the 4-star Four Points By Sheraton Hotel.

Day 2: Lhasa (B, L)
Visit the Drepung Monastery, one of the six largest temples of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism in China. After having lunch, continue the trip to the Sera Monastery, one of the renowned Tibetan Buddhist temples of the Gelug Sect (Yellow Hat). Then visit the Norbulingka Park, a large and beautiful artificial garden.

Day 3: Lhasa (B, L)
Today's visit starts from the well-known Potala Palace. Built in the Tang Dynasty, it witnessed the great changes and development of Tibet during the past 1,300 years. Then you will visit the Tibet Museum to learn more on the local culture and history. After lunch, visit the Jokhang Temple, Gyangjian Tangka Art Store, the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street and the Tibetan Traditional Hospital.

Day 4: Lhasa - Gyangtse (B, L)
Drive to Gyangtse. Stop at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, which is the largest inland lake at the north foot of the Himalayas. Transfer to the hotel. Visit the Palkhor Monastery and Gyangtse Old Street. Overnight accommodation at the 3-star Gyangtse Hotel.

Day 5: Gyangtse - Shigatse (B, L)
Drive to Shigatse and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which earns its reputation for the splendid Tibetan Buddhist buildings with brilliant murals and delicate Buddhist statues, and then the New Palace of Panchen. Overnight accommodation at the 3-star Shigatse Hotel.

Day 6: Shigatse - Lhasa (B, L)
Today we will drive you back to Lhasa and transfer you to the hotel. Enjoying the fascinating natural scenery along the way should make for a pleasant journey. Overnight accommodation at the 4-star Four Points By Sheraton Hotel.

Day 7: Departure from Lhasa (B)
According to your return flight today, if time permits you will visit a Tibet family, where you will have a close touch of the local people and get to know their traditional life styles. Then proceed to the airport for your flight home to say farewell.

Inclusions for 7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, And Shigatse

  • 6 nights of accommodations
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Entrance fees
  • Two bottled waters per person, per day
  • Professional private guide and driver
  • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Exclusions for 7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, And Shigatse

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • China Visa Fee

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

High altitude, cold in winter

Valid tourist visa (L) and passport copies required

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Tibet tours must be booked at least 25 days in advance; upon booking, clear copies of all travelers' passports and Chinese visas must immediately be sent to the local tour operator in order to apply for and obtain your Tibet travel permit in time for your tour

Please note that if your Chinese visa is not an 'L' tourist visa, then you need to provide supplementary letters from your sponsored organization; please contact the local operator for more details

If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit that the local tour operator will send to your hotel in mainland China. Therefore, please provide your hotel details (name, address and contact numbers) and your hotel reservation number. If you are not staying at a hotel and have a connection flight to Tibet from mainland China, please provide detailed flight information so the local operator can arrange someone from the tour company to deliver your permit to you at the airport in China when you arrive

If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email

If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You don’t need to have a Chinese visa, but you do need a Tibet Group Visa (same as a Chinese visa) from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to the local tour operator after booking, the staff will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa. The Tibet Group Visa fee is not included in the tour price, so you will be asked to pay at the embassy. Please keep in mind that even if you have a Chinese visa, if you enter Tibet from Nepal, it is required that you have the Tibet Group Visa. Please be advised that when you apply for the Tibet Group Visa, the Chinese Embassy will cancel your current visa. You can only apply for the Tibet Group Visa through a local Nepalese agent, so this tour operator's local agent in Nepal will help you obtain it

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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