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Starting Price: $ 490

  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Total Duration: 5

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5 Days Lhasa, Drak Yerba, and Yamdrok Lake Tour

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$ 490 USD

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Local Tibetan-English speaking tour guide.
  • Transportation : All types of Vehicles Include Picking and dropping to airport, petrol, Car wash, Parking.
  • All necessary permits and permits delivery fee.
  • All entrance fee as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Charge only normal hotel price and upgrade in 4 star standard hotel with breakfast.
  • Top private service with best service quality.
  • We offer minerals water during your tour
  • Special dinner offer at during you last day
  • Extra service
  • Oxygen tank and first aid box

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Train & Flight ticket
  • Gratitude to your guide and Driver
  • Expenses of a personal nature (beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason.
  • Lunch & Dinner
Day 1 : Arrival Lhasa
Day 2 : Lhasa sightseeing
Day 3 : Lhasa to Gyangtse
Day 4 : Shigatse Lhasa
Day 5 : Departure Lhasa

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Day 1 : Arrival Lhasa

Arrival at Lhasa, you will be met at Gongar airport and transferred to the hotel for some good rest and acclimation. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: In Lhasa (Nota Khansang Hotel 4 Star Standard Hotel ) Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa altitude is 3,490 m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.

Day 2 : Lhasa sightseeing

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must as it is the largest monastery of its type in the world and the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a  indow into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch+ Dinner Accommodation: In Lhasa (Nota Khansang Hotel 4 Star Standard Hotel ) Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell. The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for aterials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts. Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also ouses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here. Barkhor Street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 andicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibetrelated, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang 5Days Cultural &Scenic Tour January 16, 2017 Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.

Day 3 : Lhasa to Gyangtse

Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning, on the way, take a view for the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, and visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda. Stay overnight at Shigatse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: In Shigatse ( Shigatse Gyesar Hotel 4 Star Standard Hotel ) Located 250 km outhwest of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,840 metres, Shigatse is the second argest city in Tibet, with a population of 80,000. It used to be the traditional capital of the area known as Hou-tsang on the Nepal border. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. It is located 100 km southwest of Lhasa and surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Mt. Nyinchenkhasa, Mt.hetungsu and Mt. Changsamlhamo. The holy lake is a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Every summer, groups of pilgrims trek there to pray and receive blessings. Befitting its
religious importance, the turquoise blue lake has indescribable scenic beauty, prompting the Tibetans to compare it with a fairyland in Heaven. p.s. From November to March of the next year, water of amdrok Lake will freeze due to the weather condition. Located 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor onastery is a monastery with the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects – Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. According to Tibetan calendar,Saka Dawa Festival will be held on April 15th to ommemorate Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. During the festival, about 500 Lamas chant sutras and the loyal pilgrims gather in the monastery to commemorate Sakyamuni. Palkhor also features its Kumbum in Tibet. Deemed as the symbolm of the onastery, the spectacular ‘stupa’ consists of hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thsoud images of various icons, in total there are about 33,000 statues.

Day 4 : Shigatse Lhasa

Today, after a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning, you will be driven back to Lhasa by coach. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: In Lhasa (Nota Khansang Hotel 4 Star Standard Hotel ) Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six igonasteries in Tibet. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second ranking person in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama. The monastery houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas and a 22.4-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha. Tashilhunpo remains popular among the Tibetans, as they carry on coming here on ilgrimage.

Day 5 : Departure Lhasa

The time before transfer to the airport is free on your own arrangement to next city.  Meals: Breakfast

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April 6th April 10th 2 confirmed US $ 490 USD Book Now
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May 30, 2017

From start to finish my husband and I were more than impressed with Sonam and his team.

All our email communication in arranging the trip and the permit for myself was handled smoothly and quickly. Price was very reasonable and we could customise the itinerary to our specifications – no forced stops etc.

Sonam was very helpful in advising us flight options to book also and in answering all of our questions.

Our flight into Tibet was delayed by an hour but not to worry, Sonam and our driver were there to meet us outside of the airport. Very reassuring after a long trip. The car used for our 2 day tour round Lhasa was a comfortable people carrier and the driver was prompt and safe.

Our guide was a lovely Tibetan lady, very knowledgable about the history of Tibet and Buddhism. She effortlessly guided us around Deprung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple.

Very patient and kind, helped me out with posting a postcard and buying a book at Potala Palace. Lunch stops were at recommended places.

On the last night Sonam treated us to dinner at House of Shambala – (we requested this hotel to be booked for us and he organised a great room for us). We even were given beautiful Buddhist rosary beads as a parting gift from Sonam.

I highly recommend using this agency for organising a trip to Lhasa – you will be in safe hands and not disappointed. It’s wonderful to be able to use a Tibetan company also and give something back. I will be recommending to all my friends and colleagues.

Our Travel Expert Teams

  • Office Manager and Senior sales. I am a Tibetan born in Tibet, with a strong likeness of being a travel advisor. I like to choose tourism management course in college. now I am working in the Tibet Native Travel company. Our team is fully dedicated to our client's service.

    Sonam Gyatso( Travel Advisor )

  • I am your travel consultant and had worked as a tour guide for 9 years in TNT and had been to every corner of Tibet. with this fruitful experiences, I was appointed as the travel consultant in since 2010

    Jamyang Thinley ( Travel Advisor )

  • I have been working as a tour guide in the German language, + English language for last 17 years in Tibet. I assure you, that I can be a perfect choice for all German travelers. Now I am operating german travelers from the German-speaking country.

    Phurbu Tashi ( English + German Travel Advisor )

  • I have been working as a public relations for last 14 years, I love my work and handle it very easy way. I was professional for these works. such as, applying for the permit, booking air tickets and train tickets.

    Migmar ( Permit Man )

  • It's me Wolfgang from Germany. First, from the beginning, I was a group leader to the Himalayan region since 1989. After the decade of years leading the tour to major Himalayan region Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Ladhak. I worked with reliable local travel agency these significant places.

    WolfGang Henzler (European Co-worker )

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