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6-Day Tibet Ancient City Tour: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
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  • • Lhasa
  • • Potala Palace
  • • Jokhang Temple
  • • Barkhor Street
  • • Drepung Monastery
  • • Sera Monastery
  • • Karola Glacier
  • • Yamdrok-tso Lake
  • • Gyantse Kumbum
  • • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Tour Code
6 days
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Nature, Adventure

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Day 01


Hotel: Lhasa Gnagjian Hotel or similar

Welcome to Tibet! You will be warmly greeted at the train station/airport by our representative and we will transfer you to the reserved hotel in Lhasa. Have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02

Lhasa City - Potala Place & Barkhor Street

Hotel: Lhasa Gnagjian Hotel or similar

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 03

Monasteries in Lhasa - Drepung and Sera

Hotel: Lhasa Gnagjian Hotel or similar

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the "three great" Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5:00pm in the afternoon.

Breakfast is included.
Day 04

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

Hotel: Tashichota Hotel or similar

Today we'll say farewell to Lhasa as we travel through the countryside to Shigatse.

Along the way we'll pass by the green farmland of Nyang Chu Valley and drive along Yamdrok-tso Lake, a stunning lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We'll also see Karo-la Glacier as we move westwards to arrive at Gyantse, home to the famous Palcho Monastery - which we'll visit - and Tibet's third largest city.

Afterwards we'll finish our drive to the second biggest city in Tibet: Shigatse. This amazing city is the spiritual home of the Panchen Lama and site of the Tashi Lunpo Monastery.

Breakfast is included.
Day 05

Shigatse - Lhasa

Hotel: Lhasa Gnagjian Hotel or similar

Before driving back to Lhasa, we will visit the largest monastery in west Tibet, the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, which is the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour.

Breakfast is included.
Day 06


Your tour guide and driver will help to drop you at the Lhasa airport and end the wonderful journey.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
The free airport pick-up time is as follows:
- Pick up customers around 12:20pm (for flights arrival at airport before 12:20pm)
- Pick up customers around 4:00pm (for flights arrival at airport before 3:40pm)

The free airport drop time is as follows:
- Pick up tourists around 7:30am (for flights which depart from Lhasa around 9:30am-1:00pm)
- Pick up tourists around 11:00am (for flights which depart after 1:00pm)

If customers want shuttle service not included in the designated time frame or they prefer not to wait for the free shuttle service, or if customers arrive after or before the designated schedule, they are required to pay extra expense for private airport shuttle service. Please contact us for a quotation.

Package Includes

  • Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's travel Permit
  • Transport
    - Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city
    - Lhasa City transportation, Tourist Vehicle according to Group size
  • Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car
  • Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
  • Travel Agency Service Charge
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Accommodation
    - Comfort Hotel sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa
    - Tent or Guest House at Rongbuk
  • One welcome dinner in Lhasa

Package Excludes

  • Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
  • Other personal expenses
Special Notes
  • We recommend customers to book the tour 15 days prior to the departure date and need to provide their passport & Visa scanning copy(If customers' visa is not for tourist visa, she/he needs to provide related certificate).
  • To Indian citizens with Indian passport, please refer to the following details.

    The Indian travelers with an Indian passport are generally categorized into 2 types when traveling to Tibet: the ordinary Indian citizens who travel to Tibet for visiting the places other than Ali prefecture (Mt. Kailash) get the Tibet Visa and proceed their tours like the usual foreign travelers from all over the world; and the other is the great number of Indian pilgrims who come to Tibet mainly for pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. In reality, however, as long as Indian travelers who want to travel to Mt. Kailash for pilgrimage or go via Ali prefecture, even if not for religious purposes, they will be treated as pilgrims. If you are an American Indian with a U.S. passport, you won’t be regarded as a pilgrim, even if you go to Mt. Kailash for pilgrimage.

    Tibet Visa Application and Tour Organization for the Ordinary Indian Tourists

    If you are an ordinary Indian tourists and planning to visit Tibet without heading to Ali prefecture, just email us the photo copy of your passport and Chinese Visa (how to get a Chinese Visa) at least 20 days before your Tibet tour starts. We’ll take care of the rest and organize a lifetime Tibet trip for you with the guaranteed and free Tibet permit application.

    About entering Tibet, like most tourists do, you need to reach China firstly and then take the world’s highest Tibet train or fly to Lhasa from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xining and other cities of China. Check details about how to get to Tibet.

    As for the ones who is about to enter Tibet from Nepal, a Group Tourist Visa is required which is issued at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. You just need to email us the scanned copy of your passport in advance and we will do the rest. We have a local office in Kathmandu specially dealing with the Group Tourist Visa for our clients.

    Tibet Visa Application and Tour Organization for Indian Pilgrims

    Tibet Visa for pilgrims needs to be verified and issued jointly by the Foreign Affairs Office of TAR, Tibet Military Region, Armed Police Tibet Frontier Corps and the Department of Public Security of TAR. Only two organizations can authorize Indian pilgrimage tour in Tibet. One is Foreign Affairs Office of TAR (governmental); the other is Pilgrim Center (non-governmental), short for Tibet-India pilgrim Reception Center, located in Tuanjie New Village of Lhasa. Other organizations and travel agencies are not allowed to receive pilgrims.

    As the official agent of Pilgrim Center, Tibet Vista is authorized to provide free Tibet tour consultancy service for Pilgrims. Nevertheless, only the 2 organizations mentioned above can arrange practical Indian pilgrimage tour service (accommodation, transportation, itinerary, guide, yaks, etc.) for Indians travelling to Tibet.

    Owing to the monopoly situation of Pilgrim Center, the cost of a pilgrimage tour is much higher than that of other ordinary Tibet tour. However, Indian tourists do not need to pay such high cost, because they have a wide range of choices of travel agencies. Please contact Tibet Vista for free consultancy and our professional Tibet travel consultants will work with you to customize your Tibet tour.

    Before the catastrophic Nepal Earthquake in May, 2015, most pilgrims enter Tibet overland from Zhangmu Border (also called “Kodari border” in Nepal). However, the earthquake made the access from Zhangmu Border to Tibet virtually inaccessible. You can take flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and starting your pilgrimage tour from Lhasa, or fly to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu or other cities of China, then take a Tibet train or flight getting into Lhasa.

    Besides, you can also enter Tibet from Purang, a border nearer to Mt. Kailash, for which you have to either trek for three days or take a helicopter service.

  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double Occupancy applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Child: 6-12 years of age, sharing a double room with one adult will receive 10% discount from the listed price.
The default price is adult price. Please contact our service team to adjust price if there are children aged 6-12 booking the tour.
*Children under 6 are free.
*Maximum room capacity: 2 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.









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    Great Tour in Tibet

    There are totally only 8 people in our group. Not that big group. We had free time and tour guide recommended to us many great attractions and activities. The Tibetan family was very nice and kind. Tibet is a worthy place to go. I would rec...ommend to my friends. Read full review

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Departure Date:jul-01, 2017
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