|6 Days||4-12 Pax||Price from $827 per person|
|Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa|
|Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumpa Stupa, Pelcho Monastery, Tashilumpo Monastery|
Day1: Arrive in Lhasa
Arrival & Pick-up in Lhasa and Acclimatization
Schedule today: Arrival at train station or airport in Lhasa, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.
|Tibetan Style Pick-up||Tibetan Style Pick-up|
Day 2: Lhasa city tour
|Potala Palace||Johkang Temple|
In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace ( Video ), the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple ( Video ), where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Backhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter. One welcome dinner will be given for free today; you will have a chance to taste the most genuine local Tibetan food and drinks.
Day 3: Lhasa city tour
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
|Drepung Monastery||Sera Monastery|
Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery- Sera Monastery ( video ), where you can see the largest scale of sutra debating ( video ) among monks is famous all across Tibet.
Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (270 km/ 6-7 hours)
|Yamdrok Lake||Kumpa Stupa|
In the morning, drive to the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake ( Video ) is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. Then we drive along the turquoise holy lake and snowcapped mountains, the views are just stunning( Video ). On the way, we will stop to visit the Karola Glacier before arriving in the ancient town of Gyantse ( Video ) where you will find the largest stupa in Tibet-Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelcho Monastery. ( Video ). Stay overnight in Shigaste.
Day 5: Shigatse-Lhasa (Tour of Tibetan religion panorama)
Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery , Shigatse-Lhasa train
|Tashilumpo Monastery||Shigatse-Lhasa train|
Schedule: In the morning, we will drive to Shigatse to visit the Panchen Lamas' seat-Tashilhumpo Monastery which was built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama in Tibet. In the monastery placed a very giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha and is 26.2 metres (86 feet) in height. The relationship and stories between Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama are always interesting and tantalizing, a visit to it, you will grasp it all. Later in the afternoon, we will go back to Lhasa by train; along the railway, we can see the very gorges Brahmaputra River and valley.
Day 6: Departure transfer
Tour ends, departure transfer to train station or airport. Welcome to Tibet next time.
|April - June.25||June.26 - August||September - Oct.15||Oct.16 - March|
|USD 740 p/p||USD 810 p/p||USD 780 p/p||USD 670 p/p|
|Group Pick-up Time at airport||09:30 - 10:30||12:30 - 13:30||15:30 - 16:30|
|Group Drop-off Time leaving hotel||06:30 from hotel||08:30 from hotel||12:30 from hotel|
|A. The drive length is about one hour between airport and downtown
B. It’s free to have pickup and drop-off between train station and downtown
|Lhasa (Day1,2,3,5)||Yak Hotel or Gangyen Hotel||3*|
|Shigatse (Day4)||Gesar Hotel or Zangba Hotel||3*|
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I would be interested in the 6 Days Exploration of Legendary Ancient Cities for Mach 2020. Do you have such a tour between 23rd and 28th of March? I would also like to do at least one way to Lhasa by train. Do the Tibet traveling permits you organise, such as TTP and PSB also work for that? Or in other words: Could I fly in from somewhere and go back with the train or the other way round?
Dear Mr. Th***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. We did not know if Tibet will open in March as it closed every year in March, and I just wonder whether you can move your date to 3rd April. In April it will be no problem and also we have someone to book the tour on this date. Normally we will arrange the train back to Lhasa from Shigaste, because we will put the Shigaset group tour to Everest group tour together, and other people will go on the tour to Everest base, and people who just travel to Shigaste will take train back to Lhasa with one of our guides. I will send you the tour details to your email, please check it there. Best regards.
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