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Starting Price: $ 700

  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Total Duration: 6

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6 Days Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse Cultural & Scenic Tour

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$ 700 USD

Tibet Culture Tour: 6 Days Mystical Tours Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Day 1 Arrival Lhasa Airport transfer to hotel rest for acclimatization
Day 2 Sightseeing to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple , and Barkor street
Day 3 Sightseeing to Drepung monastery, NorbuLingkha , and sera Monastery
Day 4 Early morning visiting to Yamdrok Lake , drive to Gyantse, Kubum Pelkor chode, Drive to Shigatse
Day 5 Morning to visit to Tashi Lunpu Monastery drive back to Lhasa.
Day 6 (Break fast) Be transfer to Airport or Train station

Trip Introduction

This tour covers two important ancient cities sights and scenic experience.  During your tour, You will covers Potala Palace and other important sights as well as covers most beauties scenic route, Explore the ancient temples in Gyantse and Shigatse.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Local Tibetan-English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation : You will have Hyundai Van, Buick Van, or Transit Ford service during whole
    trip, 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 update 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
  • Daily lunch & dinner
  • Gratitude to your guide and Driver ( but it's depend on you no forced )
  • Expenses of a personal nature (beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason.
Day 1 : Arrival Lhasa
Day 2 : Lhasa sight seeing
Day 3 : Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 4 : Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse
Day 5 : Shigatse Lhasa
Day 6 : 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: No meals Accommodation: In Lhasa 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 ama, and the location of the Potala Palace and rbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.

Day 2 : Lhasa sight seeing

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a rip 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  onastery, where monks receive their official raining and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of isBarkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an pportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ccommodation: In Lhasa 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 uildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials 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, ibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses 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 Tibet- related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.

Day 3 : Lhasa Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, then continue your tour to orbulingka and Sera Monastery. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ccommodation: In Lhasa Located 5 km from Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. It was first built in 1416, and held 7,700 monks in its heyday. In Tibetan language, repung Monastery means monastery of collecting rice. Norbulingka means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed rchitectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet. In the afternoon, the Sera Monastery will be a good choice as well. It is the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries built in Lhasa. The setting itself is very beautiful with cobbled alleyways, emples and colleges. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks ssemble in small groups and practice their debating kills.Tips:During the family visiting, if you will take a seat, please cross yourlegs, do not stretch  your legs forward and face your sole to others. When you are offered a cup of wine by the host, please use your ring finger to dip a little of it. Then flick it in the air to express respects to the heaven, the earth and the ancestors before sipping the wine. The host will fill the cup, and you take a sip of hewine again. After the host fills your cup for the forth time, you have to bottom it up.

Day 4 : Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse

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 Located 250 km southwest of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,840 metres, Shigatse is the second largest 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 ofLhasa and surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Mt. Nyinchenkhasa, Mt. Chetungsu 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 Yamdrok Lake will freeze due to the weather condition. Located 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery 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 symbol of the monastery, the spectacular ‘stupa’ consists of hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thsoud images of various icons, in total there are about 3,000 statues.

Day 5 : 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 Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six big monasteries 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 nchen 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 6 : Departure Lhasa

The time before transfer to the airport is free on your own arrangment. Bid Lhasa a fond farewell as board the flight or get on
the train to your next stop. Meals: Breakfast Tibet is not a relaxing holiday destination, but if temples, religion and ancient culture are your things, you will find Tibet is just the place for you after these days visit. Now, it is time to say goodbye Tour Price for private tour & group tour Private tour price in Nov, Dec, January , February April , 1680 USD if it’s one person 2 to 4 Pax 840 USD person Private tour price in High Season May , June , July, August, September,  ctober 1780 USD if it’s one person 2 to 4 pax 920 USD per person Group tour price in Nov, Dec January,February April 780 USD per person Group tour price in High season May, June, July, August, September , and October 820 USD per person.

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2018-04-02 2017-04-07 1 Confirmed US $ USD 700 Book Now
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Teresa

Teresa

Jul 27, 2017

We booked our trip through Tibet Native Travel services a couple months ago. They were very quick to respond and very accommodating. They booked the hotels, arranged our Tibet travel permit and provided with a fantastic tour guide and driver and the car was top notch. I believe my experience would have been very different if I didn’t use a company like this one. I also wanted to use a Tibetan company and have a Tibetan tour guide as I believe they are more knowledgeable about Tibet than their Chinese counterparts. During our stay at the hotel in Lhasa we encountered a problem and they changed our hotel without any extra charges. On our last day they invited us to a very special dinner. I highly recommend this company as their service is excellent from beginning to end!

Manish Kapoor family

Manish Kapoor family

Aug 15, 2017

We have been fortunate to live in and travel quite a lot across Asia for the last 3+ years, and I can say without hesitation that our experience in Tibet with Sonam and Tibet Native Travel Services is at the top of the list!!

In fact, the quality of TNTS service is the BEST we have experienced of any tour / travel service provider anywhere period – whether in “developed” US/EU countries or emerging markets.

Tibet Native’s service is world-class in my mind for 4 main reasons:

1) Authentic / Genuine experience. The TNTS team is local Tibetans with decades of experience. They will ensure your experience is as authentic as possible, and you will learn a lot about Tibet’s history and transition through the local people….fascinating, thought-provoking, and heartfelt.

2) Unparalleled Professionalism – from the same-day responses to my myriad of emailed questions in the pre-planning process to the regular interaction throughout our journey (at each stop Sonam would call me to check in and see how things were going), to the quality of the tour guide, driver, accommodations. They will never take you to cheesy tourist trap stores, etc. where you feel pressured to buy something……in fact, multiple times my wife had to literally ask them to stop at places so she could shop for items like authentic thanka or Tibetan rugs.

3) Flexibility and One-Stop Service for all of our needs – we wanted to take a few days before arriving in Lhasa to acclimate (highly recommended), so we decided to first fly into Xian (terra cotta soldiers) for a couple of days, then to Xining (to acclimate at 2200m), then take the 24 hr train ride to Lhasa (really fun with our young kids who imagined being on the Harry Potter train while seeing beautiful landscapes and animals from the comfort of our sleeper). Sonam created the itinerary to match our needs, and was a single point of contact for everything, even though he had to work with multiple service providers in Xian and Xining.

This was very important for us as working professionals for TNTS to coordinate everything through 1 person and still provide great pricing and fantastic value for our money.

4) Catered to small children – we had a lot of angst about bringing our 5 and 7 year old daughters to Tibet. However, throughout the planning process and during our trip, everyone from TNTS was fantastic to ensure we had the best experience possible, that our children were always comfortable, and the itinerary allowed us to explore a lot while pacing ourselves accordingly. Working with TNTS felt like being with family members who truly care about you and your well-being.

I’ll finish by saying, despite being fortunate to visit many countries over the last several years, this is the first review I have ever written in TripAdvisor. I feel compelled to do so because of the overwhelmingly positive and warm experience we had with Sonam and the TNTS team.

Looking forward to hopefully a chance to visit other parts of Tibet (Eastern area is supposed to be beautiful) with TNTS in near future!

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 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 )

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