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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Step back in time on a history tour
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included
Day 1: Lhasa to Shigatse (No meals) An English-speaking guide will meet you at the designated location come 8:30am and begin the drive to Gyantse. Along the way, you will pass over the Gampala pass and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso. The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, the highest mountain near Lhasa. Then, head westward along the lake and drive towards Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city. Tourists will stop around the roadside and explore Korola Glacier (5030m). The texture and the tip of Korola Glacier can be clearly seen. See the famous Pelkor Monastery, the largest stupa, then continue to Shigatse. Check-in to your hotel and relax for the night upon your arrival. Stay overnight at 3-star hotel in Shigatse.
Day 2: Shigatse to Lhasa (B) Visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in the morning, where you will see the largest well-preserved statue of Jamapa. This monastery is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. In the afternoon, begin your 6-hour drive back to Lhasa, where you will be returned to your original meeting point.
Small-group (2-12 persons)
1 night accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Shigatse
English-speaking Tibetan guide
Entrance fees for all attractions listed in itinerary
Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
Liability travel insurance
Drinking water provided during the trip
Single-supplement if you are a single traveler
Lunch and Dinner
Tibet Travel Permit (USD$50/person)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
Travelers who got a Tibet Travel Permit from another travel agency cannot book this day tour
Travelers are required to book multiple day tours from the same suppliers if their plan includes multiple destinations in Tibet
Minimum age is 3 years
Supplier may use transport by train in substitution for the vehicle
Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.