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See native wildlife in their natural environment
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Day 1: Lhasa Meet your tour guide at the Lhasa airport. The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30pm and 4pm daily. Day 2: Lhasa (B) Pickup from your hotel lobby around 8am to start your Lhasa city tour. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, You'll also explore the 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. Free time on Barkhor Street. It was built to circle the sacred Jokhang Temple. Spend time with pilgrims to worship. Day 3: Lhasa (B) Today's tour includes two of the “great three” Gelug sect monasteries: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in the fifteenth century on a mountainside. Sera, not far from Lhasa, was famous for its debates. Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet (4 star) Day 4: Lhasa to Lake Namtso (B) Transfer to the enchanting Namsto Lake. 6 hours on the road. You will pass the Nagenla Moutain Pass (5000m). Free time in the afternoon at lakeside. Namtso Lake: 4,718 meters above sea level, it is the second largest saltwater lake in China. It's an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains, measuring over 30 kilometers from north to south and over 70 kilometers from east to west. The lake is hemmed in on all sides by broad prairies that could stretch out as far as the eye can see. The lake with the finest meadows is generally rich in natural fishpond and offers moisture and water for the highland pasture around it and a habitat for rare water birds like swans, egrets and sand birds. Pure, solemn and stunning as Namtso is, it is also a sacred place for Buddhism. Overnight in Tent or local guest house at Lake Namtso Day 5: Lake Namtso to Lhasa (B) Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on Namtso Lake. Later today we will be transferred back to Lhasa. Day 6: Depart (B) The airport shuttle bus leaves at 7:30am and 11am from downtown Lhasa. You'll be picked up from your hotel lobby and transferred to the airport. Actual pickup time will be informed by your tour guide. Fixed Departed Days in 2019 April: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28 May: 2, 4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30 June: 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24, 28, 30 July: 4, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 Aug: 1, 5, 9, 12, 17, 20, 24, 28 Sep: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 23, 26, 28, 30 Oct: 2, 4, 7, 10, 12
Tibet Travel Permit (TTB)
Chinese visa invitation letter if required
4-night accommodation and daily breakfast at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4 * or Lhasa Yak Hotel 3*
1-night accommodation and breakfast at Kent or local guest house at Lake Namtso
English-speaking tour guide
Air-conditioned coach for sightseeing and transfers
Shuttle bus to and from Lhasa airport
Lunch and dinner
Airfare and train ticket
Taxi fare from/to airport if you choose not to take airport shuttle
Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
Extra bed for child
Over sized and excess baggage storage surcharge
Gratuities to tour guide and driver (recommended) Other personal expense Gratuities (recommended)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
Adult price is based on twin/triple share of a hotel room
Child price is based on child without extra bed
Please notice the hotel allows only maximum of 3 persons to stay overnight in one room
Please be prepare the hotel facilities and service standard in Tibet will not be as good as cities in inland China. A 4-star hotel in Tibet equals maybe the standard of a 3-star hotel in Beijing. At Lake Namtso, hot water is only available for limited hours.
For shuttle bus between airport and hotel, each passenger (except an infant) can check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage, total dimensions per bag shall not exceed 158 cm (62") . Over sized and excess baggage are subjected to the availability of storage space on coach, and surcharge will be charged.
If you do not want to wait for the airport shuttle bus, the taxi fare will be paid by yourself.
If you travel from a city in China to Lhasa, all foreign travelers need a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) in addition to a Chinese visa. TTP is inclusive in the package, the local operator in Lhasa will apply for you. China visa application is not included.
Please first obtain a Chinese visa from a Chinese Embassy on your own and then book this package at least 20 days prior of your arrival day in Tibet. If the Chinese Embassy requests an invitation letter for Chinese Visa, your local tour operator can prepare one and send it to you.
Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect. Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advice which city is convenient for you to pick up upon booking.
To apply for the TTP, please provide traveler's name (as appears on passport), nationality, age, sex, occupation, and passport number as well as photocopies of your passport and Chinese visa.
The following travelers can not get a TTP issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau: diplomats, journalists, professional media photographers, and government officials. These travelers need to apply directly to the Foreign Affairs Office at Lhasa City Hall: your local tour operator is unable to help.
Highly recommend you NOT to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa as getting TIBET GROUP VISA there is extremely inconvenient.
If your travel date is not on our fixed depart list, please choose a random departure date we already have, state your ideal travel date and submit. The local operator in Lhasa will check the availability and come back to you with a final answer: You will be inform if it is OK to form a new group, or 100% refund will be issued
Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA)
The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30pm and 4:00pm on fixed departure days.