Sacred Tibet Tours

LH04: 5 Days Private Tour of Tsetang - Lhasa
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 4 western buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches

  • Follow us on a Buddhist pilgrimage to Tibet & appreciate the profound culture
  • Full insight visits to Tsetang including Tibet's first monastery - Samye Monastery
  • Potala Palace, essence of ancient architecture & the treasure house of arts in Tibet
  • Jokhang Temple, the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan pilgrims
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa - Tsetang
Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, where the altitude is 3,650 meters above sea level, our guide will greet you with a warm smiling face, holding a sign with your name on it. Then we will transfer you to Tsetang and check in at the hotel in about 1.5 hours. Tsetang is 87 km east of the airport and 191 km southeast of Lhasa. We would like to suggest you have a good rest at the hotel for the remaining day to acclimate the high altitude in case of acute mountain sickness.
Day 2 Testang - Lhasa
Samye Monastery
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to visit the Yumbu Lakang and the Trandruk Monastery. Yumbu Lakang is the first palace in Tibet. It became famous since Songtsan Gambo of the Tubo Kingdom (629-846) and Princess Wencheng used it as their summer residence. It was reconstructed as a monastery during the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama. Trandruk Monastery was built during the reign of Songtsan Gambo and was famous for its precious Pearl Thangka. 

Afterwards, we will transfer you to Lhasa. En route, visit the Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet history. At the end of the day, we will arrive in Lhasa and check in at the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Lhasa
Monks debating sutras in the Sera Monastery
In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Our Lhasa visit starts from the Drepung Monastery, which is 5 km westward from the city and it is one of the three great monasteries of Tibet. 

After lunch, following the morning activities, we will continue our visit to the Sera Monastery where there is an opportunity to witness the monks debating sutras supplemented with gestures. Then we will visit the nearby Norbulingka Park, a masterpiece of Tibetan art. It used to be the traditional summer dwelling of the successive Dalai Lamas and later converted into the largest man-made garden in Tibet. After the trip is completed, we will transfer you back to the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Lhasa
A devout Tibetan prayer
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and accompany you to the magnificent Potala Palace. It served as the chief residence of the Dalai Lama but now a museum and the largest scale architectural complex in Tibet. Then we will visit Tibet Museum before having lunch. 

In the afternoon, we will go ahead to visit the Jokhang Temple, which is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet for locals. Then pay a visit to the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street. The last destination of the day is a Nunnery. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Departure from Lhasa
Your 5 days Tsetang Lhasa tour is completed today. A comfortable transfer will take you to the airport according to your return flight schedule. Our guide will bid farewell to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
TsetangTsetang Hotel Tsetang Hotel
LhasaShangri-La Hotel Tashipozhang Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by subuhi from INDIA | Jun. 27, 2017 05:23Reply
i am reaching xining at 12:30pm and then have train at 8:30 to Lhasa.
i want to visit grand mosque..what other nearby places I can visit during this time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sara from GERMANY | Jun. 30, 2017 00:59

Do you mean the Dongguan Mosque? Residence of Ma Bufang, Provincial Museum, Nanshan Park are all near Dongguan Mosque. You can visit these places during your layover. Have a nice trip!
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