Devout Buddhist Appreciation

LHB02: 6 Days Small Group Tour to Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Tour Type: Small Group of no more than 12 persons
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the Potala Palace - an important symbol of Tibetan culture and history
  • Observe debating sessions of Buddhist doctrines among the Lamas in Sera Monastery
  • Marvel at the stunning views of Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet
  • An in-depth visit to Gyangtse and Shigatse to experience more of the pure land
From $720 per person Free Inquiry
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
This memorable one-week Tibet small group tour will start once you arrive at the train station or Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you at the exit and give you a warm welcome. Then, you will be sent to the hotel to have a good rest for the adaption to the high altitude.

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
 Friendly Tips

Local 3 star hotels are arranged in this economical tour. Simple breakfasts served at the hotels are mainly local food. For those who look for some degree of comfort, we kindly suggest you consider taking our private tour instead.
Day 2 Lhasa
Jokhang Temple
After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the Potala Palace, which is Tibet's largest and best-preserved palace complex with a history of around 1,400 years. In the afternoon, a visit to the Jokhang Temple will be arranged to let you appreciate the statue of Sakyamuni when he was eight and the glamorous architectural style. Afterwards, you will be led to stroll around the busy Barkor Street, where you can buy traditional and religious crafts as souvenirs.

A welcome dinner will be arranged at a famous restaurant at night, and you will feast your stomach with authentic Tibetan food.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 3 Lhasa
Tibetan people
Today, we will drive out of the downtown area to the outskirts of Lhasa and visit the Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung in Tibetan means a pile of rice. The monastery was so named because the large-scale white building complex constructed on the hillside looks like a giant pile of rice. Although not as grand as Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery has the most famous debate of Buddhist scriptures. This ritual is generally held from 15:30 to 17:00 during Monday - Saturday.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse
After breakfast, we will head westwards from Lhasa for the next destination of this Tibet small group tour, Shigatse. The refreshing landscape of Nyang Chu Valley, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, and Karola Glacier along the way will reveal the unique highland scenery. En route, we will make a stop at Kumbum Monastery in Gyangtse, which was originally built in 1418.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Manasarovar Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 5 Shigatse - Lhasa
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Today, our guide will accompany you to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447. Besides Tibetan Buddhist buildings, visitors can admire the world's largest gilded bronze Buddha statue there with a height of 26.7 meters (87.6 feet).

The Shigatse small group tour will conclude at this point, and we will then drive back to the hotel in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: YAK Hotel (or other similar Hotel)
Day 6 Departure from Lhasa
It is the last day of this 6-day Lhasa tour package. Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and help you with the boarding procedures. Wish you a nice trip!

Meals: Breakfast
 Friendly tips about the free transfer service between airport and hotels:

Airport pick-up service upon arrival: There will be an English-speaking guide meet you at the airport and help you to take a taxi to the hotel according to your arrival time.

Airport drop-off service on your leaving day: It is shuttle service scheduled at 06:30am, 08:30am and 12:30pm. If there are less than 3 passengers, you may be delivered by public airport shuttle bus or taxi instead of our shuttle service. If you prefer to have a private see-off transfer to avoid the longtime waiting, please contact us in advance.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts based on double occupancy
  • Meals as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • One shared big oxygen tank in the car
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares/train fares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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