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7 Days Tibet Discovery Group Tour 2017

Highlights

Welcome to book this 7 days Tibet discovery trip. It is a small size group tour. Normally our group size is 4-6 traveler basis. Based in Tibet, we have a wide scope of pure Tibetan travel service team partners and your Tibet group tour is in the right hand. Welcome to sign up early and we will match your departure well.

We are never beaten on price and quality! Should another Tibetan or big Chinese travel agency offer the identical itinerary at lower cost please email the identical itinerary to us and we will match it. Our email address: service@tibetctrip.com

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival, hotel transfer, rest well for acclimatization, O/n comfortable hotel in downtown
Day 2 in Lhasa: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar and Sera Monastery
Day 3 in Lhasa: visit winter and summer palace of Dalai Lama: Potala Palace and Norbulinka
Day 4 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Gyantse (Palkhor Monastery & Kumbum Stupa)-Shigatse (350km)
Day 5 Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery & Local free market)-Lhasa (280km)
Day 6 Lhasa-Ganden Monastery-Yerpa Cave Monastery
Day 7 Leave Lhasa for next stop

Highlights:

  • Small size group tour (average 4-6 travelers basis)
  • Local Tibet travel expert guide
  • Attractions: Mt. Everest, Potala Palace, Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera Monastery, Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Palkhor Monastery
  • Guaranteed departures and easy for you to select to book

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Newwu Train Station, your Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up with your name sign, and then they will transfer you to Lhasa city safely. Please be not so anxious to walk much around hotel to see this that, but you do need a good rest in your hotel for needed acclimatization, otherwise you maybe under the weather little bit and easy get mountain sickness.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 2: Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery
Today our first visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locates at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshipers. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau.In the afternoon, the site we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4 pm quite regularly every working day, we will not give it a miss.
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 3: Potala Palace, Norbulinka-Winter and Summer Palace of Dalai Lama
Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with her vicinity. Potala palace is Lhasa’s most important landmark and she a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment which will be remembered for your rest life time. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once the home to the Dalai Lama. And the other visit is to Norbulingka Palace. It is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beautiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Tashi Norta Hotel or Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 4 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Karola Glacier-Gyantse Shigatse, 354 km
Today’s trip is little bit tight cuz of so much to see. We will pass the two high passes of Khamba La and Kharo La which are over 5000m, and we will bypass the beautiful and snake-like Lake-Yamdrok Tso. We can stop to ride a yak on the back of which we can get pictures of the lake and mountain peaks from a far. When get to Gyantse, We will have a quick lunch and rest little bit, then we will drive to see the Gyangtse Dzong and Pelkhor Choede Monastery & Kumbum Pagoda. The Kumbum is much more than a Stupa, as it is surrounded by numerous Tibet murals and small chapel houses. Even if you are not professional art connoisseur you will still be shocked by these ancient murals and architecture. After the visit in Gyantse we will continue another easy drive about one and half hours to Shigatse city which locates 90 km from northwest Gyantse. Shigatse is the second Tibet’s second largest city where we can have a good rest. On this day, mostly, people, especially those from west do not have any mountain sickness. o/n at hotel.

Day 5 Shigatse sightseeing then back to Lhasa, 280 km, 5-6 hours
After breakfasts around 8 am, we will take a walking visit to famous Tashilunpo Monastery,and Shigatse local free market, It is very interesting to see the difference between ancient Tibetan culture and the modern one because there are countless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient to see in this city. Today our tour ends with a relaxing and pretty loose drive back to Lhasa, check in hotel and have good rest before leaving Tibet for next destination. Accommodation as above.

Day 6 Lhasa-Ganden-Drak Yerpa Cave Monastery
In the morning we visit Ganden Monastery, 50 km from Lhasa. It is the main seat of the Gelug Sect and was founded by Tsongkhapa in 1409. We can also do kora around monastery. It’s placed in the top of a hill in the Kyichu valley. You can do kora around monastery too and enjoy great views of Tibetan original landscape. After lunch, we will visit Drak Yerpa meditation caves and temples. It’s an off the beaten path complex where Tibetan masters go for meditation since VII Century. It’s one of the most holy and important pilgrimage places in Tibet. Visit takes around 2-3 hours walking in a hillside. Back to Lhasa and enjoy free time.do kora around monastery.

Day 7 Final departure
Our Tibet guide and driver will transfer you to airport or train station for final departure.

Dates & Price

Group Tour Departure Date and Price 2017--Fair Price,Better Customer Care

2017---Prices are based on double occupancy, 1 person can sign up (6 nights single room supplement ranges from US$180 to 250$ upon requests)---- Normally our group size is 4-6 traveler basis. 

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2017 & 2018

Class/Price for Per Person Jan. 1 to
Mar.31
Apr.1 to
Jun.23
Jun.25 to
Aug.25
Aug.26 to
Oct.15
Oct.16 to
Nov.15
Nov.16 to
Dec. 30
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels) 840 US$ 880 US$ 950 US$ 900 US$ 820 US$ 800 US$

For the departures, please take a look at our website page: https://www.tibettravelexpert.com/tours/7-days-tibet-discovery-tour/

Discount:

1.) 5 % off for 3-4 pax per booking
2.) 5 % off for booking the tour 90 days in advance.
More special promotion, please talk with your TripAdvisor.

(Note: the above preferential promotion can only be applied by either one of them. And the above price is also availble to tourists with Indian passport.)

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Service Included:

1) All necessary Permits: including TTB-Tibet Entry permit;
2) Permits delivery to your hotel or living address in China
3) Accommodation: 5 nights stay in comfortable hotels in Lhasa (such as House of Shambhala or Samhbala Palace or Tashi Norta Hotel); 1 night in 3 star hotel in Shigatse city;
4) One suitable tour vehicle according to group size (ranging from tour car to van);
5) Meals: All Breakfasts;
6) Local Tibetan English Speaking tour guide;
7) Airport/station pick up and drop off
8) Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary
9) Government Tax; travel agency liability insurance;
10) China domestic flights and train ticketing (optional per your requests,the price does not include train and airfare);

Service not included:
1) Other services of non-Tibet parts
2) Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, lunches and dinners, etc.
3) Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected events (flight or train delays or cancellation, personal delay for every sightseeing departure)
4) Tips for the tour guide and driver (US$20 per person is recommended but not compulsory)

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:

As Lhasa Gonggar airport is 70km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time.
So, our travel agency can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off travelers between accommodation and Gonggar airport twice a day at a designated time below. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time.

The free airport pick-up and drop off time is as follows:
Free Pick up time at 12:30 and 4:00 pm-- Please join on this time.

Free drop off time at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm -- Please join on this time.

Exception

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:

  • If travelers want shuttle bus service not included in the designated time frame or they prefer not to wait for the free shuttle service, they are required to pay extra 400RMB/car for private airport transfer service, which needs a report to travel consultant upon booking.
  • If travelers come before or after the designated schedule, they are required to pay extra 400RMB/car for private airport transfer service or 250RMB for train station, which needs a report to travel consultant upon booking the tour. the same rule applys to the departure.
  • If travelers miss the free shuttle transfer service as a result of flight delay or flight change and need a private pick up or drop off service, extra 400RMB/car for airport transfer/250RMB for train station transfer is required.
  • If travelers miss the free shuttle service and do not want to pay a private transfer fee of RMB400 per car, travelers can take airline-shuttle bus transfer by themselves (RMB 30-35 per person). The airline shuttle bus is just beside the Lhasa Gonggar Airport Gateway and it is available for every flight. And from the airline shuttle bus stop (about 500 meters to the east of Potala Palace), travelers can pay RMB 10-20 to take taxi or pedi cab to hotel by themselves (our guide or agency operator will meet you in hotel lobby).

Normally our group size is 6-10 traveler basis, maximum group size is 12 pax. Based in Tibet, we have a wide scope of pure Tibetan travel service team partners and your Tibet group tour is in the right hand. Welcome to sign up early and we will match your departure well.

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