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Tibetan Kailash Tour Operator Recommended
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Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Agency Recommendation

Group Code: TCTS 20150714--4 people (TCTS is short for Tibet Ctrip Travel Service)

Nationality: Germany, France, Singapore,Malaysia

Travelers Name: Rebecca, Anthony, Mr. Hu and Wang From Malaysia (read the Tibet pilgrimage travel agency Recommended)

Tibet travel time: July14-28, 2015

Tibetan guide: Tenzin Gelek

TCTS 20150703 Tibet tour outline

Tibet travel service contract—Tibet Ctrip Travel Service

July14 Flight Air China CA408 11:40-3:25pm to Lhasa from KTM to be picked up and transferred to Lhasa, o/n in Snow Heaven Hotel (for original 3 star hotel category, without surcharge we upgrade to arrange this 4 star hotel which we frequently used in the past years). One oxygen cylinder can be arranged to your room and wish this helps you get well acclimatized.

July15 one free day

July16 one free day the other two people will get to Lhasa. Hotel as above

July17 Day 2 visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets, hotel as above

Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with her vicinities. 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. Well another 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 worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkhor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where the residence of many local people is.
Accommodation: hotel as above 

July18 Day 3 Chusamg Nunnery and Sera Monastery (some easy hiking experiences here, have good view to Lhasa city) 

July19 Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse city, o/n in Shigatse Manasarovar hotel

Today's activities: Landscape driving from Lhasa to Shigatse city, we could do some mountain hiking on the way (beside the road G318). We will get to Shigatse around 4:30 pm, Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar good 3 star hotel
Tips: this afternoon, our guide will take your passport to try to obtain the PSB permit (Alien's travel permit) to Kailash Area, it will take about half hour (pending the queue at the office), and you may either wait in the vehicle or just walk around.   

July20 Day 5 Shigatse to Saga (about 430 km landscape driving), o/n Saga Hotel

July21 Day 6 Saga-Manasarovar-Tarchen-

July22 Day 7 First day of Kailash Khora, o/n in local guesthouse

July23 Day 8 Second day of Kailash Khora, o/n in local guesthouse

July24 Day 9 Kora and we drive about 40 km to Lake Manasarovar, o/n the lake (at local guesthouse);
July25 Day 10 Lake Manasarovar-Saga, o/n in Saga Hotel

July26 Day 11 Saga-Shigatse, o/n in Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel;  

July27 Day 12 Shigatse-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa 350 km, o/n in hotel as above;
July28 Day 13 Lhasa-Final departure, fly back to Kathmandu