7 Days Tibet Culture and Landscape Tour | Golden Tibet family Travel Package
Here below is the outline of the family friendly trip in Tibet which just takes one week time. Enhanced from previous years experiences on family vacation travel in Tibet, we invite your family or close friends circles to travel with our local Tibet travel agency in 2019.
7 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Culture Tour Outline
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa. Our guide will greet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to your hotel. You will rest for acclimatization. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2 Lhasa Highlights: Potala Place, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 4 Lhasa-Gyantse(280km). Visit holy lake Yamdroktso, Karola Glacier, and Pelkhor Monastery(Gyantse Kumbum). Overnight in Gyantse.
Day 5 Gyantse-Shigatse(90km). Visit Pala Manor and Tashilhunpo Monastery. Overnight at Shigatse.
Day 6 Shigatse-Lhasa(280km). Return to Lhasa and free time. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 7 Depart from Lhasa for your next destination.
7 Days Tibet Family Trip Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Once your family arrive 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. Comfortable accommodation: House of Shambhala or Shambhala Palace or similar if late booking.
Day 2 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
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 locoates 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 Barkor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where is the residence of many local people. Overnight in Lhasa. Stay at comfortable accommodation: House of Shambhala or Shambhala Palace or similar if late booking.
Day 3 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
After breakfasts in hotel, we will drive to west Lhasa city section (about 11km) and give a visit to the Drepung Monastery, which was once the world's largest monastery. Housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundred of years. 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 3-4pm quite regularly every working day, we will not give it a miss. Stay at comfortable accommodation: House of Shambhala or Shambhala Palace or similar if late booking.
Day 4 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Gyantse (Palkhor Monastery & Kumbum Pagoda)(280km).
Today's trip is little bit tight because 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. Overnight in Gyantse Yeti Hotel or similar one.
Day 5 Gyantse-Shigatse(90km).
We visit Pala Manor in the morning. 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 Gyangtse. Shigatse is the second Tibet's second largest city. We will take a walking visit to famous Tashilunpo Monastery,and Shigatse local free market, It is very interesting to see the differencee between ancient Tibetan culture and the modern one because there are countless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient to see in this city. Overnight in Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 6 Shigatse-Lhasa(280km).
We enjoy a relaxing drive back to Lhasa. Free time and last chance to explore Lhasa by yourself. Check into hotel and have good rest before leaving Tibet for next destination. Stay at comfortable accommodation: House of Shambhala or Shambhala Palace or similar if late booking.
Day 7 leave Tibet for next stop
Our Tibet guide and driver will transfer your family safely to airport or train station for departure.
*You can begin this trip with Nepal or China.