USA Travelers Travel to Tibet, Travel Agency- TCTS Recommended 2009
Tibet adventure travel reviews and Tibetan tour agency recommendation are offered by Greg’s family from USA. We are happy to share the Tibet travel experience with those travelers wanting to travel to Tibet.
Sichuan to Tibet overland tour review:Chengdu-Kangding-Litang-Batang-Mangkham-Zogong-Raog-Pomi-Bayi Town-DraksumTso-Ganden Monastery-Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok Tso-Gyantse-Shalu-Nartang Monastery trek-Everest B.C-Lhasa,Real Tibet adventure with Tibet Ctrip Service, Lhasa, July,2009
Tibet Ctrip Travel Service is one reliable agent and great Tibet tour operator. Their Tibetan guide, Tibetan driver and the hotels they offered us were quite nice. Our family appreciated their professional tour service and would be very happy to recommend them to any Tibet travelers. Below is the JPEG format we scanned and additionally we attached some tour photos in Tibet and hope it can be our reference for future tour clients in Tibet. I sincerely wish those guys have more and more tourists from abroad because they are working hard and friendly to local communities, local economy and they deserve our recommendation. Follow their Tibet travel advices to explore the roof top of the world-Tibet.
Greg Thurman, PE
CES / VWMG
La Grande, Oregon / Beijing - China
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Americna tourists to travel in Tibet, Tibet travel program review:
2009 July4-21 with Tibet Ctrip Travel Service
July4 Day1: Our Tibetan driver and Tibetan tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu, drive Chengdu-Ya’an-Luding-Yajiang, o/n in hotel
July5 Day2: Yajiang-Litang-Batang, o/n in hotel
July6 Day3: Batang - Mangkang – Zuogong, o/n in hotel
July7 Day4: Zuogong – Basu – Ranwu-Pomi, o/n in hotel
July8 Day5: Pomi-Lulang – Nyingchi-Bayi, o/n in hotel
July9 Day6: Bayi-Lake Draksum Tso-Lhasa, o/n in Thangka Hotel or Shangbala Hotel or Yak Hotel, etc
July10 Day7: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery where we can visit the Lamas’ debating activities.
July11 Day8: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, after lunch, we drive Lhasa for Ganden Monastery visit (60km), set up camping
July12 Day9: Trek to Yama Do, 5-6 hrs,17 km (450m descent,300m ascent), camping
July13 Day10: Trek to Tsotup Chu Valley,5-7 hrs,10km, camping
July14 Day11: Trek to Herder's Camp, 5 hrs, 14km, camping
July15 Day12: Descent Trek Nyango (4-5hrs), tractor to Samye (total of 39km today, route: Herder Camp-Gen Do-Yamalung Hermitage-Nyango-Wango-Pisha-Dragmar-Sangbu-Samye), o/n in Samye guesthouse (there is no hotel accommodation there)
July16 Day13: Samye-Boat across the river Brahmaputra-Ferry point-Lake Yamdrok Tso-Gyantse, o/n in Jianzang Hotel
July17 Day14: Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery +Kumbum Pagoda)-Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery)-Carpet factory, o/n in Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or similar
July18 Day15: Shigatse-Rongphu Monastery, Overnight at Rongphu (Dormitory basis)
July19 Day16: Rongphu-Everest Base camp-Rongphu (16km roundtrip by trek/ or local mini bus)-Lhatse, Overnight at Lhatse Shanghai Hotel
July20 Day17: Lhatse-Lhasa, Overnight at Thangka Hotel or similar one if late booking
July21 Day18: Free morning in Lhasa on your own (but not allowed to visit any monasteries or temples or museum on your own, if you like to, please inform us in advance, otherwise, the foreign tourists will be stopped a few minutes after serious check and then we travel agency will be fined shortly), we check out hotel around 11:50, have lunch in local restaurant, rest little bit and then leave Lhasa at 1 am, get to airport around 2:20pm, catch the flight to Beijing.