6 days: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse
Starting from 680 USD/person
Our 6 day overland group tour from Lhasa to Shigatse is perfect for those who have a smaller budget, yet still want a high quality tour of Tibet. Despite being priced for budget travelers, 5 of your 5 nights in Tibet are in 4 Star, Tibetan-owned hotels. We pride ourselves on being the only travel agency in Tibet that offers such high quality hotels for a budget-priced group tour! In addition, we use expert English-speaking Tibetan guides who are there to help you learn more about the uniqueness of Tibet’s culture and religion.
Tour Type: Small private group tour
Group size: Minimum 4 People. Max 12 People
Tour Duration: Small private group tour
Price: 680$ + 100$ for single supplement
- All travel permits for Tibet
- English speaking Tibetan tour guide
- All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
- Pick up and drop off by airport bus
- All administrative fees
- All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
- Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
- All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
- Breakfast each morning
- Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
- One time welcome meal for the group
- One box of mineral water, shared Oxygen tank in car.
- Transportation costs to and from Tibet
- Chinese visa fees and passport fees
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
- Tips to the driver and guide
Tour Cost Table
|Months||April to June||July to Aug||Septeber to Oct||Nov to Feb|
|Cost per person||700 USD||750USD||700USD||680USD|
Day one: Lhasa Arrival
You will be met at the Lhasa airport or train station by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the 4 Star Gang-Gyen Hotel located in the Old Town of Lhasa, elevation 3600 meters. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square.
Day two: Lhasa sightseeing
After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400 year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600 year old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own.
Day Three: Lhasa sightseeing
Today you will start your day by visiting the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site. After lunch, you will explore another one of Tibet’s important monasteries. Ramoche Temple is famous across Tibet for the 8 years old statue of Buddha Shakyamuni and is a great place to observe Local Tibetans. In the late afternoon and evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa on your own or do some souvenir shopping.
Day Fours: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigatse
You will depart Lhasa in the early morning and drive through the scenic Yarlung River Valley towards Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok is one of Tibet’s 4 main holy lakes and is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalaya. From the Kamba La Pass, you get a panoramic view of this spectacular lake with the nearby mountains. Next, you will drive along the lake shore to Nankartse, where you will stop for lunch.
Next, you will begin ascending again to the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an up-close view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it. Your next stop is the pleasant town of Gyantse where you will visit the massive Gyantse Kumbum Stupa as well as the Pelkhor Chode Monastery. You will then continue to Shigatse, elevation 3840 meters, and stay at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel. Total driving distance is 350 kilometers. Total driving time is 7 hours.
Day Five: Shigatse— Train to Lhasa.
In the morning, you will be free time in Shigatse to exploration. Afternoon with the help of guide take train back to Lhasa. Overnight in 4 star Gangyan hotel.
Day Five: Depart
In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station
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