6 Day Gyantse & Shigatse

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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.  This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the city including Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery and the Potala Palace.  You will also be able to explore the Old Town of Lhasa and rub shoulders with some of the thousands of pilgrims who are here each day. Altogether, you will spend 3 nights in Lhasa. Next, you will make the scenic drive to Shigatse going via Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier, and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. From Shigatse, you will take the train back to Lhasa. On the morning of the 6th day, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station. This will be an amazing journey that will allow you to see many of the best places Tibet has to offer!

Notes:

Below price is 2 people shared 1 room.   If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 50 US Dollar extra.  Season Price:  November to April: 700 USD per person  May to October: 850 USD per person Price discount: If more than 4 people booked together, discount 100 US Dollar per person.



Tour Type: 6-Day Smallest Group Tour

Group Size: Min 3 People / Max 6 People

Tour Duration: 6 Days

Price: Starting From 700 USD

    • All travel permits for Tibet
    • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
    • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
    • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
    • Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
    • All administrative fees
    • All meals and accommodations for your guide
    • All lodging listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
    • One time welcome meal for the group
    • One box of mineral water plus shared 
    • Oxygen tank in the 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

Day1. Arrive To Lhasa


 

You will be met at the Lhasa airport or train station by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the hotel, elevation 3600 meters. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square.

Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel

 

Day2. Lhasa


 

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.

Overnight at Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa  (B)=breakfast

Day3. Lhasa


 

 

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.

Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel (B)=breakfast

Day4. 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

Day5. Shigatse Train To Lhasa


 

 

In the morning, you will be free time in Shigatse to exploration Tashilhunpo monastery. One of the biggest Gelugpa sects collage in Shigatse region.In the Tashilhunpo monastery you will visit the big statue of future buddha which is the main relic of the monastery. Afternoon with the help of guide take train back to Lhasa. 

Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel (B)=breakfast

Day6. Depart Lhasa


 

 

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station.

 

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