7 Day Shigatse & Bon Yungdrungling

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Our 7-day overland group tour from Lhasa to Shigatse via visiting one of the most significant Bon religion monasteries in Tibet ( The Yungdrungling Bon monastery ) After arriving in Lhasa, next day travel to Ganden monastery and Drak Yerba meditation caves for a short 1-2 hours hike to see the beauties of the valley.

An excellent tour for Travelers preferring to spend a week in Tibet visiting many rare seen beauties of Tibet. Despite being priced for budget travelers, 5 of your five nights in Tibet are in the center of local Tibetan residents Lhasa 3-star Kyichu hotel and 4-star Gesar hotel in Shigatse city.

This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the town including Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka summer palace, Sera Monastery for debates, and the Potala winter Palace.  

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 visit the Tashilhunpo monastery and travel back to Lhasa via visiting the largest Bon monastery in Tibet ( Yungdrungling Bon monastery.

Bon is the first and native religion of Tibetans, Buddhism was flourishing in Tibet after many centuries from the flourish of Bon. It will be interesting to visit the native Tibetan religion monastery for Travelers since we will visit many Buddhist monasteries on the tour.

On the morning of the 7th day, you will travel to the Lhasa airport or train station where the tour in Tibet ends.

Tibet Travelers is one of the only travel agency in Tibet that offers such a unique itinerary for Travelers! Also, we use expert English-speaking Tibetan guides who are there to help you learn more about the uniqueness of Tibet.

Season Price on Group size:

April 15th to June 19th:

1 Person: 2,800 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,300 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,000 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 900 US Dollar Per person

June 20th to October 25th:

1 Person: 2,900 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,400 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,300 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 1,100 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,000 US Dollar Per person

October 26th to Next Year April 14th:

1 Person: 2,700 US Dollar 

2 People: 1,200 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 1,000 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 900 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 850 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 750 US Dollar Per person 

Notes:

Below price is two people shared one room. If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 250 US Dollar extra. 



Tour Type: Small Group

Group Size: 1 to 6 People

Tour Duration: 7 Days

Price: Lowest 750 USD

  1. All travel permits for Tibet
  2. English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  3. Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  4. All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
  5. Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
  6. All administrative fees
  7. All meals and accommodations for your guide
  8. All lodging listed in the itinerary
  9. Breakfast each morning
  10. Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
  11. One time welcome meal for the group
  12. One box of mineral water plus shared 
  13. Oxygen tank in the car
  1. Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  2. Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  3. Lunch and dinner
  4. Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  5. 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 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple


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 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(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 the beauties of the summer palace of Dalai Lama ( Norbulingka Palace ) after visiting many monasteries, its a great option to visit summer palace where Travelers can visit more than three palaces. In the late afternoon and evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa on your own or do some souvenir shopping.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

Day4. Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Karo La Glacier Gyantse Shigatse ( 360km ) 7 hours   ( 3950m)


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.

We visit the Ralung monastery, which was once the biggest Buddhist college in Tibet and home of many great Tibetan Yogis from Drukpa Kagyu sect including Jetsun Ling Repa, Jetsun Tsangpa Gyare, Jetsun Tsang Nyon, Jetun U Nyon, Jetsun Drukpa Kunley. They are no tourist and sometimes not even locals so Ralung monastery is one of the most peaceful monasteries with beautiful landscape.

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

Overnight at 4-star Gesar hotel

(B)=breakfast

Day5. Shigatse to Yungdrungling Bon monastery and to Lhasa ( 300km ) 5-6 hours   ( 3650m)


In the morning, you will be free time in Shigatse to exploration Tashilhunpo monastery. One of the biggest Gelugpa sects collage in Shigatse. In the Tashilhunpo monastery, you will visit the big statue of the future Buddha which is the main relic of the monastery.

From Shigatse, we will travel to Lhasa through the northern friendship highway via visiting the biggest Bon monastery in Tibet( Yungdrungling Bon monastery ) Bon is the first and native religion of Tibetans, Buddhism was flourishing in Tibet after many centuries from the flourish of Bon. It will be interesting to visit the native Tibetan religion monastery for Travelers since we will visit many Buddhist monasteries on the tour. 

On the way, we will enjoy the beauties of Yarlung Tsangpo Brahma Putra river and many villages of Rinpung and Nyemo town. Spent the night in Lhasa.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

Day6. Day trip from Lhasa to Ganden monastery and Drak Yerba meditation caves ( 140km ) 3-4 hours   ( 3650m)


Today in the morning we drive to Ganden monastery, located around 1-hour drive from Lhasa towards east. There is a beautiful 2 hours kora hike where  Travelers can see the whole view of nature and valley, also its the place where many great masters of Ganden monastery meditation before with only a few clothes even during the rainy season so there is lots of blessing.

After Ganden monastery, drive around 1-2 hour to Drakyerpa meditation caves to meditate and visit the meditation caves of great masters including Guru Rinpoche, Guru Atisha, and King Srongtsen Gampo.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple

(B)=breakfast

Day7. Depart Lhasa


In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station where the Tibet Travelers tour in Tibet ends. 

If Travelers need any help for the tour after Tibet in China or Nepal, Tibet Travelers happy to help for Travelers.

Thank you for loving Tibet Beauties! Thank you for choosing Tibet Travelers!

We hope to see you once again soon in Tibet in the near future. 

 

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