Hight Light Of Tibet Tour 6 Days

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6 Days

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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

 
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa by Flight / Train
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Hotel:  Xin Ding Hotel Dekang Hotel Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
 
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb
Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Hotel:  Dekang Hotel Xin Ding Hotel Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction: Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery  Food: Welcome Dinner, Breakfast

Day 3 Lhasa City
As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Hotel:  Xin Ding Hotel Dekang Hotel Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction:Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Barkhor Street
Food: Breakfast
 
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colourfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Hotel: Hotel Manasarovar Shigatse Tashi Choten Hotel
Attraction:Yamdroktso Lake Karola Glacier Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum

Food: Breakfast

Day 5 Shigatse - Lhasa
We will depart today from your hotel in Lhasa around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road.
For the trip back to Lhasa from Shigatse, we have two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.
Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;
Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;
For Option B, guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included by GTT.

Hotel:  Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel Dekang Hotel Xin Ding Hotel
Attraction:  Tashilhunpo Monastery

Food: Breakfast
 
Day 6 Departure from Lhasa by Train/Flight
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.

Food: Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
 
 

 
 
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa by Flight / Train
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Hotel:  Xin Ding Hotel Dekang Hotel Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
 
Day 2 Lhasa Suburb
Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.
Hotel:  Dekang Hotel Xin Ding Hotel Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction: Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery  Food: Welcome Dinner, Breakfast

Day 3 Lhasa City
As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.
Hotel:  Xin Ding Hotel Dekang Hotel Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Attraction:Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Barkhor Street
Fo od: Breakfast
 
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
From Lhasa to Gyantse is abt 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), and with the huge massif of Mt Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) at far distance in view. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colourfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.
Hotel: Hotel Manasarovar Shigatse Tashi Choten Hotel
Attraction:Yamdroktso Lake Karola Glacier Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum
Food: Breakfast

Day 5 Shigatse - Lhasa
We will depart today from your hotel in Lhasa around 08:00ish. The rode condition is pretty good but because of the speed-limit, we will spend about 6hrs on the road.
For the trip back to Lhasa from Shigatse, we have two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.
Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;
Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;
For Option B, guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included by GTT.
Hotel:  Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel Dekang Hotel Xin Ding Hotel
Attraction:  Tashilhunpo Monastery
Food: Breakfast
 
Day 6 Departure from Lhasa by Train/Flight
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway for your next destination.
Food: Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
 
 

 
  • Cost included:
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  • Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★
  • *Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner
  • *Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
  • *Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;
  • *Free Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30pm or 15:30pm from Lhasa Airport on first day;
  • *Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 09:00am or 12:00pm from hotel in Lhasa on last day;
  • *On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, hard-sleeper train ticket from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT
  • *Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide
  • *Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
  • *Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);
  • *Travel Agency Liability insurance;
  • *Government Tax;
  • *Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)
  • *Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
Cost Exclude:
 

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Lunch & Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities for guide & driver, abt USD 8/day for each of them

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 6 Days
Accomodation: Similer 3 star Hotel
Seasons : All year
Type: Easy
Activities : Culture Tours
No. of Pax : from 2 Person above
Starts From : Kathamandu
Ends at : kathamandu

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