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7-day Tibet Highlights

Tour code: ETC-Q62   

Potala Palace, monasteries, pilgrims, holy lakes, Tibetan culture and more... This 7 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Tibet in a brief visit.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Lhasa Arrival in Lhasa
2 Lhasa Visit Potala Palace and Sera Monastery
3 Lhasa Visit Drak Yerpa, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
4 Lhasa/Shigatse Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake and Palkor Monastery
5 Shigatse/Lhasa Visit Tashilumpo Monastery, drive back to Lhasa
6 Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa Drive to see Namtso Lake, drive back to Lhasa
7 Lhasa ransfer to the airport/train station, head for your next destination

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa (no meal)
Upon arrival, our guide will meet your at the airport/train station. Transfer to the hotel, the rest time free for acclimatization.
 
Day 02 Lhasa (B, L)
Excursion to the Potala Palace in the morning, after lunch, go to the Sera Monastery to see the Monk debating.

Day 03 Lhasa (B, L)
Drive to visit Drak Yerpa, a monastery together with a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. In the afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Day 04 Lhasa – Shigatse (B, L)
Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, a beautiful highland lake. Then proceed to Gyantse town and visit Palkor Monastery. Later in the afternoon, arrive in Shigatse.

Day 05 Shigatse – Lhasa (B, L)
Visit the famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas. Then drive back to Lhasa, enjoying the stunning landscape along Yarlung Tsangpo River (Yalu Zangbu River).

Day 06 Lhasa – Namtso – Lhasa (B, L)
Get up early and drive to Namtso (240km), one of the 3 well-known holy lakes in Tibet. You will enjoy the breath-taking highland scenery all the way. Since it is a long ride en route (about 7 hrs), please feel free to ask the driver to stop at any beautiful place for photography. Drive back in the afternoon.

Day 07 Lhasa departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport/train station, head for your next destination.

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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