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9-day Tibet Holy Lakes Adventure

Tour code: ETC-Q61   

Tibet is steeped in history, rich in natural beauty and home to some of the world's most sacred pilgrimage sites. On this Tibet trip you will gain an insight into this fascinating land under the special guidance of an experienced tour escort.

Tour DateCityTour Brief
1LhasaArrival in Lhasa
2LhasaVisit Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Ani Tsankhung Nunnery
3LhasaVisit Drak Yerpa, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
4Lhasa/Reting MonasteryVisit Reting Monastery, Drigung Monastery and Tidrum Nunnery. Overnight at tent by Reing Monastery
5Reting Monastery/Namtse/Damxung
Drive to visit Namtso Lake. Overnight at Damxung
6Damxung/LhasaDrive back to Lhasa
7Lhasa/Shigatse Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake and Palkor Monastery
8Shigatse/Lhasa Visit Tashilumpo Monastery. Drive back to Lhasa
9LhasaTransfer to the airport/train station to 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, and visit Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, which was first built in the 7th century by Songsten Gampo who used it as meditation chamber.

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 – Reting Monastery (B, L)
Drive 240km to the notable Reting Monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the seat of the Reting Rinpoche. On the way, you will also visit Drigung Monastery (Drijung Til monastery), and Tidrum Nunnery. Overnight at tent by Reing Monastery.

Day 05 Reting Monastery – Namtse - Damxung (B, L)
Drive to visit the holy lake – Namtso Lake, which is the highest large lake in the world located at an altitude of 4718m above sea level. It is one of the 3 well-known holy lakes in Tibet. Overnight at Damxung.

Day 06 Damxung – Lhasa (B, L)
Drive back to Lhasa, enjoy the breath-taking highland scenery along the way. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 07 Lhasa – Shigatse (B, L)
Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, another breautiful holy lake in Tibet. Then proceed to Gyantse town and visit Palkor Monastery. Later in the afternoon, arrive in Shigatse.

Day 08 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 09 Lhasa departure (B)
Transfer to the airport/train station to head for your next destination.

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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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