This 5 days private women tour of Tibet is designed to share in Tibetan Buddhist culture and life at the Himalayas. We’ll explore Potala Palace inside out, enjoy a cup of tea leisurely beside Yamdrok, walk with local pilgrims along Barkhor Street to visit the holy Jokhang Temple and uncover the exoticism and mystery of Drak Yerpa hermitage by learning the stories of eminent lamas practicing at the cave retreats. This trip is also a great chance to develop an understanding of Tibetan women, who are nuns, wives, great mothers and perhaps other roles that you will meet and make friends.

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Destinations: Lhasa

Travel Style: private tour

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Fly over / cross snow-capped mountains, rivers, and prairie, arrive in Lhasa. This magical city fascinates women with the other-worldly landscape, timeless shrines and mysterious Buddhist life. Your private local guide (we’ll try to arrange you a woman guide if available, but please understand that there are very few women in Tibet that can speak English or other foreign languages) has been waiting for you and will meet your at the exit of airport/railway station. Transfer to settle into your hotel. The remainder of the day is for acclimatization. You may walk slowly around, but avoid any vigorous exercise.

  You May Want To Know  

  • When travel to Tibet, you’re suggested to take a morning flight to Lhasa, so as to better adapt the altitude.
  • Please feel free to advise us if you prefer hotel with special oxygen supplies.
  • Keep warm and avoid catching a cold, especially at night. Being cold makes the high altitude sickness worse.
  • Cameras are not allowed in Temples.
  • Wear sunglass and sun cream to protect your eyes and skin. You may also like to wear a hat.
  • Moisturizing cream will be helpful to keep your skin in good condition as the air in Tibet is really dry.
  • For women travelers, please wear proper clothes when visit temples: cover your shoulders and no shorts.
  • If you are in or close to a menstrual period, don't forget to bring the necessary and enough pads. Sometimes it is not easy to buy one especially when you are taking a long drive outside of Lhasa.

Wake up in fresh and a bit thin air. Escorted by your guide, visit Potala Palace. If you know something about Tibetan, you may have known that Potala means Buddhist shrine. Built in the 7th Century by Tibetan King Songtsen to marry Princess Wencheng (a great woman who contributed to the traditional Chinese and Tibetan culture exchange) from the Tang Dynasty, Potala Palace is one of world’s most magnificent and legendary ancient castles. From the White Palace to Red Palace to admire Tibetan architecture, as well as numerous incredible Buddhist relics, antiques, jewels, pearls and Dalai Lamas' holy stupas.

After lunch at a local restaurant, head for Sera Monastery, where an intense debate is gonging on. Of course, the monk debating is something you may have never seen before. They debate over classics, with “odd” body language. Don’t get them wrong, they are not fighting or quarreling. It is actually a great way to exchange ideas and learn the Buddhist classics, and has been practiced for thousands of years.

  You May Want To Know   

  • Usually there is debate at Sera Monastery every day lasting from 3:00pm-5:00pm except Sunday.

Meal: B, L

The mighty Potala Palace is a highlght of women's tour in Tibet

This morning explore a majestic cliff-side monastery in the suburb of Lhasa - Drak Yerpa, with a history of 1500 years. What’s particularly curious about Drak Yerpa is that it is one of the great four ancient hermitages in Tibet. Different from the surrounding wildness, Drak Yerpa is embraced by vegetation, trees, flowers and even streams. There are dozens of ancient meditation caves hidden in the cliff, with mysterious Buddhist glamour. In the afternoon, through the old town of Lhasa, visit Jokhang Temple, the true sanctuary of Tibetan Buddhism. It is because of Jokhang Temple, Lhasa has been honored as the holy city. You can always see numerous devoted Buddhists, both men and women, from other parts of Tibet and even Yunnan, Qinghai and Gansu, who make their pilgrimage to Jokhang Temple. Meet 12-year-old-like Shakyamuni statue here.

Then walk briskly around Barkhor Street, a scared road and commercial street, where you can witness traditional Tibetan dwelling, and learn about local people, especially Tibetan women’s way of living. Here you also have a good chance to buy souvenirs for your families and friends.

  You May Want To Know   

  • The Barkhor Street is a circular street with the Jokhang Temple as the center, and it’s also the most important route for Tibetan Buddhist believers to turn their prayers. Please walk clockwise when you are visiting the street as the locals do.

Meal: B, L

An old Tibetan woman pray before Jokhang Temple

Bating in the warm sunlight, all the way to the west, drive for 2 hours through villages and wilderness along 150km road, getting to Yamdrok Lake. One of the four holy lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok features a purified blue color and dotted with lovely islands. Here you may also encounter yaks. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside this peaceful, gorgeous lake. Take your time to enjoy a cup of warm sweet tea, some kinds of local snacks, and then take a walking along the holy lake. Nothing is better than such kind of experience.

Return Lhasa city and visit the Ani Tsankhung Monastery, which is a Buddhist nunnery in Lhasa with unique traditions and architecture styles. Since the 12th century the monastery has been used chiefly by Buddhist nuns. Ani Tsankhung Monastery is not only the paradise of female Buddhists inside, but also the place for women in the outside world to study Buddhism, culture and other knowledge. Now Ani Tsankhung Monastery is home to more than one hundred nuns.

Return hotel after the visits.

Meal: B, L

Visit Yamdrok Lake, a highlight of Tibet tour for women

Enjoy your last minute in Tibet until the time be met at hotel and transfer to airport. Say goodbye to this mysterious land and head for your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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