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  • 8 Days / 9 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: LHASA (3N)-NYINGTRI (1N)-BOMI (1N)-BASUM TSO LAKE (1N)-LHASA (1N)

Date: You choose (between February and October)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

The 8-day Blooming Peach Festival Tour offers a blend of cultural exploration and seeing the remarkable scenery of Tibet. Our starting point is Lhasa — the hub of Tibet. Here we visit the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple from the 7th century, as well as explore the Sera and Drepung monasteries.

Then, we proceed on a picturesque journey towards the Eastern region of Tibet, Nyingchi. Nyingchi is renowned for its stunning natural scenery, featuring vivid green vegetation that blankets the mountain slopes, rivers and lakes, as well as the famous peach blossom. In early spring, numerous peach trees bloom across the area with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. This spectacular contrast attracts both photography enthusiasts and nature admirers

Code: TPTL3

  • ITB-Highlights:* Potala and Jokhang Temples detailed visit
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of Tibet
  • * Folk music and dance wherever possible
  • * Visiting a village school during the trip
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the Price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast.
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking) throughout the tour.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • All necessary Travel Permits to travel in Tibet
    • Traditional welcome in the hotel.
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by a private car with driver.
  • Not included in the price:
    • Any Visa fees
    • All personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
    • Camera fees (still or film).
    • Any airfare.
    • Unspecified meals etc.
    • Medical & Travel insurance.
    • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, train delays road blocks, natural calamity etc.
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Tour Plan

01

Day 1: International flight to Lhasa

Upon arrival in Lhasa, you can either travel via the Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which is located 62 km/39 miles away from the city and approximately an hour's journey by car to reach the hotel. On the way, you can admire the picturesque views of the mountains. A short transfer is all that is required from the station to reach the hotel.

You may have free time depending on your arrival time to explore the city of Lhasa. Our guides are available to suggest activities for your stay in Lhasa. Keep in mind that Lhasa is situated 3,650 meters/ 12,000 ft above sea level and some time is needed to acclimate.

Following your hotel check-in, explore the city, visit nearby temples, indulge in shopping and enjoy the delights of Tibetan cuisine at local eateries or simply relax.

Our guides are available to suggest activities for your stay in Lhasa. A visit to Barkhor Street is a great way to start your exploration of Lhasa. Join the groups of devotees, locals, and monks as they walk in circles around the Jokhang Temple.

IMPORTANT:

For those new to Tibet, it's important to acclimate to the high altitude. A good night's sleep in your hotel is a good option.  Avoid rushing to visit attractions in Lhasa city.

Meal Plan: B
02

Day 02: Lhasa City Tour by walking

This trip takes you to two key places of worship in Tibet.

The Potala Palace has traditionally served as the residence of the Dalai Lamas since the 17th century. We'll enter and stay there for about 1.5 - 2 hours. During the visit, you'll get a chance to view many of its renowned objects.

Following the Potala Palace tour, you'll have an opportunity to enjoy a free lunch.

If there's sufficient time, you can take a stroll around the Potala Palace and interact with some of the local Tibetans.

Next, we'll head to Jokhang Temple, built in the 7th century to showcase the Jowo Shakyamuni Statue – depicting the 12-year-old Buddha prior to his enlightenment. The statue was crafted during the time of the historical Buddha and is richly adorned with gold, gems, and precious stones.

We suggest taking a stroll around Barkhor Street after visiting the temple.

You'll stay overnight in the hotel.

Meal Plan: B
03

Day 03: Lhasa City Tour part 2

After breakfast in the morning, we’re touring the two top monasteries located in the capital city.

First, we'll visit Drepung Monastery, which was the biggest monastery globally, where more than 10,000 monks lived in the past. Before the construction of the Potala Palace, it was a home for Dalai Lamas.

After the Drepung Monastery, we'll have time to eat lunch freely.

Then, in the afternoon, we'll go to Sera Monastery, established by Tsongkhapa's student in the fifteenth century. Currently, monks partake in renowned debates that can be observed. These debates significantly aid in comprehending and learning about Buddhism. Monks gather outdoors in the courtyard, beneath tree cover, to enhance their knowledge.

In the evening, there will be ample time to prepare for our trek, including packing and organizing any necessary items. Kathmandu for overnight stay.

Meal Plan: B
04

Day 04: Lhasa-Nyingtri

After we have breakfast, we will drive to Nyingchi in the Eastern part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It's famous for its stunning landscape, often referred to as the "Tibetan Switzerland". The road follows the Niyang River, the longest stream of the Yarlung Tsangpo or Brahmaputra River.  You'll notice peach trees in bloom along the route, and there are even more as we reach Gongbo Gyamada county.

The scenery of Nyingchi Sousong village is truly stunning.

Meal Plan: B
05

Day 05: Nyingtri-Bomi

Today, we are going on a drive to Bomi and the Lulang forest.

The first stop is the forest area, where you will see King Cypress, a 50-meter-high tree that has been standing for more than 2,500 years. Next, we will visit Gala Village, which is situated in a stunning valley filled with beautiful peach blossoms.

Once we have finished exploring the village, we will continue driving towards the Lulang forest. As we cross Sekyim la Pass, you will see a faraway view of snow-covered Mt. Namjia Bawa.  After reaching Lulang forest, you can take a leisurely walk amongst tall trees, colorful wildflowers, and a mountainous backdrop. There are charming, little villages scattered throughout the valley.

Our journey continues towards Bomi, where you can visit Peach Blossom village. The peach flowers here are bigger in size compared to other villages. You can also see the beautiful snowy mountains in the distance, which creates an impressive contrast between the spring and winter views.

Meal Plan: B
06

Day 06: Bomi-Basum Tso Lake

Basum Lake, also known as Basum-tso in Tibetan, sits at an altitude of 3,500 metres. The lake is fed by water from Nyching Tanglha Mountain and stretches for around twelve kilometres. The lake has a small island with a temple, which is accessible by a wooden bridge connecting it to

one of the lake's shores. It is surrounded by mountains topped with snow, glaciers, and forests. We will go to the temple and spend some time at the lake admiring its beauty.

There's a bridge which takes us to the island in Basum Tso lake located in Eastern Tibet.

Meal Plan: B
07

Day 07: Basum Tso Lake-Lhasa

In the morning, take a stroll by the lake and appreciate the sunrise view.  Next, we'll head to Lhasa, taking in the stunning scenery of “Tibetan Switzerland” en route.

Once we reach Lhasa, feel free to explore the city, visit nearby temples, go shopping, indulge in some tasty Tibetan food at a local restaurant, or simply relax.

Meal Plan: B
08

Day 8: Flight back home or next destination from Lhasa

Morning breakfast at the hotel.

Our representative will be at your hotel to help you leave, making sure the process is easy and trouble-free. Remember, it's advisable to reach the airport three hours in advance of your flight's scheduled departure time to complete all necessary check-ins and security procedures.

Bon Voyage and hope to meet you again! Namaste

IMPORTANT:

If you have any interests or preferences for the sites you want to see during the tour, let us know. We would be happy to pack it in, if possible.

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

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