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  • 10 Days / 11 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: LHASA (3N)-GYANTSE (1N)-SHIGATSE(1N)-SHEGAR (1N)-EBC RONGBUK MONATSRY(1N)-SHIGATSE (1N)-LHASA (1N)

Date: You choose (between February and September)

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

This trip is ideal if you’re not in a hurry to do things. You won’t have to spend many days in a car travelling from one location to another. Rather, we will allocate more time to exploring picturesque areas and taking longer breaks.

Our trip commences in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Here, we’ll tour the UNESCO World Heritage sites, namely the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. We’ll be at Sera and Drepung monasteries, two of Tibet’s biggest monasteries.

Then we’ll head along the scenic road to Shigatse. We’ll stop by Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Gyantse Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. The highlight of the trip is when we spend the night by Everest.

Code: TPTLE1

  • 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
    • First Aid Kit with Oxygen supply
    • Traditional welcome in the hotel.
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned 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.

Remember to take it easy, savour your day, and give yourself some time to adjust on your initial day in Tibet.

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-Gyantse

After breakfast, we will travel on some of the most stunning roads in Tibet as we make our way to Gyantse.

You can expect to capture stunning photos of the incredible views as we climb up to the highest point of the day – Kamba La Pass (almost 4,800 metres / 15,750 ft).

Our next destination will be Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's holy lakes known for its turquoise water.

After that, we will continue to Gyantse, with a stop to see the magnificent Karola glaciers on our way.

In the evening, we will arrive in Gyantse and spend the night at the Yati hotel.

Meal Plan: B
05

Day 05: Gyantse-Shigatse

After breakfast, we’ll go to the monastery and the largest stupa in Gyantse in the morning, then drive towards Shigatse. In the afternoon, we'll see Tashi Lhunpo monastery, where the Panchen Lamas sit.

We'll spend the night at a hotel.

Meal Plan: B
06

Day 06: Shigatse-Shegar

Today we are proceed to Shegar. We will drive through mountains and cross a high pass. One of the highlights of the day will be visiting Sakya monastery, established in 1268. It has a unique design with tall walls and watchtowers at all four corners.

Before the cultural revolution, Sakya was one of the largest monastic centres in Tibet. To this day, it remains one of the most stunning examples of architecture.

Spend a night at the hotel at the top of the world.

Meal Plan: B
07

Day 07: Shegar-Everest Base Camp- Rongbuk Monastry

After breakfast,  we will drive towards Everest Base Camp. On our way, we will pass a high mountain road where you can see the breathtaking view of Mount Everest. In the afternoon we arrive at Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse or Tent City, the highest monastery in the world.

We will explore the monastery either in the evening or the next morning, as per our convenience.

We will stay overnight at the Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse or at the Tent City Guesthouse.

Meal Plan: B
08

Day 8: Rongbuk Monastry-Shigatse

We may be able to complete some of the tasks we started yesterday, depending on the weather the day before. You can snap some photos from the tent camp or just unwind in the tent. Following breakfast, we will return to Shigatse.

Meal Plan: B
09

Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa

We'll take the Friendship Highway on the way back to Lhasa. It's the shortest route and often requires roughly 6 hours to reach the capital. We'll pause at a few spots on the way to appreciate the views of the Brahmaputra River. In the afternoon, you might get some spare time to prepare for your departure on the following day.

Meal Plan: B
10

Day 10: Flight back home 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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