6 Days Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse Group Tour with Train Ride

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Route:
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse
Trip transfers:
mini van or coach
Group size:
start from 8 pax
Guide for the trip:
English, local people

Overview

Flexibility:you can also take this trip no matter you have short time or longer time

Changable:you may like this trip but if you do not like the hotels we arrange for the group, so you can customize this trip by change the hotels where there is possibility


The Friendship Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu is the main travelers’ route through Tibet and allows a number of excellent detours. It's an ideal route in that it takes in most of Tibet's main sights, offers superb scenery and features a spectacular roller-coaster ride down from high La Lung-la into the Kathmandu valley. With this small group, you can head straight from Lhasa to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrok and the glacier-draped Karo-la pass to Gyantse. Then a 90-minutes drive away is Shigatse with its impressive Tashilumpu Monastery. The most popular excursion from the road is to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. A new paved road has cut down driving time to just a few hours. This classic overland route of around 1300km can be done in just 7 days on this well organized trip, and it takes in central Tibet’s most important monasteries, plus views of the world’s highest peak.


Minimum number of people for the trip : 3 person

 

How we are DIFFERENT?

√100% Lhasa LOCAL Travel Agency-Selecting Best Standard Tibetan travel guides;

√100% small group size tour (less than 16 pax) to maintain service quality and avoid mass tourism;

√Instant support to all members before, during and after the trip;

√Absolutely no forced shopping or tourist trap and No Hidden Cost;

√100% friendly to local environment by practicing the knowledge of Responsible Tibet Tourism.

At a Glance

    • Day1: Arrive in Lhasa 

    • Day2: Lhasa sightseeing

    • Day3: Lhasa sightseeing

    • Day4: Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse from Lhasa

    • Day5: Shigatse-Lhasa (3680m), train D:17:30-A:20:33

    • Day6: Lhasa & Return Home

Daily Itinerary

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 stars or the same level hotel

Today's activities: Rest and have a look at Lhasa. Welcome to the "Roof of the World." On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel, after you check in, you could either rest for a while or see the city yourself, get the first impression of this ancient city!

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 star or similar


Lhasa escorted tour – Potala Palace ,Jokhang Temple ,Barkhor street
This morning our tour guide will meet you at hotel .You'll wind your way up through the stunning, awe-inspiring Potala Palace,built in 637 AD by Songtsen Gampo, it was the former winter residence for the Dalai Lamas and is truly a splendor of Eastern architecture. After lunch,we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, also built in the 7th century on the legendary pond of "Wothang." After that you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is  one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa.During the old days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to tourist gift shopping center. We'll finish the day by taking a Kora around the Barkhor.

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 star or similar


Lhasa escorted tour - Drepung Monastery ,Sera Monastery

Drepung monastery is located at the foot of a holy mountain and was established by Jamyang Choeje (a follower to Songtsen Gonpo) in 1416. It was used to the home of 10,000 monks and it was the center government before fifth dalai lama and then, the government was moved to the famous Potala palace. later on, you can also visit the Nechung monastery which located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the abode of the protector deity pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet. 

In the afternoon, we will visit Tibet Museum , as Tibet's first museum in the modem sense, the museum of Tibet, situated at the southeastern comer of the Buddhist religious garden Norbulingka in Lhasa, was inaugurated in October 1999 on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding the People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of the Democratic Reforms in Tibet as the product of one of 62 Chinese government funded projects launched in July 1994 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Autonomous Region of Tibet. Coveting 53,959 square meters.

At around 3:00pm ,we will go on visiting to the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Choeje .


Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar


In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. Crossing over the summit of Kamba  La (4794 m), you'll see the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below; one of the three holiest  lakes in Tibet. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m), and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045 m). Afterwards, you'll drive to Shigatse, and overnight there.
If time available and all group tourist agree, we will visit Palkor monastery(Optional) in late of afternoon ,this is optional sightseeing according to customer choice .

Accommodation: Yak Hotel 3 star or similar


This morning you'll have a chance to visit Tashilumpu Monastery, the home of the Panchen Lama, which is essentially a walled town with cobbled and twisting lanes that revolve around a magnificent monastery. 
Today we have two possible arrangement based on the group size and transportation situation, you may drive back or take the express train back to Lhasa.If it is train, we will send you to train station, then board the train at 17:30 and arrive Lhasa at 20:32, and enjoy the 3 hours train ride on this recently opened train. The railway line from Lhasa to Shigatse, an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, was put into use on August, 2014. The rail extension starts from the capital city of Lhasa and trail south along the Lhasa River to Doilungdeqen, and Quxu. Then it follows the Brahmaputra River and passes the canyon to reach Nyemo, Rinbung, and finally gets Shigatse. There are 6 railway stations designed between Lhasa & Shigatse on the rail. The average distance between each station is approximately 41 km.
Soon after our arrival our driver will transfer you to our hotel in Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.
(Please be prepare in mind for these above two possible options and we will try our best to make it as simple and convenient as possible)

Accommodation:


Depart from Tibet and see off 
Free time in the morning for you to wander around Lhasa. Take a last, memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to the airport at 12:00 p.m.

Service Included

Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. and see off is at 12:00 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange for you. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.

Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. and see off is at 12:00 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange for you. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.

Accommodation: 5 nights stay in comfortable 3 star hotels in Tibet (We can also upgrade your hotel ,pls consult from your tripadvisor)

Meals: Breakfast only. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.

English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you’ll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.

Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type from 4WD to mini bus will be arranged according to group size.

Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.

Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve


Service Excluded

Transportation to and from Tibet.

Other services of non-Tibet parts

Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.

Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)

Meals not specified in the tour itinerary

Tips for the tour guide and driver


Attractions in this trip

Palkhor Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple

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