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6 Days Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse Cultural Tour

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TT: 6 Days Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse Cultural Tour
6 Days Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse Cultural Tour

This classic 6-day tour offers to a chance to explore the central Tibet tour, takes you to the three biggest old cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. By visiting these places, you will get a complete impression of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, an

Highlights:
Lhasa, Potala Place, Yamdroktso Lake, Gyanse, Shigatse, TashiLhunpo Monastery
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DAY 1   Arrival in Lhasa
Whether you arrive in Lhasa by train or by plane, your tour guide will meet you at the train station or at the airport to take you to your hotel and help you get checked in. Along the way into downtown Lhasa from the airport, you will be able to see the Yarlung Tsangpo/Bhamaputra River along the way – the largest and longest river in Tibet. Once you are at your hotel, you will have time to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude, or, if you are ready to get started sightseeing, you can visit Potala Square with its different colored fountains and fantastic views of the Potala Palace.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 2   Lhasa City Tour - Potala Place - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Street
Today we will start off with the fantastic Potala Palace, which historically served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. It was first used in the 7th century by the 33rd king of Tibet. The most valuable collections in the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of the former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, we will move on to the Jokhang Temple, which was also founded in the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni as he was at the age of twelve – this is perhaps the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor Street where you can perform the “Kora” (a religious circuit around a sacred building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals. The Barkhor market is also a great place to pick up locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 3   Lhasa Tour – Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
This morning we will visit the Drepung Monastery – one of the great three Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, on Tosngkhapa’s main disciples, the Drepung Monastery is home of Ganden Palace, which formerly served as the Dalai Lama’s palace before later moving on to the Potala Palace. In the afternoon we will move on to see another of the great three of the Gelug monasteries in Tibet – the Sera Monastery. Founded in 1419 by another main disciple of Tsongkhapa, Jamchen Chojey, the main attraction of this monastery is the lively scene of the monks debating Buddhist scriptures in the courtyard behind the monastery in the afternoon.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 4   Lhasa to Shigatse
Today we will enjoy a drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. En route we will travel over the Gampala Pass (elevation 4790 meters) where will be able to have a scenic overview of Yamdrok-tso Lake (elevation 4400 meters). This lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains with a view of the holy mountain Nyenchen Khangsar (elevation 7191 meters) in the distance. Mt. Nyenchen is one of the world’s tallest mountain peaks, and it is also the tallest mountain nearest to Lhasa. Our drive will take us westward along the lake as we drive on to Gyantse, which was historically Tibet’s third largest city behind Lhasa and Shigatse. We will take time in Gyantse to visit the world-famous Pelkor Monastery, which is also known as Gyantse Kumbum. This “Kumbum” (a multi-storied aggregate of Buddhist chapels) has nine floors with each tier containing its own unique chapels. This structure is considered to be the largest stupa in Tibet.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Shigatse 3-Star hotel

DAY 5   Shigatse to Lhasa
This morning we will have the opportunity to visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo monastery where you can see the well-preserved largest statue of Jampa (future Buddha) in the world. This monastery is also the home of Tibetan Buddhism’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Lhasa along the Friendship Highway. It’s a scenic drive of around 280 kilometers for about 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo / Bhamaputra River, which is the longest and largest river in Tibet as well as being the highest altitude major river in the world.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 6   Depart from Lhasa
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to escort you on to the Lhasa airport or train station and help you make sure that you find the right place to board your flight or train for your departure from Lhasa.

Meals: None

Accommodation:

Price Includes.

    Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
    Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
    All necessary Tibet travel permits.
    All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
    Meals, as noted in the itinerary.
    Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
    Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
    Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes.

    China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
    Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
    Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
    Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
    Excess Baggage Charges.
    Single room supplement.

Our Service
We will send you our quotation after we confirm the itinerary with you. The quotation will include experienced English-speaking (or your preferred languages) tour guides, entrance fee to the tourist attractions, accommodation, city transfers with private car and driver, domestic flights or trains, and insurance. The quotation varies in different tourist seasons.
Cancellation Policy

Once the deposit is paid, your trip is confirmed. If you need to change or cancel your itinerary, please contact your travel consultant by email, phone, instant messenger, etc. There will be a charge for Cancellation or modification. The policy is as follows:

1. Notice of trip cancellation due to personal reasons before the trip starts
Cancellation 30 days or more before the trip starts, 10% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 29-15 days before the trip starts, 20% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 14-7 days before the trip starts, 30% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 6-2 days before the trip starts, 50% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to the trip starts, no refund of your deposit.

2. Trip cancellation due to irresistible factors before the trip starts

If you have to cancel the itinerary due to irresistible reasons such as traffic, weather, politics, etc., the deposit will be fully refunded by the company (for loss related to air ticket/train ticket, please take reference of the first item).

Early Birds Discount

Our incredible discounts will help you save more on your next trip. Not only will you enjoy early bird discount. What’s more, if more than 16 people(including 16pax) sign up at the same time, there is no charge for one person. These two promotions can be used in combination to help you save much more on your next adventure.

Our primary concern is always customer satisfaction. Despite our discounts are quite incredible, our service remains at its usual high standard.

We are pleased to offer these three kinds of promotions after receiving your reservation deposit:
Enjoy 10% discount - sign up above 180 days before departure date;
Enjoy 5% discount - sign up 90~180 days before departure date.

Reviews
 EBC-USA-0005
Dear David,  
This 8 days tour in Tibet is really incredible and unforgettable. Organization of this tour has been perfect and I was very lucky to join a group with a funny young Chinese lady and 4 very pleasant Germans. it is the ideal size of a group for a good We have all really appreciate our guide, Tashi Peida. For his deep knowledge of the Tibetan civilization and religion. his very good English level and above all, his very pleasant company and his permanent smile. He is more than a guide: a friend The timing has been well managed by Taishi to avoid loss of time on road and to arrive on the Everest tent camp in time to enjoy the incredible view of Qomolangma before the sunset. Accommodation is 3 hotels has been perfect everywhere. The only negative point is that we have understood that our driver didn't have the proper licence to drive our minibus. This is the reason why we had a second driver to go through some check points  Regarding your personal service, David. let me give you the same rating than the level of my worry at the beginning of the preparation of this tour: ) : ) Thanks a lot for your patience and your efficiency to obtain my Tibet Visa and a train ticket at the last minute. Great job. I only regret not to have had the pleasure to meet you in Lhasa. Anyhow, take good care my dear friend!
 EBC-Germany-0015

 Es war eine unvergessliche und wunderbare Erfahrung in Tibet. Die Höhe wurde uns jedoch etwas aber wir endlich zu EBC und das Gefühl war surreal, besonders sehenswert Everest für das erste Mal in den Sonnenaufgang. Die Leute hier sind großartig gehören Grüner Leguan, fast alle trafen wir auf unserer Reise. Wir machten uns unsere Arrangements durch Dolmo, und sie war wirklich zuständig, vertrauenswürdig und geduldig. die Logistik und Verwaltungen war perfekt. Unser Führer Rooney war wie unser älterer Bruder sich gut gekümmert und wir uns auf dem Weg mit ihm wirklich sicher fühlen. Er ist tibetischen und gaben uns eine sehr Tiefe Erfahrung der lokalen Kultur. Unser Fahrer Songtnam war immer am Lächeln und hielt uns sicher auf den Straßen ... alles war wie ein Uhrwerk. Eines der besten Aufenthalte, den wir je hatten. Ich hoffe, dass ich die Gelegenheit haben werde wieder hierher zu kommen. Letzte Sache empfehlen ... ich werde in das Zelt in EBC ... war eine gute Erfahrung.

 

 EBC&Namtso&Nyingchi-Spanish-0006

Hello Alex,  

I am sorry that it took me so long to give you a feedback, I was pretty busy the recent days weeks and hope you can understand that.  
Let's come to the feedback.
Tour guide: The tour guide (Ms. Qimei) was excellent! Her English speaking ability was very good. Additionally, she was welcoming, friendly and could score with profound knowledge about culture, history and environment.
Driver: The driver was all the time friendly and drove according to the rules. we all felt very safe during the trip.
Hotels: The hotels were also well chosen. The breakfast matched the western standard.
Vehicle: The vehicle was overall very comfortable.  
Additional comment: Overall, I was very happy with the tour. The only thing, I would have wished for is to have had a detailed itinerary beforehand. Sometimes I was not sure, how exactly the next day was planned.  
Best regards, Nweth Sureshkumar 
 EBC&Namtso-USA-0007

Hi Amy, 

Yes we have arrived, landed yesterday in Cape Town and today went back to the "groove" at work.  I would like to thank you for your outstanding work and let you know how important your help and support has been to us in shaping the itinerary and terms of the trip of our lives.  It is really rare to find such a high level of customer service.  I would like to compliment you also on behalf of my boyfriend as we had an amazing time in Tibet. You have taken the time to assist us from the very beginning and went the extra mile in suggesting ideas for itinerary, providing tips on where to stay and what to do. You have also assisted us with all our crazy inquires,  worries and doubts about visa issuance and time frames on how to get it. The ability to handle that was also outstanding.  We were also very impressed with the excellent level of your English and had no problem at all during our communication, Thanks for everything you have done for us about our Tibet trip!!!   
 EBC-Germany-0013

Das ist eine fantastische Reise von Tibet. Ich vergesse nicht. Trotz Höhenkrankheit und eine lange Busfahrt von 2 Tagen, machte ich es zum Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp von 5200m.Nicht, was ich erwartet hatte. Erste Station war ein kleiner Parkplatz mit Händler verkaufen Tibetan Schmuck und Artefakte. Ein paar kleine Zelte serviert wie Hotels und Restaurants in der Nähe. Die Mini-Bust fuhr uns bis zu dem Denkmal mit Blick auf Basis in der Ferne .Trotz der Kälte Kargheit und der Lage, die Aussicht von Everest auf dem Weg war herrlich! Der Weg gewesen wäre wenn Sie litt zu anstrengenden Höhe.

 EBC- India-0002

Hi Amy,  

Amy I just got back home yesterday as after Nepal I went to India :)  
The tour was great. I loved every minute of it, was the adventure I was hoping for. I would like to thank you also once again for your never ending patience with me and dedicated help regarding everything and anything that I needed help with or information about.  
Keep up the good spirit Amy :) I will definitively will be recommending the tour to people :)  Our guide was very kind although I guess some of us really put his patience to the test by making changes and making variation all the time : ) ha ha ha but he was dealing with it with great attitude :)  So big Thank you Amy!!l!!!!!! Wish you all the best of luck for the future ;)  
With love, Monika

 

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