Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse | Central Tibet

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Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse

Besides witnessing stunningly well preserved architecture of cultural heritages and historical places, you also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of Potala Palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history.

You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine. Visits to Jokhang temple and Drepung Monastery further heighten your excitement and zest.

6 Nights
From SGD 1,365Per Person

Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse

  • 04 nights in Lhasa staying near the city's main attractions
  • Potala Palace & the Jokhang temple
  • Gyantse & Shigatse
  • Inspiring landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history and culture

Meet/greet at Gonggar Airport or the train station by our Tibetan guide and transfer to the 4* Gang-Gyen Hotel located in the Old Town of Lhasa, elevation 3,600m. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Meals: No meals today.

Note There is no programme arranged for today.

After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have travelled well over a thousand kilometres by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple.
After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates.
In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast.

NoteThe Chinese authorities have limited the number of visitors to Potala Palace each day. The order of sightseeing will be decided by your guide.

Today you will start your day by visiting the massive 1000-room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site.
After lunch, you will explore another one of Tibet’s important monasteries - the Ramoche Temple - famous across Tibet for the 8-year-old statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. It is a great place to observe Local Tibetans.
In the late afternoon and in the evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa on your own or do some souvenir shopping.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast.

You will depart Lhasa in the early morning and drive through the scenic Yarlung River Valley towards Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok is one of Tibet’s 4 main holy lakes and is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalaya. From the Kamba La Pass, you get a panoramic view of this spectacular lake with the nearby mountains. Next, you will drive along the lake shore to Nankartse, where you will stop for lunch.
Next, you will begin ascending again to the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an up-close view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it. Your next stop is the pleasant town of Gyantse where you will visit the massive Gyantse Kumbum Stupa as well as the Pelkhor Chode Monastery. You will then continue to Shigatse (3,840m) and stay at the 4* Gesar Hotel.
Total driving distance/time is approx. 350 kilometres and 7 hours.

Overnight in Shigatse.

In the morning, you will be free time in Shigatse to exploration.
In the afternoon, with the help of guide take the train back to Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast.

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station.

Land Cost

7D6N Central Tibet - Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse
Valid from Mar 01 - Oct 31, 2015
Price per person in SGD dollars
02-03 persons04-06 persons
Month of TravelSINGLETWN/TRPSINGLETWN/TRP
March to June3428316830882828
July3828346833382988
August4098366834683038
Sep & Oct3828346833382988
Nov & Dec3468318829882688
To upgrade from The Tibet Gang Gyan Hotel to Jardin Secret Hotel (4 nights) in Lhasa, please add SGD $360 per person.
Tour prices above do not include airport taxes & fuel surcharge of approx. SGD $300± per person, and must be paid to Eco Adventures at the time of ticket issuance. Please note airport taxes & fuel surcharge are subject to change by the airlines until the air tickets are issued.
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Notes

  • We need at least 30 days advance notice in order to facilitate the Tibet Travel Permit (stamping on arrival).
  • We may be able to arrange urgent visas for Singaporeans with at least 24 days notice; kindly check with us.

Inclusions

  • Return airport/train station transfers in Lhasa
  • 05 nights accommodation in twin/triple-sharing rooms with daily breakfast
    • 04 nights in Gang-Gyen (刚坚饭店) or similar 4-star hotel in Lhasa
    • 01 night in Gesar or similar hotel in Shigatse.
    • 05 breakfasts
    • Transportation by car/van with experienced driver
    • Guided sightseeing with English-speaking Tibetan guide
    • Entrance fees to sights and monuments as indicated in the itinerary
    • Tibet Travel Permit
    • Tips & gratuities for guides & drivers

Exclusions

  • Tibet Travel Permit - SGD $65 per person
  • Travel insurance ~ highly recommended when travelling in Tibet (please check with us for our travel insurance plans)
  • All other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Personal expenditure, e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Internet access, soft/hard beverages at meal times, other optional tours, etc.