Tibet: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake cultural tour 6 days 5 nights

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Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

Activities: Three most important cities of Tibet: Lhasa, Shikadze and Gyantse. Cultural Sightseeing, Mountain View Tour, UNESCO Heritage Sites Tour. Explore different regions of Tibet. Visit Holy Lake Yamdrok, famous Karola glacier and greatest tibetan buddhism monasteries. Explore the Potala Palace residence of Dalai Lama and Barghor Street in Lhasa, Pelkhor Chode Monastery in Gyantse and Tashilhunpo monastery the residence of Panchen Lama in Shikadze. Visit the biggets Holy Lake in Tibet - Nam-co lake.

Best Time: All around the year

Note:This program can be arranged from China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu or other cities) or from Nepal (Kathmandu).

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Day Program

Arrive in Lhasa. Airport or railway station pickup, transfer to the hotel.

Our Tibetan guide and driver will pick up you at airport or railway station and transfer to hotel, since you reach high altitude place, the atmosphere is totally change to you, so our first priority is your health that’s why at first night don’t take shower, (because easily getting cold, if getting cold rises altitude problem) don’t take exercise, don’t take heavy food, (cant digest and can not sleep). Just relax and rest at hotel. If get any problem call us or guide (mobile is 24 hours open)

Stay overnight in Lhasa.


Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Barghor street, and Tibetan handicraft.

In the morning we will begoing to visit the Potala palace, the Potala Palace is situated at red mountain (Potala is Sanskrit language which means palace of Aalokitesvarah in Indian ocean) in the seventh centuries the 33rd Turbo king Song Tsenganpo have been taking mediation in there and During the seventh centuries the Fifth Dalai lama has been extend.

After lunch go to visit the Jokhang Temple which is most holiest place in the Tibet. Its build in seventh centuries by the Nepal princess Birikuti, for her Image of Buddha Shakyamuni. you can take a kora to the Barghor Street and explore the Tibetan handicraft.


Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse – Shigatse (377km)

We begin our journey in the morning heading towards west, after 3 hours drive you will reach Kampala pass (4990M), Top of the Kampala pass you will see turquoise color of Yamdrok lake, Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes. The altitude of lake is 4441meters above sea level. Its shape is like a scorpion, you will see holy Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar. You can spend several minutes near the lake side and will continuously drive to Nagartse town along with lake side. Having lunch at Nagartse town.

Near to drive one hour in the beautiful valleys we will be stop at Karola glaciers (5150m) (Not included entry Tickets), then drive to Gyantse , In Gyantse we will see the Kumbum Stupa next to the Palkhor Choede monastery.( Not included entry Tickets) In there you will find magnificent murals called Kadam tradition painting. Kumbum Stupa is multi door structure with Buddha’s eyes, one of the largest stupa in Tibet. Looks like Mandala. After two hours will reach Shigatse, night at Shigatse.


Shigatse - Namtso lake (400 km)

In the morning we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery, one of the largest Gelupa sect monastery build by the first Dalai lama in 1447 and during the fifth Dalai Lama handed to fourth

Panchen lama, from then becomes Penchen lamas residence. After visiting the Tashi lhunpo monastery we will drive along with Yarlong tsanpo and lunch at near Neymo.

We will have plenty of time to see the picturesque grassland and nomadic area. On this pleasant journey you will the Nyechen Thangla mountain range with snow capped mountain. At yangpachen you can have hot spring. On the way you can observe the Nyechen Thangla holy mountain. After drive one and half hours you will up to the Largenla pass 5123m see the Namtso lake. After continues drive forty minutes we will reach Tashi do, over night at Tashi do.


Namtso-Lhasa (250km)

In the morning you can see sunrise at Namtso and you can take round to the Tashi do, you will find there is some monks are retreat here. Also having beautiful cave. Then back to the Lhasa. On the way to back there will have nomadic area and also farmers, village. It will takes five hour back to Lhasa. Over night at Lhasa.


Transfer to airport or railway station.

After breakfast our guide and driver will pick up you at hotel and transfer to airport or railway station. Trip ends here.

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Dates of group tours you can join in 2018:

Tour name Date Booking deadline Price (6 pax +)
TOUR 20: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 5th of May - 10th of May 13th of April 565$
TOUR 21: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 8th of June - 13th of June 25th of May 565$
TOUR 22: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 7th of July - 12th of July 15th of June 686$
TOUR 23: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 6 of August - 11th of August 13th of July 686$
TOUR 24: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 4th of September - 9th of September 10th of August 686$
TOUR 25: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 4th of October - 9th of October 14th of September 686$
TOUR 26: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 2nd of November - 7th of November 12th of October 565$
TOUR 27: Lhasa- Shikadze - Nam-co Lake 1rd of December - 6th of December 16th of November 400$

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Cost Includes of above program:

1. Hotel: 3* - 4* - 5* hotel with breakfasts

2. Meals: with daily breakfast

3. Car: regular travel car: for 1-4 pax 9 or less seets minivan, for 5-7 pax 15-19 seets bus, for 8-14 people: 28seets bus

4. Professional English speaking guide (small language groups guide price negotiable)

5. Entrance fees

6. Tibet permit and related documents

7. Tibet permit original letter postage (except urgent)

8. The travel agency liability insurance

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Cost Excludes of above program:

1. Driver and guide tips (guest voluntary). It is recommended to tip about 100 yuan / day / group

2. Lunch and Dinner

3. Personal expenses

4. Insurance (it is recommended to buy personal insurance in the guests home contry)

5. Single room supplement

6. Tibet invitations fee for groups entering Tibet from Nepal ($ 10 / person).


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