Lhasa Gyantse-Shigatse Group Tour (G03)-6 Days

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  • Destination: Tibet
  • Grade: Easy
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Min Pax: 1 Pax
  • Trip Style:Sightseeing
  • Meals:Breakfast
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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

Trip Highlights

  • Attraction of Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Amazing place of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street 
  • Beautiful Namtso Lake, Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier and Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival In Lhasa (3680m)

Day 02:Lhasa Suburb

Day 03:Lhasa City

Day 04:Lhasa- Gyantse (4040m)- Shigatse (3840m), 360 km, Approx 6 hrs.

Day 05:Shigatse-Lhasa, 300 km, Approx 5 hrs

Day 06:Depart From Lhasa

Cost includes:

    • Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room ensuite in 3★
    • Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner
    • Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
    • Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;
    • Free Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30 pm or 15:30 pm from Lhasa Airport on the first day;
    • Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 07:30 am or 12:00 pm from hotel in Lhasa on last day;
    • On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, hard-sleeper train ticket from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT
    • Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide
    • Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
    • Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);
    • Travel Agency Liability insurance;
    • Government Tax;
    • Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)
    • Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
    • Oxygen tank for emergency use;
    • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight to and out of China
    • Train ticket
    • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)
    • Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.
    • China Visa
    • Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
    • Optional sights
    • Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 
    • Additional days caused by unexpected natural disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.
    • While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them at the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total.
    • Personal expenses
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival In Lhasa (3680m)

    Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! Then transfer you to the hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Another service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

  • Day 2
    Lhasa Suburb

    Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Including Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3
    Lhasa City

    In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.

    In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Including Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4
    Lhasa- Gyantse (4040m)- Shigatse (3840m), 360 km, Approx 6 hrs.

    We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m.) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70 km. long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.

    Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m. from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visit Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230 km. to the south of Lhasa and 100 km. to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

    Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★

    Including Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5
    Shigatse-Lhasa, 300 km, Approx 5 hrs

    In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, it was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

    Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

    Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

    For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare is included in the cost.

    Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★

    Including Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6
    Depart From Lhasa

    Our tours come to an end today. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight or train. We hope you have enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere with Thai Nepal Travels again.

    Including: Breakfast

Trip Note

Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, pls meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

We need to pickup and dropoff all tour members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits has to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT wont be hold responsible for refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, single supplement will be refunded.

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