included in this price?
- 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 noted in the itinerary as “B,L,D”.
- 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
- A container of Oxygen for emergency usage while trekking
- Yaks for transferring luggage
- China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
- Meals not listed in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, , etc.
- Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
- Single room supplement.
- Additional tour service and/or activities.
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Welcome to the top of the world! You will be grabbed by nearby visit control at the air terminal lobby or prepare station, and after that be escorted to your inn in Lhasa city in a private vehicle.
After landing in your lodging, whatever is left of the day is free for you to investigate the neighborhoods adapt yourself to the air, temperature and high height of Lhasa.
High Altitude Acclimation Tips: 1) go for some relaxation strolling to adapt the high height however keep away from strenuous action after entry; 2) you would do well to not have shower, if there should arise an occurrence of getting a bug; 3) drink more water, and have some organic product; 4) have a decent rest.
Day 2 Lhasa
Begin the present Lhasa investigation with an energizing visit to the point of interest – Potala Palace which is viewed as a standout amongst the most delightful structural working on the planet. You will scale the royal residence along the crisscross stone ways with white-and-red dividers to the highest point of the castle where you can value the fascinating Tibetan-style engineering, as well as get an extraordinary perspective of Lhasa’s urban territories, at that point stroll into the internal space of Potala Palace to investigate the stately houses of prayer and find out about the historical backdrop of the royal residence.
Proceeding with your investigation, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the otherworldly heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Every day, there are a large number of travelers originating from better places in Tibet to the sanctuary to love to the Buddha. This sanctuary is otherwise called the “place of Buddha” since it keeps the valuable Jowo Rinpoche, the life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) picture of the Shakyamuni at 12 years old. The last site for the present investigation is the well known Barkhor Street. It is a roundabout and wide road enclosing the Jokhang Temple. The nearby individuals get a kick out of the chance to stroll in the city for a few circles as a rule in the late evening as a day by day convention of journey. The road additionally has numerous shops offering a wide assortment of customary Tibetan products, religious things and handcrafts.
Tips of Today: 1) there are 1,080 stages up to move to the highest point of Potala Palace, so don’t stroll in a surge, which may cause high height disorder; 2) taking photographs isn’t permitted inside the castle; 3) today you will be for the most part outside, it would be ideal if you bring some water, a cap, sun cream, and sun glasses with you.
Day 3 Lhasa
After breakfast, you will right off the bat go to visit the excellent Norbulingka which used to be the previous summer royal residence of Dalai Lamas in the old time, and now is an open stop. It is renowned for its Potrang, the private royal residences of previous Dalai lamas with pretentious Tibetan design style. Next, drive a few kilometers toward the western edges of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung, in Tibetan, signifies “success”. Since its foundation, Drepung Monastery has dependably been a standout amongst the most vital Buddhist religious communities in Tibet. In its prime, there were in excess of 10,000 priests lived and contemplated in the cloister. All through its history, numerous essential and well known Tibetan pioneers used to think about here, particularly the Dalai Lamas. So Drepung Monastery is likewise deferentially known as the “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”.
Toward the evening, you will be taken to another well known religious community in Lhasa – Sera Monastery. It is acclaimed for the staggering “Buddhism Debating”. As a day by day schedule, the priests assemble in a patio, and discussion on the Buddhist conventions with supplemented motions, which is believed to be useful to encourages better perception of the Buddhist logic to accomplish more elevated amounts of study. In the wake of getting a charge out of the “Buddhism Debating”, you will be exchanged back to the city. The rest time is your own particular available time to rest.
The Etiquette of Visiting Monastery: 1) you shouldn’t wear short and reveal shoulders; 2) removing your shades and cap before entering the houses of prayer; 3) taking photographs is normally not permitted inside the sanctuaries.
Day 4 Lhasa – Shigatse
Today, you will leave Lhasa and drive around 8 hours to Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. It might be a long voyage, yet there are numerous activities along the street. The primary site you will reach is the sacred Yamdrok Lake. As the biggest crisp lake in the northern of the Himalaya Mountains, it spreads around 675 square meters from south to north, similar to an eardrop lying in the arms of snow-topped mammoth mountains. Review from a separation, you can see fruitful fields brimming with yaks and sheep, and some little Tibetan towns along the lakeshore. Continuing driving not so distant from Yamdrok Lake, you will see the overwhelming Karola Glacier transcending on high on the correct side of the street.
Proceeding with your excursion, you will get to the authentic city of Gyantse. Feel hungry? Have a decent lunch in the town, at that point go to visit the secretive Palcho Monastery. The priests and convention of three imperative groups of Tibetan Buddhism – Sakyapa, Zhalupa and Gelukpa, gently exist together in this religious community. Its Kumbum, which is 35 meters high and has 76 little houses of prayer with hundreds pictures of Kriyatantras , is accepted to be the biggest such structure in Tibet.
Day 5 Shigatse – Saga
Drive from Shigatse to Saga, which is around 450 kilometer’s driving takes around 9 hours. Appreciate normal views like knolls, waterways, and snow-topped mountains.
Day 6 Saga – Manasarovar Lake – Darchen
After breakfast, you need to take another long driving around 550km from Saga to Darchen (4,575m), a little town situated as the beginning stage of the strolling kora of the sacred Mount Kailash. Amid the propitious journey times, Darchen will be overflowed with Pilgrims with many tents everywhere throughout the little town.
The best feature of today is the blessed lake Manasarovar that you will visit before achieving Darchen. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is a blessed place of journey, pulling in religious individuals from India, Nepal, the neighboring nations and Tibet. Devotees shower in the Manasarovar Lake and drink its water are accepted to wash down all transgressions. Each mid year, pioneers from Tibet, India and Nepal bunch to make circumambulation and bathe in the lake. From that point forward, they will return home and bring a few examples of the blessed water to family and companions as valuable endowments.
Day 7 Trek from Darchen to Dirapuk
Trek from Darchen (4,560m) to Dirapuk Monastery (4,750m). The trek is a steady stroll in the clockwise circuit at the normal height of in excess of 4,700 meters. You will be joined by numerous nearby Buddhist pioneers additionally strolling the same kora. In the event that you meet individuals who come the counter clockwise heading, don’t be amaze, they are Bon explorers. You will stop at the Tamdin (4,780m) for lunch and heated water supply. At that point continue trekking 4km to the last goals of today – Dirakpuk Monaster. This segment of trekking flaunts a portion of the best view of the whole kora.
Day 8 Trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk
Trek from Dirapuk Monastery uprising 762 meters at elevation to Zutulpuk Monastery by intersection Drolma-la Pass (5,630m) preceding rapidly slipping to Dzutul-puk cloister (Dzutul-puk signifies “enchanted give in” in Tibetan).
Day 9 Zutulpuk – Darchen
Wake up in the heavenly dawn of Mount Kailash, after breakfast, you will trek back to Darchen. Todays’ trekking is relaxation and unwinding, which should be possible in 3 ~ 4 hours. On course, investigate the reflection give in of Milarepa, the well known Buddhist ace and Yoga meditator. Encompassing the give in are numerous sanctuaries and holy places.
Day 10 Darchen – Saga
Drive through the desolate domain passing numerous towns and camps of Yak herders, and back to Saga. There are numerous chances to take awesome pictures!
Day 11 Saga – Lhatse
Driving from Saga to Shigatse (450km, 9 hours). Remain medium-term at Shigatse.
Tips: The drive today is very long. Kindly don’t falter to request that the driver stop so you can get out and extend your legs or take photos of the excellent environment.
Day 12 Shigatse – Lhasa
Today, before you driving back to Lhasa, you will go to visit the most essential religious community in Shigatse locale – Tashilunpo Monastery where you will spend around 2 hours for visiting.
Tashilhunpo Monastery is the seat of progressive Panchen Lamas, aslo one of the six Gelug cloisters. Established by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, its name signifies “all fortune and bliss accumulated here” or “stack of magnificence” in Tibetan. Covering a region of about 150,000 square meters, the cloister has in excess of 57 lobbies and 3600 rooms. Among them, the Coqen Hall can hold 2000 individuals droning in the meantime. Highlighting an intriguing sprawling amalgam of conventional Tibetan devout style, those lobbies, houses of prayer and different structures are associated by sharp advances and thin cobblestone back roads. The exchange between the brilliant rooftops and the white, red and dark outside dividers makes a striking piece.
Leave Shigatse and set out toward Lhasa. On the midway, you will take a visit to Nyemo Tunba which was the home of Tunmi Sangbuzha who developed the Tibetan character and in addition the celebrated Tibetan Incense. Here in Tunba, you additionally have opportunity to observe the way toward making Tibetan Incense with wat