• Duration8 Days
  • DestinationChina
  • Group Size01-25
  • Age range04-75

Overview

Behind the Himalayas at the large Tibetan plateau, the highest region of Tibet is one of the most popular tourist destinations with unique and distinctive perspectives and aspects. The homeland of the Bon Po; the Pre-Tibetan Buddhist religion, Tibet is the trans-Himalayas and green vegetation is very rare, behind the scene of the beautiful whity colossal of the gigantic Himalayas is also the ancient civilization of china and the existence of many ethnic groups. The dry land of Tibet is also the main route for centuries for Indo China Trade. Besides the desert land and dry field, Tibet is a marvelous place to admire the rich Buddhist culture, experience the trans-Himalayan life, and allure with the beauty of the Himalayan backs. Outstanding heritage and monuments, the masterpiece of the architecture, rich culture, warm hospitality and kind behavior of the Tibetan peoples, and the several views of the Himalayas and holy lakes are the main reasons anyone must have to visit Tibet.

Highlights of Tibet

Potala Palace
The palace of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet is the main attraction of Tibet visit. The amazing architecture and the arts presented at the structure are so amazing. As one of the ancient monasteries or also known as dzong, Potala Palace bears the lots of the histories of Tibet. The palace itself is of very importance for the locals as the people's beliefs the palace is at the Red Ridge which is one of the three hills protecting Tibet. Built-in a height of 3700m elevation, Potala Palace, the huge heritage is a great place to rejuvenate and relish in the serene of the Gyatso Buddhism Practices.

Samye Monastery
Built-in the 8th century, Samye Monastery is the oldest temple of Tibet. The Mandal designed ancient heritage has been attracting lots of tourists all around the world with its serenity and divinity. The  Gumpa is also popular among the author as the Temple of Unchanging Spontaneous Presence. Samye Monastery has played a significant role in the history of China and Tibet.  The monastery is fully designed by the Mandala architect as per the Buddhist Cosmology. It has been a vital role in Tibet tourism. Samye Gompa is the masterpieces of Buddhist arts and architecture full of Buddhist Jewels. 

Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier
One of the largest lakes around Tibet, Yamdrok Lake is the holy lake that gives astonishing scenery. The Freshwater lake is the sacred pond as the Tibetan peoples believe that if the lake dries up, the Tibet will no longer be habitable.  Karola Glacier is another popular place numerous tourists use to visit the area. The Himalayan glacier is one of the most sensitive parts of the Himalayan Ecosystem. The way to the glacier also gives the astounding views of Yamdrok Lake.

More highlights of Tibet Tour

  • Lhasa Sightseeing Tour; Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Drepung Monastery
  • Yarlung Valley Tour and Samye Monastery visit
  • Tsedang Sightseeing tour; Yumbulagang palace, Trandruk monastery
  • Gyantse Sightseeing tour; Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier
  • Pelkor Chode Monastery visit and Shigatse travel
  • Round overland road travel through the splendid Tibetan landscapes
  • Cultural and historical exploration of Tibet, and many more.

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Itinerary

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Welcome to Lhasa- the land of the god

Upon your arrival in Lhasa, the driver will pick up you either from the Lhasa airport or the train station and drive to your hotel. You are advised to take plenty of rest for proper acclimatization as you are at an altitude of more than 4500 m.

  • 4 star Deluxe: Four Point Sheraton Hotel
  • 3655 m/ 12000 ft
  • Lhasa, Tibet

After breakfast at the hotel, your Tibet sightseeing will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional city tour guide at your disposal.

Potala Palace: Well known as the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Jokhang Temple: It is listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage site in 2000, was built by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. This temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. The statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve is placed inside the temple.

Drepung Monastery:

It is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy the Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

  • 4 star Deluxe: Four Point Sheraton Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Lhasa, Tibet

After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive 290 km to visit Samye Monastery, then drive to Tsedang, the capital of Shannan Region, located in the Yarlung Valley.

Samye Monastery: It is the first temple built in Tibet and first completed with the Buddist Jewels of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. The historical temple is located in the area of the Shannan Region. With these unique features to boast, this temple has become the main attraction point for visitors from all around the world. 

  • 4 star Deluxe: Tsedang Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 3,100 m (10,200 ft)
  • Tsedang, Tibet

After leisurely breakfast, your sightseeing of Tsedang starts with a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The following are the visiting points.

Yumbulakang Palace: Well known as the first palace of Tibetan history and among the oldest buildings in Tibet. Temple is located 12km southwest of Tsedang County. This palace (Castle) is divided into the front and rear sections. The front section boasts the 3-story building while the rear is dominated by a tall tower, like a watchtower of the castle, you have a panoramic view of the entire valley.

Trandruk Monastery: The monastery is landmarked at 5km south of Tsedang. It is one of the most primitive Buddhist monasteries in Tibet state. According to legend, the monastery was built after Songtsen Gampo turned into a roc and conquered an evil dragon. The name “trandruk” means roc conquering a dragon.

  • 4 star Deluxe: Tsedang Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 3,100 m (10,200 ft)
  • Tsedang, Tibet

Drive to Gyantse from Tsedang after breakfast. On the way, you will pass over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and have a visit to the most beautiful lake in the region- Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier.

Yamdrok Lake: It is a freshwater lake in Tibet which stretches about 72 km long, nurtured by many small streams and surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Lake is famous as one of the 3 most sacred lakes in Tibet. According to myth, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess.

Karola Glacier: The glacier rests at 5,560m above sea level, and with an area of 9.4 sq km, this magnificent glacier is observable from the highway which links Lhasa and Shigatse. The glacier has been divided into black and white layers due to smoke from motor vehicles, which gives a characteristic color

  • 4 star Deluxe: Gyantse Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
  • Gyantse, Tibet

After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Pelkor Monastery, then drive to Shigatse for overnight.

Pelkor Chode Monastery: Built-in 1418, Pelkor Chode Monastery is the principal monastery in Gyantse region. In 1904, the Gyangtse town and the Pelkor Chode Monastery were attacked by the British army, though most of the damage was restored, bullet holes from this attack can be seen till this day. 

  • 4 star Deluxe: Shigatse Gesar hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 3800 m/ 12468 ft
  • Shigastse, Tibet

In the morning, you will visit the home of Penchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery; you will get to see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) of the world. The monastery itself is an abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas.

After these activities in Tibet is almost complete and you will drive back to Lhasa and transfer to the hotel. 

  • 4 star Deluxe: Four Point Sheraton Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Lhasa, Tibet

Last day in Tibet! Enjoy the Breakfast!

Our representatives will escort you to the Airport as per your flight time.

After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.

  • Breakfast
  • 3655 m/ 12000 ft

What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits and documents.
  • Luxurious private transportation throughout the trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis throughout the trip.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the journey (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.

Good to Know

1. Booking Procedure
Single traveler Surcharge/ Single Supplementary Charge
Relax Getaways offers this tour package with the hotel and accommodation service on a twin sharing basis. Travelers have to share their hotel rooms, however, single travelers can go for a single supplement with an additional charge.
Looking for a group or private trip
Private booking or group trips required at least 4 pax. Any odd pax has to pay a single supplementary charge.
Contact us if your group size is less than 4 and want a private group trip.
Advance
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Payment Procedure
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Note: Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Refund, and cancellation, and postpone policy of Relax Getaways has been temporarily amended. Any booking made in the year 2020 AD is allowed to claim a full refund. Refunds are not provided to any claims after the date of departure.
3. Travellers Insurance
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4. Visa and Legal Entrance
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5. Termination of Contract due to Situation Beyond Control
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