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6 Days Lhasa-Yamdrok-Tsedang Tour

Duration: 6 Days

Max Altitude: 4441m

Tour Pace: Comfortable

Departure Date: All Year except in March

Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bakhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdro Lake, Mindroling Monastery, Yumbulakang, Trundruk Monastery, Samye Monastery

Itinerary Details Includes & Excludes Tour FAQs
Tsedang has been the capital of the Yarlung region since antiquity and was the seat of the ancient emperors of Tibet, take this tour to explore in Shannan(also known as Lhoka) area!

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa[3658m]

You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude.

 

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, we arrange tour of visiting Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang Temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa. The circuit around the Jokhang called Barkhor Street is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. 

 

Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing 

About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera Monastery. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous.

 

Day 04: Lhasa/Yamdrok Lake[4441m]/Tsetang[3551m],320km,7-8hrs         

Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok Tso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are the wonders of the day. Then drive to Tsedang later in the afternoon. Along the ways, pay a visit to Mindroling Monastery, one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school in Tibet.

 

Day 05: Tsetang/Samye[3550m]/Lhasa,220km, 4-5hrs

Today you will visit the Yumbulakang and Trundruk monastery. Yumbulakang is known as Tibet's first palace. It has a very long history, and boasts many sculptures and paintings from ancient times. While visiting Trundruk monastery, you will see a stunning Tangkha of Pearls decorated with a total of 29,026 pearls.

Later drive to Samye Monastery which is a 40km drive from Tsedang city. Samye is the first monastery built, with a history of over 1,000 years. Samye monastery's buildings have three distinctive styles of architecture: Tibetan, Han and Indian. After sightseeing, drive back to Lhasa.

 

Day 06: Lhasa Airport/Railway Transfer

Lhasa airport or train station drop off today, time to say goodbye to your guide and driver, tour ends.

 

What's included in this price?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Budget / 3-star / 4-star hotels available in Lhasa
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government tax
What's excluded in this price?
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc

What is a Private Tour?

 

A Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle etc. without joining other tourists.  

Your private guide would help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.

 

When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.

 

Arrival Pick-up / Departure See-off

 

We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel. Drink more water, get enough rest, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude on the first day of your arrival.

 

Accommodation Choices

 

For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.

 

Meal Choices  

 

Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.

 

It’s easy to find nice restaurants in Lhasa, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.

 

The price would be different according to different food:

 

1.      If you choose noodles, around RMB 10-15 per person.

2.      If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 20-35 per person. 

3.      If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 50-70 per person.  

4.      The local Tibetan hotpot, around RMB 80-100 per person. That is a really good one too!