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Tibet Golden Route Tour in 6 Days

Tibet Golden Route Tour in 6 Days

Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse / Shigatse

6 DaysDuration
2-12 paxGroup Size
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Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery

Brief Introduction

Our "Golden Route" tour will take you further to two cities besides Lhasa: the “Heroic Town” Gyantse and Tibet’s second largest city Shigatse. Explore the unique beauty of the tranquil turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake. You’ll also have a chance to visit Tashilumpu, the home of the Panchen Lama. This itinerary offers relaxing travel schedule, but gives rich cultural & natural experience.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

Included meal: None

Welcome to Tibet! Meet your local Tibetan guide in Lhasa airport or train station. The afternoon is for you to rest and adjust to the high altitude.

Day 2: Guided tour of Lhasa

Included meal: Breakfast, Dinner

View the landmarks of Tibet’s holy and sunny capital on a guided sightseeing tour.

Visit the Potala Palace perched on the Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa, once served as the winter palace of Dalai Lama in the 7th Century

See the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual heart of Tibet

Wander about on Barkhor Street which is the holy ritual circuit for Tibetan pilgrims as well as a bustling walking street lined with small shops

Sit down to an included dinner with your group

Enjoy a free evening in Lhasa to explore at your own pace.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Day 3: Guided tour of Lhasa

Included meal: Breakfast

Another day to immerse in Tibet’s Buddhism and culture.

Drive 8 km west of Lhasa to visit the Drepung Monastery, one of the three “pillars of Tibet”

Witness the monks debating in Sera Monastery, one of the great Gelugpa monasteries just like Drepung Monastery

Drink a cup of sweat tea or butter tea in local tea house just like the local Tibetans do

Spend a free afternoon exploring the city on your own.

Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery

Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse(360km, about 6 hours)

Included meal: Breakfast

Drive to Shigatse, the second biggest city of Tibet.

Drive through Kambala Pass at a height of 4794m which is the first point to enjoy the great beauty of the Yamdrok Lake

Have a close touch with the Yamdrok Lake by going to the lakeside

Stop by the Karola Glacier, one of Tibet's three major continental glaciers

Visit the Pelkor Monastery that have the architecture characteristics of Han, Tibet and Nepal

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake

Day 5: Shigatse-Lhasa(270km, about 5 hours)

Included meal: Breakfast

Explore the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the Great Four centers of the Gelugpa tradition and the seat of the successive lineage of the Panchen Lamas

Go around the local market to see the local Tibetan’s daily life

Travel back to Lhasa via China Nepal friendship highway. You might need to take the train back to Lhasa with the accompany of our guide if the other group members head to the Everest Base Camp.

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 6: Departure

Included meal: Breakfasts

Transfer to Lhasa airport or train station for your flight home.

Includes & Excludes

What's included in this price?
Tibet Permit application and delivery
Airport and train station pick up and send off in Lhasa at specific times(3 times free airport pickup a day, train station pickup is always free)
Well-maintained vehicle(vehicle size to be decided according to the final group numbers)
Three star hotel for twin beds room
5 Breakfasts in hotel and 1 welcome dinner
All entrance fee to the scenic spots listed above
Experienced English-speaking local Tibetan guide
Government tax and service charge
Bottled water each day
Tourist accidental insurance
Oxygen supply in the vehicle
What's excluded in this price?
Transportation to and out of Lhasa
Meals not mentioned in the program
Tips to the guide and driver
Other personal expense

Date & Price

Group Tour Departure Dates for 2023  
Apr 1 4 8 11 15 18 24 29  
May 2 6 9 13 16 20 23 27 30  
Jun 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27  
Jul 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29
Aug 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26 29
Sep 2 5 9 12 16 19 23 26  
Oct 1 3 7 10 14 21 28    
Nov 4 11 18 25          
Dec 2 9 16 23          

Price Quotation:

Comfortable Class Jan. to Mar. Apr. to Jun. Jul. to Aug. Sept. to Oct. Nov. to Dec.
price/person (USD) 720 740 840 800 720
price/person (CNY) 5040 5180 5880 5600 5040

Single Supplement:

The above quotations are based on two tourists sharing one twin room. If anyone need a single room, the single room suppliment will be added.

Comfortable Class Jan. to Mar. Apr. to Jun. Jul. to Aug. Sept. to Oct. Nov. to Dec.
price/person (USD) 103 103 118 118 103
price/person (CNY) 700 700 800 800 700
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Each of our tours is intensively designed inclusive of the very best landmarks and attractions. All our tour groups max out at 12 people, so that every tourist’s needs can be considerably catered for. More reasons for why taking a Tibet tour with us? Check out below.

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