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5-Night Central Tibet Culture Small Group Tour

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    Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

    You will be picked-up at the airport or train station and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. Overnight at Lhasa 3-star or 4-star hotel (Option).

    Day 2: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Borkor Street (B,D)

    First you will visit the Potala Palace - the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century. The most valuable are gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave. Then head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. You can also do kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Overnight at Lhasa 3-star or 4-star hotel (Option).

    Day 3: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

    You will visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. Afternoon you will visit the Sera Monastery which is also one of the Gelug monasteries, and was founded at 1419 by Jamchen Chojey. Make sure not to miss the Monks debating at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Overnight at Lhasa 3-star or 4-star hotel (Option).

    Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse (B)

    You will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, you will pass the Gampala pass (4790 m), and get a glimpse of Lake Yamdrok-tso (4400m), which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then you will drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, you will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour's drive, you will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight at Shigatse 3-star or 4-star hotel (Option).

    Day 5: Shigatse - Lhasa (B)

    Today, you will visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha - the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, containing jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours. Overnight at Lhasa 3-star or 4-star hotel (Option).

    Day 6: Depart from Lhasa (B)

    You will be transferred to the airport or train station.
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    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    We asked Tibet Vista to organize a personal and private tour for 2, evolving 4 days in Beijing visiting all the great attractions including the Great Wall on a far section, getting us tickets on soft sleepers on the train from Beijing to Lhasa in...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Ines J
    Reviewed 1 June 2019

    This travel agency is very professional from Jim Pel their internet company agent to Garong my tour guide. Also nice hotel that they provide with quality rooms. I don’t usually take guided tours but its required if your traveling to Lhasa and would highly recommend...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Mauiday
    Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

    Travel arrangements and permits were well organized and we always got a fast reply. The tour consisted of two guided days at Lhasa, one day at Shigatse and one seeing sights on the road between Lhasa and Shigatse. First and last days are for travel...More

    1  Thank Pekka A
    Reviewed 29 August 2018

    It is over a decade since I was dreaming about this trip! And the dream became reality thanks to Tibet Vista. Well organised, small group trip with knowledgeable and fun guides, especially Daniel was simply amazing with a hint of personal touch in his guiding....More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank EndlessTravelComa
    Reviewed 11 June 2018

    I waited for more than a decade to visit Tibet because of difficulty,getting permit entry. Tibet Vista offer travelers excellent service, assisting them in arranging personalised trips, permit entry and flight tickets. We booked the five night central Tibet culture small group tour in November...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank pathung
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