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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Customers' hotel in Lhasa
    Duration
    6 days
    Return Details
    See off to airport from hotel: 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm.
    See off to train station: varied depending on customers' departure time.
    Inclusions
    • Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits needed.
    • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
    • English-speaking Tibetan guide
    • 5 nights of accommodation at a 4-star or 3-star hotel (Option)
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
    • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
    • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
    • Drinking water provided during the trip
    • Tibet Handy Map
    Exclusions
    • Lunches and dinners
    • Single-supplement if you are a single travel (where there is no another traveler to share twin room with you)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China.Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
    • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
    • Please Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
    • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
    • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 18 December 2017

    Tibet is always a mystery in my life until I really touched down in Lhasa last week. Me and my sister were planned for it since last year, and this year, we have fulfilled our wish after long time. Before we headed to Lhasa, our...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    Kunga-TibetVista, Guest Relations Manager at Tibet Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

    Dear Hua, Thank you for taking your time to share your memorable travel experience! Like you, many of our clients feel both excited and uncertain about what to expect in Tibet, esp. to those who live in a tropical country and would enjoy Tibet tour...More

    Reviewed 5 December 2017

    We had a group of eight from Vancouver, Canada. We flight more than 12 hours from here to Xining, that's the capital city of Qinghai, very peaceful and well-organized city in northern part of China, we decided took the train from here to Lhasa so...More

    Date of experience: August 2017
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    Kunga-TibetVista, Guest Relations Manager at Tibet Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

    Dear Jeremy, I really appreciated your sincere feedback and trust in using our service. Through reading, I could feel the excitement and great enjoyment you had when traveling with our Tibetan guide and staff in Tibet. Your wonderful tour experience was the best reward for...More

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