Tsedang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture,locatesin south of Tibet. With beautiful natural sightseeing and rich culture, it has a lot of places of interests to see, the traditional monasteries, beautiful land and local people. So this 6-day tour is best designed to know about Tibetan culture.
Day 1: Chengdu/Tsedang [B]
Day 2: Tsedang Sightseeing [B]
Day 3: Tsedang/Samye/Lhasa [B]
Day 4: Lhasa Sightseeing [B]
Day 5: Lhasa Sightseeing [B]
Day 6: Leave [B]
Day 1: Chengdu/Tsedang [B]
Upon arrival at airport, be greeted and offered a white scarf (called Kada) in a Tibet traditional way which brings you good luck. Then drive to the city proper (3650 m). Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high attitude upon your arrival. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink more water than before.
In the morning, make a trip in the Yarlung valley to visit the Yumbulakhanga medieval-European castle-like structure, reputed as Tibet’s oldest building. It doesn’t take that long to explore Yumblagang, perhaps the best part of the visit is the walk up along the ridge abour the building. There’re fabulous views of the Yarlung valley. Then have a tour to Mindroling Monasatery and Trundruk Monastery.
Visit Potala Palace for the whole morning, then in the afternoon, have a view of the Jokang Monastery, then walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.
1. Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery: Immerse yourselves into the Tibetan religion and sense the unique culture.
2. Barkhor Street: stroll around an interesting market featuring Tibetan, Nepalese local products
Departure transfer to see off. Tour services end.
Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange that. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
Accommodation: stay in comfortable hotels in Tibet
Meals: mainly Breakfast. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.
Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve
Transportation to and from Tibet.
Other services of non-Tibet parts
Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
Tips for the tour guide and driver
Tibet Museum , Yumbu Lakang , Sera Monastery , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Samye Monastery , Mindroling Monastery