Lhasa / Nyingchi / Gyantse / Shigatse / Namtso (8days)

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Trip transfers:
mini van or coach
Group size:
start from 2 pax
Guide for the trip:
English, local people


Besides visiting the city of highest sea level-Lhasa, this tour also takes you to Nyingchi, at which you can visit Basomtso that covers 26 square kilometers (10 square miles), the pristine waters of the green lake reflect the picturesque snow-capped peaks surrounding the lake. And you will also go to Yomdrok Lake and PalgorChorten. So you can appreciate both natural and cultural sightseeing during the 8-day tour.

At a Glance

    • Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

    • Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa

    • Day 3: Lhasa to Nyingchi

    • Day 4: Nyingchi to Lhasa

    • Day 5: Lhasa to Shigatse [B]

    • Day 6: Shigatse to Lhasa

    • Day 7: Lhasa

    • Day 8: Depart Lhasa, Flight not included

Daily Itinerary

Today's Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Lhasa)

Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Tibet Steak House

- Potala Palace: Former winter home of the Dalai Lama, a vast, awe-inspiring maze of corridors and stairs leading through countless rooms of richly decorated statues, tombs, murals and antiques. You will climb past the White Palace into the Red Palace, where the file of pilgrims offering silk scarves, coins or yak butter to burn in the shrines combine to make this an unforgettable experience. Note: you need to be fit for the long stairways.

- Barkhor Street: Watch the pilgrims, wearing local dress from many different parts of Tibet, as they circle clockwise around Jokhang Temple with prayer wheels, or prostrate themselves near the front gate. Join the locals and visitors to shop for local goods at the colourful stalls, or relax in a coffee shop or tea house to enjoy the passing parade.

Barkhor Street

- Jokhang Temple: Smaller and more manageable than the Potala, this 4-storey, golden-roofed temple is at the heart of a rich and living Tibetan Buddhism. Many locals pray here regularly; the Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street and thronged with pilgrims and visitors. Yak butter lamps burn in front of rich statuary that includes the Sakyamuni Buddha brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng in the 7th Century.

- Tibet Steak House: Steak House belongs to the same restaurateurs with Snowland Restaurant, mainly caters Western and Tibetan cuisine to overseas tourists. Surrounding by alluring landscape in Lhasa, it will leave you a deep impression of dining experience as it is a suitable choice for diners while traveling in Tibet.

Today's Activities: Basomtso

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Basomtso: Covering 26 square kilometers (10 square miles), the pristine waters of the green lake reflect the picturesque snow-capped peaks surrounding the lake.Basomtso lies in the Cuogao Village Gongbujiangda County, Nyingchi. It is in the valley of the upper reaches of the Ba River, 50 km from the Town of Gongbujiangda, 39.6 km from the National Highway No. 318 and 370 km from the Tibetan Capital Lhasa.

Today's Activities: Lulang Forest Area, The Gigantic Cypress Wood in Nyingchi

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Lulang Forest Area: The most impressive is the forest of Tibetan cypresses of about 10 hectares at the Bagyai Village in Nyingchi County at 3,040 meters above sea level.

- The Gigantic Cypress Wood in Nyingchi: The giant cypress wood is in the valley of the lower reaches of the Yaluzhangbu River and the Niyang River at the latitude of 3,000 to 3,400 meters. In the Giant Cypress Nature Reserve of the Bajie Township, there scatter hundreds of such huge cypresses only seen in Tibet, which are noted for their huge tree crowns and upright trunks.

Today's Activities: Yomdrok Lake, The Palgor Chorten

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Yomdrok Lake: It lies within the boundary of Nankartse county, on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lhokha Prefecture, surrounded by mountains. Beautiful Holy lake which everybody is looking forward to.

- The Palgor Chorten : Pelkhor Choede (Kumbum), also named Palcho Monastery, is very different from other monasteries. Built as a Tibetan monastery, its structural style is very unique, reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. In addition, it is famous for the architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art. It lies about 270 kilometers (168 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 (62 miles) east of Shigatse at the foot of Dzong Hill.

Yarlung Tsangpo River

Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Tashilunpo Monastery: Painted in red and white, the buildings in the kloster stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view. Tashilunpo Kloster represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the Last Tibetan spirit. The Kloster attracts thousands of Buddhists and tourists from domestic and abroad to travel and worship every year.

oday's Activities: Yambajan, Lake Namtso

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Yambajan: It is famous for its hot spring and is a nice choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle. Covering an area of about 150,000 square meters, Yambajan, 87 kilometers away from Lhasa, is situated in the basin at the foot of Nyainqentanglha Mountains to the northwest of Lhasa.

Lake Namtso

- Lake Namtso: Lake Namtso is the second largest saltwater lake in China. The lake is beautiful with its azure water and surrounding snow capped peaks. There is a gravel road from Damxung to the lake. In the rainy season, the route can be quite difficult.

Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)

Meals: Breakfast

Service Included

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

Service Excluded

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

Attractions in this trip

Palkhor Monastery , Bayi in Nyingchi , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake , Heavenly Lake Namtso, Nakchu , Tashilhunpo Monastery , Baksum Tso Lake ,Yangpachen , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , King Cypress , Lulang Forest Sea 

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