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Exploring Nature Tour: Lhasa-Gyangtse-Shigetse

At your arrival in Lhasa, you will be greeted by the lovely blue skies and an impressive glimpse at the gigantic Potala Palace, perched on

a red hill. You’ll begin your stay at the holy city of Lhasa visiting its prominent historical and religious sites like the Potala Palace,Jokhang

temple, Sera and Drepung monasteries.Apart from the religious site, this well-designed tour will take you through the stunning Himalayan region into Gyantse and Shigatse so that you can get to experience the distinct culture of western(Tsang) Tibet. You’ll drive along the

stunning turquoise holy Yamdrok Lake, and the Nyenchen Kangsar glacier under the sunny plateau climate, stopping to marvel at the Buddhism religious atmosphere in the Tashi Lhunpo monastery,also you can visit Yarlung river on way back to Lhasa.


Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type: Private Tour

Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Size:from1-12

Total Fair: From $00 


Price varies according to the number of people

in your group, category of hotel, transportation

and other services you request. Please contact us with

these important details first

Tour price for 1-12 people, 00USD per person.

Discounted price of 00USD per person from 

November 1st to April 20th.
– Single room occupancy supplement: 90USD.

Itinerary in short

Day 1: Arrival and pick up, either, at the Gongkar airport or at the Libu train station in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street.

Day 3:Lhasa sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery.

Day 4: Lhasa to Gyangtse. Pelkhor Monastery.

Day 5:Gyangtse to Shigatse. Stopping to visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

Day 6: Shigatse to Lhasa.

Day 7: End of tour. Your tour guide will arrange your transportation to either the train

station or the airport in Lhasa.

Itinerary in detail

Day 1:  You will arrive at Lhasa either by fly or by train. Your Tibetan guide and driver will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. The distance from the airport to Lhasa is about 70km, approximately 1:30 hrs drive. The distance from the train station is only 25km, about 30 minutes’ drive. Check in the hotel and relax the rest of the day to acclimatize your body to the new altitude and alleviate the jet lag. ​ Day 2:In second day we will visit the Potala Palace so, most likely, you will be challenged climbing up the Potala Palace (3,700m above sea level) but you will get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas. You will hear the story of the Dalai Lamas and see the chapels where the Dalai Lamas studied, rested and worked in. You will also get to see the former Dalai Lamas’ graves, beautifully decorated. Continue your tour to the Jokhang Temple, within walk distance from the Potala Palace. It is considered the spiritual center of Tibet. You will see many pilgrims nearby the temple. Entering the first floor of the temple and absorbing the religious atmosphere, you will see pilgrims donating butter lamp in front of Buddha’s statue. While learning about more Buddhism and Lamas, you will gain a feeling of the vast history of Tibetan Buddhism. You might also listen red-robed Lamas praying. You will walk up to the roof of the temple, take some pictures of the gold roof and enjoy the beautiful sunshine of Lhasa while observing pilgrims praying in front of the temple. Finally, we will join in the local traditional pilgrimage route with a relaxing walk in a large circular path around the Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street. The street is filled with pilgrims taking part in religious activities and street vendors selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods and religious items. If you like you can also ask your tour guide to arrange a visit at a Thangka workshop, and marvel at the fabulous Thangka art work. We’ll take you back to your hotel ​ Day 3:In the morning you will visit Drepung Monastery, Deprung monastery is one of the world’s largest monasteries, housing more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lama prior to moving to the Potala Palace. Destruction has taken place at different times, but you can still fully enjoy it. You can walk through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes of monks’ apartments, which are more like a typical village. This amazing day will end with a visit to the Sera Monastery. It was built in the 15th century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who was a disciple of Tsongka pa. The monastic colleges in Sera house several hundred monks from different parts of Tibet. The famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks takes place every afternoon except on Sundays. We’ll take you to your hotel ​ Day 4: Today we will be driving approximately 6.5 hours from Lhasa to Gyangtse. On the way we will stop at Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes and the home of the “wrathful deities”. The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake and the reflection of surrounding snow-capped mountains is magnificent. After arrival in Gyangtse, we will tour the Pelkor Monastery. The Pelkor monastery is situated in the Nyangchu river valley in Gyantse, Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet, China. The monastery precinct is a complex of structures which, apart from the Tsuklakhang Monastery, also includes its Kumbum, believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet, most notable for its 108 chapels in its several floors and the old Dzong or fort. You’ll get to admire the beautiful frescoes, statues and sculptures. Overnight stay at the Gyangtse. ​ Day 5:After breakfast we’ll drive 90 km, aproximately 2 hrs. 30 minutes from Gyangtse to Shigatse. In Shigatse, we will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. Here you will see the largest statue of Future Buddha on the earth, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and amber. Then we’ll proceed to enjoy a stroll in a lively local market to experience the distinctive Tibetan local life.Overnight stay in Shigatse. ​ Day 6:Today we drive back to Lhasa (6 hours) along to legendary Yaluzangbu River, the mother river of Tibet. Along the journey, the fantastic landscape views of the valley and snow mountain will probably bring you the special feeling of traveling in the wilderness, far from modern civilization. After a rest in Lhasa, you’ll have a Tibetan-style farewell dinner, in a typical Tibetan restaurant, with traditional Tibetan songs and dances. Overnight stay in Lhasa. ​ Day 7:This is your last day of your tour, so your guide will arrange your transportation to the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa. ​

Important  notice when you visit the Potala palace

To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside. The palace is made of clay and wood, and has become very fragile over the years, thus it is very easy to damage it if too many tourists enter at the same time. Visiting time inside the Palace is restricted to no more than two hours. Due to crowding conditions, tickets are very limited, especially during the summer high season. Sightseeing may also be changed from morning to afternoon, or switched from one day to another according to the situation or the space available.

Please be flexible to this possibility.

 1Please bring your passport

 2Tickets should be booked one day in advance

 3: The visit cannot be scheduled ahead of time, the ticketing officer will let your tour guide know when there is availability

 4You should be at the first security checkpoint one hour ahead of the scheduled time of visit, if you are late then you will not be allowed to re-book a ticket for one week

 Service included and Excluded in the group tours

The following 15 services are included:

 1Payment for Tibet travel permit and all other necessaries    permits to Tibet

 2All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the  itinerary

 3: Meals as specified in the itinerary.

 4Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle  to accommodate Group Size.

 5Professional English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

 6Comfortable hotel accommodations

 7: About your hotel accommodation: you will need to share  

 a room with another member but if you prefer to be by  yourself, you will need to pay a single room supplement.

 8Breakfast in hotels

 9Arrangements including planning, handling, operational  and communication charges.

 10Welcome Group dinner at a local restaurant in Lhasa.

 11: Transportation between Lhasa Gongkar airport or train  station and your hotel.

 12Welcome dinner is only possible in Group tours after    your arrival in Tibet.

 13:Tibet Handy Map.

 14Drinking water at the tour bus during travel.

 15: Shared oxygen tank inside the tour bus.

The following 6 points are excluded:

 1International flight in and out of China

 2Domestic flight/train in and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the  domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact our travel experts for further details)

 3: Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself. Usually it costs about $3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

 4Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibetan trip), optional tour activities, etc

 5Tip to tour guide and driver

 6Travel insurance covers trips cancellation cost in emergency evacuations, due to bad weather condition, avalanche, or natural disasters


Contact Information

107, Beijing East Road Cheng Guan District Lhasa,Tibet China

Zip code 850000

+86 139 890 15156 

+86 139 890 15156 


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What to bring


Warm Clothing

Tibet features a large temperature

difference between morning and

evening, even in June and July.

Please carry sufficient clothes,

such as down jacket and sweater.

Sleeping Bag

It is necessary for those entering

Tibet by road or visiting outside Lhasa.

Ginger Powder

Hotels in most locations outside Lhasa may have less-than-sanitary beds and bedding. Sprinkling some ginger powder on your bed can prevent louses from disturbing your sleep.


Ultraviolet rays are strong on the

Tibetan Plateau.Therefore,sunglasses

and sunscreen products are required.

Ration and Beverage

It is best to prepare sufficient

highcaloric rations,such as biscuits, chocolates and candies, as well as plenty of drinking water. Incidents such as car breakdowns happen from time to time in Tibet.

In case of emergency, please bring

with you enough food and water.

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