This Shangrila is a plateau land with Lhasa as its capital. Lhasa placed at an elevation of 3,597 Mts. is the second highest capital in the world after La Paz, Bolivia (3,660 Mts.). One of the most magnificent Royal Palaces anywhere in the world - the Potala Palace former home of the Dalai Lamas, is built on top of a rock in 1645 and has over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 religious statues.
Itinerary Details Day 1:Beijing - Lhasa (You aslo can take the Train into Tibet)
Transport to Beijing airport. Arrive at Lhasa Gonggar airport which at a elevation of 3000 meters, drive to Lhasa urban, en route visit Brahmaputra valley, Buddha Sculpture made 11th century and Tibetan village etc. on the drive to Lhasa and check in the Hotel?Free and have rest in this afternoon.Dinner by your self.No tour guide service whole day except the Tibetan guide will pick up you at Lhasa airport, please do not have extreme physical activity.)
Day 2:Lhasa Urban Full Day guided Tour
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa.
Potala: The massive castle was the center of old Tibet Authorities with inestimable values of art, culture and religion.
Jorkhang: The city-start construction is the final destination of all pilgrims from all sects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 3:Lhasa - Yangpachen (approximately 100km, at an elevation of 4200m)
In the morning, drive to Yangpachen - the hot spring, see the Northern Tibet Grassland, and the Yangpachen geothermal power plant, after lunch drive to Nyainqentanglha, take photos and back Yangpachen, enjoy the hot spring,then drive to Namtso,one of the three holy lakes in tibet back to lhasa, and tourists may see the night fair of Lhasa Barkhor Street, or taste the local food..
Drive to Shigatse, enroute visit Yamdrok Lake, Korala Glaciers,transfer to hotel
Day 5:Tashilhunpo Monastery
Full day guided tour, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse fair, after lunch visit the Lhokar - the Tibetan granary and see the local life, back Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
Depart from Lhasa to Beijing by flightor By train, end tour
||10 Pax & above
(1.)Pay cash to our tour guide upon your hotel pickup in the morning. Both Chinese RMB and USD are acceptable.
(2.)Transfer the money to tour bank account at least 2 weeks beofore your tour date.
(3.)Pay by Credit Card through Paypal. We will send you the Paypal Invoice. You just need to follow the instructions step by step .
1. Transportation:Private Toyota Land Cruiser 4500 Or same kind Jeep(Van like Toyota Haice may be used from Lhasa to Shigatse)
2. Tour guide: Private English speakng tour guide.
3. Accommodation: 3 star hotel or similar class, but accommodation is very pool at Xiegeer town and Rongbuk monastery usually several persons share a room without seperate bathroom.
4. Admission ticket: All the entrance fee on the itinerary
5. Meal: Hotel breakfast
6. Travel Insurance
7. Travel permit in Tibet, Only for this itinerary.
8. Air tickets between Lhasa and Beijing