Samye(built in 8th century):the premier monastery of Red Sect or Nyingma in Tibtan.
Mt Cho Oyu(8150m), Everest(8848m) and Lhotse(8516m)
Sakya(built in 1073):the premier monastery of Grey Sect or Sakya in Tibetan
Ganden (built in1409):the premier monastery of Yellow Sect or Geluk in Tibetan.
Nam Co (4718m) & Mt Nyainqentanglha (7114m)
Tsurpu (built in 1185):the premier monastery of White Sect or Karma Kagyu in Tibetan
Itinerary Details Day 1:Day1: Arrival in Lhasa, either by air or by train
Arrive at Lhasa Gonggar airport which is about 3650 meters high, drive to Lhasa urban, en route visit Brahmaputra valley, Buddha Sculpture made in the 11th century and Tibetan village etc.Arrive in Lhasa and check in the hotel. For the rest of this afternoon.you can have a rest and then have a free sightseeing all by yourself. (No tour guide service today but the Tibetan guide will pick up you at Lhasa airport, please do not have violent physical activity.)
Day 2:Lhasa urban full day sightseeing.
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-Xigatse (320Km)
400km ride to Xigatze(3800m), the capital of Rear Tibet, via Yamzho Yun Tso, the sacred lake,Gyantse( 3900m), the typical Tibetan town. Visits to Pelkor Chode(built in 1418) & Shalu(built in 998). Check-in at Shenghu Hotel or alike.
Visit to Tashilhumpo, Panchan Lama’s seat. 260km ride to Tingri(4500m), where a nice view of Mt Cho Oyu(8150m), Everest(8848m) and Lhotse(8516m) is beheld. Guesthouse.
100km ride to Rongbuk(built in 1899, 4980m high). 9km yakcart ride by to Base Camp (5200m). Guesthouse.
160km ride to Sakya, (built in 1073, 4200m high), the premier monastery of Grey Sect or Sakya in Tibetan. Guesthouse.
Visit to Drepung(built in 1416, the largest of all) & Sera(built in 1419), both subject to Gelik
160km ride to Ganden (built in1409,3800m high), the premier monastery of Yellow Sect or Geluk in Tibetan. Ride-on 65km to Reting (built in 1056) Guesthouse.
65km ride to Nam Co (4718m), by which stands Mt Nyainqentanglha (7114m), the Holy Mountain of the whole northern tribes.
Afternoon ride-on 320km to Tsurpu (built in 1185,4300m high), the premier monastery of White Sect or Karma Kagyu in Tibetan.Guesthouse.
2-hour ride to Songkha Ferry, 1.5-hour boating across Yarluzangbo and 0.5-hour ride to Samye(built in 8th century), the premier monastery of Red Sect or Nyingma in Tibtan.Afternoon ride to Tsetang Town(3551m) and check-in at Longma Hotel or Yulong Hotel or Post Hotel according to reservation.
Tsetang is the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
12km ride to Yumbulagang(built in 2nd century B.C), 1st Tibetan King’s Castle Via Trandruk Monastery(built in 7th century, subject to Geluk now), in which Pearl Thangkha is kept.
Day12: Lhasa- Airport or Railway
(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. three meals a day, eat-out or eat-in according to the situation
2. 2-bed room basis at 3-star hotel or dormitry bed at guesthouse
3 One English guide
5 Permits of Tibet Tourism Bureau and Public Security
6 Entries to attractions listed in the itinerary
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes.
8 Return air fare for Land+Air tour from Beijing to Lhasa
Return rail fare for Land+train tour from Beijing to Lhasa
One-way air ticket plus one way rail ticket for Land+Air+Train tour
1.In the route information below, we outline the rough waypoints, you may contact us and discuss the scenery spots you hope to visit, and we quote you according to your demand, as a tourist, thus you are enabled the most flexibility and making you route comfortable.
2.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
3.Health consultation from your doctor before you come to highland(Over than 3000M).
6.As we travel in Tibet area where the economy is much more backward than other places, the food alternative is limited,so we suggest you take some solid food.
7.Prices listed above are valid excluding the periods of Chinese and Tibetan New Year, May day holiday, China National Day holiday ,Tibetan Shoton Festival and other important Festival in Tibet which cause the big tour price change, an enquiry would be necessary for the exact tour price if you happened to travel during these periods...