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 2,00,000 religious statues
Itinerary Details Day 1: Chengdu - Lhasa by airplane
Departing from Chengdu to Lhasa in the morning,arriving at Lhasa Gonggar airport which is at a elevation of 3000 meters, guide will meet you at the airport,drive to Lhasa urban area, en route visit Brahmaputra valley, Buddha Sculpture made in the 11th century and Tibetan village etc. on the drive to Lhasa and check in the Hotel, Free and have a good rest in the Lhasa city today, avoid extreme physical activity and sickness of high altitude.Dinner and supper by your self, overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2 :Lhasa Full Day City Tour
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa.
Potala Palace : 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 -Namtso lake
In the morning, drive to Yangpachen,the hot spring, en route see the Northern Tibet Grassland, and the Yangpachen geothermal power plant, then go to Namtso lake,one of the three holy lakes in Tibet,then back to Lhasa,overnight in Lhasa.
(Visiting Namtso is available only in summer and autumn)
Day 4: Lhasa - Chengdu by airplane
Leave from Lhasa for Chengdu by airplane,end tour.
|| 2-5 Pax
(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 .
*Transportation: Round airtickets Chengdu-Lhasa together with the airport tax and fuel tax., Private car, van or tour bus for private use according to the group size.
*Accommodation: twin rooms in 3 star standard hotels.
*Entrance fee: sightseeing tickets for Potala palace,Jokhang temple and Namtso lake.
*Tour guide: Private English speaking tour guide service.
*Tibet permit needed for this tour
*All the meals
*Personal expenses such as shopping, entertainment and laundry etc.
*Tips for the driver and tour guide
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...