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Tibet Classic Tour



6 days 5 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people



In this tour you will not only visit the World Heritage Sites of the Potala and Jokhang Temples, two of three main Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa – the Drepung and Sera, but you will also see amazing natural landscapes on the two day excursion trip to Gyantse and Shigatse including the holy lake of Yamdrok tso and  Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier. In Gyantse, you will visit the historical architectural wonder – Gyangtse Kumbum and the traditional Tibetan old towns of Gyangtse. In Shigatse, the 2nd largest town of Tibet,  has the seat of the Panchen Lama – Tashilhunpo Monastery, also the large alive market to explore.


Trip Highlights :

Travel back in time and witness the unforgettable ancient culture of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.

Amazing natural landscapes all the way presets you with the wonders of Tibet.

Trip Price Includes :

  • All required government taxes and fees.
  • All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
  • Round trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
  • Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism board. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
  • 3 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
  • 3 Star hotel in Lhasa, Tsedang, Gyantse, Shigatse (shared twin room with private bathroom)
  • All entrance tickets as noted in the tour’s itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver.
  • Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
  • Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa
  • Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
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Arrival in Kathmandu

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay. Our representative would be at airport to receive you please look for the placard having your name.

Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation

We will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Tibet tour.

Flight to Lhasa [3,658m]

Upon arriving at the Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide. From the airport to Lhasa city is 68km - an hour's drive will bring you to the holy city of Lhasa. Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular plateau scenery but also see flocks of black-necked cranes, wild ducks and many other kind of exotic birds. If you travel to Lhasa by train, expect to arrive in the late afternoon or evening. A 20 minutes drive will deliver you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Be sure to have a good rest to acclimatize to Lhasa's high altitude. Overnight at Lhasa. Meal Included: None

Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace & Jokhang Temple

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau. We have arranged for you to tour Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang Temple is Tibet's most scared shrine. Built in the 7th century, Jokhang Temple is located at the heart of Lhasa Old Town and is circled by Barkhor Street. Potala Palace is perhaps the most well known symbol of Tibet. This massive structure contains a small world within it's walls. It is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). After sightseeing these amazing places, acclimatize for rest of the day or your can walk around the Barkhor street. Overnight at Lhasa. Meals Included: Breakfast

Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drepung monastery & Sera monastery

Today we will visit Drepung monastery in the morning and Sera monastery in the afternoon. Both Drepung and Sera monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see. The rest of the day is for you freely explore Lhasa old town on your own. Overnight at Lhasa. Meals Included: Breakfast

Lhasa /Yamdrok Lake /Gyantse [4,040m] /Shigatse[3,836m], 360KM 7hrs drive

Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok Tso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass are the wonders of the day. Then along the Friendship southern Highway drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. If the time is allowed, explore the old Gyantse town to get in touch with locals' life. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse. Meals Included: Breakfast

Shigatse / Lhasa, 300km, 5hrs drive

Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse, and do its kora which provide a great view of whole Shigatse city, afterwards visit the alive market in old area of Shigatse, where you can buy the local handicrafts and also other local Tibetan stuff. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along the friendship highway, have a stop at Nyemo county where you can visit one of local handcraft workshop for hand-made Tibetan Incense and Paper. Overnight at Lhasa. Meals Included: Breakfast

Return Flight to Kathmandu.

We fly to Kathmandu in the morning. After arriving at Kathmandu, our office representative will assist you in checking in your hotel and we suggest you to take rest. Or, you can also do some last minute shopping at Thamel and nearby area. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Departure to your destination.

Our trip to Tibet ends today. You will be dropped off at the airport by a company representative 3 hours before the scheduled flight. Alternatively, you may join other program.

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