7 Days Lhasa-Gyantse- Shigatse Experience Tour

Tour Route: Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse

July to September. pleasant temperature, many festivals, best time to visit, but the price is expensive

LST-06
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, our tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel have a good rest for tomorrow's tour in tibet.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Lhasa

After breakfast, begin your tibet adventure travel. Potala Palace-the cardinal landmark of Lhasa, famous for its magnificent construction, complex structure, delicate artworks and pious atmosphere. (1 hour)

After Lunch, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, which is a typical Tibetan Buddhist Temple with Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Pilgrims come here to worship regularly. (2 hours)

Afterwards, you will visit Barkhor Street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa, is a good place for shopping in Lhasa. Here you can also see pilgrims wearing local dress from many different parts of Tibet. (2 hours)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Lhasa

You will visit Sera Monastery, one of the greatest monasteries of Tibet. In Sera Monastery, the Buddhism Scriptures Debating is very famous, and it is held every afternoon. (3 hours)

Visit the Norbulingka, meaning Treasure Park in Tibetan, covers an area of around 360000 square meters, is considered to be the biggest manufactured park in Tibet. (2.5 hours)

Finally, you will visit Drepung Monastery, which is in the west of central Lhasa, was once considered as one of the largest monasteries. (3.5 hours)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Lhasa to Gyantse

After breakfast, drive to Gyantse. You will stop off at the magnificent Yamdrok Yumtso Lake on the way to Gyantse. (2 hours)

Arrive in Gyantse, You will visit the Palkhor Monastery, which is situated west of Gyantse Town with mountains enclosing it on the east, west and north sides, is famous for its murals. (1 hour)

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Day 5 Gyantse to Shigatse

After breakfast, drive to Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. It is also the home of the Banchen Lama. After Lunch, you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, which cover an area of approximately 300,000 square meters. There are many priceless and rare historical articles in the monastery. (2 hours)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Shigatse to Lhasa

Drive back to Lhasa via Yampachen, where you can enjoy the grassland view and hot spring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Depart from Lhasa

After breakfast, go to the airport and take your selected flight for departure. Thank you for taking the tibet travel tour with us.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1351 US$1058
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1512 US$1185

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1.Travel Permit for Entering Lhasa.
2. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
3. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
4. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels. 
5. Three-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified. 
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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