Explore Tibet: 5-Day from Lhasa to Shigatse

Lhasa Trip Overview

This classic Tibet tour offers you opportunity to explore Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse. The attractions you will see are Potala Place, Jokhang Monastery, Yamdrok, Pelkhor Monastery, and Tashilumpo Monastery etc.

Additional Info

Duration: 5 days
Starts: Lhasa, China
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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What to Expect When Visiting Lhasa, Tibet, China

This classic Tibet tour offers you opportunity to explore Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse. The attractions you will see are Potala Place, Jokhang Monastery, Yamdrok, Pelkhor Monastery, and Tashilumpo Monastery etc.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Lhasa

Pass By: Yarlong Tsangpo River, Nyingchi, Nyingchi County China
Upon arrival Lhasa(3650m), the capital of Tibet, your guide will meet you at the arrival exit. On our way to hotel, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the  Yarlong Tsangpo River. 

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Lhasa Intercontinental Hotel or equivalent 

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Your will visit Potala Palace this morning, the highlights of the Tibetan capital. The exotic palace has 13 stories and contains more than 1,000 rooms. Afterwards you will taste Tibetan lunch food at a local restaurant.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Then you will head for the visit to Jokhang Temple, which has a history more than 1300 years old, houses one of Tibet’s most venerated images, a solid gold statue of Sakyamuni Buddha.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
Later you will indulge into local people to walk around the Barkhor Street that is filled with thousands of pilgrims, shops and tea houses.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Lhasa Intercontinental Hotel or equivalent

Day 3: Lhasa-Yamdrok-Gyangtse-Shigatse (370km 8-9 hours)

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
Today you will drive to Gyangtse via Gampa La pass(4980m) which offers spectacular views of the Nojin Kangsang(7200m) snow ranges and Yamdrok, the turquoise lake (4400m). You can also view the amazing Karola glacier.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400 China
You will arrive in Gyangtse (4000m) this afternoon to visit the well-preserved Pelkhor Monastery that is famous for Kumbum Pagoda, which is situated besides Pelkhor with impressive 42.4 meters in height.

Afterwards you will drive to Shigatse. On the way you will visit a local Tibetan family to know the daily life of Tibetan people.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Shigatse Qomo Langzong Hotel or equivalent

Day 4: Shigatse (3800m)

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
After hotel breakfast, you will visit Panchen Lama’s seat place, the great Tashilumpo Monastery, which is a big complex with hundreds of temples. Then you will wander around a local market to purchase some souvenirs. 
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Shigatse Qomo Langzong Hotel or equivalent

Day 5: Shigatse

Stop At: 日喀则机场, China, 西藏自治区日喀则市桑珠孜区江当乡 邮政编码: 857059
Transferred to Shagatse airport to catch your flight to your next destination, where the trip concludes. There is only one daily flight from Shigatse to Chengdu.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



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