Tibet Heritage Tour – 8 Days

This amazing tour in the culturally rich wonderland takes the travellers to the jewels of Tibet. After an astonishing flight, take 4-hour drive across the top-of-the-world landscape to reach Lhasa, the crown jewel. Lhasa translates to the “Place of the Gods”.

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  • Country
    Tibet  
  • Duration
    8 Days  
  • Level
    Beginners  
  • Altitude
    5,560 m/18,241 ft  
  • Starts
     
  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Sightseeing  

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About Tibet Heritage Tour – 8 Days

Excursion Information 

This astonishing visit in the socially rich wonderland takes the explorers to the gems of Tibet. After a surprising flight, take 4-hour drive over the highest point of-the-world scene to achieve Lhasa, the crown gem. Lhasa means the "Place of the Gods". For over hundreds of years, the awe inspiring city has been the focal point of the Tibetan Buddhist with the superb Potala Palace as the seat of Dalai Lama. We will take a drive to the spots close Lhasa and the drive itself is a noteworthy fascination. We will visit numerous Buddhist religious communities. Some portion of the investigation incorporates: Yamdrok Lake, one of the biggest consecrated lakes in Tibet, and Karola Glacier, a forcing icy mass at the rise of 5,560 meters. This trek is an ideal blend of social and regular touring in an otherworldly land.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa (3,650 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 02 Guided City Tour of Lhasa. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 03 Drive to Tsedang (3,580 m) – 290 km/10 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 04 Guided Tour of Tsedang. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 05 Drive to Gyantse (3,900 m) – 350 km/8 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 06 Drive to Shigatse (3,900 m) – 100 km/3 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 07 Drive to Lhasa (3,650 m) – 280 km/8 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 08 Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure.

Trip Details

  • Day 01 - Arrive at Lhasa (3,650 m)

    Welcome to Lhasa! Today upon your Lhasa landing, you will be welcomed by your Tibetan guide and escorted to lodging. Rest of the day you will have a decent rest to adjust the high height.
    Overnight at an inn. No suppers included.

  • Day 02 - Guided City Tour of Lhasa

    Today you will visit the renowned Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.
    Potala Palace: Which is known as the cardinal point of interest of Tibet and the living arrangement of the Dalai Lama genealogies. Stands 13 stories high and owes more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 hallowed places and 200,000 statues, the Potala Palace framed a little world in it.
    Jokhang Temple: Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as a feature of the Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple is a definitive journey goal for Tibetan Pilgrims. The sanctuary is a four-story timber complex with a brilliant best, with the mix of Tang Dynasty, Tibetan and Nepal structural styles. Consistently, pioneers originate from each side of Tibet venerate here, make it an ideal site for picture takers.
    Barkhor Street: As the most established road in Lhasa, Barkhor Street is considered as the focal point of the old city, and an ideal place to learn Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and expressions. The road is brimming with crafted works, for example, decorations, blades, tangka, religious melodic instruments, gold and silver product, veils and significantly more. On the off chance that you expect to get a few trinkets for companions or family, Barkhor Street will be a perfect place.
    Drepung Monastery: Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is known as the most essential religious community of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is viewed as one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Seen from a far distance, its fantastic, white development gives the presence of a load of rice. All things considered, it was given the name 'Drepung', which, in the Tibetan dialect, signifies 'Gathering Rice.
    Overnight at a lodging. Breakfast included.

  • Day 03 - Drive to Tsedang (3,580 m) - 290 km/10 hours

    Today we will drive 290 km drive to visit Samye Monastery, at that point drive to Tsedang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture, situated in Yarlung Valley.
    Samye Monastery: Located in the tranquil piedmont zone of the Shannan Region, the Samye Monastery is the principal sanctuary to be worked in Tibet and the main finish with the three Buddhist gems of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these interesting highlights, this awesome sanctuary has turned into a fascination for guests from close and far.
    Overnight at a lodging. Breakfast included.

  • Day 04 - Guided Tour of Tsedang

    Today, you will visit Yumbulangkang Palace, Trandruk Monastery.
    Yumbulakang Palace: Lying 12km southwest of Tsedang Country, it is viewed as the principal royal residence of Tibet's history and one of the most seasoned structures in Tibet. The stronghold is isolated into front and back areas. The front is a 3-story building while the back is ruled by a tall pinnacle, similar to a palace, remaining on the highest point of the Watchtower, you will get the all encompassing perspective of the whole valley.
    Trandruk Monastery: Located 5km south of Tsedang, Trandruk Monastery is one of the soonest Buddhist religious communities in Tibet. As indicated by legend, the religious community must be worked after Songtsen Gampo transformed into a roc and vanquished a malicious winged serpent. The name "trandruk" implies roc overcoming a mythical beast.
    Overnight at an inn. Breakfast included.

  • Day 05 - Drive to Gyantse (3,900 m) - 350 km/8 hours

    Today we need to drive to Gyantse. In transit, we will ignore the Gampala pass (4790 m), and visitors will have a visit of Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier.
    Yamdrok Lake: Which is one of the 3 most holy lakes in Tibet. It is a pool of 72 km since quite a while ago, nourished by various little streams and encompassed by snow secured mountains. The two long arms of water, influencing it to resemble a scorpion from the sky. As per legend, Yamdrok Lake is the change of a goddess.
    Karola Glacier: At 5,560m above ocean level, and with a zone of 9.4 sq km, this forcing ice sheet is noticeable from the parkway which joins Lhasa and Shigatse. The ice sheet has been partitioned into highly contrasting layers because of smoke contamination from engine vehicles, which gives a particular hues to this incredible ice sheet.
    Overnight at an inn. Breakfast included.

  • Day 06 - Drive to Shigatse (3,900 m) - 100 km/3 hours

    Today we will visit the acclaimed Pelkor Monastery, at that point drive to Shigatse for overnight.
    Pelkor Chode Monastery: Founded in 1418, Pelkor Chode Monastery is the principle religious community in Gyantse of Tibet. The feature inside is the Kumbum, which has 108 sanctuaries in its four stories. As an essential focus of the Sakya organization of Tibetan Buddhism, In 1904, the Gyangtse town and the Pelkor Chode Monastery were assaulted by British armed force, albeit a large portion of the harm was later reestablished, projectile openings from this assault

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle

  • Twin-share accommodation at two-star hotels in Tibet with breakfast included (7 nights only)

  • All ground transportation in tourist vehicle (car/van/minibus)

  • Authorized English-speaking Tibetan guide

  • Guided sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Tibet travelling permit (We will mail the permit for those who are flying from China to Lhasa and we will provide the hard copy in Kathmandu for those who traveling via Kathmandu.)

  • Sightseeing entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the itinerary

  • Everest region entrance fee

  • The required number of ground staff for the tour like helpers and drivers

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our ground staff

  • All government taxes, vat and tourist service charges

  • All official expenses

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (We can book flights to enter and leave Tibet either via Nepal or China.)

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)

  • Nepal entry visa if you are travelling to Tibet via Nepal (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

  • Internet and telephone calls

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks

  • Lunch and dinner in Tibet (Depending upon your spending habits, USD 15-20 per day is enough for one person.)

  • Tips for the guide (Tipping is expected.)

  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section

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Total Duration 8 Days

This amazing tour in the culturally rich wonderland takes the travellers to the jewels of Tibet. After an astonishing flight, take 4-hour drive across the top-of-the-world landscape to reach Lhasa, the crown jewel. Lhasa translates to the “Place of the Gods”.

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