- Duration:7 Days
- Primary Activity:Tibet Tour
- Group Size:1-25 Peoples
- Arrival on:Lhasa
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Accomodation:Hotel + Lodges
- Max-Altitude:3650 m.
- Transportation:Private vehicle / By Air
- Departure from:Lhasa
Tibet Cultural Immersion: 7 Days
Experience local culture and Tibetan lifestyle in this unique 7 day trip in Tibet. Learn more about their fascinating Buddhist religion and visit iconic landmarks that have been preserved to honor and represent Tibet.
This cultural immersion commences from the ancient city of Lhasa – the capital city of Tibet. It is considered as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and tradition. The legendary Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The countless monasteries and temples surrounding the city such as the amazing Jokhang Temple and Drepung allow visitors to experience real Tibetan Buddhism first hand. A trip to these ancient monasteries and temples will leave you with a sense of amazement for years to come!
This tour will be completed by comfortable jeep, van or bus depending on group size. Our friendly and experienced guides will guide you through the whole trip. Often, stops will be made along the way in the historical city of Gyantse and the second largest city Shigatse for sightseeing and pictures. This will allow you to relax in these alluring locations and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture. On this trip, you will be soaked in the Tibetan culture, lifestyle and the Tibetan Buddhist religion.
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by Train or Air
Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, you will be greeted by your guide and taken to Lhasa City (an easy one hour and a half drive). The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and resting. Stay overnight at a hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing – Jokhang Temple, Barkor Bazaar & Sera Monastery
After breakfast at hotel, you will visit Jokhang Temple and Barkor Bazaar. In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is located just a few miles north of Lhasa city and is home to several hundred monks. Drive back to Lhasa for overnight stay at hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing – Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery
Your journey to Tibet would not be complete without exploring the famous Potala Palace – the former home of the Dalai Lama. This palace is Lhasa’s prime attraction and is a true wonder of eastern architecture. Your first sight of this enormous structure will be a glorious moment to remember for years to come. We will end the day will end up with a visit to the Drepung – once the world’s largest monastery and home to more than 5000 monks. It’s hidden in rocky ridges just several miles beyond the city. Stay overnight at hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 04: Day trip to Lake Namtso
Day trip to Lake Namtso – one of the four most popular holy lakes in Tibet. You can cross the great grasslands as you talk and mingle with Tibetan shepherds. Sit and relax by this stunning holy lake. Meditate, write or just sit still as you soak in the surrounding views. We can make as many stops as you like along the way to take pictures. Stay overnight at a hotel in Lhasa.
Day 05: From Lhasa – Gyangtse – Xigatse
Today, we will cross two high passes over 5000meters – Khamba La and Kharo La and drive along a tranquil lake called Yamdrok Tso. This drive gives us incredible views of the Tibetan Himalaya range. When we reach Gyantse, you will explore the Tibetan culture as you visit the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Then, the trip will continue another two hours to Xigatse where we stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse sightseeing | Drive back to Lhasa
In Shigatse, you will visit the giant Tashilungpo Monastery, local carpet factory and the local flea market as you observe the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. There are uncountable numbers of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. Late afternoon, we will drive back to Lhasa via a different highway. Stay overnight in Lhasa at a hotel.
Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu or train / airplane to mainland China
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will drop you at either the train station or the airport for your next destination. (B)
**PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICES AS THEY VARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR**
- Tibet Travel Permit fee of Tibet
- Guided tour as per program
- All Monastery entrance fee
- Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
- Best available guest houses en route with breakfast basis
- Transportation by Toyota Land cruiser 4500 or mini bus
- Group visa fee for Tibet
- Necessary drop and pick up by a private vehicle
- Lunch and dinner along the trip
- Flight ticket (Kathmandu- Lhasa- Kathmandu) and airport taxes
- Emergency rescue evacuation cost
- Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
- Photography charges
- Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage & additional transportation cost.
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Travel insurance