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Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15

Lhasa and Surrounds

On this short trip to Tibet, you will visit Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, and the bustling Tsedang. The trip begins in Tsedang which is considered the cradle of Tibetan civilization. The first king of Tibet who is said to have descended from heaven ruled over Tibet from the Yambu Lakhang monastery. From Tsedang, you will drive to Samye the site of the Samye monastery, the oldest monastery in Tibet.

You will continue to Lhasa, the forbidden city, and the site of the Potala Palace the ancient palace of the Dalai Lamas. In and surrounding Lhasa are many other important monasteries such as the Sera Monastery, the Jokhang temple and the Drepung Monastery. You will visit all these monasteries and the Ganden monastery complex which is located about 32 miles from Lhasa. The drive to Ganden monastery will give you an excellent oppurtunity to experience the barren Tibetan plateau which would otherwise only be possible by trekking.

Highlights

  • Explore Tibet’s treasures: monasteries and palaces that were build many centuries ago
  • Join thousands of Tibetans on the kora of Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
  • Journey to Ganden to explore a secluded monastery complex
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Trip at a glance

Brief Itinerary

Day Description Overnight Altitude
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu or Beijing Kathmandu/Beijing 1,340m/4,300ft
Day 2 Explore Kathmandu/Beijing Kathmandu/Beijing 1,340m/4,300ft
Day 3 Fly to Gonggar. Drive to Tsedang. Tsedang 3,100m/10,200ft
Day 4 Explore Tsedang. Visit Samye. Samye 3,100m/10,200ft
Day 5 Drive to Lhasa. Lhasa 3,656m/11,975ft
Day 6 Explore Lhasa. Lhasa 3,656m/11,975ft
Day 7 Ganden Monastery excursion. Lhasa 3,656m/11,975ft
Day 8 Fly to Kathmandu or Beijing. Kathmandu/Beijing 1,340m/4,300ft
Day 9 Final departure    
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu or Beijing

Arrive Kathmandu or Beijing. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Hotel. (No meals)

Day 2Explore Kathmandu or Beijing

Optional sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Bodhnath in Kathmandu or The Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Your Tibet permit will be obtained today. (Breakfast)

Day 3Fly to Gonggar airport. Drive to Tsedang.

Fly from Kathmandu or Beijing to Gonggar Airport (Tibet). Met on arrival and transfer to Tsedang. Day free. Overnight Hotel. (No meals)

Day 4Explore Samye

Visit Samye Monastery, Tibet’s oldest monastery built in the 7th century under the patronage of Tibet’s first king. Continue to Yambu Lakhang, the fortress of the first kings of Tibet overlooking the Yarlung valley. Return to Tsedang. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 5Drive to Lhasa

Drive to Lhasa (three hours). Visit the Jokhang temple at the Barkhor Square. The Jokhang is the most sacred temple for many Tibetans and was built by King Trsong Tsang Gampo. A not to miss experience is to circumbulate the temple along with thousands of Tibetans. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 6Explore Lhasa

Visit Potala Palace, the official residence of the Dalai Lama until he fled to India after the Chinese invasion. The palace has over a 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. Continue to Sera Monastery, one of the three major Gelukpa temples along with Drepung monastery and Ganden monastery. A highlight is watching the monks practicing their debating skills in the monastery courtyard. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 7Ganden monastery excursion

Drive to Ganden Monastery 29 miles outside of Lhasa city. The drive gives you a good opportunity to experience the Tibetan country-side. After visiting the main chapel, you have the option to circumambulate the entire complex. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 8Beijing or Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport for flight to Kathmandu or Beijing. (Breakfast)

Day 9Final departure

Transfer for final departure. (B)

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Detailed Cost Information

Per person price valid till Dec 31, 2020

5 or more participants: $1,800 USD per person
Single Supplement: $500 USD

Extra: Lhasa airfare

Contact us for prices for smaller group size

 

Price Includes

  • Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Meeting and assistance at airports and airport transfers
  • Twin sharing accommodation
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary
  • Tours, excursions and shows as indicated on itinerary
  • Tibet permit

Price Excludes

  • Your international airfare
  • Round trip airfare: Beijing/Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • China/Nepal Visa
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet, comfort food, etc.)
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Options

Yes, it is possible to customize this trip. You could include tours to Shigatse, Gyantse and Nam Tsho lakes. Please contact us for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

If I have a Chinese visa, do I still need a Tibet permit?

All International tourists wishing to enter Tibet require a Tibet permit which must be pre-arranged through a licensed Tibetan Tour Operator. If you are entering Tibet via China, you would also need a Chinese visa prior to your travel to China through the Chinese consulate in your country. We will obtain a Tibet permit for you prior to your trip begin date.

Are there ATM's available? Are credit cards accepted?

Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse has many ATM machines. But do be careful that the ATM machines may not always be working. So it is a good idea to always some USD/EURO or GBP currency in cash.

All big hotels and shops will accept credit card payments but will also charge a 3-4%

Should I be worried about altitude sickness

Yes, you should take precautions for altitude sickness. Almost everyone will feel a mild head-ache upon landing in Lhasa. So you must take it easy and not over-exert yourself on the first day. You may also take diamox (acetazolamide) 48 hours prior to landing in Lhasa. Consult with your doctor. One you adjust to the altitude in Lhasa, you should NOT have problems crossing the high passes into Gyantse.

Can I use US$ or Euro cash?

Yes, you can. In most of the places. But some smaller vendors may not accept foreign cash. And you would get a better exchange rate at the bank.

Do I need vaccination?

According to the CDC, NO vaccination is required. But there are some that are recommended.

When is the best time to travel?

Tibet lies at high altitude and in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. While traveling to Tibet, besides the weather, it is important to take into account the socio-political issues. Avoid March (March 10 is Tibet uprising day) and the first week of October is the Chinese National Day. You would have to obtain your Chinese visa and Tibet permit much earlier as all Government offices close during the first week of October. So keeping these issues in mind the best times to visit these three countries are April, May, June, September, October and early November.