6 Day Lhasa & Shigatse Tibet Tour Itinerary
|Day||1||Chengdu/Lhasa – Guide will transfer you to the airport for your morning flight to Lhasa. In Lhasa you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is needed to relax and adjust to the high altitude. LD|
|2||Lhasa – Your tour starts with a visit to the Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present Palace was built in 1750 b the then 7th Dalai Lama. After lunch you will visit Jokhang Temple situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid 7th century. Visit Barkhore Street in the evining. BLD|
|3||Lhasa – In the morning the guide will take you to Drepung Monastery. This monastery occupies an area of 1.8 million sq. ft. with 7700 lamas and is the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752 the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer months. You will then visit a Tibetan family in their home and visit a carpet workshop seeing how Tibetan carpets are made. BLD|
|4||Lhasa/Shigatse – Guide will take you to Gyantse by car after breakfast. On the way you will see Yamdrok-tso Lake from the summit of the Kamba-La pass at over 14,000 feet. When you arrive at Gyantse you will visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery which was founded in 1418. Going across the grasslands, you will arrive at Shigatse and transfer to your hotel. BLD|
|5||Shigatse/Lhasa – In the morning you will visit the Bachen Lama Sect at the Tashilunpo Monastery and hopefully witness a Lama Debate. This monastery was built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama. You will see the tombs of the Panchen Lamas and then drive back to Lhasa along the Yarlong Tsangpo River on the Nepal friendship road in the afternoon. Transfer back to your hotel. BLD|
|6||Lhasa/Chengdu – Guide will transfer you to the airport after breakfast for your flight back to Chengdu. B only.|
The cost of this segment tour which may be added on to other tours or taken by itself is listed below. Included are 3 & 4 star hotels, sightseeing, meals, your Tibet permit and transportation as listed. Not included are guide and driver tips and any personal expenses.
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