Day 1: Lhasa arrival [3650m]
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.
Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.
Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).
Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel
Day 4: Tibet departure
Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa by your own until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.
End of our services.
Consider extending your trip spending extra days in Lhasa city or surroundings.
Please, contact us for further information about any available extension of your trip.
Tours starting in November – February and until April 20th:
Group Tour price for 2-12 people:
Discounted price of 500USD per person from November – February and until April 20th.
– Single room occupancy supplement: 120USD.
Rates shown above include all permits, guide, confortable accomodation, transportation and entrace fees ONLY.
All our fixed departure tours for this itinerary start in Lhasa weekly. All participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Lhasa. We take care of all VISA process if coming from Nepal. The size of the group is between 2-12 people and the kind of transportation varies according to the size of it: car, minivan or minibus.
Hotel in Lhasa is Shambhala Palace / House of Shambhala Hotel in Barkhor area; accomodation upgrade to St. Regis 5* Hotel available (+90USD per person, single room supplement 210USD). ALWAYS in double room sharing basis with bathroom and breakfast. Single room use available for additional fee. If House of Shambhala is closed, we will provide accomodation at Kyichu Hotel. Please, contact us for further details.
Please, check our upcoming departures.
Consulte salidas especiales con guía en español.
Price varies according to the number of people in your group, category of hotel, transportation and other services you request. Please contact us with these important details first.
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A memorable and amazing trip we engaged through Tibetan Guide.
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2nd - His team, our beloved tour guide Sonam who is very experience and knowledgable in tibetan culture and history. He always care and concern over us, always ensure we are ok. Even Dhondup himself will message us on the 1st day to check everything is in good hands
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Dhondup the manager himself will always try to arrange time to greet or bid goodbye to his customer. He came to meet us on the last day at hotel. Appreciate and very thoughtful of him.
I will definitely recommend this tour group to anyone who wish to enjoy tibet to the fullest and keep a good memorable experience.
We were looking for a travel agency managed by Tibetan people at a reasonable price, and after 2 years of planning this trip we traveled to Lhasa and Shigatse with... read more them in a 7 days private trip. Dhandup, the owner, was always professional and he fulfilled all the permits, visa and requirements and he introduced himself the first and the last day of our tour. Tashi, our guide, with a very good English, and his driver were all the time with us. Tashi is indeed well prepared in all the story of Tibet and Buddhism, with long experience was ready to answer all our questions and doubts. We travelled in the low season, so we had the opportunity to visit all the temples at our pace and he was guiding us along the way. If you have a limited budget, they help you to control it, local food, no shopping and no additionals. Tibet is a destination that worth to take a local guide that can explain the little details due the complexity of what you see. Well, we still amazed of what we saw.
As we planned this trip we found Dhondup quick to respond and a clear in his communications. When we had to cancel due to travel restrictions he was straightforward, honest,... read more and prompt, as a result we have every intention of rebooking as soon as we can. It can be a worry booking and sending money over the internet, but you can rest assured that Dhondup can be relied on. We wish him well during what is bound to a tough period for tourism.
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Wonderful trip around Tibet. Dhondup was responsive and helpful from the moment I first mailed him, organising my Tibet permit, train from Xining, China and answering many questions! I... read more was travelling solo and was put into a small group with 3 others, which was perfect....More