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The Heart of Tibetan Civilization Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 25 people
Destination(s): Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: January - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 US Dollar (USD)

Take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa which passes over the high Himalayan peaks, and then spend 10 days traveling around central Tibet, during which you will visit Tibet's first monastery which named 'Samye', Tibet frist king's palace, Yambulagang,as well as the Yarlong valley and the tombs of the Tibetan kings, the beautiful Yamdoktso Lake, the high passes of Mount. Nyicheng Gangsang, Gyantse (Kubum stupa), and Shigatse (Tashilunbu Monastery), home of the Panchen Lama.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly to Lhasa Gangar airport. Fly over the Himalayans and transport to Tsetang Overnight Snow Pigeon Hotel (100km)2hrs

Day 2: Drive to Yarlong Valley. This morning drive to Yambulagang Palace and one the way back visit the Tardik Monastery, Chongye Valley, visit the tombs of the ancient Tibetan kings and hiking on the mountains and drive back to Tsethang Overnight Snow Pigeon Hotel (50 km) 2hrs.

Day 3: Drive to Samye Monastery. This morning travel by ferry around more then an hour and buy bus to Samye Monastery,Visit Samye Monastery and back to Tsethang Overnight Snow Pigeon Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Gyantse. Drive to Gyantse via Yamdoktso Lake Overnight Gyantse Hotel & Fort Hotel (325 km)7 hrs.

Day 5: Excursion to the Old Town. Visit Palcheo Monastery with Kubum Stupa and excursion around the old town Overnight Fort Hotel.

Day 6: Drive to Shigatse. Drive to Shigatse via Shalu Monastery and it is the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight Hotel Manasarova (90 km) 2 hrs.

Day 7: Sightseeing. In morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery (Residance of Pancheng Lamas). Drive back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala and Keychu Hotel (280) 4 hrs.

Day 8: Sightseeing. AM: Visit Sera Monastery. PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street, Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple, Overnight at Keychu Hotel and Shangbala hotel.

Day 9: Sightseeing. AM: Visit Potala. PM: Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka. Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces,pavilions and a zoo. Drepung monastery; Built in 1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa,Overnight at Keychu Hotel

Day 10: Drive to Airport. Fly to KTM. Farewell dinner (62km)1hr.

Tour Details:
- Duration: 10 days
- Destination: Tsethang, Samye, Yamdraktso Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhasa
- Maximum Altitude: 5050 m
- Best Season: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct
- Photo Spot: Samye, Khambala pass, Lhasa.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city
- Land transfer by Toyota Land cruiser and Deluxe bus
- Tibet travel permit
- Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
- Monasteries entrance fees as per program
- Travel insurance.

Price Excludes:
- Cold drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
- Lunch and dinner
- Nepal re-entry visa
- Tips for guide, porters, driver.

About This Supplier
Location: China
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2008

M18859 is an adventure tour company operated by a group of experienced Tibetan people who are from different parts of Tibet. It was established in 1993 in Lhasa, the capital city Tibet. We are one of the best specialists in Tibet providing deluxe, standard and budget custom designed tours all around the Tibetan...

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