Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

Duration:
10 Days
Price:
From $1180
Tour Code:
G06
Season:
  • Spring
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  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Budget join-in small group tour with fixed-departure travels along a fixed-route sharing guide & vehicle service with travelers around the world (12 Persons Maximum).

This tour will lead you to explore the most featured sites of authentic Tibetan culture in the holy city Lhasa like the world heritage Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang temple etc. After that, head straight to Gyantse and Shigatse in the west, experience the distinct culture of western (Tsang) Tibet, by driving along the stunning turquoise color lake Yamdrok and blooming Nyenchen Kangsar glacier under the sunny plateau climate, you will never waste every single minute by discovering new experiences and wonders on the way to Gyantse and Shigatse. Undoubtedly more magnificent than any of her Himalayan neighbours, Mt Everest viewd from Tibet, unobscured by other mountains, it’s hard not to feel awed by one of nature’s boldest achievement. Then a day excursion to the holy lake Namtso which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the second largest alpine saline lake in Tibet with an altitude of 4,718 meters above sea level.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes about one hour; from Lhasa Railway Station, about 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's you ll-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shoyou r if you can help it. As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m (12,359.55ft) at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as you ll as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Potala Palace
Pious worshipers kowtowing in front of Jokhang Temple. It's a religionary tradition of Tibetan people.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (3840m), 360km, approx 7hrs

From Lhasa to Gyantse is about 264km, en route you will pass by Khamba-la Pass (4794m), from there you will be amazed by the breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise color and snowcapped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. About two hours away from Yamdrok Lake is Karola Glacier. It isn’t a big glacier, but the white glacier is spectacular from the highway, and it is close enough (about 300 yards) to walk to from the highway. Arrival at Gyantse, you visit Kumbum stupa and Palkhor Choede monastery, this magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet, it is not only you ll known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls. Then head to Shigatse via the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colorfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake
Karola Glacier
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Ronbuk –EBC(5200m), 350km, approx. 7hrs

In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) or Rongpuk guesthouse

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC-Shigatse

We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.

When you get up, you will see a striking view of luminous peaks is highlighted by the sun and definitely, it is the best time to get some nice shots of the Everest sunrise.

After sightseeing, you will drive back to Shigatse and enjoy the fabulous view along the way.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

everest tour
Everest Base Camp
Day 7 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, drive to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery which is founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Tashilhunpo is the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas. After that, you’ll drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 8 Lhasa- Namtso(4718m) ,250km, approx. 5 hrs

In the morning, we drive to the holy Namtso lake along the Qinghai-Tibet. On the way to Namtso, you will have a far view of NyenchenThanglha Snow Mountain. Enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery.

You'll arrive at Namtso Lake after pass NagelaPass(5150m), it covers a total area of more than 1900 square kilometers, being the second largest salt lake in China. At an elevation of 4718 meters, it is also the highest altitude salt lake in the world, the furthest depth being more than 33m. Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Nagela Pass, you can see the stunning view of holy Namtso Lake. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to enjoy the marvelous sunset view of the lake.

Stay overnight at Namtso Guest house

Namtso Lake
Namtso Lake
  • Breakfast
Day 9 Namtso- Lhasa,250km, approx. 5 hrs

In the morning, enjoy the sunrise of the lake at the shore and do leisure trek around Tashi Island. After that, we will go back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Yampachen Hot Spring (The price includes the entry fee, but excludes bathing Fee, $8-$15/person for different pools). Yampachen lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, famous for Yampachen Hot Springs, at an altitude of 4290–4500m making it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools have been set up here, in which visitors can enjoy a bath.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Yampachen hot springs
Yampachen hot springs
Day 10 Lhasa departure
Tour ends today. Tour guide and driver will drop you to the Lhasa airport or railway station for your next stop.
  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$1260 $1180 $1180

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$1400 $1300 $1300

Discount Policy

You can enjoy one or both discount policies below, if you situation fits the terms.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 8% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 4% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2017-08-21 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-08-25 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-08-28 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-01 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-04 $1260 4 Book
2017-09-08 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-11 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-12 $1260 7 Book
2017-09-15 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-18 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-22 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-09-25 $1260 3 Book
2017-09-28 $1260 4 Book
2017-09-29 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-10-02 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-10-05 $1260 2 Book
2017-10-06 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-10-09 $1260 open for booking Book
2017-10-11 $1180 2 Book
2017-10-13 $1180 open for booking Book
2017-10-16 $1180 open for booking Book
2017-10-17 $1180 2 Book
2017-10-19 $1180 2 Book
2017-10-20 $1180 2 Book
2017-10-23 $1180 open for booking Book
2017-10-27 $1180 open for booking Book
2017-10-30 $1180 open for booking Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

*Lodgings: 7 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

                  2 Night, dorm bed at GUESTHOUSE or NOMAD TENT;

*Meal: 7 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on the first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with your original passport which takes abt 30mins;

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Breakfast on Day 06, Lunch, Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities to guide and driver according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

Note

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, pls meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pickup and dropoff all tour members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits has to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT wont be hold responsible for refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

jame***

2017-08-16

I enquire about the Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour 10 days. I will travel alone so need single accommodation please advise availability and cost and September travel dates for this tour

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penny

2017-08-17

Dear James Malone, it's no problem for you to join our 10 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour in Sep and this tour is available on the 4th, 12th, 25th and 28th. Please note that only the tours which will start on 12 & 28 Sep can allow you to stay one night at Namtso Lake. Other dates that booked by our clients will do Lhasa-Namtso Lake-Lhasa within one day.

marj***

2017-08-14

I would be interested to join a group beginning October, however I am working as diplomat (European Union Delegation) in Beijing and require prior approval. I first must propose dates and submit request to ministry and only after approval can buy tickets. The tour guide of Foreign Affairs of Tibet should accompany my whole trip in Tibet. I am travelling alone and would be interested to join a group..

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julie

2017-08-14

Dear Marjan Gabriel, usually, we can’t arrange the tour for a diplomat according to the regulations. But you said you need a guide of Foreign Affairs of Tibet and then you may visit Tibet with us. So we want to try to help you. I'll email you more info. 

Ales***

2017-08-10

Hi, I would like to visit Tibet during the first half of September. I am particularly interested in the cultural aspects, not much in hiking. I would travel solo and have up to 15 days available. Which of your tours you may propose? Could you also confirm if the road border from Nepal is still closed to foreigners?

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amy

2017-08-11

Dear Alessio, you are right, the road border from Nepal is still closed for travelers right now, so travelers could only fly between Lhasa and Kathmandu this year even next year as no travel agency knows when it’s going to be open again.

Since you are a solo traveler and doesn’t like too much hiking, you are highly suggested to join our 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour on 4th Oct or 12th Sep.

Ceci***

2017-08-05

I would like to join this tour. I m a solo traveller. Can u tell' me details and price? Thanx you

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claire

2017-08-05

Hi, Cecilia,

I'd love to provide the details and price of the 10-day group tour to you. But the price of it depends on when you plan to start the trip.

Sincerely,

Claire

al***

2017-07-30

Hello. I don't see the group tip available at the dates available for me. Two of us would like to travel from Lhasa and preferably end our tip in Kathmandu including few most interesting stops on the way. Would you be able to organize something for us (group trip, individual tour) What are out options? Thank you. Alex

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penny

2017-07-30

Dear Alex, I'm afraid you have to fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu after your Tibet tour instead of going to Kathmandu through the Zhangmu Port directly because all the borders (including the Zhangmu Port) between Tibet and Nepal are still closed for the foreign tourists. You may consider to do our 10 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour or 8 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour.

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