Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Price:
From $690
Tour Code:
G03
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • 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).

After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains Or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! Then transfer you to the 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 well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

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 Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

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

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

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(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visit Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake
Karola Glacier
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, it was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare are included in the cost.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$730 $690 $730

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$810 $730 $810

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
2017-10-23 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-27 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-30 $730 1 Book
2017-11-03 $690 open for booking Book
2017-11-06 $690 1 Book
2017-11-10 $690 1 Book
2017-11-13 $690 2 Book
2017-11-17 $690 1 Book
2017-11-24 $690 open for booking Book
2017-12-08 $690 open for booking Book
2017-12-13 $690 1 Book
2017-12-15 $690 open for booking Book
2017-12-22 $690 open for booking Book
2017-12-29 $690 open for booking Book
2017-12-30 $690 3 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: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

*Meal: 5 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 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;

*On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, hard-sleeper train ticket from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

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

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them at the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the 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, please 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 pick up and drop off all 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 a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a 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, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Klim***

2017-10-06

I’ll be in Xi’an from 11/16 to 11/26 and planning to go fly to Lhasa on the 16th. Interested in any trekking during that time.

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penny

2017-10-07

Hi Klim Granovsky, to be honest, Nov is not a good time to do the trekking in Tibet as the weather will become colder and colder from mid-Oct. It even snows sometimes. So how about considering to do our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour?

Bruc***

2017-10-01

my wife and I will be in Shenzhen, China in October. We wish to visit Lhasa and do sightseeing in tibet. If possible also stay in a monastery few days. Total trip for 4-6 days. We can arrive in Lhasa on October 26 or 27. Please advise tour options and costs

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amy

2017-10-01

Dear Bruce Chabansky, 

I guess you may not know that Tibet is closed for foreign travelers from 18th Oct to 28th Oct because of 19th CPC National Congress which will be holding in Beijingon 18th Oct, that is to say all foreign travelers have to leave Tibet before 18th Oct and could enter again after 28th Oct, so I hope you could arrive in Lhasa on 30th Oct joining our 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour, you could visit many monasteries in this tour but you are not allowed to stay in monasteries for a few days. 

Alfr***

2017-09-24

My Friend and I are from singapore. Australia and Japan planning to visit Tibet next year..few advise like to get from u.. 1) we would like to take train from airport at City below and take train to go to Lhasa and back to airport, can u help to arrange that? 2) your fee is including the application for the Tibet visa, isn’t it? 3) can u help to arrange local tour at the city we land? (Pls advise which city is best to land and take train).? 4) how Early we need to confirm the booking so that we can hv the entry visa ready? Will the visa send to us before we depart?? Regards Alfred from Singapore

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penny

2017-09-24

Hi Alfred Lee, noted that you and your friends would like to visit Tibet in Aug or Sep of 2018. Here below are my answers to your questions:

 

1) Alfred Lee, I’m sorry but the train is not available between Lhasa airport and the City. We’ll arrange the transfers for you accordingly.

 

2) Yes, it is.

 

3) You’d better arrive in Lhasa first and then start to do your Tibet travel.

 

4) Please confirm the booking with us about 1 month at least before your arrival date for Lhasa. And yes, we’ll send the Tibet permit (visa) to you as soon as we get that for you.

John***

2017-09-23

Can you purchase a travel permit upon arrive in Tibet

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amy

2017-09-23

Dear John Calway,  

Yes, we will help you get all your necessary travel permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us.

Dang***

2017-09-22

Please guide me about visa Tibet for Vietnamese. I wait your email.

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amy

2017-09-23

Dear Dang Thi Ngoc Nhung, 

All foreign travelers take a trip to Tibet, Tibet Entry Permit = Tibet visa is the most basic document required to be applied before your coming, we have been recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best reputed local travel agencies with over 10 years Tibet tour running experiences for both domestic and foreign travelers, so we could surely get all your necessary travel permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau around 30 days(shortest 16 days) before tour starts and usually got them for you in 8 working days. 

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