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
This shrine is sacred to the Sakyamuni's 8 years sculpture. Blessing by Sakyamuni himself.
  • 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
Tashilunpo 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)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$820 $730 $690 $730

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$940 $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
2017-08-21 $820 open for booking Book
2017-08-24 $820 2 Book
2017-08-25 $820 1 Book
2017-08-28 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-01 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-04 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-08 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-11 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-12 $820 2 Book
2017-09-15 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-18 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-21 $820 open for booking Book
2017-09-22 $820 2 Book
2017-09-25 $820 1 Book
2017-09-29 $820 open for booking Book
2017-10-02 $820 open for booking Book
2017-10-06 $820 open for booking Book
2017-10-07 $820 1 Book
2017-10-09 $820 open for booking Book
2017-10-13 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-14 $730 2 Book
2017-10-16 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-19 $730 1 Book
2017-10-20 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-23 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-27 $730 open for booking Book
2017-10-30 $730 open for booking Book
2017-11-03 $690 open for booking Book
2017-11-10 $690 1 Book
2017-11-13 $690 2 Book
2017-11-17 $690 open for booking Book
2017-11-24 $690 open for booking Book
2017-12-08 $690 open for booking 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

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;

*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

*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, 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

Vict***

2017-08-17

Are tours available in February??

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claire

2017-08-21

Dear Victor,

I'm afraid that we can't arrange the tour in February.

Best wishes,

Claire.

Gary***

2017-07-30

Very interested in 6 day Lhasa Gyantse..tour. Would like you to organise train from Beijing and flight to Shanghai after. Looking at 2018 dates.

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penny

2017-07-31

Dear Gary Ogg, happy to hear that you're interested in doing our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour! No problem for us to book the train Beijing-Lhasa and flight Lhasa-Shanghai for you. Kindly let me know which month you plan to visit Tibet so that I can provide you the costs accordingly, thanks!

Vale***

2017-07-27

Dear Sir/Madam, We'd like to visit Tibet for 6 days or a week (2 person - from 11 to 17 August). Could you please tell me the total price for this trip? Are there enough days to obtain Tibet visa? I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Valentina

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amy

2017-07-27

Dear Valentina Achilli, yes and time is still enough for us to obtain your Tibet permits if you could book our 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with us ASAP for 11th Aug. 

Josh***

2017-07-23

Hi, I am mainly interested in experiencing the outdoor, landscapes and the Himalayas and some temples/monateries. Unfortunately I only have about 6 days. Kindly suggest. I will have to fly back from Tibet to Delhi on 27th October the latest. Many thanks Joshita

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claire

2017-07-23

Hi, According to your reference, there is no direct flight from Delhi to Lhasa. I advise you choose Kathmandu as a transit point. Not only cant it save your budget a lot, but also it’s convenient for you. But for this way, here is the thing. We need at least 1-working day (Top urgent) to obtain the Group Visa for you. So would you mind to put 1 day off to starting this trip, and depart from Delhi on 21th Oct. 

Sincerely,

Claire

Mila***

2017-07-22

Hi ! I want to know how it works when we are in Canada to travel to Lhasa is it a flight from Montreal-Lhasa?

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penny

2017-07-22

Dear Milaine Thibodeau, as far as I know, there is no the direct flight from Montreal to Lhasa. You have to fly from Montreal to Chengdu (or Beijing, Shanghai etc.) first and then transfer to Lhasa. It seemed you would like to join our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour, correct?

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