Mysterious Tibet

Starting from: $449.00

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Adult: $449/person | Child (2-11 yrs old with bed): $259/person | Child (2-11 yrs old without bed): $99/person
Single Supplement: $310/person | Admission Fee: USD$180/person | Service Charge: USD$60/person
The above fee is applicable to Nov. & Dec. 2016 departure only. See full pricing below
Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights

Features: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Barkhor Street, Yamdrok Lake, Grashi Monastery and Sera Monastery.

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Overview

Day 1:
Lhasa Arrival
Upon arrival at Lhasa Gonggar airport, you will be transferred to hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and acclimatize yourself to the high altitude reaction. (Free Airport Pick-up Period: 8:30AM – 10:30AM, 2:00PM – 4:00PM, passengers arriving adjacent within 2 hours will be picked up together; those who come to Tibet by train need to pay extra pick-up fee: $90 vehicle/transfer for 2-3 passengers or check in hotel by themselves).

Meals: Breakfast: Not included   Lunch: Not included   Dinner: Not included
Hotel: Tibet Minzu Hotel 【5⋆】 or similar

Day 2:
Lhasa
This morning we will visit the landmark of Lhasa – the Potala Palace. Potala in Sanskrit means sacred place of the Goddess of Mercy. It is the ancient time castle-style architectures with the highest altitude. We will be viewing the Winter Palace within the Potala Palace. It is also the Tibetan Political Centre and resident for previous Dalai Lama since the seventh century AD. Then visit the ancient Jokhang Temple which is the sacred place in the eye of all Tibetan Buddhism followers. Thereafter, walk around the most bustling handicraft market of Lhasa – the Barkhor Street, for some minority handicraft souvenirs. Later, visit a Tibetan tea store. To the Tibetans, tea is a beverage just like coffee to the westerners.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Tibet Minzu Hotel 【5⋆】 or similar

Day 3:
Lhasa → Yamdrok Lake → Gyangtse → Shigatse
Today we will set off from Lhasa, climbing over the Kambala Snow Mountain with an altitude of 4900 meters to visit the Yamdrok Lake – it is the world’s highest altitude fresh water lake and renown as the sacred lake in the sky. Then proceed to Shigatse via Gyangtse.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Shigatse Hotel 【4⋆】 or similar

Day 4:
Shigatse → Lhasa
After breakfast, we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which is the rest in peace place of Panchen Lama and also one of the 6 major monasteries for Tibetan Yellow Sect. This monastery was built by the first Panchen Lama in 1447 and thereafter became the resident of all the previous Panchen Lama. There is a world tallest Mi’le Buddha statue, which is 28 meters tall in the monastery. Then return to Lhasa.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Tibet Minzu Hotel 【5⋆】 or similar

Day 5:
Lhasa
After breakfast, visit the only Temple of wealth in Tibet – Grashi Monastery. Then proceed to the Geological Mining Museum where you can appreciate the mysterious Tibetan bead and the art of Tibetan Thangka. After lunch, visit one of the three largest monasteries in Lhasa – Sera Monastery. The Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism studies Buddhist doctrines using a step-by-step process. 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 traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. Thereafter, we will visit the Tibetan Pharmaceutical Factory where you can see the magic effect of Tibetan medicine.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Local Food
Hotel: Tibet Minzu Hotel 【5⋆】 or similar

Day 6:
Lhasa Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast: Hotel Meal   Lunch: Local Food   Dinner: Not included

Optional Items: RMB$580/person (at your own expenses, excluded in the admission fee as indicated):
Karuola Glacier + Phalha Manor + Tibetan Family Visit
Pricing: Adult: $649 (Sep. 2016)  |  $549 (Oct. 2016)  |  $449 (Nov. 2016 – Dec. 2016)
Child (2-11 yrs old with bed): $499 (Sep. 2016)  |  $399 (Oct. 2016)  |  $259 (Nov. 2016 – Dec. 2016)
Child (2-11 yrs old without bed): $229 (Sep. 2016)  |  $199 (Oct. 2016)  |  $99 (Nov. 2016 – Dec. 2016)
Warm Tips when you are in Tibet:
  1. Altitude Reaction: as you are walking over high land, it is possible for you to feel some of the minor symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness like headache, loss of appetite etc until your body adjusts to the high terrain. If it is not serious, please do not rely on oxygen equipment all the time so that you can acclimate yourself to the high altitude as early as possible. Please don’t worry and take as much water as possible. You may prepare some health care medicine such as: American ginseng tablet, rhodiola rosea or plateau peaceful capsule. It’s a good way to keep a usual mind. Please follow tour guide’s advice.
  2. Do’s and Dont’s: don’t do anything strenuous like brisk walking and running on the first day; don’t smoke nor drink alcohol either; don’t eat too much for dinner; don’t take showers or bathes too frequently especially on your first night in Tibet.
  3. What to wear: casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes are the must for your trip to Tibet. Make sure to take warm clothing as it is quite chilly and cold during the nights and early morning.
  4. What to take: water bottle, snacks which you can have in your trip, your Personal medical kit, sunglasses, sun screen lotion, Bandana, scarf or mask for keeeping your lungs from dust and so on.
2016 Start Date in Lhasa: September: 7, 21, 28  |  October: 5, 12, 26  |  November: 9  |  December: 28
Remarks:
  1. Tibet Travel guidelines: foreign passengers and Taiwanese tourists who want to travel in Tibet are required to hold the Tibet Tourism Bureau (T.T.B.) Permits when boarding the plane or the copy of this permit when boarding the train and their China visa must be Chinese tourist visa “L”. Permits are necessary for entry to Lhasa or any other part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Please make sure to get the permit timely from our specified places. Foreign journalists are forbidden to enter Tibet
  2. You are required to enter Tibet only from Beijing, Shanghai, Canton or Chengdu. Necessary information for obtaining a Tibet travel permit (the cost has been included in the tour fare above): nationality, occupation, gender, day of birth as well as the scanning copies of your passport and visa. Please provide all the materials at least 30 days prior to tour start date. Any cost caused by wrong information or delay of submitting information will be undertaken by guests themselves.
  3. Two methods of obtaining your Tibet Travel Permit (please provide us the correct address and contact No.): A) Local delivery (available only in Beijing/Shanghai/Canton/Chengdu downtown or airport): extra $100/transfer. B) Express delivery (available in China’s major capital cities’ downtown area): extra $10/transfer.

Any cancellation for any reason within 90 days prior to departure entails the payment of 100% of the total cost of Services (including taxes and fees). Total fare composed of tour fare, admission fee as indicated and service charge must be pre-paid at time of reservation. The admission fee as indicated and service charge for adults and children are the same. Tour fare is based on Canadian adults (non student group). We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local conditions. Attendance during the whole trip is required. There are shopping excursion on this tour as per itinerary. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. Visitors who are not very keen on shopping can treat this as a culture experience.

Package Includes:
  • 4/5 Star hotel accommodation (twin share)
  • Domestic transportation as indicated
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Admission fee per itinerary
Package Excludes:
  • Round trip international air ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Service beyond the itinerary
  • Single Supplement charge: $310/person
  • Gratuities
  • Optional items as indicated