Day2: Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is the first Buddhist temple in Tibet and it is also the Sacred Temple of all Tibetan Buddhists.

Day3: Sera Monastery

These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!

Day4: Yamdrok Lake

For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”.

9 Days Shalu to Nartang Hiking Tour

Duration: 9 days and 8 nights Departure: You Choose!
Tour Code: TA-HT-09 Max Altitude:
Tour Type: Escorted Private Tour
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Day 1

Lhasa Arrival

 

Welcome to Tibet
Welcome to Tibet

Welcome to Tibet! Your local guide will meet you upon your arrival in Gonggar airport and will escort you to Lhasa. On the 2-hour drive way, you'll enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River.

After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and become acclimatize to this high altitude city at the top of the world.

 

Day 2

Lhasa ( B )

 

Potala Palace Tibet
Potala Palace

The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet’s pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.

 

Day 3

Lhasa ( B )

 

Norbulingka Park
Norbulingka Park

After breakfast, you are driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the most holy sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history. Next, come to Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks.

Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, where you will get the chance to experience "Buddhism Scriptures Debating". These debates are unique to Sera and are quite famous. Enjoy the debates!

 

Day 4

Lhasa - Gyantse ( B )

 

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake

Today you will be transferred from Lhasa to Gyantse (5.5-hour drive).

En route, you’ll stop to see Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”. The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake with the reflection of surrounding snow-capped mountains is awesome. Then another stop takes you to a Tibetan family where you can chat with common Tibetans and try some their self-made food.

After arrival in Gyantse, you will tour Palcho Monastery to admire fancy frescoes, statues and sculptures.

 

Day 5

Trek from Shalu Monastery to Upper Lungsang ( B, L , D )

 

Shalu Monastery
Shalu Monastery

Trek: 5-6 hours, 14km

After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the Shalu Monastery from Gyantse, which the construction was started in 1027. Its architecture is of typical combination of the Tibetan and Chinese styles with archways, carved pillars, and tiled roofs and the Song and Yuan style murals. Prepare to trek. After lunch, trek from the Shalu Monastery to the Upper Lungsang, 5-6 hours, 14km.

Camping in Upper Lungsang tonight.

 

Day 6

Trek from Upper Lungsang to Ngor Monastery ( B, L, D )

 

Ngor Monastery
Ngor Monastery

Trek: 4 hours, 8km

Today you’ll hike to the Ngor Monastery from Upper Lungsang through the farming fields.

The Ngor is the name of a monastery in the Ü-Tsang province of Central Tibet, and is the Sakya School's second most important gompa. It is the main temple of the large Ngor school of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, which represents eighty-five percent of the Sakyapa school in Tibet and in exile.

Camping overnight in Ngor Monastery tonight.

 

Day 7

Trek from Ngor Monastery to Nartang Monastery ( B, L, D )

 

Trek: 5 hours, 18km

Today, you’ll hike from the Ngor to Nartang by passing several villages, saddles, and one electric utility. After arriving at Nartang Monastery, our driver will pick you up to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.

 

Day 8

Shigatse – Lhasa ( B, L )

 

Tashilumpo Monastery
Tashilumpo Monastery

Today after breakfast, you’ll be driven back to Lhasa, about 4 hours. En route, you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers. And proceed to a free market to experience the stylish local life.

Overnight in Lhasa tonight.

 

Day 9

Lhasa Departure ( B )

 

Tibet Departure
Tibet Departure

The day is free for you until to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

 

What's included in this price?
  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
What's excluded in this price?
  • China visa
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.
Value for money:

 While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. For example, for a typical 5-day Lhasa and Lake Namtso tour: the one-person price is about $1010; the two-person price will be only $633 per person. These prices are an indication of how much money you can save by travelling with more people. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.

Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle and private driver for your group. You don't have to share the vehicle with others. You tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide, you will see more in Tibet, communicating with locals to learn about Tibetan lifestyle and culture.

You have the flexibility to arrange the group activities accorddingly, such as changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time of certain place. You can also stop on the road as you need.

If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won't be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.
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