Day2: Potala Palace, Lhasa

Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m at the topmost point.

Day3: Sera Monastery

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

Day9: Namtso Lake

The second-largest saltwater lake in China. It is over 70km long and reaches a width of 30km.

10 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Hiking Tour

Duration: 10 days and 09 nights Departure: You Choose!
Tour Code: TA-HT-10 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 to Tsurphu Monastery ( B )

 

Tsurphu Monastery
Tsurphu Monastery

Today you will be driven about 70km to Tsurphu Monastery. After visiting Tsurphu Monastery, you’ll prepare for your trekking next day.

This Tsurphu Monastery to Yampachen trekking covers 55 kilometers and will be done in 4 days.

 

Day 5

Trek from Tsurphu to Leten ( B, L , D )

 

Leten
Leten

Trek: 3-4 hours, 11km

Today’s trek begins by heading west or up the valley. You’ll pass some nomad tents and valley junction. Leten is also called the “highest village in the world”, several families live here permanently, braving the severe climate with their livestock.

 

Day 6

Trek from Leten to Bartso ( B, L, D )

 

Trek: 5-6 hours, 15km

Today you’ll reach the highest pass of this trekking – Lasar La, so getting refresh is very important.

It will cost 3 hrs from Leten to Lasar-la. Then another 3 hours walk to Bartso. This nomad village of 5 homes with a permanent source of water is a good place to camp.

 

Day 7

Trek from Bartso to Dorjeling Nunnery ( B, L, D )

 

Dorjeling Nunnery
Dorjeling Nunnery

Trek: 5 hours, 18km
Look northwest from Bartso to the opposite side of the valley. Clearly visible, a wide trail winds up from the valley to the top of the ridge. Ford the valley stream and make for this trail, 25 minutes' walk over marshy ground from Bartso. It is another half-hour to the summit of the ridge. From the top you'll see a sallde north of an intervening valley. On the far side of this saddle is Dorjeling Nunnery.

 

Day 8

Trek from Norjeling Nunnery to Yangpachen ( B, L, D )

 

Yangpachen Hot Spring
Yangpachen Hot Spring

First, you will use 1 hour reach the large river of the Lhorong Ma Chu. Another 3 hrs walk to Yangpachen Monastery. It is a 15km road journey to Yangpachen. The hot-spring here,7km west of Yangpachen, is great to ease your aching limb.

Eventually, the trail goes to the Samye valley along a beautiful stream.

Camp at a site near Samye.

 

Day 9

Namtso Lake, Lhasa ( B, L )

 

Mt Everest
Namtso Buddhist Meditation

Today you will drive to Namtso Lake, the highest lake in the world. They Nyenchen Tanglha range, with peaks of more than 7000m, towers over the lake to the south. After visiting the lake, driven back to Lhasa

 

Day 10

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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