5 Days Tibet Travel
To Tsetang And Lhasa
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive in Tsetang,
you will be met by our guide and
transferred to your Hotel. Our
guide will greet you at the airport
outside the luggage claim area,
holding a sign with your name
- Lhasa (Breakfast
Tour to the Yumbu Lakang and the
Trankdruk Monastery. Ferry the
Yarlong Tsangpo River to visit
the Samye Monastery. Drive to
Lhasa in the afternoon.
as the first palace in Tibet history,
is also the oldest extant building
in Tibet. Lying 12 kilometers
southwest of Tsedang Town of Lhoka
Prefecture in Southwest China's
Tibet Autonomous Region, it sits
atop a small hill east of the
Yarlong River and faces west.
Tran means roc and druk means
dragon in Tibetan. The monastery
got is name from the legend that
it could only be built after Songtsan
Gampo had turned into a roc and
conquered an evil dragon. It's
said that renowned figures in
the history of Tibetan Buddhism,
such as Padmasambhava and Milariba,
had practised Buddhism nearby
after it was built and the remaining
relics are Sacred land for the
Originating from a glacier on
the north Himalayas, Yarlong Tsangpo
River is the highest river on
the earth with an average altitude
of more than 4,000 meters (13,120
feet). The river is the largest
river in Tibet and the sixth longest
Located in the quiet plateau area
of the Shannan Region, the Samye
Monastery was the first temple
built in Tibet at the foot of
Mt. Haibusi, on the north bank
of the Yaluzangbu River in Jialang
county. With these unique features,
this splendid temple has become
an attraction for visitors from
both China and abroad.
Tour to the Potala Palace, the
Sera Monastery, the Norbulingka
and visit a Tibetan family.
Palace: At an elevation of
more than 3,700m, the Potala occupies
an area of more than 360,000m.
Its 13-story main portion rises
117m. The whole complex, consisting
of halls, stupa-tomb halls (where
the relics of the supreme lamas
are preserved), shrines, prayer
rooms, monks' dormitories and
courtyards, is recognized as the
world's highest and largest castle
Monastery: Located at the
southern slope of the Serawoze
Mountain in the northern suburb
of Lhasa, the monastery covers
an area that was once strewn with
wild roses called Sewa. It was
built by Sagya Yeshes (1354-1435,
who was given the title of the
Great Mercy Prince of Dharma during
the Ming Dynasty), one of the
eight disciples of Zongkapa, founder
of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism,
in 1419. In 1982, the monastery
was put under national protection.
meaning "treasure park"
in the Tibetan language, is a
palace and surrounding park in
Lhasa, Tibet, which served as
the traditional summer residence
of the successive Dalai Lamas
from the 1780s until the late
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the
Drepung Monastery, the Tibet Museum
and visit the Barkhor Street.
Temple: Jokhang Temple is
the spiritual center of Tibet.
Everyday pilgrims from every corner
of Tibet trek a long distance
to the temple. Some of them even
progress prostrate by body length
to the threshold of the temple.
Pilgrims fuel myriad of flickering
butter lamps with yak butter,
or honor their deities with white
scarves (Kha-btags or Hada) while
murmuring sacred mantras to show
their pieties to the Buddha.
Drepung Monastery: Drepung
Monastery is actually a collection
of Buddhist chapels and colleges
located about 8km west of Lhasa.
The word Drepung can be literally
translated as "rice pile", a name
whose meaning becomes clear when
you see the white-walled buildings
scattered along the hill. Originally
founded in 1416, the monastery
in its heyday was home to 10,000
monks (around 1600). In 1530,
the second Dalai Lama built his
palace here, known as the Ganden
Palace, which was used until the
fifth Dalai Lama built the Potala.
Tibet Museum: The Tibet Museum
was officially inaugurated in
October of 1999, with a permanent
collection that celebrates the
History of Tibetan Culture. The
design of the exhibit uses traditional
Tibetan architecture such as Tibetan
doors, beam-decoration, patterns
and so on, in order to create
the atmosphere of authentic Tibetan
Street: Located in the old
area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor
Street is a very ancient round
street surrounding the Jokhang
Temple and the Tibetan people
are always proud of it. As a symbol
of Lhasa, this street is also
a must-see place for the tourists.
from Lhasa (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport ready
for your departure. We wish you
have a pleasant journey home.
2. Hotel Accommodation
3. Tour Price
Please send us an email
and provide the information below, we
will quote LATEST
for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party,
if there are childre, please let us know
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested
in (each tour has a code like: CNT_18,
you can find the code of a tour at the
top of the page where the tour is);
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star
luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
6. If you would like us to tailor make
a new tour for you that is different from
above tour, please let us know your requests.
4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides
Suggested tips: USD10-14 to tour guide
per day, USD 8-10 to driver per day, but
depending on their service, it's up to
you, entirely voluntary.