Lhasa - Bayi Town - Lhasa
from US $1200
Tour Code: TCT-PT-06C
Tour Type: Private Tour with private Tibetan guide & Vehicle
Highlights: Welcome to Lhasa! Today upon your Lhasa arrival, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to hotel. Rest of the day you will have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude.
The altitude in Lhasa is about 3,650m above sea level. Take time out to relax and acclimate to the high altitude after arrival at your hotel. We recommend that you avoid strenuous activity for the first few days. It is advisable that you not take showers. For first time visitors, it is common to have different degrees of high altitude sickness symptom. Drink more water, have fresh fruit and plenty of rest will help to prevent the sickness. Have a good rest tonight, and get ready for tomorrow's journey.
Highlights: Today you will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Potala Palace: Which is known as the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. Stands 13 stories high and owes over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues, the Potala Palace formed a small world in it.
Jokhang Temple: Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. The temple is a four-storey timber complex with a golden top, with the combination of Tang Dynasty, Tibetan and Nepal architectural styles. Every day, pilgrims come from every corner of Tibet worship here, make it a perfect site for photograpers.
Barkhor Street: As the oldest street in Lhasa, Barkhor Street is considered as the center of the old city, and a perfect place to lear Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts. The street is full of handicarfts, such as ornaments, knives, tangka, religious musical instruments, gold and silver ware, masks and a lot more. If you intend to buy some souvenirs for friends or famiy, Barkhor Street will be an ideal place.
1) Some visitors might feel a bit hard to breath when climbing the Potala Palace, so please climb slowly.
2) Some places are not allowed to take photos, please kindly inquire your guide for details.
3) When shopping around Barkor Street, you can compare and bargain for the unique souvenirs
4) During the summer time, the musical fountain show at the Potala Plalace Square is 19:30—22:00PM.
5) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day.
Highlights: Today you will visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and enjoy the debate.
Drepung Monastery: Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given the name 'Drepung‘, which, in the Tibetan language, means 'Collecting Rice..
Sera Monastery: Which is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
1) Today's road condition is good. The tour involves some easy walking and climbing
2) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day.
Distance: 360km Drive: 12hrs Elevation: 3469m
Highlights: Today sightseeing along the National Highway No. 318 from Lhasa to Bayi Town ( Nyingchi) and visit Basomtso Lake.
Basomtso Lake: Located 360 km east of Lhasa and 120km west of Bayi Town, Nyingchi County, Basomtso Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the east of Tibet. The lake is 3,469 meters above the sea level, covers an area of 26 square kilometers and the deepest part is 60 meters. The sky-blue lake water and the green mountains around the lake create a tranquil and splendid atmosphere. As a gem in south Tibet, the flowers in spring, green trees in summer, golden fruits in autumn and white snow in winter makes a paradise visitors..
Distance: 496km Drive: 14hrs Elevation: 3469m
Highlights: Today's sightseeing in Nyingchi: Lulang Forest Area - Great Cypress
Lulang Forest: Located 75km east of Bayi Town, Lunang Town is a great place to enjoy the green forest and the fantastic view of Mt. Namcha Barwa. First drive though Segrila Pass (4720meters). Mountain Sejira is famous for its azalea and as the best place from which to visit the great Mountain Namcha Barwa. Then, continue to drive to the bushy Lunang Forest --known as the Eastern Switzerland.
Great Cypress Nature Reserve: Located in Pagqi, a village about 15km southeast of the Bayi Town, the Great Cypress Nature Reserve is also known as Yarlung Tsangpo River cypresses for being peculiar to the river area, commonly seen along the lower reaches of the Nyang River and the Yarlung Tsangpo River. The king cypress in the reserve is about 50 meters tall, 5.8 meters wide and about 2,500 years old. Return to Lhasa.
Highlights: Today our guide will send you to train station or airport for your next destination. Your lifetime Tibet tour is completed now.
All Tibet travel permits
Meals as listed in the itinerary
Accommodation of shared basis
Transportation with experienced driver
Lisenced Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
Entrance ticket fees for attractions listed in the itinerary
Oxygen for emergey usage (Only for the groups going to Everest or Kailash area)
Travel insurance (Recommended)
Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver
Flights to and out of Lhasa (We offer flight/train bookings if you need)
Meals that not specified in the itinerary (Average meals cost in Tibet is USD5-8/per)