Tibet Mystical Tour

Tibet Mystical Tour takes only 6 days and to visit all the additional Highlight Sight seeing Lhasa, Gyantse Shigatse.

What's Included?

Private Lhasa City Tour Service included :
Tibetan local English speaking tour guide.
Accommodation Options per price category.
1) 4 Star standard hotel: Tibet Hotel in west Lhasa, Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala, Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar Dekyang Hotel
2) 3 Star Standard hotels such as Dhood Gu Hotel, Yak Hotel, Dekhang Hotel, Mandala Hotel or Kyichu Hotel
3) Cheapest option on dormitory basis: Budget Tibetan Owned traditional Family hotel (Local Golden Star basis-private toilet, shower)-Rama Karpo Hotel, Bankshol Hotel or Phingtso Khangsang Hotel
Tibet travel permits and permits delivery;
Private vehicle for the transportation (Airport/station-hotel-airport/station transfer);
Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary;
All breakfasts, plus two lunches in local restaurants (on tour group basis, 10$ per person per lunch)
Instant support during the whole Tibet trip

Duration

6 days

Destination Covered

Tibet Autonomous Region

Best Suited

Luxury
Day 1
Arrival Lhasa, Arrival at Lhasa, you will be met at Gongar airport and transferred to the hotel for some good rest and acclimation.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa altitude is 3,490 m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.

Day 2
Lhasa, Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must as it is the largest monastery of its type in the world and the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of isBarkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.

Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here.

Barkhor Street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.

Day 3
Lhasa, After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, then continue your tour to Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Located 5 km from Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. It was first built in 1416, and held 7,700 monks in its heyday. In Tibetan language, Drepung Monastery means monastery of collecting rice.

Norbulingka means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.

In the afternoon, the Sera Monastery will be a good choice as well. It is the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries built in Lhasa. The setting itself is very beautiful with cobbled alleyways, temples and colleges. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.

Tips:
During the family visiting, if you will take a seat, please cross your legs, do not stretch your legs forward and face your sole to others.
When you are offered a cup of wine by the host, please use your ring finger to dip a little of it. Then flick it in the air to express respects to the heaven, the earth and the ancestors before sipping the wine. The host will fill the cup, and you take a sip of the wine again. After the host fills your cup for the forth time, you have to bottom it up.

Day 4
Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse, Today, you will drive to Shigatse in the morning, on the way, take a view for the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, and visit Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda. Stay overnight at Shigatse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shigatse

Located 250 km southwest of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,840 metres, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, with a population of 80,000. It used to be the traditional capital of the area known as Hou-tsang on the Nepal border.

Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. It is located 100 km southwest of Lhasa and surrounded by Mt. Kampala, Mt. Nyinchenkhasa, Mt. Chetungsu and Mt. Changsamlhamo. The holy lake is a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Every summer, groups of pilgrims trek there to pray and receive blessings. Befitting its religious importance, the turquoise blue lake has indescribable scenic beauty, prompting the Tibetans to compare it with a fairyland in Heaven.

p.s. From November to March of the next year, water of Yamdrok Lake will freeze due to the weather condition.

Located 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery is a monastery with the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. According to Tibetan calendar,

Saka Dawa Festival will be held on April 15th to commemorate Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. During the festival, about 500 Lamas chant sutras and the loyal pilgrims gather in the monastery to commemorate Sakyamuni.

Palkhor also features its Kumbum in Tibet. Deemed as the symbol of the monastery, the spectacular 'stupa' consists of hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thsoud images of various icons, in total there are about 33,000 statues.

Day 5
Shigatse Lhasa, Today, after a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning, you will be driven back to Lhasa by coach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six big monasteries in Tibet. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second ranking person in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama. The monastery houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas and a 22.4-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha. Tashilhunpo remains popular among the Tibetans, as they carry on coming here on pilgrimage.

Day 6
Departure Lhasa, The time before transfer to the airport is free on your own arrangement. Bid Lhasa a fond farewell as board the flight or get on the train to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Tibet is not a relaxing holiday destination, but if temples, religion and ancient culture are your things, you will find Tibet is just the place for you after these days visit. Now, it is time to say goodbye.
We need your Passport and Visa copy Before 15 to 20 Days tour is start.

Payment Policy :
Tibettravelguide company offers very flexible .Once you contract our services, you are requested to pay some advance payment; the advance payment advised to you is decided based on the services that we have to offer and the number of days left for the commencement of the service. You can pay the balance amount before you depart from you country or after arriving in Tibet.

Payment Mode :
Tibettravelguide company offers a flexible mode of payment.You can send advanced payment to our bank account number through wire transfer via Visa/ MasterCard/ American Express credit card and currency notes. However for all payment that is done through credit card, the nominal bank charges would be applicable over & above the total amount.

Cancellation Policy:
In the case of cancellation of your Tour/ Travel Services, due to any kind of problem or circumstances, we request that you inform us in writing. We will try our best to reduce cancellation charges, however, as a general policy the cancellation charges would be as follows:

30days prior to arrival : 10% of the tour/service cost
30to15 days prior to arrival : 20% of the tour/service cost
15 to 7 days prior to arrival : 25% of the tour/service cost
48 hours prior to arrival : 50% of the tour/service cost
Less than 48 hours or no show – NO REFUND
If you cancel the trip after commencement, we will try our best to recover from hoteliers and airlines any unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportations and missed meals etc. However, Tibettravelguide does not bear any responsibility for these refunds.

Chinese Visa :
If the Client fails to get Chinese Visa and make the cancellation 30 days or more before departure, the Client will receive a full refund of the tour price, except the cancellation fees charged by airlines if applicable.

Refund Policy:
Tibettravelguide company will always expedite the process of the refund payment. It may take 2 to 4 weeks for our bank to refund the payment. For all refund payments to bank accounts and credit cards, bank charges would be applicable and the same would be debited from the payment that is refunded, as per our cancellation policy described above.
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