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(TE-012) Lhasa-Nyingchi-Lhasa-Yamdroktso Lake-Gyantse-Shigatse-Lhasa ( 8 Days )

Nyingchi, "throne of the sun" in Tibetan, is located in southeast Tibet. With green mountain slopes, snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear rivers,
Nyingchi looks just like heaven on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

Day 01 Arrive in
Lhasa (D)
Arrive in Lhasa, rightly one of the most featured and dreamt-about cities in the world, not only limited accessibility
for its remoteness and its high altitude at 3,650 meters, but also the mysterious Tibetan religion. In Tibetan, Lhasa
means the Holy Land or the Buddha Land. The guide will meet you at Konggar Airport, and transfer you to Lhasa city
with about 1.5 hours' driving (100km). On arrival at the hotel, rest and acclimatize yourself to the local time and
altitude. (D)
Day 02 Lhasa

The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark- Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions.
Its towering image has already appeared on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-
inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels. Some 2km to the east of
the Potala is the most revered religious structure and the holiest temple in Tibet - Jokhang Temple. Bustling with
worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets
surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor Market - Lhasa's most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old
Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans. The rest of day is free.

Day 03 Lhasa-

Sightsee of the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka in Lhasa. Drepung Monastery, the largest
and richest monastery in Tibet, was founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of a noble
family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Nowadays it stands as Tibet’s most important and largest
monastic university in Tibet. Norbulingka Park (Treasure Garden) was built in the 1740s during the reign of the
seventh Dalai Lama. Later it was renovated and enlarged and became the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace. Sera
is located a few miles to the north of Lhasa, is one of the three largest monasteries. (B,L,D)

Day 04 Lhasa-
Nyingchi (B,L,D)

Depart from Lhasa in the morning, go ahead of Nyingchi, crossing over Mila
Mountain standing at the altitude of 5013 meters. Pay a visit to Basum Lake
Scenic Zone
, an stunning alpine lake at the middle and upper reaches of
the Ba River, is about 3,538 meters above sea level. The blue, limpid lake
water reflects the verdant and picturesque snow-capped mountains around
the lake combine into a charming scene. Stay overnight in Bayi Town, the
seat of Nyingchi County administration, lied at Nyang River lower valley.

Day05 Nyingchi-

Nyingchi is surrounded by a thick, beautiful forest. Take sightseeing of the most impressive Forest of Great
. Then, drive back to Lhasa, greeting with the enchanting view of Nyang River, the largest one of
Yaluzangbujiang (Yalung Tsangpo) among its five tributes. Stay overnight in Lhasa. (B,L,D)

Day06 Lhasa-
Gyantse (B,L,D)

Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (at 4,040 meters above sea level), and pass by Yamdroktso Lake for sightseeing.
Yamdroktso Lake is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet, and legend has it that if the lake ever disappears, it will mark
the end of Tibet. In Gyantse, visit Palkhor Monastery, the symbolic architecture of Gyantse. On one side of the Palkor
Monasteery stands a white tower - Kumbum Stupa. It is said that there are altogether more than 100,000 Buddha
statues engraved on the tower; hence the name "One Hundred-Thousand-Buddha Tower." (B,L,D)

Day07 Gyantse-

Proceed to Shigatse and visit Tashihunpo Monastery, the new Palace of
Panchen Lama. Tashihunpo’s magnificent outside may make you gaps in
admiration, its inside just offers you more religious tranquility and sincerity.
Then, drive back to Lhasa. Miles away from Shigatse, you can already see
the gold tops of Tashihunpo Monastery shinning under the sun. (B)

Day08 Depart from
Pack up your luggage and transfer to the airport for leaving. TOUR ENDS! (B)

Hotel (or the same standard):
Lhasa: *** Dhod Gu Hotel   拉萨敦固宾馆
Tel: 0891-6322555     Fax: 0891-6323555

Lhasa: *** Yak Hotel  拉萨亚宾馆
Tel: 0891-6322555 (Reception)  6300008 (Central)

Lhasa: *** Tibet Gorkha Hotel   西藏廓尔喀饭店
Tel: 0891-6272222       Fax: 0891-6271993

Gyantse: *** Gyantse Hotel   江孜饭店
Tel: 0892 - 8172222  Fax: 0892 - 8172366

Please include the following services in the price:
- 8 nights Hotel overnight in 1/2 Double room.
- Lunch as mentioned above ( the meal standard in Tibet is not good, for FIT, we sugget them pay it on spot by themselves.)
- Tibet travel permit
- All Transfers by air-conditioned coach
- Experienced English speaking guide in Tibet
- Entrance fee for the sightseeing spot included in the itinerary.

-  Domestic Flight or train in/out Lhasa and airport tax
-  Tips, personal expenses
-  Transfer, guide service for “day at leisure”
-  Guide service during the plane, train or cruise

The tour price & itinerary for the Join in tour could be changed without prior notice.

2009 Jan-March Airfare in/out Lhasa

Flight between


Airfare (one way airticket excluded airport tax&excluded fuel surcharge)

First class (F)

Economy Class (Y)

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1. The above airfare are for one way air ticket,include the airport tax.
2. The schedule is for reference only and subject to change. Please consult for details.
The Alien's Travel Permit for Tibet
Non-Chinese passport holders must have an Alien's Travel Permit as well as a valid passport and a visa to visit Tibet. The Permit is issued
only to tour groups traveling with a Chinese tour operator and travel agency.
Please send us 2 weeks prior to your entry Lhasa for the Permit: your full name on the passport, gender, birth date, occupation and the
passport number and nationality.
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
Shoulder Season
Low Season

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