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6 Days Essence of Lhasa-Shigaste Tour
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  • TIB Lhasa Jokh Dach

Lhasa-Shigaste Tour
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Trip Highlights & Experiences
This trips specializes in crafting holiday tours in the Indian subcontinent. This trip incorporate following themes and activity.
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Group
  • Multi Country
Destinations TO VISIT
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Barkhor
  • Potala Palace Square
  • Norbulingka
  • Sera Monastery
  • Drepung Monastery Tibet
  • Palkhor
  • Yamzho Yumco
  • Yarlung Zangbo River
  • Jokhang Temple
Temperature and Best Season
The climate can broadly be described as tropical, with the exception of the Himalaya.
The Subcontinent has four seasons:

  • Winter- from December to February
  • Summer- from March to June
  • Monsoon- from July to September
  • Autumn- October and November

The best time to visit the north is between October and March; temperatures are pleasant, the days dry and sunny. From December through to mid-January early morning fog in and around Delhi can disrupt travel plans with flights often delayed or sometimes cancelled. Night temperatures in Rajasthan and the plains often reach freezing point during the winter and it can be chilly before sunrise. April through to August is hot. Early summer is good for wildlife viewing, the parks are free of visitors, vegetation is dry and game easily spotted.
Arrive in Lhasa
Days 1
Barkhor Street Lhasa

We will pick you up at the airport and present you a Hada which would bring you good luck. Then we will set out for the Holy City  Lhasa which has an altitude of 3658 meters. You can take a break for acclimatization in the rest of the day.

Potala Palace – Jokhang Monastery – Barkhor St
Days 2
Jokhang Monastery

We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level in Potala Palace (1 hour). It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the regime of Songtsan Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace. The main constructions of the Red Palace are the Buddhism stupas and chapels while the White Palace acted as the residence of Dalai Lamas.
In the afternoon visit to the Jokhang Monastery (1 hour) which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. There are also exquisite murals which present the history and culture of Tibet collected in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street (half an hour) which around the Jokhang Monastery. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

Lhasa–Drepung Monastery–Sera Monastery–Norbu
Days 3
Drepung Monastery

Morning visit one of the three great monasteries of Gelug Sect in Drepung Monastery (1.5 hours) after breakfast in the morning. It is also the largest monastery in the world. There were more than 10000 Buddhists in the monastery at its heyday. It covers an area of 0.2 million square meters with an altitude of 3800

In the afternoon, visit to one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa in Sera Monastery (1.5 hours) which is noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Sera means wild rose in Tibetan. It was constructed by a famous disciple of Tsongkhapa in 1419. The monastery covers an area of 0.11 million square meters. Later, we will tour to Norbu Lingka in the summer palace of Dalai Lamas. It was constructed in 1740s and covers an area of 0.36 square meters after more than 200 years expansion. It is the largest artificial garden in Tibet with beautiful landscapes and rich historical relics.

Lhasa–Yamdrok Lake–Palkhor Monastery–Shigats
Days 4

Leave Lhasa for Yamdrok Lake through Gambarak Mountain Pass (4780 meters above the sea level) after breakfast. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It covers an area of 638 square kilometers with an altitude of 4441 meters. The landscapes of mountains and lakes here tops in southern Tibet. Then we will set out for Shigatse, via Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery is a typical Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Gyantse on our way to Shigatse, which is the biggest city in Tsang.

Shigatse–Yarlung Zangbo–Nyemo County-Lhasa
Days 5

We will make a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery after breakfast and then back to Lhasa along the national road of China and Nepal. We can appreciate the particular natural landscapes of Yarlung Zangbo River Valley on our way.

Leave Lhasa
Days 6
Lhasa Barkhor Street

We will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight connections.

This Trip pricing is season dependent and  your journey will be a private, customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule, interests and budget.

So we have not placed price here. We will send you price idea after understanding your needs. Once you have your itinerary just right and are ready to book we will ask you to deposit advance amount. This you can do will bank transfer or through our online secure gateway. We do not take your Credit card information for manual processing now.

Our Indian tours are offered as land only where you arrange your own airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. Very often travelers coming to India have many questions concerning our tours, accommodation, visas, transfers and more. To see the answers to the most frequently asked questions, please consult our FAQ page

Question: Gratuities & Tipping Idea
Answer: This is entirely at your discretion. However, the following may be helpful. If service is not included in the bill, 10% is usually the accepted amount. Hotel and railway porters will expect about 50 rupees for one piece of luggage and about 200 rupees for a trolley full. At the end of your stay if you wish to tip your sightseeing guide and driver, an acceptable amount for the guide would be approximately between 400 500 rupees per day; and for the driver, it would be approximately between 200 400 rupees per day.

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