Beijing to Lhasa: 6 Days Lhasa Tour (Round Trip)

    Tour Code:scpt-163

    Start: Beijing

    End: Beijing

    Duration: 6 Days

    Tour Type: Private tour

    From China's cultural center - Beijing to the mysterious Tibet to experience the multi-cultural society. The snow covered plateau, the clear air, the Potala Palace, you can breathe deeply the fresh air of the plateau. The unfailing charm of Tibet is everywhere.
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    10-28-2014

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    Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, All 4 Nights in Lhasa
    Day 4, All 1 Night in Shigatse

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    Total Price   9168.00
    Itinerary
    Destinations
    Activities
    Accommodation
    Beijing - Lhasa
    Transfer from Beijing to Lhasa by yourself in the morning (air ticket included). Arrive in Lhasa. Pick up at Airport/railway station in Lhasa.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa
    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa
    Visit Drepung Temple, Norbulingka Park, Sera Temple.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa - Gyangtze - Shigatse
    Lake Yamdrok. Transfer to Gyangtze in the morning. Visit Palgor Chorten, Palkhor Monastery. Transfer to Shigatse in the afternoon.
    Overnight in Shigatse
    Shigatse - Lhasa
    Visit Tashilhunpo Temple, New Palace of Panchen. Transfer Lhasa in the afternoon.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa - Beijing
    Transfer to Airport/Hotel/Railway Station in Lhasa.
    Lhasa to Beijing by Air in the morning (air ticket included).
    Day 1 Beijing>>Lhasa

    Take flight Beijing/Lhasa by yourself (air ticket included). Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up at Lhasa Gonggar Airport and present you hada as a greeting gift to express our best wishes.

    Then transfer to the hotel. On the way, you'll get greeted by a Buddha image engraved in the mountain face. Remaining time is for you to have a rest to acclimatize the high altitude.

    Day 2 Lhasa

    Visit the most well-known Potala Palace, located in the west of Lhasa. With a highest point over 3,700 meters above the sea level, it is honored as the highest ancient palace all over the world. This World Heritage Site has the Red Palace (holy stupas of Dalai Lama as well as kinds of Buddha's palaces etc.) and the White Palace (home of Dalai Lamas) two parts in general.

    In the afternoon, get to the Jokhang Temple, prime seat of the Gelugpa sect, built in 647. For Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims, it is a holy place and final destination. Overlooking from its golden roof, you can see great views of Barkhor Street and Potala Palace.

    In the Evening, stroll around the Barkhor Street, in front of the Jokhang Temple. You can find the prayer wheels, typical Tibetan houses and kinds of tourist souvenirs here.

    Day 3 Lhasa

    Travel to visit Drepung Temple, a national cultural relic of China. Among the Three Great Monasteries of Gelug sect, it is the first one built in 1416. Every year, the Shoton Festival will be held here with Shai Dafo (sunning the giant Buddha) as the most important activity. And the monastery will be crowded with people.

    Move on to the Norbulingka Park, the Summer Palace as well as the largest man-made garden of Tibet built in 1755. It is also a celebration place of Shoton Festival.

    Visit the Sera Temple, the last built one among the Three Great Monasteries of Gelug sect. It boasts lots of precious historical relics and artwares. In its northeast, there is a platform to celebrate the sunning giant Buddha ceremony during Shoton Festival and standing here, you can have a panoramic view of Sera Monastery. Besides, the monks-debating here is very famous.

    Day 4 Lhasa>>Gyangtze>>Shigatse

    Leave Lhasa for the Lake Yamdrok, 100 kilometers to the southwest of Lhasa. It is one of the Three Sacred Lakes in Tibet as well as the largest freshwater lake at the south foot of the Himalayas.

    Then drive westward to Gyangtze, stop at the Palgor Chorten first, about ten minutes' drive from Gyangtse. It is a good place to learn something about the lifestyle of Tibetan wealthy landlords in past. And then visit the Palkhor Monastery, a typical Tibetan Buddhism one where the monastery is in combination with pagoda. You can visit its exquisite and complete buildings, countless well-preserved mural paintings and statues while feeling its long history and religious values.

    After that, go on moving west to Shigatse.

    Day 5 Shigatse>>Lhasa

    Travel to visit the Tashilhunpo Temple, 2 kilometer western Shigatse city. It is one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet built in 1447. As the seat of Panchen since the fourth generation, it boasts about 800 Panchen Lamas till now.

    Go on to visit the New Palace of Panchen, south of Tashilhunpo Monastery. It is the summer palace built by the tenth Panchen in 1954, with a lot of Tibetan historical relics, influential works of art as well as nice environment.

    Later leave Shigatse for Lhasa.

    Day 6 Lhasa>>Beijing
    The guide sees you off at the airport in Lhasa for the flight to Beijing (air ticket included).

    End of service.
    Pricing Policy
    • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner. Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
    Accommodation
    • The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    • The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    • Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    • We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
    Breakfast
    • The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    • Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
    Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    • The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    • If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    • Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and dinner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    • Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
    Transfer Service
    • We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary.
    • Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
    Shopping
    • We do not arrange any shopping stop in this itinerary unless you have special requirements.
    Flight
    • We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
    Scenic Spots
    • Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.
    Inclusions

    • Pick-up and drop-off service at airport in Lhasa.
    • Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
    • The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
    • Service charge and government taxes.
    • The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for round trip flights from Bejing to Lhasa.
    • Five-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.

     
    Exclusions

    • International flight tickets or train tickets.
    • Hotel single room supplement.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
    • Tips to local tour guide and driver.
    • Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
    • Fees for entry visa to China.
    • Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
    • Meals (L & D).

     
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    Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
    If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
    To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
    No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
    Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
    More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
    30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
    9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

     
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    pghs67 Q: Do we need to get immunizations of any kind? How do we check? 2012.3.15

    A: In China, people from a yellow fever area are required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination. For those who plan to travel between counties, this must be taken in consideration when you travel from a yellow fever area and then plan to enter China. Before traveling in China, you may need to consult your doctor for health advice or a thorough check up if you have not had one recently.

    Alan P Q: We heard that one of the most authentic hotels in Lhasa is the Thangka Hotel, Lhasa. Would it be possible for us to stay at this hotel whilst we are in Lhasa. 2011.2.22

    A: Tangka Hotel is a new hotel which has not been assessed of stars yet. According to the regulations of Tibet Travel Bureau, this kind of hotel can not serve foreign clients. There are many other good hotels in Lhasa you can choose from, such as Lhasa Hotel (4 star), Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa (4 star), Shangbala Hotel (3 star) and Jiqu Hotel (3 star).