Lhasa to Beijing by Air in the morning (air ticket included).
Then transfer to the hotel. On the way, you'll get greeted by a Buddha image engraved in the mountain face.
In the afternoon, get to the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual centre of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.
In the Evening, browse through the Barkhor Square, the heart of the local bazaar, enjoy shopping some of the rare traditional specialties of Tibet, such as Tibetan Thangka, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Carpet, etc.
Move on to the Norbulingka Park, the Summer Palace of Tibet with the highest gardening level artistic level.
Visit the Sera Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa. A most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard. During the remainder time, we can visit the carpet factory and enjoy some beautiful Tibetan Carpets.
Then drive westward to Gyangtze, stop at the Palgor Chorten, the best preserved manor of slave holder in Tibet and Pelkhor Monastery, which is a wealth of Buddhist art and has the combination of three Tibetan Buddhist sects.
After that, move west to Shigatse.
Go on to visit the New Palace of Panchen, famous as the summer palace of the tenth Panchen Lama. It greatly mixes both traditional and modern architectural styles.
Later leave Shigatse for Lhasa.
Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person (guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person (guest) per day.
1 Generally speaking, these excluded lunch and dinner in our itineraries are optional; the price is according to the group size; but may we have your attention on following point: tips to local guide and driver are must remuneration if you prefer to self-catering.
2 We offer hotel upgrade service but extra charge to the hotel is at your own.
1 Pick-up and drop-off service at airport in Lhasa.
2 Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3 The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4 Service charge and government Taxes.
5 The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for round trip flights from Bejing to Lhasa.
6 Five-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
1 International flight tickets or train tickets.
2 Hotel room single room supplement.
3 Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4 Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5 Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6 Fees for entry visa to China.
7 Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise are not included unless explained specially.
8 Meals (L & D).
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