Tibet Tour 7 days : Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour

7 Days
  • Trip Code: T-CT-`15
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Season: From Mid April to November
  • Max Altitude: 3977 meters/ 13048 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Lhasa/Lhasa
  • Transportation: Private Car
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Trip Grade: Leisure Tour
  • Trip Attraction: Culture, Himalayas & Wildlife, Wieieieieieies

Trip Overview


Tibet Tour 7 days: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse Tour is famous as Golden Triangle tour of Tibet. It connects to visit of three prime cities of Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse.

Tibet Tour 7 days offers major highlights of Tibet including palaces, ancient monasteries, Plateau Lake, unique landscape and snow covered mountains.

During two days of Lhasa sightseeing, on the first day, you make a visit to Potala Palace- the world’s highest palace built as the center of Tibet Government by the Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This palace was used by Dalai Lamas for their winter residence; Jokhang Temple- the holiest temple of Tibet and Barkhor Market- ancient round street market shows the original outlook of Lhasa.

On the second day of Lhasa Sightseeing, you travel around Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery. Norbulingka is another palace in Lhasa that was built in 1755. This palace became the summer residence of the successors of the seventh Dalai Lama. The garden surrounding this palace is the largest man-made garden in Tibet.

Sera Monastery is one of three major monasteries in Lhasa, 6 km north of Potala Palace. This monastery is famous for everyday debates by monks on Buddhism. Similarly, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery of Lhasa, 8 km west of Potala Palace. It is famed for the high standards of Buddhist academic study.

On the way from Lhasa to Gyantse, you visit Yamdrok Lake- the sacred Lake with purely turquoise color water is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. In Gyantse you do sightseeing of Palcho Monastery- built in the 15th century, Kumbum Stupa- the largest such structure in Tibet have 1000 Buddha statues, Gyantse Dzong- the old fortress and Manor of Pala family.

From Gyantse, you move to Shigatse. This is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Here you visit of Tashilhunpo Monastery- It is the biggest monastery in Tibet and belongs to Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhism. It contains a giant statue of Maitreya Buddha ‘the coming Buddha’. This monastery is also the seat of Panchen Lama, the highest ranking after Dalai Lama in Tibet.

From Shigatse, you return back to Lhasa where you end of this fabulous trip.

Trip Note of Tibet Tour 7 days:

Nepal is the only international destination for Tibet from where tourists can direct travel to Tibet. Between Nepal and Tibet, there are direct air and road connectivity. Lots of tourists travel Tibet from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

To enter Tibet via Kathmandu, you are supposed to arrive in Kathmandu 2 days before you leave for Tibet. Actually, the purpose of 2 days stays in Kathmandu is to obtain your Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

You will utilize your stay in Kathmandu by its sightseeing of wonderful World Heritage Sites. For the information of Chinese Visa click here . Also please contact us for any further information and the Price of Tibet Tour 7 days.

Itinerary


Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Arrival in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet by flight/ Meeting and greeting you by our guide & transfer to the hotel/ Tour Briefing/ Rest & get acclimatized to high altitude.

Overnight in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Potala Palace (The landmark of Lhasa used to be the winter palace for the Dalai Lamas was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks), Jokhang Temple (Located in central Lhasa this temple is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet with four storeys with a golden top. It attracts crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every day) and Barkhor Market (It is a very ancient round street market surrounding the Jokhang Temple. It shows the original outlook of Lhasa with varied shops stand on both sides of street).

Overnight in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Norbulingka Palace (The summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s to 1950s. It was built by the Seventh Dalai Lama in the beginning of 1755. It is also the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region), Drepung Monastery (The largest and most influential monastery of Gelupa sect (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism is located at the foot of Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 km west from Lhasa city. Built in 1416 this monastery is famous for the high standards of its Buddhist academic study) and Sera Monastery (One of three famous monasteries of Lhasa 3 km north from the city is also dedicated to Gelugpa Sect. Built in 1419 this magnificent monastery has Scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals. Here every day debates are conducted by the lamas on Buddhist doctrines).

Overnight in Lhasa

Driving distance: 263 km. Driving time: 5 hour 20 minutes. Elevation: 3977 meter/ 13048 feet

Highlight: On the way to Gyantse visit of Yamdrok, one of the three largest lakes in Tibet is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and view of Karola Glacier. In Gyntse visit of Palcho Monastery also called Pelkor Chode Monastery (This monastery was built in the early 15th century. The wall paintings and Buddha statues in the monastery are worth seeing), Kubum Stupa (This temple is believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet with 9 floors, 77 Buddha halls, 108 doors and more than 1000 Buddha statues) and Gyantse Dzong (This is the fortress standing out on a rocky hill in a basin, it is truly eye-catching).

Overnight in Gyantse

Driving distance: 93 km. Driving time: 1 hour 50 minutes. Elevation: 3800 meter/ 12467 feet

Highlight: Visit of Pala Manor 4 km southwest from Gyntse (This was the manor of the Pala Family. It is one of the three best-preserved noble manors of old Tibet. By visiting this manor, you can get a view of the lifestyle of the serfs and the wealthy people who once lived in this area). In Shigatse visit of Tashilhunpo monastery is the seat of successive Panchen Lamas founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447 has more than 57 halls and 3600 rooms. This monastery has a giant statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) which is the largest of its kind in China. The statue is 26 meters (85 ft) tall and contains 279 kilograms of gold and 150,000 kilograms of brass and copper.

Overnight in Shigatse

Driving distance: 270 km. Driving time: 5 hour 40 minutes. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Driving along the Brahmaputra River (Yaluzangbu River); visit of Nyethang Buddha, the largest and highest stone Buddha Sculpture in Tibet colorfully painted by golden, red, blue and black color.

Overnight in Lhasa

Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Highlight: Our guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight and help you to get on board for your another destination.

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