Lhasa
Location
10 days
Duration
English
Language
Max 10, Min 2
Groupsize
20 Days
Refund

Are you looking for a refreshing change of pace during the holidays? How about trekking through Tibet from Mid-April through Mid -October 2016? Now you can easily immerse yourself in Tibet’s cultural scene while trekking across its many natural wonders. Our company’s primary goal is to provide you with the most authentic Tibetan trekking & Mountaineering experience at an affordable price.

This tour is available from April to October.

HIGHLIGHTS Combining alpine tundra and sweeping mountain panoramas with visits to the monasteries and a nunnery, this trekking path nicely balances cultural and wilderness activities.
INCLUDED Tibetan Local English-speaking tour guide (experienced with this route), and Tibetan mountain chef.
Private tour vehicle for all transfers, including to ana from the airport, the monasteries, and the hotspring.
5 nights comfortable hotel accommodation conveniently located in Lhasa
Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, lights, stoves, gas cylinder, stools or chairs, dining table, etc (all necessary trekking and cooking equipment)
Full board meals (only for trekking days)
Tickets to all sightseeing locations shown on the itinerary (as listed above)
All necessary travel permits
Fresh food including all kinds of vegetables such as Tibetan potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, eggplants, beans, cabbages, etc, along with beef, eggs, and an assortment of fruits.
Mineral water
Yaks and yak men for shipping luggage during the trekking days
EXCLUDED Airfare, personal expenses including laundry, IDD calls, internet café, lunches and dinners except for meals provided on trekking days.
Tips for the guide, driver and cook.
Recommended Packing List Passport, Visa (Tibet Group visa or China visa)
International air tickets
Cash in RMB, USD, Euros, etc. or checks and Credit Cards (only a few large shops will accept credit card payments). Using a Credit Card in Tibet is quite difficult and not as convenient as Cash. We recommend a budget of 15-50 USD per person per day, this should cover food, drink & daily necessities)
Travel plan, addresses (simply print out the tour service voucher)
Medicine (Try to bring the following medicines which may be useful during your travel)
* Aspirin-for pain or fever
* Diamox (altitude sickness medication)
* Antibiotics – consider including these if you are traveling well off the beaten track
* Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
* Multivitamins-consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate
* Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer
One or Two pairs of trekking boots if your vacation in Tibet involves more than 3 days trekking.
Sleeping bags (ours are not brand new but cleaned after every use, pack your own sleeping bag if possible)
Walking sticks
Water bottle
Day backpack
Large travel bag (soft luggage)
Gloves (especially for tours in winter seasons, December – March)
Scarves
Sunglasses
Sunblock, lip balm, insect repellent
Cold weather trekking trousers (fleece inside)
Pullover
Fleece jacket
Warm and hiking suitable socks
Towel
Toiletries
Plastic bags
Torch, headlamp
Knife
Camera, film, or rechargeable digital camera (remember to bring a 2/3 pin plug adaptor if needed)
Watch
Compass
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa 3650m


Once landed at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport, your private Tibetan tour guide and driver will pick you up with your name sign and transfer you safely to your hotel in Lhasa, where you may have a good rest for tomorrow’s activities.

Accommodation: Tibet Cang-gyan Lhasa Hotel

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Day 2 Guided sightseeing & hiking tour in Lhasa (B)


Today we will visit the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. Potala palace is Lhasa’s most important landmark and a wonder of Eastern architecture – you definitely will remember the first time you lay your eyes on this beauty. The palace has existed since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. After the palace, we will move on to the Jokhang Temple which is located near the Barkhor Bazaar, the crowded central market in an ancient section of Lhasa where the local residence lives. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkhor Bazaar!
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Day 3 Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa (B)


After breakfasts in the hotel, we will drive to the west of the city (about 11km) and visit the Drepung Monastery, which was once the largest monastery in the world. Housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in the rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly, much of the building was left untouched throughout several hundred years.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well-preserved monastery is located just a few miles north of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. It is famous for hosting debates every day from 3-4pm, an event which we will certain not miss.. Tonight our agency advisor, cook, and driver will prepare and pack all the food and ingredients for your trekking days.

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Day 4 one free day of resting before trekking on the mountain range (B)