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Tibet Culture Tour - Lhasa & TsetangTour Name:         Tibet Culture Tour - Lhasa & Tsetang
Tour Code:          M98D248
Duration:            5 Days & 4 Nights
Destination:        Lhasa, Samye, Tsetang
Features:            Tsetang, the birthplace of earliest Tibetans, sits on the south bank in the middle section of Yarlung Tsangpo River with a moderate climate at an altitude of 3,600m/11,810 ft above sea level. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is the regional political, economic, and culture center. The five-day journey takes you to explore Central Tibet's most revered culture palaces and monuments in Lhasa and Tsetang.
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

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Day01

 Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa, be met and transferred to hotel. Free at own leisure for altitude acclimation. N/A  Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

Day02

 Lhasa

Full day tour in Lhasa to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and walking on Barkhor Circuit. B, L  Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day03

Lhasa

Visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park and see monk debating at Sera Monastery.  B, L  Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day04

 Lhasa - Tsetang

Drive along the Kyichu River and cross the Yarlung Tsangpo to visit Samye Monastery, transferred to Tsetang. B, L  Tsetang Hotel

 Day05

 Tsetang

Tsetang Morning tour Yumbulakhang Castle, transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends. B  N/A




Day01 Arrival Lhasa
You will be greeted and received by your Tibetan guide and driver with Hadda (snow white silk ribbon for Tibetan to greet distingue guests). Transferred to your hotel in the city and free at own leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.


Day02 Lhasa (B, L)Potala Palace
Today you will have a full day guided tour in Lhasa. You will first of all visit Potala Palace, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. Then you will admire Jokhang Temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. Walk on the holy Barkhor Circuit and do some shopping if desired. 
 


Day03 Lhasa (B, L)Norbulingka Park,Lhasa,Tibet
Visit Drepung Monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect, which was established in 1416AD and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. After that you will be transferred to Norbulingka Park, the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. Additionally you will be transferred to visit Sera Monastery, which was created in AD1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. Here in Sera, you have chance to see the grand occasion of the Buddhist monk debating at one big courtyard. Lunch served at a good local restaurant and dinner will be arranged at your hotel.


Day04 Lhasa - Samye - Tsetang (B, L)Samye Monastery,Tibet
Check out in the morning and drive out for Tsetang. We will enjoy nice views along the river basin of the Yalung Tsangpo River. Today's highlight is the excursion to the Samye 40km west to Tsetang. Samye Monastery is at the foot of Mt. Haibusi, on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Jialang County. Being the 1st monastery, belongs to the Nyingmapa and Sakyapa Sects, Samye Monastery was built in 761. The monastery had been combined the Chinese, Tibetan and Indian styles, in the centre of the monastery is a big square 3-storey hall with a floor space of over 8,900 square meters.

 
Day5 Depart Tsetang (B)Yumbulakhang Castle in Yarlung Valley,Tibet
This morning you will take an excursion to the Yarlung Valley for Yumbulakhang, the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is just spectacular. After that you will be transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.



Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.



Price inclusions:
01). All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Tibet local travel permits such as Tibet Entry Permit (TTB), Alien's Travel Permit (PSB) and Military Permit etc. when applicable;
08). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
09). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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