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Classic Tibet Tour

Day 01 Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa, the holy city of Tibet. Locked away in its mountain fortress of the Himalayas, Tibet has long had a unique hold on the imagination of the West. You are greeted by your guide and transferred to the four-star Tibet Hotel.

Day 02 Lhasa (B, L)

Potala Palace - Lhasa Tour,China TourTour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch in a local restaurant to taste the Tibetan cuisine, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet.

Day 03 Lhasa (B, L)

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery. "Drepung" means "the hill of rice' in Tibetan, because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace in this summer palace for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment. Take a leisure walk at Barkhor Street, located in the heart of Lhasa circling the Jokhang Temple. It means 'a pilgrim's inner circuit', and is the earliest street of old Lhasa city.

Day 04 Lhasa / Gyantze (B, L)

Yamdrok Yamtso Lake - Gyantze Tour,China TourDrive to Gyantze, the once fortified city at the junction of two major caravan routes: one to India and the other to Nepal. Pass the giant Yamdrok Yamtso Lake, the holy lake of the Tibetan people. Visit the Palkhor Monastery upon arrival. Stay overnight at Gyantze Hotel.

Day 05 Gyantze / Shigatse (B, L)

Take a coach to Shigatse. After a rest from the drive, you will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, traditional seat of the Panchen Lama who is the second holiest man in Tibet. Tonight you will stay at Shigatse Hotel.

Day 06 Shigatse / Lhasa (B, L)

Drive back to Lhasa and arrive by late afternoon. Enjoy your own leisure at the rest of the day.

Day 07 Lhasa (B)

After breakfast drive to the airport and depart. Service ends

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