This Shangrila is a plateau land with Lhasa as its capital. Lhasa placed at an elevation of 3,597 Mts. is the second highest capital in the world after La Paz, Bolivia (3,660 Mts.). One of the most magnificent Royal Palaces anywhere in the world - the Potala Palace former home of the Dalai Lamas, is built on top of a rock in 1645 and has over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 2,00,000 religious statues...
Day 1:Beijing - Lhasa |
Take the flight Beijing-Lhasa at Beijing Capital airport, arrive at Lhasa Gonggar airport which is at an elevation of 3000 meters, drive to Lhasa urban, en route visit Brahmaputra valley, Buddha Sculpture made in 11th century and Tibetan village etc. during the drive to Lhasa, then check in the Hotel, free and have a rest in the afternoon.Dinner by yourself. (No tour guide service whole day except the Tibetan guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport, avoid extreme physical activities.)
Day 2:Potala & Jokhang Monastery
Full day guided sightseeing, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery which famed as the holy place for Tibet Mandala, and souvenir shopping in Barkhor Street and photographing along Lhasa river side, later transfer to hotel.
Drive from Lhasa to Yangparchen, it is about 5 hours driving totally.Visit Yangparchen geothermal power plant, enjoy a hot spring(30-50RMB/person). After that, drive back to Lhasa and overnight in Lhasa.
Day 4:Lhasa - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake-Shigatse (approximately 380km, with 200km bad road )
Morning, drive to Shigatse along the south approach, en route visit Mt. Gangbala, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, and Shigatse plain, then drive to Shigatse urban. overnight in Shigatse.
Day 5:Shigatse - Lhatse - Dhingri (Xiegeer Town)- Mt. Everest Nature Reserve (Rhongbuk monastery)
After breakfast, drive to Xiegeer Town by TOYOTA 4WD vehicle by the way of Lhatse, cross the Gyamtso La pass of 5200m, the continue driving to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve from Xiegeer Town, visit the Rongbuk Monastery located at the north face of Mt. Everest, and at an elevation of 5100m. it is the highest monastery in the world, only 20kms to the summit. See the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, visit the Base Camp, overnight in Rongbuk Monastery hostel. (multi-people room, no in-room water closet, sleeping bag is recommended)
Note: The meal, accommodation and road are not good, only 4WD vehicle or trekking can do.
Day 6: Rongbuk Monastery - Dhingri -Shigatse
Get up early and see the sunrise at Mt. Everest, drive back to shigatse via Dhingri, overnight in Lhasa.
Visit the settlement of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery or take a photo outside of the monastery. There is a Tibetan picnic called lingka nearby,drive back to Lhasa after the sightseeing of the monastery .Overnight: Lhasa.
Take the plane back to Beijing, end tour.
(based on per person and shown in US Dollar)
| Departure dates and prices
1.Transportation in Tibet: Round airfare Beijing-Lhasa together with the air tax and fuel tax ,and transportation to airport, private Toyota Land Cruiser 4500 Or same kind Jeep(Van like Toyota Haice or tour bus may be used from Lhasa to Shigatse for joint group since there are more passengers from Lhsa to Shigatse.)
2. Tour guide: Private English speaking tour guide.
3. Accommodation: 3 star hotel or simimilar class, but , accommodation is very pool at Xiegeer town and Rhongbuk monastery usually several persons share a room without seperate bathroom.
4, Sightseeing ticket: All the entrance fee on the itinerary
5. Meal: Hotel breakfast
6. Travel insurance.
7. Travel permit in Tibet, Only for this itinerary.
*Your personal expenses ,such as shopping
*Accommodation and transportation in Beijing
The Children prices include the followings for Children under 12 years old:
1.Airticket Beijing-Lhasa with fuel tax.
2.Local English-speaking tour guide service in both Beiijing and Xi'an.
3.Land transportation in Tibet.
All the other things which are not mentioned are excluded for children.
1.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
2.Prices and Itinerary are valid in 2010, but may vary according to your travel time and tour availability (e.g.: China special events time such as F1, Canton fair; Chinese holiday periods: April 30th - May 7th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in January)
3.Health consultation from your doctor is necessary before you come to highland(Over than 3000M).
4.As we travel in Tibet area where the economy is much more backward than other place, the diversity food is limited,so we suggest you order food by yourself or take some solid food.Most of local restaurant only can offer the simple Sichuan or Tibetan food.......
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