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6-day,Shoton Festival 2011 tour (Join-in)
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Tour Code:1761
Deposit:30% of the full price
Gropu size:under 20 person
Reservation: 5 -Day in advance,at least
Update time:08/21/2011 17:24

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    28th Aug: Chengdu/Xi'an/Beijing/Shanghai-Lhasa        
    Fly to Lhasa Gongar Airport, the guide will meet you and drive to Lhasa city (68km).transfer to hotel for refreshment        

    29th Aug: Shoton Festival Celebration, Drepung Monastery/Nechung Monastery(B)      
    Shoton Festival is on this day. Get up very early in morning, and go to Drepung monastery, and find a good seat to watch the Sunning Buddha ceremony.  Then from here, walk 10 minute downhill to Nechung Monastery to watch the celebrations. And finish the day by taking a Kora around the Barkhor. Test your bartering skills with the locals in this push-and-shove economy,and you could join into the locals and share the happiness of Shoton Festival with them        

    30th Aug: Shoton Festival Celebration, Norbulinka Park/ Potala Palace /  Jokhang Temple/ Barkhor street (B)         
    Today watch the Tibetan opera, performed in Norbulingkha as part of Shoton Festival. You'll find your way up through the stunning, awe-inspiring Potala Palace. Built in 637 AD by Songtsen Gampo, it was the former winter residence for the Dalai Lamas and is truly a splendor of Eastern architecture. Next, visit the Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, also built in the 7th century on the legendary pond of Wothang. After that, you can have a free walking by yourselves in Barkhor Street        

    31th Aug: Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/ Shigatse (B)      
    Morning time around 08:00am depart from Lhasa pass Gangbala Mt. which is over than 5000m, then to Yamdrotso lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet (another 2 is Namtso lake and Manasarova), after visiting Gyangtse Kumbum and having a far view of Zongshan ruins, also Pelkor Chode Monastery, then arrive in Shigatse        

    1st Sep: Shigatse/ Lhasa (B)      
      Today you will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilumpo monastery, as the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. Jamkhang Chenmo, containing the world's largest gilded copper image(26m high) of future god Jampa. Then we will visit the local handicraft market before driving along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa.        

    2nd Sep: Lhasa Gongar airport see-off (B)      
    Price and online booking
    (Unit:CNY/pax)(Real time price,24 hour booking, auto confirmed, click "Booking" to start!)
    Type Adult (age 12+) Schedule Online booking
    28 Aug--02 Sep 5580 28.Aug
    Press the booking bottom for embark and free pick up information, contract will be delivered after payment!
    About children
    3 to 12 year-old child(not including 12 years old) only including transportation, meals, child flight ticket or train ticket(tour by flight or train), excluding entrance fees, accommodation and other travel fare, if the child need a bed, please pay yourself. The child under 2 years old is only including infant flight ticket, meals, excluding all the other fares. The child above 12 year old (including 12 year old) is charged as the adult.
    Contact us
    ChengDu Office
    MSN                                  Email                          TEL /FAX        TEL:+86-28-85155496 85155313(24hours service)

    BeiJing Office       Tel: (010) 57198315 15321528315
    1. Transportation:        
       Lhasa Airport pick up and Airport drop off, Private Mini Van      
       August 29, August 30: Lhasa City transportation, private mini van or taxi according to the final group size.        
       August 31----September 01: Lhasa-Shigatse-Lhasa, for round trip, Private Mini Van      
    2. Tour guide: Private English speaking Tibetan guide.        
    3. Accommodation: Comfortable 3 Star Hotels (5 nights, 1 twin room & 1 single room, with breakfast)      
    4. Sightseeing ticket: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Tashilumpo Monastery,Drepung Monastery,Gyangtse Pelkor Chode Monastery ,Yamdrotso lake,Nechung Monastery, Norbulinka      
    5. Meal: Hotel breakfast        
    6. Travel Insurance        
    7. All necessary documents & Permits                                              
    8. Oxygen supply on mini van
    *Flight/Train in & out of Tibet(but we do provide service of booking train/flight tickets)                                                                                  
    *Meals, usually 5USD/pax.meal                                              
    *Personal consumption, like calls, laundry service,etc                                              
    *Tips for guide & driver (usually 5USD/day/pax)                                              
    *Anything not listed in Inclusions
    1. Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.        
    2. Health consultation from your doctor before you come to highland (Over than 3000M).        
    3. As we travel in Tibet area where the economy is much more backward than other places, the food alternative is limited, so we suggest you take some solid food.        
    4. The quotation is based on double-occupancy, if there is no one to share the room with you, you should pay the single supplement.        
    5. Please book at least one week ahead of your departure so that we have enough time to get your permit. We also provide flight/train booking service. Participants may set out where you stay, such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kathmandu,etc.        
    Sales Notes
    1. Diplomats, press agents, Tibetan immigrants and people who are related to Tibet-Free organization or activities are not allowed to apply for the permit here.
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