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The Soul of Tibet - 7 Days / 6 Nights

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The Soul of Tibet - 7 Days / 6 Nights
The Soul of Tibet - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Tibet - the Buddhist kingdom located at the "roof of the world" is one of the few regions on Earth where people even today live in harmony with the natural surroundings of their pristine environment. The name "Tibet" conjures up images of lonely plateaus, mysterious monasteries, and holy monks adorned in regal purple robes. Our unforgettable journey will take you from the heartland and capital of Tibet, Lhasa, through Gyantse with the Kumbum (Stupa), and onto Shigatse, the “city of monasteries". Enjoy the dramatic natural landscape of Tibet and the gracious hospitality of its people.

The 1st day    Beijing – Lhasa

Arrive at the airport in the morning to board direct flight for Lhasa. Your guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer from the airport to Lhasa City. Time to relax and acclimate!

The 2nd day    Lhasa

Your amazing tour of Tibet begins at the Jokhang Temple. Built in the 7th century, it is considered the most significant religious structure for all Tibetans. Many pilgrims pay homage to their faith at this sacred temple each day. Afterwards, we will visit what is often recognized as the symbol of Lhasa, the incredible Potala Palace. For many years it was used as the Winter residence of the Dalai Lama.

The 3rd day    Lhasa

Today our trek takes us to the venerable Drepung and Sera Monasteries, respectively. These two monasteries not only served as places of worship, but also as houses of higher learning. At one time, Drepung University hosted no less than 10,000 monks studying Buddhist scriptures. There are still several hundred monks studying there today. Established in 1419 by the scholar Tsongkhapa, Sera Monastery was considered the most famous academy in Tibet.

The 4th day    Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Gyantse – Shigatse

After breakfast, we begin our scenic drive to Gyantse. Passing by the beautiful Yamdrok Lake, we will navigate through the Karo Pass reaching an altitude of 5,010 meters! In a Tibetan village you will almost certainly be surrounded by curious, laughing children as they come and greet their new guests. Arrival in Gyantse in the afternoon and visit of the monastery Palkhor Chode with the Kumbum, one of the most important monuments of Tibetan architecture. The Gyantse Fort located high in the mountains offers you a breathtaking view of the city. Afterwards, you are driven by car to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city.

The 5th day    Shigatse

The Tashilonpo Monastery is the ancient residence of the Pantschen Lama, the highest ranking Tibetan monk beside the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, time is set aside especially so that you can discover and explore the old city center at your own leisurely pace.

The 6th day    Shigatse – Lhasa

Today you are driving back to Lhasa along the serene Tsangpo River. Back in the capital, leisure time is reserved for discovering Lhasa one last time.

The 7th day    Lhasa - Beijing

Free time until transfer to take flight for Beijing.


HOTEL: Lhasa Xiongbala Hotel (3 star)

        Shigatse Manarsarova Hotel (3 star)

The quotation includes:

1. All flights mentioned in the program in Economy Class (airport tax + fuel surcharge not incl.)

2.Transfers in customary air conditioned coaches

3. Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program

4. All sightseeing and transfers with English-, German-, French-, Spanish- or Italian speaking tour guides upon availability

5. Accommodation in selected hotels in Double Rooms with bath/shower and WC incl. daily breakfast

6.Meals as stated included

The quotation excludes:

1.Drinks for meals except as stated included

2.Personal expenses such as telecommunications and laundry

3.Tips for Guides, drivers and bell boys


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