15 days Tibet tour

Lhasa – Gyantse –Shigatse – Everest Base camp -Lake Manasarova – Kailash trek – Saga – Shigatse – Lhasa

Day 1: Lhasa Arrival
Day 2-3: Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 4: Lhasa – Yamdrotso Lake- Shigatse (10 hrs, 370km)
Day 5: Shigatse – Sakya -Tingri (10hr, 290km)
Day 6: Tingri to RongbukMonastery and Everest Base Camp (3 hrs, 90km)
Day 7: Rongphu Monastery -Everest Base Camp – Saga (13hrs, 460km)
Day 8: Saga to Lake Manasarovato Darchen(14hrs, 550km)
Day 9: Trek Day One – Darchento Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 20km)
Day 10: Trek day two -Drirapuk to Dzultripuk (18km, 7-8hours)
Day 11: Trek day three-Dzultripuk to Darchen (14km, 3-4hours)
Day 12: Drive from Darchen toSaga (530Km, 14 hours)
Day 13-14: Saga to Shigatse toLhasa (2 days, 750km)
Day 15: End the tour, Airportdrop off.

Service Including:
§ Travel documents including Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s travelpermit, foreign affairs permit and military area entry permit.
§ All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary,and environment-friendly bus inside;
§ Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide allthrough the trip.
§ Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan localdriver; vehicle ranging from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus depending onthe group size;
§ All lodging listed in the itinerary;
§ – – -3 star hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse and Tingri, sharing twinroom, with breakfast in hotel restaurant
§ – – -Local Guest houses at Darchen and Saga, dormitories, 3-5pax sharing.
§ – – -Local Guest Tents at the roadside of Mt. Kailash trekkingpath for 2 nights, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
§ Welcome Dinner at Lhasa when group members meet.
§ Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
§ Customer care service;
Service Excluding:

§ Meals throughout the trip.
§ Yaks and Porters for carrying bags during trekking at clients request.

Dates and prices:

June 18-July 2 : 13000 rmb

July 16-30: 14500 rmb

August 14-28: 14500 rmb

September 14-28: 14500 rmb

October 14-28: 14500 rmb

Documents for Tibetan permit:

1) Flight/train

2) Scanned copy of passport in color

3) Scanned copy of visa in color

4) Scanned copy of entry stamp in color

5) a) Scanned copy of work permit in color (with work visa)

b) Scanned copy of university enrollement in color (student visa)

6) Contact address, phone number and name for courier delivery of the permit (the permit is normally delivered 3-4 days before the trip)

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions or unforeseeable events. If Tibet closes its border and no permit can be issued, full refund will be provided.

How to book:

1) FIll up the booking form on our website: www.wannatravelshanghai.com/book-now/

2) Send us a copy of your passport

3) BOOK YOUR SEAT by making 50% downpayment RMB deposit (the other 50% of the price needs to be paid 10 days before the trip)

4) Receive confirmation by email

Cancelation policy: in case of cancelation, the deposit is not refundable and cannot be used for another trip unless the replacement has been provided.

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Additional information

DatesWeekly Departures

Day 1: Lhasa Arrival

Arrive by flight or train to Lhasa. Uponarrival in the Lhasa Gongar airport or the Lhasa train station, you will be metby your tour guide and driven to Lhasa downtown. Have a rest in Lhasa toacclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha You will visit 3 important monasteries inLhasa, the first and foremost is Johkang Temple, the spiritual center ofTibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. the other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debiting is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon. You will also explore the circular pilgrim route Barkhor while traveling at Johkang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition Tibetan clothes etc. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa -Yamdrotso Lake - Shigatse (10 hrs, 370km)

Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, Karo-la Glacier roadside at 4960m, we move westwards to Tibet’s traditional town, Gyantse. The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake, and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lakeis shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color and Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. Today, we drive to Shigatse, which is the second biggest city of Lhasa. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse by road (253 KM), Gyantse to Shigatse (86 KM)

Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. Stay overnight in Shigatse (Zangba hotel or Manasarova hotel)

Day 5: Shigatse- Sakya - Tingri (10hr, 290km)

In Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. Drive to the Sakya County where you can visit the famous Sakya monastery. The most interesting thing in Sakya sect is that the sect does not believe in reincarnation and the head of Sakya sect will wear white cassock and also marry and have children. Then forwards to world highest pass Gyatso-la pass with 5200 m above sea level, and then drive to Tingri, the entrance of Himalayan Nature Reserve. Overnight in Tingri

Day 6: Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (3 hrs, 90km)

There is only 2-3hours driving from Tingri to Rongpuk through 90km new winding road in the mountains. On the way from Tingri to E.B.C, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery; pass the wild grassland, the torrent and soaring mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can see the panorama of Himalaya range and among mountains you can see 4 mountains which are 8000m high and more to enjoy like Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt Makalu (8463m), and even majestic view of golden summit of Mt. Everest at sunset. Stay overnight in Ronguk Guest House or local Tibetan Tent

Day 7: Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (13hrs, 460km)

We need to take the old tingri road toSagar County. From the old Tingri, you can see the Mt. Everest andMt. Shishapangma which is at 8012m was the least of the world’s 8000m peaks to be climbed. The road condition worsens from old tingri and runs parallel to the Himalayan ranges and Nepalian sides called Anapurna ranges. The main road passes through the desolate plain of Digur tang, with its enormous sand dunes and the closely neighboring snow peaks of Shishapangma and langtang to the south. Leaving the bum-chu basin, it then descends into the depression of Pelkhu tso Lake (4600m),a cobalt blue lake. Today we drive to Saga, a small town 69km from the Phelgutso. Overnight at local guesthouse of Saga

Day 8: Saga toLake Manasarova to Darchen(14hrs, 550km)

Moving towards the Drongpa County, theregion around the sources of Brahmaputra River, which is about 167km from the Saga town. At about 50km from today’s destination Darchen, we will make a small detour to Lake Manasarovar, the holy lake of Tibetan and Hinduism. You can relax around the lake shore and experience the natural beauty of the lake. In the summer time, flocks of swans will gather on the lake, bringing grace and life to the area. You can also see so many Tibetans and Hindus praying and circling around the lake shore, snow capped mountains on the background and hundreds of swans gathering on the lake, attracting hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the world. In late afternoon, we will reach Tarchen, a small town at the foot of Mt.Kailash. Tour guide will assist tourists to arrange trekking yaks and porters and doing some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash. Overnight at local guesthouse in Darchen town

Day 9: Trek DayOne - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 20km)

The Traditionally pilgrims undertake 52km trekking circuit around Mount Kailash, commencing at Darchen(4574m) and crossing the Dolma-la pass on the second day of the three day walk. 8 kilometers after leaving Darchen with environment-friendly bus (40minutes), we get to a village called Sarshung, where porters are waiting for their clients. After two hours, welcome upon a grassy plain populated by nomads. For this turn in the valley it is another two hours at least before reaching Drirapuk (4920m). You need to camp or can rest in monastery’s guest house made from cement with a few good facilities than others in Drirapuk. At the opposite side of Drirapuk, there you can see small monastery with its guest house little cleaner than others. Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

Day 10: Trek day two - Drirapuk to Dzultripuk (18km, 7-8hours)

The second day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la pass lying 6.4km ahead but 762m above Drirapuk. Thepeak of Dolma-la pass is about 5630m above sea level, so it is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above. After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu valley floor, taking about one hour from the pass. From here it is still four hours trekking to the today’s final destination with no shelters on the way. It is better to walk on the right side of the river and finally get to Dzultripuk (with miracle cave of milarepa). It is advisable to get there before other groups because limited numbers of rooms are available there in Dzultripuk. Take a good rest in the guest room and prepare for next morning’s departure. Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

Day 11: Trek daythree- Dzultripuk to Darchen (14km, 3-4hours)

Today, we will go through Milarepa’s cave, where the temple and shrines have been built around. Then we walk back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three hours.At the ending point of the valley, the driver will come to pick you and take you back to Darchen. Stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Tarchen.

Day 12: Drivefrom Darchen to Saga (530Km, 14 hours)

Drive back along the incoming road.

Day 13-14: Sagato Shigatse to Lhasa (2 days, 750km)

Drive back along the incoming road.

Day 15: End the tour, Airport drop off.