Hong Kong Chengdu Lhasa
Shigatse Gyantze Lhasa Chengdu
Highlights of Tibet
From Hong Kong, we fly to the roof of the world via
Chengdu. After we land at Gongar Airport, we drive directly
to Tsedang, the city of the Lokha Prefecture. From there
we go to Gyantse to visit the oldest Tibetan Monastery
founded by Tibets Second Religious King.
We then drive to Shigatse and visit Tashilumpo Monastery,
the seat of Panchen Lama and the oldest monastery in
the region of Shigatse. From Shigatse we drive to Lhasa
and for two full days we ramble through the ancient
Bharkor Market agog with treasures. We gaze respectfully
at the Jokhang Temple, where a million pilgrims have
been blessed and then we go to Sera and Drepung monasteries,
famous for their antiquity.
Lastly, but the most magnificently, is the Potala Palace,
home of Dalai Lama, which looms large over the city
of Lhasa. A short distance away is the Norbulingka Palace,
exquisite in its pastoral setting.
Too soon, we are on day 9 and we reluctantly leave this
magic land and fly back to Hong Kong (or Kathmandu).
The souvenirs and memories will last, however, for lifetime.
Day 1: Hong Kong-Chengdu
Fly from Hong Kong to Chengdu. Upon arrival, met by
your guide and transferred to the Minshan Hotel for
1 night stay.
Day 2: Chengdu - Lhasa - Tsedang
After an early morning flight to Gonggar airport, we
drive overland to Tsedang, Tibets pre-Buddhist
center of culture. Free at leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight at Tsedang Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Tsedang
Here we visit the tombs of the Tibetan kings and the
ancient fortress of Yumbulakang. If time permits, we
will also visit a Tibetan family. Overnight at Tsedang
Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Tsedang - Gyantse
Today we travel overland along the southern corridor
highway, travelling through the spectacular scenery
of the Karo La and Kamba La mountain passes with their
stunning views. We arrive in Gyantse, site of the sacred
Kumbum Stupa. Stay overnight at Gyantse Guest House.
(B, L, D)
Day 5: Gyantse - Shigatse
Drive overland to Shigatse where we see the Tashilumpo
Monastery, seat of the Yellow-Hat Panchan Lamas and
one of the most beautiful Tibetan architecture. Stay
overnight at Shigatse Guest House. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Shigatse - Lhasa
Drive overland to Lhasa. Stay at Lhasa Hotel. (B, L,
Day 7-8: Lhasa
The unforgettable highlights include the towering Potala
Palace, sacred Jokhang, Drepung, Sera monasteries, and
colorful Barkhor Bazaar. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Lhasa - Chengdu - Hong Kong
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Chengdu,
connect on your flight to Hong Kong. (B)
Package Price: US $ 2980 per person
Single room supplement: $460
Package Price includes:
- Hotel accommodation (double occupancy) with daily
- Airfare Hong Kong/Chengdu/Lhasa/Chengdu/Hong Kong
- Private transfers in each city
- Private guided tours in each city with English-speaking
- Admission and entrance fees
- Lunch and dinner indicated by symbols L, D
- Applicable hotel taxes and domestic airport tax
- Tibet travel permit
- China Visa fee
- Other costs not stated as included
* Alternatively, you can fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa
at the end of the trip.* This is a private trip with
your own guide & driver, not in a big bus.