US $1100 per person

Single hotel supplement: $190
6 days/5 nights

Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, is still a city of wonders, despite the large-scale outside influence. Located in the Kyi Chu calley at over 12,000 feet elevation, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. This 6 days journey is based on private arrangement, and can be an extension to any of your trip in mainland China. Trip cost is inclusive of round trip air fare from Chengdu.


Day 1 Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, met by your guide and transferred to the centrally located historic Jinjiang Hotel for one night stay.

Day 2 Chengdu - Lhasa
An early morning flight takes us to Gongar Airport, the highest airport in the world. Upon arrival, you are met by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the centrally located Kyichu Hotel or similarl for four nights stay. Afternoon is free at leisure so that you can get acclimatized to the high altitude. (B, L)

Day 3 Lhasa
Today’s Lhasa is a an interesting combination of traditional way of life and new developments. The highlights of our visit include the famous Jokhang, Bharkor Bazaar, the towering Potala Palace and the former summer residence of Dalai Lama- Norbulingka. (B, L)

Potala Palace
Built in the 7th century, the Potala is one of the architectural wonders of mankind. Towering over the Dmarpori (red) Mountain, its magnificent presence has attracted pilgrims and visitors alike from all over the world. Its building was started by the Fifth Dalai Lama who died before it was completed. It used to be the center of the Tibetan Government and the winter residence of Dalai Lama. Now it still has about 10,000 rooms that consist of the two parts: the Red Palace in the center, and the White Palace in its flank. The view from the roof over Lhasa, the valley and to the mountains is just spectacular.

Jokhang Temple
As one of Tibet's holiest shrines, it was built some 1300 years ago in celebration of the marriage of the Tang dynasty princess Wen Cheng and King Songtsen Gampo. It houses a golden statue of the Buddha Sukyiamuni brought by the princess.

This square around the Jokhang temple, the spiritual and commercial hub of old Lhasa, is now the only part of the city that has not been heavily impacted by modernization process. You may join the pilgrims making the Barkhor circuit and you will step back into the “Forbidden City,” passing monks sitting before their alms bowls, chanting mantras. The circuit is crammed with stalls where vendors sell trinkets, carpets, hats, prayers shawls, and just about anything you can imagine.

Day 4 Lhasa
We have a day excursion to one of the most magnificent monasteries nearby Lhasa.

Some 8 km west of the Potala lies the monastery Drepung. This biggest and richest monastery of Tibet was once the place where the Dalai Lama was educated. Founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa, with a noble family as patron. The Fifth Dalai Lama enlarged it and ruled there while the Potala was being built. In its heydays Drepung had over 10,000 monks. Today, about 400 monks and novices live here. If time permits, we will also visit a traditional Tibetan medical clinic upon return to the city. (B, L)

Day 5 Excursion to Ganden
Today we drive through the awe-inspiring landscape Tibetan countryside to visit Ganden monastery. Founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect, it was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. Since 1980s, Tibetans have put tremendous effort into rebuilding the complex. Some 300 monks are now in residence. Pilgrims come daily from Lhasa in trucks to pay homage to the sacred sites and relics. The overland drive is approximately three hours round trip, and a picnic style lunch will be served on the way.
(B, L)

Day 6 Lhasa - Chengdu
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Chengdu and continue your journey to other part of Asia. (B)

Tour Package Price:

  • US $1100 per person
  • Single hotel supplement: $190

Package Price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation double with daily western breakfast
  • Airfare coach class Chengdu-Lhasa-Chengdu
  • Private transfers in each city
  • Private tours in each city with English-speaking guide
  • Admission and entrance fees
  • Lunch indicated by symbol L
  • Applicable hotel taxes and domestic airport tax.
  • Tibet travel entry permit



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