Tibet Cultural Tour – Trip to the "roof of the world" and highest salt lake of Tibet!

Tibet Cultural tour is designed for those clients who wish to experience the ancient culture and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and explore the medieval cities of Tibet including historic Lhasa and Shigatse. Tibet Cultural tour begins in the vibrant city of Lhasa with sightseeing of the legendary palaces and monasteries. Lhasa is a wonderful city commonly known as the capital of Tibet. The city is filled with a distinct culture, history and beauty. The legendary Potala palace is one of the main attractions of this trip and this palace dominates the skyline with its great ancient architecture. The number of monasteries and temples surrounding the city, such as the Sera, Drepung and Jokhang temple facilitate us to experience Tibetan Buddhism in this Tibet cultural tour. A journey to these ancient places will fetch you with a sense of astonishment for years to come.

Tibet Cultural Tour

Tibet Cultural tour will be completed by comfortable Van, Jeep or mini bus depending on group size. Alpine Eco Trek’s friendly and knowledgeable guides and staff will lead you through this fabulous site of Tibet.  Often, stops will be made along the way in the historical city of Gyantse and the second largest city Shigatse. Tibet cultural tour will allow us to enjoy and relax in these alluring locations and immerse you in the rich Buddhist culture. We would be able to have the real sense of Tibetan lifestyle throughout the trip.

Tibet Cultural Tour Fact

Trip Duration: 07 days Tibet cultural tour
Mode of Tour: fly in and fly out
Trip starts: Lhasa fly in
Trip ends: Kathmandu fly out
Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 15
Accommodation: Hotel and Guest houses stay BB Basis
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or mini van
High lights of trip: Visiting legendary Potala Palace, guided touring to discover major attraction of around adventure overland trip with stunning views and unforgettable cultural experience of arid Plateau…

Tibet Cultural Tour – Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or train
Day 02: Sightseeing In Lhasa
Day 03: Sightseeing In Lhasa
Day 04: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa excursion
Day 05: Lhasa to Gyangtse then to Xigatse
Day 06: Shigatse sightseeing then drive back to Lhasa
Day 07: Final departure from Tibet to your next destination

Trip Cost: If you wish to do this Journey as a private tour with your friends, family and relatives, then please send us an inquiry letting know us that the number of people in your group and the standard of hotels that you would like to use in Lhasa and on the way, and then we provide you the best quote as per your requirements.

Note: And/or if you wish to join this trip in Kathmandu you have to arrive 2 days prior to trip departure dates (But you need to provide us copy of your passport at least 25 days before the trip departure). Or if you wish to start in Lhasa, you can arrive Lhasa on the date mentioned above or earlier.

Tibet Cultural Tour – Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or train
Once you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, you will travel to Lhasa city. The remainder of the day can be enjoyed by relaxing and acclimatizing. O/N at hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing In Lhasa
After breakfast at hotel, you will have comfortable visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkor bazaar. In the afternoon, the trip will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located a few kilometers north of Lhasa and is home to numerous Tibetan monks. The trip will return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Sightseeing In Lhasa
The journey to Tibet will not be completed without exploring the great Potala Palace. It is Lhasa's prime attraction and is the truly wonder of eastern architecture. The first site of this enormous structure will be the glorious moment remembered for years to come. This palace was once the home to Dalai Lama. This enjoyful day will terminate with a visit to the Drepung - once the world's largest monastery, settlement of more than 5000 monks which is situated hidden in rocky ridges just several miles from the city. O/N at hotel.

Day 04: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa excursion
Trip to Lake Namtso is one of the four most popular holy lakes in Tibet. It is an alluring and thrilling journey. One can cross the great grasslands, view so many Tibetan shepherds, experience the clean and great holy lake which will not make him/her feel uncomfortable in your private coach spending even six to seven hours making stops wherever you want to take pictures. O/N at hotel.

Day 05: Lhasa to Gyangtse then to Xigatse
The trip starts after breakfast which is little bit challenging but fascinating. You will encounter two high passes over 5000meters Khamba La and Kharo La along with one tranquil Lake called Yamdrok Tso during drive which provide tempting views of the Tibetan Himalaya range. After you reach Gyantse, you will explore more amazing Tibetan culture as you see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Then, the trip will continue another two hours easy drive to Xigatse. O/N at hotel.

Day 06: Shigatse sightseeing then drive back to Lhasa
Shigatse has lot to offer you. Normally you will visit the giant Tashilungpo Monastery, local carpet factory, the free market, It is very charming to observe how ancient Tibetan culture differs from the modern day culture that we are following. There are uncountable numbers of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. Late afternoon, comfortable drive back to Lhasa via different highway. O/n in Lhasa at hotel. 

Day 07: Final departure from Tibet to your next destination
As usual, our guide and driver with the private coach will drop you off to the Lhasa Train Station or Lhasa Gongkhar Airport, you may say them good bye and fly to your destination.

Services Includes

  • Tibet Travel Permit fee of Tibet
  • Guided tour as per program
  • All Monastery entrance fee
  • Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
  • Best available guest houses en route with breakfast basis 
  • Transportation by Toyota Land cruiser 4500 or mini bus
  • Group visa fee for Tibet
  • Necessary drop and pick up by private vehicle

Services Excludes 

  • Lunch and dinner along the trip
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu- Lhasa- Kathmandu) and airport taxes
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost
  • Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
  • Photography charges
  • Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage & additional transportation cost.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance

Please contact us for book or inquiry this trip

Further Information

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