Tibet Comprehensive Tour

Tibet Comprehensive Tour

This trip combines the big centers of Tibetan culture: the east Tibetan province Amdo and Central Tibet with Lhasa. Beginning with a flight into Lanzhou, the capital of the Chinese province of Gansu, we then trek through the land of magnificent monasteries including Labrang and Khumbum. Then it’s by train past Kokonor Lake to Golmud.

This trip combines the big centers of Tibetan culture: the east Tibetan province Amdo and Central Tibet with Lhasa. Beginning with a flight into Lanzhou, the capital of the Chinese province of Gansu, we then trek through the land of magnificent monasteries including Labrang and Khumbum. Then it’s by train past Kokonor Lake to Golmud. We will traverse the source of the Yangtse River en route to the spectacular landscape. A side trip to the holy Lake Namtso, the highest salt lake in Tibet at an altitude of 4,600m follows. From far away the golden roofs of the Potala are visible. Plenty of time is available to discover the once forbidden city of the Tibetan god kings. Later visit the oldest monastery Samye, located in the midst of sand dunes not far from the Tsangpo River.We’ll drive to Lake Yamdrok, Palkor Monastery in Gyantse, Shalu and Tashilunpo in Shigatse. Savor stupendous views on your ride across the Tibetan plateau to Katmandu in Nepal. Two high passes of over 5,000m have to be crossed. You’ll experience nomadic yak herders, view Himalayan peaks and pass through this amazing cultural center.

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing, transfer to hotel (D)
Day 02: Flight: Beijing – Lanzhou, tranfer to hotel (BLD)
Day 03: Drive to Labrang, guest house (BLD)
Day 04: Visit Labrang, guest house (BLD)
Day 05: Drive to Xining, hotel (BLD)
Day 06: Visit Khumbum and drive by train to Golmud, hotel (BLD)
Day 07: Golmud – afternoon S/S hotel (BLD)
Day 08: Drive to Tuotou Heyan, guest house (BLD)
Day 09: Drive to Naggu, guest house (BLD) (start service Thamserku + Tist)
Day 10: Drive to Damxung, guesthouse (BLD)
Day 11: Day trip to Namtso, overnight at Damxung, guest house (BLD)
Day 12: Drive to Lhasa, transfer to hotel (BL)
Day 13: Lhasa: S/S – Potala, Sera and Norbulinka, hotel (BL)
Day 14: Lhasa: S/S – Drepung, Jokhang, Barkhor, hotel (BL)
Day 15: Drive to Syame – S/S and drive to Tsedang, hotel (BLD)
Day 16: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso, hotel (BLD)
Day 17: Sightseeing Gyantse and drive to Shigatse on the way visit Shalu Monastery, hotel
Day 18: Shigatse – S/S Tashilumpo, afternoon free, hotel (BLD)
Day 19: Drive to Tingri, on the way visit Sakya Monastery, hotel (BLD)
Day 20: Drive to Zhangmu via Milarepa cave and continue on to Kathmandu, hotel (B)
Day 21: Final departure, transfer to airport

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