Classical Tibet Tour

Classical Tibet Tour

This classical Tibet tour is for the short trip to Tibet, but it's full of adventure. After exploring the bustling markets of the Barkhor, watch the locals as they prostrate around the Johkang Temple. You will have a chance to get lost in the endless Tibetan landscape while you take a short hike along the turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok. You will be taken to see the Kumbum Stupa, the most elaborate golden Buddhist Monument in Tibet. Before driving to Lhasa along Tsangpo River, After you will have an opportunity to explore the Tashilunpo Monastery, the holy seat of the Panchen Lama.


Day to day itinerary

Tibet Classic TourDay 01 Flight Chengdu-Lhasa
In the early morning transfer to airport and fly to Tibet, upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, pick up and transfer to Lhasa(3650 m), in the afternoon rest and acclimatize. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Day 02 Lhasa
In the morning visit Potala Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. In the afternoon visit Jokhang temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Day 03 Lhasa
In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelukpa sect., which was created in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Day 04 Lhasa- Yamdrok Tso Lake- Gyantse
Today is a full day picturesque drive crossing over a colorful Yamdrok Lake. Kambala Pass at 4,794 m and Karola Pass at 5,010m. In Gyantse visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Overnight in 2 star hotel.

Day 05 Gyantse - Shigatse
After breakfast drive to Shigatse, the second largest town in Tibet and the capital of Tsang. There visit Tashilunpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

Day 06 Shigatse – Lhasa
After breakfast take a 6-hour drive along the Brahmaputra River to Lhasa. Overnight in 3 star hotel)

Day 07 Flight Lhasa-Chengdu
In the early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Chengdu.