9 days

Spirit of Tibet – Lhasa Adventure.

Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is one of the highest cities in the world and is dotted with culturally significant monuments, monasteries and palaces that make a visit to this place worthwhile. Enjoy our life-changing Lhasa tour.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
INCLUDED Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.

Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Stay at a standard hotel on a twin-sharing basis.
 Local government-licensed guides.
 Local support staff to help you.
 All rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
 All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.
A souvenir from us.

NOT INCLUDED Lunch and dinner.
 Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
 Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
 Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
 Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
 Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
 International airfare to and from China.
 Visa fees for entering China.
 Trekking equipment.
 Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.


Day 1: Arrival In Lhasa & Transfer To Tsedang (3,550m) (-/-/-)

We will pick you up as you land into Lhasa and then we will head straight to Tsedang. The journey will be at least two hours and then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Lhasa to Tsedang: 2 hours


Day 2: Tsedang To Lhasa (3,650m) Via Samye Monastery, ChimPhu Caves & Yambulakhang Palace. (B/-/-)

This day you will be on the road for 10 hours. We will move back to Lhasa from Tsedang and stop on the way to see heritage monasteries and palaces like the Samye Monastery (the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet between 775-9 CE), ChimPhu caves (which was once a retreat of Guru Rimpoche) and Yambulakhang palace (a five-storied palace believed to be the earliest structure in Tibet built for the first king of Tibet).

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Tsedang to Lhasa: 10 hours


Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing. Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace & Tibet Museum. (B/-/-)

We will visit the architectural marvels of Lhasa this day. We will see the Potala Palace, a World Heritage Site and a museum built some 400 years ago. We then go to another World Heritage Site – the Norbulingka Palace which is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Finally, we head to the Tibet Museum, which has a collection of rare artifacts which shine a light on Tibet’s history and culture. It will take at least six hours to visit these places and thoroughly witness the uniqueness and rich cultural heritage of these places.


Day 4: A Day Excursion To Namtso Lake (B/-/-)

Namtso Lake is also known as Heavenly Lake. It is a mountain lake on the border between Damxung Country of Lhasa and Baingoin County of Tibet. It is mostly known as one of the famous places in Mountain Ranges with pure water and beautiful flora and fauna around it.


Day 5:Lhasa Sightseeing. Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar (B/-/-)

We will take you to visit the famous landmarks of Lhasa. We will begin by visiting two of the largest monasteries in Tibet – Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. We then go to Barkhor, a busy marketplace, and visit the Jokhang Temple which lies in the area.


Day 6: Lhasa To Gyantse (3,950m) Via Karo La Pass & Yamdrok Tso Lake. (B/-/-)

We will trek for around 5 to 6 hours this day. We will climb up the Karo La Pass and cross it also see the beautiful lake YamdrokTso. We can see magnificent landscape and natural scenery along our trek till we arrive at Gyantse.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking from Lhasa to Gyantse: 6 hours
Difficulty: Hard


Day 7: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m) Via Shalu Monaster (B/-/-)

The next day’s trek from Gyantse to Shigatse will take around two hours and is one of the most exciting trips on the tour.We will pass through Shalu Monastery which is known for its ancient architecture and mural paintings said to be the most beautiful in Tibet.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking from Gyantse to Shigatse: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy


Day 8: Shigatse To Lhasa (3,650 m) (B/-/-)

We take the same road back through which we had arrived at the beginning of our journey. Look out the window from your bus to see what places you remember. The view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.


Day 9: Final Departure(B/-/-)

We will drop you to the airport.

  • Most days of the trek will be spent in lower Himalayas so they should not be as tough. But we do go over 10,000 feet and climb for hours on end which will put pressure on your legs and test your grit. Beginners can give this a try if you take light endurance training before starting the trip.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

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