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Beijing-Lhasa Ancient Cities Tour

Beijing-Lhasa Ancient Cities Tour
 Beijing - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
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Private tourist vehicle with driver, tour guide, clean and comfortable hotel, meals
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Beijing, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, each city has centuries-old history and legendary stories. If you want to know more than Beijing and Lhasa, this is the tour for you.

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Tour length: 7 days

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Day 1 Beijing tour

Highlights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall

Tiananmen Square Badaling Great Wall

Schedule: Pick you up from your hotel in the morning, and drive to visit the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, which is the largest and best-preserved palatial complex. After lunch, drive to visit the Badaling Great Wall. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and it is optional. Transfer back to hotel.

Day 2 Beijing-Lhasa flight

Highlights: First impression of Lhasa

Lhasa airport pick-up Tibet Impression

Schedule: Pick you up from your hotel in the morning, and drive you to airport in Beijing to catch the flight bound for Lhasa. Our guide and driver in the holy city of Lhasa will pick you up at airport in Lhasa and then transfer you to the hotel booked for you. Today, we arrange no tour for you in order to let you rest and acclimatize better for the next day's guided tour. You can hang out by yourself to get the first impression of the holy city of Lhasa.

Day 3 Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Schedule: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism--Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO.

Day 4 Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Schedule: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and you may join in too with the help your guide.

Day 5 Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse

Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Pelcho Monastery & Kumbum Stupa

Yamdrok Lake Pelcho Monastery & Kumbum Stupa

Schedule: In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. Crossing over the summit of Kamba La (4794 m), you'll see the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below; one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m), and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045 m). After arriving in Gyantse you'll have the choice to either stroll around town; explore Gyantse Fortress, the legendary battle site of the British invasion of Tibet; or visit the Pelcho Monastery & Kumbum Stupa. Afterwards, you'll drive to Shigatse, and overnight there.

Day6Shigatse-Lhasa (Tour of Tibetan religion panorama)

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery, Brahmaputra River

Tashilumpo Monastery Brahmaputra River

Schedule: In the morning, we will visit the Panchen Lamas' seat-Tashilhumpo Monastery which was built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama in Tibet. In the monastery placed a very giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha and is 26.2 metres (86 feet) in height. The relationship and stories between Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama are always interesting and tantalizing, a visit to it, you will grasp it all. Later in the afternoon, we will drive back to Lhasa; along the way, we can see the very gorges Brahmaputra River and valley.

Day7 Departure transfer

Tour ends, departure transfer to train station or airport. Welcome to Tibet next time.

1. How do I get my permit in Beijing?
Our guide will hand it to you while you are on your tour in Beijing with us.
2. When and how can I pay the balance for the tour?
You can pay that at our office in Beijing or to our guide in Beijing. Also, to pay it in Lhasa at our office or to our Tibetan guide is also possibility.
3. How much it costs on lunch and dinner that not included in the quote?
Normally, it costs USD 5 for a dish with meat and vegetable in Beijing and Tibet, noodles and dumpling could be cheaper at about USD 3 per dish. So, it is not expensive if you choose normal food.
4. What is the tip standard to guide and driver in Beijing and Lhasa?
Tip is no compulsory but quite common in China and Tibet’s tourism, the amount of tip depends on service quality. Generally, you pay USD 10 per person per day to the guide if your group size is less than 4 people; also another USD 5 per person per day has to be paid to the driver. This standard refers to both guide and driver in Beijing and Lhasa.
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