Shigatse Tour is incredible classic tour will lead us through the ancient city of Lhasa. Shigatse also called XIgatse means “fertile land”. The area of the Shigatse is 1496 square miles and it is the 2nd largest city in Tibet. This wondrous city is generally regarded as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Jokhang and Drepung, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism first hand. Shigatse has a history going back more than 600 years and it is this ancient holy city that is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, one of the spiritual leaders in Tibet. The city is also the cultural, economic and political center of Tibet.
We make your travel comfortable in tourist vehicles; and our professional and informative guides will lead you through this amazing country of Tibet. Then we stop in small towns of Gyantse and Shigatse to get relax in these extraordinary towns and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture.
DAY 01: Journey- Lhasa by Air/ Flight You’ll be arriving in Lhasa by flight or either by trains. In Lhasa; you will be stay at the traditional Dhood Gu Hotel. It is so nice hotel and situated at the distance of ½-an hour far from the airport. And where your day will be spending with warmly by exploring sight-Seeing of Lhasa. Lhasa.
DAY 02: In Lhasa
Now your journey will be fit toward the Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet. Then after make you visit to Barkor city. It is a wonderful crowed city of Lhasa. After visit to Sera Monastery North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. It is a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls and oldest temple of Tibet
DAY 03: In Lhasa
Your trip will be toward Potola Palace, the capital of city of Tibet. It is situated at height top with surrounding by no of Chortens, monastery, garden etc. The Potola palace used to stay by late 5th Dalia Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city.
Day 04: Lhasa-Gyangtse then to Shigatse
Today you will have to cross two high passes stand with height 5000m Khambo La and Kharo La plus one beautiful Lake - Yamdrok Tso(lake) provide wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pass Kharo La. Then you will be drive through passing no of Tibetan valleys. When reach Gyantse, you will be feeling and experiencing expansive views of the of ancient Dzong and Kumbum and more wondrous Tibetan culture. The Kumbum is surrounded by numerous Tibetan murals and small chapel houses. After the visit to Gyangtse you will be drive to Shigatse for an hr. It is the 2nd largest city of the Tibet
DAY 05: Shigatse sightseeing then back to Lhasa
In Shigatse you visit to Tashilungpo Monastery, local carpet factory, the free market, It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. Then after back to Lhasa.
DAY 06: Flight from Lhasa to your next destination
Experience the wondrous sight of the Himalayas for one last time as we fly back to Katmandu.
All travel permits for Tibet
English speaking Tibetan tour guide
All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
Pick up and drop off by airport bus
All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Breakfast each morning
Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
One time welcome meal for the group
One box of mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car.
Transportation costs to and from Tibet
Chinese visa fees and passport fees
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tips to the driver and guide
Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station: As for Lhasa Gongar airport is 70km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time. So, our travel agency can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time.
The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins: Pick up tourists around 12:20 pm ( for flights arrival at airport before 12:20pm) Please join on this time.
The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes: Pick up tourists from hotel around 11:00am (for flights which depart after 13:30pm)
All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists’ arrival and departure would be free.
Exception If tourists want shuttle service not included in the designated time frame or they prefer not to wait for the free shuttle service, they are required to pay extra 50USDollar/airport for airport shuttle bus service, which needs a report to travel consultant when booking the tour. If any clients need private vehicle pick up or drop off. It is 2USDollar per kilometer and its 140kms.