Private Tour


  • Duration :7 Days / 6 Night
  • Location : Lhasa-Tsethang-Shigatse

Cradle of Tibetan Civilization (Lhasa – Tsethang – Shigatse ) 7D/6N

Summary Itinarary

Day 1: Lhasa arrival [3650m]
Pick up and transfer to your hotel.and Acclimatization the altitude 

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
Jokhang temple, Sera monastery.

Day 3:Lhasa sightseeing 
Potala palace, Norbu lingka.

Day :4 Lhasa -Tsethang-Samye
Yumbu lhakang,Traduk Monastery,Samye monastery.

Day 5: Samye – Gyantse-Shigatse [380Km, 3840m]
Yamdrok lake.koralo Glacier, Palchoe Monastery and Kumbum Stupa.

Day 6: Shigatse – Lhasa [280Km, 3650m] 5-6 hrs
Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Day 7:Tibet departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Lhasa arrival [3650m]
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.

Overnight at House of Shambhala or Shambhala palace which is a located center of Lhasa city and Tibetan style hotel.

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s a tradition to do a picnic in its beautiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September). 

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor).

Day 04: Lhasa  -Tsethang-Samye
Morning drive Tsethang and visit Yungbulakhang Palace, was the earliest palace built in Tibet between 400 BC and 200 BC, during the reign of the first King Nyatri Tsanpo,It is built like a fortress, on the apex of Mt. Tashi Tseri on the east bank of Yarlung River.

After that visit the Tradurk temple built in 641 AD in Tsedang, is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in Tibetan history. King Songtsan Gampo built this temple as a protection to his kingdom from the demoness or Ogresses. In later years, it was the winter palace of the King and Princess Wencheng. The temple has precious relics. likr Pearl Tangka, which is 2 metres made of 29,026 pears studded with precious stones. then drive to Samye monastery about 1 hour , After our lunch break, we visit the monastery (the very first Buddhist monastery founded by the 38th king of the Yarlung Dynasty with the participation of the famous Indian tantric master Guru Padmasambhava  and Shantrarakshita in the 8th century. This is the monastery where the first 7 Tibetan monks were ordained and translated the Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit and Pali into Tibetan ), the structure of the monastery is so distinctive and fascinating! you can spend your evening time around the monastery and its kora.

Overnight at Samye monastery ,which is very basic accomdation.

Day 5: Samye – Gyantse-Shigatse [380Km, 3840m]
The adventure starts: First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Neychen Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Finally, we arrive at Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best Tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery, then we drive to Shigatse before Dinner. 

Overnight Gesar hotel

Day 6: Shigatse – Lhasa [280Km, 3650m] 5-6 hrs
Morning We visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays seat of the Panchen Lama, the second highest figure in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy. Also, you can walk around the local market. then drive back to Lhasa by national highway along with road you can see Yarlung tsangpo{Brahmaputra river} then you rest your day in Lhasa before you leave Tibet day

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, which is a Tibetan style hotel located in Lhasa city center (Barkhor)

Day 7:Tibet departure
Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa by your own until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.

End of our services. )

Services Included

  1. All necessary travel permits in Tibet.
  2. All entrance fees as described in the itinerary above.
  3. Experienced Tibetan guide in Tibet (English language).
  4. Transportation a for the whole trip.
  5. Vehicle fuel, tools and vehicle repairs (if necessary).
  6. Driver and guide’s food accommodation.
  7. Accommodation in room basis. We will arrange for you as we mentioned the itinerary with breakfasts.

Services Not Included

  1. China VISA fee
  2. Plane or train tickets in or out of Tibet.
  3. Meals and drinks except for breakfast. our guide who will recommend for you local Tibet restaurant food cost is about 50-100Yuan per person for each time.
  4. Personal expenses
  5. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, snowfall…)
  6. Tips to guides and driver, but this totally depend on you.

Visa &Tibet travel permits

Due to the current regulation,you need a special permit to visit Tibet Autonomous Region. The only thing you need to worry about is sending us clear scan of your travel document 25-30 days in advance. We will do the rest.

Application process depend on your entry point: From mainland China. 

We need clear scan of password and visa (L), additional documents are required. Please, contact us for further information. If you are entering Tibet by plane from the mainland China, you will need the original permit. We will sent it to any address in China that you wish, be it your hotel or a friend’s house. If you are arriving by train, you will only need a photocopy of the permit.