Private Tour

Potala-3

Lhasa And Northern Tibet 9 Days

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

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
Jokhang temple, Ramoche temple.

Day 3:Lhasa sightseeing 
Potala palace, Norbu lingka.

Day 04: Lhasa sightseeing
Drepung monastery, Sera monastery.

Day 05: Lhasa-Tridrum Nunnery(hotspring)
Gaden monastery 

Day 06: Tridrum nunnery-Reting monastery
Drigung Til monastery, Reting monastery

Day 08: Damxung -Lhasa
Tsurphu monastery 

Day 09: Tibet departure

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. Afternoon visit the Ramoche temple: Ramoche temple is considered to be the sister temple to the Jokhang  which was completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel, 

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.

Day 04: Lhasa sightseeing
Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji.  Within just a year of the completion the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks.  In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace that was home to the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala palace. It was from here that the early Dalai lamas exercised their political as well as religious control over central Tibet, and the second, third and fourth Dalai lamas are entombed here.

Afternoon visit the Sera monastery: All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures.It is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet and  we can attend the debating session of the monks.

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel.

Day 05: Lhasa-Gaden monastery-Tridrum Nunnery(hotspring)
After breakfast, Drive to visit Ganden Monastery which is about 60Km away from Lhasa. Then drive to Tidrum Nunnery, it has a great location in a narrow gorge at the confluence of two streams. You can have the famous medicinal hot-springs there.

Overnight in Tridrum nunnery guest house

Day 06: Tridrum nunnery-Drigung Til monastery -Reting monastery
Early drive to Drigung Til. It is one the holiest sky-burial site in Lhasa region, if you want to see the sky-burial, you need to ask for the permission from the the family of the deceased and the senior lama who conducts the ceremony. After that, we continue our drive through the Changthang plains to Reting Monastery. Reting Monastery is an important Gelukpa monastery in Central Tibet, situated in a sprawling juniper clad hill. 

Overnight in Reting monastery Guesthouse

Day 07: Reting monastery-Namsto lake
Today we will drive to Namtso Lake, the 2nd largest salt-water lake in Tibet. The Nyenchen Thangla mountain ranges tower over the lake. During the summer months Namtso is dotted with nomad herders and their yaks and tents. Walk around the lake and visit Tashi Dor monastery and drive back to Damxung 60km.

Overnight in Shenghu or Sheep hotel at Damxung county.

Day 08: Damxung -Tsurphu monastery -Lhasa
Early morning, drive back to Lhasa. On the way, visit Tsurphu Monatery which is the seat of the Karmapa branch of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. End of the trip in Lhasa.

Overnight at Shambhala Palace or House of Shambhala Hotel,.

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.

  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 in all your stays in hotel.
  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. Breakfast during all Guesthouse stay.
  5. Personal expenses
  6. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, snowfall…)
  7. Tips to guides and driver, but this totally depend on you.

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.