Tibet 2024
DISCOVER CENTRAL TIBET
7 days in Tibet
Level: EASY
Maximum altitude: 5,200 m
Optimal season: April to July and September to November
HIGHLIGHTS
- The landscapes of the high Tibetan plateau, the high Himalayan passes, and the turquoise lake…
- The high spiritual places of central Tibet: Samye, Gyantse, Lhasa with the Potala, Jokhang…
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: April - July / September - November
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Number of walking days: 0
  • Highest Altitude: 5200 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel
Leave No Trace

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Day
Flight to Gongkar airport 60 km from Lhasa. Welcome by your guide and transfer to your hotel near the old quarters then free time to rest and acclimatize.
- Transport: minibus or minivan
- Accommodation: Hotel Gang Gyen with breakfast
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Visit the well-known and lesser-known sites of Lhasa: the great monastic university of Drépung which housed more than 7,000 monks in a maze of chapels, temples and oratories.
2 minutes from our hotel in the heart of the old town, the Jokhang temple, where pilgrims from the farthest reaches of the Tibetan world wander, etc. Visit the monastic University of Sera where oratorical debates are still practiced.
- Accommodation: Hotel Gang Gyen with breakfast
According to the schedule granted for visits: The Potala Palace which was the seat of the Dalai Lama until 1959 and which houses an impressive collection of works of Buddhist art, Excursion
- Accommodation: Hotel Gang Gyen with breakfast
Discovery of Turquoise Lake (Yamdrok) in a mountain setting, where yaks and sheep graze. Picnic at the edge of the lake then crossing the Karola pass (5200 m), we pass at the foot of the imposing NorjinKangsang glacier. En route discovery the incredible site of the forgotten Ralung monastery. One or two hours of easy walking to taste the immensity of the Tibetan plateau.
- Accommodation: Yuthok Hotel with breakfast
In the morning visit Gyantsé, one of the most beautiful towns in central Tibet where farmers and breeders meet for a picturesque market. Visit the monastery with its extraordinary frescoes and the famous Stupa (Kumbum) with 72 chapels.
Then drive to Shigatsé (1h30) and detour to discover the Shalu site.
. At the end of the afternoon, visit the Tashilhumpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, then stroll through the market where you can still find some beautiful (fake!) antiques.
- Accommodation: Shiga Yangsha Hotel with breakfast
Following the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Bhramaputra) downstream, the road to Tsetang where we have to do the paperwork to go to Samye and on the way visit the fortress and watchtower of Yambhu Lakhang.
Then short transfer to Samye where the most ancient Buddhist monastery of Tibet is located, built on the plan of a mandala in the heart of an oasis under King Trisong Detsen following the directives of Guru Rinpoche.
Night in Samye
- Accommodation: Hotel in Samye with breakfast

What's included

- All transfers by private vehicle according to itinerary.
- Stay in Tibet with accommodation according to the program (Yalonghe a Tsetang****, Kyichu****, Yuthok, Shiga Yangsha)
- Breakfasts in Tibet
- English-speaking Tibetan guide for the entire Tibet stay
- Permits and authorization to enter sites in Tibet
- Entrances to national sites and parks in Tibet
- Hand delivery of Tibet permits at the transit point in China
- Online payment in France without bank fees
- Staff insurance

What's not included

- Flight to Lhasa & International flights
- Meals in Tibet excluding breakfast
- China Visa
- Mandatory repatriation insurance
- Tips, personal expenses and equipment, drinks, etc.

Suppliments

French-speaking Tibetan guide option: US$520/Group 
Question? Make an inquiry or call (977-1) 451 55 73