Trip Type : Private Guided
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Tibet: Pilgrimage to the Land of the Gods

Cox & Kings
4.7 . Excellent
96%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 3,580 $ 448 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Lhasa on a pilgrimage through the monasteries of Jokhang, Pabonka and Sera
  • Marvel at the stirring Debating Ceremony at the great Sera Monastery
  • Visit the famed Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama
  • Explore the beauty of the Tibetan countryside along the Kamba-La Pass
  • Admire the stunning views over the turquoise-colored Lake Yamdrok
  • Visit the sacred monasteries of Samding, Tashilumpo and Ganden across the "Roof of the World"

Short Description

Rejuvenate your spirit with a visit to the home of the Dalai Lama, and explore the spiritual traditions of Buddhism in the Land of the Gods. As you travel from monastery to monastery, you'll be immersed in Tibetan culture, meeting native Tibetans, sampling traditional food and making new friends.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lhasa
End City Lhasa

Travel Theme

Cultural Religious

Destinations

Tibet

Cities & Attractions

Lhasa Potala Palace

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Trip Includes

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel
  • All planning, handling and operational charges
  • Accommodation as noted in itinerary, based on double occupancy
  • Privately guided sightseeing in air conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)
  • Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Escort as detailed in your itinerary
  • All entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Baggage handling, 2 pieces per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa

Accommodation: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Upon arrival you will be escorted to your hotel for time at leisure to acclimate to the altitude.

Day 2: Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

This morning, meander through the Bharkhor District, which encircles Jokhang Temple, the home of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue to the Pabonka Hermitage for an opportunity to witness the Sera Monastery's great Debating Ceremony.

Day 3: Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Discover the famed Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Learn about holistic Tibetan healing traditions at the Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital.

Day 4: To Gyantse

Meals: Gyantze Hotel

Head west from Lhasa into the stunning Tibetan countryside past towering mountains, rushing rivers, charming villages and fluttering prayer flags on the way to Kamba-la Pass. Take in the stunning views over the turquoise-colored Lake Yamdrok as you continue to Samding Monastery en route to Gyantse. Tonight, walk through the traditional Tibetan part of town.

Day 5: To Shigatse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mansarovar Hotel

Visit the mighty Gyantse Kumbun and Pelkor Chode monasteries as you depart for Shigatse. Explore charming villages on the way and practice your Tibetan with the local children before arriving at Tashilumpo Monastery, the home of the Panchen Lama.

Day 6: To Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Return to Lhasa along the Friendship Highway and visit Norbulingka, the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama.

Day 7: Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Delve into Tibetan Buddhism at the Ganden Monastery, the spiritual home of the Gelugpa Sect. Explore a traditional village and learn more about Tibetan culture and cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

Bid farewell to Tibet as you are escorted to the Lhasa airport for your onward flight.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

  • If Days before Departure is 90 days or longer, then Cancellation Charge is $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)
  • If Days before Departure is 89 to 61, then Cancellation Charge is 20% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 60 to 31, then Cancellation Charge is 50% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 30 to Day of Departure, then Cancellation Charge is 100% of total land program price

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Trip Excludes

  • International and internal region airfare, unless otherwise stated
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"
  • Travel Protection Insurance

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts and 5 Lunches

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