Great Nature’s Symphony: A Soulful Serenade from Lhasa to Nyingchi

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Lhasa Tour

lhasa, Nyingchi

Immerse Yourself in the Mystical Beauty of Tibet’s Natural Tapestry!

The Mystical Journey for Nature Lover: A 7-Day Lhasa to Nyingchi Expedition

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

  • Altitude: Lhasa City, 3650 meters
  • Highlights: Enjoying sweet tea, exploring Barkhor Street, witnessing the night view of Potala Palace
  • Accommodation: Double standard room in Lhasa city
  • Meals: Self-catered; no meals provided
  • Distance: 70 km, approximately 1.5 hours by car
  • Road Conditions: Excellent on the airport expressway

Overview: We will contact guests in advance to confirm the correct check-in information. The company will arrange for staff to greet guests at the train station or airport. It is a 1-hour drive from Gongkar Lhasa Airport to Lhasa or 20 minutes from the train station. Check into the designated hotel for acclimatization. Rest advisedly, preferably lying down, to adapt to the high altitude.

Day 2: Inside Lhasa Sightseeing

  • Altitude: Lhasa City, 3650 meters – Potala Palace Summit, 3763 meters
  • City Attractions: Potala Palace Square, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
  • Accommodation: Double standard room in Lhasa city
  • Meals: Breakfast included; other meals self-catered or shared with fellow travellers

Overview: Explore Lhasa at your own pace, starting with a visit to the iconic Potala Palace, a structure rooted in Tibetan history. Discover the ancient charm of Jokhang Temple and meander through Barkhor Street, a vibrant marketplace offering a glimpse into the region’s rich heritage.

Day 3: Lhasa – Mila Mountain – Basong Lake – Nyingchi

  • Altitude: Lhasa, 3650 meters – Mila Mountain Pass, 5013 meters – Nyingchi, 2900 meters
  • Scenic Route: Lhasa Valley, Basong Lake, Mila Mountain Pass, Nyang River Valley
  • Accommodation: Double room in Nyingchi city
  • Meals: Breakfast included; other meals self-catered or shared with fellow travellers
  • Distance: 380 km, approximately 7 hours

Overview: Embark on a scenic drive through Lhasa Valley, crossing the picturesque Mila Mountain Pass and passing Basong Lake. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Nyang River Valley. Explore the fairy-tale-like Basong Lake, surrounded by traditional villages and offering breathtaking views of the natural wonders.

Day 4: Nyingchi – Lulang Forest Garden – Yarlung Zangbo – Nyingchi

  • Altitude: Bayi Town, 2900 meters – Yarlung Zangbo, 2800 meters
  • Scenic Stops: Lulang Green Forest, Yarlung Zangpo
  • Accommodation: Double standard room in Nyingchi city
  • Meals: Breakfast included; other meals self-catered or shared with fellow travellers
  • Distance: 180 km, approximately 5 hours

Overview: Begin your day with a visit to the Lulang Forest garden, and then journey to the Yarlung Zangbo. Walk on the glass skywalk, offering a thrilling perspective of the converging rivers below. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes and historical wonders that contribute to the allure of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon.

Day 5: Nyingchi – Bome – Gongdelin Grassland – Zedang

  • Altitude: Nyingchi, 2900 meters – Zedang, 3600 meters
  • Scenic Route: Gongdelin Grassland
  • Accommodation: Double room in Zedang
  • Meals: Breakfast included; other meals self-catered or shared with fellow travellers
  • Distance: 490 km, approximately 8 hours

Overview: Travel to the cultural birthplace of Tibet, Shannan, stopping for lunch in Bome. Continue to the picturesque Gongdelin Grassland, where the landscape resembles a paradise for nomads. Experience the pastoral beauty with playful foals, leisurely yaks, and the enchanting nomadic lifestyle. Finally, reach Zedang for a well-deserved rest.

Day 6: Zedang – Tomb of Tibetan Kings – Zegu Grassland – Rato Monastery – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa

  • Altitude: Zedang, 3600 meters – Lhasa, 3650 meters
  • Scenic Stops: Tomb of Tibetan Kings, Zegu Grassland, Rato Monastery, Yamdrok Lake
  • Accommodation: Double standard room in Lhasa city
  • Meals: Breakfast included; other meals self-catered or shared with fellow travellers
  • Distance: 390 km, approximately 8 hours

Overview: Visit the Tomb of Tibetan Kings, a significant historical and cultural site. Explore Zegu Grassland, capturing herds of cattle and sheep against a backdrop of vast skies. Continue to Rato Monastery, perched on a serene island in Yamdrok Lake. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Yamdrok Lake before returning to Lhasa.

Day 7: Lhasa Departure

  • Altitude: Lhasa City, 3650 meters – Gonggar Airport, 3600 meters
  • Scenic Route: Lhasa Valley, Yarlung Zangbo River Valley
  • Meals: Breakfast included; other meals self-catered or shared with fellow travellers
  • Distance: 70 km, approximately 1.5 hours

Overview: Depending on your departure time and mode of transportation, make your way to the train station or Gonggar Airport. The journey concludes, and we wish you a safe return home. Until we meet again, stay healthy and happy!

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Prices and Services

What’s included in this price?

  • Travel Documents: Includes all necessary Tibet travel and approval documents.
  • Attraction Tickets: All itinerary attraction tickets are covered.
  • Guide and Driver: Experienced English-speaking Tibetan guide and driver.
  • Accommodation: Standard rooms in three-star hotels, upgrades available.
  • Transport: Local travel and airport/train station transfers included.
  • Meals: Hotel-provided buffet breakfasts.
  • Insurance: Travel accident insurance for the trip.
  • Driver & Guide Expenses: Their meals, accommodation, and travel costs.

What’s excluded in this price?

  • Single Room Fee: Additional cost for single room occupants.
  • Visa Costs: For Chinese visa or group visa from Kathmandu.
  • Major Transport: Flights and trains to/from Tibet (booking service available).
  • Other Meals: Meals beyond the provided breakfasts.
  • Tips: Optional for guides and drivers.
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Costs from force majeure events or personal reasons.
  • Personal Spending: Anything not listed in the included fees.

Tibet Entry Letter Processing

  • Who Needs to Apply:  Foreign tourists, Taiwan
  • Required Documents: Passport, Chinese visa, Home Return Card for Taiwanese.
  • Application Fee: Free for group participants.
  • Processing Time: 7-14 working days. Submit applications at least 1 month in advance.

Altitude and Altitude Sickness

  • Elevations: Lhasa (3,600m), Shigatse (3,800m), Everest (5,200m), Namtso (4,900m)
  • Health Considerations: Assess your health, especially if you have mobility issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or asthma.
  • Adaptation: Usually takes 1-3 days. Inform your guide in case of severe discomfort.

Elevation of Major Cities in Tibet

Tibetan Toilets

  • Urban Hotels: Western-style toilets, clean and hygienic.
  • Scenic Areas: Mostly flush squat toilets; some non-flush dry toilets.
  • Remote Areas: Squat toilets in towns and hotels; find natural cover in uninhabited areas.

Tibet Weather and Clothing

  • Climate: Variable weather with significant day-night temperature differences. Rainy in summer, sunny in other seasons.
  • Dressing Method: Layered clothing is recommended. Adjust layers according to the season and weather.

Transportation to Tibet

  • Train: Qinghai-Tibet Railway; limited sleepers, difficult to book in peak season.
  • Flight: Direct flights to Lhasa or Nyingchi; altitude sickness similar to train travel. Off-season airfare discounts were available.

Tibetan Food

  • Variety: Chinese, Western, Tibetan, and Nepalese options available in cities.
  • Tibetan Cuisine: Distinct flavour, different from mainland Chinese food.
  • Vegetarian Options: Available in cities and during travel.
  • Meals: Only hotel breakfast is included in the tour fee. Other meals are at your discretion.

Value for Money

A Journey Worth Every Penny

The journey you embark on with us is more than just a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime. While we believe that such an adventure is beyond any price tag, we also understand the importance of value for those planning their dream tour.

Compare and Contrast

for the Best Deal

 When evaluating tour options, it’s crucial to compare apples to apples. Our tours are meticulously crafted to provide a comprehensive experience of Tibet’s rich culture, profound history, and breathtaking beauty, all at a price that’s as reasonable as it is rewarding.

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with Group Travel

One of the best strategies to make the most of your budget is to travel in a group. The larger the group, the lower the cost per person. This is especially beneficial for solo travellers – consider joining one of our group tours for both companionship and savings. For more details, our travel consultants are just a message away.

Book Early

for the Best Rates

Early birds do get the best deals! To lock in the most favourable rates, we highly recommend contacting us at least one month prior to your intended departure date. This helps secure a better price and ensures a smoother planning process for your Tibetan adventure.

Tailored made Tours

Tailor-Made Tours: The Essence of Personalization

  1. Customized Itineraries: Tailor-made tours are our speciality. Craft a unique itinerary that matches your interests, pace, and travel dates. Explore Tibet your way, whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker.
  2. Local Insights: Our travel consultants, with their deep local knowledge, can provide insights and suggestions to help you create the perfect journey.
  3. Flexibility: Choose when and where to start, where to go, and how long to stay at each destination. Flexibility is your best friend on a tailor-made tour.
  4. Private Guides: Enjoy the luxury of a personal guide who tailors the experience to your preferences. Dive deep into Tibetan culture and history with your dedicated expert.

Benefits of Tailor-Made Tours: Why Choose Personalization

  1. Exclusive Experiences: Tailor-made tours offer exclusive opportunities, from private audiences with monks to family dinners with locals. You’re not confined to a group schedule.
  2. Travel at Your Pace: Experience Tibet on your terms. Spend more time exploring a particular monastery, enjoying the serene beauty of a lake, or simply relaxing in a scenic spot.
  3. Local Cuisine: Tailor-made tours allow you to savour the authentic flavours of Tibet. Indulge in local cuisine at traditional restaurants, tailored to your taste.
  4. Avoid the Crowds: Smaller, tailor-made groups offer the advantage of experiencing Tibet’s treasures with fewer tourists around.


How many ways can I contact you ?

We offer the following contact ways:
Phone: +86-891-6348848 (24/7)
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Can I Cancel My Tailor-Made Tour?

Yes, you have the option to cancel your tailor-made tour. However, be aware that cancellation charges will be applied as per the Tour Tibet cancellation policy. For detailed information, please review our Terms and Conditions.

Can I Arrange My Tibet Tour on My Own? Is It Easier and Cheaper?

Arranging a Tibet tour independently is not possible due to the need for a Tibet Travel Permit. This permit is mandatory and must be obtained through a local travel agency authorized by the Tibet Tourist Bureau.

Can I Talk to a Travel Consultant in Person?

Absolutely! We encourage our clients to visit our office and discuss their travel plans directly with our travel consultants. Together, we can tailor your Tibet tour to fit your preferences and requirements.

How Can I Make the Payment?

Once you are happy with your tour arrangements and have confirmed your booking, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required. This deposit can be paid through PayPal, Credit Card, Western Union, or Wire Transfer. The remaining balance is due at the start of your tour.

Do I Have to Travel on Certain Dates?

No, you don’t. Our tours are fully customizable, allowing you to choose any travel date that suits you (subject to flight availability). The itineraries on our website are samples, and you’re free to modify any aspect to match your personal preferences. Your travel consultant is here to assist and guide you through the process.

Do I Need to Travel as Part of a Group?

Not necessarily. Our tailor-made trips are designed on an individual basis, meaning you have the flexibility to plan your itinerary according to your own interests and pace. However, if you are interested in a group experience, we offer small group tours limited to a maximum of 16 people.