Trip Facts

Starts FromLhasa
Ends inLhasa
Country Visited Tibet
Best Time Apr-Oct
Price (per person) $1,520
Single supplement $375
Internal airfare (per person) N/a

Tour Overview

In Gems of Tibet tour we take you to the selected gems hidden in plain sight…We begin our journey exploring the ‘forbidden’ city of Lhasa, including a visit to the Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lama.Then drive on rugged Tibetan plateau towards west to visit two other major cities of Tibet – Shigatse & Gyantse, filled with magnificent monasteries. Before flying back home we head eastward to another major city of Tibet – Tsetang.

Private journey   |  Based on double occupancy

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa.

Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing

AM: visit Potala palace Jokhang temple and Barkhor. PM Norbulingka.
Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing

AM: Visit Drepung. PM visit Sera monastery, Tsamkhung Nunnery.
Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4: Shigatse

Drive to Shigatse via Chusu bridge (177mi/5hrs). PM visit Tashi Lumpo monastery. Overnight in Shigatse

Day 5: Gyantse

Drive to Gyantse via Bailang county (56mi/1.5hrs). PM city tour and visit Palkhor Choide and Kumbum monastery. Overnight in Gyangtse

Day 6: Tsetang

Drive to Tsetang via Chusu bridge crossing the Karo La and Kamba La passes (211mi/6hrs). Overnight in Tsetang Hotel

Day 7: Tsetang sightseeing

Visit Samye and Yumbulakang palace.

Day 8: Departure

Drive from Tsetang to Gonggar airport, for your homeward bound flight.

1-3LhasaKyichu or Yak hotel or similar hotel
4ShigatseShigatse Hotel
5GyantseGyantse Hotel
6-7TsetangTsetang hotel
  • – Accommodation in double sharing room as per hotels mentioned above or in similar category
    – Daily breakfast
    – All transfers by air conditioned vehicle
    – Entrance fees to monasteries & monuments as per program
    – Current Government Taxes

  • – International airfare (we will be glad to book your international flights).
    – Visa fee, Tibet permit
    – Tips to the guide, driver, and restaurants
    – Porterage at hotels/airport
    – Any meals other than breakfast
    – Any expenses of personal nature such as, drinks, laundry, telephone calls, insurance, camera fees, excess baggage, emergency / medical cost etc.
    – Any increase in costs beyond our control such as fuel and airfare increase, additional Government taxes etc.