Day 1: Arrival & Acclimatization
|Arrival & Acclimatization||Arrival & Acclimatization|
Schedule today: Arrival in Lhasa at airport or train station, pick-up and transfer to hotel for acclimatization, or you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.
Day 2: Lhasa City Tour (Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history)
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
|The Potala Palace||The Jokhang Temple|
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, you will have your own free time wandering around the Barkchor Street, the oldest bazaar in Tibet.
Day 3: Lhasa City Tour (Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet)
Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and under the meaning of their gestures with the help your guide.
|Sera Monastery||Drepung Monastery|
Day 4: Lhasa City Tour - Lhundrub (Linzhou) (Tour of Bird Watching)
Highlights: Reting Monastery, Bird Watching
Schedule today: In the morning, we will head to Lhundrub County, around 70km from Lhasa, is dotted with small monasteries and temples that rarely get a foreigner visitor. Most of the sites here are spread across the lush and fertile Phenyul Valley. Which will be quite good for bird watching from early Oct to late March, and the best time to go is from Jan. To Feb. Especially for black-necked crane, tadorna ferruginea, bar-headed goose, fish gulls, anas penelope and mallard. Then we will head to Reting Monastery which is 25km from the crossroads settlement of Phongdo which has a ruined dzong and is overlooked by a mountain of near-perfect conical proportions. The monastery dates back to 1056. It was initially associated with Atisha but in its later years it had an important connection with the Gelugpaorder and the Dalai Lamas.
|Tour of Bird Watching in Tibet||Tour of Bird Watching in Tibet|
Day 5: Lhundrub - Lhasa
Highlights: Ganden Monastery
Schedule today: Then we will drive back to Lhasa with a detour to Ganden Monastery. On the way, we will drive along the beautiful Yaluzangbu River and valley. Ganden Monastery is the ancestral monastery of the Gelugpa sect, now the most influential sect in the Tibetan Buddhism. With a kora around the Monastery, you will see very good view of Lhasa river valley.
|Ganden Monastery||Lhasa River Valley|
Day 6: Departure transfer
Schedule: Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station, tour ends.
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Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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