6 days – 2-day drive from Lhasa to Gyantse and Shigatse
Tours of the Potala, Norbu Lingka, Jokhang & Barkhor, Sera & Drepung monasteries, Tashi Lhunpo, and Palkor Chode
Drive from Lhasa skirting the Yamdrok Tso to Gyantse and Shigatse.
Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa on the northern highway along the Yarlung Tsangpo
Flights over the Himalaya between Kathmandu and Lhasa
After experiencing the highlights of Lhasa, we embark on our short overland trip driving along the turquoise blue waters of the Yamdrok Tso to Gyantse. Here we visit the Palkor Chode monastery and the immaculate Kumbum stupa, architecturally unique in the world of Buddhism. We then drive on to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. The Tashi Lhunpo monastery here — the seat of the Panchen Lama — houses the impressive gilded statue of Maitreya, the Future Buddha. We return to Lhasa via the northern highway along the beautiful valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo.
Discover Tibet is the ideal trip for those short on time desiring a comprehensive experience of Tibet’s cultural heritage, religious landmarks, and spellbinding landscapes.
Day 1 Fly Kathmandu – Gongkar; drive to Lhasa.
Day 2-3 Lhasa: the Jokhang, Potala, Norbu Lingka, Sera and Drepung monastery.
Day 4 Drive to Gyantse skirting the Yamdrok Tso. Visit Palkor Chode and Kumbum Stupa. Continue drive to Shigatse.
Day 5 Visit Tashilhunpo monastery. Drive back to Lhasa along the Yarlung Tsangpo.
Day 6 Drive to Gongkar airport. Fly to Kathmandu.
Dates and Pricing
Sep 1 - Sep 6
Sep 15 - Sep 20
Sep 29 - Oct 4
Oct 13 - Oct 18
Oct 27 - Nov 1
Nov 10 - Nov 15
Nov 24 - Nov 29
Dec 8 - Dec 13
Dec 22 - Dec 27
|4 - 5 persons||US$ 1,160|
|6 - 8 persons||US$ 1,015|
|9 - 12 persons||US$ 925|
|Single room supplement||US$ 195|
|Airfare Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu||US$ 747|
|Lhasa||Hotel Dhood Gu|