Central Tibet journey group tour2018-06-09T11:38:01+00:00

Central Tibet journey group tour 6 days

  • Central Tibet journey group tour
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Why our Group tour is different from others:

  • You will meet a local expert over dinner and he will talk to you about local history, culture, religion, and tradition
  • You will visit a nomad family and spend a time to learn about their life as a nomad
  • You will visit a local Tibet handicraft production center, where you will see local craftsmanship. ( we will not force anyone to buy any product during the tour)
  • Authentic experiences in Tibet
  • Our guide and drivers are all Local Tibetan trained with first aid and basic necessary skill for the successful tour
  • We want to help a local business that is why all our group tour will stay in a very comfortable local Tibetan Hotels. All of the local Hotels are owned by Tibetan and hence would enhance the experience of being with a Tibetan family.

Experiences:

  • Visit the Lhasa city and explore the city life in Lhasa
  • Explore all the tourist spot on the friendship national highway.
  • Visit Lhasa and explore the daily life of Tibetans in the Lhasa city.
  • Explore the various architecture marvels of Tibet like Jokhang temple and Potala palace.
  • Drive along with the Yarlung tsanpo river.
  • Eat different Tibetan fast food with your Tibetan friend.
  • visit the medieval town of Gyantse and explore the Kumbum pagoda which is very unique.
  • Go for pilgrimage around the Tashi lhunpo monastery overlooking the wonderful view of the Shigatse city.

April to June

$750Per Person
  • 80USD for Single Supplement

July to October

$850Per Person
  • 80USD for Single Supplement

November to February

750Per Person
  • 100USD for Single Supplement
Central Tibet Tour Map

This tour is central Tibet journey group tour gives opportunity for travelers to explore the central Tibet and Lhasa city. This tour will star in Lhasa city, the home to most famous and important temples and monastery in Tibet. At the beginning of the tour you will be exploring Lhasa for first three days visit all the major attractions in Lhasa.

On the four day, you will drive 350 kms to the second biggest traditional city in Tibet. The journey would take more then eight hours, Yet along the way you will stop by at the attractions like Kamba la pass, Yamdrok lake, carola and Gyantse.

Next day, you will Take a train back to Lhasa.

Our group tours are the great way to travel to Tibet at the minimum price. This is a good choice for the solo traveler, who wants to share the cost of the journey in Tibet, or a small group looking for more travelers to join them.

Our group journeys are a great way to travel economically in Tibet with a small group of people. They are ideal for solo travelers who are looking to share costs of a journey to Tibet or a small group looking to travel with others. Our group tours are high-quality and are led by our expert local Tibetan guides.

prayer flag on the roof top on Tibet

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa,  Elevation: 3600 meters

When you arrive in Lhasa, you will be greeted by our guide and will escort you to your hotel. It is highly recommended to take a good rest and try to avoid heavy works. Later you can wander around the Barkhor street. it is an Ancient Tibetan market surrounding the Jokhang temple and it is a popular destination both tourist and pilgrims.

Jokang-templ-Backpacking-in-Tibet

Day 2: Lhasa guided tour 

Highlights: Visit Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace

You will explore the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalaya’s. Founded nearly 1400 years ago, Jokhang Temple houses the most sacred statue of Buddha. You will work your way through this fascinating temple alongside Buddhist pilgrims from the faraway regions of Tibet. The sound of pilgrims chanting mantras fills the air as does the smell of yak butter candle offerings.

In the Afternoon we will visit the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years. After lunch, you will go to Ramoche Temple, another of historic Temple in Lhasa.

In the evening, participate in an inspirational and enlightening talk by a renowned local Tibetan expert over a dinner. The theme varies between tradition and culture, architecture and festivals, costume and Tibetan symbols. Speakers are experts from Tibet University, Academic of Social Science or  Tibetan Traditional Medical.

Tibetan marriage custom

Day 3: Lhasa guided tour.

Hight lights: Visit Tibetan family and Sera Monastery

Today we have a very special arrangement for you. We will visit a Tibetan family in their village home and we will visit the nomad camp above the village. During this visit, you will be joined by one of our office staffs to arrange the proper in-depth conversation with Tibetan villagers about their life, culture, and spiritual life.

After the family visit, we will visit the 600 year old Sera, one of Tibet’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3 pm, monks engage in Buddhist philosophy debates, which are fun to photograph. After the monastery is a visit to Shol Tolpa Handicraft center to see and learn about the extraordinary array of authentic Tibetan traditional and contemporary crafts, like Tibetan pottery, Thangka painting, sewing work, paper arts, and Buddhist statue fabrications. Get an up-close-and-personal look at the selected materials, elaborate design, and color matching strategies.

gyantse, Tibet travel regulations 2016

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigatse  Distance: 350kms  Elevation: 3980m

High lights : Yamdrok Lake, Karo la Galcier, Gyantse town and Shigatse

After breakfast, you will hit the road and begin the next part of your Tibet adventure. From Lhasa, you will drive along the scenic Kyi Chu River Valley and then ascend to the top of the 4794 meter Kamba La Pass, which has a breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake and 7191 meter Mt. Nojin Kangtsang. You will then descend and drive along the lakeshore before making your way back up to the Karo La, a beautiful glacier that comes down almost to the roadside. From there you will explore the pleasant small town of Gyantse before arriving to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city.

tashi lhunpo mnastery, Tibet travel regulations 2016

Day 5: Shigatse—Lhasa Distance: 280kms  

High lights: Return journey to Lhasa

You will have a free time in the morning for little self exploration of Shigatse town an your guide will meet you at the noon to he shall take you back to Lhasa on Shigatse-Lhasa train.

 

Tibet in 60 seconds

Day 6: Depart Lhasa

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station and depart Tibet.

Shambhala Palace in Lhasa

Shambhala Palace in Lhasa

The Shambhala Palace is a traditional Tibetan boutique Hotel, located on a quiet alley of Barkor in the heart of Lhasa’s old town. Once the home of a high-ranking Tibetan lama. The Hotel has 17 exclusively styled rooms, all tastefully furnished in a charming style with traditional furnishings and art. The views of the Potala Palace from the rooftop restaurant is the highlights of the Shambhala Palace. This hotel captures the character of the location.

The staffs of the hotel are very kind, always available, and supportive for the Visitors. The manager Jigme is speaking fluent English, and he is always available in Hotel. The all the room the hotel as Hotrunning water, Very fast Wifi connection with a router in each room.

Gesar Hotel in Shigatse

Gesar hotel in Shigaste

Gesar hotel in Shigatse is distinctly in Tibetan style, and visitors are often astonished by the stunning decorations and furniture in the hotel room. The Hotel has more than 150 rooms, all are very neat and furnished with beautiful, Tibetan furniture.

Pleasent, Helpful, humble and Kind hotel staff will make you feel comfortable in the Hotel. The manager of the hotel speaks fluent English, and he is always available in the hotel.Hot running water and Wifi connection in all the rooms.

Single Supplement Cost: 100 USD

For the Accommodation in Lhasa, and we will arrange accommodation in Twin bedrooms. Hence if you would like to stay in a single room by your own self or if we are not able to find you a roommate. The client is supposed to pay the Extra Expenditure for the single room.

Pick up and drop off

    • Airport pick up and drop off
      Lhasa Airport is over 75kms from the downtown and we will have to have a guide to pick you up at the airport, which makes it impossible to provide the Airport pick up and drop off service at any given time. So we are only able to provide free pick once in a day on the arrival date and one drop off a day on the departure day.
    • Free pick up at the airport on the first day of the itinerary:
      Our guide will leave Lhasa airport by 12:20 PM. please be join at this time for free pick up. If the flight is delayed, we can arrange another private pick up, with extra cost.
    • Free drop off at the airport on the last day of the itinerary:
      Our guide will arrive at the hotel at 11:00 am. take all the group members to the airport. it is recommended to book a flight which leaves after 13:30 PM. If the flight is before 13:00 PM, we can arrange another private Drop off, with extra cost.
    • Special pick up and drop off arrangement
      If you would like us to make special arrangement to pick you up or drop you off we can do it with extra cost.
      The price for extra drop off or pick up in shuttle bus is 50 USD per person per route.
      The price for extra drop off or pick up in the Private vehicle is 2 USD per kilometers.
    • Train Station pick-up
      We can provide one free pick up a day on the arrival date at the train station that is 12-13 pm. Please book your train ticket to arrive at this time
      If the clients would like to have a private pick-up at the train station the extra cost for a pick-up is 83 USD.  We will have to arrange a car and guide with guide license to pick you up

Tour Booking

Please book the tour a month before the real date of visit. I need at least 17 days to process the Tibet Travel Permit
The copy of your Passport and the Visa has to be clear enough to read all the letter on it. The copy of passport must be of the passport one which you have or have your visa on.

Please read this page for clear concise information about traveling to Tibet and thing to do before traveling into Tibet.

Remember coming in from Nepal and China is different. if you are coming from Nepal (flight or overland), you need to have visa applied for PRC embassy in Kathmandu. We will send your visa invitation to friend agency in Nepal.

For other terms and conditions please follow https://itibettravel.com/booking/

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Departure Dates

Departure Date Price (Per Person) Tour Status
 9th July 2018 850 USD 1 Booked
 24th July 2018 850 USD 7 Booked
28th July 2018 850 USD 3 Booked
7th August 2018 850 USD 4 Booked
11th August 2018 850 USD 5 Booked
14th August 2018 850 USD 4 Booked
14th September 2018 850 USD 2 Booked
24th September 2018 850 USD 2 Booked
25th September 2018 850 USD 2 Booked
9th October 2018 850 USD 2 Booked
14th October 2018 850 USD 1 Booked
17th Novemver 2018 750 USD 2 Booked

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Services included in Central Tibet journey group tour

Tour Price Includes

  • All necessary travel permits to Tibet

  • Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program

  • Private transportation in Tibet: Comfortable tourist van for the whole trip, (car gasoline is included)

  • Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide

  • Lodging: 3 nights at a hotel in Lhasa, and 1 nights in  Gesar Hotel in Shigatse.

  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour for one time for the group, additional pick up and drop off will charge separately

  • Breakfasts in hotels only.

  • Oxygen Tank in the Car.

  • Lodging and meals for guide and drivers.

  • Travel agency liability insurance.

  • First aid kit in the Car.

  • All government taxes.

Tour Price excludes

  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended).

  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.).

  • International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check  the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant).

  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person).

  • Gratuities for the guide and driver.

Responsible Tourism

We are fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. We have a privilege to be able to host you in Tibet, yes we also understand that we have a responsibility in protecting and contributing back to nature and our local follow people and economy.

We are a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa.  Our agency is 100% staffed with local Tibetan tourism professionals. We only hire local Tibetan guides and other tours crews. We used service from local business only. 100% of the travel money goes to local Tibetan families where you are visiting. We use 20% of the net profit into Environmental conservative projects with local governments and individuals.

We are all born in Tibet. We know how important Tibetan environment is for the eco-system of the entire world. We will love of mountains, glacier, and rivers. We will do our best to reduce environmental impact from your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

    • No Plastic Bottles in the tour
      We will provide your drinking water in a bigger container, each and every traveler are request to bring their own reusable water bottle. In this way, we can reduce hundreds of water bottles each tour against few big container, which we can later reuse.
    • Incentives on guide and Driver
      We provide incentives to our guides and drivers base on their initiatives in conserving the natural environment. We often decide not to hire guide how are unethical toward sustainable and responsible tourism.
    • Staff Training every winter
      Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism, we always use this window of opportunity provide skills required for Responsible tourism, Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management from by fritz institute. We also work closely with individuals from Tibetan Village project, Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
    • We plan a tree for every three tours.
      Every spring we plant trees for every three tours we organize in Tibet. Tibet’s weather is very harsh for a young sapling to grow with a help. So we would buy the trees and ask local farmers to adopt trees. We Tibetan consider planting a tree helps themselves in holistically. So far are we are very successful in planting trees against the small number of tours we organize. We hope in future we will work closely with local government to plan trees with their help.
    • Smaller group size
      We do not believe in touristy tours for Environmental Impact. Traveling in groups of small numbers has less impact on committed in an area than traveling in the 60s to 70s people together. So all our tours are less than 12 people normal road travel and less for trekking tours
    • Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
      During your trekking in Tibet, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects.

Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

  1. We nothing leave nothing behind.
    We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
  2. We protect the grassland
    A little destruction on Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours we will not make drainage surrounding your tent, rather we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors to prevent rainwater getting into your tent. We will not dig the grassland and put small tent to make a toilet. Even when we try to the put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the nature. Maybe you are you will not enjoy the natures call in the wilderness for sometimes.
  3. Collecting the garbage along the way.
    We have a saying in Tibet, if you can’t help, don’t harm. Here is our helping part. We always extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all and they have a free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

We always identify our business as a social enterprise. We dedicate 30% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we will buy a huge amount of winter cloth from the market for small children to donate to schools. In this way, we are providing the warm winter cloth for children and encouraging them to go to school.

Any purchase related to business, we do with the local business. We also encourage travelers to purchase the products directly from the local producer, which is why we always trees for guide to take the visitor to the local handicraft centers and producers.

Whenever there is someone need for medical help. Our company staff member would gather money for it. The management has decided how much ever is donated by our staff, Company will double that amount by donating the equal amount, what has been collected from the staff’s members. And all our staffs are very generous.

We always inform all our clients about local customs, beliefs, and ethics. So that it would be easier for our home visit, and culture programs.

Sustainable toursim in Tibet

Here are some Important Tibet Travel Guide