6 days Lhasa spiritual tour (hot-spring, hiking and monasteries)

Lhasa
⇀ Tidrum
⇀ Drigung Til
⇀ Lhasa
Start a life changing spiritual journey by travelling to the snow land of Tibet. Listen softley to the murmuring of pilgrims as they slowly cross holy Lhasa city. Venture into the mountains for a hike and relaxing natural hot spring bath.
Type
Private
Duration
6 days
Theme
Winter get aways
Trip code
TWT-LXA-02
Price
From ¥ 3,500 per person
Day 01 :
Arrival at Tibet- Mythical land of Shambala (3,600m)

At your arrival your Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa, it is only 68km and two hrs from the airport, from 15km which take 20 minutes. Take rest to acclimatize and alleviate jetlag. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02 :
Lhasa city sightseeings (3600m)

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03 :
Lhasa City Sightseeing Tour

Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung and Sera monasteries. Both monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04 :
Tidrum Nunnery and hot spring, half day hiking up on the hill and put your prayer flags on the hill (4600m)

Drive to Tidrum nunnery, after the lunch hike up on the hill behind the nunnery, Tidrum nunnery is a famous hermitage of Guru Padma Sambhava, still there are some Yogis meditate in the caves around the hill, put your prayer flags up on the hill and pray for your family and friends by writing their names behind the flag, after that returned to the guest house and soak in the natural hot spring, Tidrum hot spring is one of the most famous hot spring among the Tibetan pilgrims, every year thousands of Tibetan come there for spend few nights intention to soak in the hot spring only. Overnight at nunnery guest house.

Day 05 :
Tidrum Nunnery, Drigung til and then back to Lhasa (4,200m)

Today drive back to Drigung til and visit the monastery which is famous for its sky burial sites, but some times it is restricted to go at the sky burial site, if possible our guide take you there and then return back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 06 :
Lhasa airport /train station dropping off

Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport or train station, end the trip.

Tour notes:

All of our tours can be customized to suite your requirements, interests and budget. It is our specialty! Please feel free to contact us.
The tour price is based on 3 star standard hotels. At your request we can provide pricing for different levels of service such as budget hostel, luxury 4 star standard hotels or deluxe 5 star standard hotels.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

All required government taxes and fees.
All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
Where possible 3 star hotels will always be provided, if the city or town does not have then the local guest house or monastery guest house will be provided (i.e. tent / dormitory bed, no private bathroom etc.)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Comfortable and clean 7/8 seats minivan for groups of 5 persons or less; for larger groups minibus and tourist coach are available.
Please note that on day 2 there is no private vehicle arranged as this day is a walking tour that will start and end from your accommodation.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa (Please note: We can offer you train and/or plane tickets in and out Lhasa from all cities within China. Please check the latest price with us via email.)

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