Chengdu Tibet Lhasa and Shannan(Lokhor)6 days tour

Tour Code:TSG-TT-0602
Start in:Chengdu     End in: Chengdu
Destinations:Chengdu-Lhasa-Potala Palace-Shigatse-Samye Monastery-Lhasa

Tour Highlights

This Shangrila is a plateau land with Lhasa as its capital. Lhasa placed at an elevation of 3,597 Mts. is the second highest capital in the world after La Paz, Bolivia (3,660 Mts.). One of the most magnificent Royal Palaces anywhere in the world - the Potala Palace former home of the Dalai Lamas, is built on top of a rock in 1645 and has over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 2,00,000 religious statues.Shannan prefecture, the originating place of Tibet culture, where you can have a visit of the tombs of Tibetan Kings,taking a boat to Samye monastery on Yarlu Tsangpo river which impresses you maybe all of your life...
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1:Chengdu - Lhasa (2 hours flying)
Depart from Chengdu, meet at a designated location (0600AM), and transfer to Chengdu Shuangliu airport. Arrive at Lhasa Gonggar airport which is about 3650 meters high, drive to Lhasa urban, en route visit Brahmaputra valley, Buddha Sculpture made 11th century and Tibetan village etc.Arrive in Lhasa and check in the Hotel. For the rest of this can have a rest and then have a free sightseeing all by yourself.(No tour guide service today but the Tibetan guide will pick up you at Lhasa airport, please do not have violent physical activity.)

Day 2:Lhasa urban full day sightseeing.

After breakfast,visit the splendid Potala Palace,the administation site of Dalai Lama,Jokhang Temple, then go to Barkhor Street where you can have a good visit of this ancient tibetan street and do some shoppings of Tibetan ornaments.Overnight in Lhasa

Day 3:Lhasa-Shigatse (320Km)
Drive to Shigatse, after breakfast in Lhasa,en route visit Yamdrok Lake which is one of the holy lakes respected by local Tibetans,then have a view of Korala Glaciers along the road,then transfer to Shigatse hotel.

Day 4: Shigatse-Tsedang.(360Km)
Full day guided tour, visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse fair, after lunch visit the Lhokar - the Tibetan granary and see the local life, then drive about 4 hours and a half to Tsedang along Yalu Tsongpo river.Overnight in Tsedang.

Day 5:Tsedang-Yumbulakang-Samye-Lhasa.(160Km)
After breakfast, drive to visit Yumbulakang which is a monastery has a history of 2,100 years, known as the 'Palace built on the hind leg of a femal deer'. After lunch drive to a small dock at the riverside of Yarlu Tsangpo river, take a local boat on Yarlu Tsongpo river for about 1 hour and a half to the other side of the river and change to the local jeeps or tractors which will send you to Samye monastery, the largest monastery in Shannan prefecture.then come back the same way and drive about 2 hours and a half back to Lhasa in the afternoon.Overnihgt in Lhasa.
Notice:On the boat to the samye monastery,you will see imposing gorges, verdent forests,sky-scraping snow mountains.The river bed of Yarlu Tsongpo river becomes much wider after it runs through several gorges, and water bebcomes much milder and smoother, enjoy a comfortable boat ride and the magnificent view of Yarlu Tsongpo river.The boat is local ferry boat which can hold 10 persons, the price in the low travel season is about RMB400 for a round ride, while in high travel season it is about RMB700 for a round ride.When you get down the boat at the other side of Yarlu Tsangpo river, you can change to the local Jeep or tractors which can drive you to Samye monastery with the price around RMB15/person.

Day 6:Lhasa-Chengdu
Take the morning flight and fly back to Chengdu, end tour.

Private Tour Prices (Based on per person and shown in RMB,see the exchange rate here)

Group size
Travelers &above
Jul.2018-Oct.2018 8580 7280 5680 820 -
Apr.2018-Jun.2018 7980 6880 5180 680 -
Nov.2018-Mar.2019 7580 6480 4980 600 -
Remark:All the prices shown here are by the minimu size of the group, for instance, the price for 2-5 people is worked out for 2 persons only, if you have more than 2 but less than 5 perosns in the group, the price will be lower than what's publised here.
Service included
Service included
1. Transportation: Round air ticket Chengdu-Lhasa(Airport tax excluded),a private car for all the trip in Tibet.
2. Sightseeing ticket: all the sightseeing tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
3. Tibet entrance permit.
4. Tour guide service: Private English speaking tour guide
5.Travel Insurance
6.Airport&fuel tax
7.Hotel Breakfast.
8.Room in 3star hotel.
Service excluded
*Your personal expenses ,such as shopping.
*Meals all,
*Boat fee on Yarlu Tsangpo tiver to Samye monastery.
*Transportation fee from the small dock to Samye monastery by local jeep or tractors.
*Tips for the driver and tour guide.


1.In the route information below, we outline the rough waypoints, you may contact us and discuss the scenery spots you hope to visit, and we quote you according to your demand, as a tourist, thus you are enabled the most flexibility and making you route comfortable.
2.Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, depending on road conditions, weather and availability of room.
3.Health consultation from your doctor before you come to highland(Over than 3000M).
4.As we travel in Tibet area where the economy is much more backward than other places, the food alternative is limited,so we suggest you take some solid food.
5.Prices listed above are valid excluding the periods of Chinese and Tibetan New Year, May day holiday, China National Day holiday ,Tibetan Shoton Festival and other important Festival in Tibet which cause the big tour price change, an enquiry would be necessary for the exact tour price if you happened to travel during these periods.

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