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Chengdu Lhasa 5 Days Private Package Tour

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Tour Type: Private Package Tour
Tour Duration: 5 Days
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, Sera Monastery
Service: Personal English-speaking Guide, Private car and driver + Entrance fees + Hotel

Price from: USD820/person
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Chengdu

Upon your arrival at Chengdu airport or Chengdu train station. Pick up and transfer to the hotel. The rest day is free on your own. You are suggested to visit the People's Park, Jinli Street by yourself.

Day 2: Chengdu to Lhasa (B)

Pick up from the hotel in the morning, transfer to Chengdu airport. Take flight to Lhasa. On your arrival, pick you up and tranfer to the hotel. Free at leisure to acclimatize yourself to the high latitude for the rest of the day.  

The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Day 3: Lhasa (B, L)

Today's highlights are The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

  • Potala Palace: This ancient architectural complex is considered a model of Tibetan architecture. Located on the Red Hill in Lhasa. The stone-and-wood-structured Potala Palace consists of the White Palace and Red Palace. The White Palace, comprising halls, temples and courtyards, serves as the living quarters of the Dalai Lama. The Red Palace includes various chambers for worshipping Buddha and chambers housing the eight stupa that contain the remains of fifth through thirteenth Dalai Lama. All the stupas are covered with gold foil. The most magnificent stupa belongs to the fifth Dalai Lama. It is 14.85 meters tall and inlaid with pearl and jade. The palace also collected a large number of sculptures, murals, scripture and other valuable cultural relics.
  • Jokhang Temple is one of the spiritual center of Tibet,It lies at the center of the old Lhasa, Everyday pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple,Some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple.The temple keeps many invaluable cultural relics. The most famous and valuable one is the Sakyamuni statue aged 12, which is devout Tibetans by thousands of pilgrims day and night. After then, stroll around the around the temple is the Barkhor Street, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.
  • Barkhor Street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.
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Day 4: Lhasa (B, L)

Today's highlights are Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, The Carpet Factory and Sera Monastery.

  • Norbulingka means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.
  • Tibet Museum: It is the official museum of the Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa. Inaugurated on October 5, 1999, it is the first large, modern museum in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has a permanent collection related to the cultural history of Tibet. The museum has a collection of around 1000 artefacts, from examples of Tibetan art to architectural design throughout history such as Tibetan doors and beams.
  • Sera Monastery: approximately 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera Monastery was one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, second only to Drepung. Between 3pm~5pm of Monday to Friday, debating is held in the monastery's debating courtyard, which is a sight so extraordinary and enchanting even you don’t understand a word they're saying.
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Day 5: Departure from Lhasa (B)

Pick up from the hotel, transfer to the airport or train station to see you off. Service ends.

 
Tour Feature
1. Our private car and driver, professional English-speaking Guide only serve you. No other travelers will join in your group.
2. You will have flexible time on sites.
3. You will obtain informative knowledge about the China history and culture.
 
Tour Price
Tour Price Per Person (US$)
No. of guests DeluxeStandardSingle Room Supplement
2 Travelers$1240$1060$410 / $240
3-5 Travelers$1115$935$410 / $240
6-9 Travelers$1050$870$410 / $240
10+ Travelers$995$820$410 / $240
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The quoted price are based on two persons sharing one room. Single room supplement happens if you prefer a single room on your own.

Hotels We Use
CityDeluxe (4 Star Hotels)Standard (4 Star Hotels)
ChengduChengdu Crown Plaza Hotel or similarJinjiang Generation Commercial Hotel or similar
LhasaYarlung Tsangpo Hotel or similarThangka Hotel or similar
 
Price Includes
  • Hotel Accommodation  
  • Entrance Tickets  
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide 
  • Air-conditioned Private Car  
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa  
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Tibet Travel Permits
  • Airfare from Chengdu to Lhasa
Price Excludes
  • Gratuities or Tips to the guide or driver

 

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