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16 Days Lhasa to Kailash Tour in Shoton Festival

(TFT006) Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Saga - Lake Manasarover - Mt. Kailash - Saga - Sakya - Shigatse - Lhasa

Tour Type:

Celebrate Shoton Festival at Drepung Monastery on 19 Aug. 2020, Wed.

Trip Level:

Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.

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Overview:

This Tibet Shoton Festival and Kailash tour is designed to meet your needs for a tour filled with culture, tradition, religion and the spectacular natural beauty of the high plateau. The tour starts from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In Lhasa you will explore its magnificent architecture such as Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. The highlight of your stay in Lhasa is the Shoton Festival which gives an attractive introduction to the Tibetan culture and rooted traditions.

From Lhasa, after visiting Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, you will go on to Mount Kailash - the holiest mountain in Asia and the world. Mt. Kailash has attracted devout pilgrims all over the world for more than two thousand years. It is believed that one kora around Mt. Kailash (52km) cleans sins of a lifetime, 108 koras breaks the cycle of rebirth and assures one of nirvana at death.

Tour Map:

Itinerary Day by Day:

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa+

Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa: the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street+

Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery/ Thangka Painting Display (Shoton Festival)+

Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Norbulinka/ Summer Palace and Tibetan Opera (Shoton Festival)+

Day 5: Lhasa- Gyantse - Shigatse (360km)+

Day 6: Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (350km)+

Day 7: EBC - Saga (450km)+

Day 8: Saga - Darchen, via Lake Manasarover (450km)+

Day 9: Darchen - Drirapuk (driving 7km, trek 13km)+

Day 10: Drirapuk - Dzutrpuk (trek 18km)+

Day 11: Dzutripuk - Darchen (trek 7km, driving 5km)+

Day 12: Darchen - Saga (450km)+

Day 13: Saga - Sakya (350km)+

Day 14: Sakya - Shigatse (170km)+

Day 15: Shigatse - Lhasa+

Day 16: Depart from Lhasa+

Service Guide:

Price Inclusions:

Tibet Travel Permit and all other necessary permit to Tibet

Domestic train/flight tickets as indicated in the itinerary

All lodging listed in the itinerary

Meals listed in itinerary

Entrance fees of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary

Local Tour Transfers according to group size

Excellent English-Speaking Tour Guide in China Tour and local Tibetan English-speaking guide in Tibet

Government tax and travel agency service

Service Exclusion

Chinese visa

International flight to and out of China

Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary

Meals not specified the itinerary

Tips and gratitude to tour guide and drive

Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc.

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