Tibet 2019 – Pre-designed Private Travel

Travel Experience by private car with guide

CHENGDU • LHASA • GYANTSE • XIGATSE • SHANGHAI

11 DAYS     |    PRICES FROM: $4,990    |   BEGIN: Chengdu END: Shanghai

This itinerary can be modified based on your specific interests, preferred travel dates and budget.

This Pre-Designed Private Travel Experience includes deluxe accommodations, meals as indicated, expert local guides, entrance fees, all transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car. Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air is subject to change. International air fare is additional.

Lakani Signature Experiences include:

  • Enjoy a close encounter with a Panda
  • Visit one of the world’s most iconic castles – the Potala Palace
  • Learn about the Yellow Hat Sect of Buddhism and tour its three great monasteries
  • View stunning panoramas while driving through mountain passes on the largest plateau on Earth

 

Prices Starting From

$4,990

$995

Intra-Tour Air

Tour Price includes:

  • Accommodations as shown
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private car and driver
  • Your own personal expert local guides

DAYS 1 - 2   •  Chengdu, CHINA---The St. Regis Chengdu

Explore the world’s largest and highest plateau with an average elevation of 14,000 feet. Still one of the planet’s most sought out frontiers, you will see why Tibet captivates all visitors. Begin in the gateway to Tibet, Chengdu, also home to the Giant Panda habitat. Learn about these loveable creatures on an excursion to the Panda Center. You may even have a chance to hug a panda.

DAYS 3 – 5  •  Lhasa, TIBET---Shangri-La Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa and take time to become acclimatized to the altitude. Lhasa is home to the Tibetan, Han, and Hui people. Visit the 7th century Potala Palace, the architectural wonder that dominates the city, which you can see from your hotel. Tour the immense Jokhang Temple, also dating from the 600’s and now the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Encounter pilgrims making their way along Barkhor Street surrounding the temple. Venture to the city outskirts to the Drepung Monastery, one of the three great teaching monasteries, and a former home to several Dalai Lamas. Continue to the Sera Monastery, dedicated to the Yellow Hat Sect of Buddhism. It is also an important monastic university, where you may have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of its famous debate sessions. Meals: B

DAYS 6  •  Gyantse, TIBET---Gyantse Hotel

Admire stunning mountain views on your journey to Xigatse today. You’ll cross the Kambala Pass, which at over 15,000 feet above sea level offers stupendous views of Yamdrok Lake, the most beautiful lake in Tibet. On your way through Karo La Pass you’ll stop for a chance to view the famous Mt. Noijin Kangsang glacier. In Gyantse, visit the Phalkor Monastery and the giant architectural monument of the city, Kumbum Pagoda. Meals: B

DAY 7  •  Xigatse---Xigatze Hotel

The second largest city in Tibet, Xigatse is home to the celebrated Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. The monastery was built in 1447 at the time of the first Dalai Lama and is the seat of the Panchen Lama. Meals: B

DAYS 8 - 11  •  Lhasa, TIBET / Shanghai, CHINA---Shangri-La / Shanghai Fairmont Peace

Your journey by road to Lhasa will take you most of the day. Back in Lhasa, visit the Ganden Monastery, one of the earliest and largest monasteries of Tibet with more than 50 structures. The Ganden completes your tour of all three of the great Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. Fly to Shanghai and spend the day at leisure. Perhaps you’ll choose to relax at the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa, or take a walk along the Bund Promenade or browse the shops on Nanjing Road. Transfer to the airport in time for your international flight home. Meals: B

The St. Regis Chengdu  •  Chengdu

Defining elegance within steps of Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road.

Shangri-La Lhasa  •  Lhasa TIBET

In the heart of the Himalayas with spectacular views of the Potala Palace.

Gyantse Hotel  •  Gyantse, TIBET

A strong Tibetan atmosphere in the center of Gyantse.

Xigatze Hotel  •  Xigatse

Tibetan style near the Thashilunpo Monastery.

Fairmont Peace Hotel  •  Shanghai

An Art-Deco masterpiece situated at the famous Bund promenade.

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