Enjoy a short tour of Tibet where you will begin your journey in the lovely Yarlung Valley, through which flow the rushing waters of the great Tsangpo (Brahamaputra River.) While experiencing the scenic wonders of the Yarlung Valley, pay an enlightening visit to the Nyingmapa monastery at Samye – the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet). Heading over high mountain passes and sacred lakes you will visit the cities of Gyantse and Shigatse. Discover the monastery at Tashilhunpo (home of the Panchen Lamas) and the amazing chörten of the Kumbum. You will end your journey with three wonderful days in the magical environs of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, its skyline dominated by the majestic ramparts of the Potala Palace. While in Lhasa, visit Tibet’s holiest temple, the sacred Jokhang; wander the adjoining Barkhor, the maze of shops and stalls that encircles the Jokhang, and join with Tibetan pilgrims as they ritually circumambulate the Barkhor and Jokhang koras.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1  Chengdu

Welcome to Chengdu! Before departing for a flight to Lhasa tomorrow, enjoy the city’s many sights.

Day 2  Tsedang

Fly to Tibet and drive to Tsedang, where you will visit monasteries and an ancient castle.

Day 3  Yarlung Valley

Explore the scenic Yarlung Valley before visiting Samye Monastery, Tibet’s first monastic institution.

Day 4  Gyantse

Drive along the old trade route to Gyantse, set in the fertile Nyang-chu Valley

Day 5  Gyantse | Shigatse

Explore Gyantse and Shigatse

Days 6-8  Lhasa

Before your short tour of Tibet comes to a close, visit Lhasa’s most important and iconic sights, including the Potala Palace, the Barkhor Bazaar, and Jokhang.

Day 9  Departure

Trip Dates & Pricing

Dates:

TBD
Land:

$4,985 per person/double occupancy

Internal Airfare:

$548 per person

*minimum four travelers