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10 Days Eastern Tibet Tour to Explore the Natural Beauty

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TOT: 10 Days Eastern Tibet Tour to Explore the Natural Beauty
Tour Type: Private Tour: Flexible Travel Date & Travel Routes
Guide & Driver: Chinese-English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
Highlights:
  • Get an up-close look at Pomi, Ranwu Lake, and Laigu Glacier
  • Immerse yourself in a particularly beautiful place – the Lulang Forest
  • Marvel at two incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Potala Place and Jokhang Temple
Itinerary
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Day 1  Arrived at Nyingchi Airport (3100m)

Upon you arrival in Nyingtri by flight, our local tour guide will welcome you at the airport, transfer to hotel by private car.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Nyingtri.

tibet tour

tibet tour

Day 2  Nyingchi (3100m) to Bomi (2750m) and Visit Cypress tree, Mt. Sekyim la, View of Namcha Barwa, and Lulang Forest (B)

Today, firstly we are about to visit the Great Cypress Nature Reserve area, which is 15 kilometers southeast of the Bayi Town, The king cypress in the reserve is about 50 meters tall and is about 2,500 years old.

Then we will drive to Sekyim la Pass (4720m) and enjoy the great Mt. Namjia Bawa (7,700m) in the distance. Then, continue to drive to the bushy Lunang Forest with an elevation of 3700m, and it is a typical highland meadow strip, and both sides of Castle Peak from low to high from the dense bushes, spruce trees and pine. The distant clouds, the snow-capped mountains, the endless pines and the quiet pastoral displayed a beautiful landscape.

Then we will reach Bomi.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Bomi.

lulang forest

sekyala pass

Day 3  Bomi to Rawo (3900m) and Visit Midui Glacier, Ranwu Lake (B)

In the morning, we will set off to our destination today- Ranwu Lake.

On the way, we stop at Midui Village to visit Midui Glacier famed as the most beautiful glacier in China. Midui Glacier was converged by two ice falls, and there were primitive forests between the two ice falls.

Then we continue heading to the Rawo Lake, which is situated at the southwest 89km Basu County. Rawok Lake is the main headstream of the Yarlung Tsangpo River confluent. The snow-capped mountains, forests, and lakes are all combined together here to make it beautiful as paradise

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Rawo.

ranwu lake

ranwu lake

Day 4  Enjoy the Sunrise of Ranwu Lake and Drive to Nyingchi (3100m) from Rawo (B)

We will get up early today to enjoy the sunrise of Ranwu Lake. After taking photos here at Ranwu lake, we will drive back to Pome via G318 China National Highway.

From Rawu to Palongzangbu of Bomi, it’s one of the most beautiful parts of Sichuan-Tibet overland road. We recommend you to stop on the way frequently to take pictures, because there are snow-capped mountains, forests and lakes along the way.

Then drive back to Nyingchi (Bayi) town. Today’s itinerary involves around 8-9 hours driving, do have a nice sleep before.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Nyingchi.

ranwu lake

namcha barwa

Day 5  Enjoy the Natural Scenery along Niyang River from Nyingchi to Lhasa(3650m) (B)

Today we will drive back to Holy City Lhasa along the beautiful Niyang River, a major river in southeast Tibet and the longest tributary of Yarlung Tsangpo River. You can see grand and superb natural scenery on the way back.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa .

nyang river

nyang river

Day 6  Lhasa Tour - Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa.

potala palace

jokhang temple

Day 7  Lhasa Tour - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “ three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa.

sera monastery

drepung monastery

Day 8  Lhasa (3650m) to Lake Namtso (4718m) via Nyenchen Thanglha Range (B)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha ( snow mountain ranges )and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side.

Namtso Lake is the Heavenly lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Namtso Guest House.

namtso

namtso

Day 9  Lake Namtso (4718m) to Lhasa (3650m) (B)

Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.

In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water.

Finally head back to Lhasa.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa.

yangbajain

lhasa river

Day 10  Depart from Lhasa (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight to next destination.

Accommodation:

lhasa airport

lhasa airport

Price Includes.
    • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit. (Including Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Boarder Pass
    • Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
    • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
    • Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
    • Accommodation listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast provided by the hotel
    • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
    • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
    • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
    • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
Price Excludes.
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
    • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
    • Flight/Trian tickets in and out of Tibet
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
    • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
    • Single room supplement
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