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12 DAY TIBET ADVENTURE
China Customized Tour
Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 USA to Beijing
Fly from your hometown to Beijing.

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Arrive Beijing, the capital of China. Upon arrival, our friendly guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 3 Beijing to Lhasa.
Fly Beijing to Lhasa. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Konggar Airport, and transfer you to Lhasa city with about 1 1/2 hours driving (100km). On the way, you will be greeted by Nie Tang Budda - the biggest stone statue engraved on a cliff. It is the first attraction to welcome visitors to Lhasa. Upon arrival in the city, check into your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Lhasa
The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa cardinal landmark Potala Palace , a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least 2 hours to visit the rooms, halls and chapels. Some 2km to the east of the Potala is the most revered religious structure in Tibet - Jokhang Temple . Bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets surrounding the Jokhang is Barkhor - Lhasas most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Lhasa
About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung , once world largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Today's sightseeing begins with its white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the roof of hillside, you can have very good view of Lhasa city and the distant mountains. Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera . Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene and issurrounded by many small temples.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Lhasa-Yamdroktso-Gyantse-Shigatse
Depart at 8:00amand drive to Gyantse via Yamdroktso Lake (265 kilometers). Visit the White Monastery and the Ten-thousand Buddha Pagoda. Then continue drive to Shigatse about 95 km. Check into your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Shigatse to Tingri
Drive from Shigatse to Tingri, 262 km about 9 hours. Visit Tsaga Monastery, then check into your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Tingri to Rongphu Monastery to Tingri
Visit the Rongphu Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, from where you can view the Mt. Everest. Although It is only 200 km drive round trip, the road is very tough, that it takes 10 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Tingri to Shigatse
Drive to Shigatse about 362 km or about 9 hours. Overnight in Shigatse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Shigatse to Lhasa
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, then drive back to Lhasa about 285 km or 6 hours. Overnight in Lhasa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Lhasa to Beijing
Fly Lhasa to Beijing, check into your hotel. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Depart Beijing
Departure transfer to airport for your flight back home or your next destination
Meals: Breakfast

Tour Package Includes:
-- Tibet Travel Permit
-- Private escorted drive by Toyota Land Cruiser
-- Private escorted sightseeing tours as specified
-- English - speaking tour guide service
-- Domestic flights (Beijing/Lhasa/Beijing)
-- Hotel accommodations based on twin-bed room in 2-3-star hotels or the best available with breakfast
-- Mt. Everest environment protection fees
-- All entrance fees and admissions
-- Meals as listed in itinerary

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