Tibet Winter Special Tour

Duration: 12 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: 01 - 10 pax
  • Max Elevation: 5250m
  • Starts in: Lhasa
  • Ends in: Lhasa

Tibet remained hidden from the outside world for quite a long time. Only a few years has lapsed since access has been granted to outsiders. To many, Tibet remains a mystical land. Tibet winter tour has been designed to give you an insight into Tibetan art, culture and history. Take Tibet winter tour and embark on a voyage of discovery, experience the real Tibet and the exotic Tibetan culture.

The most incredible sights of Tibet are all included in Tibet winter well-planned tour itinerary. As you are taken on a guided tour to the three important Tibetan cities, Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse, and the ancient temples, monasteries and villages, you get a chance to immerse yourself in Tibetan culture.

In Lhasa, you get to visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Norbulingka (the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama), Sera monastery and the busy Barkhor Square. You will be driven to Yarlung valley, the birthplace of Tibetan civilization, to see the majestic forts (dzongs) and citadels built by Tibetan kings. An excursion to Samye, Ganden, Mindroling ,Tashilhunpo and Tandruk monasteries will give you glimpse of the beautiful Tibetan art (murals, statues and thankas) and an insight into Tibetan theology. Walking along the banks of the blue and tranquil waters of the Namtso Lake (one of the three holy lakes in Tibet) will leave you spellbound. You will also be taken on an exploration to the sacred DrakYerpa caves where Padmasambhava meditated.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Lhasa (3,660m) & drive to Tsedang (3,550m) - 183km.
  • Day 2In Tsedang – (Yarlung Valley, Tandruk monastery & Samye monastery ).
  • Day 3Drive from Tsedang to Lhasa via Mindroling - 200km –(Mindroling Monastery).
  • Day 4Lhasa Sightseeing- (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka,Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Square).
  • Day 5Lhasa Sightseeing- ( Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace).
  • Day 6Day excursion to Namtso Lake.
  • Day 7Day tour to Ganden and Tsurpu- (Ganden Monastery and Tsurpu Monastery).
  • Day 8Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) 261 km- (in Gyantse visit Gyantse Dzong, Gyantse Kumbum and Zhalu Monastery).
  • Day 9Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m) 90 km- (In Shigatse visit Tashilhunpo monastery).
  • Day 10Drive Shigatse – Lhasa (280 km).
  • Day 11Day excursion to Drak Yerpa Caves.
  • Day 12Depart Lhasa.