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Classic Central Tibet

The highlights of Central Tibet - visit the great monastaries of Lhasa and Shigatse including the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Tashilumpo, residence of the Pancen Lamas. And marvel at the stunning scenery of Yamdrok Tso (the Turquoise lake), high mountain passes and glaciers as well as the historic center of Gyantse with its famous Kumbum.

The lure of Lhasa, capital on the roof of the world, cannot be under-estimated and it is truly a fascinating city, fully justifying its reputation. Dominated by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Potala Palace and bustling with pilgrims circling the sacred Jokhang Temple it is a feast for the senses.

Cross the spectacular Khamba-La (pass) with the turquoise waters of the sacred lake, Yamdrok-tso, spread below. Prayer flags, glaciers, snow covered mountain ranges - the scenery is incredible!

Gyantse stands at the junction of trade routes from India and retains the feel of a Tibetan town. The forts and well-protected monasteries of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya reveal a not always peaceful history - the riches within, testament to past glory.


Group Departures 2018
May 10 / May 23
June 06 / June 20
July 04 / July 18
August 01 / August 22
September 12 / September 26
October 10 / October 24 / November 07


Day 1: Arrive Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing: visit Drepung, Nechung & Sera
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing: visit Potala, Jokhang -Barkhor.
Day 4: drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake
Day 5: visit Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum -
drive to Shigatse - visit Tashilumpo Monastery
Day 6: drive back to Lhasa along the
Brahmaputra River
Day 7: transfer to airport for departure

This itineray can be arranged as a private tour at any time and may be customized for you.


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