TIBET TOUR

A Journey to the Roof Top of the World. Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Qiang, and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft).
( 10 Days / 08 Nights )

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Day 1 | 02nd Sep

Colombo


Check in at Colombo Airport for departure to Chengdu, China.

Day 2 | 03rd Sep

Chengdu


Arrival in Chengdu in the morning.
After Breakfast, Visit Leshan Giant Buddha and Evening you will visiting the ancient Jinli Street.

Overnight in Chengdu.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 | 04th Sep

Chengdu – Lhasa


Leave to Lhasa by flight in the morning and the rest of the day will be free
Overnight in Lhasa.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 | 05th Sep

Lhasa


Breakfast at Hotel.

Today, visit the Norbulinka Monastery – the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and then Visit to Potala Palace, Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan King-Songtsen Gampo. The present by the 5th Dalai Lama moved in year 1649. Known as the” Winter Palace” 1750’s, when 7th Dalai Lama built Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. The Potala is divided into the Red Palace for religious use and the White one for political. Jokhang Temple situated in old section of Lhasa, built 7th century A.D by King Songtsen Gampo. It is the most sacred holy place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet.

In the evening visit Barkhor Street for shopping. Barkhor Street is called “The window of Tibet”. It was formed when Jokhang had been built, is also an essential pilgrim route.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 | 06th Sep

Lhasa – Shigatse


Breakfast at Hotel.

Drive 265km from Lhasa (3600m) to Gyantse (3950m).

After crossing the Chushur Bridge over the Yarlong Tsangpo River, we begin to climb up the Kambala Pass which is 4800 meters above sea level, from the foot of Kampala, the road winds up the mountain to the top. Once across the pass, the magnificent Yamdrok Yumtso appears before eyes, with a chain of snow clad peaks on the backside in the distance. “Yamdrok Yumtso” means “Tuquoise Lake” in Tibetan. It is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet; folk tales describe Yamdrok Yumtso as a transformation of a goddess. Take a break at the top enjoy this breathtaking scenery and taking pictures. Driving down the pass and have box lunch at the lake side. From the lake, about 70 kilometers drive would take us to another pass, Karola Pass, where when crossing, the snows of Mt. Nojin Kang Sang (7191m) lie a few feet within our reach, the altitude here is about 5045meters above sea level. Photo stop. It is about 75km from Karola down to Gyantse – still the most authentic Tibetan village. Pelkor Chode Monastery founded in 1418, under the spiritual guidance Tsongkhapa’s disciple Kedup Je it is a complex composed of fifteen monasteries of three different sects: 9 craftsman and are among the best preserved examples of that style with the Buddha eyes on the top. It takes about one hour to visit Monastery.

Continue towards Shigaste. Dinner & Overnight in Shigaste.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 | 07th Sep

Shigatse – Lhasa


Breakfast at Hotel

Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. Founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, a nephew of Tsongkhaba, and the first Dalai Lama. He was entombed in Tashilhunpo, the only Dalai Lama whose remains are not enshrined in Lhasa. It is the biggest Gelugpa monastery in the Tsang region of Tibet, which once housed 3800 monks. Tashilhunpo became the official seat of the Panchen Lama, the chief spiritual and temporal authority of Tsang. In this monastery is in the Chapel of Jampa the statue of giant Maitreya (Future Buddha) erected by the ninth Panchen Lama in 1914 a total of 6700 ounces of gold and things such as pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers were used for its construction. After we visit the Chortens, we go further to visit the tomb of 10th Panchen Lama who died in 1989. The ceiling of the Chapel is painted with a Kalachakra mandala. Visit the 4th Panchen Lama chorten building and Kelsang Temple with a large courtyard, the Assembly hall, Tomb of the Fifth to the Ninth Panchen Lamas built by the 10th Panchen Lama. You can see the rock paintings on the Tashilhunpo Kora way to the Festival Thangka Wall, further to Shigatse Dzong where is now the look like Potala building.
Drive to Lhasa.

Dinner & Overnight in Lhasa.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 | 08th Sep

Lhasa


Visit Sera Monastery. It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet and the representative temple for Gelugza. There are lots of Buddhist sutras, Buddhist instruments, Cassocks, gold and silver articles in this temple.

Lunch at local restaurant, Visit Jokhang Temple

Overnight in Lhasa

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 | 09th Sep

Lhasa – On board the Train


Take the overnight train to Xining at 0830hrs. You will have the opportunity to view beautiful sceneries along the way to Xining

Overnight on board the train.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 9 | 10th Sep

Xining – Chengdu


Arrival in Xining at 0643hrs. Transfer to Xining airport to take your fight to Chengdu.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 | 11th Sep

Chengdu – Colombo


Breakfast at Hotel,

In the morning visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then back to your hotel to checkout.

Then transfer to International terminal for your flight to Colombo.

Arrival in Colombo

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

10 Day Tour to Roof Top of the World Tibet
Covering Lhasa & Shigatse

Departure: 02nd September 2018

10 Days / 08 Nights

Cost of Tour

Adult Rs 345,000 Per Person | Discount Price: Rs 315,000 valid till 31st March 2018
Child Rs 335,000 Per Person (Sharing parent’s room)
Single Supplement Rs 60,000 Per Person

(Minimum of 15 passengers required to operate the Tour with a Tour leader)

Included on Tour

• Economy Class Return Air Fare
• Domestic Air Ticket Chengdu / Lhasa & Xining / Chengdu
• Accommodation at Star Class Hotels
• Meals as per the Itinerary
• Arrival / Departure transfers in China / Tibet
• Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide services as mentioned in program
• Entrance Fees where applicable
• Soft sleeper Train Ticket Lhasa to Xining

Not Included

• Personal expenses – laundry, telephone, etc
• Tips to driver/guide (USD 63 per person – APPROX)
• Travel Insurance
*It is compulsory to purchase the Travel Insurance from Qwest Destinations. Conditions Apply, Subject to conditions as per the Insurance Policy.
• Visa Fee
• Tibet Permit
• Porterage Charges
• All what is not included

Important instructions

• Rs 150,000/- deposit at the time of booking. Balance payment before 26th Jun 2018
• Due to exchange fluctuations payment deadlines must be strictly adhered.
• For delayed payment, exchange fluctuations will apply and prices will be at the current exchange rates. This requirement will be strictly adhered due to violent exchange rate fluctuations.
• Late payments subject to interest at 20 percent.
Due to weather conditions, traffic delays and flight movements we have the right to alter final program. The order of the Tour Itinerary is subject to change. The number of dates and all the sites will be visited.
• Any items not mentioned in the included pricing such as government taxes, will be additional if applied.

Entry Visas:

We will assist and coordinate in the Documentation. Granting visas would be the sole discretion, of the Embassy. Qwest cannot be held responsible for the decision of the Embassy.

Deviation:

We are working on a group fare. Therefore you will be required to travel in/out together as a group. However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and stay a longer period or travel to another destination additional cost will apply. All such deviations will be subject to availability of seats.

Cancellations

In the event you cancel your tour following voluntary amounts will be applicable:
120 – 91 days prior to departure – No charge
90 – 61 days prior to departure – 25% Package Price
60 – 31 days prior to departure – 75% Package Price
30 – 0 days prior to departure – No refund

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