Special Tour in Centre of Tibet by Yak and Horse Back

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Special Tour in Centre of Tibet by Yak and Horse Back


Lhasa (11 Nights)

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTPC09
Theme:Tibet Trekking Tours


1Highlights & Map


Day 01Lhasa

Destinations: Arrival in Lhasa


Arrive in Lhasa (3650m). On our way to hotel, we can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along this Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet). Get full rest for acclimatization. 

Day 02Lhasa

Destinations: Sightseeing in Lhasa


Today we will visit the highest palace in the world— Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa. In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide us one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple we will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity. After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Meals: Lunch

Day 03Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa to Leten


 Drive to Tsurpu Monastery ( 4480 m . 70 km from Lhasa ). Starting the tour by Yak back or trek to Leten ( 5000 m,3hrs), overnight camp.

Meals: Lunch

Day 04Lhasa

Destinations: Leten to Bartso


By Yak back to Bartso, crossing the Lhasar pass ( 5300 m) and holy Buddhist way – Damachen Nyingtri, overnight camp.  (4hrs)

Meals: Lunch

Day 05Lhasa

Destinations: Bartso to Dorjeling Nunnery


 By Yak back to Dorjeling Nunnery. Wonderful view on Nyenchen Tanglaha Peak ( 7162 m),overnight camp.   (5 hrs)

Meals: Lunch

Day 06Lhasa

Destinations: Dorjeling Nunnery to Yangpachen Monastery


By Yak back to Yangpachen Monastery, end of the Yak back tour here. Take the horse back from here to  Yangpachen hot spring, have a bath in the spring pool there. Over night camp  (4hrs)

Day 07Lhasa

Destinations: Yangpachen Monastery to Papu village


 By horse back to Papu village, today we will go through the real grass land, and we will cross many pasture lands of Tibetan nomads living area, and can visit their tents or houses, especially can see how are their real life. Over night Camp.

Meals: Lunch

Day 08Lhasa

Destinations: Papu village to Dirang


By horse back tour to Dirang or near by, today we will go through the food of the famous holy Mt Nyenchen Thangla (7162m),and cross a high pass with 5450 M. Over night Camp.

Meals: Lunch

Day 09Lhasa

Destinations: Dirang-Tashi Dor island-Namtso Lake


By horse back trip to Tashi Dor island, today is last day by horse back tour, we will have a nice view of Namtso lake and Nyenchen Tanglha Mt, with typical view of Tibetan plateau pasture lands, and can taste real Changtang nomads life here. End the hard horse back tour in Tashi Dor. Over night Camp or guethouse.

Meals: Lunch

Day 10Lhasa

Destinations: Namtso Lake to Lhasa


Morning visit the Tashi Dor hermitage, hike aroud the island, then take the bus return to Lhasa. Over night hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Day 11Lhasa

Destinations: Sightseeing in Lhasa


Morning time will be spent in Dreung Monastery, the Drepung monastery was built in 1416, which belongs to be the biggest monastery among the six monasteries of the Gelukpa sect. Later,visit Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace.
In the afternoon, we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given.

Meals: Lunch

Day 12Lhasa

Destinations: Depart from Lhasa


After breakfast,drive to airport.

3Price Policy

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Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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