As there are the direct flight from Beijing to Lhasa and after the successful operation of Trans Himalayan Railway, all the trips to Tibet are easily accessible from most of the famous destinations of mainland China like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Xinning. The itinerary will be as below.
Day 1: Arrival in Beijing / Shanghai / Xian / Chengdu / Xinning
Day 2: Arrival in Lhasa
You will be greeted by your Tibetan tour guide and drive two hours to Lhasa City. Check into your hotel. and take the rest of the day necessary to adjust the high altitude.
Day 3: Sightseeing around Lhasa
After breakfast, you will begin your exploration to this Holy City. Visit the Potala Palace, where the Dalai Lama used to preside. In the afternoon, visit the Jokhang Temple, which is located at the very center of the Lhasa city. Later you can stroll along the Barkore Street where Tibetan shops present Tibetan medicines, hand-made crafts, etc.
Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today's sightseeing includes the Tsepung Monastery, one of the biggest in Tibet. Then you can visit a nearby Tibetan Carpet Factory. In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Temple, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
Day 5: Lhasa - Gyantse
After breakfast, your adventure begins. Today, you will driven on unpaved mountain road to Gyantse. Gyantse is a famous Tibetan town in the south west of Tibet. Along the way, you will have opportunity to visit the Yomdrok Lake, one of the Holy Lakes in Tibet. After a picnic lunch, you will continue onto Gyantse in the late afternoon. Check into hotel. Clean up and take a rest.
Day 6: Gyantse - Shigatse
Morning will be Gyantse visiting. Gyantse is famous for its Kumbum Monastery and the ruins of Zhongshan. The murals in Kumbu Monastery is regarded as the world art treasure.
Day 7: Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
The second largest city in Tibet, well known for its unique Western Tibetan customs and culture. Visit the Tshilunpo Monastery, which is the residence of Banchan Lama. It hosts the world largest bronze statue, which is built in 1904 for Qianba Buddha. For the rest of the day, you will visit the New Palace of the Banchan Lama and the local market.
Day 8: Depart to your next destination.