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Family Adventures in Tibet: On the Roof of the World

China, Asia

from $1,790* per person 7 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: WildChina 16 people max
  • Lhasa airport, china
  • Family & Friends trips
Always dreamt of exploring Tibet? Go on an adventure to the Tibetan Plateau with your family – explore Tibet’s holiest sights in Lhasa, including the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple; visit a local home and market in Shigatse; and camp under the stars on the Tibetan Plateau.

This journey specially designed for families offers an adventurous and interactive look at Tibet: you’ll sip yak butter tea with a local Tibetan family; witness monks debate sacred texts in one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most revered monasteries; and even print your own prayer flags. Join us on an unforgettable vacation as you embark on your dream trip to Tibet with your family.

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China, Asia

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Lhasa:
Arrive in Lhasa; afternoon is left free for acclimatization; welcome dinner.

Four Points by Sheraton (B, L, D)

Day 2 – The Holy of the Holiest (Lhasa):
Spend the morning at the Potala Palace; visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street; learn about Tibetan medicine from an expert at a Tibetan hospital.

Four Points by Sheraton (B, L, D)


Day 3 – Reflections on Buddhism: A Walk along a Sacred Pilgrimage Path (Lhasa):
Drive to and explore Pabongka Monastery; hike downhill to Chupsang Nunnery; walk to Sera Monastery, where we have a picnic lunch; depending on availability, make your own prayer flag at Sera’s printing center and witness monks debate age-old scripts in the courtyard.

Four Points by Sheraton (B, L, D)


Day 4 – Picnic Lunch on the Shores of a Holy Lake and Travels to Shigatse (Lhasa – Yamdrok Tso Lake – Shigatse):
Picnic lunch at holy Yamdrok Tso Lake; drive to Shigatse, by way of Gyantse and the Gyantse Monastery; arrive in Shigatse and rest at hotel.

Shigatse Hotel (B, L, D)


Day 5 – Sip Yak Butter Tea with a Local Family and Camping on the Roof of the World (Shigatse):

Morning prayers at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery; visit Shigatse local market; sip yak butter tea with a local family in their home; hike in surrounding area to Ngor village; dinner and relaxation time at our campsite, under the stars, on the Roof of the World.

Camping on the Tibetan Plateau (B, L, D)


Day 6 – Family Time (Shigatse – Lhasa):

Drive back directly to Lhasa; afternoon free to explore; Tibetan Farewell Dinner.

Four Points by Sheraton (B, L, D)


Day 7 - Depart Lhasa:
Depart Lhasa; journey ends.

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B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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