Soul of Tibet (trip)

Soul of Tibet

  • Lhasa Airport, China
  • Culture & Nature
Tibet, Asia

from $2,290* per person8 DaysYear-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: WildChina 12 people max
Tibet has long intrigued outsiders with its blend of spiritual mystique and natural beauty. Located in China's far west, it is a sacred land of stunning monasteries, monks in crimson colored robes and soaring white mountains.

On this classic journey, we visit sacred sites, including the resplendent Samye Monastery, believed to be Tibet's first monastery, and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded by the first Dalai Lama. Witness how Tibetan tradition plays a role in daily life while meeting a local medical expert and explore Tibet's natural scenery, including the turquoise waters of holy Yamdrok Tso Lake. An optional, post-trip extension to the Mt. Everest Base Camp allows for additional, stunning views.

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Tibet, Asia

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  • 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.


Day 1 - Arrive in Lhasa, Explore Tsedang:
Arrive at Gonggar Airport; visit Tsedang town; time permitting, visit Buddhas at Yumbu Lagan and explore Changzhu Monastery; overnight in Tsedang.

3-star Local Hotel (L, D)

Day 2 - Tsedang - Lhasa:
Visit Samye Monastery; drive to Lhasa; walk Barkhor Street pilgrimage route; overnight in Lhasa.

Tibetan-style Boutique Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Lhasa:
Visit Jokhang Temple; meet Tibetan medical expert at Tibetan hospital; overnight in Lhasa.

Tibetan-style Boutique Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Lhasa:
Visit Potala Palace; explore Drepung Monastery; visit artisan workshops at Dropenling Handicraft Development Center (local NGO); overnight in Lhasa.

Tibetan-style Boutique Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 5 - 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; overnight in Lhasa.

Tibetan-style Boutique Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Yamdrok Tso Lake - Shigatse:
Enjoy a picnic lunch at holy Yamdrok Tso Lake; visit Shigatse local market; walk pilgrimage route around Tashi Lhunpo Monastery; overnight in Shigatse.

Local Guesthouse (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Shigatse - Lhasa:
Morning prayers at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery; free time to explore; return to Lhasa; overnight in Lhasa.

Tibetan-style Boutique Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Depart Lhasa:
Transfer to Gonggar Airport; journey ends.

N/A (B)

Post-Trip Extension to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp (additional cost):

Day 7 - Shigatse - Sagya Monastery - Rongbuk Monastery:
Drive to and visit Sagya Monastery; drive to Rongbuk Monastery in Tingri; overnight at Rongbuk Monastery.

Rongbuk Monastery (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Rongbuk Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Shegar:
Stroll the grounds of Rongbuk Monastery; walk to and explore Everest Base Camp; drive to Shegar (New Tingri); overnight in Shegar.

Local 2-star Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Shegar - Kathmandu:
Drive (8-9 hours) from Shegar to Kathmandu, crossing the border between China and Nepal; please inquire with your WildChina travel consultant to plan specifics for your stay in Kathmandu.

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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