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Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour provided by Explore Tibet

Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour

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US$894.74
(Price varies by group size)
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2 adults
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Overview
Important Information
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
  • Private transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • Local Tibetan private guide
  • 5 nights of accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • One mobile phone for your group during the tour with a local SIM card (can only make calls within China but can receive international calls)
  • Lhasa guide booklet with information about restaurants, cafes, ATMs and hospital
  • First aid kit
  • Liability travel insurance
Exclusions
  • Chinese visa
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Fee for Tibet Group Visa, if required
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Additional Info
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for children 2 years old and younger
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • On this tour, you will travel to a demanding altitude of approximately 11,975 feet (3,650 meters) above sea level in Lhasa and up to 17,000 feet (5,180 meters) when you leave the city; it is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude, regardless of age, gender and fitness; it is highly recommended that you discuss this trip with your doctor prior to departure, and begin a regular exercise regimen in the weeks leading up to your trip
  • After booking, the local tour operator will send you a packing list and other general information to help you prepare for your trip. You may also request more information about tips and prevention methods for altitude sickness
  • Rest is available at any time throughout the tour if you find walking to be too strenuous due to the elevation
  • Be prepared for very cold weather; pack warm layers
  • In warm weather, please dress conservatively; shoulders and knees must be covered
  • There are no luggage restrictions for the trip, but Chinese domestic airlines only allow check in luggage of up to 44lbs (20kg) per person
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiration date and country are required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Tibet tours must be booked at least 25 days in advance; upon booking, clear copies of all travelers' passports and Chinese visas must immediately be sent to the local tour operator in order to apply for and obtain your Tibet travel permit in time for your tour
  • Please note that if your Chinese visa is not an 'L' tourist visa, then you need to provide supplementary letters from your sponsored organization; please contact the local operator for more detail
  • If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit that the local tour operator will send to your hotel in mainland China. Therefore, please provide your hotel details (name, address and contact numbers) and your hotel reservation number. If you are not staying at a hotel and have a connection flight to Tibet from mainland China, please provide detailed flight information so the local operator can arrange someone from the tour company to deliver your permit to you at the airport in China when you arrive
  • If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email
  • If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You don’t need to have a Chinese visa, but you do need a Tibet Group Visa (same as a Chinese visa) from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to the local tour operator after booking, the staff will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa. The Tibet Group Visa fee is not included in the tour price, so you will be asked to pay at the embassy. Please keep in mind that even if you have a Chinese visa, if you enter Tibet from Nepal, it is required that you have the Tibet Group Visa. Please be advised that when you apply for the Tibet Group Visa, the Chinese Embassy will cancel your current visa. You can only apply for the Tibet Group Visa through a local Nepalese agent, so this tour operator's local agent in Nepal will help you obtain it
  • Single room or double room accommodation will be chosen at checkout. If a group with an odd number of people chooses double room accommodation, one person will stay in a single room and the extra single room price will be included in the overall price of the tour
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Monica S wrote a review Dec 2019
74 contributions12 helpful votes
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The tour was very well arranged. Mr Tsela our tour guide had showed us so much around Tibet and sharing his knowledge about the culture and the people. He is very passionate about all his sharing on the place, culture, and history. Easy to understand and dwell into the whole
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour
Responded 6 Dec 2019
Dear Monica, Thanks for the review and for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best Regards Choephel Explore Tibet
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Twan van de Kerkhof wrote a review Aug 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions5 helpful votes
Tsela was our excellent guide, visiting Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse. He was extremely good in giving us a background of history and religion and also provided elaborate answers to a wide variety of questions.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Dear Twan, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best. With Best Regard, Choephel
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Handa wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thankyou especially for Dhala and Nyima for took care our family trip fot 5 days in tibet. You guys are so friendly and professional for guide, company and escorted us place to place safely. You two guys are the best that we grateful for to met in this tour trip. Best regards,
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour
Responded 16 Jun 2019
Dear Handarhdi, Thanks for the review and sharing your experiences in Tibet. Thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best! Best Regards, Choephel,
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tennyluk wrote a review Jun 2019
Jakarta1 contribution1 helpful vote
Thanks Dhala and Nyima for a wonderful trip in Lhasa and Shigatse. Great history and culture fullfilled our trip, unforgetable moment
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour
Responded 16 Jun 2019
Dear Tennyluk, Thanks for the review and sharing your experiences in Tibet. Thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best! Best Regards, Choephel,
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ilizw wrote a review May 2019
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
Everything about our experience with Explore Tibet exceeded our expectations. Our travel consultant Rex was helpful and responsive, and made the details of the preparation go smoothly. I cannot imagine a better guide than Migmar. She was attuned to our interests and needs,
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour
Responded 25 May 2019
Dear Ilizw, Thanks for the review and thank you for being with us. We wish you all the best ! Best Regards, Choephel
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lidia b
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Great tour
Tibet is beautiful, their people too. The guide and the driver were very kind and very nice people. I lost my camer
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Cindy R
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Oh my Goodness!
Explore Tibet really knows how to provide its guests an unforgettable exploration of life and culture in Tibet. Th
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GCosta
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Book with Explore Tibet
I would like to thank Explore Tiber for the organisation of our trip. We discussed it several months in advance. We
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neilyadig
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Unforgettable experience in Tibet
We did a customized 4-day tour with Explore Tibet during Golden Week in China and had an unforgettable experience.
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Clintonjackson77
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Excellent trip to Tibet + Dolma was A+!
1. EXPLORE TIBET GUIDE REVIEW: My guide was Dolma and she was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout my stay and
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437kelvinc
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Great tour guides, responsive management
My wife and I signed up for the 10 day EBC easier acclimatization tour in late August. Communication with their rep
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S1573HNnickh
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Well looked after, explored a lot, and certainly got my moneys worth.
This tour covered a fair amount. What was most worth while for me was the monasteries and temples and they were cov
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southolmst
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Amazing experience - 7 day private overland tour
Our guide Dhala and driver Ngawang made this tour an incredible experience. From pick up to drop off the Explore Ti
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inkworksak
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Overall a great trip
We did an 11-day private tour. Our guide Dolma and driver Amdo were awesome and we had a really spacious vehicle in
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MichaelJP22
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Very disappointing Company to deal with.
The Tour of Tibet was wonderful, however spoilt by A very disappointing company. Their attitude changed once the de
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CalebL204
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An AMAZING Tibetan experience!
A fantastic time in Tibet, what more to say! Amazing food, fascinating history, rich culture, and wonderfully hosp
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Olivia H
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Pacific Discovery
The tour around Tibet was so great. We learned so much and truly got a unique Tibetan experience. The guides and dr
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Devin P
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Super fun times
Thank you all for putting this together. Our trip was one full of adventure and fun. We learned vast amounts of loc
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Justin C
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Could have been a better experience!
Part of our itinerary was to visit an incense making factory but when we go there, we were told it was closed for t
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shelemenem
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Best Trip Of Your Life
Believe me when I say this will be the best trip of your life. I went to Tibet with zero expectations and was left
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
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