6 Days Sacred path to "The Best Beautiful Home"

Lhasa is a charming city located 4,000 meters above sea level. There, bathed in a religious atmosphere, you can listen to your heart and find your true self with the locals. In Lhasa you’ll see the bluest sky and brightest sunshine in the world. You’ll experience prayer as local Tibetans sing melodious folksongs, while prayer flags dance with the wind. You can truly experience what the city has to offer. In the Tibetan language, the term ‘Shigatse’ means the most beautiful homeland, which is where you’ll see the majestic Yamdrok Lake. You can also go on a pilgrimage to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which hold a fascinating to visitors.

Trip Highlights

  • Ancient monasteries visit, sometimes with monks debate
  • Mesmerising alpine scenery
  • Admire Tibetan arts and culture

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Welcome to the roof of the world! Your guide will pick you up at the Lhasa airport upon your arrival. The rest of the day is free for you to adjust to the highland.

  • Hotels: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa, Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise
Potala PalacePotala Palace

Today is your first day of discovering the highland. We packed three attractions for the day requiring minimal physical effort. Sera Monastery is one of Lhasa’s three largest monasteries and is the place where Buddhist maters preach. There are thousands of sculptures of Buddha, some of which are from India. The various vivid murals will tell you a story about Tibetan Buddhism. Monks debate is a unique style of learning Buddhist knowledge. It is held every day and makes visiting Sera Monastery more interesting. Lunch is later arranged in a local fine restaurant after which a visit to Norbulinka will be made. Norbulinka is a place to go to appreciate Tibetan-style gardens. It has a history of more than 200 years. It is presently built as a botanic garden made up of precious flowers and plants only found there and several historical architectures. Tibet Museum is located southeast of Norbulinka. You can learn about Tibetan history from more than one thousand historical relics, including sculptures of Buddha, Thangka, Tibetan musical instruments, and unique Tibetan handcrafts. Make sure your well rested in preparation for tomorrow’s physical activities.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
A monk painting thangkaA monk painting thangka

Today starts with the visiting most popular site in Lhasa called Potala Palace. It is a castle-like complex built in traditional Tibetan style. There are many precious treasures in this palace, including Buddhist items and invaluable historical materials written in Tibetan language. The palace is representative of Tibetan architecture and has become a symbol of Tibet. After lunch at a local restaurant, a visit to Barkhor Street will take place. Barkhor Street is a circumambulation road surrounding Jokhang Temple and an area of traditional Tibetan dwellings. Try not to be surprised by the locals you come across. There are numerous stalls selling Tibetan handcrafts. Take a look and bargain for your favorites.

Jokhang Temple has a history of more than 1,300 years. The existing temple was built in more than 1,200 years ago. Hence the architecture there is a great highlight. The exquisite carvings and Buddha sculptures should not be missed.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Barkhor StreetBarkhor Street

Let’s get outside of Lhasa to explore highlights in Shigatse. Shigatse is about 6 hours from Lhasa. Halfway on the trip you will stop to admire Lake Yamdrok. It is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and has a tranquil beauty. You can take a walk next to the lake and sense the power of nature. A picnic lunch is arranged by the Lake. You’ll continue riding to Palkor Chode, which is a monastery combined with Sakya, Kadam, and Gelug schools. You’ll stay at the best hotel in Shigatse for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Yamdrok LakeYamdrok Lake

The main attraction of Shigatse is the Tashilhunpo Monastery. It is the largest in the area and one of six Shamanism monasteries in China. The most magnificent architecture in the Monastery is the big Maitreya Hall and Panchen Lama Stupa Hall. Built on the mountain, there is a Knutsford to unfold giant Buddha’s portrait on every Buddhist festival. On the right side of the Monastery you can find a small hospital where you can see how locals get medical treatment. Lunch will be provided after which you’ll be escorted back to Lhasa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Tashilhunpo MonasteryTashilhunpo Monastery

Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transport you to the airport for your next destination.

  • Meals: Breakfast,

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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