Tibet Lhasa Cultural Tour - 8 Days

Tibet Lhasa Cultural Tour - 8 Days

Key Infomation

  • Duration:8 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationLhasa Gonggar Airport
  • Max Altitude5,560 m
  • ActivityCity Tour
  • Group Size1-20
Cultural Tour
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Tibet, often referred to as the "Roof of the World," is a land of mystique, spirituality, and unparalleled beauty. Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Tibet boasts a cultural heritage that is as rich as it is ancient. Embarking on a cultural tour of Tibet, with Lhasa as the gateway, offers travelers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the traditions, history, and spirituality of this enchanting land. 

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, serves as the perfect starting point for any cultural exploration of the region. Steeped in history and tradition, Lhasa is home to some of Tibet's most iconic landmarks, each bearing testament to the rich cultural tapestry of the land. From the majestic Potala Palace to the bustling Barkhor Street, Lhasa offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Tibetan culture.

While Lhasa offers a captivating introduction to Tibetan culture, the true essence of Tibet lies in its remote monasteries, ancient palaces, and pristine landscapes. Travelers indulge on a cultural tour of Tibet allows travelers to venture beyond the confines of the city and discover the hidden treasures that lie scattered across the Tibetan plateau.

Located in the serene countryside of the Yarlung Valley, Samye Monastery holds the distinction of being the first Buddhist monastery to be built in Tibet. Founded in the 8th century, this ancient monastery is steeped in legend and mythology, serving as the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism. With its unique architectural design and spiritual ambiance, Samye Monastery offers travelers a glimpse into Tibet's spiritual heritage and the enduring legacy of its Buddhist teachings.

Major Attractions of Tibet Pilgrimage Tour

Potala Palace

Perched majestically in the heart of Lhasa, the Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibetan spirituality and cultural heritage. As the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama, it holds immense religious significance for Tibetan Buddhists. The palace's towering structure, adorned with intricate artwork and golden roofs, showcases the finest examples of Tibetan architecture. Inside, visitors can explore a treasure trove of ancient artifacts, sacred relics, and priceless artworks, gaining insights into Tibet's rich cultural heritage and religious devotion.

Samye Monastery 

Founded in the 8th century as the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Samye Monastery marks the dawn of Buddhism's influence in the region. Its unique architectural design, blending Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan influences, reflects the synthesis of diverse Buddhist traditions. Pilgrims flock to Samye Monastery to seek blessings, receive teachings, and pay homage to the Buddha. The monastery's serene courtyards, prayer halls, and sacred relics offer pilgrims a sanctuary for spiritual contemplation and enlightenment.

Yumbulagang Palace

Situated atop a hill overlooking the Yarlung Valley, Yumbulagang Palace is revered as the legendary first palace in Tibetan history. Dating back over 2,000 years, it offers insights into Tibet's ancient past and royal lineage. The palace's ancient walls, towering watchtower, and panoramic views captivate visitors, making it a revered destination for pilgrims and history enthusiasts alike on the Tibet Pilgrimage Tour.

Highlights of Tibet Cultural Tour

  • Explore iconic sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa.
  • Visit Drepung Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Tibet.
  • Journey to the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Samye Monastery.
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of Yamdrok Lake and the Karola Glacier.
  • Immerse yourself in Tibetan Buddhist culture at Tashilhunpo Monastery.
  • Explore the ancient Yumbulagang Palace, regarded as the first palace in Tibetan history.
  • Engage in cultural immersion activities and interact with local communities.
  • Enjoy scenic drives through the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views.
  • Gain insights into Tibetan life and traditions through guided tours and experiences.
  • Experience the rich tapestry of Tibetan heritage, spirituality, and natural landscapes throughout the tour.

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This is our regular itinerary for the Tibet Lhasa Cultural Tour - 8 Days especially designed and prepared by our travel advisors. Footprint Adventure can organize the trip according to your needs and requirements as well. For the customization of trips, feel free to contact us

As you step onto the sacred land of Tibet, you are greeted with a warm welcome by our Local Tibetan guide, marking your extraordinary journey. After settling into your hotel, you will be encouraged to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude, preparing yourself for the adventures that lie ahead.

  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,650 m

The Lhasa  City Tour begins with visits to some of its most revered landmarks of Tibet. The majestic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands as a testament to Tibetan architecture and spirituality. Housing a myriad of rooms, shrines, and statues, the palace offers a glimpse into the rich history of Tibetan Buddhism. Adjacent to the palace lies the Jokhang Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site adorned with intricate architectural details. As you meander through Barkhor Street, you will be enveloped in the vibrant tapestry of Tibetan culture, encountering an array of handicrafts and religious artifacts. Ending the day at Lhasa.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,650 m

Departing from Lhasa, the journey leads to Tsedang, the cradle of Tibetan civilization. En route, you will be treated with the breathtaking scenery of the Yarlung Valley, a landscape steeped in myth and legend. The highlight of the day is the visit to the Samye Monastery, the oldest temple in Tibet, where the essence of Buddhist teachings permeates the air.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time10-11 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,580 m

In Tsedang, you delve deeper into Tibet's rich history and culture as you explore its ancient sites. Your first stop is the Yumbulagang Palace, an architectural marvel perched atop a hilltop, offering sweeping views of the valley below. As you wander through its ancient halls, you can't help but feel a sense of awe at the palace's storied past. Next, you visit the Trandruk Monastery, where legend has it that the monastery was built after a miraculous feat by King Songtsen Gampo. Surrounded by serene courtyards and ornate prayer halls, you feel a profound sense of peace and tranquility. Overnight at Tsedang.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,580 m

Continuing your journey through the rugged terrain of Tibet, you make your way towards Gyantse, a town steeped in history and tradition. En route, you are treated to breathtaking views of Yamdrok Lake, it's sapphire waters mirroring the deep blue sky above. Your journey takes you past the towering Karola Glacier, a magnificent natural wonder that leaves you in awe of Tibet's raw beauty.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,900 m

Arriving in Shigatse, you are greeted by the imposing silhouette of the Pelkor Chode Monastery, a testament to Tibet's enduring faith and resilience. Stepping inside its sacred halls, you are captivated by the intricate artwork and spiritual ambiance that permeates the monastery. As you explore its ancient corridors, you can't help but feel a deep sense of reverence for Tibet's rich cultural heritage.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time3-4 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,900 m

As your journey through Tibet draws to a close, you pay a visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the spiritual heart of Shigatse. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the monastery stands as a beacon of Tibetan Buddhism, its golden spires reaching towards the heavens. Reflecting on your travels, you feel a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity to experience Tibet's timeless beauty and wisdom.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,650 m

With a heavy heart, you bid farewell to the land of Tibet, its majestic mountains and ancient monasteries etched into your memory forever. 

Our representative will drop you off at the airport for your final Departure.

    What's Included

    • Airport pickup and drop off in a private vehicle.
    • 7 Night Twin sharing accommodations at a 3 star hotel. 
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trip.
    • All entry fees to the monuments, monasteries as per the itinerary.
    • A licensed tourist guide throughout the tour.
    • Salary, food and accommodation for the guide.
    • All ground transportations throughout the tour.
    • All government taxes, vats and tourist service charges.
    • Travel Insurance at high altitude evacuations
    • International Flight Tickets 
    • Tips for guides and drivers
    • Extra night accommodation than mentioned in inclusive
    • Personal Expenses ( Laundry, Internet, Phone calls, Bar Bills, etc.)
    • Anything which is not specifically mentioned in inclusive.

    Additional Info


    Accommodation options during the Tibet Cultural Tour vary depending on the itinerary and location. In major cities like Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, travelers typically stay in comfortable hotels with modern amenities such as ensuite bathrooms, heating, and Wi-Fi. 


    Transportation during the Tibet Cultural Tour is typically provided by private vehicles, such as SUVs or minibusses, depending on the size of your travel group. We provide experienced drivers to navigate the winding mountain roads and challenging terrain, ensuring safe and comfortable travel between destinations.

    Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common concern for travelers to Tibet due to its high elevation. Lhasa, the capital city, sits at an altitude of around 3,650 meters (12,000 feet), with many other destinations reaching even higher elevations.

    To mitigate the risk of altitude sickness, travelers should acclimatize gradually upon arrival in Tibet, allowing their bodies time to adjust to the thinner air. This may involve taking it easy for the first few days, avoiding strenuous activity, staying hydrated, and avoiding alcohol and caffeine.

    It's also advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before traveling to Tibet, especially for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or respiratory issues. In severe cases of altitude sickness, travelers may require supplemental oxygen or descent to lower altitudes for medical treatment.

    Internet Facilities

    Internet facilities in Tibet can vary depending on the location and infrastructure. In major cities like Lhasa, travelers can generally expect to find reliable internet access in hotels, cafes, and restaurants. However, internet speeds may be slower compared to other parts of the world, and access may be restricted in some areas.

    In more remote regions or during outdoor excursions, internet connectivity may be limited or unavailable. Travelers should be prepared for intermittent access to mobile networks and Wi-Fi, especially in rural areas or during treks into the mountains.

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