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zJourney Into Tibet

5 days

5 Day Private Tour

Private Touring Discoveries

+ Discover the mountain landscapes of Tibet as you journey to Yamdrok Lake and through mountain passes to behold the Karola Glacier.
+ Spend time with a local family and learn how their daily life has been shaped by Tibet’s deep spiritual traditions and the spectacular mountains which they call home.
+ Experience two ancient cultural ceremonies as you hang your own Prayer Flag in a mountain pass and join residents as they perform Kora, an ancient rite of walking and prayer.

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Welcome to Lhasa, Tibet

Shangri-La - Lhasa, Tibet

On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure so that you can relax and acclimate to the altitude.


After breakfast, your private car, driver and guide will be waiting to take you on a full day exploration of Lhasa’s highlights. Your sightseeing begins with a tour of the Potala Palace c, the magnificent former residence of the Dali Lama. Visit the beautiful Jokhang Temple, a colorful 4-story timber structure topped with gold, and explore the lively Barkhor Market. By special arrangement, you’ll watch a spirited debate among the resident monks at the Sera Monastery – a fascinating look into Tibet’s enduring Buddhist traditions.  Meals B+L+D


Into the Himalayas to Shigatze

Qomo Langzong Hotel - Shigatse, Tibet

After breakfast, depart your hotel and journey with your private car, driver and guide into the mountains outside of town to marvel at Lake Yamdrok Yumtso. Set at an elevation of 14,500 feet, this enchanting body of water is one of three holy Tibetan Lakes. Spending time with a local family here in the Himalayas offers genuine insight into their daily life and enduring ways. Continue your journey and pause at a mountain pass to add your own personal Prayer Flag to the many colorful ones fluttering in the breeze. This ancient Tibetan tradition is a chance for you to offer prayers and thanks to your loved ones.

Then visit Sang Ding Monastery and behold the impressive Karola Glacier. Continue through spectacular Himalayan mountain passes to Gyangtze where you’ll visit the town’s Old Tower and a local monastery. Your journey ends at the comfortable and modern Qomo Langzong Hotel in the important mountain town of Shigatse.  Meals B+L+D


Tashilhunpo Monastery… Then back to Lhasa

Shangri-La - Lhasa, Tibet

After breakfast, your private tour showcases the 600 year-old Tashilhunpo Monastery, a magnificent golden-roofed architectural achievement. Then watch (or join!) local residents as they perform Kora, an ancient Buddhist walking ritual of circumnavigation and prayer. A scenic afternoon drive through enchanting mountain landscapes brings you back to the Shangri-La Hotel in time for dinner and a free evening. Meals B+L+D


Depart Lhasa

Your journey with us ends today. Meals B 

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Ask about international air service, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

Extra nights are available before or after your tour.


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Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Take advantage of our Family & Friends offer and Save $100 per person anytime you book 4 or more people on the same A+R program.