2008 Tibet Experience:12 day Tibet & China Tour

2008 Tibet Experience - 12 days

Hang prayer flags outside a monastery whilst taking in the incomparable beauty of Tibet.

Hang your prayer flags on a tree outside a quiet monastery and feel completely absorbed by the incomparable beauty of Tibet.

This spectacular journey into Tibet will introduce you to the region's highlights and complex history as you get to know the people who call this beautiful rugged landscape home. Snowcapped mountains, deep valleys, azure skies, gushing rivers, turquoise lakes and rolling plateaus set the scene for your journey into China's most stunningly picturesque region. Your journey starts and ends in the Sichuan Province capital of Chengdu, gateway to Tibet and home to spicy cuisine, bustling teahouses and the world-famous Giant Panda.

Chengdu, Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse, Gyantse, Tsedang.

Trip grading: ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with above-average levels of fitness and mobility. Prepare for some long road journeys, plenty of walking and climbing of stairs, and coping with the effects of high altitude (over 4,000 metres above sea level).

What's included: 11 nights hotel accommodation, flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, Tibetan travel permit, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader based on a minimum of seven travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, and breakfast daily.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15 

     

Not Ready to go Home Yet?: For a surreal experience in China’s most beautiful nature reserves, check out our 3-day ‘Sichuan Alpine Explorer.’ You will explore the region’s limestone mountains, clear turquoise pools and evergreen forests.

Ask our Travellers: "Tibet was incredible – all I could have wanted and more. I can’t thank our tour leader enough; she was excellent, and the local guides brilliant. It really was the journey of a lifetime." S. Lee - UK

Tip's for your Holiday: During your free evening in Lhasa, visit one of the cafés around Barkhor Square to sample some delicious local Tibetan specialties or a Nepalese curry.

Responsible Travel: The people of Tibet face issues and challenges that are unique in China; we call in to a local family’s home in Lhasa for tea so you can discuss their views and traditions personally.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

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    Itinerary

    • Days 1 to 2      - Chengdu 
    • Days 3 to 6      - Lhasa 
    • Day 7                - Yamdrok Lake & Shigatse
    • Days 8 to 10    - Gyantse & Tsedang
    • Days 11 to 12  - Chengdu