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5 Days Tibet Lhasa No Shopping Tour (Tour code: TB501)
Themes:History, nature, minorities
Destinations: Lhasa
From: $1400
Day 01
Destination Lhasa
Activities You arrive in Lhasa, 3680 meters above sea level, and meet with your private English-speaking guide and driver. It is important to rest well on your first day in Lhasa to get acclimatized. After arrival your guide will take you to your hotel for check in. The hotel is centrally located with lots to see and do just outside the door.
Attractions Tibet's nature
Meals None
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 02
Destination Lhasa
Activities Today's activities include a visit to the absolutely incredible Potala Palace. With more than 1000 rooms this jaw-dropping building is a landmark of Lhasa. Later you continue to central Barkhor Square where pilgrims walk around the most important temple in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, which you will also visit. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.
Attractions Potala Palace, Barkhor Square, Jokhang Temple
Meals Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 03
Destination Lhasa
Activities Just outside Lhasa lies two important temples which you will visit today. The first, Dreprung, is large and sprawling with much to see. The second, Sera, is known for its good Buddhist schools, and here you will have a chance to see the monks debate the teachings of ancient scripture in the courtyard. In the afternoon you return to your hotel and rest.
Attractions Dreprung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Meals Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation 4* hotel
Day 04
Destination Lhasa
Activities Day tour to visit Ganden Temple, then back to hotel and rest. Ganden Monastery, also known as Gaden Monastery, is one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet, together with the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery. Located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse county, Ganden Monastery was built in the seventh year of the Yongle Reign (1409) during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Ganden Temple

Meals Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation Not incl.
Day 05
Destination Lhasa - Shanghai
Activities Your flight back to Shanghai leaves around noon. Until then you are free to explore, and when it is time your guide will pick you up and assist with check in and departure formalities.


Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Not incl.
Price information

Please contact us for group price

2-3 person private tour from: $1800/person

4-5 person private tour from: $1520/person

6 person private tour from: $1400/person

Luxury upgrade: available

Price including

1 flight Lhasa/Shanghai (please inquire about prices for flights from other cities)

Tibet Travel Permit

Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing as in proposal

All ground transportation in car/van/bus as in proposal

All entrance tickets as listed in itinerary

Meals and accommodation as listed

Travel agency responsibility insurance

All government taxes

Guaranteed no shopping stops

Price not including

Transportation from departure point to Lhasa (please inquire about flight/train options)

Personal expenses

Tips for guides and drivers

Anything not listed in itinerary

Important tour information

Luxury Upgrade Policy:

A luxury upgrade option is available with many of our tours. In accordance with our quality benchmark, upgrade options are divided into four categories: 1. Available - upgrade possible at all destinations in tour itinerary. 2. Partially available - upgrade not possible at one or more destnations in tour itinerary. 3. Not recommended - available or partially available, but not recommended (see Hotel Policy). 4. Not available - luxury upgrades are not possible on many of our trademark specialty tours to remote or developing regions. These tours are deeply genuine and authentic.

Our Hotel Policy:

Keeping our guests' comfort in mind, we prefer to stay in a 2* or 3* hotel in or close to the attraction, rather than a 4* or 5* hotel much further away. Genuine China Tours' all-encompassing hotel policy is that we will never pick a hotel only because of its price. All our partner hotels must live up to a strict quality test that includes: 1. Geographical location - the location of our chosen hotel is of great importance, both in large cities, where traffic congestion can play a vital role in the handling of the tour, and also on tours to remote villages, where the right choice of village or hotel can mean a world of difference to the tour. 2. Quality of hotel - including room size and cleanliness, quality of breakfast, ease of getting in/out and more. 3. Local environment - local environment should include local sights (when possible), be in the vicinity of local markets/night markets (if any) and have access to shops and convenience stores (if any). 4. Design and layout of hotel - we prefer hotels with history and atmosphere, especially if these have relevance with the sight(s) at the destination. 5. Value for money - any hotel must pass requirements 1-3 and 5. If a hotel passes all five requirements it becomes a Priority Hotel.

Also important:

1. Please perform a thorough health check before traveling. If your health is not good enough please refrain from traveling. Most major tourist destinations in China have good health care services, but on tours to remote or high altitude destinations you should make sure your health allows you to travel to these destinations. Genuine China Tours will bear no responsibility in case of any accident, relapse or discomfort.

2. Disabled persons should be accompanied by by their own aid instruments or an accompanying person. Genuine China Tours cannot provide aid instruments.

3. While traveling please adhere to instructions from your guide and stay clear of any dangers and/or annoyances.

4. Genuine China Tours reserves the right to refuse participation on a tour if the traveler is deemed unfit to participate or will be a nuisance to other travelers.

5. On tours to remote areas or high altitude areas accommodation and restaurants may not be up to standart. You should be prepared for this if choosing a tour to these areas.

6. Please make sure to bring items that may be necessary, like windproof jacket, umbrella, sun screen (sun lotion), health related articles, items of personal nature etc.

7. On speciality tours to remote regions, Tibetan areas and mountainous regions Genuine China Tours will bear no responsibility if tour itinerary is changed due to government policies, weather or any other influencing factors outside GCTs control.

Genuine China Tours is an officially registered travel agency operating under the laws of the People’s Republic of China. Guests are required to follow rules and regulations set forth by existing laws of the country, including behavior respectful of local customs and manners. Tour designs and quotations may not be used in connection with other travel agencies. Genuine China Tours cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience caused by weather, traffic, government policies or other situations outside GCTs control.