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Tibet by M2adventure

Lhasa & Tibet Culture

6 days

“Dream trip to explore Tibet 
& Tibetan cultures”
Where: Tibet. Lhasa major sites, Yamdrok Lake & Shigatse
Type: Sightseeing, no hiking
Dates: Every Friday or private on-demand


🏜 Lhasa - You will visit all of Lhasa major sites (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, and Sera monastery)


🏞 Yamdrok Lake - It is a freshwater lake in Tibet, also one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.


💮Shigatse - Drive to Shigatse. It sits in the plain at the confluence of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu Rivers, where Tibet's most fertile land is to be found. 

Don’t worry, we take care of all the paperwork for the Tibet permit!

(Please note that we are currently not habilitated to apply for diplomatic and service passport / visa holders) 

✈️ In general, under the covid uncertainty, we would like to remind everyone to book flight tickets that are fully refundable or with a low cancellation fee as we do not cover these any under circumstances. 



Meeting Point and Drop-off Point:  Lhasa, Tibet.


Day 1- Arrive in Lhasa (3600m)

Arrive in Lhasa. Enjoy free airport pickup at 10h, 13h30, and 17h. If you don't want to wait or your flight arrives after the last shuttle you can take a taxi (taxi fee not included).


After the hotel check-in, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude. If you feel like going out, you can walk to Potala Square and get amazing photos of the Potala Palace and its surroundings.


Stay overnight in Lhasa (4* hotel)

Day 2- Visit Lhasa. Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple

Visit Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. We will have the chance to see the Stupas Tombs of the past Dalai Lamas.


Visit Jokhang templewhich was founded in the 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside we can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni (most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism). Walk around Barkhor street where we can kora (circling the Barkor street) locals and watch pilgrims making prostration.


A welcome dinner will be arranged in a local restaurant for the group.


Stay overnight in Lhasa (4* hotel)

Day 3- Visit Lhasa, Drepung & Sera monastery (3600m)

Today, we will drive (1.5h) to a nearby Tibetan village where we will spend the day. 🌟

You will be welcomed by a local Tibetan family and be fully immersed in their simple daily life. 


Depending on the time and your interests, you can feed the yaks or sheep, milk the cow, try weaving, help the family to cook local food or snack... It is fascinating to see how people live their life in small Tibetan village. If you feel like it, you can also try some Tibetan specialties such as zanba (a kind of dough made with roasted highland barley flour and yak butter with water), sweet tea or butter tea. 


In the afternoon, we will drive back to Lhasa where we will stay for the night.


Stay overnight in Lhasa (4* hotel).

Day 4- Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse 370km. Yamdrok Lake & Karola Glacier

In the morning, we will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. 


On the way, we are driving over the Gampala pass (4790m), and stop to have a glimpse of Yamdrok lake (4400m). In the distance, you can have a spectacular view of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), and later on of theKorola Glacier.


You will then arrive in Gyantse and visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the view of Gyangtse Fortress. 


After one and a half hours of driving, you will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second-largest city in Tibet.


Stay overnight in Shigatse (4* hotel)

Day 5- Shigatse to Lhasa 270km. Tashilunpo Monastery

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. There, you can see the well-preserved largest statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world.


Then we will go back to Lhasa either by drive (6 hours) or by train.


Stay overnight in Lhasa (4* hotel)

Day 6- Depart from Lhasa

Today, you may leave Lhasa at any convenient time. 


Note that the free airport drop-off is scheduled at 06h30, 08h, and 12h (time of departure from the hotel). If you don't want to wait or your flight leaves after the last shuttle you can take a taxi (fees not included).


Back home sweet home, head full of wonderful memories!


April, May: 5200rmb

        > single room: +850rmb

 June: 5500rmb

        > single room: +900rmb

 July, Aug: 5800rmb

        > single room: +1050rmb

 Sept 1 to 18: 5500rmb

        > single room: +900rmb

 Sept 19 to Oct 10: 5800rmb

        > single room: +1050rmb

 Oct 11 to 31: 5200rmb

        > single room: +850rmb

 Nov, Dec: 5000rmb

        > single room: +800rmb

Deposit: 2000RMB

Balance: to be paid 7 days before departure

- Accepted payment methods: Alipay, Wechat, or Bank transfer.

Departure dates:


  • Every Sunday or private trips available (contact M2adventure for quotation)

  • April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 29 30 > 5200¥

  • May: 7, 14, 21, 28 > 5200¥

  • June: 4, 11, 18, 25 > 5500¥

  • July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 > 5800¥

  • August: 6, 13, 20, 27 > 5800¥

  • September: 3, 10, 17 ✨ 24 > 5500¥ ✨ 5800¥

  • October: 1, 8 ✨ 15, 22, 29 > 5800¥ ✨ 5200¥

  • November: 5, 12, 19, 26 > 5000¥

  • December: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 > 5000¥

Cost Details:

Included in the price:

  • Documents: Tibet travel permit

  • Airport pickup and dropoff on given time (Airport Pick-up Schedule: 10:00, 13:30, 17:00; Airport Drop-off Schedule: 06:30, 08:00, 12:00)

  • Transportation: comfortable Tourist Vehicle

  • ​Guide: English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

  • Accommodation: 5 nights in 4* hotels, shared room for 2 persons

  • Meals:

    • Breakfasts x5 (day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    • Dinner x1 (usually on day 2)

  • Entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary

  • Oxygen: Oxygen bottle provided during the tour if necessary


*Price is based on shared room occupancy, please let us know your sharing preferences upon signing up. If you’re a solo traveler or don’t have another person to share the room with, M2adventure will do it's best to help find a roommate whenever possible but if no one is available to share, please note that you will have to take the single room supplement (see price below). Thank you for your understanding.​

Not Included:

  • Flight or train to and out of Tibet;

  • Meals not mentioned in “included” (~30-100rmb/per meal)

  • Tips to tour guide and driver

  • Single Room Supplement (if needed)

  • Fapiao/invoice: 6% fee (if needed)

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation fee

- Between booking and 15 days prior to departure: 250rmb 

- Between 14 and 5 days prior to departure: 2000rmb

- Between 4 and 1 day prior to departure: 50% of the price

- On departure day or no-show: 100% of the price


Cancellation Policy

If the weather is terrible and represents a risk to people's safety, or if there is any government restriction we would cancel the trip and refund the deposit. Note that we are NOT responsible for flight cancellation fees. This would need to be dealt with by the airline company directly. 


⚠️ Important notes:

- There is often a level of uncertainty in Tibet, regulations have a tendency to change fast. 

- For the flights, we recommend buying fully refundable flights/trains (or a very low cancellation fee) or waiting until you get the permit. Note that we do not cover any flight/train cancellation fees.

- If the permit is not approved or if there are some changes of regulations from the government and the trip cannot happen, the trip prepayment will be fully refunded (we do not cover flights/train ticket cancellation fees).


All forms of outdoor recreation (including hiking) have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities.

By participating in M2adventure's hike, you acknowledge and accept the responsibility for making your own determinations as to the suitability of the activity and for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and agree to participate solely at your own risk.

M2adventure, its organizer & hike leaders will not be held responsible for any loss or injury which you may sustain as a result of your participation in any of these activities.

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