Tibet Tour with Tsedang and Samya Monastery

Tibet Tour with Tsedang and Samya Monastery

$1600 per person
Trip Facts

Trip Level: Easy

Trips Starts At: Kathmandu, Nepal

Maximum Altitude: 3540 meters / 11,500 feet

Activity: Cultural Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 6 Days

Trips Ends At: Kathmandu, Nepal

Country: Nepal, Tibet

Best Season for Travel: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

There are no other places in the world like Tibet, it’s naturally stunning, and it’s culturally rich. Buddhism abounds here, making Tibet the most spiritual destination on earth for religious tourism. Every year, thousands of tourists throughout the world flock to Tibet in order to achieve inner peace and heal their mind and soul through spirituality.

Taking you on a spiritual journey to the Buddhist cultural center of Lhasa, the Fly in Fly Out Tibet Tour lets you explore the ancient culture, tradition, lifestyle, art, and artifacts of the Buddhist culture. Lhasa is the place where the legacy of Buddhism history is still being preserved. As we embark on this exploration journey, we will immerse you in Tibet’s rich culture and natural beauty, which is accentuated by breathtaking Himalayan views and allows you to come face to face with the true essence of spirituality as you wander through various Buddhist monasteries, old cities, palaces, and beautiful valleys for 6 days and 5 nights.

The 5 Nights 6 Days Tibet Tour Itinerary is designed such that you get to embrace all the best things of ancient Tibetan Culture. All and all, 5 Nights and 6 Days Tibet Tour is the perfect holiday for people to come with their families and indulge in the spirituality of Tibet.

Below is a sample plan, but we are happy to work with you on whatever you desire, according to your interests, time and budget. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary based on your preference.

Trip Highlights
  • Visit the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 17th century by the 3rd and 5th Dalai Lama.
  • Visit the second largest monastery in Tibet, Gelugpa Monastery. Built by disciples of Tsongpas, this monastery is located in the northern suburbs of Lhasa.
  • visit Yumbulakang Monastery and Trandruk Monaster
  • Exploration tour around Jokhang temple.
  • Take a stroll down Barkhor Street to see the arts, crafts, and souvenirs of the area.
  • Scenic flight to and from Tibet
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu - Lhasa - Potala Palace - Tsedang – Samye Monastery - Lhasa – Kathmandu
  • Included
    Tibet Tour with Tsedang and Samya Monastery
Day 01: Fly to Gongkar Airport and drive to Lhasa. Over Night Hotel (BB)
A Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660 Meters)
The day before the tour, we will meet at your hotel to discuss the trip. During this session we will also introduce you to our tour leader. Take advantage of this moment and ask all your questions regarding the Tibet tour.   In the morning, we will wake up early to prepare for our transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport to catch the flight to Tibet. A Guest Relationship Officer from our company will accompany you to the airport. He will provide you with all the details of the Tibet tour, and hand you over the documents we prepared for the tour in advance. Once you leave the Tribhuvan International Airport you will have an amazing view of the Himalayas in the North, green hills between them, and the plain Terai. This will be a very mesmerizing experience that you will remember forever. Flying across the southern Himalaya range appreciating and praising nature, you will arrive at the Gongar Airport in Tibet. When you arrive at the airport, our Tibetan tour guide will meet you there. We will ride the Jeep for 2 hours to get to Lhasa, the spiritual capital of Tibet. We advise you to take the day off and rest due to the altitude. Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 02: Sightseeing of Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Market. Over Night at Hotel (BB)
A guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Market
Taking our first tour of Lhasa today. We'll gather in the lobby of the hotel early in the morning for breakfast. Having finished breakfast you will embark on an exploration of the city of Lhasa, where you will visit some monasteries and many historical sites. Commencing on our exploration tour, we will be visiting Sera Monastery. Built in the late 15th century, this monastery is one of the highly preserved monasteries in Tibet. Within the white walls and golden roof of this monastery, hundreds of Buddhist monks study Tibetan Buddhis. It is a utopia for those people who want to witness the buddhis tradition and culture from up-close. After exploring for an hour or two around the vicinity of Sera Monastery, we will take a break to fill our belly. This will enable us to prepare for our next destination i.e. Norbulingka. This monastery is widely known as the summer palace of the Dalai Lama all around Tibet. We will also be visiting one of the most sacred shrines of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple. This temple is surrounded by the narrow-cobbled street known as Barkor Street where you can find Tibetan art and artifacts. Various souvenir shops are also available, so don’t forget to pick some up for your friends and family back home. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 03: Sightseeing of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery. Over Night at Hotel (BB)
Sightseeing of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery
Today is yet another significant day of our 4-day Tibet Exploration tour. As we awaken to the sounds of Buddhist prayers, we will make our way to the Potala Palace. Built-in between the 5th and 6th centuries, this palace is a spectacular ancient site that will leave you in awe. This is known as the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, which symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism. The palace we see now was constructed in the 17th century. Following our visit to the Potala Palace, the crown jewel of Lhasa, we will move on to another historically significant site, the Drepung Monastery. Constructed in the 14th century, this monastery was considered to be one of the largest monasteries in the world, as it holds over 10,000 Buddhist monks. However, in the present day, the number has decreased considerably, but the area is still considered to be the place that survived the cultural revolution largely unscathed. Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 04: Scenic Drive to Tsedang & Explore Yumbulakang Monastery and Trandruk Monastery. Overnight at Hotel (BB)
Drive to Tsedang and Explore Yumbulakang Monastery and Trandruk
Waking up early in the morning, we will have our breakfast at the hotel we are starting and then prepare for our hour-long journey to the Tsedang. As we embark on the Journey towards Tsedang, we will be enjoying the scenic views of valleys and mountains along the way. Passing through small Tibetan settlements, greenery, we arrive at the Tsedang.   Sitting at the south of Gangdise and Nyainqentage mountains, Tsedang is the cradle of Tibetan civilization. You can explore the ancient temples and beautiful landscapes here, encompassing the earliest palaces to the largest tombs of Tibetan kings, the rolling snow-capped mountains to the beautiful holy lakes, etc. We will take time exploring around the Tsedang monastery. We will also be exploring Yumbulakang and Trandruk Monastery. At Trandruk monastery you will see a Thangka masterpiece. The thangkas is highlighted with 29,026 pearls which is truly amazing. Overnight at the Hotel. (Breakfast Included)
Day 05: Explore Samye Monastery and Drive Back to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel (BB)
Explore Samye Monastery
Having the breakfast in the morning, with a picturesque view of Tsedang, we will prepare for another stunning journey to Samye Monastery. Samye Monastery is one of the first true Buddhist monastery built in 8th century. It’s the monastery that carries the legacy of Tibetan Buddhism. And hence it is one of the most important monasteries of Tibetan Buddhist. We will take time exploring this historic jewel for some time praising its beauty and historic significance. Meditating in the spirituality flowing in the air of Samye Monastery, we will head back to Lhasa for overnight stay. Overnight at hotel.  
Day 06: Drive to Airport for flight to Kathmandu.
Drive to Airport for flight to Kathmandu
Since it is our last day in Tibet, we will gaze around Lhasa for the last time and bid farewell to this spiritual valley. Our representative will transfer you from Lhasa to Gonga Airport for your return flight to Kathmandu. There are several activities you can do if you have more time, such as Jungle Safari in Chitwan, Rafting at Bhote Koshi, Paragliding at Pokhara, or sightseeing by bicycle.

Equipment’s Lists

Apart from the things you use every day, there are no special equipment requirements for the tour. With an easy to moderate level of difficulty, all you need are simple and comfortable clothes that fit the month of the year in which you are travelling. Alternatively, if you are willing to be more cautious about the trip, then the list of equipment below will give you a general idea of what personal belongings you need for an enjoyable trip. It is entirely your decision whether or not to include any of the personal belongings listed below in your luggage.   All heavy equipment, such as suitcases and luggage, is carried by the vehicle during a tour. During the tour, make sure to keep all your valuables, including money, cameras, and water bottles, in your day-pack.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase
  • Daypack
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears (only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e. January, February and December)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e., January, February and December. (optional)
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if you are travelling in cold season i.e. January, February and December).
  • T-shirts
  • Rain coat and waterproof fabric if you are travelling in a rainy season.
  • 1 pair cotton paints (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair short.
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
  • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair sandal (Optional).
  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer
  • 2 bandanas.

Fixed Departure Dates

Small Groups
There is no fixed departure date for the 3 Night 4-day Tibet Exploration Tour. This exploratory tour is organized only by your request. Prices and discounts vary depending on the size and number of days of the tour. The greater the number of travelers, the greater the discount. The group discount rate table is as follows. In addition to group tours, we also offer bespoke and tailored tour packages designed specifically for you, your family and friends.  
Group size price per person
1-1 7777
2-4 7777
5-8 7777
9-12 7777
Above 12 7777
  Note: 12 is the highest number of groups subjected to maximum discount. If your group have higher number please contact us for more discounted price.  
Private Tour
Discover the true essence of the tour at your own pace with a Private Journey. Having a private tour allows you to tour with your family and friends on your own schedule. Our commitment to confidentiality is part of our commitment to our client's needs for privacy. As a matter of fact, Golden Tibet Tours organizes private journeys as well. If you are interested in a private tour, please select the dates below and fill out the form.    
Customized Tailored Tour
You are the focus of Custom Designed Tours. It's your vacation, your time, and your desired destination, and all we do is guide you to make your vacation more enjoyable and memorable. The resources and experience we offer are tailored to meet your individual needs. Please complete our tailor-made request form to talk about your plans or ask a travel consultant for some suggestions.
Services Included
Pick Up and Drop off from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to your hotel on private vehicle.
Twin sharing accommodations in a standard Nepal hotel on a Bed and Breakfast basis, as per the itinerary.
Twin sharing accommodations in a two-star hotel in Lhasa.
All Airfare and airport taxes of Kathmandu- Lhasa – Kathmandu Flights.
An experienced and government certified English speaking Tibetan tour guide in Tibet.
All food, accommodation and basic salary of our ground staffs on Tibet.
Required number of ground staffs, helpers and drivers at Tibet.
Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa and monastery entry fees.
Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
Services Excluded
International Airfare as well as the airport departure tax.
Travel insurance and emergency rescue and emergency fees.
Nepal Entry Visa - You can easily obtain a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. (A 15-day multiple entry tourist visa can be obtained for USD 30 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, a 30-day and 90-day multiple entry tourist visa can be obtained for USD 50 and 125 respectively. Bring two passport photos.).
Any ground or air travel expenses not included in the itinerary.
Wi-Fi, Internet and telephones bills or phone calls unless it is free.
Lunch and Dinner in your entire trip.
Personal expenses like alcohol or any refreshment items.
Your personal clothing and equipment’s. For detailed information for the required equipment’s and documents please go through the equipment tab.
Tips and gratuities for trekking staffs, tour leaders, porters and driver. (Tips are expected.)  
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