Perfect combination: Top sightseeing in Lhasa + 3-day cycling experience
Best-selected route: A once-in-a-life-time experience of cycling around the Holy Lake in Tibet
Worry-free service: Safe and comfortable all-inclusive package
Flexibility in the number of travelers: Travel groups or couples are all suitable
Day 1 Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa
The Jokhang Temple, which commemorates the marriage of Tang princess Wencheng to King Songtsen Gampo, earns the reputaiton as the first Buddhist temple in Tibet.
The Barkhor Street, Lhasa's old market, is full of vendors selling their wares. The smell of Yak butter is wafting in the air and hundreds of pilgrims are moving in a clockwise direction.
Day 3 Lhasa
The Norbulingkha is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
The Sera Monastery, one of the three most distinguished monasteries in Lhasa, is famous for its tantric teachings.
Day 4 Lhasa - Kambala Pass (by automobile) - Ghopa Village (by bicycle)
In the morning, take a car ride to the Kambala Pass (about 1.5 hours), from where you will have a bird's-eye view of the Yamdrok Tso and appreciate the intoxicating beauty of snow-capped mountains and lakes. As per the tradition of the Tibetan Buddhist, you could hang a large prayer on the top of the mountain, write your name and family names on it and prayer for a good life.
Then, jump on your bike and cycle along the lakeside via Daplung Village, and arrive at Ghopa Village.
Overnight in camp.
Day 5 Ghopa Village - Nyanpa Village (by bicycle)
Day 6 Nyanpa Village - Nakartse Town (by bicycle) - Lhasa (by automobile)
Today’s journey is relaxing and you will visit the Samding Monastery en route. Built in early 15th century, the Samding Monastery was an ancient monastery of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was the seat of Dorje Pakmo, the only female incarnation (tulku) in Tibet and the third-ranking incarnation after Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama.
Later, ride to the Nakartse Town and take a car ride back to Lhasa.
About Tibet Travel Permits:
1. All foreign travelers are required to have the Tibet Travel Permit (or Tibet Permit, Tibet Entry Permit) in hand before entering Tibet. The Tibet Travel Permit is issued by Tibet Administration to the authorized travel agencies, but not to individual travelers directly.
2. CITS handle Tibet Permit application for guests who booked Tibet tour package from us. Travelers can either take a tailored private tour or join in a group tour. The tour package should include services of tour guide, automobile, sightseeing & accommodation. Please be advised that we do NOT offer “permit-only” service.
3. The Tibet Permit needs to be applied at least 20 days prior to arrival in Tibet, so we suggest travelers send the tour inquiry at least 30 days in advance.
4. The general travel information (including tour dates, travelers’ personal information, destinations in Tibet…) will be attached to the Tibet Permit, so the travel itinerary could not be changed once the tour is confirmed.
5. All travelers can get Tibet Permit through an authorized travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
How to book a Tibet tour with Tibet Travel Permit:
Step1: Traveler sends a travel inquiry to CITS.
Step 2: CITS travel counselor sends you an itinerary and quote. We are pleased to make any changes as per your request before you are completely satisfied with the tour proposal.
Step 3: Book the tour and make the payment via bank transfer or PayPal. Payment needs to be received by us at least 20 days before your arrival.
Step 4: Send us the following document & information:
- A scanned copy of your passport (photo page);
- A scanned copy of your China visa (tourist visa);
- All travelers’ information including full names, gender, date of birth, passport number, nationality and occupation;
Step 5: Your travel counselors will confirm the tour and send you an email attached with the confirmation & voucher.
Step 6: When you leave for Lhasa you will need to show the original copy of the Tibet permit when checking in at the airport or railway station. The permit will be delivered to our local office in the departure city. You will need to pick it up from the local office. If you booked the land service at that city, our guide will pass the permit to you.
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese Lunch and dinner as listed
-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast in Lhasa
-- Essential equipments and service during your cycling journey (include tent, air mattress, luggage delivery and catering, and so on)
-- Tibet Travel Permit
-- Service charge & government taxes
-- Any flights with taxes
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa