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Budget China Tour - 8 Days Shanghai Lhasa Shigatse Group Tour with Hotel

Price From: US $1,363

Tour Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: 7 nights in well selected hotel (2 persons share one room with daily breakfasts)
Day 1 ~ Day 2 - Shanghai (Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, People's Square, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi)
Day 3 ~ Day 5 - Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery)
Day 6 - Shigatse (Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso Lakes, Karo-la Glacier, Kubum Monastery)
Day 7 ~ Day 8 - Lhasa (Tashilunpo Monastery)
Tour Guide Language: English
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union

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Arrival at Shanghai

On your arrival at Shanghai, pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Free for the rest of the day on your own.

Shanghai – Lhasa by Train (B, L)
Shanghai – Lhasa by Train (B, L)

1. Pick you up from the hotel then transfer you to visit the representative tourist attractions including Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, People's Square, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum and Xintiandi.
2. After the day trip, transfer you to the train station to take soft sleeper night train to Lhasa.
- Yu Garden: First built during Ming Dynasty, now popular as a famous classical garden in south China.
- Jade Buddha Temple: Most famous Buddhist temple in town with authentic architectural style of the Song Dynasty.
- The Bund: A symbol of Shanghai where situated dozens of historical buildings and commercial buildings.
- People's Square: A large public square in downtown covering an area about 140,000 square meters, adjacent to Nanjing Road.
- Shanghai Museum: A museum of ancient Chinese art with a collection over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics.
- Xintiandi: An entertainment district of Shanghai in a modern setting filled with restaurant, malls and cafes.


On your arrival in Lhasa, pick you up from the train station to the hotel. Stay overnight at Lhasa.

Lhasa (B, D)
Lhasa (B, D)

1. Pick you up from hotel then transfer you to visit famous Potala Palace. Enjoy authentic architecture of the palace.
2. In the afternoon, visit the holiest temple in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, and at Barkhor Street, the most famous commercial street in Tibet. Buy some Tibetan traditional or religious things as well as enjoy local Tibet people life style.
3. After the whole day tour, transfer you back to hotel. Stay overnight at Lhasa.
- Potala Palace: As the world cultural heritage list by UNESCO, it is the highlight of Tibet and was the palace of Dalai Lama with nearly 10,000 rooms.
- Jokhang Temple: As the earliest wood-masonry structure in Tibet, it has a collection of cultural relics dating back to the Tang Dynasty.
- Barkhor Street: An ancient circular street with strong Tibetan flavor and a route where pilgrims holding prayer wheel walk clockwise.

Lhasa (B)
Lhasa (B)

1. Pick you up from hotel then visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery. If lucky, we may even come across Sera Monastery Monks debiting which was held in the courtyard around 3:00 pm-5:30pm in the afternoon.
2. After the tour, transfer you back to hotel and stay overnight at Lhasa.
- Drepung Monastery: Five kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa, it is considered one of the "Three Great Monasteries" in Tibet.
- Sera Monastery: Dedicated to the Gelugpa Sect, it is a branch of Tibetan Buddhism and famous for debates on Buddhist doctrines.

Lhasa, Yamdrotso Lake, Gyangtse, Shigatse (B)
Lhasa, Yamdrotso Lake, Gyangtse, Shigatse (B)

1. Today, from Lhasa we will move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, where spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama.
2. Along the journey, passing by a green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, Karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m.
3. In Gyangtse, Kumbum Monastery is also a famous monastery which could not be missed.
4. After the tour, stay overnight at Shigatse. 
- Yamdrotso Lake: One of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the world highest fresh water lake.
- Kumbum Monastery: Birthplace of the great religious reformer Tsongkhapa, one of the "Six Great Tibetan Monasteries".

Shigatse to Lhasa (B)
Shigatse to Lhasa (B)

1. Before back to Lhasa from Shigatse, transfer you to visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the largest Monastery in west Tibet.
2. After the sightseeing in Tashilunpo Monastery, transfer you back to the hotel in Lhasa and stay overnight in Lhasa.
- Tashilunpo Monastery: One of the oldest and largest Gelug sect monasteries in Tibet, houses plenty of treasured sutra and cultural relics.

Departure from Lhasa

Pick you up from hotel on departure time and then transfer you to the airport. See you off.

Price List for This Tour (US$ per person)
Tour Price/Tour Departure
April-June, Oct-Nov
1~2 persons
Above 3 persons
Single Room Supplement

Price including:  
1. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel;
2. Pick-up and drop-off from airport;
3. Entrance fees for sightseeing;
4. Air-conditioned bus with driver; 
5. Group English-speaking tour guide;
6. Meals as listed in itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
7. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary;
8. Domestic flight ticket from Beijing to Lhasa.
9. Tibet Travel Documents.
10. Tourists personal accident insurance.
11. Hada, oxygen, water.
12. 2 souvenir shops will be visit each day about 45 minutes.

Price excluding:
1. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
2. Any meals which are not specified in tour itinerary;
3. Single Room Supplement;
4. Fee of cable car on Badaling Great Wall;
5. Tips to the driver and the guide;
6. Personal Expenses


Please Note:
1. Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days. You could choose any hotel on our website and tell us, we will give you a price of this tour with the hotel you want.


Customers Feedback about This Tour

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Pierluca D'Addetta -- 2018-04-16 15:36:41

By far the most amazing trip I ever did while I was in China! The itinerary was great and very well organized too and I had a chance to take in so many fun sights in Shanghai and Lhasa.

To be honest, the trips I did in Shanghai were not as great as those I did in Lhasa. There was too much noise in the city wherever I went and the traffic was terrible too. The trip to Lhasa was so much better though and it was as isolated as it could be and filled with awe-inspiring experiences.

Overall, the excursion to Lhasa was fantastic and I did enjoy it to its fullest!

David Frecman -- 2018-04-13 11:19:10

During this 8 days tour in China, we travelled Shanghai and Tibet. My unexpected experience happened in Lhasa and Shigatse. We did see different beauty and charm of China there. Tibet culture which was sacred and unique, very peaceful and seems like we were not in China! It was a great and memorable experience I swear! Really suitable tour for you who looking for adventure thing!

Christian Tjen -- 2018-03-24 14:13:28

This is really an impressive travel experience in my life. Tibet, the pure and mystery land brought me very different feeling for my second China tour. Potala Palace and other monasteries show me the breathtaking scenery and the rich culture of China. It is highly recommended tour and destination for regular visitors.