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Escape to Lhasa - China (5 days)

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Lhasa, China To Lhasa, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Escape to Lhasa - China (5 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lhasa, China
Shangri-La Lhasa/Four Points/ Breakfast

- Upon arriving at Lhasa Gonggar airport (LXA) and entering the arrival hall, your WildChina guide will meet you with your private vehicle and chauffeur ready to take you to your hotel

- Acclimatize to Lhasa’s 3,2000m elevation

- If energy permits, follow along the Barkhor pilgrimage route to see prayer wheels being spun, pilgrims prostrating, and hear sutras being chanted

Day 2
Lhasa, China
Shangri-La Lhasa/Four Points/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Visit the gilded Jokhang Temple, which attracts a large number of pilgrims due to it being considered the most sacred temple in Tibet

- Learn about Tibetan medicine, an ancient form of medicine based on Buddha’s teachings, by stopping by an old Tibetan pharmacy and visit anunnery in Barkhor

- Explore Potala Palace, Tibet’s defining religious landmark, a grand masterpiece of white, crimson and gold famed for being the former residence of the Dalai Lama

Day 3
Lhasa, China
Shangri-La Lhasa/Four Points/ Breakfast, Lunch

- Be greeted by the phrase “om mani padme hum” as you visit Pabongka Monastery

- Hike downhill to Chupzang Nunnery, surrounded by green fields and home to 80 red-robed nuns

- Enjoy lunch at Sera Monastery

- Depending on availability, make your own prayer flag at Sera’s printing center and witness monks animatedly debate Buddhist philosophy in the courtyard

- If interested, learn about thangka painting or visit local NGOs

Day 4
Lhasa, China
Shangri-La Lhasa/Four Points/ Breakfast, Lunch

- Visit Ganden Monastery (4,500m), the first Gelukpa religious center in Tibet which is tucked away on a mountain ridge

- Return to Lhasa and spend the rest of the day at your own leisure (we recommend browsing the bustling, multicolored handicraft stalls of Barkhor, where brightly colored beads hang alongside painstakingly crafted silver trinkets

Day 5
Lhasa, China
None Breakfast

- Enjoy the freshwater Yamdrok Tso Lake (4,488m), a holy lake of clear blue surrounded by softly rolling mountains

- Your WildChina guide and chauffeur will escort you to Lhasa Gonggar Airport and help you check in for your flight

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Description

Lhasa, the fabled ancient capital of the Tibetan kingdom, is the center of Tibetan Buddhism and home to a beautifully harsh landscape. Few cities in the world are as mythicized as this, one of the highest cities on Earth. Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture and spirituality on this four-day journey, which will see you visit temples, monasteries, and Tibet's stunningly fresh landscape. Lhasa is a mountainous wonder, a trove of temples and pilgrims. While no longer an untouched paradise as it has not managed to escape China's rapid modernization, Lhasa is still a must-see for those entranced by tales of Tibet.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

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By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer

WildChina Exceeds Erwin Family Expectations of China

By: Rhonda Erwin


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Rachel Dicker partnered with WildChina to plan our custom Chinese Adventure for our family of four (two boys ages 12 and 16). We experienced REAL China! We're a global family and we've never experienced the professionalism and attention-to-detail as we did from both Wild China (supervisor Kendra Tombolato) and Rachel Dicker Travel (owner Rachel Dicker). We particularly want to say that Joyce Ying (Shanghai), An Na (Beijing), Jessica Zhu (Xian), Dustin Zhang (Chengdu), James Lee (Guilin), and David Leung (Hong Kong) enhanced our trip each day with their warmth, humor, knowledge, and suggestions of off-the-beaten-path of things to see, do, buy and explore...things we would have never discovered on our own. Things we didn't necessarily plan for as well as fulfilling our requests of stuff we wanted to do. They are true GEMS in the sea of tour guides. We cannot say enough about how they made our trip and memories of China unforgettable.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

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By: China Yunnan 2018


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The guides were well educated, courteous, kind, thoughtful, and friendly. They were all knowledgeable about each area we visited. We could not have navigated this trip without the guides. Also, the trip was too vast and expansive to try and go it alone. Literally, we would never have gotten out of Beijing without the guide's help. Also, when the chair lift at the park stopped working, when our car over heated and when we needed a toilet, we were graciously helped! It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of the vacation. Many of the details were so well suited to our family- hiking, natural sites, luxurious lodges, delicious (and clean, safe) food and water, tea, religious monuments, and a spacious and comfortable van. We felt safe and well attended at all times.
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