Multi-Day Tour | Private

Soul of Tibet - China (8 days)


Lhasa, China To Lhasa, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018


Day 1
Lhasa, China
Shangri-La/Kyichu Lunch, Dinner

- Upon arriving at Gonggar Airport, your WildChina guide will meet you in the arrival hall with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to take you to your hotel for check-in

- Spend the day at your leisure acclimatizing to the high elevations (3,200m to be exact) or depending on energy levels, 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/Kyichu Hotel 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

- Visit a lively nunnery in Barkhor- Make your way along the Barkhor Street pilgrimage route- 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/Kyichu Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Be greeted by the phrase “om mani padme hum” as you visit the lesser-known Pabongka Monastery - Hike downhill to Chupsang Nunnery, surrounded by green fields and home to 80 red-robed nuns

- Explore Sera Monastery, one of Tibet’s top university monasteries- 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
Gyantse, China
Yamdrok Tso, China
Lhasa, China
Local Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Drive to Gyantse (270km), following the shores of the holy Yamdrok Lake (4,488m), surrounded on all sides by snowy peaks

- Pass through high passes (above 5,000m) in the Nyochen Kansang Mountains

- Arrive in Gyantse (3,950m)

Day 5
Shigatse, China
Gyantse, China
Local Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Visit Palkhor Monastery and the famous Kumbum Stupa, built over eight levels housing 75 chapels adorned with murals revered by art scholars around the world

- Afterwards, drive to Shigatse  (90km)

- Admire the massive complex of golden roofed buildings and traditional white walls that is Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama (the second highest ranked Lama)

- If time permits, walk along the pilgrimage route

Day 6
Lhasa, China
Shigatse, China
Shangri-La/Kyichu Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Spend the morning at your own leisure and visit local markets- Your WildChina team will take you back to Lhasa- Upon arriving at Lhasa, check into your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your own


Day 7
Lhasa, China
None Breakfast

- Your WildChina guide and chauffeur will escort you to Gonggar Airport in your private vehicle and see you on your flight

Day 8
Lhasa, China
Local 2-star Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Shigatse - Sagya Monastery – Shegar

- Continue your journey west

- Visit Sagya Monastery, the chief seat of Sagya Tibetan Buddhism

- Transfer to Shegar


Shegar - Everest Base Camp – Shegar

- Early in the morning, drive to Rongbuk Monastery and enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas- Hike to the Everest Base Camp, directly below the shadow of the legendary Mount Everest- After your hike, rest during your drive back to Shegar (New Tingri)

(Special excursion day with 7 hours driving)(For the more adventurous, stay overnight at Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse)


Shegar – Shigatse - Lhasa

- Make your way back to Lhasa where your WildChina Guide will help you catch your departure flight.

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Travel through softly rolling mountains, freshwater lakes, and gilded temples to the very soul of Tibet on this weeklong journey. Tibet has long held a magical allure for outsiders with its blend of spiritual mystique and natural beauty. Located in China's far west, Tibet is a sacred land of monasteries, crimson-robed monks and soaring white mountains. Experience how Tibetan Buddhism permeates nearly every aspect of life in this region by stopping by university monasteries, an old Tibetan pharmacy, and golden roofed temples.

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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

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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