A good option for travellers with little time, this tour – one of our most popular – takes advantage of the so-called ‘Friendship Highway’ between the two capital cities. Highlights en route are Sukya, the largest monastery in Tibet; Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city; Tashilungpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama; Shalu Monastery; Gyantse (Tibet’s ancient trading hub) and the beautiful Turquoise Lake, Yamdruk Tso, which is Tibet’s largest freshwater lake.
This tour is available all year round. Please note that the tour comes in two versions – a basic tour for those on a limited budget, or a more deluxe tour for those with a little more money to spend.
The budget tour involves travelling in larger groups with one guide with basic, sometimes dormitory style accommodation and economy class transportation.
The deluxe tour can be tailored to your individual requirements. The tour would follow the itinerary below, but includes better quality (usually three-star) hotels, a luxury standard Land Cruiser and a personal guide whose services will be available to you at all times throughout your trip. This kind of tour is recommended for individual travellers and small groups or families.
Whichever tour option you select, you are at liberty either to ask us to plan your onward trip from Lhasa – or to make your own independent travel arrangements.