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Tibet: Roof of the World

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Journey Overview

Destinations: Beijing, Chengdu or Shanghai | Lhasa | Gyantse | Xigatse

Hotels: Waldorf Astoria Beijing, Ritz Carlton Chengdu or Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, Shangri-La Hotel, Gyantse Hotel, Qiamulangzong Hotel

Fly into China to obtain your visa before departing to discover the mysteries of the formerly forbidden kingdom of Tibet. In Lhasa, explore the fantastic Potala Palace and see the most precious sacred object in Tibet, the Sakyamuni Buddha in the Jokhang Temple. Embark on a spectacular drive through mountain passes to the cities of Gyantse and Xigatse where you will trace the story of Buddhism in Tibet at monasteries and temples. Return to Lhasa to visit the dramatic Drepung Monastery, nestled against a sheer cliff, as well as the beautiful Norbulingka, the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Journey Pace: Active & Challenging

  • Explore the magnificent Potala Palace in Lhasa
  • Wander through Lhasa’s vibrant, bustling Barkhor Bazaar
  • Experience the Tibetan plateau’s majestic landscapes
  • Discover the spectacular golden domes of the 15th-century Kumbum Monastery in Gyantse
  • Witness monks debate religion at the revered Sera Monastery
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Tour Details

Departure Information

  • Starts any day
  • January; April to December
  • 9 days from $5,245
  • Intra-Tour Air: $510
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