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Tours > China Tour >  Tibet Festival

07 DAYS TIBET SHOTON FESTIVAL
Trip code: CN-TST7

 
 Join us for this unique opportunity to the roof of the world to celebrate the Tibetan "Shoton" Festival. "Shoton" means sour milk banquet and as Tibetan operas are performed and Buddha paintings are exhibited at this time, it is also called "Tibetan Opera Festival" or "Buddha Exhibition Festival." The traditional way of starting the Shoton Festival is to show Buddha paintings. The main contents include Tibetan operas and gala parties, as well as wonderful yak racing and horsemanship display. Besides immersing oneself in this festive celebration, we also spend much time touring the major sights in Lhasa and the surrounding.

Departure:10 - 16 Aug 2007 (Fri - Thu)
Number of people:Min 10, Max 15
Closing date:10 May 2008


Day 0110 AUG (FRI) ARRIVE LHASA
FlySingapore/ChengduCA 4040720/1140 (4h 20m)
Chengdu/LhasaCA 44471400/1605 (2h 05m)
9 AugHong Kong/ChengduKA 8241855/2125 (2h 30m)
Upon arrival in Chengdu, transfer to Jiayuan Hotel (5*, 10 m from the airport) for one night rest.
10 AugChengdu/LhasaCA 41121300/1505 (2h 05m)
FlyShanghai/ChengduCA 45200805/1130 (3h 25m)
ORBeijing/ChengduCA 14050855/1120 (2h 25m)
Connect Chengdu/LhasaCA 41121300/1505 (2h 05m)
Upon arrival in Lhasa, be met & drive about 1.5 hours to Lhasa town. Check into Lhasa hotel. At 3500m, it is advisable to take the rest of the day easily for better acclimatization. Have a leisurely 1 hour orientation drive around Lhasa city before dinner in the old city center.
(Dinner included)

Day 0211 AUG (SAT) LHASA
This morning, we tour Potala Palace - listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. It dominates the city of Lhasa and is perhaps the most famous landmark of Tibet. Afternoon, we cover Jokhang monastery - the "central cathedral", the Nunnery, which is the only one inside Lhasa city, Barkhor - the bustling market in the heart of old Lhasa with its narrow streets; Today’s lunch and dinner will be in local style restaurant near the Barkhor street.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 0312 AUG (SUN) LHASA
Today is one of the important days of the Shoton Festival. The painting of the Buddha will be revealed. Other than viewing the painting, we will also visit Drepung Monastery which used to be world’s largest monastery with a population of around 10,000 monks. In the afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery which is famous for its "Buddhism Scriptures Debating’.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 0413 AUG (MON) LHASA
This morning we visit the Lhasa Museum. After lunch, we will tour Norbulingka Palace - Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace; which is also the place to see the Tibet Drama held only in the Shoton Festival.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 0514 AUG (TUE) LHASA/GYANTSE
From this day, you’ll explore outside of Lhasa. In the morning, drive 110km to visit Yamdroktso - one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It’s winding road all up to the mountain, bumpy and somewhat thrilling. After pass over the Kambala pass of 5030m, the lake finally appears. Seen from the summit of Kambala pass, the lake is a fabulous shade of the turquoise. In the afternoon, you’ll go to Gyantse, visit the Kumbum Monastery there. Check into Gyantse hotel (best available in town)
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 0615 AUG (WED) GYANTSE/XIGAZE/LHASA
In the morning, you’ll continue the journey to Xigaze with about one and a half hours’ driving (95km). On the road miles away from Xigaze, you already can see the gold tops of Tashilunpo Monastery, shining in the sun. After visiting this magnificent monastery, you will go back to Lhasa along the Yarlong Tseangpo River, enjoy the great landscape en route. Upon arrival, check in Lhasa Hotel
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 0716 AUG (THU) DEPART LHASA
Free till your transfer to the airport for your flight back home via Chengdu.
FlyLhasa/ChengduCA 44021025/1215 (1h 50m)
Chengdu/Hong KongKA 8211405/1640 (2h 35m)


FlyLhasa/ChengduCA 41111605/1755 (1h 50m)
Connect Chengdu/SingaporeCA 4032000/0040+1 (4h 40m)
Connect Chengdu/ShanghaiCA 45191935/2155 (2h 20m)
Connect Chengdu/Beijing CA 41111900/2130 (2h 30m)
(Breakfast included)


PRICES PER PERSON:

Tour price per person Min 2pax

Ex Shanghai Ex Beijing

Shangbala  Hotel

   
Lhasa Hotel    

 
COST INCLUDES

  • Airfare as stated in the itinerary

  • Accommodation on twin/double share basis;

  • Luggage transfer between airport and hotel

  • Meals as stated;

  • All tours & transfers as stated;

  • Two bottles water per person per day.

  • Tibet Permit;

COST EXCLUDES

  • Airport taxes;

  • Visa;

  • Travel insurance;

  • Personal & other expenses not stated.

HOTEL DESCRIPTION

Lhasa Hotel: A 4-star hotel, the Lhasa Hotel is located in the Holy Land of Lhasa with an altitude of 3,600 meters. It occupies 7-floors and was recently renovated in 1999. The hotel has a range of restaurants that provide Sichuan, Western, Indian and Tibetan food.
Add: 1, Minzu Road, Lhasa 850001, Tibet
Tel: --86-891-6832221 86-891-6824110
Website: www.lhasahotel.com.cn

Shangbala Hotel: The foreign catering hotel Shangbala is located in downtown Lhasa, near Barkhore Bazaar, with the resplendent Jokhang Temple on the east and the world-renowned Potala Palace on the west. Hence, your ideal place to stay for excursion and sightseeing, also with easy access to all great attractions.
Add: No.1 Danjielin Rd, Lhasa, Tibet
Tel: (86-891) 6323888


 


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