6 Days Lhasa - Shigaste Group Tour

Lhasa-Shigatse Group Tour

Tour Type: Group Tour

Tour Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights

Best Time: April to October

Price: 600 USD Per Person

Overview of Lhasa-Shigatse Group Tour

On this trip, we will start out with sightseeing tours in and around Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet; we will have opportunities to visit the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, and Drepung and Sera monasteries. We will then travel overland through charming landscapes far and beyond the Lhasa valley. For example, the Yamdrok lake and the Karo La glacier, outside Lhasa valley, will take your breath away. Besides, the Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the Kubum Chorten in Gyantse are two must-see sights on our way to the final destination, Shigatse, which is the capital seat of Tsang province of Tibet and home to the largest Buddhist monastery of Tashi Lhunpo in the said province.

In Addition, You will be able to experiences an up close for the traditional lifestyle of the Local Tibetans.

We will arrange for you visits to a typical farmers’ village or a nomad tent, and ensure that you have plenty of time at your own disposal to see and feel what it is like to be eating in local Tibetan restaurants and have an afternoon or morning tea in local tea-shops. A visit to Tibetan traditional handicraft centre will be also arranged during the tour to see and learn the extraordinary array of authentic Tibetan traditional and contemporary works of crafts and arts.

Tour Map of Lhasa-Shigatse Group Tour

6 days Lhasa shigaste tour map

Detailed Itinerary of Lhasa-Shigatse Group Tour
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
  • AM: Arrive in Lhasa & Acclimatization
  • PM: Self-paced exploration around the Bakhor street
Day 2: Around Lhasa Elevation 3590m
  • Visit Jokhang Temple.  The temple is the Holiest of all the temples in Tibet. Entire city of Lhasa was found around it.
  • Visit the Potala Palace, an iconic Buddhist building as well as a World Heritage Site
  • Continue to explore around old quarters of the town
Day 3: In and Around Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
  • Visit the Monastery complex of the Drepung Monastery.
  • Sera Monastery, one of the “Great three” Buddhist monasteries noted for their Buddhist dialectic debate session usually held in the afternoons
  • Stroll around the surrounding old quarters
Day 4: Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier-Gyantse – Shigatse Distance 355 kms Elevation 3,840m
  • Depart Lhasa early in the morning, all day overland drive, transiting through:
  • Yamdrok Lake – a beautiful fresh water lake
  • Karo La Pass – an amazing alpine view of the holy Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier in the backdrop
  • Arrive in Gyantse, a small, but prominent town in Tibet
  • Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery, and the Gyantse Kumbum – a 32 Metres (105 ft) high structure, a nine-tier building with 108 gates
  • Drive a short distance to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet
  • Overnight stop in Shigatse
Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa Distance 260 kms Elevation 3590 meters
  • Tour around Tashi Lhunpo, to witness the largest gilded statue of Future Buddha in Tibet – indeed a historic and culturally important Buddhist monastery
  • Take a gentle stroll around the local market
  • Leave Shigatse and return to Lhasa
  • Check in hotel and rest
Day 6 Depart Lhasa
  • Transfer to Lhasa airport or train station
  • Depart Lhasa for your next journey
Good to Know about Lhasa-Shigatse Group Tour
Best Time of Visit

The package journey from Lhasa to Shigatse can be done anytime from mid-April through to late October. We can arrange this journey for groups of two to ten people. Discounts available for groups of 3 or more person. For more specific information, please contact us on our email at tibetuniversaltours@hotmail.com

Price includes:
  • All accommodations (based on double occupancy; single room supplement available)
  • Breakfast in Tibet (only)
  • All ground transportation in Tibet (Ranging from Mini Van to Mini Bus depending on group size)
  • All entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tibet travel permits (All)
  • Local Tibetan guide fees (English Speaking)
  • Free shuttle bus Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour.
  • Train tickets from Shigatse to Lhasa on day 5.
  • Oxygen and first aid Kit in the car
  • Lodging and meals for drivers and Guide
Price excludes:
  • Passport, Chinese Visa fees
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • International airfare to Lhasa, Tibet
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Insurance (travel, medical, etc)
  • Souvenirs or personal items such as laundry, excess baggage fees, snacks, alcohol drinks
  • Photography fees inside temples and monasteries
  • Gratuities to the Tibetan guide and driver
Travel Gear:

Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.


You will be staying in comfortable and pleasant boutique or highly-rated 3 Star Tibetan-owned hotels throughout this tour.


Participants must be in good health and physical fit. You will do a fair amount of walking each day, although no trekking or hiking is required. 

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Responsible Tourism

Tibet Universal Tours and Travel puts great importance on the promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism practices. It incorporated into our day to day base tour service performances. So, we always strive to ensure that our tour service delivery will have a maximum quality. Furthermore, we also strive to the minimum level of negative social, economic, environmental and cultural impacts. Following outlined points are some of our representative measures undertaking in our routine job performances. In addition, these thoughts to be essential for a sustainable touristic development in Tibet. 

Social Responsibility:

Whenever and wherever possible, we extend charitable support to disadvantaged groups in remote Tibetan villages. For instance, utilizing the certain percentage of our annual company income we engage in social works. Therefore, we purchase and distribute warm winter clothes for children from rural Tibetan primary schools. As a result, they can keep them warm and happy during cold winter.

Moreover, we believe that every person deserves access to quality healthcare. So, we extend our help on medical expenses to those serious patients who are from remote and rural Tibetan villages. Because they cannot afford to pay their medical treatment when the treatment costs go beyond the local medical insurance coverage.

Economy Responsibility:

In support of contributing to the local economy and we give the local population a central role in the touristic economic development of their own territory.  Therefore, we always strive to ensure that the economic benefits of tourism should go for local communities. So, poverty alleviation by generating financial benefits for both local people and private industries. For instance, we always use locally owned ground transportation and accommodation (i.e. hotels, lodges, and guesthouses). Furthermore, we also recommend local eateries, restaurants, and stores to our guests.

In addition, we are an indigenous local Tibetan travel agency based in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. 100% of our travel company employees are staffed and escorted by professional local Tibetans including local tour guides and drivers.  So, this has created employment and job security opportunities for many educated and inspired Tibetans.

Environment Responsibility:

Tibetan Buddhist reality is profoundly ecological, and Buddhism itself is an ecological religion. It powerfully expresses human identification with nature. Buddhists believe that all things, including humans, exist by their interrelationship with all other parts of nature. Therefore, thinking of one's self as isolated from the rest of nature is being unrealistic.

Respect for life and the natural world

Giving the facts that Tibetans love and respect for life and the natural world. Therefore, to minimize the environmental impact created by tourists, we follow environment-friendly policies. So, we maintain the size of tour groups to have minimal impact on flora and fauna in an area. The necessary carbon emissions that we generate by our footprints of travel to the tour destinations cannot be overlooked. Therefore, we regularly actively participate in carbon reduction or offset activities such as tree planting. Our tour guides, drivers, and logistics staff are aware of waste management. Moreover, we advised them to dispose of all rubbish generated by themselves responsibly and recycle wherever feasible.

Other Safegurds for the Environment friendly tourism

Make the best use of the winter tourist low season, we deliver training workshops on environmental protection. Moreover, the training also includes the preservation and first aid training. So, we arrange it for all our company management staff, tour guides, and drivers in order to increase their knowledge. As a result, they can understand the importance of environmental protection and ecotourism.

Request to Visitors:
    • Be considerate of the communities and environment you visit.
    • Don’t litter, try to carry your own shopping bag to avoid plastic garbage problem. Many Tibetan local villages do not have environmentally sound garbage disposal systems. Therefore, pack garbage out to a larger town where there is a facility.
    • Try to avoid excessive use of plastic bottles. Travelers are requested to bring a reusable water bottle. In addition, we will arrange and supply your drinking water in a bigger container.
    • Reduce energy consumption. Unplug your mobile phone charger, turn off the lights
    More Requests
    • Conserve water. Take shorter showers.

    • Always ask before taking photographs. So, if someone says no, respect their wishes.
    • Educate yourself about the place you are visiting and the people.
    • Respect cultural differences. Moreover, learn from it! People in different places do things differently. So, don’t try to change them. And, enjoy them.
    • Support the local economy. Therefore, buy locally made souvenirs, eat at local restaurants. Furthermore, enjoy the local culture.
    • Support responsible tourism organizations. Because those travel operators who publicly are aiming to make tourism more responsible.

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