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2-Day Side Trip to Shigatse

- Lhasa-Shigatse Tour
Tour Code:Lhasa12From:$210

Trip Highlights - Attractions Involved: Tashilhunpo Monastery, New Palace of Panchan. This Lhasa Shigatse Tour will show you the unique overland landscapes, the snow-covered mountains, plateau lakes, more and different monasteries and the chance to get close to the real people of Tibet. If you stay in Lhasa, you can only get a little taste of Tibet's majesty, charm and diversity. As the second largest city of Tibet, Shigatse is most famous as the seat of the Panchen Lama. 250 southwest of Lhasa, the city has a population of 90,000 with an area of 3700 square meters. Shigatse has an elevation of 3850 meters above sea level, bordering Nepal, Bhutan and India (Sikkim).
Tour Availability: All Year Round.          Tour Destinations: Lhasa, Shigatse.           Tour Duration: 2 Days.

Tour Itinerary: (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Day 01: Lhasa / Shigatse (D)
This afternoon, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Shigatse. After your arrival in Shigatse, you will be taken to the local best hotel for rest.
Hotel: Local Best
Day 02: Shigatse / Lhasa (B/L/D)
Today, you will visit Shigatse City, the second largest city in Tibet. You will first visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the six largest in Tibet. Next, you visit the New Palace of Panchan, built in 1447 by the Panchen Lama. Afterwards, you will be driven back to Lhasa.
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Attraction Description
Tashilhunpo Monastery, literally known as "Auspicious Sumeru Temple", is the largest temple in the town of Shigatse. The Tashilumpo Monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, and the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelug Tibetan Buddhism hierarchy after Dalai Lama. So lots of pilgrims travel to the Tashilumpo Monastery for a pilgrimage journey...
New Palace of Panchan stands south to the Tashihunpo Monastery, built by the Tenth Panchen Lama in 1954 as summer retreat. This magnificent palace houses many cultural relics and art treasure. Shigatse is not only well-known for the abode of Panchen Lama...

 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
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1 travelerUSD580
2 travelersUSD300
3-5 travelersUSD290
6-9 travelersUSD260
10 travelers & aboveUSD210

Service Inclusions

  • Entrance fees and lunch as listed
  • All transfers with private vehicle and guide
  • Travel permit for entering Tibet
  • Accident insurance

Service Exclusions

  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Hotel fare

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