Tibet Tour Package from Singapore

For most of the foreigner tourists,  Tibet Travel is the journey of a lifetime which provides them a chance to avoid the overcrowded metropolis and seek for freedom in an open space to explore the new culture.

Singapore
Singapore

Singapore is a country that has a large number of overseas Chinese. Therefore a large quantity of Singaporean travel to Tibet China to dig deep into the unique Chineses culture and take in the spectacular scenery. It is very convenient to take a Tibet tour package from Singapore through the mainland of China including Chengdu, Beijing, and Shanghai. Taking a Tibet tour package from Singapore is much easier than that from other countries. Because for Singaporeans, they can enjoy the visa-free entry to China for short periods which makes it easier to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip to the land at the roof of the world.

How to Get to Tibet from Singapore?
There are multiple ways to travel from Singapore to Tibet.

First of all, you should take flights to mainland China or Kathmandu, Nepal. Then transfer from those places to Tibet because there is no direct flight to Tibet from Singapore. When arriving at Kathmandu, Nepal or the other cities of China, you have two available ways to get to Tibet. flying to Tibet is the quickest way and comfortable way while it is not good for adopting the high altitude. Another way is traveling to Tibet by train which will afford you amazing views of the landscape as it passes along the world’s highest railroad, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Here are the main routes to take a Tibet tour Package from Singapore.

Singapore to Lhasa via Chengdu

Chengdu
Chengdu

The Flights from Singapore Changi Airport to Chengdu Shuagliu International Airport operates several times a day and cost about US$850 for a direct flight. There are also some connecting flights to Chengdu which will through Hong Kong and reduce the cost of the flight to under US$500.

Tibet train tour from Chengdu costs $112 for a hard sleeper berth and $177 for a soft sleeper berth and takes around 44 hours covering over 3,360 kilometers. For such a long distance, you are suggested to buy a soft sleeper berth.

Singapore to Lhasa via Beijing/Shanghai

Taking flights from Singapore to either Shanghai or Beijing takes about six hours and costs almost US$1,500. There are multiple flights to Tibet from Beijing and Shanghai every day. And Both the Beijing Tibet train and Shanghai train follow the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Beijing-Lhasa trains take around 41 hours and Shanghai-Lhasa trains take almost 48 hours.

Singapore to Lhasa via Kathmandu

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Taking a Tibet Tour from Singapore via Kathmandu, Nepal is also a good choice for you because it is the only country that has direct flights to Tibet. Tourists can take direct flights to Nepal and then connect to Lhasa. The flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu takes about 2 hours and can cost around US$280 per person. In addition, if you wanna explore the stunning scenery both in Nepal and Tibet, you can travel to Tibet from Kathmandu by road.

The Best Tibet Tour Package

As one of the most popular Tibet tours, this 8 days tour to explore Mount Everest, the world highest mountain will take you to visit the holy city Lhasa, the historical and religious region of Gyantse and Shigatse.

Amazing sunrise of Mt. Everest

We will spend at least two days in Lhasa to appreciate its prominent historical and religious sites like the breathtaking Potala Palace, divine Jokhang Temple, as well as the expansive Drepung and Sera monasteries. Then making our way to the Himalayan region. On the way, we will visit the holy Yamdrok lake, spectacular Gyantse Khubum stupa, and breathtaking Karo la glaciers. These sites will repeatedly stir you with astonishment and appreciation and will keep the trip memorable throughout our eight-day excursion. After seeing the gorgeous golden face of the sun as it reflects off of Mount Everest, we will trek into Nepal and descend steeply into the valley of Mustang Tsangpo.

Lhasa Tour

Jokhang Temple

DAY 01 – 03. Our colleagues will greet at the airport/train station and drive you to the hotel in Lhasa. In the following couple of days, we have thoughtfully arranged few but worthy visit to some world heritages and sites of Tibetan Buddhists along acclimation. You will have plenty of time to walk shoulder to shoulder with devoted local pilgrims in the bustling Bakhor street. And we are going to visit the Drepung and Sera monastery next morning. Actually, these days are flexible and easy to do on your own exploration around the town and hang around the Barkhor street during your leisure. In addition, we do arrange special experiences of a short visit to typical Tibetan village family or receive rarely scared blessings from high lamas with local pilgrims per client’s interest.

Head to Shigatse

DAY 04 – 05. After a couple of days acclimation, you dare to drive over the Gampa la pass and Karo la pass to Gyantse and Shigatse in the western Tibetan plateau. When climbing up the Gampa la(4900m) through numbers of switch-backs, you will be surprised by the breathtaking view of the holy Lake Yamdrok and snow-capped Mt.Nyenchen Kangsar. Then continue to Gyantse and Shigatse. Both Gyantse and Shigatse are well known for its historical and religious value since from ancient time.

Explore Everest Base Camp

8-day Everest tour

DAY 06 – 07. To prevent against the altitude sickness, we gradually ascend into the mountainous Himalayan terrain by traversing few remarkable passes, you will have the first panorama of the Himalayans from the ridge of Gyatso la pass (5400m), numbers of snow-capped peaks appearing out from the rest like warriors among the soldiers. After that, we approach the world highest peak-Mt. Everest with an altitude of 8844.4m. The picturesque view of the Young Everest appears right in front of you within the Rongbuk valley. Spending a night at the foot of the world tallest mountain and catch a short hike for 6 km from the tent guesthouse community to the EBC marker is a challenging but memorable experience. And EBC is the most popular campsite for mountaineers, especially in March and April, the area is dotted with different colors of mountaineering camps. Our farewell to the mighty peak responded by its striking view in golden color under the morning sunshine, then we retrace the road back to Lhasa.
Day 8 Departure

4-day Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

As one of the leading travel agencies in Tibet, we offer competitive Tibet group tour packages for solo or budget travelers. If you are the first time to visit Tibet, Lhasa should be the beginning stop of your dreaming Tibet tour. Not only because it’s the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, but also because it has rich tourism resources both in nature and culture. Thus, we hand-picked the 4-day itinerary for foreigners to explore Lhasa deeply, of course, with an affordable price compared with Tibet private tour.

 

Tour Type: Budget Group Tour

Tour Route: Lhasa Sightseeing

Tour Season: All year round

Tour Price: USD450 +

 

Jokhang Temple

 

Day 1. First arrival day in Lhasa

No matter you get to Lhasa by air or by train, our experienced Tibetan guide will pick you up from the Gongga Airport or the train station. It takes about one and a half hour to arrive at the hotel from the airport while only 20 minutes from the train station. Normally, the iconic blue sky of Tibet will greet you after you step onto the earth of Lhasa. The hotel we arrange is near the famous Barkhor street, which is the busiest and oldest market in Lhasa. Although we suggest you have a rest in the hotel to acclimatize to the high-altitude change, you can wander around if you could not help going out.

 

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3*/4*

 

Day 2. Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Today you will start to discover the secrets of this old city. After having breakfast in the hotel, you will go to visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

Both of them are famous Gelupa Tibetan Buddist monasteries. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tibet. Sera Monastery is very beautiful as the monks planted many wild roses in the monastery. Besides, the most interesting part is the monk’s debate in the afternoon every day except for Sunday.

We will provide a welcome dinner tonight. You can taste the traditional Tibetan food and beverage while enjoying a cozy time with your fellow travelers.

Monks’ debate in Sera Monastery

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3*/4*

 

Day 3. Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Here come the big highlights of a Lhasa tour today! Firstly, you will pay a visit to the world-famous Potala Palace, which is the landmark construction of Tibet, as well as the winter palace of Dalai Lama.

Then you will go to Jokhang Temple, which has the same age as Lhasa city – over 1300 years. You can see how the devout Buddhists do a religious kora around Jokhang Temple.

In the evening, it’s time for shopping at Barkhor Street, where there are many distinctive shops sells Tibetan handicrafts. You can buy some souvenirs for your family and friends.

 

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3*/4*

A devout Buddhist

Day 4. Departure from Lhasa

Your Lhasa tour ends today. But the beauty of Lhasa will never end. It welcomes all the guests from all over the world. If your flight or train is in the afternoon, you still have time to appreciate Lhasa city in the morning. Our staff will send you off to the airport or the train station for departure. Hope to see you in Tibet next time!

8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour 2

In my last post, I have written the first four days of the most classic Tibet group tour package – 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour. Today I am going to introduce the itinerary of the next four days.

 

Grand Mt. Everest

Day 5 Shigatse – Tingri – Everest Base Camp (B)

Today you will go to Everest Base Camp (5200m) from Shigatse via Tingri, which is the nearest town to Mt. Everest.

Tourist attraction: Rongbuk Monastery, Sunset of Golden Everest Peak

Rongbuk Monastery – As a monastery with the highest elevation (5100m) in the world, Rongbuk Monastery is the perfect viewing deck of Mt. Everest. From here, you can appreciate a wonderful panorama of Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Rongbuk Monastery is also the main monstery of Nyingma Buddhism, which is one of the five sets of Tibetan Buddhism. Different from other temples or monasteries in Tibet, the stylites in Rongbuk are not only monks but also nuns.

Mt. Everest – With an official record 8844.43 meters in China, Everest is known as the highest peak in the world. But not too many people know that it is also the fifth peak which is nearest to the core of our planet. The sunset and sunrise are gorgeous! You will only know when you see it in person. Of course, it depends on a good weather. Generally, the best season to visit Everest is from late April to June and September to October. Because the monsoon of Everest is from July to August, and from November to February is too cold for some travelers.

Stay overnight in the tent area of Everest camp (May to October)
Or the guesthouse in Rongbuk Monastery (November to April)

 

Rongbuk Monastery – the best viewing deck of Everest

Day 6 EBC – Shigatse

Get up early to enjoy the amazing sunrise of golden Everest peak. We don’t include the breakfast today as the accommodation at Everest area is very poor. But you can buy some sample food from the tent vendor or Rongbuk monastery, such as noodle, rice, etc. And then you can trek a little bit on Everest before we drive back to Shigatse. The distance is around 350 kilometers, which takes about 6 hours due to the strict speed limited regulation.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3 or 4-star hotel

Day 7 Shigatse – Lhasa (B)

Today we are going back to Lhasa from Shigatse after visiting famous Tashilhunpo Monastery. It takes about 5 hours to drive this 300km.

Tourist attraction: Tashilhunpo Monastery

There are top four Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Drepung, Sera, Ganden, and Tashilhunpo. The first three are all in Lhasa, only Tashilhunpo is in Shigatse prefecture. Although Tashilhunpo Monastery was founded by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, it becomes the home of Panchen Lama afterward. As the largest monastery in Shigatse, Tashilhunpo means “fortune gathering” in the Tibetan language. The highlight is the pagodas of the past Panchen Lamas.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3 or 4-star hotel

 

Tashilhunpo Monastery –
the largest monastery in Shigatse

Day 8 Send off to the airport or train station (B)

Your tour ends today. Our staff will send you off to the airport or train station for your next destination. You can wander in the city for the last time before leaving. Buy some souvenirs for your beloved ones. Put this old but charming city in your memory deeply. As your Tibet travel agency, we sincerely welcome your or your friends’ next visit.

8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour 1

Most of the big Tibet tour companies have two options for foreign travelers, group tours, and private tours. Today we are going to introduce the most classic Tibet tour package, the 8-day Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour.

 

Amazing sunrise of Mt. Everest

Tour Type: Budget Group Tour
Tour route: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse – EBC – Shigatse – Lhasa
Tour Season: All year round
Tour Price: USD850 +

Day 1. Pick up from Lhasa airport or train station

Today is your arrival day. Your tour guide will pick you up from the airport or train station. Lhasa is an old city with histories over 1300 years. You can feel its unique charming once you step on the land. I know you may feel excited tonight, but I suggest you have a good rest in the hotel to adapt to the high altitude. If you could not help hanging out, please try to pack light and don’t walk too long.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3 or 4-star hotel

Day 2. Lhasa sightseeing (B & D)

For acclimatizing to the altitude change, we usually arrange two days of Lhasa sightseeing tour at the beginning. Today is the first day.
Tourist attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery – It is one of the top four Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet, as well as the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
Sera Monastery – Another one of the top four Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. The highlight is the Buddhist scriptures debating which is from 3-5p.m. every Monday to Friday.
You can have a welcome dinner tonight, which is a happy time for you and other group members.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3 or 4-star hotel

 

Potala Palace, Lhasa

Day 3. Lhasa sightseeing (B)

Tourist attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Potala Palace – As the landmark of Tibet, it is also the highest architectural complex in the world which mixes with the palace, castle, and temple.
Jokhang Temple – Found by Srongtsen Gampo, it is the center of three famous kora routes in Lhasa.
Barkhor Street – The oldest and busiest market in Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3 or 4-star hotel

Day 4. Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (B)

Today you will leave Lhasa and launch for the Everest Base Camp tour. It is more than 700 kilometers from Lhasa to Mt. Everest. So, we divide it into two days. The first part, go to Shigatse (3840m) from Lhasa via Gyantse (4040m), which takes around 6 hours to cover 360 kilometers.
Tourist attractions: Lake Yamdroktso, Karola Glacier, Simila Mountain Pass, Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Far view of Gyangtse Fortress

 

Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

Lake Yamdroktso – Looks like a turquoise earing from the bird’s eye view, Lake Yamdroktso is one of the top three holy lakes in Tibet.
Karola Glacier – A very famous and beautiful glacier which you can see in many movies.
Pelkor Chöde Monastery – A typical Tibetan Buddhist monastery, and the main monastery in Gyantse.
Gyantse Fortress – It witnessed the history of Tibetan people defending the invasion from British troops in 1904. That’s why people call Gyantse as the hero city.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3 or 4-star hotel

—to be continued