Overview: The wheelchair accessible tour package exclusively provides for the slow walker, wheelchair traveler, their family, and their friends to visit Tibet, Lhasa, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Yamdrok Lake, Tashilumpo Monastery and more.
Upon arriving in Lhasa, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven by private vehicle to your hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is for you to acclimate to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa. Avoid strenuous physical activities during this first day since that may cause high altitude sickness. If you need oxygen, your guide can help you purchase it.
Guide Tips: 1) avoid vigorous activities but do take some leisurely walks in the city to acclimatize to the air and high altitude of Lhasa city (altitude of 3600m); 2) do not drink liquor in the arrival day, instead plenty of water and fruits are recommended.
After having breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Jokhang Temple, one of the most important and beautiful Buddhist Temples in Tibet. You will then visit Barkhor Street, which is a circular street surrounding the Jokhang Temple. The street is lined with shops selling unique Tibetan items. On the street you will mingle with Buddhist pilgrims, locals, and merchants. After visiting Barkhor Street, you will visit the A’ni Cang Gu Nunnery.
Note: The first floor of the Jokhang Temple is wheelchair accessible, but not the second. If you feel up to it, you can climb to the second floor, if not, the first floor is still amazing.
In the morning, after having breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Potala Palace Square. Located in front of the Potala Palace, the square offers great photo opportunities of the Potala Palace. You will then be driven to Norbulingka, the old summer palace of the Dalai Lama. When you are finished visiting, you will then be driven to the Tibet Museum. The museum, which opened in 1999 exhibits an incredible collection of artifacts showing Tibet’s history, culture, and folk customs.
In the morning, after you have had breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to Yamdrok Lake. Shaped like a scorpion, the lake is one of the four holiest lakes for Tibetans and is a fabulous shade of turquoise. It is surrounded by grassland and is an extremely peaceful and beautiful place. You will then be driven to Shigatse. On the way you will stop to view the Karo-la Glacier. You will then be driven to the Gyantse Kumbum, It is a stunning stupa covered with beautiful paintings. You will then be driven to the Gyantse Dzong, one of the best preserved fortresses in Tibet. It is perched on a mountain high above Gyantse.
After having had your breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was founded by the first Dalai Lama and rebuilt several times. Located on a hill, this impressive complex never fails to impress. After you will be driven back to Lhasa, checking your hotel for rest.
Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.
Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.
Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.