Tour Date : 7/4-15/4/2018 (9 days)
Tour Fee : RM 7,000
Booking deadline : 1/1/2018
Travel style : Road trip
Tour status : Booking Open
Group size : min 10 pax, max 15 pax
Remarks: Due to local regulations, this tour only opens to Asian nationalities.
- Accommodation (3-star and homestay, 2 sharing basis)
- Chartered transport (tourist bus, vehicle model depends on group size)
- Local tour guide (Chinese speaking)
- Tibet entry permit
- 2 one-way domestic flights (Chengdu-Linzhi, Lhasa-Chengdu)
- Entrance fee as per itinerary
- 2 dinners + 2 breakfasts in Guxianghu
- Tips (for local guide & driver)
- International travel insurance (only for Malaysia-based tour members, the point of embarkation and return must be Malaysia. Overseas based members, please acquire own policy, the charges included in LevArt’s costing shall be deducted from tour fee)
- Chinese visa fee (single entry tourist visa RM104.20)
- Round trip KL-Chengdu Air Asia flight (once the trip is confirmed ON, LevArt will inform members to buy own tickets online, estimate air fare RM1,200 – RM1,500 )
- Meals (estimated budget of 1,000 Reminbi for the entire trip; suggest to pool fund for shared meals)
- All cost incurred during free & easy sessions
- Optional activities and optional tourist sites
- Additional cost due to unforeseen calamity (acts of god)
A non-refundable deposit (unless tour cancelled by LevArt) of RM2,000 is payable to secure booking. Balance fee RM 5,000 to be collected upon booking deadline or when the tour is fully booked.
Terms & Conditions
Your travel has been booked with Levartravel Sdn Bhd (referred as LevArt herein), on the basis of the following terms and conditions:
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- Balance Fee Payment: full payment upfront upon booking deadline or when the tour is fully booked. If registered tour member failed to make payment a month after LevArt issued balance fee collection notification, the booking will be cancelled and deposit forfeited.
- Tour Cancellation & No Show:
- If a tour member wish to pull-out after full payment, LevArt may consider partial refund based on a case-to-case review. A RM200 administrative fee applied, and cost that has incurred for the tour arrangement applied.
- If prior to departure, tour member’s visa application is rejected, may opt for tour cancellation and refund, but cost that has incurred for the tour arrangement applied.
- If a tour member pulled out 1 month before tour departure, 100% tour fee non-refundable.
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- 100% charge will be applied for No Show booking.
- After commence of travel, no refund in part or in full will be given for services included in the booking and not utilized by the tour member.
- Itinerary Amendment: itineraries may subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond LevArt’s control. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations in accommodation arrangement, tour program, travel date, may occur when deem necessary.
- Travel Documents: tour member must possess a valid passport and is responsible for obtaining necessary visa prior to departure. LevArt cannot accept responsibility for your failure to ensure that you have correct travel information. We are not in any way liable if you are subsequently denied entry/deported at your destination due to your failure to follow the correct travel document procedures.
- Travel Insurance: LevArt tours included travel insurance to protect tour members. If a tour member has an existing policy, the insurance charges included in LevArt’s costing shall be deducted from tour fee. LevArt cannot be held responsible for any losses as a result of you being inadequately insured/ without insurance.
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- Travel in Tibet involved a lot of uncertainties, including unpredictable weather, road blocked due to landslide or other reasons, political situations, policy changes, and more. As a result, Tibet tour itinerary may subject to change in response to various uncertainties, interested tour members should be mentally prepared to accept changes and be understanding.
- People who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, and chest problem are advised against traveling to Tibet.
- High altitude sickness prevention tips: avoid alcohol, sleeping pill, and cigarette, drink more water, eat more fruits, rest well and avoid strenuous activities. Yak milk tea, red meat, and dairy products are good for energy and generate heat.
- Respect Tibetan culture and custom. Do not step on threshold when entering Tibetan house or tent; do not spit in front of Tibetan; do not touch people's head with hand. When entering temple and monastery, take off your hat and sun glasses, do not smoke, no photography, and do not touch holy statues or articles without permission. Please check with local guide if unsure of local taboos.
- Tibet is set at high elevation, the day and night temperature gap could be huge, and UV light strong. Do bring warm clothes, sun protection gears and lotion, medicine (eg: for diarrhea, high-altitude sickness, flu, cold, headache, motion sickness), and personal hygiene items (such as wet tissue, hand sanitizer).
- The journey involves long drive and bumpy road, be prepared for rough and though terrains. The standard and quality of accommodation and amenities in Tibet may not always be desirable, please bear with minor inconveniences and discomforts at times, but you would be rewarded with amazing sights and culture.
- Possibility of suffering from high altitude sickness.
- Poor road condition and long drive.
- Huge temperature gap between day and night, strong UV rays.
- In some places, lack of quality accommodation and amenities, such as in Namtso, there’s no bathroom/ shower facilities, and public toilet in poor condition.
- Lack of modern toilet in certain areas, you may have to answer nature’s call in the wild.
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The Linzhi (Nyingchi) Prefecture of Tibet is known for its green mountain terrain, scenic river valley, and alpine gorge; at times it is referred as “Switzerland of Tibet”. Every year in March and April, as spring sets in, the hills and valleys are carpeted with bursting peach blossoms, against the backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges, the picturesque landscape is bewitching. Asides from admiring a sea of spring flowers, this trip also includes visit to Tibetan holy city Lhasa and the holy lake Namtso. Journey from lower to higher elevation, and appreciate the diversified landscapes of Tibetan plateau.
DAY 01 : Kuala Lumpur – Chengdu
Depart from Kuala Lumpur on board Air Asia to Chengdu, arrival in afternoon, transfer to hotel in downtown. After lunch, one could explore the Wide-and-Narrow Alley, Jinli Old Street, and sample street food.
DAY 02 : Chengdu – Linzhi – Guxianghu
Take a morning flight to Linzhi, upon arrival transfer by car to Guxianghu. Passby Sejila Mountain, view of the eastern Himalaya ranges and Namjagbarwa Peak en-route. Lunch in Lulang town, later continue the drive through Grand Yigong Bridge straddling the confluence of Yalong Tsangpo River and Parlung Tsangpo River, view of peach blossoms along the way. Overnight at homestay.
DAY 03 : Guxianghu – Bomi – Rakwa Tso – Guxianghu
Enjoy a tranquil breakfast at countryside homestay, and later drive to Bomi via Midui Glacier, the world’s lowest elevation glacier. The glacier appears like a glittering jade belt surrounded by countryside farmlands, villages, forest, and river valleys. Afternoon arrive in Rakwa Tso (3850m), the largest lake in eastern Tibet. Admire the scenic lake view and take a stroll at nearby Yiwa village. Evening return to Guxianghu for stay.
DAY 04 : Guxianghu – Lulang – Peach Blossom Valley – Linzhi
After breakfast, journey to the scenic Peach Blossom Valley, where wild peach tree forest bursting with spring time flowers, with crystal clear stream flowing by, and birds chirping in the woods. Admire the picturesque landscape of rolling hills and valleys carpeted by peach blossom flowers, against the blue sky and white clouds. Overnight in Linzhi.
DAY 05 : Linzhi – Dedrom Hot Spring
Today drive west towards the direction of Lhasa, sceneries en-route include the majestic rock pillar standing tall in the rapids of Nyang Chu River, Tai Zhao ancient town, and Xiuba fortress town. After crossing the Mila Mountain pass at 5013m, arrive in Maizhokunggar county, visit Bri Gung Mthil Tibetan Buddhism temple, which has a sky burial ground. Final destination of the day is Dedrom Hot Spring, enjoy a good hot steam bath to ease fatigue from long drive.
DAY 06 : Dedrom Hot Spring – Namtso
After breakfast, drive to Namtso, known as the Heavenly Lake in local language. The turquoise blue lake is located at an elevation of 4718m, known as the world’s highest elevation saline lake. The calm lake waters present mirror image of the surrounding snow mountains, and rows of prayer flags flapping by the shoreline.
DAY 07 : Namtso – Lhasa
Rise early for superb sunrise view at Namtso, golden rays shining over the Nyenchenthanglha mountain ranges in a distance, and the lake waters glittering in morning light. Later, enjoy a morning stroll along the Namtso shoreline. Return to Lhasa in the afternoon, upon arrival check into hotel. Later, visit Barkhor Street in downtown, which is crowded by pilgrims and traders selling exotic articles.
DAY 08 : Lhasa
In the morning, visit Potala Palace, which was the traditional administrative center of Tibet, and a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, tour Lhasa's oldest temple - Jokhang Monastery. Afternoon visit Sera Monastery; where the tradition of holding monks debate session still in practice. Later free and easy, one could do souvenir shopping in Barkhor Street, or visit the Polata Square for evening photography of the lit-up view of Potala Palace.
DAY 09 : Lhasa – Chengdu – Kuala Lumpur
Take a morning flight to Chengdu for transit, then board the Kuala Lumpur-bound international flight. Arrive at destination in the evening, end of tour.