|Tour Code: TTR-04
Destination: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Reting Monastery, Damxung, Namtso Lake
Tour Price: From $/ ?? p/p
Availability: Daily, but early booking is highly recommended!
|Day 1: Arrival-Lhasa(3650m)|
|Arrive by flight or train to Lhasa. Upon arrival in the Lhasa Gongar airport or the Lhasa train station, you will be met by your tour guide and driven to Lhasa downtown. have a rest in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude.
Overnight in Lhasa
|Day 2-3: Two full days Lhasa Sightseeing(B)|
The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. In Potala Palace, you can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Johkang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. the other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debiting is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon. You will also explore the circular pilgrim route barkhor while traveling at Johkang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc.
Overnight at Lhasa
|Day 4: Lhasa/Gyantse(B)|
|Driving towards Yamdrok-tso and Gyantse Kumbhum monastery (300km) running through a black asphalt highway. It is better to leave early in the morning and in about one and half hour way, From the top of Mt. Gangbala, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Yamdrok-yutso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Leaving yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. Then reached to our day’s final destination Gyantse, visit Kubum monastery which is 35m-high chorten(stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. you can visit every chambers in the monastery.
Overnight in Gyantse
|Day 5: Gyantse/Shalu Monastery(3980m)/ upper Lungsang(4060m), (trekking 5 -6 hours, 14km) (D)|
|Drive to Shalu Monastery from Gyantse by 49km asphalt road.Visit Shalu Monastery,which is the seat of Buton Rinchendrub(1290-1346) who was the great codifier of the tibetan translations of the Indian Buddhist canon. Then start trekking in the afternoon to Upper Lungsang.
|Day 6: Upper Lungsang/ Ngor Monastery, (trekking 4hours, 8km) (B,L,D)|
|Trek through the farming fields to the Ngor village, the Ngor monastery is renowned for its Sanskrit library and Newar-style murals. There were once five assembly halls, 18 colleges and 400 monks, but presently there are only 25 monks.
|Day 7: Ngor Monastery/Nartang Monastery Shigatse, (trekking 5hours, 18km) (B,L)|
|Trekking from Ngor to Nartang by passing several villages, saddles, and one electric utility. After arriving at Nartang Monastery, our driver will pick you up to Shigatse.
Overnight at Shigatse.
|Day 8: Shigatse/Lhasa(B)|
|We spend about 4 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, on the way, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery, as the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. Jamkhang Chenmo, containing the world’s largest gilded copper image(26m high) of future god Jampa.
Drive along the Friendship Highway back to Lhasa.
Overnight in Lhasa
|Day 9: Lhasa airport dropping off|
|Lhasa airport/Train station dropping off, end the service. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer in Tibet, you can extend your trip to other parts of China like Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, etc. – if you need, please ask us.|