8 days tour to the Switzerland of Tibet

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8 days tour to appreciate plateau scenery of Tibet. This tour is from the holy city Lhasa to the Switzerland of Tibet-Nyingchi. You can explore the holy city and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ranwu lake and Barksum Lake.
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Detailed itinerary:
Day 1:  Fly to Lhasa from one of domestic city of China

Taking the flight into Tibet upon your arrival. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo River (the longest river in Tibet). The rest time is free for relax and more oxygen. 

Day 2: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street
The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark - Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels
In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor street, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet


Potala Palace


Day 3:  Lhasa – Gandan Monasery(Optional) – Nyingchi(Bayi town)

Drive about one and half hours to get to Gandan Monastery for a visit. It is the first Gelugpa monastery. After visit, onward to, then drive to Nyingchi area, on the way you will visit a huge cypress tree of over thousand years old, pass through the Sela area then head for the aboriginal forest-Lulang Forests.We wil overnight in Bayi town, the capital of Nyingchi area.


Gandan Monastery


Day 4:  Nyingtri-Bomi

This morning ,we will pass through the Sela area then head for the aboriginal forest-Lulang Forests. Under the perennial un-thawed snow mountain, there are illimitable forest, in autumn, when the green leaves turn red, it looks like xanadu which will make you linger and are not willing to go and do not know whether you are on the earth or in the sky.  

Day 5:  Bomi-Ranwu

Ranwtso Lake which is situated at the southwest 89km Basu County. Rawok Lake is the main headstream of the Yarlung Tsangpo River confluent. On the north of it is the famous Midui Glacier and Laigu Glacier which extends to the lakeside. When the ice and snow melt, the grue inpour into the lake which is the plenty wellspring of Ranwu Lake. At the side of the lake, there are grassy land and plant; It is the same with the middle of the mountain. On the top of the mountain,there are unthawed cascaded snow. 

Day 6:  Ranwu lake/Niyang River/Bayi

After breakfast, head for the conjunction of Niyang River and Yarlung Tsangpo River, visit the spectacular of the flowing water which you may see the plaint the majesty, grandness and superb of the nature. After seeing, pass through the charming and gentle Niyang Riverside, head for the dock to ride the barge. On the both sides, there are the thickly dotted aboriginal forests, continuous snow mountain with the fabulous scenery; you also can overlook the cradle of the Ben religion---Benri Holy Mountain. During the way,to enjoy Fozhang dene, the lake pine tree, at last get to the Yarlun Tsangpu Valley Rukoupai Town. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to have a look of the famous Mt. Nanjiabawa(buy the Niyang touring site entrance by yourself) 

Day 7:  Bayi Town/Barksum-tso/Lhasa ( 470km, 7hours driving, asphalt road,2600m)

Morning ,enjoy the Southeast Pontlevis Valley and the Small Switzerland in Tibet---Barksum-tso lake which looks like one crescent inlayed in the valley, 12km long, hundreds of kilometers wide, with the area of 6000mu. With the yellow duck, white crane,fish, water with the beautiful inverted image Which make the lake fabulous. After enjoying the beauty, drive back to Lhasa. 

Day 8:  Return Home

Free time in the morning for you to wander around Lhasa. Take a last, memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to the airport at 12:00 p.m. 

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