Be a Tibetan for one day

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The land of snows, the roof of the world, for travelers, Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit, it has many attractions for visitors. The people of the plateau are bluff, stout-heart, friendly, and outgoing, living in complete harmony with their environment. Now, let’s become a Tibetan, enjoy the Tibetan style life and see how their daily life is!
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Detailed itinerary:

Highlights:
1. Wind your way up through the Potala, the holy land and landmark of Tibet.
2. Join the shuffling, murmuring pilgrims around the shrines of the Jokhang, the spiritual heart of Tibet.
3. Let yourself be swept around the Barkhor, Lhasa's fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit.
4. A close touch with Tibetan traditional arts and their daily life. Join into them, become one among them, enjoy this new life style thoroughly.
5. Enjoy Tibetan tea in Ani Sangkhung Nunnery tea house, explore this most beautiful nunnery of Tibet.
6. A short hiking into Tibet nature nearby Sera, the court of wild rose, and catch the famous debate sessions of the monks in Sera monastery. Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa, get the first impression of Tibetan daily life
 
Day 1:

Highlights: Hometown of Tibetan apron, spectacular scenery and typical Tibetan villages along the way.

Welcome to Tibet! Today you could go to the "hometown of Tibetan apron". There you could learn how to make Pulu (a weaving wool fabric Tibetan cloth) by locals, you could have a try if you are interested in. And on the way to Lhasa, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery and the typical Tibetan villages. Stay at the hotel after arrival for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now.

Day 2: Lhasa highlights escorted tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Visit Potala, which was constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet and later reconstructed and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Then walk on the Barkhor Street nearby the temple, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Day 3: Be a Tibetan for one day

Highlights: Stay with Tibetan family, become a Tibetan for one day.

Today, you could learn how to make Tibetan joss stick, or Tibetan porcelain, or Thangka, etc. Or you could learn how Tibetans turn the yak dung into a good fuel, or how they gather in the harvest. You could join into them if you want. Different season, different activities.

Day 4: Tibet Nunnery and Monastery

Highlights: enjoy Tibetan tea in Ani Sangkhung Nunnery tea house, a short hiking into Tibet nature, catch the famous debate sessions of the monks in Sera monastery.

Head past Muslim tea stalls and butcher shops, along part of the Lingkhor pilgrim circuit to the yellow walls of the Ani Sangkhung Nunnery. This small, friendly and active nunnery is the only one within the precincts of the old Tibetan quarter. The site of the nunnery probably dates back to the 7th century, but is housed a monastery until at least the 15th century. The principal image, upstairs on the 2nd floor, is a thousand-armed Chenresing. A small alley to the side of the main chapel heads down to the former meditation chamber of Songtsen Gampo, the 7th-century king of Tibet. The busy nuns run a great teahouse in the courtyard. Then drive to Sera Monastery, have a little hike for the beautiful valley scenery nearby and picnic there, in the afternoon, visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called "the court of wild rose". Today still 200 lamas live in there. Catch the famous debate session of the monks before returning back to Lhasa.

Day 5: Finish this unforgettable tour

Highlights: Souvenir shopping and scenery on the way

Free morning for shopping, buy some souvenirs for your families and friends. After lunch, departure transfer to see off, tour services end and Tibet welcome you back forever.

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