Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Tsedang Tour (8days)

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After this trip, you can get a clear idea about not only the present but also the past of the Tibet region. The Potala Palace,the seat of successive Dalai Lamas, and the Yumbulakang Palace, the first palace ever bulit in Tibet region, together with the Monasteries are rich in both religious and cultural heritages. Besides, the natural sceneries are waiting for you to explore!
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Day 1: Arrival / Lhasa

On arrival at the Gonggar airport, be met and transferred to your hotel in Lhasa. Free at leisure to acclimatize yourself to the high latitude for the rest of the day.

Day 2: Lhasa [B]

Full day city tour of The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

- The Potala Palace: Perched upon the Marpo Ri Hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, it is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet.

- The Jokhang Temple: The Jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's indigenous religion.

- Barkhor Street: The Barkhor is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled.

Day 3: Lhasa [B]

Full day city tour of Sera Monastery, Drupeng Monastery, Norbulingka, and visit The Carpet Factory.

- Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet.

It costs 15 to take a taxi to go, however, you can bargain with the taxi driver.

- Trupeng Monastery: It is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet.

- Norbulingka: Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration.

- The Carpet Factory: The highland of Tibet is the actual home of the oriental carpets. By visiting Carpet Factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced.

Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse [B]

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (about 347km). On the way visit Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier and Palgor Monastery. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

- Yomdrok Lake: Within Langkamu county, with an area of 638 square km and a coastal line of 250 km.

- The Palgor Chorten: It is with 9 stories, 108 doors and 77 rooms. Each room contains a different statue of Buddha and the wall frescoes telling the story about it.

Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa [B]

Visit Tashilumpo Monastery, free market. Drive along the Yaluzangbu River back to Lhasa.

- Tashilhunpo Monastery: Painted in red and white, the buildings in the monastery stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view.

Day 6: Lhasa to Tsedang [B]

Drive to Tsedang, capital of Shannan Prefecture (about 175km). Visit Yumbulhakang and Tradruk Temple.

- Yumbulhakang: the palace for the 1st tubo king niechi in the Yalong river valley. it is also called "the mosher and song holy hall".

- The Tradruk Temple: on the east bank of the Yalong river in the district of Lhoka.

Day 7: Tsedang [B]

Drive to Samye Monastey, (about 175km). Visit the Samye Monastery.

-Samye Monastery is located in Danang county, the north bank of Yarlung Tsampo River, 38km to Tsedang. This Monastery was built in accordance of an aspiration of king Trisong Detsan and the construction was directed by the famous Indian Masters Padmasambava and Shantarakshita.

Day 8: Tsedang to Lhasa Airport. [B]

Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to leave Tibet.

Tour ends.

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