Small Group Overland Expedition to Kathmandu (6 nights/7 days)

Attractions in this trip

City

Rongpu Monastery

Shuo Atop the Rongpu Qinzhogma Hill at the foot of Mt. Qomolangma, Rongpu monastery is 90 kilometers away from the Tingri County seat and is 5,800 meters above sea level? It is the highest monastery in the world, so the scenery is as great as you can imagine.
Rongpu Monastery was originally constructed by Red Sect Lamas in1899, although it is not as old as other monasteries in Tibet, it is famous for its high latitude and murals.
The monastery has five stories, but only two of them are being used now. It is said that the reason why they built the monastery so high was that they want to enjoy a quiet environment and have a sound sleep.500 hundred monks lived here once while the monastery was very popular, but only 50 monks and nuns live here nowadays.

Annually it holds three-day sorcerers activities on the 15th of the fourth month and the Ghost-Beating Festival on the 29th of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.

It is 60 kilometers from New Tingri to the Rongpu Monasterry. Tourists can take a taxi to go to the monastery because there is no regular bus. The monastery provides lodging places for $4 each bed.

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Lhasa,Capital of Tibet

Lhasa, with its history of more than 1300 years, famed for the Sunshine City with over 3000 hours of sun shine, is the capital of Tibet. It locates on the north bank of Lhasa River, the main branch of Yurlong Tsangpu River (in India it is Brahmaputra) The average altitude is 3648 meters, and the average yearly temperature is 8.5. And the population is around 500’000, among which Tibetan people occupies 93%, covering an areas of 441 square km in the city and 7 adjunctive counties.

Since as early as in 7 century, one of Tibetan Kings named Songtsan Ganpu in "Tobo" Dynasty switched his capital here, Lhasa has ever served as  the center of Tibet politics, economy, culture, traffic and religion.  In1982 Lhasa was listed as one of the first historical famous cities By the United Nations. The people in this city mainly believe in Buddhism and only a small portion of it inhabitants believe in Muslim, Christianity, and Monism.  

At present, roads from Lhasa stretch to every direction. Plus, the flights and the Tibet Railway altogether make Lhasa city a path to Lhasa travel or Lhasa tour, the large part of Tibet travels.  

 

The famous attractions inside and around Lhasa city are Potala Palace, the symbol of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, and three famous monasteries Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Ganden Monastery have a lot of Tibetan Lamas studying there, and etc. And Lhasa is also successive Dalai Lama's Seat.

 

Besides, there are lots of famous local products like hand-made Tibetan Carpets, Tibetan medicine, and Lhasa Beer, etc. 

 

All these contribute Lhasa to be an unforgettable city after a trip to Lhasa

 

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