10 Days_9 Nights Lhasa_Gyangtse_Shigatse Tour
Tour Code: CL-T-05
Duration: Full day tour
Starts/Ends: On your request
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, Drepung Monastery, Norbu Lingka , Sera Monastery, Yamdrok-Yutso, Pelkor Monastery , Tashi Lunpu Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp View, Drak Yerba Hermitage, Chakpori Rock carving buddha etc.
Day by Day Itinerary
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .In route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river.
After arrive in Lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor street where you can kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.
Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing (3650m)
Attraction: Drepung Monastery, Norbu Lingka , Sera Monastery
After breakfast, enjoy your one day city tour today that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, then continue your tour to Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.
Located 5 km from Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. It was first built in 1416, and held 7,700 monks in its heyday. In Tibetan language, Drepung Monastery means monastery of collecting rice.
Norbulingka means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.
In the afternoon, the Sera Monastery will be a good choice as well. It is the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries built in Lhasa. The setting itself is very beautiful with cobbled alleyways, temples and colleges. The highlight of visiting Sera Monastery will be watching monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.
Attraction: Yamdrok-Yutso, Pelkor Monastery , Tashi Lunpu Monastery
Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, the group will pass over the Gampala pass (4790 m),and tourists will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso(4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa.
We head westward along the lake and drive towards Gyantse. Gyantse was historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.
After one and a half hour's driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama
Attraction:Explore Lanscape, passing through different passes.
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse. It is a small town where you can take lunch.After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 5 hours drive, you will arrive in Shekar.
Attraction: Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp View
In the Early morning, You will drive ahead to Everest Base camp, So, after 2 hours drive, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5190 m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.after that drive ahead to Rongpuk Monastery. Before you start your trekking you will visit Monastery. After check in your rooms in the Monastery guest house. then, you will bring your essential things and trek all the way to EBC.
Attraction: Everest View
In the Early morning, You will enjoy the morning view of Everest. After that, drive ahead to Lhatse and it’s will takes another 5 hours. On the way back Rongbuk Monastery to Lhatse you can also see top five mountains on the pangla pass. So if the Weather is good enough we will stop again for photos.
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 424km and it takes 8 hours along the Tsola Pass 4640m Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).
Attraction: Drak Yerba Hermitage, Chakpori Rock carving buddha.
Meals: Breakfast, Special Favour Dinner
In Morning drive to Drak Yerba . You will drive through typically tibetan villages and Yerba Hill, after one hour drive you will arrive in Dark Yerba and you can slowly visiting to all the ancient hermitage and Chapels . after visiting all the important sightseeing, you will drive back to Lhasa and you will visit to Chakpori rock carving buddha. after that you will have free time to shopping in old town .Stay overnight in Lhasa St. Regis star wood Hotel
Departure Lhasa to the airport
Excluded (Not Included)
We do the private tour, if you want to join the group tour then if possible around 6 - 8 in one group,please email us for more details
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