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7 days Lhasa, Namtso, Gyangtse & Shigatse Tour


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This normal tour includes central Tibet,Northern Tibet and Lhasa sights. For guests who do not have enough time (one week) in Tibet, this is reasonable schedule. If you have one or two more days, we extend to EBC or East Tibet or Samye Monastery-Tsetang, etc.

16 fixed departure dates in 2014:

April 12-18, 19-25; May 10-16, 24-30; June 14-20, 21-27; July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25; August 9-15, 20-26; September 6-12, 13-19, 20-26; October 1-7, 11-17


Tour Type: Optimized Easy Culture Tours
Duration:  7 days
 
Our first stop on this incredible classic tour will lead us through the ancient city of Lhasa. This wondrous city is generally regarded as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Jokhang and Drepung, Sera, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries will leave you with a sense of astonishment for years to come!
 
All our traveling will be done in your private land cruisers, van, bus according to the group size. Our informative and welcoming guides will lead you through this amazing country of Tibet. Stops will be made along the way in the small town of Gyantse and 2nd largest city Shigatse. Allow yourself to relax in these extraordinary locations and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture. You can learn a lot from these Tibetan people.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or trian
Day 02: Visit Jokhang Temple Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery
Day 03: Visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery
Day 04: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa to Gyangtse, visit Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum and then to Xigatse
Day 06: Shigatse visit Tashilungpo Monastery then back to Lhasa
Day 07: Depart Tibet for your next destination
  

16 fixed departure dates in 2014:

April 12-18, 19-25; May 10-16, 24-30; June 14-20, 21-27; July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25; August 9-15, 20-26; September 6-12, 13-19, 20-26; October 1-7, 11-17

 
Detailed Itinerary:
  
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or trian
 
Once you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, an easy one hour or half hour drive will take you to your final destination of our well selected centrally located hotels, Kailash Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Shambala Hotel, Yak Hotel, Kyichu Hotel... The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.
 
Day 02: In Lhasa
On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind our guide not to miss it.
 
Day 03: In Lhasa
A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout hundreds of years.
 
Day 04: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa
Namtso, one of the 4 famous holy lakes in Tibet, is amazing and travelling here is needed experience, none of our guests has never complained for it. You are going to bypass the great grasslands, sightsee so many Tibetan Shepherds, experience the clean and great holy lake...you will feel comfortable in your private car spending 6-7 hours, make stops anywhere to take pictures.
 
Day 05: Lhasa to Gyangtse then to Xigatse
Today's trip is little bit demanding but fascinating, we will corss two high passes over 5000m Khamba La and Kharo La plus one beautiful Lake - Yamdrok Tso provide wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pass Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. When reach Gyantse, We will be given the opportunity of experiencing more wondrous Tibetan culture as we see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Expansive views of the valley can be seen from the ancient Dzong fort. The Kumbum is much more than a stupa, as it is surrounded by numerous Tibetan murals and small chapel houses. Even if you are no art connoisseur you will be amazed by these ancient murals and architecture. After the visit in Gyantse we will continue another one and half an hour easy drive to Xigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, overnight stay will be at the best Tibetan Mansarover Hotel.
 
Day 06: Shigatse sightseeing then back to Lhasa
Today we will visit the giant Tashilungpo Monastery, local carpet factory, the free market, It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. The day will end with a relaxing drive back to Lhasa.
 
Day 07: Depart Tibet for your next destination
Your guide and driver with the private vehicle will see you off to the Lhasa Train Station or Lhasa Gongkhar Airport, your Tibet tour with our agency ends.
 
*You can start this trip entering from Kathmandu, in Nepal side, as well as from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Canton (Guangzhou), Chongqing, Kuming, Xian, Xining, please choose the way into Lhasa as per your convenience. Some flight & train schedules for your reference.
 

16 fixed departure dates in 2014:

 

April 12-18, 19-25; May 10-16, 24-30; June 14-20, 21-27; July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25; August 9-15, 20-26; September 6-12, 13-19, 20-26; October 1-7, 11-17

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