Upon your arrival at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, your guide will received you. After immigration formalities you will drive 93 km, about 1.5 hours driv to Lhasa(3650m). It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
After breakfast, visit to Sera Monastery, you are introduced to the important aspects of Buddhism. After lunch, you once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you pay a visit to NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor Bazar (markets) is another major highlight of the day. Finally, you head back to your hotel for relaxation and refreshments.
Day 03: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
In he morning you will set off to view majestic Potala Palace towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration.
In the noon, you will visit beautifully landscaped Drepung monastery. You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After this religious journey, you eventually return to your hotel for delicious dinner and well-eared peaceful sleep.
Day 04: Drive to Tsedang (or Tsetang) (3550m) 183 km
After spending some time in Lhasa take a 2-hour drive along Yarlung Tsangpo river through barley and wheat fields to the third largest city in Tibet.
In route Tedang (or Tsetang) you stop at Nyethang, a temple built in 10th century by Atisa, an India Buddhist. The temple contains interesting artifacts and hold significant importance in Tibetan Buddhism.
Another stop before you reach Tsedang is Mindroing, 10th century monastery, rebuilt in 1676 and highly reputed for its contribution towards astronomy, astrology, medicine and calligraphy. The Murals on the wall have very special significances and shows the typical Tantric arts.
Day 05: Yarlung Valley tour
Today will be spent exploring the Yarlug valley which is also known as the Valley of Tombs. Ancient Tibetan history boasts that Tibetan civilization was originated from Yarlung valley. You can spot massive burial mounds of Tibetan Kings.
Visit TANDRUK monastery, a 7th century monastery, which holds fantastic wood carved altar, interesting relics and murals. Yambulakhang, the castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is fantastic.
The tour continues to the west of Tsedang, crossing the Tsangpo river on a boat to Sameye Monastery, founded in 779 AD, is in a green valley among barren mountains surrounded by a village. Samya Monastery is one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. Built between 763 and 75 AD modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and temples.
Day 06: Depart Tsedang
2 hours drive to the Lhasa airport, your guide will escort you to the airport in time to catch your flight home.
Cost based on using Hotel New Mandala or Similar in Lhasa, Tsedang would be either Yulung Hotel or Snow Pegion Hotel
We offer above tour using Deluxe hotels like Hotel Lhasa Mansarover or Xingding or Budget hotel like Flora or Qudan, please send us your request.
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