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7 Days Eastern Tibet Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)

Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, covers an area of 544 square kilometers and is "The Land of Gods" in Tibetan, sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a tributary of the Yarlung River, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. It has a history of over 13 centuries. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Lhasa is famed as "the City of Sunshine". It is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region and the center of Tibet's political, economic, cultural and religious activities. There are many historic sites and famous relics in the city proper and its suburbs, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are all world-famous.

Shannan, covering an area of 79’000 km in the middle reaches of Yurlong River and south to Mountain Nyancheng Tanghla is the cradle place of Tibet civilization. The yearly average temperature is between 7 - 9C. The average altitude is 3700 meters above sea level. There are a lot of historical interests surrounding Tsedang (the capital city of Shannan area) of which Samye Monastery, Mindroling and Trundruk monasteries, and the first palace in Tibet named Yumbulakang are all famous.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly to Lhasa. Taking flight into Tibet. Upon your arrival, local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet). The rest time is free for relax and more oxygen.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing. The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark - Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels

In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing. Today's highlights are Norbulingka and Sera monastery. Norbulingka used to be the Summer Palace for the Dalai Lamas where they handled political affairs, and practiced religious activities. The whole park has more than 370 rooms of different sizes, and lawns, shaded by green trees and embrided by various flowers. With the clear water, and the flowers and trees around, it is known as the "park within the park". Sera is one of the greatest Gelugpa monasteries. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, It was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Choje, one of the eight disciples of Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelugpa Sect, covering an area of 114,964 square metres. The structure is imposing, picturesque in disorder, and splendid in green and gold. It is a typical Tibetan architecture. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous.

Day 4: Lhasa - Tsedang. Today we will drive to Tsedang, located by Yarlung Valley, is the capital of Shannan Prefecture. It's reputed as "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization", mainly for two reasons: First, the mild weather and fertile land in Shannan gestated the great Tibet dynasty. Second, it's the birthplace of the first Tibetans who were said to be the offspring of a monkey and a demoness. So Tsedang literally means "monkey's playground". Today will visit Yumbulakang and Trundruk monastery.

Day 5: Tsedang - Samye monastery. Today’s visit is to Samya Monastery which is the first one built in the 7th century and has three building with different style (Tibetan Hans and India) and will be stay one night in Samye monasatery.

Day 6: Samye monasatery to Chim-puk hermitage back to Tsedang. Chim-puk is north–east of Samye monastery. It is a warren of caves that was once a retreat for Guru Rinpoche. It is a popular day hike for the travelers. The walk takes around four or five hours up and three hours down. Take some water with you. If you are lucky you might find a pilgrim truck headed up and some different animals and birds and suck fox. There is also 108 meditation cave, 108 spring river and 108 sky burial.

Day 7: Leave Lhasa. Transfer to Gongka airport and take flight to your next destination, tour ends.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation in Tibet
- All transportation in Tibet between sightseeing places
- An experienced English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees of sightseeing place mentioned in itinerary
- All necessary travel permits

Price Excludes:
- All air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet
- Accommodation & Services of non-Tibet parts
- Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc
- Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events)

About This Supplier
Location: China
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007
Client Request Served: 14

M17054 is a leading Tibet tour operator with years of relevant experiences. We specialize many kinds of tours (both private and group tours) in and around Tibet, including regular sightseeing tours, overland tours, adventure tours, trekking and hiking tours etc. M17054 is headquartered in Lhasa, Tibet and it knows...

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