Day 1:Fly and by train to Lhasa. Arrival to Lhasa (3650 m). Acclimatization.
Day 2:Lhasa City Excursion. AM:Drepung Monastery PM:Sera Monastery.
Day 3:Lhasa City Excursion. AM:Potala Palace PM:Jokhang Temple and Summer Palace.
Day 4:Drive to Shongsep. Start Yak Boat Riding from Lhasa to Shong-sep.
Day 5:Explore by yak boating. Shong-sep to Simpori (it is regarded as the starting point of pilgrimage).
Day 6:Explore by yak boating. Simpori to Dorjee Drak, which is one of old Nyingma monasteries
Day 7:Explore by yak boating. Dorjee Drak to near Drak Yangzom.
Day 8:Excursion. Day hike to Drak Yangzom, the Guru Rinpoches Cave.
Day 9:Explore by yak boating. Ride Yak Boat to Samye (the first monastery in Tibet),the last day for Yak Boat Riding
Day 10:Sightseeing in Samye monastery.
Day 11:Drive to Tsethang. Visit Yambu Lagang Palace and Dardik Monastery.
Day 12: Drive to Gyantse. Drive to over three high passes with wonderful view of Mount Nyicheng Gangsang and Yamdraktso Lake,Khambala Pass,Karo la pass and glacier,Simela pass.
Day 13: Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashi Lunbu Monastery which is built in 1447 by the frist incernation of Dalai Lama who named Gedhun Dhup,a famouse disaple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of Yellow hat sect.
Day 14: Drive to Lhasa. Drive from the new paved road to Lhasa 280 km.
Day 15: Airport. Transfer to the Airport for departure.
- Duration: 15 days
- Destination: Lhasa,Samye Monastery, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhasa
- Maximum Altitude: 5050 m
- Best Season: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct
- Photo Spot: Yamdroktso lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhasa.
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