Day 1 Lhasa (B/-/-)
Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to hotel to take rest for acclimatization of the high altitude.
Meals account by clients own.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Potala Palace (The world famous Potala Palace is located on "Red Hill", to the west of old Lhasa. It was originally built in the 640's, during the reign of King Songtsan Gampo.The 13-story palace stands 117 metres high and has over 1,000 rooms. It covers an area of 130,000 square metres. The entire building is made of stone and wood, with walls averaging 3 metres thick. After the peaceful liberation of Tibet, the Potala was listed as a cultural relic under the special protection of the state, which is the universal symbol of the Tibetan people.) Johkang Temple(The Jokhang Temple is one of Tibet's holiest shrines, originally built in 647 A.D. in celebration of the marriage of the Tang Princess Wencheng and the Tubo King Songtsen Gampo. Located in the center of old Lhasa, the temple was built by craftsmen from Tibet, China, and Nepal and thus features different architectural styles. The temple is also the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.)
Then go toBarkhor Market and Tibetan medical centre; Barkhor Market was founded in the heart of Lhasa circling the Jokhang Temple. It s the earliest street of old Lhasa city. Houses and small inns were built all around the street, shops and businesses were set up in the Barkhor.
Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurants.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Sera Monastery (Sera Monastery lies 4 km north of Lhasa, and was one of only eight [of some 3000] monasteries in all of Tibet to be spared the vicissitudes of the Cultural Revolution. It is here that the monks' famous daily debates take place, at 3.30pm. They are highly stylized with much clapping and stamping, and always attract many spectators. Photos are no problem, which is very rare in Tibet, so make the best of it. Sky burials are still occasionally practiced at Sera, although they are much less common than they used to be because of the unholy and unhealthy interest shown by tourists.) and Drepung Monastery(Drepung Monastery, the largest and richest monastery in Tibet, was founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of a noble family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Drepung, which means rice heap in Tibetan, lies 8 kilometers west of Mt. Gambo Utse. The monastery covers a floor space of more than 200 thousand square meters. At its peak, it had a registration of more than 10,000 thousand monks. Many high and learned lamas had studied here.)
Norbulingka(Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden," a fitting title for this 250-year-old park built near a medicinal spring in the western suburbs of Lhasa. It began as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama, but was soon expanded to include space for the whole governmental administration. The entire park has more than 370 rooms of different sizes. Lawns are shaded by green trees and embroidered with various flowers. Given the landscaping of flowers and trees around the medicinal spring, Norbulingka is also known as "the park within the park.")
Breakfast at hotel. Visit of Samye, the oldest monastery in Tibet. A flat-bottomed boat takes about 1.5 hours to cross the Yarlung Tsangpo River, yet on the return with the current behind, it takes only half an hour. On the opposite bank, board a truck and drive across the sand dunes to Samye.(if the water level is not high enough for sailing, we will drive you to Samye Monastery )Explore the monastery and the many chapels. After lunch, druve back to Tsedang about 45 minutes from Tsedang and visit the fortress structure of Yambu Lakhang.
Lunch on route. Dinner at local restaurant.
Tsedang Gyantse- Shigatse (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. A spectacular drive that crosses the Kamba La, reached in 2 hours, at 4794 m high, from where there is a spectacular view of Yamdrok Tso Lake then reach to Karo La at 5010 m before following the turquoise waters of the sacred lake of Yamdrok Tso. The road descends in a series of switch backs to eventually join the Yarlung Tsangpo visible way below. This is a long, yet spectacular day. Visit the Gyangtse Kumbum. (This giant stupa rises over four symmetrical floors and a clockwise route spirals up through them passing through eight chapels) in Gyantse and then continue your trip to Shigatse.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Tingri with a stop to visit the Sakya monastery, also known as dPal Sa skya or Pel Sakya ("White Earth" or "Pale Earth") is a Buddhist monastery situated 25 km southeast of a bridge which is about 127 km west of Shigatse on the road to Tingri.
Lunch on route and dinner at local restaurant.
Tingri/Xegar Rongbuk (B/LD)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Rongbuk monastery, situated half-way up the mile-wide, 20-mile long valley at 16,500 feet, is accessible today by vehicle over an obscure, rough track that crosses frozen streams and deep dry washes. In the days of Mallory and Irvine, it took a five-week walk from Darjeeling, in the Indian foothills of the Himalaya, to arrive at this spot. One gradually gains altitude on the high Tibetan plain and, on crossing the last pass, one's entire view is filled with a panorama of the mythically charged horizon: Shishipangma, Mount Everest, and Cho Oyu are among the great peaks that lie aheadand Mt Everest base camp. towers over the region. Besides, more than 40 snow capped peaks are open to mountain climbing enthusiasts. Each year, thousands of adventurers and mountaineers come to Tibet to challenge both nature and themselves. Southern Tibet also offers primeval forests, running waters, and a relatively mild climate.
Breakfast at hotel. To Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and important trading and administrative centre. Visit Shigatse market and Tashilunpo Monastery founded in 1447 and one of the four major monasteries of the Yellow hat faction .
Shigatse Lhasa (B/L/-D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive back to Lhasa. Free at leisure in Lhasa for the rest of the day.
Lunch on route and dinner on clients own account
Lhasa-Yangbajin Namtso Laka-Lhasa (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to visit the Yangbajin (Yangbajing is a small town 75km to the north of Lhasa city, at the south end of the Mt. Nyianchentangula, is famous for its geothermos heat, because of the movement of two crust plates (the Euro - Asia plate and the Indian ocean plate), this area became fratured, and rose violently, forming the Nyianchentangula mountain range. Because of the underearth heat and the cool air around, these combine to make this area a nice place for husbandry in Tibet. The wool produced from here is in high quality.) Namtso Lake, (another holy lake in Tibet, is located near Damshung, 4718 meters above sea level and is the highest saltwater lake in the world and the second largest saltwater lake in China. Around it is huge grassland, in summer time it is nice to see yaks, sheep, horses, wild donkeys, rock goats, bears and other wild animals wondering around. Pilgrims passed words on their mouthes that every sheep year by Tibetan canlendar, there was a grand get - together of Buddhas, vajhas, avolokitesvaras, gudians would gathered here at the invitation of the - God Nyianchentangula, so they thought trekking and paying their homage to this lake at sheep year would be a kind of great bless from the Gods.), after visiting, drive back to Lhasa.
Lunch on route and dinner at local Chinese restaurant
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Shoton Festival(during Aug 20-29 every year). Norbulingka The opera festival is one of the greatest festivals in Tibet. In ancient times pious folks went into mountain hermitages for penance, and on the last day of which yogurt was served for meal, entertainment of folk songs and dances followed. Since the 7th century, opera performances were held for days in Norbulingka. Presently, opera contests and distribution of prizes are held for seven days.
(Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden," a fitting title for this 250-year-old park built near a medicinal spring in the western suburbs of Lhasa. It began as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama, but was soon expanded to include space for the whole governmental administration. The entire park has more than 370 rooms of different sizes. Lawns are shaded by green trees and embroidered with various flowers. Given the landscaping of flowers and trees around the medicinal spring, Norbulingka is also known as "the park within the park.")
Lhasa Chengdu (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to airport for flight to Chengdu or others.
3* Lhasa Mandala hotel;
4* Lhasa Yak (VIP ) hotel;
5* Lhasa Manasarovar hotel;
4* Tsedang hotel;
3*Tsedang yu long hotel;
3* Shigatse Manasarovar hotel;
3* Shegar Everest hotel;
You can choose any hotel you like with our discount rate and inform us, we will customize the package price according to different hotels.
Our price including:A. Private transfer with guide and airport transfers ; Entrance fees together with Tibet travel permission;B. Meals as listed in the itinerary C. Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers and sightseeing. D. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary. E. All Service Charge and Taxes.F. Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.
Excluding:A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.B. Visa Fees.C. Personal Expenses.Please Note: Price may vary according to different seasons.
For the price, if you come to Lhasa out of July and Aug, we can reduce 1500RMB from your grand total tour fee, because the transportation fee is cheaper at other time.
*Please do remrember to give us your personal information for Tibet Travel Permit (Name,Gender,Birth Date,Profession,Nationality, Passport Number)
Note: Procedures for foreigners into Tibet1. A power of attorney which proves Mainland agencies request Tibet travel agents receiving the visitors.2. The travel groups information and the place of inbound and outbound; 3. China s total tourist routes and the name of the local travel agency;4. Mission Number, nationality, the valid date of the visa;5. The travel routes and entry time in Tibet, a detailed agenda. The individual's nationality, name, occupation, age, sex, passport number;(The above information are all requested faxing the typed document. Handwritten and email are not available. Travel agencies must have the text of the paper and the travel agencies' seals. The seals should cover the name of the customers. If the visitors just travel in Lhasa, we need a copy of the passport.) 6.If you travel outside the Lhasa , the team needs for a travel permit and the authorization Tourism Bureau permit, insurance, the security Office of certification. 7. When you visit Ali and the non-open areas, you need for the authorization of the Tibet Military District, visa and the Foreign Affairs Office forth permit.
Payment Methods: 1.Pay cash to tour guide 2.Credit card 3.PayPal 4.Bank transfer
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