Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa. (L, D)
The guide will meet you at Konggar Airport or train station, and transfer you to Lhasa city. On the way, you'll get greeted by Nie Tang Budda, a Budda image engraved in the mountain face. After arrive in Lhasa, rest and acclimatize overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa city sightseeing . (B, L, D)
Full day city tour of the Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa
- The Potala Palace: The most imposing attraction in Lhasa. One of architectural wonders of the world contains 13 storeys tall and thousands of rooms.We kindly suggest you take taxi to the top of the palace which costs about 10 and then walk down after your visiting.
- The Jokhang Temple: It is 1300 years old and is one of Tibet's holiest shrines. It was built to commemorate the marriage of the the Tang princess Wencheng to King Songtsen Gampo, and houses a pure gold statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni brought to Tibet by the princess.
- Barkhor Street: It is essentially a pilgrim circuit that proceeds clockwise around the periphery of the Jokhang Temple. It is also a hive of market activity, an astounding pilgrim jamboree, and a wonderful introduction to Tibet.
Day 3 Lhasa city sightseeing . (B, L, D)
Full day trip to Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, The Carpet Factory.
-Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace(after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong).
-Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks"famous daily debates "take place.
-Norbulingka: Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration.
-The Carpet Factory: The highland of Tibet is the actual home of the oriental carpets. By visiting Carpet Factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced.
Day 4 Lhasa / Gyangtse (B L D)
Full day trip to Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Palkhor Monastery, Gyangtse Old Street.
-- Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the three largest holy lakes of Tibet with an area of 638 square kilometers and a coastal line of 250 kilometers. It is believed that Yamdrok Lake is the female Guardian of Buddhism in Tibet and that the lake will bless and protect them.
-- Palkhor Monastery. The temple plays an important role in Tibetan Buddhism where the three sects - the Gelug Sect, the Sakya Sect and the Bkav-gdam Sect coexist with each other harmoniously.
Day 5 Gyangtse / Shigatse / Tashilhunpo Monastery (B L D)
This morning we will drive to Shigatse to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the largest temple in this area. Not far from the Tashilhunpo Monastery, you will come to the New Palace of Panchen where many precious historical doucuments of Tibet are stored.
-- Tashilhunpo Monastery has become a prominent landmark on the face of shigatse. The monastery has been the seat of Panchen Lama for hundreds of years who is the second most important religious leader of Tibet after Dalai Lama. The monastery witnesses the largest number of visitors during the Buddha Thangka display festival which is held on every 14, 15and 16 of May according to Tibetan calendar.
Day 6 Shigatse / Lhasa (B L D)
Today we will drive you back to Lhasa and transfer you to the hotel and enjoy the fascinating natural scenery along the way.
Day 7 Lhasa airport/ train station dropping off (B).
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time come to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.