This tour will take you to hundreds
of Tibetan temples, Stupas, Monasteries and markets in Tibet.
This tour includes the famous city of Lhasa.
Day 01: Fly
After breakfast, transfer to the airport & fly to Lhasa.
Upon arrival at Gongar Airport (95 km away from Lhasa),drive
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
After breakfast, explore the Lhasa city. Today, we will visit:
The Potala Palace:
The Potala is Lhasa's cardinal
landmark and a structure that deserves a place as one of the
wonders of eastern architecture. The Potala is a structure
of massive proportions, an awe-inspiring place to explore
as Potala lies dormant like a huge museum, and this nine storey
structure was completed on 3 years. You can see Throne Room,
Meditation Room, Bedroom of the Dalai Lama, Chapels of different
Buddhist Gods & Goddesses.
Drepung Monastery is situated
about 8 KM to the west of central Lhasa, and was one of the
world's largest monastery, with a population of around 10000
monks. Drepung was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk.
Inside the Drepung Monastery you can observe: Ganden Palace,
Main Assembly Hall, Ngagpa College, Loseling College &
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Jokhang is the most revered religious structure
in Tibet. Although little remains Of its 7th century origins
and most of the sculptures that adorn its interior post date
the Cultural Revolution, the Jokhang bustling with worshippers
and redolent with mystery, is an unrivalled Tibetan Experience.
Inside the Jokhang temple are the Four Guardian Kings, two
on either side. Beyond this point is the main assembly hall
or Dukhang, a paved courtyard that is open to the sky. At
the end of the courtyard and just before the entrance to the
interior of the Jokhang itself is a long altar marked by a
row of flickering butter lamps. You can also find the chapels
of different gods & goddess inside the Jokhang.
The Norbulingkha, the Summer
Palace of the Dalai Lamas, situated in the western part of
the town. The first summer palace was founded by 7th Dalai
Lama in 1755. You can see the Palace of 8th Dalai Lama, Summer
Palace of 13th Dalai Lama inside the Norbulingkha. Norbulingkha
means Jewel Park.
Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse.
Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's holiest
lakee & important centre for pilgrimage. Gyantse (3950
m), in the Nyang Chu valley 254km south-west of Lhasa, is
one of the least Chinese influenced towns in Tibet and is
worth a visit for this reason alone
Visit the main attractions:
The town's principal attractions
are the Gyantse Kumbum, a magnificent tiered structure that
has only one ruined and remote contemporary in the Buddhist
world, Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Dzong. It is
easy to spend a couple of days in Gyantse.
Day 05: Gyantse-Shigatse (3900m).
Drive to Shigatse & en-route visit Shalu Monastery. Shigatse
(3900m) is the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional
capital of Tsang. Visit Tashiluhnnpo Monastery, spectacular
chapels and tombs of the Panchen Lamas & the Shigatse
Day 06: Shigatse-Shegar (4350 m)
Drive to Shigatse via Lhatze.
Day 07: Shegar-Zhangmu (2300 m)
Drive through the nomad and Yak hightablends. to Zhagmu via
Nyalam (3800 m), Lalung La pass (5050m) with panoramic view
of Himalayan Peaks. With good weather conditions is possible
to see the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyo, and the Shisha Pangma.
Day 08: Zhangmu - Kathmandu 116 km
Drive to Kathmandu through the Sunkosi river valley, following
the old salt route from India to Tibet