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Best of Tibet Cultural Tour

DURATION : 7 Nights / 8 Days

DESTINATIONS : Lhasa - Tsedang - Gyantse - Shigatse -Lhasa

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to Visit
Lhasa Potala palace, The grandest of this myriad chapels, Tibet Museum, Johkang temple, The Drepung, The Sera, the Tashilunpo Monastery and Potala Palace. 
Tsetang Samye Monastery, Yambulakhang Palace, the burial Tomb and Tadruk Monastery.
Gyantse Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier, Shigatse, Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse.

Short Description

The cultural tour of Tibet in 7 nights/ 8 days touches upon virtually all the essential tourists’ attractions of major Tibetan cities and monasteries. With an enjoyable visit of Yamdrok Lake, tourists can have a full picture of the past and present of Tibet. Tsetang is the cradle of Tibetan civilization.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrival – Lhasa (By Flight)

Arrive at Lhasa, by flight, upon arrival you will be met by our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture, though heavily diluted recently by government-sponsored migrations of Han and Hui Chinese, remains strong. Tibet spans the worlds largest and, with average heights of over 4,000 m, also the world's highest plateau.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, morning go to visit the famous Potala palace and explore The grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. Tibet Museum is an important window to introduce the glorious culture of Tibet, as a free Museum in Lhasa, you should not miss it. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Holist Temple in Tibet, The Johkang temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, The Drepung and The Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous for it was the government centre during the fifth dalai lama and later moved to the famous Potala Palace during the fifth dalai lama. After having lunch, we will visit The Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is its Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 6:00 - 7:30 in the afternoon.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa – Tsetang (158 KM - 04 Hours)

Morning breakfast at hotel, later drive about 4 hours to Tsedang, which is known as the capital of the ancient Yarlung Kingdom. En-route, take ferry across Yarlungzongpo River and visit Samye Monastery. The Samye Monastery is the first temple to be built in Tibet and the first complete with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. 
Overnight stay at hotel in Tsetang

Day 5: Tsetang Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel; later we will do sightseeing Yambulakhang Palace, the first building of Tibet which is built in 2nd century for Tibetan Kings. It sites on a summit of a small hill on the east bank of the Yarlung River. Then drive to see the burial Tomb of Tibetan Kings. We also pay a visit to Tadruk Monastery in the afternoon.
Overnight stay at hotel in Tsedang.

Day 6: Tsetang - Gyantse (310 Km - 07 Hours)

Morning breakfast at hotel later drive to Gyantse, Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, we move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring
Overnight stay at hotel in Gyantse. 

Day 7: Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

Breakfast at hotel. Before spending about 4 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo Monastery, as the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, containing the world's largest gilded copper image (26m high) of future god Jampa. Drive along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa.

Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

Route Map

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