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Chu River Rafting Tour

DURATION : 6 Nights / 7 Days

DESTINATIONS : Lhasa - Tibet - China

Tour Highlights

Destinations  Places to visit
Lhasa Brahmaputra River, Plateau Scenery, Potala Palace, Johkang Temple,Barkhor Kora, Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Tidrum Nunnery

Short Description

Lhasa, the city has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is the political, economic and cultural center of the Tibet and one of the highest cities in the world with an elevation of about 3600 m above sea level. It lies in the center of the Tibetan plateau with surrounding mountains rising to 5800 m and Lhasa River is flowing at south side. So, it makes an area of ultimate scenic beauty.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrival at Lhasa

Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to your hotel in Lhasa. From airport to Lhasa city, it only takes half an hour of driving along the Lhasa-airport highway. Driving along the Brahmaputra River, you will not only amaze by the spectacular Plateau Scenery, but also have a chance to see a great variety of wild birds. If you take the train to Lhasa, normally you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening, 20 minutes drive will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Check into hotel, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude

Stay overnight in Lhasa. 

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing - Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

In the morning, we are about to visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, and you will experience its audience halls, the jewelled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. In the afternoon, we will tour 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 Barkhor Kora (circling around Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street) and bargain with vendors for Tibetan souvenirs on Barkhor Street.

​Stay overnight in Lhasa.  

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung Monastery was situated at the foothill of a mountain and was once home to 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung was famous for its role as the governmental centre during the fifth dalai lama and later was moved to the famous Potala Palace during the fifth dalai lama. After having lunch, we continue to visit Sera Monastery founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive scene is its monk debate held in the debating courtyard mostly around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa-Ganden Monastery- Tidrum (120 km- 4hrs)

In the morning, drive about 60 km eastwards to visit the Ganden Monastery, which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. Then drive to Tidrum, 110 km northeast of Lhasa). It has a great location in a narrow gorge at the confluence of two streams. You can have the famous medicinal hot-springs there and visit Tidrum Nunnery nearby.

Stay overnight in Guesthouse (Dorm bed).

Day 5: Drigung Til Moanstery and Drigung Chu Half Day Rafting

Early drive to Drigung Til which sprouts from a high, steep ridge overlooking the Drigung Valley. Drigung Til is the head monastery of the Drigungpa school of the Kagyupa order. Up to the hill of Drigung Til, there is one the holiest sky-burial site in Lhasa region. Please note that watching Sky-burial ceremony is forbidden if you have not get permission of the bereaved family. Then enjoy a half-day rafting on the Drigung Chu River. Camping.

Stay overnight in local hotel or guesthouse.

Day 6: Full Day of Rafting and back to Lhasa

The whole day is for you to paddle the stunningly beautiful Drigung Chu and Drigung Valley. In late afternoon, drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 7: Lhasa - Departure

Transfer to Lhasa airport for your flight back home.

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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