6-Day Lhasa–Shigatse-Shannan group tour
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6-Day Lhasa–Shigatse-Shannan group tour

6-Day Lhasa–Shigatse-Shannan group tour

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Duration: 6 days
Attraction: Palkhor Monastery , Tashilhunpo Monastery , Samye Monastery , Yungbu Lakhang
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa

    (70 kilometers away from the airport and 30 kilometers away from the railway station)We will pick you up at the airport or the railway station and present you a Hada which would bring you good luck. Then we will set out for the Holy City – Lhasa which has an altitude of 3658 meters. You can take a break for acclimatization in the rest of the day.

    Accommodation:Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 2:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace (1 hour). It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the regime of Songtsen Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace. The main constructions of the Red Palace are the Buddhism stupas and chapels while the White Palace acted as the residence of Dalai Lamas.In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple (1 hour) which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. There are also exquisite murals which present the history and culture of Tibet collected in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street (half an hour) which around the Jokhang Temple. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

    Accommodation:Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:breakfast
  • Day 3:Lhasa – Ganden Monastery - Sera Monastery

    We will leave Lhasa for Ganden Monastery in the morning.
    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Sera Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa. It is quite noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Sera means wild rose in Tibetan. It is said that this land was covered with wild roses before the construction of Sera Monastery.

    Accommodation:Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:breakfast
  • Day 4:Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse (360 km)

    We will leave Lhasa for Yamdrok Lake through Gambarak Mountain Pass (4780 meters above the sea level) after breakfast. Yamdrok Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It covers an area of 638 square kilometers with an altitude of 4441 meters. The landscapes of mountains and lakes here tops in southern Tibet. Then we will make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse via Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir on our way to Shigatse – the largest city in Tsang,take visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery .

    Accommodation:Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:breakfast
  • Day 5:Shigatse – Yarlung Zangbo River Valley – Qushui County – Yungbu Lakhang--Tsedang (350 km)

    We can appreciate the particular natural landscapes of Yarlung Zangbo River Valley on our way.  Follow by Yunbu Lahang,Then we will make our way to the cradle of Tibetan civilization – Tsedang via Qushui County.

    Accommodation:Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:breakfast
  • Day 6:Samye Monastery -Depart Tsedang

    We will make a visit to the first monastery in the history of Tibet – Samye Monastery in the morning.In the afternoon transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:breakfast

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