10-Day Ganden Monastery – Samye Monastery Tour
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10-Day Ganden Monastery – Samye Monastery Tour

10-Day Ganden Monastery – Samye Monastery Tour

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Duration: 10 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Ganden Monastery , Sera Monastery , Tibet Museum , Drepung Monastery , Trandruk Monastery , Samye Monastery , Yungbu Lakhang
Update: Jan. 20th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa

    Our local guide will greet you at the airport or the railway station and present you a Hada (presenting Hada is a special ceremony of Tibetan for greeting their guests). Then we will set out for the Holy City – Lhasa which is 3658 meters above the sea level. You could take a rest and adapt yourself to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel.

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

    We will visit 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 reign of Songtsen Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple 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:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 3:Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery – Tibet Museum

    In the morning, we will make a visit to Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries of Gelug Sect. It is also the largest monastery in the world. There were more than 10000 Buddhists in the monastery in its heyday.

    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. Then we will make a visit to Tibet Museum, where we could learn more history and culture of Tibet.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 4:Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Heybu Village

    We can rent a yak to carry our supplies and necessities. We will leave Lhasa for Ganden Monastery in the morning. In the afternoon, we will start our trekking. It will be a hard day since it is our first trekking day. We will trek into the remote mountains after we take the last overview of Lhasa. Three hours later, we will arrive in Heybu Village.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or Tent Meals:B
  • Day 5:Heybu Village - Sukara Bealock - Camp Site

    We will set out from Heybu Village in the morning and climb over Sukara Bealock with an altitude of 5250 meters. Then we will camp at the foot of the mountain. Our camp site is a meadow by a river which has amazing sunset landscape.

    Accommodation:Tent Meals:B
  • Day 6:Camp Site – Chitula Bealock - Camp Site

    We will set out from our camp site in the morning and climb over the Chitula Bealock with an altitude of 5228 meters. It will take us about three hours to climb to the top of the bealock. Then we will camp at the foot of the mountain. We can camp at the camp site of the Tibetan graziers – a grassland with a stream flows through. We can also trek one more hour to our next camp site, a place with numerous azalea trees. We can chat around the campfire and enjoy the twinkling stars in the sky.

    Accommodation:TentMeals:B
  • Day 7:Camp Site – Changda Village – Nyuonggo Village – Samye Monastery

    We will start our trekking along the river valley. The road today is relatively wide and flat compared to the roads of the other two days. We could even enjoy the amazing river landscapes. Two hours later, we will arrive in Changda Village. Then we will make our way to Samye Monastery by tractor.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse Meals:B
  • Day 8:Samye Monastery – Tsedang

    We will make a visit to Samye Monastery in the morning. In the afternoon, we will drive to Tsedang – the location of the administrative office of Shannan Prefecture.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 9:Yumbu Lakhang – Trundruk Monastery – Tombs of Tibetan Kings (120 km)

    In the morning, we will pay a visit to the first palace of Tibet – Yumbu Lakhang with a history of 2100 years. It is said that it was built for the first Tibetan king by the followers of Bon in the 2nd century B.C. Songtsen Gampo moved his capital to Lhasa and Yumbu Lakhang became his Summer Palace in 7th century. Then we will make a visit to Trundruk Monastery – the first Buddhism monastery in the history of Tibet. It is rich in historical and cultural relics.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Tombs of Tibetan Kings. It is the largest well preserved tombs of the Tibetan Kings in Tibet.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 10:Leave Tibet

    We will transfer you to the airport or the railway station.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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