11-Day Xinjiang – Tibet Expedition Tour
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11-Day Xinjiang – Tibet Expedition Tour

11-Day Xinjiang – Tibet Expedition Tour

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Duration: 11 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Palkhor Monastery , Lake Manasarovar , Yamdrok Lake
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa

    We will drive to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River and Lhasa River and enjoy the Tibetan style dwellings on our way. Then we will take a rest and adapt ourselves to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel.

    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 in the morning. It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet.

    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. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. It is a free market and a famous circumambulation in Tibet.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 3:Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse

    The whole journey is 360 km and the highest altitude is about 5100 meters. We will make our way to the largest city in Tsang – Shigatse, via Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir (which was praised as Little Yamdrok Lake). We can also take an overview of Zongshan Castles and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 4:Shigatse – Saga

    Saga is an important transfer station in Ngari Prefecture. We can taken an overview of Mt. Gosainthan and Mt. Everest and enjoy the amazing natural landscapes on our way.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or Tent in SagaMeals:None
  • Day 5:Saga – Payam - Lake Manasarovar (Mapam Yumtso)

    Payam is a small town with rich Tibetan flavor on the grassland. You can enjoy the Tibetan dwellings and characteristic folk clothes. It presents you an idyllic landscape with flocks and herds. Then we will make our way to Lake Manasarovar, a famous holy lake in Tibet.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None
  • Day 6:Lake Manasarovar(Mapam Yumtso) – Tarchen

    Mapam Yumtso means undefeatable jade lake in Tibetan. It is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world with an altitude of 4587 meters. It is also one of the most highly respected holy lakes in Tibet. A large quantity of pilgrims would circumambulate around the lake every year. Then we will drive to Tarchen after we appreciate the landscapes of Mapam Yumtso in the morning.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or Tent in TarchenMeals:None
  • Day 7:Taqen – Baga – Tsada

    We will drive to Tsada after we enjoy the majestic beauty of the sunrise of Mt. Kailash in the morning. We will make a visit to Tsada and Ruins of Guge Kingdom. Tsada is noted for its beautiful sunset. We can take amazing pictures there.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse in Tsada Meals:None
  • Day 8:Tsada – Shiquanhe– Rutog

    We will set out for Shiquanhe (195 km), the location of the administrative office of Ngari in the morning. We will examine our cars and purchase some necessary supplies there. Then we will keep moving toward Rutog County (130 km).

    Accommodation:Guesthouse in RutogMeals:None
  • Day 9:Rutog – Bangongtso – Dorma – Jieshandaban-Dahongliutan

    We will make a visit to Bangongtso in the morning. Then we will arrive in Dahongliutan via Dorma.

    Accommodation:GuesthouseMeals:None
  • Day 10:Dahongliutan – Yecheng (Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region)

    We will set out for Yecheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (485 km).

    Accommodation:Hotel in Yecheng Meals:None
  • Day 11:The end of our journey

    End your journey.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:None

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