5-Day Xining – Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake Tour
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5-Day Xining – Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake Tour

5-Day Xining – Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake Tour

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Duration: 5 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Sera Monastery , Yamdrok Lake
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Xining – Lhasa (Qinghai-Tibet Railway)

    Take a train in Xining for Lhasa.

    Accommodation:On the TrainMeals:None
  • Day 2:Arrive in Lhasa (30km)

    We will arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon. Our local guide will pick you up at 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:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 3:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will visit the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace (1hour). 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 which around the Jokhang Temple. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 4:Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa – Sera Monastery (290km)

    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.

    In the afternoon, we will back to Lhasa and pay a visit to Sera Monastery (1.5 hours). Sera Monastery is one of the tree largest monasteries in Lhasa. It is noted for its Buddhism scripture debating.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 5:Leave Lhasa

    We will transfer you to the railway station after breakfast.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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