6-Day Buddha Exhibition Tour
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6-Day Buddha Exhibition Tour

6-Day Buddha Exhibition Tour

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Duration: 6 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Sera Monastery , Palkhor Monastery , Tashilhunpo Monastery , Yamdrok Lake
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa (70 km)

    We will arrive in Lhasa around 16:00. Our local guide will greet you at 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 HotelMeals:None
  • Day 2:Potala Palace – Jokhang Monastery – Barkhor Street

    We will make a visit to 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 regime of Songtsan 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 Monastery (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 Monastery. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 3: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 set out for Shigatse, via Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse on the way to Shigatse, which is the biggest city in Tsang.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 4:Shigatse – Tashilhunpo Monastery – Free Market – Deqen Galsang Pozhang

    We will make a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery and experience the Buddha Exhibition Festival in the morning. The Buddha Exhibition in Tashilhunpo Monastery has a history of more than 500 years and is different from Buddha exhibitions in other monasteries. The Buddha Exhibitions in Tashilhunpo Monastery and Drepung Monastery are most famous and solemn ceremonies in Tibet. The Buddha Exhibition Festival of Tashilhunpo Monastery lasts from May 14 to May 16 according to the Tibetan Calendar. Thousands of Buddhism followers would come here to show their respects to the Buddha.

    In the afternoon, we will tour to the free market to experience the daily life of the local people. Then we will tour to the new palace of Panchen Lamas – Deqen Galsang Pozhang.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 5:Shigatse – Yarlung Zangbo River Valley – Nyemo County – Sera Monastery (300 km)

    We will back to Lhasa after breakfast along the national road of China and Nepal. We can appreciate the particular natural landscapes of Yarlung Zangbo River Valley on our way.

    In the afternoon, we will make a visit to one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa - Sera Monastery (1.5 hour). Sera means wild rose in Tibetan. It is said that this land was covered with wild rose before the construction of Sera Monastery.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 6:Leave Lhasa

    End your trip.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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