6-Day Namtso Trekking Tour
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6-Day Namtso Trekking Tour

6-Day Namtso Trekking Tour

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Duration: 6 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Sera Monastery , Tibet Museum , Drepung Monastery , Namtso Lake
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 Hotel Meals: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 –Yampachen Hot Spring – Namtso Lake

    We will drive to Yampachen along Qinghai-Tibet Highway in the morning. We can enjoy the famous hot spring there. Then we will make our way to Namtso Lake – one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It is also the highest salt water lake above the sea level and second largest salt water lake in China. We can enjoy the amazing sunset landscapes and the twinkling stars in the sky of Namtso Lake after dinner.

    Accommodation:GuesthouseMeals:B
  • Day 5:Tashi Peninsula – Damgxung – Lhasa

    We will trek to Tashi Peninsula after we appreciate the amazing sunrise landscape of Namtso Lake in the morning. There are two monasteries on the peninsula. The Statues of Master Padmasambhawa are enshrined in the monasteries. We can also step on the viewing deck to enjoy the landscape of Namtso Lake from a different angle. Then we will back to Lhasa.

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

    We will transfer you to the airport or railway station.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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