9-Day Guangzhou – Shannan Tour
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9-Day Guangzhou – Shannan Tour

9-Day Guangzhou – Shannan Tour

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Duration: 9 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Namtso Lake
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Guangzhou – Lhasa (Qinghai-Tibet Railway)

    We will take T264 leave Guangzhou for Lhasa.

    Accommodation:On the TrainMeals:None
  • Day 2:On the train

    We could enjoy the natural landscape along the railway.

    Accommodation:On the TrainMeals:None
  • Day 3:Arrive in Lhasa (30 km)

    Our train will enter into Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the morning. We could enjoy the amazing natural landscaped of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau along the railway. You can see the running Tibetan antelopes at the Hoh Xil Natural Reserve if you are lucky enough.

    We will arrive in the final stop of Qinghai-Tibet Railway – Lhasa around 18:30. Our local guide will greet you in 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 4: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 Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 5:Lhasa – Lake Namtso - Lhasa (500 km)

    We will set out for Lake Namtso 250 kilometers away from Lhasa. It is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and a famous holy place of Tibetain Buddhism. It covers an area of 1900 square kilometers with an altitude of 4718 meters. It is the second largest salt water lake in China and also the highest salt water lake above the sea level.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 6: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 HotelMeals:B
  • Day 7:Shigatse – Yarlung Zangbo River Valley – Qushui County – Tsedang (350 km)

    We will make a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery after breakfast and then back to Lhasa along the national road of China and Nepal. We can appreciate the particular natural landscapes of Yarlung Zangbo River Valley on our way. Then we will make our way to the cradle of Tibetan civilization – Tsedang via Qushui County.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B
  • Day 8:Yungbu Lakhang – Trundruk Monastery – Tombs of the Tibetan Kings (120km)

    We will make a visit to Yungbo Lakhang – the first palace of Tibet which could be dated back to 2100 years ago after we arrived in Tsedang. It is said that Yungbo Lakhang was constructed for the first Tibetan king – Nyatri Tsenpo by the followers of Bon in second century B.C. Yungbo Lakhang acted as the palaces of the Tibetan kings till 7th century. The 33rd Tibetan king – Songtsen Gampo united Tibet and moved his capital to Lhasa. Yungbu Lakhang became the summer palace of Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng of Chinese Tang Dynasty.

    Then we will tour to Trandruk Monastery - the first Buddhism monastery in the history of Tibet. It was built in 641 during the reign of Songtsen Gampo. It collected a lot of precious cultural relics, including the Pearl Thangka, Sakyamuni Thangka, and the Statue of 8-year Padmasambhava. We will tour to Tombs of the Tibetan Kings. Tombs of the Tibetan Kings refer to the tombs of the 29th to 40th kings of Tubo Kingdom, as well as their queens and ministers.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B
  • Day 9:Leave Lhasa

    End your trip.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:B

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