Tibet Classic Tour - Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse
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Tibet Classic Tour - Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse

Update: Jul. 18th, 2014

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Tourists planning to visit Tibet are always wondering which tour route is the best one. As a professional Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to introduce a classic tour for visitors. A Tibet classic tour should include Lhasa, Nyingchi and Shigatse.

Tourists visiting Lhasa must visit Potala Palace - the highest castle style architecture above the sea level. Visitors could appreciate the large amount of historical relics and explore the excellent architectural art. It will also be an unforgettable experience to witness the devout pilgrims in front of the Buddhas. Jokhang Temple was constructed in the middle 7th century. It keeps attracting numerous pilgrims ever since the Golden Statue of the 12-year old Buddha was enshrined in Jokhang Temple in 641. The famous Barkhor Street developed rapidly for more and more pilgrims here for worshiping. Currently, tourists visiting Barkhor Street could experience the local culture and folk customs personally. Barkhor Street is widely accepted as the most typical miniature of the human landscape of Lhasa and even Tibet. It is not only a pilgrimage circumambulation and also a modern street with numerous stores currently.

After one day acclimation in Lhasa, tourists making a Tibet classic tour could continue your journey to Nyingchi which is noted as the Switzerland on Tibet Plateau for its breathtaking natural landscapes. Actually, Nyingchi enjoys a much lower average altitude than Lhasa. But tourists have to climb over Mila Mountain Pass with an altitude over 5000 meters on the way to Nyingchi from Lhasa. Kingdinggou Waterfall, Niyang Pavillion, Lulang Forest Sea, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon and Baksumtso Lake are the must-visit sites in Nyingchi. Nyingchi has a quite different natural landscape compared to the other regions on Tibet Plateau. Tourists making a Tibet classic tour to Nyingchi could also have an overlook of Mt. Namjagbarwa (the most beautiful snow mountain in China) at the Observation Deck at Lulang Forest Sea and Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon.

After visiting Nyingchi, tourists could continue your Tibet classic tour to Namtso Lake - one of the three holy lakes on Tibet Plateau. The grand Nyainqentanglha Mountains and the clear Namtso Lake compose a breathtaking natural picture. Generally, it takes about 5 hours driving to Namtso Lake which is about 250 kilometers away from Lhasa. Tourists visiting Namtso Lake should prepare a warm cloth even in the hot summer for it is very cold at La-ken-la Mountain Pass with an altitude around 5200 meters all year around.

Mostly, visitors would visit Namtso Lake and go back to Lhasa City in one day so as to avoid staying overnight at Namtso Lake Scenic Area. Be frankly, the accommodation there is very poor. For tourists willing to spend a night there, the beautiful starry sky will must be an unforgettable memory. Some trekking enthusiasts and devout pilgrims would like to trek around Namtso Lake.

Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. Tourists making a Tibet classic tour could not only enjoy the breathtaking natural landscape, but also explore the profound Tibetan culture. Yamdrok Lake on the way to Shigatse is widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery and Sakya Monastery are must-visit sites for tourists interested in Tibetan Buddhism.

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