Samye & Potala Palace

Central Tibet Tour
(Lhasa/Tsedang/Gyantse)

Tour Code: CHH-TIB/06
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Price: US$ 0.00/-Nett PP

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 01: Kathmandu/Lhasa

After breakfast transfer to airport for Kathmandu / Lhasa flight, one of the world's most spectacular flight viewing Mount Everest, Gauri Shanker, Kanchanjunga, Makalu, etc.

Visit the castle of Yambulakhang, the oldest known dwelling in Tibet and Trandruk Monastery built by Songtsen Gompo in 7th century.
Overnight at the Tsedang 
 

Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Tsedang

Drive west of Zedang and cross the Tsangpo in a flat bottomed boat then a 45 minute drive over rough road brings you to Samye Monastery founded in 779 by Trisong Detsen, Tibet's second religion king after he had invited prominent Buddhists from India including the most famous - Padmasambhava and Santirakchita.
Overnight at the Tsedang hotel.
 

Day 03: Drive to Lhasa

Arrive Lhasa. Meet / assist and transfer to Lhasa Hotel. Lhasa - The capital city of Lhasa, situated at an altitude of 3607 meters (11,830 ft.) lies on the north bank of Kyichu river in the province of U (central Tibet). Visit Old Lhasa, the Tibetan section, centers around the Jokhang Temple and New Lhasa, the Chinese section, was built in the last 30 years around the base of the Potala with a Revolutionary Museum below the Potala that displays the evidence of Chinese wrought economic and social change during the past 30 years.
Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 04: Lhasa sightseeing

AM: Explore beautiful Potala Palace with its marvelous architecture and the center of political and religious power for the Dalai Lamas.

PM: Visit Norbulingka and Jokhang monasteries which contains the summer palaces of 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas and the spiritual center of Tibet from the 7th century A.D.
Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 05: Drive Lhasa / Shigatse

After breakfast drive to Shigatse with altitude 3900m (12,800 ft.), Tibet's second largest city and the administrative center of a vast area near its richest farming areas. Also visit at the western trip, beneath Mt. Dormari, Tashilhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen lamas and of Tibet greatest monasteries.
Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 06: Drive Shigatse / Gyantse

Gyantse - altitude 3,800m (12,465 ft.) is about 210 km from Lhasa and was once Tibet's third most important city. In former times it was a fort, the centre of Tibet's wool trade and a gateway to the outside world. A high rocky ridge topped by a ruined fortress ruins through the middle of Gyantse, dividing it into two parts. On the west is a large monastery complex and part of the original city with a market street.
Overnight at the Gyantse.
 

Day 07: Drive Gyantse / Lhasa

After breakfast drive to Lhasa. Arrive Lhasa check-into hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 08: Early breakfast and transfer to the airport fly back to Kathmandu.

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