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Lhasa - Tsedang Travel Guide - Gyantse - Shigatse

Description :This join in tour is delicately arranged by China Absolute Tours and offered you a top rank classic Tibet tour package including the most visited part of Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse including well made daily schedule and carefully selected hotels with reasonable budget. Get a general understanding of Tibetan culture through this 8 day tour. Each mouth the join in tour depart twice so that you can arrange your travel plan more flexibly.
Tour Code : TB-GR-04
Price : from US$1078 p/p
Departure Date : March to Nov. 2013 Every,Tuesday,Saterday Min. 2 persons

Day 1

Lhasa   (No meal included)

Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, Lhasa of Tibet, you will meet your assistance and be transferred to Lhasa downtown with one and half hours by driving. On the way, you will get greeted by Nie Tang Budda – a Budda image engraved in the mountain face.

 
Afternoon, enjoy your leisure time for acclimatization or pay a visit to local bazaar on your own.

Day 2

Lhasa   (B, L)

Visits : Potala Palace

After your breakfast at your hotel, you will be guided to see sightseeing with the Lhasa’s cardinal landmark-Potala Palace. This massive 13-soreyed building used to be the highest building prior to the early period of last century, used to be the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to 7th century A.D. which was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The “Buddhism Scriptures Debating” in Sera is very famous. 

In the afternoon, take a visit to Sera Monastery. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 3

Lhasa   (B, L)

Visits : Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka

After breakfast, you will be guided to see sightseeing of the most revered religious structure in Tibet-Jokhang Temple. Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibet, refers to “Buddha’s House” in Tibetan language because the main statue enshrined is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple is the convergence of Tibet’s Spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims, here you can meet all the tribes from Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping.
 
In the afternoon,continus to visit of Norbulingkhathe summer palace of the Dalailama. Later, be transferred back to your hotel.
 
 

Day 4

Lhasa -> Tsedang Travel Guide   (B, L)

Today, you will be driven along the Tsangpo river to visit the fantastic Samye monastery, believed to be Tibet´s first monastery, built between 775 and 779. The original building is no longer intact due to destruction caused by wars and natural disasters, but the monastery has been rebuilt each time and still remains the symbol of Tibet´s national identity. Its main building is a three-story tower with an interior influenced by Tibetan, Han and Indian styles. In the afternoon visit of Yumbulakhang palace- the first building of Tibet as the palace for the first Tibetan king.

Day 5

Tsedang Travel Guide -> Gyantse   (B, L)

After breakfast, leave for Gyanste, after about 3 1/2 hours’ driving, climbing over the snow pass of Kambala(4790m), have a overlooking the Yangdrok lakeat top of the KambabaLa pass, the view of the lake and the snowpeak afar are marvelous and impressive. After down from the mountain, we continue our drive along the lakeside, stop for after about 90km, in the late afternoon, arriving in Gyangtse, visit Perkhor Chode monastery in the sunset time.
 

Day 6

Gyantse -> Shigatse   (B, L)

Visits : Tashilhunpo Monastery

After breakfast, we leave the small town of Gyantse to Shigatse, the second large city in Tibet and  the capital of Tsang, lying 354 km west of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,810 m/12,570 ft, visit to the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery, home of Tibet´s Panchen Lama, a sprawling complex with a gigantic Maitreya (Future Buddha) statue. Various temples contain ornate reliquary chortens. Visit Shigatse´s outdoor market for some real treasures.
 

Day 7

Shigatse -> Lhasa   (B, L)

This day is an easy journey, driving along the Yarlung Zsangpo River back to Lhasa. On the way stop at a small village side the road to visit the Tibetan handmade incense mill and workshop.
 

Day 8

Lhasa   (B)

At appointed time, you will be transferred to airport to take your flight to your next destination or back warm home. End of your memorable travel in Tibet!

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