A trip to the "Roof of the World" guarantees to be an amazing experience. The majestic moonlike landscape and the stunning cultures make this one of the world's most alluring destinations. The 7-day tour covers Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Shannan (south prefecture). Lhasa, in the southeast part of Tibet, surrounded by colossal mountain ranges to the north and south, is the heart and soul of Tibet, its center of politics, economy, religion and culture. Not only the world famous symbol of the enigmatic power of politics and religion, the Potala Palace, is a great and breath-taking site of this city. Also for example the Jokhang Temple is an UNESCO site, the spiritual center and the holiest shrine of Tibet. In Tsetang one can visit the ‘cradle’ of Tibetan civilization and the first monastery in Tibet, the Samye Monastery.
Our first stop on this incredible classic tour will lead us through the ancient city of Lhasa. This wondrous city is generally regarded as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Jokhang and Drepung, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries will leave you with a sense of astonishment for years to come!This Tour is designed for Tibet Buddhism tour. Sights you are going to see: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung & Sera Monastery, Samye Monastery,Tramdruk Monastery, Tombs of Tibetan Kings, Yambulagang Palace and local people.!
DAY 01: ARRIVAL TSETANG
Today you will take flight by yourselves to the Tibet Autonomous Region. Your guide will meet you at Gongga airport and accompany you to check in the best hotel in Tsetang. O/N in Tsetang.
DAY 02: TSETANG / LHASA
In the morning, you will be accompanied to visit the first Palace in Tibet history, Yumbu Lakang, and the Holy Land of Buddhists in Tibet, the Trandruk Monastery. Before being transferred to Lhasa, you will take the ferryboat across the highest river of the world, the Yarlong Tsangpo River to visit the Samye Monastery, which is the first formal monastery that established triratna, referring to the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, or Buddhist priesthood. After the visits, you will be transferred to Lhasa city to check in at your hotel. O/N in Lhasa.
DAY 03: LHASA
You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama's stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, the Sera Monastery, and Dalai Lama's summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. After the day's sightseeing, you will be offered an insight into the daily life of the Tibetan people, you may also be served tea in their home. O/N in Lhasa.
DAY 04: LHASA
In the morning, you will visit the No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thangkas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. O/N in Lhasa
DAY 05: LEAVE LHASA
If you have enough time before taking flight to leave Tibet, your guide will take you to visit the Tibet Museum, which is the first museum in Tibet with modern functions, where you will have a glimpse of the combination of the traditional Tibetan architectural style and the modern style. The museum stores abundant rare items, from the prehistorically cultural relics, all kinds of Buddha and Bodhisattva figures, hand-written cultural books of past times, to various thangkas, musical and religious instruments, Tibetan handcrafts, etc. Here you will find a wonderful Tibet in one museum. You will bid farewell to the mysterious Tibet and its optimistic people, when your guide transfers you to the airport to take your flight.
01.Twin sharing different standard accommodation as per different category package with breakfast.
02.All necessary transportation by 4 WD Toyota Landcruiser.
03.Sightseeing tour as per the Program, an English speaking Guide and monastery entrance fees.
04.China/ Tibet visa fees, Tibet permit and necessary domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
05.Special Trekking permit for Simikot parts with liaison officer fees.
06.Accommodation in two men dome tent & all meals cooked by our own exp. cook during the treks
07.All camping and cooking equipments for treks.
01.All expenses of personal Nature.
02.Nepal re-entry visa fee and airport Departure Tax
03.Charge for photography, air ticket reconfirmation fee and Insurance.