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Eastern Tibet Tour with Lhasa & Tsedang

Tour Code: LXAP003   Travel to Tibet
Trip Duration: 6 days  
Departure Day: Daily    
Visiting: Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Trupeng Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery, Tsedang, Yumbulakang and Trundruk monastery, Samye Monastery  
Summary: Lhasa, Tibet's capital is a mystical and mysterious city steeped in Tibetan and Buddhist Culture. Shannan (Tsedang), in the middle reaches of YurlongTsangpo River and south to Mountain Nyancheng Tanghla is the cradle place of Tibet civilization. The 6 days Eastern Tibet tour will lead you to explore the primitive civilization of Tibet...

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Day 1 Arrive / Lhasa (-/-/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by you

Lhasa TourTake a morning flight to Lhasa, which means holy land of Buddha's land in Tibetan, is the political religious economical and cultural centre of Tibet. Free at leisure to acclimatize yourself to the high latitude for the rest of the day.

Day2 Lhasa (B/L/-)

Visit Potala Palace the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas in the morning. It is one of the most famous architectural works of Tibet & the cream of Tibetan culture. Built in the colossal monastic style of Central Tibet by Gyelwa Ngapa the fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century, it stands 300m above the valley atop the hill called Marpo Ri. This thousand rooms Potala dates from 1645 when the fifth Dalai Lama began erecting a palace that would serve as a sacred and administrative center.

In the afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, which has architectural features from the Tang Dynasty and from Indian & Nepali Buddhist Temples. Explore the Barkhor market, which was until early fifties a grand, exciting year-round trade fair, crowded with merchants from all over central Asia. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.

Day3 Lhasa (B/L/-)

Jokhang Temple of LhasaIn the morning, drive (20-minutes) to Trupeng Monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet and belongs to the Gelugpa sect. This monastery has plenty of historical relics, Bhuddist scriptures, arts & crafts. Trupeng literally means "heaps of rice" and the fertility of its fields supported a monastic community that before 1959, ranked as Tibet's largest monastery with 7,770 monks. In the afternoon, Visit the Sera Monastery in the afternoon, one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1414, by Jamchen Chojey (Sakya Yeshe,) a disciple of Tsong Khapa. Sera Monastery is still standing in Tibet, and once again houses some Tibetan Buddhist monks.

Day 4 Lhasa-Tsedang(B/L/-)

Driver to Tsedang today, Tsedang located by Yarlung Valley, is the birthplace of earliest Tibetans and the political and economical centre of Shannan prefecture.

Tsedang literally means "monkey's playground". The Yarlung Valley scenic area is a ntional acenic park with Samye Monastery, Yumbu Lhakang Palace, we will visit the Yumbulakang and Trundruk monastery.

Day 5 Tsedang (B/L-)

Drive for about 70km to Samye Monastery. "Samye" means surprise in Tibetan. It is the first temple to be built in Tibet and the first complete one with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Day 6 Tsedang / Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to next destinations.

Note:Booking at least 11working days prior to the departure day is required as Tibet Permit application must be summited 10 working day in advance to the departure day according to the Tibet Tourism administration.


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