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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 5 days
Maximum number of people: 20
Location: Tsedang, Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple
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Tour’s Program

 

Tibet has for long captured the imagination of the world with its long history and rich vibrant culture. Travelers and pilgrims alike from all parts of the world have visited this ancient land, also known as roof of the world.

For travellers, especially those with a penchant for knowledge on history and the unique esoteric culture of Tibetan Buddhism, a visit to Lhasa and Tsedang is a must. Hence, (agency name) provides this package tour to Lhasa and Tsedang to fulfill all your desires with a fun filled experience.

Tsedang (Shannan) is one of the oldest inhabited places on the face of the earth. It is said to be the cradle of Tibetan civilization where the first Tibetans originated following the union of a divine monkey and a rock ogress. It is also home to some of Tibet’s oldest buildings, monasteries, temples, etc.

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet is one of the well-known tourist destinations in the world for its part in the rich history of Tibet. The city also holds a special spiritual significance because of the Potala palace, the Jokhang temple and the great monasteries located within its boundaries.

A day each in these two ancient cities of Tibet is certain to make your trip truly delightful, and will leave you enchanted with the unique culture of Tibet and kindhearted nature of the Tibetan people. A memorable experience is guaranteed.

Day 1 Arrival Lhasa Gonggar Airport Tsedang (Shannan)


Arrival at Gongkar Airport. Gongkar airport near Lhasa is one of the highest altitude airports in the world. As you come out of the airport, your local tour guide will meet you and escort you to the bus. The bus will then embark on a journey to Tsedang, which is located about 100 kms away. During the bus journey, you can view the natural beauty of the place with its rock mountains and lush green pastures. After your arrival at Tsedang, the rest of the day free for some well-deserved rest to fight the jet lag or to do some personal visits in the vicinity.

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Tsedang


Day 2 Tsedang


As the first rays of the morning sun shines on the horizon, you will be greeted by our cheerful tour guide who will escort you to the bus for a daylong trip into Tsedang. Tsedang is an ancient city. It is also believed to be the cradle of Tibetan civilization. In Tibetan mythology, it is here where the first Tibetans originated from the descendants borne out of a union between a divine monkey and rock ogress.

The daylong trip into Tsedang will also take you to the Yumbulagang palace, the first palace of the first Tibetan king Nyatri Tsenpo. Other notable stops include Samye monastery, the first monastic seat of Tibet and the Trunduk monastery, the first Buddhist temple in Tibet. You will have an overnight stay at Tsedang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Tsedang


Day 3 Tsedang Lhasa


On the third day of the trip, you will embark on a journey to Lhasa. The bus to Lhasa will depart in the morning. Upon arrival at Lhasa, you will be visiting the Drepung monastery, one of the three largest monastic seats in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. After you immerse yourself in the esoteric rituals of Tibetan Buddhism, you will be guided to the near by Tibet Museum. The Tibet Museum houses some rare Tibetan artifacts from preserved from the turmoil of the bygone eras.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa


Day 4 Lhasa


A trip to Lhasa without visiting the Potala palace is incomplete. The Potala palace is one of the best-known symbols of Tibet. It is also one of the highest elevation palaces of the world. During its heyday, the Potala palace is the office cum residence of the successive Dalai Lamas.

After visiting the Potala Palace, you will be guided to the Jokhang temple. The Jokhang is home to two of the most sacred statues of the Buddha, brought to Tibet during the 7th century. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor Street. A walk along this street circumambulating the temple is considered highly spiritual in Tibetan Buddhist circles. The Barkhor is also famous for its centuries old market, where pilgrims and traders from all corners of Tibet converge for trade or to catch the latest gossip


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa


Day 5 Departure Lhasa


The last day of the tour is reserved to prepare for your flight or train journey. It is upon your own arrangement to decide what mode of transport to choose.

Bid Lhasa a fond farewell as you board the flight or catch the train to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast
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Tour Cost Includes:

All necessary travel permits to Tibet.
All entrance fees for all tourist sites in the itinerary.
Knowledge English -speaking Tibetan local tour guides shared in your group
All lodging listed in the itinerary ,if you travel individually ,you need to share one room with another tourist ,while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself ,you will have to pay the single supplement.
Pick up and send off service st beginning /end of your
Lodging and meals for guides and drivers

Tour Cost Excluded:

International flights to and out of China.
Travel insurance covers trips cancellation and emergency recommended.
Meals not specified in the itinerary ,(usually it’s cost like 5 USD per person).
Expenses of personal nature (alcoholic beverages,laundry ,phone call etc)
Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Had brilliant experiences with gudie Yangzom,she is knowledgeable,funny,intresting and flexiable !ONLY Wishes i have more time as i visit only lhasa ,i will definitely come back !thank you
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