8 days Central Tibet tour

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa: Our guide and driver will come to pick you up from Lhasa train station or airport and transfer you to hotel (3650m)

Day 02: Lhasa: Morning visit Potala palace -Afternoon visit the Sera monastery

Day 03:Lhasa: Morning Drepung monastery -Norbulingka summer palace-Afternoon visit Jokhang temple

Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse Via Chushu town -Yarlung river -Shigatse-Tshai Lhunpo monastery  (3950m)(280km drive)

Day 05: Shigatse to Gyangtse visit Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery(4000m)(95km drive)

Day 06: Gyangtse to Tsedang Via Karola glacier-Yamdrok lake-Tsedang (3700m)(390km drive)

Day 07: Tsedang sightseeing: Morning visit th Yumbhulhakhang palace -afternoon visit Tradruk temple

Day 08: Tsedang to Lhasa airport and end the Tibet part tour(95km drive)

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa:

Our guide and driver will come to pick you up from Lhasa train station or airport and transfer you to hotel (3650m)

Day 02: Lhasa: Morning visit Potala palace -Afternoon visit the Sera monastery

Morning visit Potala palace, the seat of the both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Sera monastery 5 kilometer north of Lhasa City, it was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choejie, a disciple of Tsongkapa, and the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera are one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

Day 03:Lhasa: Morning Drepung monastery -Norbulingka summer palace-Afternoon visit Jokhang temple

Morning visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, it was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choejie, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. After visiting Drepung drive to Norbulingkha the summer palace of the Dalai Lama which was built in 18th century. Afternoon visit Jokhang temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses a golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha, which was brought to Tibet by Chinese princess Wenchen.

Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse Via Chushu town -Yarlung river -Shigatse-Tshai Lhunpo monastery  (3950m)(280km drive)

Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3950m), 280 km. Leave Lhasa and drive to Shigatse which is 280km west of Lhasa, it takes 5 hours driving and arriving at around 12 AM before noon, after lunch, visit the Tashi Lunpo monastery, which is the seat of the Panchen Lama.

Day 05: Shigatse to Gyangtse visit Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery(4000m)(95km drive)

Drive Shigatse to Gyangtse (4000m) After breakfast, drive 95km southeast of Shigatse, you will get to Gyangtse, Gyangtse is the bustling town steeped in history, in the 15th century, it serves the capital of a small kingdom. The beautiful Kumbum Chorten (stupa) built around 1400AD and the huge ruined castle.

Day 06: Gyangtse to Tsedang Via Karola glacier-Yamdrok lake-Tsedang (3700m)(390km drive)

Drive Gyangtse to Tsedang (3700m) 390km. It takes 8-9 hours driving from Gyangtse to Tsedang crossing the Karola Pass (5010m), the Korola pass climbs between two lofty mountains, Another one hour’s driving will get to Yamdrok Lake (turquoise lake) A beautiful drive of about 1 hour through the lakeside will soon get to The Kambala pass from where you will have beautiful view over the Whole lake then drive down the pass by twisting round and round to Tsedang.

Day 07: Tsedang sightseeing: Morning visit th Yumbhulhakhang palace -afternoon visit Tradruk temple

Tsedang sightseeing tour (3580m) Morning visit Yumbulakhang palace which is the earliest Buddhist Temple in Tibet. Afternoon visit Tradruk temple which is located 30 kilometers from the center of Tsedang.

Day 08: Tsedang to Lhasa airport and end the Tibet part tour(95km drive )

Drive Tsedang to Lhasa airport for your flight to next destination.

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