Tibet Cultural tour – Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by air or train
Once you arrive at Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, you will travel to Lhasa city. The remainder of the day can be enjoyed by relaxing and acclimatizing. O/N at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing In Lhasa
After breakfast at hotel, you will have comfortable visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkor bazaar. In the afternoon, the trip will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located a few kilometers north of Lhasa and is home to numerous Tibetan monks. The trip will return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Sightseeing In Lhasa
The journey to Tibet will not be completed without exploring the great Potala Palace. It is Lhasa’s prime attraction and is the truly wonder of eastern architecture. The first site of this enormous structure will be the glorious moment remembered for years to come. This palace was once the home to Dalai Lama. This enjoyful day will terminate with a visit to the Drepung – once the world’s largest monastery, settlement of more than 5000 monks which is situated hidden in rocky ridges just several miles from the city. O/N at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa-Namtso-Lhasa excursion
Trip to Lake Namtso is one of the four most popular holy lakes in Tibet. It is an alluring and thrilling journey. One can cross the great grasslands, view so many Tibetan shepherds, experience the clean and great holy lake which will not make him/her feel uncomfortable in your private coach spending even six to seven hours making stops wherever you want to take pictures. O/N at hotel.
Day 05: Lhasa to Gyangtse then to Xigatse
The trip starts after breakfast which is little bit challenging but fascinating. You will encounter two high passes over 5000meters Khamba La and Kharo La along with one tranquil Lake called Yamdrok Tso during drive which provide tempting views of the Tibetan Himalaya range. After you reach Gyantse, you will explore more amazing Tibetan culture as you see the Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum. Then, the trip will continue another two hours easy drive to Xigatse. O/N at hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse sightseeing then drive back to Lhasa
Shigatse has lot to offer you. Normally you will visit the giant Tashilungpo Monastery, local carpet factory, the free market, It is very charming to observe how ancient Tibetan culture differs from the modern day culture that we are following. There are uncountable numbers of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. Late afternoon, comfortable drive back to Lhasa via different highway. O/n in Lhasa at hotel.
Day 07: Final departure from Tibet to your next destination
As usual, our guide and driver with the private coach will drop you off to the Lhasa Train Station or Lhasa Gongkhar Airport, you may say them good bye and fly to your destination.