7 Days Lhasa-Namsto lake -Lhasa
Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa
Arrival at train station or airport in Lhasa, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet. (Overnight in Lhasa)
Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple
Morning visit the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet . In Tibetan language it refers to “Buddha’s house” because the main statue is said to be made by Buddhayamuni himself time. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called “Bakhore”. One of the most important religious paths.
Afternoon visit the Ramoche temple: Ramoche temple is considered to be the sister temple to the Jokhang which was completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas
Morning visit the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures the international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.
Afternoon visit the Norbulingka summer palace the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lama. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the most holy sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history
Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery
Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji. Within just a year of the completion the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks. In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace that was home to the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala palace. It was from here that the early Dalai lamas exercised their political as well as religious control over central Tibet, and the second, third and fourth Dalai lamas are entombed here.
Afternoon visit the Sera monastery: All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometres northern of Lhasa. It is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet
Day 05: Lhasa -Namsto lake
Today, driven 220km to Namtso Lake, which is known as “Heavenly Lake” and one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet; the largest lake throughout Tibet and the second saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake. The tour then takes you to Lake Namtso, the second-largest saltwater lake in China. Sitting at an impressive elevation of over 4,700 meters, the lake, its big skies and landscape are extremely beautiful. From its banks, you can gaze across the deep azure waters all the way to the surrounding snow-capped peaks far in the distance. (Overnight in Namsto lake guest house.)
Day 06: Namsto lake -Lhasa
Drive back to Lhasa with same route (Overnight in Lhasa)
Day 07: Depart Lhasa
Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and depart Lhasa and end the Tibet Tour