8 Days -Lhasa -Yamdrok lake-Gyangste-Shigatse-Lhasa

8 Days -Lhasa -Yamdrok lake-Gyangste-Shigatse-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

Barkhore square khora

Barkhore square khora

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 Buddha Sakyamuni 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

Norbulingka new summer palace

Norbulingka new summer palace

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

Sera monastery monks debate

Sera monastery monks debate

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 -Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier-Gyangtse

Karola glacier

Karola glacier

The first day we drive westwards to Mt.Kailash will reach Gyantse , which is the second biggest town in Tibet. on the way to Gyangtse , we will pass kangpa-la with 4794m, from the top of the pass in clear weather, we can see the Yamdrotso lake in fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Just a few kilometers’ driving through the shore of lake yamdrok-yutso reaches Nangartse county and is the largest town on the lake side. and stop lunch at Nangartse town and after finished lunch drive toward Gyangste, after half hours you have to cross the 5050m karo-la pass  with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier.  After Karola glacier you will reach to Gyangtse former main Tibet trade center between Nepal, Indian and Bhutan. and 1904 English Young Husband who first come to Tibet on 1904 and usually Gyantse is famouse in wool and also very good farming area in Tibet.

Day 06: Gyangtse-visit the Kumbum stupa & phelchoe monastery-Shigatse

Gyangtse Dzong or castle

Gyangtse Dzong or castle

Morning vist Kumbum stupa and Phelchoe monastery  Gyantse’s pride is the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After you enjoy exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Having driven to an altitude of 3900 meter, you find yourself at Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet.

Day 07 : Shigatse -Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery -Lhasa

Shigatse TashiLhunpo monastery

Shigatse TashiLhunpo monastery

The primary target today is the giant monastery in Shigatse city, (Tashilunpo Monastery), the preaching place of Panchen Lama who is the most prestigious Tibetan leader in vast Shigatse Prefecture. Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the four famous monasteries of Gelugpa Sect where travelers can look up at the tallest copper statue of (Great Figure of Buddha). the exclusive relaxing place in Tibet where travelers will have the chance to view Brahmaputra sightseeing, grasslands in desert, sand dunes and Tibetan incense workbenches.  We are returning to Lhasa after lunch. On the whole way, what will be permanently impressive are unique Tibetan customs, the small valley of River Brahmaputra and alpine scenery

Day 08: Depart Lhasa

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and end the Tibet part tour