6 Days Lhasa -Gyantse-Shigatse tour
Tour Code: XZT03
Tour Type: Private Tour, sigheseeing, cultural journey
Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Yamdrok Lake,Palkhor monastery, Tashilumpo monastery
Highlight: During 6 days tour, you'll have a visit to the Monasteries and temples in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Their main attractions reflect the Tibetan Buddhist culture. You can get the chance to feel the Holy and Buddist places in Tibet after the itinerary
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day01 Arrive in Lhasa, transfer to hotel. [D]
Arrive at Gonggar Airport, pick up and transfer to Lhasa(3650 m) with about 50 minutes' driving (100km), in the afternoon rest.
Day02 Lhasa sightseeing [B/L/D]
In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama's. In the afternoon visit Jokhang temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The Jokhang temple was built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the Barkhor Bazza, there you can find many kinds of local products.
Day03 Lhasa Sightseeing, visit Drepung and Sera monastery[B/L/D]
In the morning visit Drepung monastery, the biggest monastery in Tibet which was created in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama had resided in. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called "the court of wild rose". Today still 200 lamas live in there. You may enjoy the exciting scripture debating there.
Day 04 Lhasa--Gyantse--Shigatse, visit Yamdrok lake, Palkhor monastery with Kumbu pagoda.[B/L/D]
Yamdrok lake is one of the three most sacred lakes in Tibet. Palkhor monastery is the main attractions of Gyantse town.
Day 05 Shigatse-Lhasa, visit Tashilumpo monastery and then drive back to Lhasa.[B/L/D]
Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet, the Tashilumpo monastery is one of the biggest monastery in Tibet, the residence of Panchen Lama.
Day06 Take flight to continue your next destinations.[B]
Get the price: This tour is a private tour and departure date will be based on your request. Prices depend on travel seasons and will be quoted upon request.