Tibet Highland Expedition

The Heart of Tibetan Civilization Tour

Take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa which passes over the high Himalayan peaks, and then spend 10 days travelling around central Tibet,during which you will visit Tibet's first monastery which named 'Samye',Tibet frist king's palace,Yambulagang,as well as the Yarlong valley and the tombs of the Tibetan kings,the beautiful Yamdoktso Lake,the high passes of Mount.Nyicheng Gangsang,Gyantse (Kubum stupa),and Shigatse (Tashilunbu Monastery),home of the Panchen Lama.

Highlights:

Duration: 10days
Destination: Tsethang, Samye, Yamdraktso Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhasa
Maximum Altitude: 5050m
Best Season: Jan, Feb, March, Aprill, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct
Photo Spot: Samye, Khambala pass, Lhasa

Day01:FLY TO LHASA GANGAR AIRPORT
Fly over the Himalayans and transport to Tsetang Overnight Snow Pigeon Hotel (100km)2hrs

Day02:DRIVE TO YARLONG VALLEY
This morning drive to Yambulagang Palace and one the way back visit the Tardik Monastery,Chongye Valley, visit the tombs of the ancient Tibetan kings adn hiking on the mountains and drive back to Tsethang Overnight Snow Pigeon Hotel (50km)2hrs

Day03:DRIVE TO SAMYE MONASTERY
This morning travel by ferry around more then an hour and buy bus to Samye Monastery,Visit Samye Monastery and back to Tsethang Overnight Snow Pigeon Hotel

Day04:DRIVE TO GYANTSE
Drive to Gyantse via Yamdoktso Lake Overnight Gyantse Hotel & Fort Hotel (325km)7hrs

Day05:EXCURSION THE OLD TWON
Visit Palcheo Monastery with Kubum Stupa and excursion around the old town Overnight Fort Hotel

Day06:DRIVE TO SHIGATSE
Drive to Shigatse via Shalu Monastery and it is the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight Hotel Manasarova (90km) 2hrs

Day07:SIGHTSEEING
In morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery (Residance of Pancheng Lamas).Drive back to Lhasa Overnight Shangbala & Keychu Hotel (280)4hrs

Day08:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Sera Monastery PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street,
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu.

Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple,Overnight at Keychu Hotel & Shangbala hotel

Day09:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Potala PM:Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces,pavilions and a zoo.

Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa,Overnight at Keychu Hotel

Day10:DRIVE TO AIRPORT
Fly to KTM. Farewell dinner (62KM)1hr
- Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city as per above programs.
- Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser & Deluxe bus.
- Tibet travel permit.
- Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
- Monasteries entrance fees as per program
- Travel insurance
- Cold drinksalcoholic beverages,
- Lunch & dinner
- Nepal Re- entry visa,
- Tips for guide, porters, driver.
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