Tibet Highland Expedition

Shoton Excursion 2012

"Shoton" means yogurt festival.As Tibetan operas are performed and Buddha painings are exhibited at this time,it is also called "Tibetan Opera Festival" or "Buddha Exhibition Festival." The traditional way of starting the Shoton Festival is to show Buddha paintings.The main contents include Tibetan operas and gala parties,as well as dancing and singing at Norbu Lingka Palace.

This is a one of the special itinerary which named Shoton Excursion and our local Tibetan guide,driver will share the deep experience with you during the festival,you can take few options,fly from Kathmandu or Mainland China to Lhasa & by train to Lhasa.

Highlights:

Duration: 6days
Destination: Lhasa City
Maximum Altitude: 3650m
Best Season:
Photo Spot: Monasteries,Thangka displaying and Opera Dance.

15th Aug Day01:By train & ARRIVE TO LHASA and Transfer to Hotel O/nt Keychu Hotel

16th Aug Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Potala Palace, PM:Jokhang Temple
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, 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.

17th Aug Day03:SHORTON FESTIVAL BEGIN
AM:Drepung Monastery  PM:Norbulingka Palace
Drive to Drepung Monastery and to see the huge Thangka display and then contienu to Sera monastery's Thangka display,afternoon go to Norbu Lingka Palace (Summer Palace for H.H Daila Lama).
Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.

18th Aug Day04:SHORTON FESTIVAL
Excursion around Norbuling ka

19th Aug Day05:SHORTON FESTIVAL
Excursion around Norbulingka

20th Sept Day06:TRANSFER TO AIRPORT & TRAIN STATION
Drive to airport and fly out
* 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 drinks,alcoholic beverages,
* Lunch & dinner.
* Airfare / Train ticket.
* Tips for guide,porters,driver.
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