Tibet Highland Expedition

Shodon Excursion 2010

"Shoton" in Tibetan means sour milk banquet.As Tibetan operas are performed and Buddha paintings are exhibited at this time,it is also called "Tibetan Opera Festival" or "Buddha Exhibition Festival." The traditional way of starting the Shodon Festival is to show Buddha paintings.The main contents include Tibetan operas and gala parties,as well as dancing and singing,The Shoton Festival starts on the 20th day of the 6th month according to Tibetan calendar and lasts eight days.

This is a one of the special itinerary which named Shodon 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: Aug
Photo Spot: Monasteries,Thangka diplying and Opera Dance.

08th Aug Day01:By train & ARRIVE TO LHASA and Transfer to Hotel O/nt Keychu Hotel

09th Aug Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Potala Palace PM:Jokhang temple

10th Aug Day03:SHORDON FESTIVAL BEGIN
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).

11th Aug Day04:SHORDON FESTIVAL
Excursion around Norbuling ka

12th Aug Day05:SHORDON FESTIVAL
Excursion around Norbulingka

13th Aug Day06:TRANSFER TO AIRPORT & TRAIN STATION
- 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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