Tibet Highland Expedition

Yak Skin Boating Tour

Fly over the Himalayans and exploring the most ancient Palaces and Monasteries in Lhasa area,then start to Yak skin Boat from Lhasa Keychu River to end at Samye monastery and where you will get nice pics of landscape,then over land to Gyantse via Yamdok Tso lake and Shigatse,Back to Lhasa.

This boat is made by the 4-6 yak's skin and can seat more then 6pax each boat,includes the one local driver.

Highlights:

Duration: 15days
Destination: Lhasa,Samye Monastery,Gyantse,Shigatse,Lhasa.
Maximum Altitude: 5050m
Best Season: April,May,June,Sept,Oct,
Photo Spot: Yamdroktso lake,Gyantse,Shigatse,Lhasa

Day01:FLY & BY TRAIN TO LHASA
Arrival to Lhasa (3650m) Acclimatization

Day02:LHASA CITY EXCURSION
AM:Drepung Monastery PM:Sera Monastery

Day03:LHASA CITY EXCURSION
AM:Potala Palace PM:Jokhang Temple and Summer Palace

Day04:DRIVE TO SHONGSEP
Start Yak Boat Riding from Lhasa to Shong-sep

Day05:EXPLORE BY YAK BOATING
Shong-sep to Simpori (it is regarded as the starting point of pilgrimage)

Day06:EXPLORE BY YAK BOATING
Simpori to Dorjee Drak, which is one of old Nyingma monasteries

Day07:EXPLORE BY YAK BOATING
Dorjee Drak to near Drak Yangzom

Day08:EXCURSION
Day hike to Drak Yangzom, the Guru Rinpoche�s Cave

Day09:EXPLORE BY YAK BOATING
Ride Yak Boat to Samye (the first monastery in Tibet),the last day for Yak Boat Riding

Day10:Sighseeing in Samye monastery

Day11:DRIVE TO TSETHANG
Visit Yambu Lagang Palace and Dardik Monastery

Day12:DRIVE TO GYANTSE
Drive to over three high passes with wonderful view of Mount Nyicheng Gangsang and Yamdraktso Lake,Khambala Pass,Karo la pass and glacier,Simela pass.

Day13:DRIVE TO SHIGATSE
Visit Tashi Lunbu Monastery which is built in 1447 by the frist incernation of Dalai Lama who named
Gedhun Dhup,a famouse disaple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of Yellow hat sect.

Day14:DRIVE TO LHASA
Drive from the new paved road to Lhasa 280km

Day15:AIRPORT
Transfer to the Airport for departure.
- 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
- Yak skin Boat and driver
- Cold drinksalcoholic beverages,
- Lunch & dinner
-  Nepal Re- entry visa,
- Tips for guide, porters, driver.
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