Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Activities for today: Transfer to your hotel.
Upon arrival at the Gonggar airport or train station, our guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Free time to acclimatize for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Lhasa
Activities for today: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
After breakfast at the hotel, full day guide tour visit the Potala Palace which is a monumental building of Lhasa served as administrative center, seat of government, monastery, fortress and the home of all the Dalai Lamas from the Fifth to the Fourteenth in the past, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site of 1994.
In the afternoon, visit the Jokhang Temple, 1300 years old with a golden roof and one of Tibet's holiest shrines. Today's tour ends at the Barkhor Street. It is is essentially a pilgrim circuit, which is followed clockwise round the periphery of the Jokhang. Shaped roughly like an octagon, it is also a hive of market activity. Drive back to your hotel for free evening.
Day 3 Lhasa
Activities for today: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka
After breakfast at the hotel, full day guide tour visit the Sera Monastery. It was first built in 1419, and the debating among monks is a very interesting scene of this monastery. Followed by a visit to the Drepung Monastery which was once the biggest monasteries in Tibet.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to Norbulingka which used to be the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama. After that, visit the Carpet Factory.
Day 4 Lhasa/Gyantze/Shigatze
Activities for today: Yamdrok Lake, Palkhor Monastery
After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (about 350km). On the way visit Yamdrok Lake which is one of the three Holy Lakes in Tibet, also a pilgrimage site for Tibetans. And visit the Palkhor Monastery in Gyantze. Continue drive to Shigatze for overnight.
Day 5 Shigatse/Lhasa
Activities for today: Tashilumpo Monastery
Morning visit Tashilumpo Monastery. It is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet and the seat of the Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery. After that, drive along the Yaluzangbu River back to Lhasa.
Day 6 Lhasa Exit
Transfer to the airport or train station.
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