Tibet Trips,Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple Exploration TourDuring this 8-day Tibet Tour, you will see the highlights of Tibet like Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Tashilunpo Monastery, what is more, this China Tour package will take you to reach the Everest Base Camp and have a look at the highest temple in the world (Rongbuk Monastery). So this Tibet Tour is a wonderful choice for tourists who love adventure.
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Arrive in Lhasa||Airport Transfer (Lhasa)||/|
|Day 2||Lhasa||Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery||B,L|
|Day 3||Lhasa||Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple||B,L|
|Day 4||Lhasa to Shigatse||The Palgor Chorten, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse, Yomdrok Lake||B,L|
|Day 5||Shigatse to Dingri||Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Dingri, Tashilunpo Monastery||B,L|
|Day 6||Dingri to Shigatse||Everest Base Camp, Entrance Fee for Mount Everest, Rongbuk Monastery(with Mt.Everest), Our guide and driver will escort you from Dingri to Shigatse.||B,L|
|Day 7||Shigatse to Lhasa||Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa||B,L|
|Day 8||Lhasa to Beijing, Flight No. TBA||Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Beijing)||B|
Place & Transport: Arrive in Lhasa, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities: Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Sera Monastery:The highlight of visiting in Sera Monastery will be watching a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills. It is a highly entertaining spectacle, during which they strike poses not dissimilar to hip hop rappers. They are clap, turn, and finger point, whoop, holler, and throw their prayer beads about. In most cases, one monk sits on the floor, while another one stands, and between them, they argue about Buddhist rituals - immensely enjoying their debates. As tourists you are allowed to walk around the edge and observe the very dynamic and animated monks asking and answering questions like ‘why', ‘what came first the chicken or the egg' and ‘who is your favorite Buddha'.
Norbulingka: It means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.
Drepung Monastery:Drepung Monastery was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India. Chapman reported that in the late 1930's Drepung was divided into four colleges, each housing monks from a different locality.
Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Potala Palace:It has become the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet. The 13th Dalai Lama extended Potala Palace to the present size-117 meters in height and 360 meters in width, covering an area of more than 130,000 square meters. Mainly comprised by the White Palace, the administrative building, and the Red Palace, religious building, Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.
Jokhang Temple:Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here. The temple was called the Tsulag Khang or 'House of Wisdom' but it is now known as the Jokhang which means the 'House of the Lord'.
Barkhor Street:is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.
Place & Transport: Lhasa to Shigatse
Today's Activities:The Palgor Chorten, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse, Yomdrok Lake.
Palgor Chorten:It also named Palcho Monastery. Located at 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery is a monastery with the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. According to Tibetan calendar.
Yomdrok Lake:Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Around 90km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northwest.
Place & Transport:Shigatse to Dingri
Today's Activities:Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Dingri, Tashilunpo Monastery
Tashilunpo Monastery: Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six big monasteries in Tibet. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second ranking person in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama. The monastery houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas and a 22.4-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha. Tashilhunpo remains popular among the Tibetans, as they carry on coming here on pilgrimage.Day 6
Place & Transport: Dingri to Shigatse
Today's Activities:Everest Base Camp, Entrance Fee for Mount Everest, Rongbuk Monastery(with Mt.Everest), Our guide and driver will escort you from Dingri to Shigatse.
Everest Base Camp: The Base Camp is a small flat piece of land in front of the north face of Mount Everest. It is at an altitude of 5200m and many people might experience difficulties with the high altitude. Located at the border between China and Nepal, Mt. Qomolangma (also known as the Mt. Everest) with its north slope belongs to China and the south one to Nepal. The peak has been a dreaming attraction for world' s mountaineers.
Entrance Fee for Mount Everest: Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma, meaning "Goddess" in Tibetan is the highest mountain on earth with an altitude of 8, 848.13 metres. Mt. Qomolangma known to the western world as Mt. Everest stands at the south of Tingri county in southern Tibet, at the border of the central Himalayas between China and Nepal, capped with accumulated eternal snow.
Rongbuk Monastery: Rongbuk Monastery was built by a local Lama in 1899. Because it is located at the north slope of the Mt. Everest, 5,154 m above the sea level. It is the base camp for mountaineers and an ideal location to view Mt. Everest from afar.
Place & Transport:Shigatse to Lhasa
Today's Activities:Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant.
Place & Transport:Lhasa to Beijing, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Beijing)
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