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Lhasa / Gyangtse / Shigatse Classic Tour

Tour Length: 5 Days
Trip Available: All year around
Visits: Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Attractions: Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Tibet Museum, Sera monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Palkhor monastery, Tashilumpo monastery
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Gyangtse Shigatse tour leads you feel Tibetan's cultural and interesting places.
Religional culture and architecture: Potala palace, Norbulingka, Sera monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor bazaar.
Tibetan culture: Tibet Museum, Tibetan flavor dinner with dancing and singing, Tibetan arts/handicrafts such as Thangka, Tibetan carpets, etc.
Discount: 3 travelers or more book the tour at the same time (5% off)

Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization

Potala PalaceBe greeted and offered a white scarf (called Hada) in a Tibet traditional way which brings you good luck. Have a rest for the acclimation after arrive Lhasa city.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa city: Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar

This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Tibet Museum and Sera monastery

Tibet MuseumVisit the Tibet Museum in the whole morning, you will have a vivid impression about Tibetan culture and civilization in your mind. Right after lunch, drive to Sera Monastery, there you can enjoy the exciting lection debating of Lama.

Day 04 Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/Shigatse(B)

Overnight in Shigatse
Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, We move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour and Kubum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome.Tashilhunpo MonasteryVisit Tashilumpo monastery when arriving in Shigatse.Tashilumpo monastery:The traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelugpa tibetan buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama.Located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory".

Day 05: Drive from Shigatse to airport, see you off in the afternoon (B)

Today is the end of this unforgettable trip. Drive to the airport from Shigatse in the morning and see you off in the afternoon.
 

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