After breakfast, you will start your tour by vehicle to Pabongka which is just 15 minutes drive from your hotel. Pabongka has more than thousand years history and it was the cave where the 33rd Tibetan King Songtsan Gamp took his meditation and it is also the place where the King Songtsan Gampo’s minister Sambota created the Tibetan alphabets and offered it to the king. Nowadays, it is a small temple with around 20 monks and you can still visit the King Songtsan Gampo’s cave. You will start your trek from Pabongka to Sera Wutse. Sera Wutse is the small temple where Tsongkapa, the founder of the yellow hat school used to take meditation prior to the construction of the Sera monastsery. You will trek through the trail from Pabongka, enjoying the beautiful view of Pabongka, Sera monastery and the bird eye view of the whole Lhasa city and the Potala Golden roof. The hike takes around4 hrs to reach the top, from the top, you will see the most beautiful panoramic view of the Potala Palace, Sera monastery the whole Lhasa city including the Jokang temple and it’s beautiful golden roof.
Visit the temple, have picnic lunch there and then trek slowly down to Sera monastery which will take you 40 minutes. Once you arrive in Sera, you will enjoy the monks debating which is something that you cannot afford to miss in Sera monastery.
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