Tibet cultural tour

7 Days
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Tibet Cultural Tour is started in the southern Tibet. The southern Tibet is one of the most scenic parts of the Tibetan plateau, where Tibet's ancient cultural heritage can be explored against a backdrop of shifting sand dunes, forested glades, visionary lakes, and jagged snow mountain. Your Tibet cultural tour will be welcomed by the Tibetan tour guide at Lhasa airport and will lead you to the Yarlung valley, visiting Yumbu Lhakang, the first Tibetan castle and Traduk temple, the first temple of Tibet. Samye monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.

After visiting the southern part of Tibet, you will continue your Tibet cultural tour to Lhasa which is the capital city of Tibet. You will visit the most famous Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Norbu Lingka which are the world's Heritage site. For the last day, you will have a Ganden monastery excursion from Lhasa. Ganden monastery is located to the east of Lhasa city at the distance of 60Km from Lhasa and Ganden monastery is the first Gelukpa monastery, founded in 15th century by the great master Tsongkapa who was also the founder of the Gelukpa school. Gelukpa school is one of the biggest schools or sects in Tibetan Buddhism.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Tsetang (3600m/100km)Lhasa airport, first day Tibet travelHotel in TsetangLocal TibetanBB
02Sightseeing tour around TsetangVisit Yumbu Lhakang, Traduk temple, King's tombHotel in TsetangLocal TibetanBB
03Tsetang to Lhasa (3650/180km)Visit Samye monastery, Tibet travel to LhasaHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, BharkorHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
05Lhasa sightseeing tourPabongka, Chubsang nunnery, Sera monasteryHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
06Excursion to Ganden monastery and back to Lhasa (120km)Visit Ganden monasteryHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
07Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/45km)Last day of Tibet travel, Lhasa kyichu vallery

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program for Tibet tour
  • All entry fees to the Tibet travel sightseeing
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits for Tibet travel
  • 1 English speaking local Tibetan travel guide
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • Oxygen in the Tibet tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket for Tibet tour
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China Tibet visa
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01 Arrival at Lhasa Gongkar airport and transfer to Tsetang.(3600Mts/ 100Km ) Hotel on B.B

    You will be warmly welcomed by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the cradle city of Tsetang along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as YarlungTsangpo in Tibetan and the greenery valley of Yarlong.

  • Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Tsetang, YumbuLhakang, Traduk temple and the Kings’ Tombs. Hotel on B.B

    After Breakfast, you will start from the hotel and drive to YumbuLhakang which is to the south east of Tsetang at the distance of 15 Km. Visit YumbuLhakang. YUMBU LHAKANG is the first Tibetan building, founded in 127 BC for their first King, NyatriTsenpo and it had been used as the palace by the respective Numbers of Tibetan Kings. Nowadays, the castle is transformed into a small chapel with a few monks. The chapel is dedicated to the statues of some of the most famous Tibetan kings including SonagtsanGampo. After the sightseeing to YumbuLhakang, we will drive back on the same valley down and visit Traduk temple on the way. Tranduk is one of the oldest temples built by kingSongtsanGampo in 7th century. Nowadays, it is a temple with many small chapels. After Traduk, you will have lunch and have some rest in the hotel. Afternoon, drive to Kings’ Toms through the valley of Chonggye.

  • Day 03 Drive from Tsetang-Samye monastery-Lhasa.(3650Mts/ 160Km ) Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at 9Am and drive along the YarlungTsangpo river where it joins the Bharmaputra river at Chushurbridge. On the way, we will visit Samye monastery. Samye is the first monastery of Tibet and it is the mother monastery of the Nyingmapaschool or red hat sect. After lunch, we will drive to Lhasa.

  • Day 04 Sight seeing Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor. Hotel on B.B

    After Breakfast, you will start from the hotel and drive towards Potala square. Leave the car behind and must be ready and take your challenge to climb more than hundred steps of the PotalaPalance. The Potala Palace was originally built in the 7th century by Tibetan King SongtsanGampo but the one to the present size was expended by the 5thDalaia Lama. It has thirteen storey’s high with more than a thousand rooms and divided with White and Red Palace. After the sightseeing of the Potala Palace, walk around the Potala Palace with pilgrimages and you can experience the ancient tradition of Tibetans, walking around Potala, praying matras. The Kora takes you around 40 minutes. It is also good to acclimatize to the high altitude. After lunch, you will visit Jokang temple. Jokang temple is the oldest temple of Tibet which was built by King SongtsanGampo in the 7th century and it is housed to the most sacred statue of BhudhaShakyamuni brought from mainland China by the princess Wangchen of the Tang court. Walking around the Bharkor is another interesting thing during your tour in lhasa. You will meet many different people in Bharkor.

  • Day 05 Sight seeing Lhasa, Pabongka, Chubsang nunnery and Sera monastery. Hotel on B.B

    Drive to and explore Pabongka Monastery; hike downhill to Chupsang Nunnery; walk to Sera Monastery, where we have a picnic lunch; depending on availability, make your own prayer flag at Sera’s printing center and witness monks debate age-old scripts in the courtyard.

  • Day 06 Excursion to Ganden monastery and back to Lhasa, 120Km. Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am and drive along the Lhasa river dominated by beautiful Tibetan villages and flocks of yaks grazing on side mountain of Ganden monastery. After an hour drive, you will reach Ganden monastery. Ganden monastery is one of the six biggest Gelukpa monasteries and it is the mother monastery of the Yellow hat school. If the time permits, it is worthwhile to do a Lingkor, monastery outer Kora.

  • Day 07 Drive to Gongkar airport and fly back.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program for Tibet tour
  • All entry fees to the Tibet travel sightseeing
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits for Tibet travel
  • 1 English speaking local Tibetan travel guide
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • Oxygen in the Tibet tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket for Tibet tour
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China Tibet visa
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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