Eastern Tibet Tour

14 Days
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Eastern Tibet tour is a unique and a different Tibet tour than other Tibet tours. Eastern Tibet tour shows you a complete different green landscape of Tibet in Nyingtri, the eastern forest region of Tibet. Eastern Tibet tour leads you to a land of ranging rivers, deep gorges, immense pine forests and azalea-filled meadows, outspoken monks and nomads in Nyingtri. Visiting the cultural heart of Tibet in Lhasa and then drive through the newly built Lhasa to Nyingtri high way. You will enjoy an extremely beautiful view of Tibetan villages located in the middle of their barley fields, Tibetan nomads on the grassland of Barla pass and forest gorge and beautiful peach flowers. Darksum lake, located in the middle of the Drksum valley with full of thick forest, snow-capped mountain. Continue the eastern Tibet tour through the Sichuan Tibet high way and deep forest gorge, big rivers, glaciers and Rawo lake attraction on the way and arrival in Chamdo after crossing hundreds of zigzag mountain passes. Chamdo is one of the six prefectures in Tibet which is the administrative headquarters for 15 counties in the eastern Tibet.
Visit Kalden Jampaling monastery in Chamdo which is the largest monastery in the eastern Tibet of Tibet Autonomous Region. Continue the eastern Tibet tour clockwise through Riwoche, Zokzong, Tengching and Nakchu. In Riwoche, you will visit Riwoche Tsuklakhang. The great temple, known as Riwoche Tsuklakhang was founded in 1276 by Sangye On, a student of Sangye Yarjon, the third lineage-holder and abbot of the Taklung branch of the Kagyupa school. The monastery became the main branch of Taklung in Kham and it had the greatest reputation among Khampa monasteries, once housing as many as 2000 monks. Continue to Tengchen which is the Khungpo district of Kham where the Bon tradition predominates and then to Bachen county, Sok county and Nakchu prefecture. You will visit Sok Tsanden Gompa and some of the typical Khampa villages and their unique tradition, costume, dialect. Nakchu is the junction where it joins to Qinghai Tibet highway, continue the eastern Tibet tour to Lhasa through Namtso lake which is the second largest salt lakes in Tibet.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Gongkar airport and travel to Lhasa. (3650m/60Km)Yarlung Tsangpo-Kyichu river and Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
02Lhasa sightseeing tourPotala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor BazarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Drepung and Sera monasteriesHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Lhasa to Nyingtri (2900m/470km)Tibetan nomad camp, beautiful forest, Darksum lake, NyingtriHotel in NyingtriLocal TibetanBB
05Nyingtri to Rawu lake ( 3850m/342km)Serkyim la pass, Namchak Barwa snow-capped mountain, Deep forest gorge, Rawu lakeHotel in Rawu lakeLocal TibetanBB
06Rawu lake to Chamdo (3240m/220km)Two big mountain passes with many zigzags, Pachoe county, nomad camps, Chamdo cityHotel in ChamdoLocal TibetanBB
07Sightseeing tour in ChamdoVisit Jampaling monastery and walk around the neighborhoodHotel in ChamdoLocal TibetanBB
08Chamdo to Riwoche ( 3810m/134km)Riwoche town, Riwoche TsulakhangHotel in RiwocheLocal TibetanBB
09Riwoche to Tengchen county ( 3750m/144km)Beautiful Kham village, Khampa men and their traditional costumeHotel in TengchenLocal TibetanBB
10Tengchen to Sokzong ( 3980m/290km)Visit Sok Tsanden GompaHotel in Sok countyLocal TibetanBB
11Sokzong to Nakchu (4507m/227km)Tibetan northern plateau, Nakchu prefectureHotel in NakchuLocal TibetanBB
12Nakchu to Namtso lake (4718m/184km)Qinghai Tibet highway, Namtso lake, Tibetan nomad campGuest house in NamtsoLocal TibetanBB
13Namtso to Lhasa (3650m/250km)Beautiful Namtso lake, Tashido hermitage, LhasaHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
14Drive to Lhasa Gongkar airport (3600m/45km)Lhasa Kyichu valley, Lhasa airport

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • 1 Local English speaking Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Darksum lake conservation fee
  • Lunang international forest conservation fee
  • Namtso lake conservation fee,
  • All necessary Tibet permits
  • Oxygen inside the tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • 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 1 Flight Chengdu-Lhasa

    You will meet our Tibetan guide at Gongkar Airport and welcome you to the holy city of Lhasa . The elevation of Lhasa city is 3600Mt above sea level and there are 60Km from Airport to Lhasa 3650Mt. Hotel

  • Day 2 Sightseeing in lhasa, Potala, Jokang&Bharkor.

    You will start your tour at around 9 Am from your hotel and sightseeing to Potala Palace and Jokang temple and Bharkorstreet . Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama,built originally in the 7th century and expended to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17 th century. The Potala Palace is thirteen stories high and it has more than 1000 rooms. Jokang temple was built in the 7 th century by one of the greatest Tibetan Kings called SongtsenGampo. The temple is located just in front of your hotel and you can visit the Barkorstreet after the sightseeing of Jokang temple.

  • Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa, Drepung& Sera monasteries.

    Drepung monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet , built in the 15 th century by one of the famous Tibetan monks called JamyangChoeje. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 15 Km from the old section of the city. The monastery was considered as colleges in the olden days where all Tibetan man could study. Sera monastery and see the most interesting monks debating.Sera monastery was built in the 14th century by JamchenChoeje,a famous desciple of Tsongkapa,the rounder of the yellow hat.Sera is one of the six biggest monasteries in Tibet.

  • Day 4 Lhasa-Nyingtri via Darksum lake .470Km

    Today you will be picked up from your hotel at 8.30 Am and start driving to Nyingtri, the eastern forest region of Tibet . You will enjoy the landscapes of beautiful Tibetan villages both living on farming and nomads. You will see a big farming land where the villages grow their different types of crops, vegetables, potatos, radish etc as well as a flock of Yak and sheep grazing in the mountains beside the road. You can also have a nice stop at the Nomad camps and visit how the nomads live in their lovely traditional yak hair made tents. Another most attractive sight is the beautiful green land with forest and Darksumlake surrounded by dense forest which give you a total different view from the central part and western part.Hotel

  • Day 5 Nyingtri-Rawolake .342Km

    Today you will visit a typical wood which has more than a thousand years history and then drive through Serkhyem la pass 4515Mt from which you can enjoy a great view of Mount NamchakBharwa more than 7000Mt and a dramatic landscape of the eastern forest region of Tibet with a lovely village called Lunang.Guest house

  • Day 6 Rawo lake-Chamdo .220Km

    From Rawok to Chamdo via Pashoe town after the ascent of Najuk la Pass 4468Mt and down to Chamdo city after the descent of Gama la pass 4839Mt. Hotel

  • Day 7 Visit ChamdoJampa Ling moanstery and Tibetan neighborhood.

    Chamdo was the capital city of the eastern part of Tibet in the past and it is one of the six prefectures of Tibet Autonomous Region.The population of Chamdo is 77326.there is a very famous monastery called KaldenJampaling. It was founded by one of Tsongka pa's student called JangsamSherrapSangpo in 15th century. it formally had 10000monks and ranked alongside Lithang and Khantse as the largest Gelukpaestaplishment in Kham. However it had greater prestige and influence insofar as it was oldest Delukpa monastery in the region. The edvelopment of the monastery was maintained over the centuries by the successive incarnations of ofPakpaLha whose father ,KuchorTogden , had been an actual disciple of Tsongkapa. Nowadays the monastery has around 3000 monks.Hotel

  • Day 8 Chamdo- Riwoche, 134Km .

    From today till Nagchu, you will drive through an off road with a little bump and dust but it is still more adventure than driving on the paved road.

  • Day 9 Riwoche-Tengchen, 144Km

    The great temple Riwoche TsuklaKhang was founded 13th century Sangye On, a student of Sangye Yarjon, the third lineage-holder and abbot of the taklung branch of the Kagyu school. It had the greatest reputation among Kham monasteries as it became the main branch of Taklung in Kham and GuLotsaw used to live there. Gulotsawa was the author of the blue annels. The monastey once housed to 2000 monks and it is three storeys high. Hotel

  • Day 10 Tengchen-Sokzong, 290Km

    Today you will visit SokTsenden Gompa which is one of the most attractive monastery in Kham, built by Mongolian king GushiQenTendzinChoegyel during the during the 17 thcentury.the recently renovated temple is currently home to 200 monks though once it housed 600 and it has an impressive citadel like façade, reminiscent of the Potala. It comprises the LhakangMarpo( the red temple ) and LhakangKharpo ( the white temple ) Hotel

  • Day 11 Sokzong - Nagchu, 227Km

    Today you will drive to Nakchu prefecture, traditionally known as Jang Nagchuka, is the name given to the high nomadi terrain of the east Jangtang lakes and salween head water at the average elevation of 4500Mt. This is a vast wilderness with the Tibet 's biggest plateau known as Jangthang in Tibetan where different wild animals survive in the Jangtang like wild Yaks, Blue sheep, Antelopes etc.Hotel

  • Day 12 Nagchu - Namtso Lake .184Km

    Today you will drive through the Qinghai Tibetan high way with a view of huge Jangthang and the world highest rail way. From today you will drive on the paved road again and lagan la pass 5000mt to go to Namtsolake after you turn off in Damzhung from the high way for Namtso lake or sky lake in English.Guest house

  • Day 13 Namtso - Lhasa , 230Km

    Namtsolake is one of the four biggest lakes in Tibet and it is 70Km long and 30Km wide located at the elevation of 4700Mt and the landscape is dominated by the snow peak of NyenchenThangla to the south west of the lake. The Tashi Do hermitage near the bird sanctuary stands there with more than 50 small caves including some small chapels that the people can have half an hour walk ( Kora ) around Tashi do Hermitage. Hotel

  • Day 14 Lhasa-Airport

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • 1 Local English speaking Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Darksum lake conservation fee
  • Lunang international forest conservation fee
  • Namtso lake conservation fee,
  • All necessary Tibet permits
  • Oxygen inside the tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • 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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