Tsetang-Lhasa Tour

6 Days
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Tsetang to Lhasa tour is started in the southern part of Tibet and it is a classical Tibet vacation. The southern Tibet, known as Lhoka is one of the most scenic parts of the Tibetan high 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 vacation starts at Lhasa airport and will be warmly welcomed by the Tibetan tour guide 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 vacation 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 of your Tibet vacation, 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 travel-Yarlung valley-Barhmaputra-Tsetang town-Visit Yumbu Lhakang-Traduk templeHotel in TsetangLocal TibetanBB
02Tsetang to Lhasa (3650m/180km)Barhmaputra-visit Samye monastery-Kyichu valley-Lhasa Kyichu river-Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Sightseeing tour around LhasaVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, BharkorHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Sightseeing tour around LhasaVisit Pabongka, Chubsang nunnery, Sera monasteryHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
05Excursion to Ganden monastery and back to Lhasa (120km)Beautiful Tibetan villages and their beloved cattle Yak-visit Ganden monastery-LhasaHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
06Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/45km)Ancient holy Lhasa-Potala Palace-Kyichu valley-Lhasa airport

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
  • Tibet vacation permit deliver fee
  • 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 Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and the greenery valley of Yarlong. Afternoon, drive to Yumbu Lhakang which is to the south east of Tsetang at the distance of 15 Km. Visit Yumbu Lhakang. YUMBU LHAKANG is the first Tibetan building, founded in 127 BC for their first King, Nyatri Tsenpo 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 Sonagtsan Gampo. After the sightseeing to Yumbu Lhakang, 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 king Songtsan Gampo in 7th century. Nowadays, it is a temple with many small chapels.

  • Day 02 Drive from Tsetang-Samye monastery-Lhasa.(3650Mts/ 160Km ) Hotel on B.B

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

  • Day 03 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 Potala Palance. The Potala Palace was originally built in the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo but the one to the present size was expended by the 5th Dalaia 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 Songtsan Gampo in the 7th century and it is housed to the most sacred statue of Bhudha Shakyamuni 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 04 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 05 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 06 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
  • Tibet vacation permit deliver fee
  • 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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