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- Lhasa Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulinka Park, Sera Monastery
- Shigatse Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Tashilhunpo monastery,
- Optional city sightseeing tour in Beijing including Forbidden city, Tiananmen Square
- Multi country & Asia tours
- Style: Traveller
- Tour grade: Easy
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- From: US$ 2075
Tibet iscalled the Holy Roof of the World and everyone dreams of travelling to Tibet and see the wonders there. Come and travel to Tibet no matter where you come from and whatever you do. In the olden days traveling to Tibet was very difficult and complicated, thus, people knew very little about that mysterious and holy land. But now, Selena Travel will help you travel to Tibet easily and safely and fun at the same time. The long history and exotic religion allures more and more tourists every year to Tibet the roof of the world. Buddhism is the main religion of these tolerant Tibetans. Thus, a great deal of splendid monasteries, vivid murals and sculptures, and solemn stupas were built to worship the unparalleled Buddha. Lhasa and Shigatse, the most important cities of Tibet, feature most of the religious monuments including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery and Sakya Monastery. Besides the monasteries, sacred mountains and holy lakes are also great places to show the Tibetan peoples' devotion to Buddha.
Brief Itinerarygo to detailDay 1: Beijing Arrival
Day 2: Beijing/ Lhasa by flight
Day 3: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 5: Lhasa – Shigatse: sightseeing tour
Day 6: Shigatse – Lhasa
Day 7: Lhasa/ Beijing by flight
Day 8: Beijing Departure
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Included in the Services:
- Private English-speaking guides and air-conditioned vehicles served in all transfers and tours.
- Twin/double share Local 3-star accommodations with daily breakfast.
- Chinese lunches as listed in the itinerary.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
- Economy-class airfare of Beijing/ Lhasa/ Beijing
- The government tax and the city construction fee where applicable.
- 2 bottle of water per person per day
- Tibet Travel Permit
- International airfare or train tickets
- Meals not mentioned.
- Tips to guide and driver
- Personal expense.
- Low season discount 5% - Nov - Apr
Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasure altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.
Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelukpa sect., which was created in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called "the court of wild rose". Today still 200 lamas live in there.
On the way Lhasa for Shigatse via Gyantse you will drive to the holy lake of Yamdrok Tso (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of water fowls in south Tibet. There enjoy the unforgettable vista of its spear-shaped expanse of turquoise water, with the mysterious Mt. Donang Sangwari (5,340m) on the peninsula beyond, and the snow peaks of Nojin Gangzang (7,191m) in the distance. The lake and the Yarlung-Tsangpo River (3570) is separated by a mountain and the shortest distance between them is only 6 kilometers. The 800m height difference contributes a rich water resources to this region. Many Tibetans believe that the life of Tibet will no longer continue when the lake dries up.
There in Shigatse visit Tashilunpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Bouddha of the future) in China, and a tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. In Tibet Buddhism, Panchen Lama is the reincarnation of Maitreya Buddha. Supposed to get up early, have a chance of listening to the morning prayers in the Grand Hall of Tashilhumo Monastery, and seeing lamas rushing around pouring yak butter tea into endless rows of cups.