8 Days Tibet Highlights
Tibet: Tsedang, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse
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8 Days

Known as “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. Without doubt, Tibet is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, and stunning views of the world’s highest mountains. Discover serenity in the exotic area of the Himalayas.

Best time to visit: April and May, September and October 

Day 1
Lhasa - Tsedang, Arrival

Take flight to Tibet. 

Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise over the impressive barren Tibetan plateau.

Upon arrival in Lhasa, meet and drive to Tsedang and check in at hotel. Have free time to acclimatizing the altitude.

Stay overnight in Tsedang. 

Day 2
Tsedang – Lhasa (Alt. 3,680m)

This town has many "first", for instance, the first king "Nyatri Tsenpo", the first palace "Yumbu Lhakang", the first temple "Tradruk", the first cropland "Syarisotang", the first Tibetan Opera "Pakhapu" and the first Buddhist scripture "Pangkong Chagya" are all credited. The "Tangka" made and embroidered by Princess Wencheng herself is still kept in Tradruk Temple, which is a great treasure house of culture and art.

Upon arrival visit to the Samye Monastery - Built in the mid-8th century is first formal Buddhist Monastery for the monks in Tibet. The magnificent and unique Central Hall is three-story high. Then continue to visit the Yongbulakang Monastery and Mindoling Monastery. Then transfer to Lhasa by late afternoon.

Lunch and dinner provided at local restaurants. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel, visit Potala Palace - The Palace of the Dalai Lama. It was originally built in the 7th century by King Songtsan Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lana in the 17th century. Its 13-story main building is 117 meters high and is composed of the Red and White Palaces, with the red one in the middle. The main building consists of the Halls of Stupas of Dalai Lamas from various historical stages and halls of Buddhist statues. The White Palace is the residence of the Dalai Lamas and places for handing political affairs.

Then visit the Jokhang Monastery - Located in the center of the ancient city of Lhasa, was built in 7th century by Songtsan Gambo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti. Then stroll around the Barkhor - This area bursts with atmosphere and contradictions.

On the one hand, this is one of the holiest areas of Tibet, awash with pilgrims, monks, nuns and temples. On the other, the streets around here are the hubs of Lhasa's commercial zone. Street traders, hawkers and market sellers fill the pavements around the Barkhor Area. Lunch and dinner provided at local restaurants. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel, today visit to the Tibet Musuem and the Norbulingka Monastery - Norbulingka means a lovely garden in Tibetan. it has been a palace for the Dalai Lamas to stay to escape the summer heat. It was built in the 1,740s and covers an area of 36 hectares. It was once a place of bathing and recuperation of the Seventh Dalai Lama.

On festival and holidays, the local people in their splendid attires come here with food and tents to sing and dance overnight to celebrate the festival. Sera Monastery - Located at foot of the Wuze Hill in Sera to the North of Lhasa, the Sera Monastery is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa and one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Buddhism in Tibet. It was built by one of disciples of Zonggaba in 1,419. Lunch and dinner provide at local restaurants. Back to hotel and overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake (Alt. 4,441m) - Gyantse (Alt. 4,040m) (270kms, 6-7 hours’ drive)      

After early breakfast at hotel, drive forwards to the west to visit the Yamdrok Lake - One of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Yamdrok Lake is situated in the Lhoka Area, covers 621 square KM with the elevation of 4,441m. Enjoy spectacular view by the lakeside and take some pictures. Continue drive to Gyantse and check in at hotel.

Lunch and dinner provided at local restaurants. Stay overnight in Gyantse.

Day 6
Gyantse – Shigatse (Alt. 3,800m) ( 90kms, 2 hours drive)      

After breakfast at hotel visit to the Palkor Choden and its surrounding Monastery. Seldom to see such a beautiful Hexagonal Stupa, exquisitely hand painted in bright colors and have sometime to stroll around the town. Then drive back to Shigatse - Which is the 2nd largest town in Tibet - Around 2 hours drive. 

Lunch and dinner provided at local restaurants. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 7
Shigatse – Lhasa (235kms, 5 hours drive)      

After early breakfast at hotel, visit the bustling morning market, then visit the Tashi Lumpo Monastery - The seat of his Holiness the Panchen Lama. At the peak of its activity, Tashi Lumpo housed over four thousand monks; Nowadays only six hundred remain. Then drive back to Lhasa on the most convenient and asphalted road along Tsangpo River will take five hours. Visit the Dolma Lhakang Monastery on the way.

Lunch and dinner provided at local restaurants. Arrive at late afternoon, check in at hotel and overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8
Lhasa - Departure

Breakfast is at hotel.

Transfer to Lhasa Airport for departure flight.

Take flight back home. 

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