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When you arrive in Lhasa either by trin or flight, you guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet ) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square,Where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around. Stay overnight at Lhasa.
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was put you use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain)
with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the ” great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge,one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture carving workshop near Drepung. In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the ” great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3-5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house, inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
In the morning, drives from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok – tso(4400m). The lake is surrounded by many snow- capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191 m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside, At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass, Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city(after Lhasa and Kumbum). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyantse Fortress.
After one and a half hour driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). Stay overnight in Shigatse.
In the morning, we will vist the home of panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery, you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. Then we are expected to follow Yalong Valley back to Lhasa, and the guide will get you transferred to your hotels. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
In the early morning we will begin our long journey from Lhasa to Namtso. You will enjoy the Nyenchen Tanggula Mountain Range and see Nomads in flourishing grassland (in summer), besides, on the way you can appreciate the view of Sky Road Railway with snow mountain background. As we reach the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass (5190m), you can enjoy the awe- inspiron vista of Namtso Lake from above.
After we arrived at the lake shore, you will enjoy the leisure trek around Tashi Island and enjoy sunset there. At night, you may enjoy night view of the Milky Way beside the Lak shore. Stay overnight in the guest house beside Namtso Lake.
In the morning, never miss the stunning sunrise view of the Namtso Lake. Then we will head back to Lhasa. As we pass the Yangpachen Hot Spring (Optional, 25USD, does not included in package). Stay overnight in Lhasa.
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.