For centuries, Tibet has fascinated mankind. This land beyond the mighty Himalayas on the highest plateau of the world hardly accessible to the outside world has always been a challenge to all mortal beings. This “Land of mysteries “, a “Forbidden Land”, forbidden not only by man but also by nature appeals to so many explorers, scholars, pilgrims and adventures in the past, hoping to find probably a real “ Shangri-La”. In the past, Lhasa, the capital and center of Tibetan culture, religion and Lama theology, was so far from anywhere and the journey to it so arduous, from any direction, that only the hardest souls, impelled by the strongest motive or curiosity, penetrated to the holy city. Now, fortunately there is an opportunity to visit Tibet.
Number of days: 8 Days and 7 nights
Day 01: We will pick you up from Lhasa airport. Your first day in Lhasa, being a high altitude place, please try to rest as much. You may of-course visit local nearby shops and take pictures. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 02: Visit Norbulingka Palace. Then in afternoon visit Sera Monastery to see monks in small groups debating.
Day 03: Visit Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the highest palace in the world at more than 3,700 meters above sea level. Once you reach the top you will a birds eye view of the whole of Lhasa. After that we will make our way to Drepung Monastery which was built in 1416. It is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect with a size of over 250,000 square meters. In the evening a visit to Jokhang Cathedral & Barkhor market that circles the cathedral.
Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (260 KM). We will stop by Yamdrok Lake a holy lake. Overnight Gyantse.
Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse, 90km. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama. Visit local marketplace. Overnight in Shigatse.
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