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Lhasa--- Drepung Monastery--- Drigung Til Monastery---Shigatse--- Mount Everest in 9 days


Tour Brief

Trip Length: 9 days

Starting City: Lhasa

Ending City: Lhasa

In this 9 days tour, you will not only have a chance to see the most famous historic monument--Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, but also see Tashilhungpo MonasteryGyantse, Rongphu Monastery and the most splendid mountains in the world--Mt. Everest,all the beautiful things will make you very aspire and never to lose this golden chance.

Tour Itinerary:

Day01: Arrive in Lhasa.

Service Provided: Meeting at the Airport or the Rail Station. Overnight in Lhasa.

The guide will meet you at Gonggar Airport or Tibet Rail Station, and transfer you to Lhasa city. After arrive in Lhasa, rest and acclimatize.


Day02: Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Overnight in Lhasa.

---Potala Palace: The Potala Palace, which is now on the list of Chinese national key protected cultural relics, is the most valuable storehouse in Tibet. It is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts. The Palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scripture, Buddha figures, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry treasured up, they are of great cultural and artistic value. In 1994, the Potala Palace was declared the United Nations World Cultural Heritage site.Perched upon the Marpo Ri Hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, it is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet.

---Jokhang Temple: Constructed in the 7th century AD to house the statues of Buddha that princesses Bhrikuti from Nepal and Wen Cheng from Tang Dynasty China brought as gifts for their future husband, King Songtsan Gampo. The temple has been enlarged many times over the centuries and now also houses statues of King Songtsan Gambo and his two famous foreign brides. However, the original statue of Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha that Princess Wen Cheng brought from Chang’an over 1300 years ago is definitely it’s most sacred and famous possession, and is perhaps the most venerated religious artifact in all of Tibet. The temple, a splendid four-floor building facing west under a gilded rooftop, is located on Barkhor Square in the center of the old section of Lhasa.

--- Barkhor Street: The Barkhor is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled.


Day03: Lhasa- Shigatse.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. LhasaYamzhoog Yumco Lake –Qu Xu—China Nepal Highway--- Tashilhungpo Monastery ---Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse.

--- Yamzhoog Yumco Lake: Yamzhog Yumco covers an area of 678-square kilometers, at 4,441 meters above sea level. It is one of three holy lakes, the others being Namtso and Mampang Yumco. It is the largest inland lake at the northern foot of the Himalayas. Yamzhog means upper pastureland and "co" mans Lake in Tibetan. When overlooking the Yamzhog Yumco Lake, one might envision a gigantic sapphire within surrounding mountains.

---Tashilhungpo Monastery: Built in 1447, the Tashilhungpo (meaning auspicious Sumeru) Monastery is located on the southern slope of the Nyima Mountain to the west of Xigaze City in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It is one of the "Four Famous Monasteries" of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the other three are Sera, Drupung, and Gandain in Lhasa.


Day04: Shigatse---Tingri.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Lhasa—Tingri. Overnight in Tingri.


Day05: Tingri--- Rongphu Monastery---Shigatse

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Visiting the Rongphu Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse.

---Rongphu Monastery: Rongphu Monastery is 90 kilometers away from the Tingri County seat and is 5,800 meters above sea level, the highest of its kind in the world. Annually it holds three-day sorcerers activities on the 15th of the fourth month and the Ghost-Beating Festival on the 29th of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.


Day06: Gyantse---Palkhor Monastery---Gyangze Anti-British castle ruins--- Palha Manor---Lhasa. Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Lhasa.

--- Gyantse: Gyantse lies in the south of Tibet Autonomous Region, east of the Xigaze prefecture and the upper part of Nianchu River, covering 3,771 kilometers with a population of 56 thousand. Gyantse means in Tibetan "peak of success".

--- Palkhor Monastery: Lying about 230 kilometers (143 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Shigatse, Pelkhor Choede (Palkhor Monastery or Palcho Monastery) is a monastery having the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture.

Pelkhor Choede enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. Those three sects get along well with each other though they once quarreled and fought. The Bodhi Dagoba, the Main Assembly Hall, murals and Zhacang (hall for the monks) in the monastery are the most renowned.

--- Gyangze Anti-British castle ruins: The most renowned of Gyangze, or as a "Hero City", the glory here, there were some epic resistance humiliated history. Gyangze County in the center at the top, with a castle tower, which is famous at home and abroad in the mountains of British sites "in the Fort Hill." It is a resounding alias, called "Hero City." Here still retains Gyangze people in 1904 to defend the homeland territory of the British fort. Nearly a century ago, Gyangze people here wrote to resist foreign aggression, defend the motherland's sovereignty and territorial heroic chapters.

--- Palha Manor: Palha located in the Banjorlhunbo Village of Jangra Town 4 kilometers southwest of Gyangze County. Palha was originally the chief of a tribe in Budan. Palha Manor is only the best-preserved noble manor in Tibet.There are 57 rooms,including prayer room.bedroom,guesthouse,etc.,and all of them are decorated with gold,jade articals and silvers,making it looks grand and magnificent.In addition,many precious foods,dishwares,import liquors & white vinegars,rare costumes exhibiting there take on a vivid picture of Palha's luxury.


Day07: Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, visiting Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery . Overnight in Lhasa.

--- Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong).

--- Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place.


Day08: Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, visiting Drigung Til Monastery and The Dezong Hot Spring. Overnight in Lhasa

--- Drigung Til Monastery: It is the head monastery of the Drigungpa school of the Kagyupa order. It was first establishedd in 1167. Right now there are 270 monks at Drigung Til.

--- The Dezong Hot Spring: The Dezong Hot Spring in the vicinity has an ample supply of hot spring water which is said to cure a wide range of diseases. It attracts numerous visitors who take a dip in the hot spring.


Day09: Leave Lhasa.

Service Provided: Breakfast, transfer you to the airport or the railway station.

Pack your luggage and get ready for leaving. The guide will transfer you to the airport. Say goodbye to Tibet .

Tour Price:

Tour Standard                  Price                Accommodation

Standard Tour           5340RMB/per            2 star hotel

Luxurious Tour         5560RMB/per            3 star hotel


Regards: The price is not fixed price. We will be setted a right price. The price depends on your number, your tour itinerary and some specific circumstances.


Price Inclusion

1 Entrance fees/ meals as listed in the itinerary.

2 A english-speaking guide, experience driver and 1 jeep/car for tour transportation.

3 Hotels as listed in the itinerary.

4 Luggage transfers between airports/rail station and hotels.


Price Exclusion:

1 Entry or exit Tibet international, domestic airfare or train tickets.

2 Visa fees and all necessary Tibet travel permits.

3 Personal expenses.

4 Meals: any meals which are not specified.

5 The gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.


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