After your flight to Lhasa, the guide will be waiting for you at the airport and give you warm welcome. Then you’ll reach the hotel directly.
Samye Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan Monasteries. It was built a little later than Jokhang and the main monastery built during the first flourishing period of Tibetan Buddhism which is of great significance in the development of Tibetan culture. The monastery was once ruined by Lang Darma (Lang Darma was an ancient Tibetan King who banned Buddhism and destroyed Buddhist temples). It has been damaged throughout repeated wars and remains the present scope, which should be well cherished.
Dotted with a dozen islands and abundant in natural resources, Lake Yamdrok has the highest power station in the world, and is also the largest habitat for water birds in Tibet, attracting countless swans and gulls every summer.
On the way to Gyangtse, you can take one overlook of Karola Glacier. This white quiet snow mountain is standing close to the road. It looks more elegant and magnificent under the blue sky.
Pelkhor Choede, is very different from other monasteries. Built as a Tibetan monastery, its structural style is very unique, reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. In addition, it is famous for the architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art.
Schalu Monastery It is located about 20 km from Shigatse city and was built in 11th century. The Schalu Monastery is at the foot of Mot.Haibusi on the north bank of the Yaluzangbu river in Jialang county.
Tashilhunpo Monastery is a historically and culturally important monastery. Painted in red and white, the buildings in the kloster stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view. Tashilunpo Kloster represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the Last Tibetan spirit. Buddha statues in the monastery are exquisite and grand.
Seen from a far distance, it has the appearance of the Potala Palace, you can only imagine how elegant it is. Climbing the long stairs to the countless rooms of richly decorated statues, tombs, murals and antiques, you can be overwhelmed by this amazing Tibetan building. It records the history of Tibetan King Srongtsen Gampo welcomed his beloved bride Pricess Wencheng. The decorations inside the pavilions are extremely exquisite and well-preserved.
As a heart of Buddhism culture in Tibetan, Jokhang Temple is a must-visit in Lhasa not only because of its Tibetan architecture style, but also for popular praying activities that you can see each day.
With a history of 1,300 years, Barkhor Street is located in the city center of Lhasa. It is the “window of Tibet”, where you can see the typical lifestyle of Tibetans. Local goods, such as handicrafts, feature strong minority characteristics.
Sera Monastery names after the wild roses. It is one of the main Tibetan Buddhism monasteries in Lhasa, and it is a venue for monks “famous daily debates”. The debating is held in the grounds and is a necessary way of learning sutras and scriptures. Visitors can watch the debate, but it is advised to keep quiet.
Drepung Monastery is a white grand Tibetan Building, which looks mysterious and grand under the afternoon sunshine. It is used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace. If you visit Drepung Monastery in early August, you can see interesting ethnic activities held during the grand Shonton Festival.
Considered as the summer resort and garden for Dalai Lama, Norbulingka is gorgeous. It features great views with Tibetan pavilions and flowers in the yard.
Today, the guide will get ready for your departure. After making sure all the formalities, the guide will see you off at the security gate.