Tibetan Monks

All-Round Tour of Tibet

8-Day Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse Tour

Nyingchi Location Map
Itinerary
Day 1: Flight to Lhasa

You will receive cordial welcome from the guide at the airport. Then your private driver will escort you to the hotel.

 
Day 2: Lhasa – Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street
jokhang temple tibet

The Potala Palace is the landmark in Tibet. Seen from a distance, you can see the white colors of this magnificent Tibetan building on the distant mountain. It looks more amazing and mysterious under the gold morning sunshine. The tourist number of the Potala Palace is limited each hour, so that the palace can be well-protected. It is the former royal palace for Dalai Lama, with many delicate and exquisite Tibetan and Buddhism statues and decorations inside. Photos are not allowed in the pavilions.
Jokhang Temple is a 4-story golden-roofed and white-walls typical Tibetan monastery. Many pilgrims and visitors pray here every day. It is essential on any Tibet tour.
Barkhor Street is built about 1,300 years ago. In the past, it was a designated circumambulation circuit, "a saint's road" in the eyes of Tibetans. Barkhor Street is “the window of Tibet”, which means you can see typical Tibetan life from there. Join the locals and visitors to shop for local goods at the colorful stalls, or relax in a coffee shop or tea house to enjoy the passing parade.

 
Day 3: Nyingchi – Basomtso Lake

Covering 26 square kilometers (10 square miles), the pristine waters of the green lake reflect the picturesque snow-capped peaks surrounding the lake. Basomtso lies in the Cuogao Village Gongbujiangda County, Nyingchi. Taking a car to tour around the lake, you can get an excellent overview of this beautiful holy lake.

 
Day 4: Nyingchi

The most impressive is the forest of Tibetan cypresses, about 10 hectares at the Bagyai Village in Nyingchi County at over 3,000 meters above sea level.
The Gigantic Cypress Wood is in the valley of the lower reaches of the Yaluzhangbu River and the Niyang River at the latitude of 3,000 to 3,400 meters. In the Giant Cypress Nature Reserve of the Bajie Township, there scatter hundreds of such huge cypresses only seen in Tibet, which are noted for their huge tree crowns and upright trunks.
Today, you will reach Lhasa from Nyingchi.

 
Day 5: Shigatse – Lake Yamdrok, Pelkhor Choede, Karuola Glacier
yomdrok lake tibet

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.
Pelkhor Choede (Kumbum), also named Palcho Monastery, 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. It lies about 270 kilometers (168 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 (62 miles) east of Shigatse at the foot of Dzong Hill.
On the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and stop at Yamdrok Lake, you can see the gorgeous Karuola Glacier face to face.

 
Day 6: Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery
tashilunpo monastery tibet

Tashilhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama. It is a historically and culturally important monastery. Its name means "heap of glory" or "all fortune and happiness gathered here". 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.5 story temple which contains a 26 meters (86ft) sitting statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Jamba Chyenmu) inside the grounds of the monastery. The statue was cast from 6,700 ounces of gold and over 115,000 kg of copper, making it the biggest copper Buddhist statue in the world.

 
Day 7: Lhasa – Yangpachen, Lake Namtso
lake namtso tibet

Yangpachen is famous for its hot spring and is a nice choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle. Covering an area of about 150,000 square meters, Yambajan, 87 kilometers away from Lhasa, is situated in the basin at the foot of Nyainqentanglha Mountains to the northwest of Lhasa.
Lake Namtso is the second largest saltwater lake in China. The lake is beautiful with its azure blue water and surrounding snow capped peaks.

 
Day 8: Departure

After this 8-day tour of Tibet, the driver will transfer you to the airport. The guide will be ready for all the formalities for your departure.

 
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  1. Send your inquiry before Apr. 30, 2014, and we will email you a $25 coupon.
  2. The coupon is valid till Dec. 31, 2014, for paying tour packages worth $250 or up.
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