Highlights of Tibet 9 Days
From Chengdu, we land at Gongar Airport and arrive at Tsedand, the city of the Lokha Prefecture. From there we go to Gyantse and the oldest Tibetan Monastery founded by Tibet's "Second Religious King". We drive to Shigatse and visit Tashilumpo Manastery, the seat of Panchen Lama and the oldest monastery in the region of Shigatse. From Shigatse we drive to Lhasa nad for two full days we ramble through the ancient Bharkor Market agog with treasures. We gaze respectfully at the Jokhang Temple, where a million pilgrims have been blessed and then we go to Sera and Drepung monasteries, famous for their antiquity. Lastly but the most maginificent, is the Potala Palace - the erstwhile home of Dalai Lama - which looms large over the city of Lhasa. A short distance away is the Norbulingka Palace, exquisite in its pastoral setting. Too soon, we are on day 9 and we reluctantly leave the magic and mystery of Tibet to fly to Chengdu ( or Kathmandu). The souvenirs and memories will last a lifetime...
Arrive in Chengdu. Met and transfer to the hotel for 1 night stay.
Day2 Chengdu / Lhasa - Tsedang
After an early morning flight to Gonggar airport, we drive overland to Tsedang, Tibet's pre-Buddhist center of culture. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Here we visit the tombs of the Tibetan kings and ancient fortress of Yumbulakang. If time permits, we will also visit a Tibetan family. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day4 Tsedang - Gyantse
Today we travel overland along the southern corridor highway, travelling through the spectacular scenery of the Karo La and Kamba La mountain passes sacred Kumbum Stupa. Stay overnight at the Guest House. (B, L, D)
Day5 Gyantse - Shigatse
Drive overland to Shigatse where we see the Tashilumpo Monastery, seat of the Yellow-Hat panchan Lamas and one pf the most beautiful Tibetan architecture. Stay overnight at Shigatse Guest House.(B, L, D)
Day6 Shigatse - Lhasa
Drive overland to Lhasa. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)
The unforgettable highlights include the towering Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang, Drepung and Sera monasteries, and colorful Barkhor Bazaar. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Chengdu. Arrive Chengdu. Continue your journey to othe city. (B)
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