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Namtso-Shigatse 7-day Tour

Namtso-Shigatse 7-day Tour

Tour Code:HT-04

Price: 500USD

Departure Date:Everyday

Destination:Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhore Street,Drepung Monastery,Norbulingka Park,Lake Yamdrok,Kumbum

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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Arrival in Lhasa


Fly to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and adjust to the high altitude.

 


Day 2: Lhasa one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhore Street


Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace (3700 m ) built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhore Street in the evening.

 


 
Day 3 Lhasa one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka


Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery which is the largest of the monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today, Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertaining.

 

 

Day 4: Lhasa-Namtso Lake-Lhasa   

Place & Transport: Around Lhasa
Today's Activities: Namtso Lake-Yangpachen-Lhasa (around 250 k.m, 4-5 hours' driving)


Day tour to Namtso Lake  (4718m ) via Yangpachen hot-spring. You will have a chance to see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and pass the Nagela (5190m). Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, also the highest salt lake.You can do a little hiking around. On the way back, you can have  hot-spring at Yangbachen (4320m) if you like (Fee on your own). 

 


 
Day 5: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (around 350KM, 7 hours' driving, road condition is good)
Place & Transport: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse
Today's Activities: Yamdrok-tso Lake, Pelkor Chode Monastery


Drive to Gyantse after breakfast. On the way, dazzling Yamdrok-tso Lake  (4441m) can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la pass (4794m). Yamdrok is one of Three Holy Lake in Tibet. When you arrive at Gyantse, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery(4040m). The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode (10,000 Images Stupa). Later transfer to Shigatse. 

 


Day 6: Shigatse-Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Shigaste-Lhasa
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery

 

Morning visit the Bachen Lama Set-Tashilunpo Monastery, which was Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Then the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa along Yarlong Tsangpo river by the Nepal friendship road. Then, our guide will take you to visit a local Tibetan family and Tibetan carpet workshop for free. Overnight in Lhasa. 

 


Day 7: Exit Tibet 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: End the trip


Morning airport dropping off, end the trip. 

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Price Include

1.Tibet Entry Permit
2.Tibet travel permit
3. Transportation
4. Hotel
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Travel accident insurance

7. Entrance fees, hot spring exclude
Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense

4. Flight & train tickets

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