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Classic Tibet Tour

Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse
Potala Palace, Visit Tibetan Family, Namtso Lake, Yamdrok-tso Lake, Tashilunpo Monastery
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Tibet, the roof of the world, offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude trekking, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet. This trip takes you past glittering mountains, turquoise lakes and over high passes draped with prayer flags and visit ages holy monasteries and temples. For anyone who travels with us, a visit to Tibet will be memorable and fascinating, but also sobering experience. We are here waiting for you. Come and join us!



Day 1__Arrival in Lhasa 

Arrive in the holy city 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 City Tour

Lhasa City Tour to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Street.

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.

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.

Barkhore Street: Spiritual souvenirs and pilgrim accessories line the entire circuit, with stalls selling prayer flags, amulets, turquoise jewellery, Tibetan boots, cowboy hats, yak butter and juniper incense. It’s the perfect place to start your explorations of Lhasa, and the last spot you’ll want to see before you bid the city farewell.




Day 3__Lhasa City Tour 

Lhasa City Tour includes Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka Park.

Drepung Monastery: is the largest of the monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet. Along with Sera and Ganden Monasteries, Drepung functioned as one of the three 'pillars of Tibetan state' and this one was purportedly the largest monastery in the world, with around 7000 resident monks at its peak.

Norbulingka Park:iIn 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 entertainment.


Day 4__Lhasa to Namtso Lake

In the morning we will drive to Namtso Lake (4718m) via Yangpachen hot-spring. Drive back to Lhasa in the afternoon.

Lhasa to Namtso Lake: 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.


Day 5__Lhasa to Gyantse to Shigatse  

Drive to Shigatse after breakfast. On the way, you will visit dazzling Yamdrok-tso Lake and Pelkor Chode Monastery.

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.




Pelkor Chode Monastery (4040m): The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode (10,000 Images Stupa). Later drive ahead to Shigatse. 


Day 6__Shigatse to Lhasa

Morning visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery. Afternoon we will drive back to Lhasa along Yarlong Tsangpo River by the Nepal friendship road. Then, your guide will take you to visit a local Tibetan family and Tibetan carpet workshop for free.

Tashilunpo Monastery: was Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama, and then the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas. In addition to the mesmerising statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Temple of the Maitreya, the monastery is famed for the opulent tombs of the fourth and 10th Panchen Lamas. The former saw 85kg of gold and masses of jewels used in its construction.


Day 7__Departure

Your Classic Tibet Tour will be near the end. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


Besides China Visa, foreigners have to get Tibet Permit to visit Tibet. Once you book a package tour from Panda China Tour, we will apply the Tibet Permit for you.


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