You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. From airport to Lhasa city is 68km, around one hour and half drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa; from the train station it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes by drive. Afternoon, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.
Today, you’ll have a tour to Lhasa's cardinal landmark-Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet. A welcome dinner is arranged for today. Overnight in Lhasa.
Morning, you’ll visit Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. In the afternoon, you’ll have a chance to witness the famous 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' session at Sera Monastery. The debates are held on weekdays from 3pm to 5pm. Overnight in Lhasa.
Passing by Nyangchu Valley, and Gampala Pass (4900m), the zigzag road will lead you to Yamdrok Lake (4400m), the turquoise water looks surreal, and it is especially stunning under the sunshine. You can drive a bit further down the road from the lake, and go down right by the lake and marvel more at it. The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa. After it, we drive back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.
Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.
Note: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner
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