Take flight & train into Tibet. Upon your arrival, local guide will meet you and transfer you to
The first day of sightseeing starts from 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. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels. In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of
After breakfast, Drive to visit Ganden Monastery which is about 60km away from Lhasa. Then drive to Tidrum Nunnery, it has a great location in a narrow gorge at the confluence of two streams. You can have the famous medicinal hot-springs there.
Early drive to Drigung Til. It is one the holiest sky-burial site in Lhasa region. After that, we continue our drive through the Changthang plains to Reting Monastery. Reting Monastery is an important Gelukpa monastery in Central Tibet, situated in a sprawling juniper clad hill. The monastery used to be the seat of the most powerful regent in the 1930s, but now it is a quiet monastery set in unusual woods.
Today we will drive forward to the Sky Lake-Namtso Lake, the 2nd largest salt-water lake in Tibet. The Nyenchen Thangla mountain ranges tower over the lake. During the summer months Namtso is dotted with nomad herders and their yaks and tents. Walk around the lake and you can find some Mani Ringmo by the lake.
Early morning, you will have chance to see sunrise in Namtso Lake then drive back to Lhasa. On the way, visit Tsurphu Monastery which is the seat of the Karmapa branch of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. End of the trip in Lhasa.
Today, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and take a last memorable look at the holy city before being transported to the airport/train station.
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