Your Tibetan English speaking guide and the driver will meet you at Ghongkhar Airport , and transfer you to Lhasa city with about one hour driving ( 65 km ).You'll get greeted by Nie Tang Budda- a Budda image engraved in the mountain face. After arrive in Lhasa , check into hotel, rest for acclimatization.
Morning visit: The first day sightseeing begins with 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.
Afternoon visit: Some 2km to the east of the Potala is the most revered religious structure in Tibet- Jokhang Temple . Bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor - Lhasa's most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans.
Today we are going to visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung , once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. 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.
Drepung is one of Lhasa 's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera . Around 5km north of central Lhasa , Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous.
Today we will go through the Gangpo Ri Mountain on the way to Tsethang cross the widest part of Yarlung Zangpo River and visit the first Monastery in Tibet Samye Monastery , 2 hours on a local boat just to cross the River and another half an hour by local tractor or truck to finally reach Samye. The day will end in the third largest city of Tibet , Tsethang. we will stay in the best hotel in town Tsetang Hotel.
Visit The Valley of the old civilization, Yarlung Valley , This majestic area is widely believed to be the cradle of all of Tibetan civilization, the birth place of Tibetan People. A birds eye view down from the Yungbulakang Palace , an amazing architectural site perched on a cliff give you most wonders of how ancient Tibetan People live in such a peaceful wide open valley. A visit to Tibetan kings tombs , the massive burial grounds and unique antique looking Tanddruk Monastery leave you a dream of its passed glory. It is one of the oldest buildings in all of Tibet ! You will spend your last night sleeping well back in Tsethang.
Pack your luggage and get ready for leaving. The guide will transfer you to the Lhasa Ghongkhar airport, and help you board the plane. Say goodbye to Tibet and fly out.
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