This is a unique tour to explore the best of the best of Tibetan civilization. In this tour you have three days to explore Lhasa in great details, we will visiting Patala palace,the winter residence to the successive Dalai Lama, JhoKhang, the temple that house the statue of Buddha which was a dowry brought to Tibet by Han princess wenchen, and Sera and Drepung monastery found by Tsongkhapa’s disciple on master’s command.
After your stay in Lhasa you will be going to visit Samya monastery, the oldest monastery in Tibet and Tsedang, the place where Tibetan race is said to be origin. With understanding the requirement of our client to explore Tibet independently our schedule are light and you will have enough free time for yourself.
This tour is most suitable for group with elderly member and children. If there is a change to make in the tour to suit your need you can always make custom made tour for you.
|Day 1||Arrival/ Acclimitization (overnight at Lhasa 3650mtrs above sea level)|
|Day 2||Lhasa sightseeing visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (overnight at Lhasa)|
|Day 3||Lhasa sightseeing visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple (overnight at Lhasa)|
|Day 4||Lhasa- Samye Monastery- Tsedang (overnight at Tsedang 3500 mtrs above sea level)|
|Day 5||Tsedang Town sightseeing (overnight at Tsedang)|
Samye Monastery: We will drive south-ward towards Samye Monastery covering 170 km which is approximately about 5 hours drive. we will drive along the mighty Tsangpo River. It was built in the 8th century, Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. Samye is famous for its sacred Mandala design: the central temple symbolizes the legendary Mount Meru, the center of the universe. Legend has it that this monastery was built by human in the day and the demons in the night. We still have portion of the wall which many Tibetan believes to be the living confirmation to the myth. It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, some of whom travel on foot for weeks to reach there.
Tsedang: Tsedang is at a distance of 50 km from Samye, is one of the third largest cities in Tibet and is located in the Yarlung Valley. Tsedang was the capital of Tibet before Lhasa. It is situated near the flank of Mount Gongbori (3,400m) and is home to many ancient ruins. According to legend origin of Tibetan is said to be from the union of monkey and an ogress in the Gongbiri. And Tsedang which literary mean playground was a play ground for their six children, who are the first human in Tibet. In Tsedang you will be visiting,Yumbulakhang (first constructed house in Tibet), Traduk Temple (built in 7th century and said to be built before Jhokang) and to see the tombs of ancient Tibetan kings. You will stay over night in Tsedang town.