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Tsedang & Lhasa

Tsedang & Lhasa

per person

The Buddhist Kingdom in Tibet (south-western China), constantly attracts countless Buddhist travelers and devotees who are drawn to Tibetan Buddhism. This 6 days tour will take you to the holy town of Lhasa & Tibet’s ancient city – Tsedang to learn the history & tradition of Tibet. You will be visiting Tibet’s most classical & admired palaces, monasteries & other holy sites. On the first day, you will reach Tsedang and the next day you can explore this city of enchanting natural beauty & rich cultural heritage. On the third day, you shall travel to Lhasa & explore the vibrant local market around your hotel. The next two days will go into discovering this holy city and touring the famous sacred sites in and around. If you are inclined to Buddhism & the architectural beauty of Monasteries, this is the perfect trip for you.

Key Tags: Tsedang & Lhasa Tour Packages | Tsedang Lhasa Tour | Tsedang  Lhasa Tour Packages | Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour

Duration

05 Nights / 6 Days

Cities

Kathmandu, Tsedang, Lhasa.

1

DAY 01

Kathmandu to Gonggar (Flight)

Fly from Kathmandu to Gonggar airport and drive to Tsedang (100 km 2h.20m / 3100 M). The Trans-Himalayan flight will enchant you with the spectacular, breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges. You will see the most of the highest mountains on the earth including Mt. Everest. On arrival check-in to your hotel.
*Note: we advise you to take good rest in order to give you time to acclimatize and minimize the effect of altitude sickness.
Overnight at the hotel.
2

DAY 02

In Tsedang

Morning. drive to Samye (50 km 1h 30m), visit Samye Monastery then back to Tsedang visit Yambulakhang & Tandruk Monastery 3100 m. Samye Monastery, is the first Buddhist Monastery of Nginma order to be built in Tibet, probably founded during Shantarakshita, the two Indian masters the king had invited to Tibet to help consolidate the Buddhist faith. Later taken over by the Sakya tradition and more recently came under the influence of the Gelukpa after visiting monastery return back to Tsedang, After lunch visit Yambulakhang the first building in Tibet and the palace of the first Tibetan King. Yambulakhang stand on a hill on the eastern back of the Yurlung River in the Yurlung Valley. After that visit Tandruk Monastery which is believed to be a oldest monastery founded at the same time as the Jokhang and Ramoche Monastery in Lhasa.
Overnight at the hotel.
3

DAY 03

Tsedang to Lhasa (Surface)

Morning drive to Lhasa (135 KM / 3 H 30 M/ 3600 M). The drive will take about 3 hour 30 minute to reach Lhasa city, transfer to hotel and relax at the hotel or explore market on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
4

DAY 04

In Lhasa

Morning, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market & Old Lhasa City 3600 m. Potala Palace, winter home of the Dalai Lamas and most famous landmark in the world. Although the palace cannot be freely explored, you will experience some if its chapels including audience hall, the golden burial Chorten (Tomb) of Past Dalai Lamas, tremendous number of painting done on wall, Statue, Thangka and Mandala etc.
Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism and important sacred site in Tibet. The Temple was founded during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo for his two brides Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty and Princes Bhrikuti of Nepal, both are said to have brought important Buddhist image and statues from Nepal & China to Tibet as part of their dowries. After visiting Temple explore Barkhor surrounding, watch the pilgrims prostrating themselves near the front gate of Jokhang Temple. Take part in clockwise circuit walking round the temple, walk around narrow alley to explore old Lhasa city.
Overnight at the hotel.
5

DAY 05

In Lhasa

Morning, visit Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery 3600 m. Drive 8 km northwest of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery which is one of the “great three” Geluk Monasteries of Tibet, founded by Jamyang Choje in 1416. The Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and once a home of as many as 10000 monks. This winter Palace was the resident of hundreds of monks from all the major Geluk monasteries for staffing individual Chapels.
In the afternoon drive 5km away from Lhasa to Sera Monastery founded in 1419, which is another one of the “ great three” Geluk monasteries of Tibet. Monastery is well known for the monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel.
6

DAY 06

Lhasa to Kathmandu (Flight)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu.

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