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Tibetan Culture Exploration Samye

Duration: 6

Destination: Lhasa, Tsetang, Namtso

Highlights: Samye Monastery, Mingdorling Monastery, Yongbulakang Palace, Potala Palace, Namtso Lake

Tour Code: TT-02

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa - Tsetang

Arrive in Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport. And we will drive to and visit Samye Monastery which is 50km to the east of airport, take boat to cross the river and visit the Samye. In the late afternoon, get back to ferry, and drive to Tsetang.


Day 2 Tsetang - Lhasa

In the morning, visit the Yongbulakang Palace (the first palace in Tibet), the Changdrok Temple. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Lhasa. On the way, we will visit the Mingdorling Monastery (the famous monastery for Ningma - pa sect, once the Fifth Dalhai Lhama was obsessed with the teachings and rituals of Ningma - pa order).


Day 3 Lhasa one day tour

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace (3700 m )built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. After that we will wander in Barkhore Street.


Day 4 Lhasa - Namtso  

In the morning, we will visit Tsepung Monastery which is the biggest monastery in Tibetan area, by it is the Gandenpozang, the once political and religious centre and capital. From the second through fifth, there were 5 Dalai Lhama once living here. In the afternoon, driving to the North to see the biggest lake in Tibet - Namtso Lake (elevation 4718m), enjoying the sunset over the lake surface. Beside it is the peak of Mt. Nyianchentangula (altitute is 7162m).overnight in Lakeside Guesthouse 


Day 5 Namtso - Lhasa

After seeing the glory of sunrise over the huge lake, we will drive back to Lhasa.


Day 6 Departure

Transfer to airport for your next stop.