TTC002 Lhasa and Tsedang Tour - 6 days
6-day Visiting Earliest Tibetan Civilization
Tour Route: Lhasa-Samyee-Yalung Valley-Lhasa
Tour Code: TTC002
Day01 Arrive in Lhasa by flight or by train, drive to Tsedang
Lhasa airport/Train station picking up, to Tsedang, have a good rest acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.
Overnight at Tsedang
Day02:Visiting Yumbulhakang(12km) and tomb of Tibetan kings with Tandruk monastery(90km) with good road condition.
Yumbulhakang was the oldest architecture in whole Tibet and was built for the first Tibetan king Nyatri Tsenpo who was believe to came from heaven or from Indian site according to Tibetan document. It is a 5 story fortress-like dwelling built on the spur of a hill that commands an impressive view of the entire fertile valley. Inside the palace, you can see the images of Early Tibetan king. Then towards the tomb of Tibetan king, where you can explore the Tombs with flat on the top and piled with earth and rocks. Tandruk monastery has got history same as that of Jokhang and Ramoche in lhasa. Its been very badly destroyed during cultural revolution in Tibet.
Rest a night at Tsedang.
Day03:Visiting Samye monastery then to Lhasa with good road condition
Tibet was once occupied with the Bon religion and so many demons everywhere in Tibet It was King Trisong Detsen that he have invited Guru Padmasambhava from India to destroy all the demons in Tibet to have a peaceful life in Tibet. King Trison Detsen order to built the Samye monastery for Guru Padmasambhava and initiated the Nyimapa order in Tibet. So Samye monastery was the first monastery in Tibetan buddhism and later King Trison Detsen ordered to translate different books into Tibetan language. Now a days you can see so many different sculpture in monastery written in some precious things like gold, silver, torquise and soon. Drive to Lhasa
Overnight in Lhasa
Day04-05 Two full days Lhasa Sightseeing
The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Johkang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. the other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debiting is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon.
You will also explore the circular pilgrim route barkhor while traveling at Johkang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc.
Overnight at Lhasa
(Notice, the sequence of sightseeing will be based on the reservation of Potala Palace)
Day06:Leave Lhasa to your next destination.
A private car will take you to the airport for your flight to next destination.
On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer in China, you can extend your trip to other parts of China like Guilin, Shanghai etc. – if you need, please ask us.
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