This Tibet tour takes me to see the highlight Tibet within the shortest time, including holy potala palace – the symbol of Tibet, jorkhangtemple – the destination for millions of pilgrimages, and many many more…
Day 1: Arrival in lhasa
On arrival at the gonggar airport, met tour guide and transferred to hotel in lhasa. free at leisure to acclimatize myself to the high latitude for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Full day city tour of the potala palace, the jokhang temple, and barkhor street.
The potala palace: perched upon the marpo ri hill, 130 meters above the lhasa valley, it is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet.
The jokhang temple: the jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of bon-po, Tibet’s indigenous religion.
Barkhor street: the barkhor is the oldest street in lhasa as well as the center of old lhasa and remains very traditional. it is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled.
Day 3: Full day city tour of sera monastery, trupeng monastery, norbulingka, and visit the carpet factory.
Sera monastery: it is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. It costs 15 to take a taxi to go, however, you can bargain with the taxi driver.
Trupeng monastery: it is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet.
Norbulingka: norbulingka means “jeweled garden”. it was constructed as a summer palace for the dalai lama and later served the whole governmental administration.
The carpet factory: the highland of Tibet is the actual home of the oriental carpets. by visiting carpet factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced.
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse
The palgor chorten: it is with 9 stories, 108 doors and 77 rooms. each room contains a different statue of buddha and the wall frescoes telling the story about it.
Yomdrok lake: within langkamu county, with an area of 638 square km and a coastal line of 250 km. The palgor chorten: it is with 9 stories, 108 doors and 77 rooms. each room contains a different statue of buddha and the wall frescoes telling the story about it.
Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa
Visit tashilumpo monastery, free market. drive from shigztse back to Lhasa.
Tashilhunpo monastery: painted in red and white, the buildings in the monastery stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view.
Day 6: Depart Lhasa, go back home.