Day 1 Arrival and sightseeing in Nyingchi
Highlights: the Giant Cypress Garden
Arrive in Nyingchi by plane from Chengdu, your guide and driver will pick you up there at the airport. Later, they will drive you to visit the Giant Cypress Garden , then rest in Bayi town.
Day 2 Basumtso Lake / Ganden Monastery / Lhasa
Highlights: Holy Basumtso Lake, Ganden Monastery
In the morning, after viewing the beautiful sceneries around the holy Basumtso Lake, 3,500 meters above sea level, originates from NychingTanglha Mountain and is a dozen kilometers long. Snow-covered mountains, glaciers and tress are reflected upon the lake's rippled surface. There are small islands in the middle of the lake with Lamaism temples built upon them. Then we will drive back to Lhasa with a detour to Ganden Monastery. On the way, we will drive along the beautiful Yaluzangbu River and valley. Ganden Monastery is the ancestral monastery of the Gelugpa sect, now the most influential sect in the Tibetan Buddhism. With a kora around the Monastery, you will see very good view of Lhasa river valley.
Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa
Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street
In the morning, visit Lhasa's landmark-Potala Palace, in which myriad chapels, audience halls, Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of Mandela, figures of the Buddha stored. In the afternoon, visit the Johkang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of the Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. After the Johkang Temple, we will start a circular pilgrim route along Barkhor Street where you can purchase traditional Tibetan and Nepalese artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, music instrument, Thangkas, and etc.
Day 4 Sightseeing in Lhasa
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
In the morning, drive to Drepung monastery which used to serve as the government center in Tibet until the fifth Dalai Lama moved to the famous Potala Palace. It is the biggest Buddhism College in Tibet and once homed to more than 10000 monks. In the afternoon, drive to visit Sera monastery which is famous for its scripture debate session among monks that starting from 3 PM every day except Sunday.
Day 5 Departure transfer
Our guide and drive will transfer you to train station or airport, tour ends.
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I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards
Dear Ms. Pa***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.
There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.
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