- Lhasa and Around
- Photography Tours
- Tibet Group Tour
- Tibet Trekking
- Tibet Village Tours
- Tour Destination of Tibet
Day01 Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization
Day02 In Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar
Day03 In Lhasa, visit Drepung & Sera Monastery
Day04 Lhasa-Nenang Monastery-Tsurphu Monastery-camping
Day05 Tsurphu Monastery- Leten, trekking 4 hours,11km, camping
Day06 Leten-Bartso, trekking 5-6 hours, 15km, camping
Day07 Bartso-Dorje Ling Nunnery, Trekking 4 hours,15km, camping
Day08 Dorje Ling Nunnery-Yangpachen Monastery/Yangpachen Hotsprings/Lhasa
Day09 Depart Tibet for next destination
Please be noted that, if you need to extend the trip further, such as to go to visit lake Namtso, or Lake Yamdrok, or join our Everest base camp group tour, please inform us and we can customize it further.
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization
Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Newwu Train Station, your Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up with your name sign, and then they will transfer you to Lhasa city safely. Please be not so anxious to walk much around hotel to see this that, but you do need a good rest in your hotel for needed acclimatization, otherwise you maybe under the weather little bit and easy get mountain sickness. Accommodation: 3 stars standard and centrally located hotel (or any kinds of accommodations as per your idea)
Day 2: Highlight city tour in Lhasa -Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
On this day, we will plan a highlight day-tour for you to visit three must-see attractions in Lhasa, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. In the morning, we will start the tour by visiting Potala Palace, the highest palace in the world. You will have around one hour to enjoy the marvelous Buddhism frescoes, religious artifacts, statues, and paintings inside the palace. After that, we will go to Jokhang temple, the most significant Buddhist temple in Tibet. Built by King Songtsen Gampo, Jokhang Temple has a very long history and there are thousands of Tibetan people pilgrimaging in front of Jokhang Temple. Around Jokhang Temple is Barkhor Street, where you can find local characteristic artifacts and religious objects sold by stores and vendors.
Accommodation: the same as above
Day 3: Drepung and Sera Monastery
Today we will plan a visit to Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of Mount Gephel, 5 km from the western Lhasa city. As an important Gelug Monastery, Drepung has played a vital role in passing on Gelug Sect teaching and traditions. Every Sho Dun festival, there will display the Giant Buddha and thousands of local people and travelers come to witness the breathtaking moment. After visiting Drepung Monastery, we will head to Sera Monastery which is also an important Gelug Monastery in Tibet. The most impressive part of Sera Monastery is the debating among monks. It will start from 3 pm Monday to Friday.
Accommodation: the same as above
Day 4: Lhasa/Tsurphu Monastery
Driving from Lhasa to Tsurphu Monastery, takes about 2 hours, and the altitude will up to 4480 m. Today you will be spent acclimatizing further and visiting this Tsurphu Monastery. Overnight at Tsurphu monastery.
Day 5: Tsurphu Monastery / Leten, trekking 4 hours, 11km
A spectacular first day of trekking up a green valley crisscrossed with mountain streams. Be on the look out for various species of mountain goats. Several small nomadic communities camp here for the summer herding months, and you may have a stop into a yak-hair tent for a cup of salt butter tea or some fresh yak milk! Crest the ridge top four hours later, emerging onto a high plateau with a scattering of rock-enclosed huts, and look for a flat area for camping. From day one, the scenery is breathtaking,classic Tibetan beauty.
Day 6: Leten / Bartso, trekking 5-6 hours, 15km
Have your first small pass, the Damchen Nyingtri, bear to the left at the cairns at the crest, and descend into a magical valley of lichen-coated boulders, meandering streams and expansive, powder-blue sky. Three hours later, you will cross the Lasar La and descend into the Yangpachen valley, with its wide open plateaus, spiky grass hummocks and tundra-like parched, cracked patches of earth, and head towards Bartso. The views of Brize (translated as female yak herder) and Tarze (horse keeper) are superb, and you will feel safe in the care of the local mountain god, Nyenchen Tanglha. Camp near Bartso, a drokpa (nomad) village of five or six houses, surrounded by the juniper used for incense all over the Tibetan world.
Day 7: Bartso/Dorje Ling Nunnery, Trekking 4 hours, 15km
Leaving the village of Bartso behind, head towards a wide trail leading across the valley and over another ridge, from where you will be rewarded with views of Nyenchen Tanghlha (7111m), the holiest mountain in central Tibet. Emerge at Tajung village, and then climb gently up rolling hills where young nomadic boys and girls picnic on the plateaus as they watch their yaks and sheep graze. The vistas are, again, just amazing! Mid-day, you should reach the small Djore Ling Ani Gompa (nunnery),near which you will set up camp. It is possible that these nuns, some of the friendliest in Tibet, will drag you into the gompa s tea-house and pass around a heaping plate of yak meat (use the bowie knife provided to hack a piece off) before getting into the requisite photo session.
Day 8: Dorje Ling Nunnery/Yangpachen Monastery and Hot-springs/Lhasa, trekking 4 hours, 14 km
Today we do not have much walking because most probably the local military authority does not allow us to trek across from Dorje Ling Nunnery to Yangpachen, however we can take easy drive to Yangpachen hot spring or optionally we can drive back to Lhasa directly. Meanwhile if it is allowed for the final few hours trekking, we can still try final part of the trekking. The ox-bow Nyango Chu River snaking its way through the grassy valley, and head for Yangpachen Gompa. This old Kagyupa monastery, with Tibetan mastiffs keeping guard, overlooks part of the Trans-Himalaya range. Our driver will wait at monastery, pick up to have a hot springs at Yangbachen, then drive back to Lhasa.
Day 9: Final Departure
Your personal driver and the guide will see you off to airport or train station, your Tibet tour with Tibet Ctrip ends. And hopefully it will leave you unforgettable memory in your whole life.