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Our first stop on this incredible classic tour
will lead us through the ancient city of Lhasa. This wondrous city is generally
regarded as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture,
and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and
ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city,
such as the Jokhang and Drepung, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism
first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries will leave you with a sense of
astonishment for years to come!
I t i n e r a r y
Arrive Delhi and fly from Delhi to Kathmandu-City Lhasa (Tibet)
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
After flying a long time to Nepal I am sure you dread another day of flying.
However, this remarkable flight last only an hour while crossing the Himalayan
range. As you may expect the striking mountain views surround you the entire
time. Once you arrive at Gonggar airport, an easy two hour drive will take you
to your final destination of the traditional Dhood Gu Hotel. The remainder of
the day can be spent relaxing and exploring some of the many sights in Lhasa.
Haven't you always dreamed of visiting the ancient Tibetan monasteries? Our
knowledgeable English speaking guide will show you everything there is to see in
some of these renowned sights. First off we will explore the beautifully
preserved Sera Monastery. Many of the pictures you see of Tibet are of these
buildings with their white washed walls and golden roofs. To this day several
hundred monks live and study in this architecture. The afternoon will be spent
exploring the Jokhang temple and Norbulingka. The Norbunglinka is another
astounding piece of architecture and was once the summer palace of the Dalai
Lama. Jokhang Temple will provide you one of your first sights of devout
Tibetans, as hundreds visit this sacred shrine each day. The central market of
Lhasa, the Barkor, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. In these cobbled streets you
can experience more Tibetan culture and even purchase some amazing crafts.
Exploration of Lhasa
To explore some of the ancient quarters of the Dalai Lama we will visit Potala
Palace in the morning. Be prepared for astonishment as this grand palace has
been around since before the 17th century. To add even more history and culture
we will also visit Drepung Monastery. Once home to over 10,000 monks, the
Drepung Monastery is still a beautiful sight to see. Miraculously it was one of
the few sights to escape the Cultural revolution without widespread damage.
Lhasa to Gyantse
In the morning we will depart from Lhasa and travel in Land cruisers along the
Friendship highway. Numerous passes, such as Khambo La and Kharo La, provide
wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight
up from the road as we pas Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass
through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way.
Our final destination is the first class Gyantse hotel.
Shigatse then back to Lhasa
We will be given the opportunity of
experiencing more wondrous Tibetan culture as we see the Gyantse Dzong and
Kumbum. Expansive views of the valley can be seen from the ancient Dzong fort.
The Kumbum is much more than a stupa, as it is surrounded by numerous Tibetan
murals and small chapel houses. Even if you are no art connoisseur you will be
amazed by these ancient murals and architecture.
We continue on with a short drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.
Not a minute is wasted as we have a full afternoon of exploring the local
markets and monasteries. It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan
culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless
amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city.
Drive to Tsethang
Today we will through the Gangpo Ri Mountain on the way to Tsethang. Gangpo Ri
is the legendary birthplace of the Tibetans, and is highly revered. The day will
end in the third largest city of Tibet, Tsethang.
The Valley of the Tombs,
This majestic area is widely believed to be the cradle of all of Tibetan
civilization. The valley of the tombs is located at the origin of the Tibetan
people. You are being given a rare opportunity to explore this majestic site. It
was here where both the massive burial grounds and Yumbulakhang. Yumbulakhang is
an amazing architectural site perched on a cliff. It is one of the oldest
buildings in all of Tibet! You will spend your last night sleeping well back in
Fly Back to Kathmandu
This remarkable flight last only an hour while crossing the Himalayan range. As
you may expect the striking mountain views surround you the entire time. An
amazing way to end a life-changing journey! Come join us in this land of
religion and history.
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