Day1: Fly to Lhasa airport
and transfer 95 km to the hotel, drive 2 hours to Yerlung Tsangpo
and Lhasa Kyichu River.
Day2: Morning visit Potala palace,
the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built
in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated
by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Sera
monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa city. It was built in 1419 by Jamchen
Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa sect.
Sera is one of the three major monasteries of the yellow sect
Dya3: Morning visit Drepung
monastery, the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa.
It was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa.
Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market; this is the
holiest shrine in Tibet with houses of golden statues of the Shakyamuni
Budhha, brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.
Day4: Visit Norbulingkha, the
summer palace of the Dalai Lamas, built in the 18th century.
Day5: Drive to Lhasa airport
for flight to next destination.