Day 01: Fly
it to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa. O/n in hotel.
Day 02: Morning visit Potala
palace, the seat of the 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 kilometer north of Lhasa city, it was built
in 1419 by Jamchen Choejie, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder
Of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries
of yellow sect in Tibet.
Day 03: Morning visit Drepung
monastery, which is the largest monastery Of the Gelugpa sect
in Lhasa, it was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choejie, a Disciple
of Tsongkhapa. after visiting Drepung drive to Norbulingkha the
summer palace of the Dalai Lama which was built in 18th century.
Afternoon visit Jokhang temple and Barkhor market, this is the
holiest shrine in Tibet and houses a golden statue of the Buddha
Shakyamuni, which was brought to Tibet by Chinese princess Wenchen.
O/n in hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa drive 250 km to
Namtso lake, which is the highest lake, it has an Altitude of
4718m with a depth of 33 meters. It covers an area of about 1,920
square km from east to west and 30 km from south to north. It
is one of the three famous lakes in Tibet. O/n camping or guesthouse.
Day 05: Stay at Namtso lake.
O/n camping or guesthouse.
Day 06: Namtso drive upstream
to Phodo Chuto, en route visit Reting monastery (4,100m) constructed
in 1056 by Dromtonpa who is the student of the great Bengali Buddhist
Master Atisha. O/n in guesthouse.
Day 07: From Reting monastery
drive to Drigung Till monastery. O/n in guesthouse.
Day 08: Morning visit Drigung
thill and the hot spring. Afternoon drive back to Lhasa via visiting
Ganden monastery, which was built in 1409 by Tsongkhapa. O/n in