Gyantse Dama Festival Tour
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Destination:Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Shalu Monastery,Tashilunpo Monastery
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa by train or airplane.
Our agency will arrange a local Tibetan English speaking tour guide and a driver to receive you from the airport or train station to your reserved hotel in Lhasa.
Day 2 Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor street.
In the morning, you are going to visit the famous Potala Palace, which is the land mark of Lhasa and is recently considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, which is grouped into world cultural heritage list by the UNESCO. Then exploring the famous old Barkhor street, enjoing shoping traditional Tibetan things around the street.
Day 3 Discover Drepung and Sera Monastery.
Drepung Monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. the monastery is divided into two different colleges. The Ganden podrang is famous among them as it is the government centre during fifth Dalai lama and later moved to the famous Potala palace during fifth Dalai lama. In the afternoon explor the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges. You can also see monks debaiting there in the courtyard at around 4-5:30 in the afternoon.
Day 4 Drive towards Gyantse. Overnight in Gyantse.
It is better to leave early in the morning and you can take your time around the lake. A few kilometers from chushor is famous pass kangpa-la with 4700m. From the top of the pass in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep torquoise. Yamdrok-yutso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Far in the distance is the huge massif of mount Nanchan kangtsang (7191m). Leaving Yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arrriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. It was here that Young husband's British troops clashed with Tibetan forces enroute to Lhasa. Then reach our day's final destination Gyantse. Relax a night in the hotel.
Day 5 Visit Palkor(Kumbum) Monastery and enjoy the show. Overnight in Gyantse.
Morning section for Kumbum Monastery is the town foremost attraction. The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like goldendome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chambers in the monastery. Kubum means 100,000 images in Tibetan. Then you can Take your time to enjoy the festival in Gyantse.
Day 6 Visit Shalu Monastery and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Overnight in Shigatse.
Shalu Monastery is about one and half hour away from Gyantse on the way to Shigatse. The moanstery is built with Han, Tibetan and Indian style architecture. Then visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse which is the abode place for the successive Penchen Lama. The monastery has preserved the worlds largest broze Jampa (future Buddha) statue along with tombs of successive Penchen Lamas.
Day 7 Drive back towards Lhasa airport for leaving Tibet.
You could take a flight after 1:30pm leave Lhasa to Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai... or you drive ahead to Lhasa city and take train to leave Lhasa at the next day.