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Tibet- 13 Days Buddhism Trekking Tour of Oracle Lake-Lhamo Latso

Tibet- 13 Days Buddhism Trekking Tour of Oracle Lake-Lhamo Latso

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Departure City: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou...
Arriving City: Lhasa
Duration: 12N13D
Tour Catalog: Every day depature tour
Best Time to Go: April- Oct.
Highlights:
*Cultural highlights in Lhasa.
*Cradle of the Tibetan civilization - Tsetang.
*5 days trekking to oracle lake Lhamo Latso and Chkorgye Monastery


This pilgrimage to Lhamo Latso is richly varied and has much to offer: high snow mountains, a magnificent monastery, seldom visited cave hermitages, nomads and their black-tent culture, and a sacred 'oracle lake'.


Being at the radiant Oracle Lake of Lhamo Latso is a high point of this journey. It is the foremost 'vision' lake in Tibet and sitting Dalai Lamas were obligated to come here at least once in their lifetimes.


Besides the high passes, this pilgrimage goes through areas noted for their warm, dry climate. Rain can be expected in July and August, less in June and September, and virtually none during the rest of year. Heavy snow, however, can blanket the passes from December through February. For nine months of the year this pilgrimage is a good bet.

 

Itinerary Briefing:
Day01: Arrive at Lhasa
Day02: Lhasa
Day03: Lhasa
Day04: Lhasa- Tsedang
Day05: Tsedang
Day06: Tsetang- Sangri-  Woka
Day07: Trekking
Day08: Trekking
Day09: Trekking
Day10: Trekking
Day11: Lhamo Latso Lake- Chkorgye- Cuijiu
Day12: Cuijiu- Gyatsa-  Tsetang
Day13: Tsedang- Lhasa Gonga airport or train station.

 

Day01: Beijing/ Shanghai/ Xian/ Chengdu flight to Lhasa ( 80km, asphalt road, 3595m, )    Overnight in Lhasa
- Depature from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu or Chongqing: You will use the copy of your Tibet Entry Permit, your passport and flight tickets changing the boarding pass, then fly to Lhasa.

Our Tibet guide will pick you from airport to Lhasa city. Rest in hotel.  
Notes:
Please take one warm overcoat when you travel to Namtso lake that it is a little bit colder than in Lhasa city.  

 

Day02: Lhasa city tour     Overnight in Lhasa
Morning time visit Potala Palace. Then visit Jokhang Temple, walk around Barkhor Street. 
                                                                                           

Day03: Lhasa city tour     Overnight at Lhasa
Morning time visit Drepung Monastery, then afternoon to Sera Monastery.

 

Day04: Lhasa- Samye Monastery- Tsedang( 230km, 2 hours driving) Overnight at Tsedang
Morning drive to Tsedang, located by Yarlung Valley, is the capital of Shannan Prefecture. It's reputed as "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization. On the way boat ferry on Yarlung Tsangpo River visit Samya Monastery which is the first one built in the 7th century and has three buildings with different style (Tibetan Hans and Indian), then arrive at Tsedang town.      

 

Day05: Tsedang- Yumbulakang- Trundruk monastery- Tsedang ( 290km, 3 hours driving, asphalt road in good condition , 3700m, 10-17hours) Overnight at Tsedang
Today visit Yumbulakang Palace and Trundruk Monastery.

 

Day06: Tsetang- Sangri-  Woka           Camping
In the morning drive about 40 km to Sangri via Tsetang Bridge. On the way visit the remains of the Densatil Monastery located on the Phagdru Mountain, which is the ancestor temple of the Phagdru Kagyu, the most influential one of the four main sub-branches of the Kagyu Sect. After lunch at Sangri, drive downhill to Woka Waterpower Station. And then drive uphill for about 20 km and reach Woka village (3800 m), where you can take a hot spring bath at your own expense. Prepare for trekking such as hiring horse, arranging luggage, etc.

 

Day07: Trekking (26 km, 7-9 hours, 3800m-3900m)    Camping
Hike on the winding mountain path, through small valleys. After Qulong Temple, hike about 30 minutes, reach Qulong village and visit Qusang Temple, where Tsongkhapa once stayed to spreading Buddhist teachings of Gelug Sect.

 

Day08: Trekking (about 28 km, 8-10 hours, 3900m-4100m)   Camping
Get up in the early morning to watch the sunrise appearing from the summit of the 5400m-Gyeluo La Snow Mountain if the weather is good. Afterward, begin trekking along the chattering brook. Clumps of azalea tree grow everywhere. So quiet the world that you feel just out of the world. Set up camp at Nayu valley.

 

Day09: Trekking (about 23km, 7-9 hours)      Camping
Start trekking from Nayu valley, uphill first and then downhill along the mountain ridge. The slope is somewhat gentle all the way. Set up camp near the village in the lower reaches of the Dagu valley.

 

Day10: Trekking              Camping
Trek downhill and reach the Lhamo Latso Lake (4900 m) along the valley. Surrounded by high mountains, the hoof-shaped lake cavers an area of about 2 square kilometers. Numerous believers regard it as the treasure mirror, which is able to reveal their fates. Highlighted with the now peaks, azaleas and the remains of the old temple, the scenery around the lake is very beautiful.

 

Day11: Lhamo Latso Lake- Chkorgye- Cuijiu    Camping
Pass by Chkorgye Temple and trek downhill about 24 km to Cuijiu (4300 m) for 8 hours. As long as reach Cuijiu, end the trekking.

 

Day12: Cuijiu- Gyatsa-  Tsetang       Overnight in Tsetang
On the way visit the relic site of the Mansion of Lhagyari situated in Chusum County. It was originally built in 13th century and symbolizes the local ruling privilege of the descends of the Tobo Kingdom through the Sakya and Phagdru regimes. In the late afternoon reach Tsetang (3500 m) the "Playground of Monkeys" in legend.

 

Day13: Tsedang- Lhasa Gonga airport or train station.
Dropping off, end the trip.

Cost description
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(private group)
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons
 Apr.- Nov.  /  1780USDP.P.  1395USDP.P.  1570USDP.P.  1450USDP.P.  1305USDP.P.
Dec. - Mar.  /  /  /  /  /  /
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Price Include

1. Tibet Entry Permit
2. Tibet travel permit
3. 6N standard room; 6N tent
4. Landcruiser transportation with expert driver
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Yak(or horse) and Yak(or horse) porters for luggage during trekking
7. Travel accident insurance
8. Bottled oxygen per car for urgent use

Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense
4. Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
5. Boat ferry fee to Samye Monastery
6. Flight & train tickets
7. Entrance fees

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