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Gaden Ngachen Chenmo Festival Tour

Gaden Ngachen Chenmo Festival Tour

Tour Code:TF-09

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Destination:Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse,Tashilunpo Monastery

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Day 1 Arriving in Lhasa by rain or by 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 Visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor street.

In the morning, you are going to visit the famous Patala 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 explore the famous old Barkhor street, enjoy shopping traditional Tibetan things around the street. Overnight in Lhasa.

At night (around 8:00pm), we will move to Jokhang temple to watch the celebration of Tsong Khapa Butter Lamp Festival.
On that particular day, Tibetans in all over Tibet lit butter lamps on roofs of their houses, temples and monasteries to commemorate the great scholar and his works.Tourists will witness how the Jokhang temple and Barkhor street were illuminated with numerous lamps and Tibetans would wear formal dress and prostrate themselves on Barkhor street while saying the prayer or burn incense to show their deepest respect and worship to Tsongkapa.

Day 3 Visiting Norbulingka and Ramoche.

Norbulingkha is Tibetan word refers to reature garden lies at western supurbs of Lhasa with 2km from Potala palace is listed as the world cultural heritage by the UNESCO. The Norbulingkha is called summer palace and built by the seventh Dalai lama in mid 18th century. Later then the successive dalai lamas studied and stay during summer time. Then in the afternoon, visit Ramoche Temple which lies about 500m to the north of the Jokhang monastery. The sacred sculpture of Sakyamuni that built for Ramoche monastery and later moved into the Jokhang Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4 Explor Drepung Monastery 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 th Fifth Dalai lama and later moved to the famous Potala Palace during the Fifth Dalai lama. In the afternoon explore the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa, disciple Jamchen Choeje. You can also see monks debaiting there in the courtyard at around 4-5:30 in the afternoon section. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 5 Drive towards Gyantse and 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. Then reached to your day final destination Gyantse. Relax a night in Gyantse.

Day 6 Move towards Shigatse to visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Morning section for Kubum 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 experince the life of common tibetan people life around the town and also the Gyantse fort. Then moving towards the shigatse city. After finished up yours lunch, you can visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. The monastery was later become the abbot place for the successive Penchen Lamas. Relax a night in Shigatse.

Day 7 Return back to Lhasa airport to leave beautiful Tibet.

In the early morning, drive back to Lhasa and send you to the train station or airort. You are going to leave unforgetable Tibet.

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