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Tibet Cultural Tour


Tibet Cultural Tour is one of the best cultural tours in the world which is started in the southern Tibet. The southern Tibet is one of the most scenic parts of the Tibetan plateau, where Tibet's ancient cultural heritage can be explored against a backdrop of shifting sand dunes, forested glades, visionary lakes, and jagged snow mountain. Your Tibet cultural tour will be welcomed by the Tibetan tour guide at Lhasa airport and will lead you to the Yarlung valley, visiting Yumbu Lhakang, the first Tibetan castle and Traduk temple, the first temple of Tibet. Samye monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet

After visiting the southern part of Tibet, you will continue your Tibet cultural tour to Lhasa which is the capital city of Tibet. You will visit the most famous Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Norbu Lingka which are the world's Heritage site. For the last day, you will have a Ganden monastery excursion from Lhasa. Ganden monastery is located to the east of Lhasa city at the distance of 60Km from Lhasa and Ganden monastery is the first Gelukpa monastery, founded in 15th century by the great master Tsongkapa who was also the founder of the Gelukpa school. Gelukpa school is one of the biggest schools or sects in Tibetan Buddhism. 

Day 1
Arrival in Lhasa

On arrival in a city called Lhasa. The afternoon is free to relax and acclimatize. Overnight at Lhasa

Day 2
Sightseeing tour around Lhasa

Today we have a guided tour of the fabulous Potala Palace, built in the 7th century and winter home of the Dalai Lama before his escape to India. The palace contains countless cultural relics including murals, sutras, tomb stupas, mandalas and images. We also visit the beautiful Jokhang Temple (‘House of the Lord’), one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism, also built in the 7th century.

Day 3
Continue Sightseeing around Lhasa

We continue our sightseeing tour of Lhasa with a visit to another world heritage site, Norbulingka (‘Jewel Park’), the Dalai Lama’s wonderful summer palace. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful gardens, followed by a visit to Sera Monastery to witness the monks debating and to view the intricate sand mandalas.

Day 4
Visit Namtso Lake

Embark on a journey to Namtso Lake, with amazing views of Tibet’s vast countryside enroute. Namtso, meaning ‘heavenly’ is Tibet’s largest lake and the highest saltwater lake above sea level. It is also one of Tibet’s 3 sacred lakes. Overnight Thamshong.

Day 5
Drive to Reting Monastery

After breakfast, we take a short drive to Reting Monastery for a guided tour. We then drive to the hot springs near Drigung. Relax and bathe in the medicinal springs. Overnight Shambala Guest House.

Day 6
Visit Drigung monastery and drive back to Lhasa

Start the day with an early visit to Drigung monastery where the Tibetan tradition, known as sky burials is performed by the monks. Drive back to Lhasa via the ancient Ganden monastery. Perched high on a hillside, it is the largest monastery in Tibet. Overnight Lhasa.

Day 7
Rest Day in Lhasa

Enjoy a free day to relax or explore the intriguing old town of Lhasa. Overnight Lhasa.

Day 8
Drive to Tsedang

After breakfast, drive to Tsedang, where spectacular ranges, beautiful lakes, numerous springs and peaceful river valleys abound. En route, take a ferry across the great Yarlung Tsangpo River to Samye Monastery, Tibet’s first formal Buddhist monastery. Overnight Tsedang.

Day 9
Sightseeing around Tsedang

Go on a guided tour of Tsedang’s ancient sights, including Tibet’s first palace – Yungbulakhang, Tibet’s earliest temple, Tradruk Temple and one of Tibet’s sacred lakes -Yamdrok-Tso. Overnight Tsedang.

Day 10

Drive to Lhasa airport for flights your respective country