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Tibet Cultural Tour

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Mode of Trip : On Hotels, Guest House

Tour Grade : Leisure and short moderate walks

In Tibet : 07 Nights & 08 Days

Total Trip : 10 Nights & 11 Days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)

Season : April to October

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Tibet Cultural Tour an exciting journey in the land of fascination around Tibet best historical and cultural cities, where Adventure Great Himalaya will show you the wonders of Tibet’s incredible places of interest.

Tibet Cultural Tour a mesmerizing with wonderful experience where you will witness old Tibetans culture interwoven with Lamaism or Tibetan sect of Buddhism. All Tibet tour leadby our expert Tibetan guides who will accompany you from the beginning to an end in Tibet.

Starting with a scenic and panoramic flight to Gongar airport in Tibet with grand vista of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance, on reaching Tibetan soil a short drive to fabulous Lhasa city dominated by majestic Potala Palace, and Lhasa a mixture of old and new city our hotels are located in the old parts of Lhasa near colorful and main Barkhor market Square.

In Lhasa you will be engrossed with sightseeing at places of interest leading you to famous Drefung-Shera monasteries with magnificent Potala Palace and Jhorkang Temple, our Tibet extends visiting old Ganden monastery complex, then to ancient first monastery of Tibet at Samye, our tour leads on scenic countryside on vast plains of Tibetan plateau passing Yak grazing fields, rural farm villages and towns and over high picturesque over Khamba-la and Karo-la to Gyantse and Shigatse another important cities of Tibet.

After a grand and wonderful sightseeing tour Gyantse and Shigatse 2nd biggest city after Lhasa visiting golden roofed Tashilumpo monastery complex, then finally concluding this ever exciting and enjoyable Tibet Cultural Tour with a flight back to Kathmandu.

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be well received by AGH guide and staff for transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide / leader brief of the trip to Langtang Valley, hotels, lodge, includes responsible trekking with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with entertainment and culture programs.

In Kathmandu free day preparations for the trek with last minute of buying and hiring of gears required for the trip, optional half day sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu around world heritage sites with temples-monasteries-Stupas and of old royal palace courtyard.

Morning transfer to Kathmandu international airport for the flight to Lhasa with tremendous views of world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest at close distance, as this lands at Gongar Airport, here welcomed and greeted by our Tibetan guide and driver with an hour drive to Lhasa city. In Lhasa our hotel located around interest part of the city around eastern part where you can witness traditional Tibetan way of life with culture.

Afternoon relax at this high altitude of 3,650 m and take a short walk around Barkhor market square where hotels are located.

These two days in Lhasa you will be engrossed with interesting sightseeing tour of Drefung Monastery one of the largest in Tibet, as well important old monastery of Tibet actually a collage and a university for Tibetan Buddhism in earlier days.

After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

Next morning tour of famous magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD.
Potala Palace the holy grill and landmark of Lhasa that dominates Lhasa valley.

The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

Today a short drive of 2 hours around Tibet farm country and enjoy views of rural villages with Yak grazing on wide open pastureland.

Drive to Ganden Monastery area, a distance of 45 k.m. towards east of Lhasa, on leaving the main road heading uphill to Ganden monastery, on reaching the top ridge of Wangku Ri around Ganden area.

Ganden a foremost monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism (Yellow Hat),
all Great Six monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung,Tashilumpo, Labrang, Kumbum) are of Yellow Sects, none suffered as disastrously as Ganden during Cultural Revolution when artillery and vast quantities of dynamite where deployed, at present built into its original form after much destruction.

In early time over 2,000 monks lived here; now there are hardly 300 monks, after a nice and interesting tour of Ganden drive back to Lhasa.

Morning drive to outskirt of Lhasa and then another 100 k.m. drive reaching at the shore of Yarlung Tsangpo (Bhramputra River). From here we take a ferry across the river to Samye Monastery area.

Samye Monastery, the first monastery established in Tibet, located on the north bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River, south east of Lhasa.

It was constructed by Padmasambhava (Guru Ringboche) and Santarakshita between A.D. 763 and 775 in the reign of King Dristen Detsen. The Samye monastery was modeled on University of Odantapuri in India and was made on a plan representing the mount Sumeru (Rirab) which is considered the axis of universe.

After Samye continue drive to Gyantse city, leading over Khamba-la 4,800m with great views of Tibetan landscapes, then towards Yamdrok Tshso “The Torquoise Lake” and drive over Karo-La at 5,050m with views of Nazong-Khangtsa peak, after a great drive of five hours reaching at Gyantse for overnight stop, afternoon tour of Phalkor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa and the local market.

From Gyantse a short drive of few hour to Tibet’s 2nd biggest city after Lhasa, and in Shigatse tour of Tashilumpo monastery. Traditional seat of Panchen Lama (2nd high order after Dalai Lama) this monastery contains a 27m high gold plated Buddha known as Mytaria (the future Buddha). The hotel in Shigtase is quite large and comfortable, afternoon visit the local interesting market.

After a great time visiting most of Tibetan cities and monasteries with superb landscapes and snowcapped peaks scenery, morning drive back to Lhasa following Yarlung Tsangpa or Bhramaputra River most of the way to Lhasa. On reaching Lhasa afternoon free for own individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Having early breakfast for the drive to Gongar Airport and then fly back to Kathmandu if heading back to Nepal, (for others not returning back to Kathmandu can take a flight or train to other parts and cities of mainland China)

Farwell to our Tibetan guides and river on reaching at Gongor airport before flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu airport received by View Nepal staff for transfer back to your hotels after a fabulous time Tour of Lhasa.

Today, last day in unique Nepal of Himalayan wonders, after great experience on Tibet Cultural Tour, and as your flight time AGH staff transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure homeward bound or to your next port of call.

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