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8-Day TIBET HIGHLIGHTS Tour
8-Day TIBET HIGHLIGHTS Tour

This 8 day tour takes in all the highlights of central Tibet. Following a circular route from Tsedang to Lhasa we explore the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization, and then preceeding on the southern route past Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise lake), to the historical towns of Gyantse and Shigatse. From Shigatse we take the Northern route through the scenic, rugged Tsangpo river valley, culminating our tour in Lhasa, the once forbidden city.
In Tsedang visit Samye the oldest Monasery in Tibet and the Yambu Lakhang, castle of the Tibetan Kings. At Shigatse visit the great Tashilungpo monastery and at Gyantse the multi-storied Kumbum Stupa. In Lhasa visit the famous Potala Palace and Norbulinkha summer palace, the great monastery of Drepung, the Jokhang Temple and walk through the bustling Barkor Bazaar. A choice of hotels are available in Lhasa and best hotels in other places. The most comprehensive tour to see all the power places of Tibet.

Tour Attractions:
- Fly from Kathmandu, Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa.
- Explore the Central Tibetan Heartland.
- Visit Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsetang.
Program Outline Trekking Days -› (0)
Total Days -› (8)
Route Nature -› Lodge [Tea House Trek]
Difficulty -› Easy
Season -› April to October.


1 ARRIVE TIBET
Fly to LHASA from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing. Drive down the Tsangpo valley to Tsedang. PM free to rest and acclimatize. Hotel.

2 TSEDANG SIGHTSEEING
Visit Samye, the oldest Monastery in Tibet and Yambulakhang, the first castle built by the Tibetan Kings. Hotel in Tsedang.

3 TSEDANG - GYANTSE
Drive to Gyantse passt Turquoise Lake and crossing the Karo La pass. Visit The Khumbhum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Hotel.

4 GYANTSE - SHALU - SHIGATSE
Drive Gyantse to Shigatse. Enroute visti Shalu Monastery. Hotel. 

5 SHIGATSE - LHASA
After visiting the Tashilungpo Monastery drive across Tsoula and Gyatsola pass to Xhegar. Enroute visit Sakya Monastery. Hotel.

6-7 LHASA SIGHTSEEING
In Lhasa visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Drepung & Sera monasteries, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. Hotel.

8 DEPARTURE FROM LHASA
Transfer to airport for flight to Kathamndu, Beijing or Chengdu.
End of Central Tibet Tour.

8-Day TIBET HIGHLIGHTS Tour
This 8 day tour takes in all the highlights of central Tibet. Following a circular route from Tsedang to Lhasa we explore the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization, and then preceeding on the southern route past Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise lake), to the historical towns of Gyantse and Shigatse. From Shigatse we take the Northern route through the scenic, rugged Tsangpo river valley, culminating our tour in Lhasa, the once forbidden city.
In Tsedang visit Samye the oldest Monasery in Tibet and the Yambu Lakhang, castle of the Tibetan Kings. At Shigatse visit the great Tashilungpo monastery and at Gyantse the multi-storied Kumbum Stupa. In Lhasa visit the famous Potala Palace and Norbulinkha summer palace, the great monastery of Drepung, the Jokhang Temple and walk through the bustling Barkor Bazaar. A choice of hotels are available in Lhasa and best hotels in other places. The most comprehensive tour to see all the power places of Tibet.

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