5 Days Most Popular Culture Tour & Scenic Tour

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5 Days Most popular Culture Tour & Scenic Tour
Attraction:YumbuLhakhang,Samye Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery , Norbulingkha, Sera Monastery, and Yamdrok Lake, Optional Tour: Tibetan Family visit, 

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Tibet Culture Tour: 5 Days Most Popular Culture Tour & Scenic Tour

Day 1 To Tsedang transfer to hotel, rest for acclimatization ( No meals )

Day 2 Tsedang  Sightseeing Samye Monastery , YumbuLhakhang Palace ( Break fast+Lunch )

Day 3 Tsedang to Lhasa on the way sightseeing Yamdrok Lake (Break fast +Lunch )

Day 4 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple ( Breakfast+Lunch)

Day 5 Hotel – airport transfer , Good bye Tibet

Shannan or Tsedang

Known as the Yarlong area since ancient times, the Shannanregion is favored greatly by nature. This region attracts numerous Chinese and foreign tourists with its ancient cultural heritage, rich and strong national。
With an average altitude of 3,700m (12,139ft), it is endowed with a hospitably mild climate and a relatively rich amount of rainfall, which, in addition to the wide-spread river valleys, constitutes an ideal environment for such crops as highland barley and buckwheat, thus making the Shannan region the ‘granary of Tibet’. More than 40 rivers and 80 lakes, of which Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is the most prestigious, contribute to the considerable water resource of the region, hence an abundance of minerals, plants and wild animals.
It bounds in qingke barley wheat, broad beans, peas, corn and buckwheat making it one of the major grain and oil producing regions in Tibet. The region is full of vegetables, fruits. The city is enriched with wild plant resources. There are several hundred medicinal plants. Its famous medicinal herbs include sinensis, fritillaries thun-bergli, and root of red salvia. Shannan has many mineral resources include chromium, gold, copper, iron Zinc, magnese,jade and marble. The reserve of the chromium has been verified at 5 million tones, accounting for 45% of the country’s total. Average grade therefore it boasts the biggest chromium resources base in China.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Lhasa Gonggar Airport Tsedang (Shannan)
After arriving at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, your local guide will meet you at the airport then accompany you take a driving to Tsedang, about 100km away from the airport. The rest day is free for some well-deserved rest.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Tsedang

Tsedang is located in Shanan Prefecture, the area is regarded as the cradle of Tibetan civilization and filled with important historical landmarks.

Day 2

Tsedang
Today, you will have a one-day trip around Tsedang including Samye Monastery, and Yumbulakhang Palace. Stay overnight at Tsedang.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Tsedang

Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

Built in the 8th century, Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. Samye is famous for its sacred mandala design: the central temple symbolizes the legendary Mount Meru, center of the universe. It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, some of whom travel on foot for weeks to reach it.
Perched on the summit of the Jormo Zhaxi Ceri Mountain on the east bank of the Yarlung River, Yumbulakhang is the first palace in Tibet. It was built for the first Tibetan King by Bon believers in the 2nd century, and became the summer palace of King Songtsan Gampo and Princess Wencheng. Then the 5th Dalai Lama changed it to the temple of Old-Yellow Hat Sect.

Day 3

Tsedang Lhasa
In the morning, take a driving to Lhasa,On the way you will drive on 4990 meters pass to visit Yamdrok Lake .
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa altitude is 3,490 m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.

Day 4

Lhasa
A trip to Lhasa would be incomplete without a visit to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. So, just enjoy your one day relaxing tour to those sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa
The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.
Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here.
The local Tibetan lunch is very different from the previous cities, but you will find its specialist and enjoy it.
Then continue your visit to Barkhor Street, which is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.

Day 5

Departure Lhasa
The time before transfer to the airport is free on your own arrangment. Bid Lhasa a fond farewell as board the flight or get on the train to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast
Tibet is not a relaxing holiday destination but if religion and ancient culture are your things, you will find Tibet is just the place for you after these days visit. Now, it is time to say goodbye. Choosing train to leave is also a very good idea.

Whats Included During The Tour

.Private Lhasa City Tour Service included

 • Tibetan local English speaking tour guide;

 • Accommodation Options per price category

1) 5 Star luxury Hotel: (Lhasa Hotel List) St. Regis Hotel ,Shangrila Resort, Jardin Scared Hotel , Four Point Sherathon Hotel , Lhasa Hotel ,

 2) 4 Star standard Hotel: (Lhasa Hotel List) Tibet Hotel in west Lhasa, Burmaputra Hotel,  House of Shambhala, Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar  Mingzu Hotel  ( Tsedang Hotel List ) Tsedang Hotel , Yarlung River Hotel, Yulong Hotel 

 3) 3 Star Standard Hotels: (Lhasa Hotel List) Dhood Gu Hotel, Yak Hotel, Dekhang  Hotel, Mandala Hotel, Kyichu Hotel, Tashi Targyal Hotel,

 4) Cheapest option on dormitory basis: (Lhasa Chepest Hotel List )Budget Tibetan Owned  traditional Family hotel (Local Golden Star basis-private toilet,  shower)-Rama Karpo Hotel, Bankshol Hotel or Phingtso Khangsang Hotel

 • Tibet travel permits and permits delivery;

 • Private vehicle for the transportation (Airport/station-hotel-  airport/station transfer);

 •  Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary;

 •  All breakfasts, plus two lunches in local restaurants (on tour  group basis, 10$ per person per lunch)

 • Instant support during the whole Tibet trip

  • Travel Safety Insurance

Our special services

1.Cultural performance & Special Dinner arrange at last Day

2.Snacks & Drinks provide in during the tour
3.Oxygen Tank & First Aid available in Car any emergency

4.Special Souvenir for presented

Service Exclude During the Tour

1)All the Dinner during the trip
2) Personal natural expense like Laundry, IDD calls, drinks, etc;
3) Additional tour programs in Nepal or China;
4) Tips for your guide and driver
5) Any international flights and Airport tax,
6) Nepal and Chinese visa
7) Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason.