Welcome to Tibet! Famously known as “ The Roof of the World”, Tibet is one of the oldest city and a cultural hub alive in Central Asia today. Lhasa (3,650m/11,975ft), also known as “The Forbidden City”, is the spiritual and political capital of Tibet. Former home of Dalai Lama, the numerous religious and historical monuments, including Potala Palace (Winter Palace), Nobulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery and Jokhang Temple, add exotic flavors to the city. The rugged terrain, varying altitudes and mostly inaccessible landscapes keep Tibet apart from the rest of the world. The region is mainly inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists, along with minor population of Bon, Muslim and Christians scattered in the region. Tibet, at large, has still remained unexplored by tourists, therefore, making it one of those extraordinary destinations where adventure lurks around every corner!
Day 1: Singapore – Cheng Du by Air China or Silk Air
Assemble at Changi Airport Terminal 2, for our flight by Silk Air or Air china
Upon arrival, our adventure Tibet tour journey will start from here.. Welcome by Brothers International Tours representative and transfer to hotel in Chengdu. Welcome dinner. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Chengdu – Nyingchi (Linzhi) by Air. 2hrs flight. Elevation 2900 meters
Upon arrival, meet by our guide and drive toward to hotel. On the way visit Lama Ling Monastery. Drive to Hotel and check in. Side excursion at bank of Nyeng chu River with mountain view (just opposite hotel) relax and acclimatize in Nyinchi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Nyinchi – tour to Lulang Forest- Bashum Tso (lake) (3,700m)
Breakfast @ the hotel Drive to Lulang Forest(3,700m) for scenic view of forest and experience altitude, which is a part of acclimatize before head to Lhasa. Later in the afternoon, visit Bashum Tso (lake) Return to resort. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Nyinchi.
Day 04:Travel Day: Nyingchi – Lhasa. (7-8hrs drive) Elevation 3,650m
Breakfast @ hotel, Start our journey to Lhasa
own Lunch on the way. Arrive Lhasa in the late afternoon, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 05: Lhasa – Full Day tour at Potala Palace. Elevation 3,650m
Breakfast @ hotel, visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Tibet Museum
Drepung Monastery: abt 8km west of central Lhasa, Drepung was once one of the world’s largest monasteries. The word Drepung literally translates as ‘rice heap’, a reference to the huge numbers of white monastic buildings that once piled up on the hill side.
Sera Monastery: approximately 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera Monastery was one of Lhasa’s two great Gelugpa monasteries, second only to Drepung. Between 3pm~5pm of Monday to Friday, debating is held in the monastery’s debating courtyard, which is a sight so extraordinary and enchanting even you don’t understand a word they’re saying.Return to the hotel, overnight stay @hotel
Day 06:Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Elevation 3,650m
Breakfast at hotel, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Potala Palace: Lhasa’s cardinal landmark, Potala Palace is one of the great wonders of world architecture. As has been the case with centuries of Pilgrims before you, the first sight of the fortress-like structure will be a magical moment that you will remember for a long time.
Jokang Temple: also known in Tibetan as the Tsuglhakhang, Jokhang Temple is the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Thick with yak butter, the murmur of mantras and the shuffling of wide-eyed pilgrims, Jokhang is an unrivalled Tibetan experience. In front of the entrance to Jokhang is a forecourt that is perpetually crowded with pilgrims polishing the flagstones with their prostrations.
Barkhor Street: Barkhor is a quadrangle of streets that surrounds the Jokhang complex. It is an area unrivalled in Tibet for its fascinating combination of sacred significance and push-and shove market economics. This is both the spiritual heart of the Holy City & the main shopping district for Tibetans.
Day 07: Lhasa – Yamdrok Tso lake – Shigatse Elevation 3950m
Breakfast @ hotel, drive to Shigatse, we will pass and enjoy one of the most sacred lakes in Tibet, called Yamdroktso Lake, For Tibetans, means the Turquoise Lake, as it is known for its beautiful color, is a non-renewable water source, and it serves as a habitat for many animals, such as the rare Black-Necked Cranes.Also, can have an overlook of the Karola Glacier sometimes. After about 4hrs driving, we will arrive Gyantse town and visit Palkhor monastery, it located in Gyantse and founded jointly by Kedup Je of the Gelugpa Sect and Rabten Kunsang of the Sakyapa Sect in 1418, the Phalkor Monastery has a special influence over Tibet’s Buddhism owing to its unification of three different sects, the Gelugpa, the Sakyapa and Bhuton Sects, in a single monastery. Later this afternoon, we will arrive in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.
Day 8: Shigatse Tour, Elevation 3950m
After breakfast, visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery: it is a real pleasure to explore the busy cobble lanes twisting around the aged buildings. Covering 70,000 sq meters, Tashilunpo is essentially a walled town in its own right. from the entrance to the monastery, visitors get a grand view. Above the white monastic quarters is a crowed of ochre buildings topped with gold the tombs of the past Panchen Lamas. To the right, and higher still, is the festival Thangka Wall that is hung with massive, colorful thangkas during festivals. Drive to Lhasa and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Shigatse-Lhasa, Visit Tashilunmpo Monastery
After breakfast, Drive to Lhasa and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Evening free at leisure your own for final shopping.
Day 10: Lhasa-drive to Gongor Airport – Fly to Chengdu & connecting flight home.