Tibet Classic Travel is to journey through the area of central Tibet which include the most developed cities and regions, such as Lhasa, Tsetang, Shigatse and Gyantse. Tibet Classic Travel begins from Tsetang, the city where the first Tibet capital was built. Exploring the valleys where the ancient Tibet king castle Yongbu Lakang is still remain, and the first monastery of Tibet, the Samye monastery . And then we will get to Gyantse, en route we will appreciate the breath-taking view of Yamdrok lake, which the one of the 4 holiest lake of Tibet.
After the visit to Gyantse city, we will reach Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Lhasa, in which the seat of Panchan Lama’s palace the Tashilhunpo Monastery is located. In the end of the tour, we will arrive at Lhasa, the political and economic center of Tibet, we will spend three days here to witness the giant change of the ancient city.
Departure Date Overview
|Month||Departure date||Departure date|
|Arrive||Tsetang, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
|Departure||Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
Minimum 4 people, maximum 16 people
Potala Palace , the winter palace of the Dalai Lama dominates the skyline of Lhassa atop the crest of Marpo Ri hill, the seventh-century Potala is considered Lhasa’s holiest destination for a pilgrimage. Going up the hill, a stone path leads to the 14-story, 1,000-room. Each day, thousands of pilgrims give the prayer wheels a clockwise spin as they make their way to the entrance.
The Jokhang Temple is the home of the statutes of the revered Buddha, Shakyamuni. While all Buddhist statues are adorned with colorful brocade, pearls, turquoise, coral, and silver, solid gold bowls of holy water rest before Shakyamuni as well as offerings of Yuan (money) and khatas (scarves) left by pilgrims.
Then after we will stroll around in the Barkhor street
Sera Monastery, one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gelug Pa, located at the foot of Hill Tatipu. It is as prestigious as Drepung and Ganden, which had a longer history. Sera in Tibetan means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it.
Drepung monastery once housed 10,000 monks and if we’re lucky, we’ll ease into a dark columned hall to see and hear the lilting, booming chanting of the sutras, or sit under a willow tree and watch the monks engage in theatrical debate.
Nechung Monastery the seat of Nechung, Tibet’s State Oracle. Major decisions of the state are made in consultation with the Nechung Oracle.
Overnigh | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner