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Tibet Culture Tour

Day 01 Lhasa / Tsetang

Arrive at the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. Locked away in its mountain fortress of the Himalayas, Tibet has had a unique hold on the imagination of the West. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport then drive to Tsetang. Check in the three-star Tsetang Hotel.

Day 02 Tsetang / Lhasa (B, L)

In the morning, tour Yumbulagen, the earliest Tibetan Forbidden City and Tibetan Kings Mausoleum. In the late afternoon, drive back to Lhasa and check into the four-star Tibet Hotel upon arrival.

Day 03 Lhasa (B, L)

Potala Palace - Lhasa Tour,China TourTour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch in a local restaurant to taste the Tibetan cuisine, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet.

Day 04 Lhasa (B, L)

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery. "Drepung" means "the hill of rice' in Tibetan, because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace in this summer palace for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment. Take a leisure walk at Barkhor Street, located in the heart of Lhasa circling the Jokhang Temple. It means 'a pilgrim's inner circuit', and is the earliest street of old Lhasa city.

Day 05 Lhasa (B)

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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