5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS ( FLY IN / FLY OUT) TOUR
Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet. "Lhasa". On arrival you will be met by the local representative and driven to Tsedang ( 90 km /1.5 hrs). Tsedang sits on the south bank in the middle section of the YarlungTsangbo River with a moderate climate at an altitude of 3,600 meters. Tsedang is the birthplace of earliest Tibetans who were said to be the offspring of a monkey and a demoness, so Tsedang literally means "monkey's playground". Here's a legend. People said that genius had lived here long before human being resided in Tibet. After the Gods of the genius got married, they had six sons who became the ancestors of the six tribes of Tibet respectively. Tsedang is the hometown of tribes and an important place of origin of the Tibetan culture. Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at Hotel Tsedang or similar (3400m).
Day 02: Tsedang
Sightseeing of Yambulaghang and Samye. Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery to be founded in Tibet. It is also notable as the site of the "Great Debate" (792-794) between the Indian Mahayanists and Chinese Chán (Zen) Buddhists.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. Overnight at Hotel Tsedang or similar.
Day 03: Tsedang-Lhasa
After breakfast, drive to Lhasa (150 km). Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 mt, is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means "Place of the Gods", the residence of the Dalai Lama., On arrival you will be met by the local representative and transferred to your respective hotel. (60 km/ 1 hr). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa
After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and & Norbulinka. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Norbulingka meaning 'Treasure Park' covers an area of around 360000 sq. m. and is considered to be the biggest man made garden in Tibet. After sight seeing you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa
After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sight seeing you will be transferred to hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 06: Lhasa/Kathmandu (By Flight)
Transfer to airport (90 km) to connect return flight.
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