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Lhasa Tsetang Tibet Cultural Tour - 5 Days
Tour code: LTTCT-TB-004
Lhasa Tsetang Tibet Cultural TourOne of the most popular tours in Tibet – Tsetang Lhasa Cultural tour. Where the visits of the culturally rich Tsedang & the Lhasa is organized. Tsedang - located by Yarlung Valley, is the capital of Shannan Prefecture. It's reputed as "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization", mainly for two reasons: First, the mild weather and fertile land in Shannan gestated the great Tibet dynasty. Second, it's the birthplace of the first Tibetans who were said to be the offspring of a monkey and a demoness. So Tsedang literally means "monkey's playground". The main highlight of this tour is the visit of the Tibet’s first monastery – Samye with the history of over 1200 years and the Yumbu Lhakhang Palace. In Tibetan language, "Yumbu" means a female deer and "Lakhang"  means the holy palace. The Yumbu Lakhang is the first palace that was first built by Nyatri Tsenpo - the first Tibetan King at the beginning of the 2nd century according to the legend. Our visit ends with the exploration of the Lhasa city covering the scenic places including Potala Palace, Norbu Linkha, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Come, join the 05 days Lhasa Tsetang Cultural Tour
Today you will take the flight to the Tibet Autonomous Region. Your guide will meet you at Gonggar airport and would than be transferred to Tsetang where your accompanied guide will let you in the best hotel in Tsetang. O/N in Tsetang.
In the morning, you will be accompanied to visit the first Palace in Tibet history, Yumbu Lakang, and the Holy Land of Buddhists in Tibet, the Trandruk Monastery. Before being transferred to Lhasa, you will take the ferryboat across the highest river of the world, the Yarlong Tsangpo River to visit the Samye Monastery, which is the first formal monastery that established triratna, referring to the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, or Buddhist priesthood. After the visits, you will be transferred to Lhasa city to check in at your hotel. O/N in Lhasa.
You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama's stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, the Sera Monastery, and Dalai Lama's summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. After the day's sightseeing, you will be offered an insight into the daily life of the Tibetan people, you may also be served tea in their home. O/N in Lhasa.
In the morning, you will visit the No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, Tsetang which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thangkas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. O/N in Lhasa
If you have enough time before taking flight to leave Tibet, your guide will take you to visit the Tibet Museum, which is the first museum in Tibet with modern functions, where you will have a glimpse of the combination of the traditional Tibetan architectural style and the modern style. The museum stores abundant rare items, from the prehistorically cultural relics, all kinds of Buddha and Bodhisattva figures, hand-written cultural books of past times, to various thangkas, musical and religious instruments, Tibetan handcrafts, etc. Here you will find a wonderful Tibet in one museum. You will bid farewell to the mysterious Tibet and its optimistic people, when your guide transfers you to the airport to take your flight.
Twin sharing different standard accommodation as per different category package with breakfast.
All necessary transportation by 4 WD Toyota Landcruiser.
Sightseeing tour as per the Program, an English speaking Guide and monastery entrance fees.
China/ Tibet visa fees, Tibet permit and necessary domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
Special Trekking permit for Simikot parts with liaison officer fees.
Accommodation in two men dome tent & all meals cooked by our own exp. cook during the treks
All camping and cooking equipments for treks.
All expenses of personal Nature.
Nepal re-entry visa fee and airport Departure Tax
Charge for photography, air ticket reconfirmation fee and Insurance etc…
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