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[ GW-LS-LSL001 ] Lhasa- Tsedang -Gyantse-Shigatse-Lhasa (7 Day)
with the new train from Shigatse to Lhasa


About route: From Shigatse to Lhasa, if with normal vehicle, it takes about 280km, 6 hours. We plan it normally for 1 day drive. If the route
needs back to Lhasa such as Lhasa-(Tsedang)-Gyantse-Shigatse-Lhasa, take the new train from Shigatse to Lhasa, the route could be
1 day shorter in Tibet.

But for the tour route Lhasa-Shigatse-Dingri-Mount Everrest-Zhangmu(Nepal border),we don’t suggest the clients to take the new train
Lhasa-Shigatse, as the clients miss the sightseeing at Yamdroktso See, Karola Glacier and Palkor Monastery, which are on the way
Lhasa-Shigatse and only available if the traveler take bus/car.

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Day01 Arrive in
Lhasa


ou will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. It is 68km from airport to
Lhasa city, around one hour and half drive; it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes’ drive from the train station. You will have
a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel  Meal:None

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Day02 Lhasa

Qingzang Railway

Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets & Lhasa old Town – Walking tour is
arranged today 

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau; you will visit Jokhang temple and
Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive
structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai
Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang Temple is the most sacred shrine in Tibet which was
built in 7th century and locatedat the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor
Street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them arethe focal points of pilgrims

from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the
narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. Overnight at Lhasa.
Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel  Meal: B

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Day03 Lhasa-
Samye Temple-
Tsedang

Drive to Tsedang, located by Yarlung Valley, it is the capital of Shannan Prefecture. En route, you will take 1hour ferry on Yarlung
 Tsangpo River to visit Samye Temple, the first Temple in entire Tibet to be built comprising with the three Buddhist idols, Buddha,
 Dharma and Sangha. Samye Temple is a popular pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, some of whom travel on foot for weeks
 to reach it. And the beauty of its construction beckons tourist who comes to Tibet. Then, take boat back to Samye Ferry, proceed driving 
to Tsedang. Pay a visit to Yumbulakhang Palace, the earliest palace in Tibet, on the Zhaxiciri Mountain, looking like a  blockhouse.
 Yumbulakhang complex, positioned dramatically on the crest of a hill, consists of three components: the tower, the chapel  and the 
monks’ quarters. Overnight at Tsedang.
Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel  Meal: B

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Day04 Tsedang-
Gyantse-Shigatse

Tibet Railway

Drive to Gyantse (4040m), and cross over the summit of Kamba La (4794 m), you will see
the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below, which is one of the three holy lakes
of Tibet, surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small
streams. According to the mythology, Yamdroktso Lake is the transformation of a goddess
, showing the intoxicate color of Turqoise. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering
massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191 m). Then, pass by Karola Glacier (5045m), quite close
to the road, a breathtaking view of the Karola Glacier is an unforgettable experience. In
Gyantse, visit Palkor Monastery, the symbolic architecture of Gyantse. On the side of the
Palkor Monastery stands a white tower - Kumbum Stupa. It is said that there are altogether
more than 100,000 Buddha statues engraved on the tower; hence the name “One
Hundred-Thousand-Buddha Tower”. Proceed to Shigatse for overnight. Overnight at
Shigatse.
Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel  Meal: B

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Day05
Shigatse(Xigaze)-
Lhasa  Train 
K9822(17.30-
20.27)

higatse, meaning “the fertile land”, is the second largest city in Tibet. Pay a visit to Tashihunpo Monastery, built in 1447 by the first
Dalai Lama, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama to perform their political and religious tasks. Tashihunpo’s magnificent outside
may make you exclaim in admiration, its inside just offers you more religious tranquility and sincerity. This monastery houses the
world’s largest copper-cast Future Buddha figure with seated position (26.8m high), which is decorated with numerous luxurious
jewels. Later afternoon, take train to Lhasa. Since Aug 2014, a new rail line links Lhasa and Shigatse, which offers the opportunity for
the Tibet-traveler to reduce their journey between Lhasa and Shigatse from 6 hours bus/car drive to 3 hours train. Overnight at Lhasa
Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel  Meal: B

 

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Day06 Lhasa City
sightseeing

Sightsee the Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka in Lhasa. Drepung Monastery, the largest
and richest monastery in Tibet, was founded in 1416 by a disciple of Tsong Khapa under the patronage of a noble
family and later enlarged by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Nowadays it stands as Tibet’s most important and largest
monastic university in Tibet. Norbulingka Park (Treasure Garden) was built in the 1740s during the reign of the
Seventh Dalai Lama. Later it was renovated and enlarged and became the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace. Sera 
Monastery is located a few miles to the north of Lhasa, and is one of the three largest monasteries. Overnight at Lhasa. 
Accommodation: 3-star Standard Hotel  Meal: B

 

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Day 7: Departure
from Lhasa

In the morning, we will drive you to Lhasa airport or train station. It is the time to say farewells to your guide and driver. The trip ends.
Accommodation: None   Meal: B

 

B:Breakfast   L:Lunch  D:Dinner
   
 
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g Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb.
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