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[ GW-TE- 008 ] Lhasa-Gyantse-Xigatse-Sakya-Xegar-Tsedang (12 Day )
Day 01 Arrive in
The guide will meet you at Konggar Airport, and transfer you to Lhasa city with about 1 1/2 hours' driving (100km).
On the way, you'll get greeted by Nie Tang Buddha, a Buddha image engraved in the mountain face. After arrive in
Lhasa, rest and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 02 Lhasa

The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa’s cardinal landmark - Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions.
Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-
inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels. Some 2km to the east of
the Potala is the most revered religious structure and the holiest temple in Tibet – Jokhang Temple. Bustling with
worshippers and redolent with mystery, the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets
surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor Market – Lhasa’s most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old
Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03 Lhasa-
Sightseeing 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
is located a few miles to the north of Lhasa, is one of the three largest monasteries. Stay overnight in
Lhasa. (B,L,D)
Day 04 Lhasa-
Drive 265km from Lhasa to Gyantse. Pass by Yamdroktso Lake and the Karola Glacier. Yamdroktso Lake, also
called "Scorpion Lake" because of its shape, is one of three sacred Tibetan lakes. The snowy peaks in the back
(view direction south) are 6000-7000m Himalaya peaks. In Gyantse, visit Kumbum Monastery which is the only
monastery where four religion schools including Gelug School, Gegyu School, Sagya School and Nyingma School,
built their own monasteries. Kumbum Pagoda in Palkor Monastery is also well-known and it is said that there are
108 gates and 76 shrines in the pagoda. Continue to head for Xigatse. Stay overnight in Xigatse.(B,L,D)
Day05 Xigatse-
Drive to visit Tashilunbu Monastery and Sakya Monastery. Tashilhunpo Monastery is the new Palace of Panchen
Lama. Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo, visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white
walls. The remarkable Thangka Wall which is nine floors high was built by the First Dalai Lama in 1468. Sakya
which is known as “An Art Gallery” is a "must see" for visitors to Tibet, lied 130 kilometers (80 miles)
southwest of Shigatse. Sakya, meaning "Grey Soil" in Tibetan since the soil surrounding it is gray; it is the central
monastery of Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Stay overnight in Skaya.(B,L,D)
Day06 Sakya-Xegar
Depart Sakya and leave for Xegar. Stay overnight in Xegar.(B,L,D)
Day07 Xegar
Enjoy visiting to Rongbuk. Rongbuk Monastery by Jeanne-Marie Gilbert On the north side of the Himalaya sits the
partially reconstructed Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rongbuk, once the largest monastic center in the region. The
Rongbuk Glacier is located in the Himalayas of southern Tibet. This glacier is used to climbing expeditions and
trekking parties to reach Everest base camp on the north side of Mount Everest.(B,L,D)
Day08 Xegar-
Drive back to Xigatse from Xegar. Stay overnight in Xigatse.(B,L,D)
Day09 Xigatse-

After breakfast, drive to Gyantse. Take a sightseeing of Phalkhor Monastery and Kunbum. The Phalkhor has a
special influence over Buddhism in Tibet owing to its unity of Gelugpa, Sakyapa. In Gyantse, visit Kumbum
which also be called “Ten Thousand fo Buddha Stupa”, the Kumbum Stupa designed by Newari
architects from Nepal. Stay overnight in Gyantse (B,L,D)

Day10 Gyantse-
Drive from Gyantse to Tseding, stopping at Yamdroktso Lake. Yamdroktso (4441m) is one of Tibet’s three holy
lakes. It’s mostly mountain road, winding and bumpy, even thrilling somewhat. After about 3 1/2 hours’ driving,
climbing over the snow pass of Kambala (5030m), the dazzling Yamdroktso just lies several hundred meters below
the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt.
Nojin Kangtsang (7191m). Stay overnight in Tsedang. (B,L,D)
Day11 Tsedang
Today’s highlight is to visit the Samye monastery, Yonbulakhang and Drandrok monastery. Samye Monastery is a
stunning sight. Designed as a representation of the ideal Universe as described in Buddhist. Yonbulakhang is the
first palace of Tibet.
Day12 Tsedang-
After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, be transferred to the Lhasa airport and board on your plane.  Say goodbye to
Tibet and fly out. (B)
Hotel List
Lhasa: Shangbala or similar 3-star
Shigatse: Manasarovar or similar 3-star
Xegar: Everest
Rongbuk or Everest Base Camp: Guest House or Base Camp

Price 1: ( Separate group, departure everyday in spring, summer and autumn )
Quotation for 3 stars hotel: (*** Tibet Golka Hotel or the same standart) (USD per person)
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
Single supplement: USD

2009 Jan-March Airfare in/out Lhasa

Flight between


Airfare (one way airticket excluded airport tax&excluded fuel surcharge)

First class (F)

Economy Class (Y)

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Standard A ( for 3-star hotel )
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 7764
¥ 3509
¥ 10756
¥ 3740
¥ 13341
¥ 3740
Shoulder Season
¥ 7764
¥ 3509
¥ 10756
¥ 3740
¥ 13341
¥ 3740
Low Season
¥ 7764
¥ 3509
¥ 10756
¥ 3740
¥ 13341
¥ 3740

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