• Day 01: Kathmandu – Lhasa flight. Transfer to Tsedang

    Day 02: Drive to Lhasa. Sightseeing of Yumbulakhang and Samye monastery

    Day 03: Sightseeing of Potala Palace / Jokhang Temple / Barkhor Bazaar

    Day 04: Drive of Drepung and Sera Monasteries

    Day 05: Visit to Yamdrok Lake.

    Day 06: Departure from Lhasa.

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Lhasa flight.

    • Arrive at Gonggar Airport. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Tsedang. Day for acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 02: Drive to Lhasa. Visit of Yumbulakhang and Samye Monasteries.

    • Yumbulagang is about 12km south of Tsedang. It is the first palace in Tibet, dates back to the time of the first Tibetan King Nyatri Tsenpo in the second centuries B.C. The castle-like building rises on the spur of a hill, commanding an impressive view of the entire Yarlong Yalley. It was destroyed during the cultural revolution and the present building is a replica of the original, rebuilt in 1982.
    • Drive 42km from Tsedang to Samye. Samye is located on the north bank of the Yarlong Tsampo River, Samye was the first monastery to be built in Tibet. It was built in the 770’s under the patronage of King Tsisong Detsen with the work being directed by Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita, the two Indian masters the king had incited to Tibet to help consolidate the Buddhist faith. Samye Monastery was constructed according to the basic structure of the universe as described in Buddhist cosmology. Samye is a very important monastery in Tibet, because it was right here, towards the end of the eighth century, the first seven Tibetans from noble families were tested and ordained for the first time in history as monks by the Indian Abbot Shantarakshita. They are known even today as the “Seven Examined men”. After sightseeing of the monastery. Drive on for about two hours to Lhasa. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 03: Sightseeing of Potala Palace, Barkhor Bazaar and Jokhang Temple

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Potala Palace is the cardinal landmark and a structure of massive proportion. This symbol of Tibet, an architectural gem built in the colossal monastic style of Central Tibet by Gyelwa Ngapa, the fifth Dalai Lama, in the 17th century, stands 300m above the valley atop the hill called Marpo Ri. The thousand rooms in Potala date from 1645 when the fifth Dalai Lama began erecting a palace that would serve as a sacred and administrative center. It served many succeeding Dalai Lamas and as one of Tibet‚s most impressive and enduring monuments.
    • Jokhang Temple is in the heart of old Lhasa, most sacred temples in Tibet established in 7th century by King Songtsen Gempo, the King who brought Buddhism to Tibet.
    • Barkhor Bazaar is the market place where everything is available, also good for people watching. Tibetans spin prayer wheels and shop as they circumambulate. Good for shopping everything from trinkets to tantric ritual objects.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 04: Sightseeing of Drepung and Sera Monasteries

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drepung, one of the world's largest monasteries was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choje a pupil of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa Sect. Drepung literally means “Rice Mountain,” after the famous and very large Danayakataka Stupa in South India where Buddha originally taught the Kalachakra Tantra. Prior to 1959 Drepung ranked as Tibet's largest monastery, sometimes with a population exceeding 10,000 monks. It also served as the residence of the early Dalai Lamas, until the Potala Palace was constructed in 1645. The second and third and the fourth Dalai Lama lived and were entombed here. Suffering only minor damage during the Cultural Revolution Drepung has plenty of historical relics, Buddhist scriptures and arts. We will walk down to Nechung Monastery and drive to Lhasa for lunch.
    • In the afternoon, drive to Sera monastery, the 15th century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls is situated on a mountain slope, few miles north of Lhasa city. This monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is one of the three great monasteries of Tibet, the other two being Drepung & Ganden. Sera was hard hit during the cultural revolution owing to its resident's active participation in the 1959 uprising. The highlight of the visit to Sera would be to witness the monks debating out in the courtyard.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 05: Drive to Yamdrok Lake and drive to Lhasa.

    • Drive to Yamdrok Tso (lake) also known as Turquoise lake is situated in the Lhoka area, covers 621 square km at elevation of 4441M and is one of the three largest lakes in Tibet. Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake; time for photo opportunity and short walk.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 06: Departure.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Gonggar airport for flight to onward flight.