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10 Days Eastern Tibet Tour

  • Source : China Tibet Online Author : Time : 05/13/2016 Editor : Wang Chenyan

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    Outline

     

    Tour length: 10 days & 9 nights

      

    Best time to join theEastern Tibet Tour: All the year round

      

    Physical demands: Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups

      

    Main activities: Sightseeing

      

    Trip Overview

      

    The beauty of Nyingchi is proudly compared to that of Switzerland. This tours features snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and lakes, grassland and wild flowers, villages and farmlands, which makes Nyingchi a major draw for numerous photographers both home and abroad.

      

    Highlights

      

    Potala Palace: Winter palace of the Dalai Lama

      

    Jokhang Temple: Spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet

      

    Sera Monastery: One of the “three monasteries" of Gelug sect in Tibet, the hot attraction is monks debating.

      

    Drepung Monstery: Drepung used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace.

      

    Lulang Forest: The snow-capped mountains, the endless pines and the quiet meadow display a beautiful landscape.

      

    Midui Glacier: the most beautiful glacier in China

      

    Ranwu Lake: The snow-capped mountains, forests, and lakes are all combined together here to make it beautiful as paradise.

      

    Namtso Lake: It is the "Heavenly Lake" which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake.

      

    Day by Day Itinerary

      

    Day 1: Arrival at Nyingchi Airport (3100m)

      

    After arrival, clients will be transferred to hotel.

      

    Day 2: Cypress tree to Sekyim la Pass to Lulang Forest

      

    Today, firstly tourists are about to visit the Great Cypress Nature Reserve area, which is 15 kilometers southeast of the Bayi Town, The 2,500-year-old king cypress in the reserve is about 50 meters tall.

      

    Then drive to Sekyim la Pass (4720m) and enjoy the great Mt. Namjagbarwa (7,700m) in the distance. Then, continue to drive to the bushy Lunang Forest with an elevation of 3,700 meters, and it is a typical highland meadow strip, and both sides of Castle Peak from low to high from the dense bushes, spruce trees and pine. The distant clouds, the snow-capped mountains, the endless pines and the quiet meadow display a beautiful landscape.

     

     

     

      Mt. Namjagbarwa

     

    Then clients will reach Bomi.

      

    Day 3: Bomi to Midui Glacier to Ranwu Lake

      

    In the morning, tourists will set off to Ranwu Lake. On the way, stop at Midui Village to visit Midui Glacier famed as the most beautiful glacier in China. Then continue heading to the Ranwu Lake, which is the main headstream of the Yarlung Tsangpo River confluent. The snow-capped mountains, forests, and lakes are all combined together here to make it beautiful as paradise.

     

     

      Midui Glacier

     

    Day 4: Enjoy the Sunrise of Ranwu Lake and drive back to Bomi

      

    Get up early and enjoy the sunrise at Ranwu Lake. Then tourists will go back to Bomi.

     

     

      Ranwu Lake

      

    The itinerary involves around 8-9 hours driving, do have a nice sleep before.

      

    Day 5: Enjoy the Natural Scenery along Nyangchu River and go back to Lhasa (3650m)

      

    Tourists will drive back to Holy City Lhasa along the beautiful Nyangchu River, a major river in southeast Tibet and the longest tributary of Yarlung Tsangpo River. Enjoy the grand scenery on the way back.

     

     

      Mainstay in Nyangchu River

      

    Day 6: Lhasa Tour: Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

      

    The tour will first bring tourists to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

      

    After lunch, tourists will head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the development of Buddhism. Inside tourists can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Around the temple is Barkhor Street where tourists can do kora (circling the Barkhor Street) with pilgrims and buy some souvenirs.

     

     

      Jokhang Temple

      

    Day 7: Lhasa Tour: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

      

    In the morning, visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three monasteries" of Gelug sect in Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

      

    Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was also one of the “three monasteries" of Gelug sect in Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debating at around 3 - 5pm every day.

     

     

      Debating Monks at Sera Monastery

     

    Day 8: Lhasa (3650m) to Lake Namtso (4718m) via Nyenchen Thanglha Range

      

    In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, tourists can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges ) and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side.

     

     

      Namtso Lake

      

    Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relaxing trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. It is quite fantastic to spend a night at the lakeside and see the stars.

      

    Day 9: Lake Namtso to Lhasa

      

    Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore; clients can trek along the lakeside to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch.

      

    In the afternoon, tourists may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water.

      

    Finally, our group head back to Lhasa.

      

    Day 10: Depart from Lhasa

      

    Tourists will be transferred to the airport/train station.

      

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