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Xining to Lhasa Tour - 7 Days

Destination: Xining,Lhasa,Gyantse,Shigatse,Zetang
Duration: Seven Day
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Transportation: Vehicle & Train
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This unforgettable journey starts from Xining. As the world*s highest and longest plateau railway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway will give you a very unique train travelling experience. Lhasa is the centre of Tibetan politics, economy and culture. A visit to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple not only is about the magnificent architecture, but also the invaluable history, religion, culture and arts. On Barkhor Street you can find almost everything Tibet related from the sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to the monk outfits.
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Day 1 Xining Arrival to Lhasa
Arrive Xining in the morning.Take Qinghai-Tibet express train K917 (15:02/14:35+1) or similar to Lhasa, overnight on train.


Day 2 Lhasa
Meet your guide in the airport and then transfer to hotel and check in.The rest day is for adjustment of high altitude climate.


Day 3 Lhasa
You will start to visit the Potala Palace. Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. Early legends concerning the rocky hill tell of a sacred cave, considered to be the dwelling place of the Bodhisattva Chenresi (Avilokiteshvara) that was used as a meditation retreat by Emperor Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century AD.

Then you will visit Jokhang monastery and walk on Barkhor Street. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang monastery is located in central Lhasa. It is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan people are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, this street is also a must - see place. It's said that in 647, the first Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617 - 650) built the Jokhang Temple.

Situated at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 km (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Covering an area of 250,000 square meters (299,007 square yards), it held 7,700 monks in total and possessed 141 fazendas and 540 pastures in its heyday, and is the largest - scale monastery among the ones of the same kind.


Day 4 Lhasa
Today you will visit the summer resort of Dalai Lama - Norbulingka. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace ", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001.It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre. It is a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture. Then you will visit the Tibetan family.

After lunch, you will visit the notable Sera Monastery for experiencing lamas' debate on Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery in Tibet and its counterpart in Mysore, India are the best locations to witness the ※Monk Debates§ on the teachings of Buddha and the philosophy of Buddhism. Sera Monastery developed over the centuries as a renowned place of scholarly learning, training hundreds of scholars, many of whom have attained fame in the Buddhist nations.


Day 5 Lhasa 每 Shigatse
Tranfer to Shigatse and visit Tashilunpo Monastery

The Tashilunpo monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelukpa tradition. The "Tashi" or Panchen Lama had temporal power over three small districts, though not over the town of Shigatse itself, which was administered by a dzongpön (prefect) appointed from Lhasa


Day 6 Shigatse 每 Gyantse 每 Zetang
Visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and Yamtrok Tso Lake. Later afternoon reach Zetang

Pelkor Chode Monastery, a huge temple with a unique history and a wealth of Buddhist art. The Monastery was founded in 1418. Originally the compound housed approximately 15 different monasteries, made up of three different sects in a rare instance of tolerance amongst the Tibetan orders of Buddhism. Today, however, the monastery compound is much emptier and is maintained by monks of the Gelugpa sect alone.

Yamdrok Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 mi) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake has an outlet stream at its far western end.Around 90 km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northeast. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso lake is the transformation of a goddess.


Day 7 Zetang-Lhasa Departure
Morning visit Samye Monastery. Afternoon transfer to Lhasa Gongga airport to take flight home. Trip ends

The Samye Monastery or Samye Gompa is the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet. It was most probably first constructed between 775 and 779 CE[1] under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen of Tibet who sought to revitalize Buddhism, which had declined since its introduction by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The monastery is in Dranang, Shannan Prefecture. It was supposedly modeled on the design of Odantapuri monastery in what is now Bihar, India. .

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