Trip overview :
Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. It’s nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. Its capital, Lhasa, is site of hilltop Potala Palace, and Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual heart, revered for its golden statue of the young Buddha
You will be taken through the ancient city of Lhasa which is filled with unparalleled history, culture,heritage and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient eastern architecture. The other places you will visit in Lhasa are Norbulingkha Palaces, the major Gelug monasteries – Drepung, Sera and the ancient Jorkhang Temple. Later we head down to Namtso Lake – second largest salt water lake in in China .Namtso, situated at 15,416 ft (4,700m) is also known as the heavenly lake and has the finest sunset and sunrise views. At Namtso, you will visit the cave hermitages, nunneries and also enjoy the nomadic life of Changthang region.
On return, you will stop at Yangpachen, which has a hot spring pool and a monastery. Nearly 40 miles before Lhasa, it’s worth taking a 4 miles diversion to Tsurpu Monastery – seat of Karmapa – the head of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism which holds great architectural and historical values.
Outline Itinerary :
Day 01: Flight to Lhasa (Alt 3595m/11791ft).
Day 02: At Lhasa. (B).
Day 03: At Lhasa.
Day 04: To Namtso Lake.
Day 05: Return drive to Lhasa via Tsurpu Monastery visit.
Day 06: Departure.