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Cultural Tour

Tour Days: 8 days
You can join this tour either from Kathmandu OR from major cities of mainland China (Chengdu, Beijing, Chengdu and Xian).

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Tour Description

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Tibet
Fly to Gongar airport. Our guide will meet you at airport and transfer you TO THE HOTEL in Tsedang. There will be an evening tour briefing.

Day 02: Tsedang tour
A full-day sightseeing tour of Tsedang. We visit Yongbulagong, the Tombs of ancient Tibetan Kings and some other sites.

Day 03: Tsedang – Samye tour
From Tseadng, we drive to Samye. We visit Mindoling Monastery, which is one of the most important monasteries for the Nyingmapa sect (Red hat sect) of Buddhism. The monastery was built in 1671.

Day 04: Samye – Lhasa tour
From Samye, we make our journey to Lhasa. Free evening in Lhasa.

Day 05: Lhasa sightseeing tour
We visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.

Day 06: Lhasa sightseeing tour
We visit Drepung Monastery, Potala Palace (the residence of Dalai Lama) and Norbulinkha Palace (the summer residence of Dalai Lama).

Day 07: Lhasa – Ganden Day Tour
Commence drive to Ganden in the early morning. Ganden, situated 40 km east of Lhasa, is one of the most beautiful sites in Tibet. The monastery was built in 1490 and it was once the residence of 4000 monks — now only 200 monks are in residence at Ganden Monastery.

Day 08: Departure from Lhasa
Early morning, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

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