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7 Days Tibetan Culture and Nature Tour

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Jokhang Temple + Potala Palace + Barkhor Street + Tibet Nunnery and Monastery
China Essence Tour China Special Tour 7 Days Tibetan Culture and Nature Tour

Highlights: In the vast land of Tibet, which is regarded as "the Roof of the World", the diligent and smart Tibetan people have made numerous cultural miracles. The Tibetan architecture, costumes, cuisine, folklore, epic tales, dances and festivals appeal deeply to the outsiders. This program probes into the mystery of Tibet's colorful and ancient culture. In this tour, we will explore the major monasteries and sacred sites under the guidance of our experts through overland drives across spectacular mountain ranges. Have a closed touch with Tibetan culture and nature, enjoy the Tibetan style life and see how their daily life is!

Day 1:

Tibet Village
Tibet Village

Place & Transport: Arrive in Lhasa, get the first impression of Tibetan daily life
Today's Activities: Hometown of Tibetan apron, spectacular scenery and typical Tibetan villages along the way.
Meals: D
Detailed Itinerary: Welcome to Tibet! Today you could go to the "hometown of Tibetan apron". There you could learn how to make Pulu (a weaving wool fabric Tibetan cloth) by locals, you could have a try if you are interested in. And on the way to Lhasa, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery and the typical Tibetan villages. Stay at the hotel after arrival for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now.

Day 2

Place & Transport: Lhasa highlights escorted tour
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meals: B,L,D
Detailed Itinerary: Visit Potala, which was constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet and later reconstructed and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Then walk on the Barkhor Street nearby the temple, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Day 3

Sangkhung Nunnery tea house
Sangkhung Nunnery
tea house

Place & Transport: Tibet Nunnery and Monastery
Today's Activities: enjoy Tibetan tea in Ani Sangkhung Nunnery tea house, a short hiking into Tibet nature, catch the famous debate sessions of the monks in Sera monastery.
Meals: B,L,D
Detailed Itinerary: Head past Muslim tea stalls and butcher shops, along part of the Lingkhor pilgrim circuit to the yellow walls of the Ani Sangkhung Nunnery. This small, friendly and active nunnery is the only one within the precincts of the old Tibetan quarter. The site of the nunnery probably dates back to the 7th century, but is housed a monastery until at least the 15th century. The principal image, upstairs on the 2nd floor, is a thousand-armed Chenresing. A small alley to the side of the main chapel heads down to the former meditation chamber of Songtsen Gampo, the 7th-century king of Tibet. The busy nuns run a great teahouse in the courtyard. Then drive to Sera Monastery, have a little hike for the beautiful valley scenery nearby and picnic there, in the afternoon, visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called "the court of wild rose". Today still 200 lamas live in there. Catch the famous debate session of the monks before returning back to Lhasa.

Day 4

Tibet Scene
Tibet Scene

Place & Transport: Lhasa/Gyantse
Today's Activities: fabulous scenery of turquoise Lake and Karola glacier, a close touch with locals, hometown of Tibetan rug, shot the sunset in Gyantse Dzong
Meals: B,L,D
Detailed Itinerary: In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Then continue to Gyantse, if you are interested in, you could have a closed touch with Tibetan locals, visit their house, have a chat with them, see how they turn the yak dung into a good fuel, or how they gather in the harvest, different season different activities. You can enjoy Ningjinkangsang Snow Mountain and Karola Glacier from a distance on the way as well. Upon arrival in Gyantse, the hometown of Tibetan rug, explore its carpet. After dinner, a short hiking to Gyantse Dzong, shot the sunset there, it is worth the stiff climb to its upper limits. There is amazing views of Gyantse, the monastery compound at the end of town and the surrounding Nyang-chu Valley.

Day 5

Gyantse monastery
Gyantse Monastery

Place & Transport: Gyantse/Shigatse
Today's Activities: the seat of Panchen Lama
Meals: B,L,D
Detailed Itinerary: Drive further to the second largest city in Tibet and also the seat of Panchen Lama. It is a good place to hang out, explore the nearby monasteries and enjoy a beer in the Tenzin Hotel while gazing across at the ruins of the Shigatse Dzong fort. Tashilumpo is also a highlight of Tibet and is Shigatse's foremost attraction.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Shigatse/Nyemo
Today's Activities: Tibetan artistic explore in Nyemo County
Meals: B,L,D
Detailed Itinerary: Drive to Nyemo County, it is a wonderful area for trekking and hiking, today we will have a Tibetan artistic tour and camping in the county yard. Nyemo is famous for its Tibetan joss stick and Tibetan porcelain, you could see how the locals make them in the traditional way.

Day 7

Place & Transport: Finish this unforgettable tour
Today's Activities: Souvenir shopping and scenery on the way
Meals: /
Detailed Itinerary: Shot hiking around village in early morning, and then departure transfer to see off, tour services end and Tibet welcome you back forever.

Tibet Culture Tour

Tour No. Seeraa TIBET02

China Special Tour---Tibet Culture and Nature Tour
Feature: World Heritage in China, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

  Classification Per Person Total
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  2-5 ≥ $ /
  6-9 ≥ $ /
  ≥ 10 ≥ $ /
This table is not unchangeable. It can be refilled according to the needs from different customers
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Service Included:

1. Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
2. Meals as specified in the itinerary, if needed. (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
3. Experienced English-speaking guide in tour
4. Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
5. Train as specified in the itinerary
6. Itinerary can be tailor-made or adjusted according to the specific needs

Service Excluded:
1. International transportation
2. Chinese visa
3. Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
4. Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
5. Domestic flights ticket reservation

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Prajna Paramita Hrydaya Sutra
China Ancient Culture
World Heritage in China
China Buddhism
China Ancient History
Diamond Sutra(Vajracchedika-sutra)

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