Tibet Attraction
8D / 7N


Lhassa ->Tsetang ->Gyantse ->Shigatse ->Lhassa
Day 1:

Tsetang- Mindrolling Monastery – Have a rest

Arrive at Gongga airport. Meet your local guide and transfer to Tsetang.

Mindrolling Monastery : Mindrolling Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma School in Tibet. It was founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676. Mindrolling, in Tibetan means "Place of Perfect Emancipation", approximately 43 kilometers east of the Lhasa airport, on the south side of the Tsangpo River.

Diner included : Diner in a local restaurant.

Day 2:

Samye Monastry - Yongbulakhang Temple

Samye MonstreySamye was the first monastery to be built in Tibet. It was probably founded during the 770's under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen, with the work being directed by Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita, the two Indian masters that the king had invited to Tibet. The monastery is designed on the plan of the Odantapuri temple in India (present-day Bihar), and mirrors the structure of the universe according to Buddhist cosmology.

Yongbulakhang TempleYumbulagang or Yumbu Lhakhang is an ancient fort in the district of Nêdong in the vicinity of Zêtang in the county Shannan, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. A legend counts Yumbulagang as the first building in Tibet.

Lunch and diner included : in local restaurant.

Day 3:

Gyantse - Yamdrok Lake - Palkor Monastery

Road to Gyantse.

Yamdrok LakeYamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Yamdrok Lake, also known as Yamdok Yumtso, has a power station that was completed and dedicated in 1996 near the small village of Pai-Ti at the lake’s western end. This power station is the largest in Tibet.

Palkor MonasteryThe Palkor Monastery is located in Jiangzi prefecture near Xigaze of Tibet. It is the famous scenic spot with unique molding in Tibetan districts.Built in 1414, The Palkor Monastery took 10 years to complete. The whole monastery is divided into three parts---tower seat, tower body, and tower top.

Lunch and diner included : in local restaurant.

Day 4:

Shigatse – Moulin d'orge – Tibetan Family - Pala Manor - Trashilhunpo Monastery

Road to Shigatse.

Moulin d'orge : Visit Moulin d’orge on the way to Shigatse.

Local Tibetan family : you’ll have chance to visit a local family.

Pala ManorPala Manor is now the best preserved manor of a slaveholder family, the Pala, in Tibet. Over the long history covering more than 300 years of the prosperity and decline of this big family, there were altogether five who held the title of Gelun, an important post in the old Tibetan government. By virtue of their wealth and position, the Pala family held a number of manors and many slaves.

Trashilhunpo MonasteryAt the foot of the Nyima Mountain on the outskirts of Xigaze, the monastery was built in 1447 under the supervision of the First Dalai Lama Gedun Zhuiba, one of the disciples of Zonggaba. It was expanded by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Bainqen Lamas and has become the place of the reincarnation of the Bainqen Lamas.

Lunch and diner included : in local restaurant.

Day 5:

Lhasa – Incense Factory - Norbu Linka

Drive to Lhasa.

Incense Factory : Visit to a local incense factory.

Norbu LinkaIn Tibetan, "Norbu Linka" means beautiful gardens. This garden covers an area of 36 hectares and it is the annual vacation home for the 7th to the 14th Dalai Lama, who would move here from the Potala Palace to this summer palace and spend most of their summer here. Around the Norbulinka Palace (Norbu Linka Palace), there are doors. The door facing east is the front door of the garden. Entering from this door, you will see the main construction "Xiabudianlakang". It is the place that Dalai Lama holds religion etiquette.

Lunch and diner included : in local restaurant.

Day 6:

Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery

Drepung MonasteryLocated at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera.

Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and is located on the Gambo Utse Mountain, five kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa.

Sera MonasterySera Monasteryis one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa.[1] The other two are Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery. The origin of the name 'Sera' is attributed to a fact that the site where the monastery was built was surrounded by wild roses (se ra in Tibetan language) in bloom.

Lunch and diner included : in local restaurant.

Day 7:

Potala -The Treasure Hall – Jokhang Temple - Parkhor Street

Potala The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara.[1] The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959.

The Treasure HallThe Treasure Hall, located at the foot of the Potala Palace, is opened to public on Aug. 11, 2009. The three-story building displays about 200 cultural heritage items, including Buddha statues, porcelain ware, Sutra and the Thangka, the Tibetan art of scroll painting. A set of Buddhist classics inscribed in palm leaves, also the oldest items in the hall, can dates back to the ninth century. All those precious treasures are significant for its connection with Tibetan history, politics, economy, culture and religion.

Jokhang Temple:Jokhang Temple has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. It is the spiritual center of Lhasa and stands in the heart of the old city. It was built in 647AD by King Songtsen Gampo, upon establishing his kingdom�s capital in Lhasa. Through several renovations it expanded into quite a large group of buildings and now covers an area of over 25,000 sq meters.

Parkhor Street:In the center of the old district of Lhasa, Parkhor Street has kept its ancient traditional appearance. Buddhist believers, prayer wheels in hand, walk around Jokhong Monastery on the street, which is often full of pilgrims. Parkhor Steet is lined with many busy shops, which sell a great variety of local arts and crafts, such as prayer wheels, Tibetan incense, Tibetan knives, rings, earrings, bracelets, and Tibetan costumes.

Lunch and diner included : in local restaurant.

Day 8:

Transfert to airport

Transfer to the airport or the railway station for the next destination.