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Circuit Tour in Central Tibet to Drigung Til, Terdrom, Reting Rinpoche

Trip Length
8 Days
Route
Lhasa - Ganden - Drigung Til - Reting - Namtso - Damxung - Lhasa
Attractions
Tour in Lhasa, Ganden Namgyeling, Drikung Kagyu, Terdrom Nunnery, Dezong Hot Spring, Reting Rinpoche, Holy Lake Namtso, Yangpachen Hot Spring
Location
Central Tibet
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Overview

This is a circuit tour in central Tibet that explores the enchanting and relatively untouched valleys north of Lhasa. During our trip we visit Terdrom Nunnery (4325 m) and medicinal hot springs; Drigung Monastery, the head of the Drigung school of Kargyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism; Reting Monastery (4070 m), one of the important Gelukpa Monasteries; and our trip culminates in Lhasa after exploring Namtso, the Sky Lake.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Chengdu - Lhasa

Today's Highlights:

Airport Pickup; Rest at the hotel

Details:

After breakfast you will fly to Tibet. Arrive in Gonggar airport. Be greeted and offered a white scarf (called Kada) in a Tibet traditional way which brings you good luck. And then transfer 100 km away to Lhasa. Check in the hotel and take a rest for acclimatization of high altitude.

Day 2 Lhasa Tour

Potala PalaceToday's Highlights:

Potala Palace; Jokhang Temple; Barkhor Street

Details:

In the whole morning, we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the winter palace of Dalai Lama. After that, we will start off with a walking tour of Jokhang Monastery and the bustling Barkhor Market. The Jokhang Monastery is the home of the statues of the revered Buddha, Shayamuni.

Day 3 Tour in Lhasa City

Sera MonasteryToday's Highlights:

Drepung Monastery; Lama Debating in Sera Monastery

Details:

In the whole morning, we will visit the Drepung Monastery, Drepung once housed 10,000 monks. If we're lucky, we'll quickly ease into a dark columned hall to see and hear the lilting, booming chanting of the Sutras, or perhaps sit under a willow tree and watch as the monks engage in theatrical debate.

Afternoon we will visit Sera Monastery which is quite famous for monk's free debating.

Day 4 Lhasa - Ganden Namgyeling - Drigung Til - Terdrom

Gandan MonasteryToday's Highlights:

Ganden Monastery, Drigung Til, Terdrom Nunnery, Dezong Hotspring

Details:

Today we will drive to Drigung Thil via Ganden Monastery, Drikung Kagyu is known for its tradition of long retreat practice is also maybe the most important sky-burial site in all Tibet.

And tonight we will stay in the guesthouse near the Terdrom Nunnery and Dezong hot spring where you can enjoy yourself in the hot spring.

Day 5 Terdrom - Reting Rinpoche

Reting MonasteryToday's Highlights:

Reting Monastery

Details:

In the morning we will drive to Reting Rinpoche, once the seat of the most powerful regent in the 1930s, but now a quiet monastery set admist these unusual woods.

Day 6 Reting - Damxung - Namtso

Today's Highlights:

Namtso Lake

Details:

We will go further to the 'sky lake'-Namtso, the highest lake in the world! This scene is one of the most dramatic in Tibet and will give you a sense of the space that stretches out to the north.

Day 7 Namtso - Yangpachen - Lhasa

Namtso LakeToday's Highlights:

Back to Lhasa; Yampachen

Details:

Today we will drive back to Lhasa, you will visit the beautiful landscape of grassland, flocks of yaks, sheep and goats, and snow-capped mountains. En route, we will visit Yangpachen, you can enjoy the geothermal hot spring and grassland view here.

Day 8 Lhasa Flight or Tibet Train

Today's Highlights:

Tour ends

Details:

Tour ends today, and you can take Lhasa flight or Tibet train to your next destination. Bid farewell to the wonderful and unforgettable time in Tibet.

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