6-day Lhasa and Shigatse Budget Tour
This is a seat in coach tour that will lead you to explore the mystery and charm of Tibet. Join 6-day Lhasa and Shigatse Budget Tour to visit World Heritage Sites in Tibet: the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, holy lakes in Tibet, ect..
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Price From : $500
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Seat in Coach, Tibet bus tour
Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Our tour guide will wait for you at the airport or the train station and then transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Upon arrival, take rest for altitude acclimatization.
Day 2: Visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market Street and Potola Palace(B)
After breakfast, you will visit the world's highest of the ancient castle architecture the Potala Palace, which was built in the seventh century AD, from the Dalai Lama of Tibet has been a political and religious center, a collection of real physical store and the Dalai Lama's gold pagoda and a large number of valuable paintings, Thangka, Buddha, is a concentrated expression of Tibetan culture. The Potala Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and regarded as - the "pearl of the plateau."
In the afternoon you will visit the Tubo Dynasty built - Jokhang Temple. Jokhang Temple is a Tibetan Buddhism's most sacred temple. It is one of the holiest temple in all of Tibet. You can see a peace treaty signed with China carved on columns at the entrance.
Then you will stroll on Lhasa most ancient street, Barkhor Market Street. The street encircles the famous Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa. It is the most famous Tibet's largest market street. The commodities for sale here mainly local Tibetan culture and artifacts. handicraft and the native products. Barkhor Street is usually regarded as "Window of Tibet" for its shopping and reflection of daily life of local residents.
Day 3: Visit Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery (B)
In the morning, start your explorations by visiting Sera monastery: Sera Monastery, founded in 1419, is one of the 'great three' university monasteries of Tibet, to witness the "Monk Debates" on the teachings of Buddha and the philosophy of Buddhism. Then, in the afternoon, after lunch, you can visit Drepung Monastery. This monastery, located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is another of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.. After returning in the afternoon or early evening, stay in Lhasa city.
Day 4: Visit Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/ Shigatse(B)
Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, We move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama.
The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery, means 100,000 images in Tibetan, is the town's foremost attraction, The 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. You can visit every chambers in the monastery.
Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa(B)
We spend about 4 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, on the way, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery, as the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. Jamkhang Chenmo, containing the world's largest gilded copper image(26m high) of future god Jampa.Drive along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa.Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 6: Send you to Lhasa airport or train station.Your wonderful Tibet tour ends.(B)