Samye Tsedang Tour is famous for mysterious Tibetan culture and Buddhism by visiting the world famed Potala Palace, holy Jokhang Temple, busy Barkhor street, then exploring the cradle of Tibetan Civilization - Tsedang.
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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be received by your Tibetan guide and drive to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own to explore Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour -Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor
In the morning, visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. Tibet Museum is an important window to introduce the glorious culture of Tibet, as a free Museum in Lhasa, you should not miss it. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once home of 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung is famous for it was the government centre during the fifth Dalai Lama and later moved to the famous potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa disciple Jamchen Choeje. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa – Tsedang.
Today we will drive to Tsedang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture, located by Yarlung Valley. It is reputed as the cradle of Tibetan Civilization, mainly for two reasons: First, the mild weather and fertile land in Shannan gestated the great Tibet dynasty. Second, it is the birthplace of the first Tibetans who were said to be the offspring of a monkey and a demoness. So Tsedang literally means monkey playground. Today will visit Yumbulakang and Trundruk monastery. Overnight in Tsedang
Day 5: Tsedang - Samye monastery
Today’s visit is to Samye Monastery which is the first one built in the 7th century and has three building with different style (Tibetan Hans and India) and will be stay one night in Samye monastery.
Overnight at Samye Monastery
Day 6: Samye monastery to Chim-puk hermitage
Chim-puk is north–east of Samye monastery. It is a warren of caves that was once a retreat for Guru Rinpoche. It is a popular day hike for the travelers. The walk takes around four or five hours up and three hours down. Take some water with you. If you are lucky you might find a pilgrim truck headed up and some different animals and birds and suck fox. There is also 108 meditation cave, 108 spring river and 108 sky burial. Drive back to Tsedang to accommodate after today sightseeing. Overnight in Tsedang
Day 7: Drive to Lhasa airport.
Transfer from Tsedang to Gongka airport (100km, 1/2 hours driving) and take flight to your next destination. Tour ends. Say good bye to Tibet.