Overview Embark on an unforgettable cultural journey through Central Tibet, where ancient traditions, breathtaking landscapes, and spiritual enlightenment await. This immersive 6 Days Central Tibet Culture Tour also offers a comprehensive overview of Tibet's rich cultural heritage, allowing you to delve into the heart and soul of this mystical land. Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Explore the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and also witness the magnificent fusion of Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture. Marvel at the Jokhang Temple, a revered pilgrimage site, where you can observe devout Buddhists…
Embark on an unforgettable cultural journey through Central Tibet, where ancient traditions, breathtaking landscapes, and spiritual enlightenment await. This immersive 6 Days Central Tibet Culture Tour also offers a comprehensive overview of Tibet’s rich cultural heritage, allowing you to delve into the heart and soul of this mystical land.
Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Explore the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and also witness the magnificent fusion of Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture. Marvel at the Jokhang Temple, a revered pilgrimage site, where you can observe devout Buddhists prostrating themselves in prayer.
Continue your exploration with visits to the Drepung and Sera Monasteries, two of Tibet’s most important monastic institutions. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance as you also witness the daily rituals, debates, and prayers conducted by devoted monks.
As you journey further into the heart of Central Tibet, you’ll also traverse picturesque landscapes dotted with fluttering prayer flags, turquoise lakes, and snow-capped mountains. Stop at Yamdrok Lake, a jewel-like expanse of azure waters framed by majestic peaks, and take a moment to soak in the tranquility of this natural wonder.
Visit the historic town of Gyantse and discover the Gyantse Kumbum, an architectural masterpiece adorned with intricate murals and sculptures. Ascend to the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, the seat of the Panchen Lama, and gain insights into Tibetan Buddhism’s deep-rooted traditions.
The tour also culminates in the awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp, where you’ll stand in the shadow of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. As you marvel at the grandeur of the Himalayas, you’ll also witness the unyielding spirit of mountaineers and gain a newfound appreciation for the challenges they face.
Throughout your journey on 6 Days Central Tibet Culture Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with warm-hearted locals, sample authentic Tibetan cuisine, and experience the timeless rituals that have shaped the region’s culture for centuries. From the rhythmic chants of Buddhist monks to the vibrant festivities of local festivals, Central Tibet offers an enchanting blend of spirituality, history, and natural beauty that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;
With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning, you are going to visit Dadong Village, the most beautiful village in Lhasa. Located 25 kilometers southwest of Lhasa downtown, Dadong Village is a well-protected ancient Tibetan village that surrounded by valleys. After arriving, you will visit the Nyimatang Monastery (built in the 11th century), take a light walk in the village, and see what rural life in Lhasa is like. You will also visit a local Tibetan family and enjoy the lunch offered by the family.
In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is one of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3-5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house. Inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half hours of driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Stay overnight in Shigatse
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery; you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. Then we are expected to follow Yalong Valley back to Lhasa, and the guide will get you transferred to your hotels.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.