Tibet Tour 7 days: Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour
“Tibet Tour 7 days: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse Tour is famous as Golden Triangle tour of Tibet. It includes traveling to three major tourist destinations of Tibet.
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Tibet Tour 7 days: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse Tour is famous as Golden Triangle tour of Tibet. It connects to visit of three prime cities of Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse.
Tibet Tour 7 days offers major highlights of Tibet including palaces, ancient monasteries, Plateau Lake, unique landscape and snow covered mountains.
During two days of Lhasa sightseeing, on the first day, you make a visit to Potala Palace- the world’s highest palace built as the center of Tibet Government by the Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This palace was used by Dalai Lamas for their winter residence; Jokhang Temple- the holiest temple of Tibet and Barkhor Market- ancient round street market shows the original outlook of Lhasa.
On the second day of Lhasa Sightseeing, you travel around Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery. Norbulingka is another palace in Lhasa that was built in 1755. This palace became the summer residence of the successors of the seventh Dalai Lama. The garden surrounding this palace is the largest man-made garden in Tibet.
Sera Monastery is one of three major monasteries in Lhasa, 6 km north of Potala Palace. This monastery is famous for everyday debates by monks on Buddhism. Similarly, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery of Lhasa, 8 km west of Potala Palace. It is famed for the high standards of Buddhist academic study.
On the way from Lhasa to Gyantse, you visit Yamdrok Lake- the sacred Lake with purely turquoise color water is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. In Gyantse you do sightseeing of Palcho Monastery- built in the 15th century, Kumbum Stupa- the largest such structure in Tibet have 1000 Buddha statues, Gyantse Dzong- the old fortress and Manor of Pala family.
From Gyantse, you move to Shigatse. This is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Here you visit of Tashilhunpo Monastery- It is the biggest monastery in Tibet and belongs to Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhism. It contains a giant statue of Maitreya Buddha ‘the coming Buddha’. This monastery is also the seat of Panchen Lama, the highest ranking after Dalai Lama in Tibet.
From Shigatse, you return back to Lhasa where you end of this fabulous trip.
Tibet Tour 7 days- Note:
Nepal is the only international destination for Tibet from where tourists can direct travel to Tibet. Between Nepal and Tibet, there are direct air and road connectivity. Lots of tourists travel Tibet from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
To enter Tibet via Kathmandu, you are supposed to arrive in Kathmandu 2 days before you leave for Tibet. Actually, the purpose of 2 days stays in Kathmandu is to obtain your Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.
You will utilize your stay in Kathmandu by its sightseeing of wonderful World Heritage Sites. Please, click here for the information of Chinese Visa.
- Day 1 Arrival in Tibet.
- Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa.
- Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa.
- Day 4 Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse.
- Day 5 Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse.
- Day 6 Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa.
- Day 7 Departure from Tibet.
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