10 Days Tibet

The famous highland of the world Tibet where blue skies, pristine lakes are aplenty. Follow us on this journey where we will trace the footsteps of Je Tsongkhapa and understand more about Tibetan Buddhism as well as visiting the holy lakes and famous Tibetan monasteries.

Highlights

XINING

Qinghai Lake

Ta’er Monastery

LHASA

Potala Palace

Jokhang Temple

Ramoche Monastery

GYANTSE

Yamdrok lake

SHIGATSE

Palcho Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery

NAMTSO

Namtso Lake

Price includes

Return economy class flight ticket by Air China (CA)

8 nights hotel accommodation & 1 night stay in train cabin

Sightseeing & meals as per itinerary

Mandarin speaking tour guide

Itinerary

01 SINGAPORE  CHENGDU

Arrive Chengdu and be transferred to hotel for check in.

02 CHENGDU  XINING

Packed hotel breakfast will be served this morning. Transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Xining. Xining is the east gate of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. On your arrival, visit Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and salt water lake in China. It is no exaggeration to say that Qinghai Lake is a miracle that is endowed by a deity. Outside, he circles the lake with four continuous mountains and extends broad grassland at the foot of them. Inside, like a master baker, he decorated the water with many little islands. All these natural attractions come together perfectly to form a Xanadu on earth to win many tourists’ favour.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3 XINING QINGHAI LAKE (160KM)  XINING Image result for train icon LHASA

This morning after your breakfast, proceed to visit Ta’er Monastery(Kumbum Monastery), the religious activity center of both monks and followers of the Yellow Hat Sect (also named Gelugpa Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism). In order to commemorate Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), founder of the Yellow Hat Sect, the Ta’er Monastery was built in 1577 more than 150 years after his death. Now the Ta’er Monastery is considered a sacred place in China. Then, board your overnight Qingzang train to Lhasa. HARD-BEDDED and 6 persons to one cabin

(Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 4 ARRIVING LHASA TONIGHT MEALS ONBOARD AT YOUR OWN EXPENSES

Full day onboard the train with all meals at your own expenses. This train travels via Delingha, Golmud, Amdo, Nagchu, Damxung and then arrives Lhasa with total distance of 1972km. Qinghai-Tibet section of the railway is the world’s highest and longest railway. Enjoy the beautiful and stunning scenery of the Tibet plateau on your way. On your arrival at Lhasa Railway station, you will be greet and met by the local guide by ‘hada’ scarf and then transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. You will acclimatize during your sleep tonight.

DAY 5 LHASA

The most imposing attraction of Lhasa is the Potala Palace, one of the center of the Tibetan government and the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. One of the architectural wonders of the world, this immense construction has thousands of rooms, shrines and statues. The next visit is Chakpori Hill (Yao Wang Shan) located on the right side of Potala Palace with an altitude of more than 3,725 meters (about 2.3 miles).  After lunch, visit the golden-roofed Jokhang is 1300 years old and one of Tibet’s holiest shrines. It was built to commemorate the marriage of the Tang princess, Wen Cheng to King Songtsen Gampo, and houses a pure gold statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni brought to Tibet by the princess. The Barkhor Street(Octagonal Street) is essentially a pilgrim circuit, which is followed clockwise round the periphery of the Jokhang. All round the circuit are shops, stalls, teahouses and hawkers.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 LHASA  GYANTSE  SHIGATSE

After breakfast, we will depart for Shigatse in the morning. Shigatse is the second largest urban central in Tibet. On the way, pass by Lake Yamdrok-tso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Do enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way. Gyantse is one of southern Tibet’s chief centers, although it’s more like a small village, which retains some Tibetan charm. A nice scroll by the lakeside can be a great joy. Continue your journey to Shigatse, on your way you’ll cross the 5045m Karola, with its awesome roadside views of the Nojin Kangtsang Glacier. Visit the Palcho Monastery built in 1418. It is a complex composed of sixteen monasteries of three different sects – Gelugpa, Sakyapa and Bhoton.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 SHIGATSE  LHASA

This morning, we will proceed to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. It is counted among the six largest Gelukpa monasteries in Tibet. This tall building built in 1447 houses the world’s biggest gold gilded copper statue of Amitabha the Maitreya, 26m in height. The body of the statue is encrusted with ornaments and precious stones, and its overwhelming visage exudes an aura of calm benevolence. The surrounding murals of the chapel depict 1000 Maitreyas, drawn in gold line on a red background. The monastery is also famed for its Grand Hall with its opulent tomb of the fourth Panchen Lama. After tour, we will travel back to Lhasa.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 LHASA  NAMTSO  LHASA

After breakfast, travel northward to visit Namtso Lake. Namtso Lake’s touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemn are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Soul of every visitor who has ever been here seems to be cleansed by the pure lake water. In Tibetan, Namtso means ‘Heavenly Lake’. Namtso is famous for its high altitude and beautiful scenery. Being the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake, Namtso Lake is the biggest lake throughout Tibet, also one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. With 15,475 feet (4718 meters) above sea level and covering 735 square miles (1900 square kilometers), the lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world. Travel the same way back to Lhasa.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 LHASA  CHENGDU

After breakfast, visit Ramoche Monastery the sister monastery of the Jokhang Monastery. In it houses the life-sized statue of 8 year old Sakyamuni, a number of Buddha statues as well as Thangkhas. Following that, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Chengdu.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10 CHENGDU  SINGAPORE

Morning free & easy. Gather at the lobby of hotel at the designated time for transfer to the airport for flight return Singapore.

(Breakfast)

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Child with Bed – 1 child sharing twin room with 2 adults with extra bed

Child w/o Bed – 1 child sharing twin room with 2 adults with extra bed

Child Half Twin – 1 child sharing twin room with 1 adult

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