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Shoton Festival with the Holy Namtso Lake (6 days)

Day 1: (12th, Aug)

Activity today: Arrival in Lhasa, Pick-up service from Lhasa train station or airport and then transfer you to the hotel reserved for you. Have a good rest in the hotel to better acclimatize yourself.

Day 2: (13th, Aug)

Activity today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa - Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism - Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO.

Potala Palace Jorhkang Temple

Day 3: 14th, Aug)

Activity today: Wake up early, if you like, to experience the most zealous enthusiasm of Tibetan people's faith towards Buddhism, because today is the first day of Shoton Festival, and people will wake up very early to rush to Drepung Monastery in order to get a good position to view Great Buddha exhibition show. In the afternoon, drive you to see Sera monastery, the very exciting Buddhism scripture debating among lamas will go on there in the afternoon.

Great Buddha Exhibition Lamas Debating

Day 4: (15th, Aug)

Activity today: Today, in the moring we will firstly drive to Ganden Monastery that is 65km away from Lhasa city. The monastery is the ancestry monastery for the Gelug sect of the Tibet Buddhism. Now Gelug sect is the most influential sect of Tibet Buddhism. The valley where the monastery located is very beautiful , we will do a short trekking ( 2 hours) there and in the afternoon, we drive to Norbulingka Park to watch the interesting Tibetan Opera Show.

Ganden Monastery Tibetan Opera

Day 5: (16th, Aug)

Activity today: Drive to the Holy lake of Namtso that is 250 km away from Lhasa city, the lake is regarded as the "sky lake" for its high altitude, and many people think it is the most beautiful lake in Tibet. Drive back to Lhasa in the late afternoon.

Namtso Lake Namtso Lake

Day 6: (17th, Aug)

Activity today: Tours end and leave Lhasa; we will arrange a see-off transfer for you from hotel to airport or train station.

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Price Inclusions:

  1. All kinds of required Tibet permits, such as TTP and ATP.
  2. Well maintained tourist vehicle with driver according to the group size.
  3. English speaking local Tibetan guide throughout the tour.
  4. Star ranked hotel depends on your budget.
  5. All entrance tickets fee to all the scenic spots in the itinerary.
  6. Breakfast provided by the hotel.
  7. Pick-up and drop-off service at airport or train station in Lhasa.
  8. Food and accommodation for guide and driver.


Price Exclusions:

  1. Train or air tickets to and leaving Lhasa.
  2. Lunches and dinners.
  3. Tips to guide.



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