Tibetan Tour Operator Recommended by German Travelers
Group Code: TCTS 20150703--3 people (TCTS is short for Tibet Ctrip Travel Service)
Travelers Name: Assinja, Dirk, Kerstin (read the Tibet Ctrip travel agency Recommended by German Travelers 2015)
Tibet travel time: July 3-13, 2015
Tibetan guide: Sonam
TCTS 20150703 Tibet tour outline
July3 fly from Shanghai to Lhasa by China Eastern Airline flight MU2335, 7:45am-2:45pm, airport pick up by our local guide and driver and transfer to a comfortable hotel with good location—Snow Heaven Hotel or Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar one if late booking
July4 free day, hotel as above
July5 Day1 highlight walking tour, Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, hotel as above
Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with her vicinities. Potala palace is Lhasa's most important landmark and she a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment which will be remembered for your rest life time. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once the home to the Dalai Lama. Well another visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locates at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkhor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where the residence of many local people is.
July6 Day2 (highlight walking tour) today we will visit Ani Tsamkhung in the Centre of town (Ani Tsamkhung is the only Nunnery in town which is in frequented by foreigners), Yangwang Mountain Cliffside Images, Norbulinka-Summer Palace of Dalai Lama, and Sera Monastery.
July7 Day3 Lhasa-Yangpachen Geothermal-Damxung county-Namtso-Lake-Lhasa [500km roundtrip landscape], get some traveler’s review under this link: http://www.christravelblog.com/tibet-a-day-trip-to-the-holy-namtso-lake-from-lhasa/.
July8 Day4 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok Karola Glacier-Gyantse (260 km landscape, some hiking experience by the lake and on the way to Gyantse)
In the morning you'll start the drive to Shigatse, via Gyantse on the Southern Friendship Highway. Crossing over the summit of Kamba La (4794 m), you'll see the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok below; one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Far in the distance you'll spot the towering massif Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) and the staggering Karo-la Glacier (5045m). o/n in Yeti hotel or similar
July9 Day5 Gyantse-Shigatse city (Tashilhunpo Monastery)- some hiking activity along the way when there is good hill nearby the road to hike up.
Today we will visit Pelkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda, Tashilhunpo Monastery, o/n in Shigatse Manasarovar hotel or similar one if late booking
July10 Day6 Shigatse-Northern Scenery Road---visit the authentic Tibetan landscape-Yangpachen-Lhasa (about 360 km unique landscape, many people do not know this road), Hotel as above
July11 Day7 Lhasa-railway station transfer, take the train to Shanghai –train Z166, 12:10-11:28am
July12 Day8 travel on the train
July13 arrival in Shanghai at 11:28 am