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18 days Tibet tour

Australian travelers in Tibet, June-July 2014-Review

Nationality: USA and Australia (7 people)

Tibet Travel Period: June21-July8, 2014

June21 Day01 Arrival by air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization (house of Shambhala).
June22 Day02 Highlight tour in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar and Sera Monastery.
June23 Day03 Lhasa--Tsurphu Monastery, trekking, camping
June24 Day04 trekking and camping
June25 Day05 trekking and camping
June26 Day06 trekking and camping
June27 Day07 to Yapachen Hotspring, transfer Jim’s family to Lhasa-stay in house of Shambhala—2 rooms (and transfer Jim to airport for afternoon flight), for Laura’s family, we transfer to visit Lake Namtso-and drive back to stay in Damxung county, o/n in hotel—Jinzhu hotel or similar one( best tourist standard Hotel).
June28 Day08 free morning for Jim’s wife and children, after lunch (on your own), we transfer Jim’s wife and children to airport, fly back to Beijing.
== June28 Day08 For Laura’s family, we will continue our tour from Damxung to Shigatse city along the northern scenery road—visit Nyimu County (enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way), o/n in Shigatse city
best Hotel in Shigatse, Tashi Choedar Hotel===
June29 Day09
Shigatse visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery-Tibetan old markets and Dechen Podzang Palace. Stay in Tashi Choedar Hotel
June30 Day10 Shigatse—Gyangtse (90km). Drive slowly, on the way enjoy the view of the best farm in Tibet, lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Gyangtse Kumbum Monastery. Overnight in Gyangtse Yeti Hotel or similar one if late booking.
July1    Day11 Gyangtse-Karola Glacier-Yamdrok Lake-Herbu village-Samye (Samye monastery, first Buddhism monastery in Tibet). (On the way, enjoy the view of Karola glacier and Yamdrok Lake) Stay overnight in Samye monastery Hotel (.Best one).
July2    Day12. Samye- Yamalung nunnery 17 km driving, (trek up in about one hour to see Yamalung nunnery). Drive to Tsedang stay overnight in Tsetang deluxe 4star hotel of Lhoka Yarlung River Hotel.
July3    Day13.
Tsetang (visit Yumbu Lakang first palace in Tibet). Visit Tradruk monastery. Overnight in Tsetang 4star hotel Lhoka Yarlung River Hotel.
July4    Day14.
Tsetang (one day city tour in Tsetang) you can visit my father’s village (Nekar village—have a closer touch to the Local Tibetan people daily life) as a family visit tour (feel the authentic life of Tibetan village people and their houses with farm animals). Overnight in Tsetang 4star hotel Lhoka Yarlung River Hotel.
July5    Day15.
Tsetang–Lhasa (Jessy temple). Back to Lhasa by old route, Visit Nyetang big Buddha and Droma Lhakang Monastery, o/n in House of Shambhala-Traditional Tibetan culture heritage hotel
July6    Day16. Lhasa-Drak Yerpa Cave monastery-Taktse county-Tsubshi village view-Ganden monastery (50km) one of the biggest Gelukpa sect monastery in Lhasa. (House of Shambhala).
July7    Day17. Lhasa city tour, walk around the Potala palace square to take the beautiful family pictures. (House of Shambhala).
July8    Day18. Lhasa-airport transportation, fly to Guangzhou and connect flight to Australia.

Tibet Travel Picture June 2014