Fascinating Tibetan Cultural Tour in 04 days will offer travellers a short but comprehensive understanding about central Tibet. So don’t miss your opportunity to experience it at a promising price.

Train road traversing Kyichu "River of Happiness"
Train road traversing Kyichu “River of Happiness”

Itinerary

Day 01

Activities: Arrival in Lhasa, pick up and transfer to hotel, rest at hotel

Arrive Lhasa: Welcome to Tibet, a place where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition. You will be welcomed at the airport in a traditional manner with ceremonial white scarf “Khadak” and proceed to your hotel.Check in the hotel and take it easy for the rest of the day to acclimatize and alleviate the jet lag.The walk was about one kilometre long and encircled the entire Jokhang Temple. It’s always busy, especially at dawn and dusk, where travelers experience locals’ devotions to its religious tradition and spiritual nature of the indigenous Tibetan. Many people describe it as a fascinating, “Microcosm” of Tibet, where, you will be going back time to time during your stay.    Stay overnight in Lhasa

Bustling Barkhor street with local pilgrims
Bustling Barkhor street with local pilg
Day 02

Activities: Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple

After breakfast, Visiting one of the most charismatic structure ever build in Tibet, the Potala palace, winter residence for the successive Dalailamas. It is an awe-inspiring experience. The Potala Palace is a national AAAA grade scenic spot and is also on the List of the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO. In the afternoon, explore Tibet’s most sacred temple Jokhang. This 4-storey, golden-roofed temple is the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Many locals pray regularly in the temple. Yak butter lamps burn in front of rich statuary that includes the Sakyamuni Buddha brought to Tibet in the 7th Century, marks as a sign of Buddhist tradition being adopted in Tibet.
Afterwards, rambling around Barkhor, it is a popular devotional circumambulation for pilgrims and locals, especially at dawn and dusk, where travelers experience locals’ devotions to its religious tradition and spiritual nature of the indigenous Tibetan. stay. Many people describe it as a fascinating, “Microcosm” of Tibet, where, you will be going back time to time during your stay.

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Pilgrims in contentment at infront of The Potala Palace                                         
Day 03

Activities: Train ride to Shigatse & Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

A map displaying rail routes between Lhasa-Shigatse-Lhasa
A map displaying rail routes between Lhasa-Shigatse-Lhasa

After breakfast, take the extended railway line of Qinghai-Tibet railway to Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Tibet. The train runs at an average altitude of 3600-4000 meters, through the valley of Yarlung Tsangpo River "Brahmaputra" that stretches as far as 145 kilometers, which presents the magnificent view of Yarlung Tsangpo River, pastoral and farming scenery, in certain time of the year you can see farmers busy with harvesting in their farmland. Arrive in Shigatse you will visit its main attraction Tashilhunpo Monastery. Which is one of the 6 main monasteries of the Gyelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and was founded in 1447 Tashilhunpo is a major pilgrimage destination for Tibetans from across the plateau.  There is an easy 1.8 kilometer pilgrimage circuit lined with prayer wheels that goes around the outside of the monastery that is well worth for hiking. It offers great views of the monastery and of the city of Shigatse. In the evening at 18:40pm, take train and  return to Lhasa.     Overnight at Lhasa     

Schedule of Lhasa-Shigatse Train (2016-2017)          
                         
Train No.  Departure  Arrival  Duration  Distance  Frequency  Ticket Price           
Z8801          (Lhasa-Shigatse) 8:30 11:25 2:55hours 248km daily $18 $27          
Hard sleeper Soft sleeper          
Z9802        (Shigatse-Lhasa) 15:20 17:59 02:39hours 248km daily $18 $27          
Hard sleeper Soft sleeper          
                         
*Note:The actual arrival and departure time of train, please refer to the information on your ticket, or consult your travel consultants.
Day 04

Activities: Depart from Tibet

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport/train station to depart from Tibet.