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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatze - Lhasa

Lhasa Potala Palace


Day 1  Arrive Lhasa, capital of Tibet. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 2  Today visit the imposing Potala Palace, former centre of power for the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's rulers. Later visit 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most sacred shrine, and the busy streets of the surrounding Barkhor Market.

Day 3  Visit the Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer palace, and stroll through its parkland before visiting two active monasteries, Sera and Drepung, in the afternoon (B, L)

Day 4  Travel by road to Gyantse, once an important stop on trading routes. En route visit Yamdrok Lake. Once at Gyantse visit the Palkor Monastery – a mixture of Chinese, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. (B, L)

Day 5  Travel to Shigatze, Tibet's second city. Upon arrival visit the Tashilhumpo Monastery, the centre of power of the Panchen Lamas, second in the Tibetan hierarchy. (B, L)

Day 6  Travel back to Lhasa, rest of the day free (B)

Day 7  Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.(B)