This heavenly trip to Lhasa is primarily focused on monasteries and the natural environment of Central Tibet. A magical vast landscape, in Tibet you will find an incredible wealth of monuments.
In a radius of 200 km around Lhasa, we will travel to the province of Ü-Tsang, the cultural cradle of Tibet, and visit many sites. Among the most important are the monasteries of Ganden, Drigung, Terdrum and Tsurphu and Lake Nam Tso.
Surrounded by snow-capped peaks rising to over 7,000 m in altitude, Lake Nam Tso is the second largest lake in Tibet and one of the most unique places in the Roof of the World.
Water is a shining turquoise blue and the surrounding scenery is magnificent. On the shores of the Lake lost to infinity, herds of yaks and sheep dabble around the tents of the Drogpas (nomads), while the lake has a large number of migratory birds, including geese and wild ducks.
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Welcome to the Kathmandu airport (or Chengdu) and transfer to hotel.
Guided tour of Kathmandu - Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Hindu temple, stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath (or Chengdu). Overnight at hotel.
1 h flight
Transfer to Kathmandu airport and an unforgettable flight over the Himalayan barrier. Reception at the airport locateDay 80 km from Lhasa and transfer to hotel. Afternoon rest in the Tibetan capital. Because of the altitude (3500 m), it is advisable to stay inside. Night in hotel.
Guided tour of famous monuments and monasteries in Lhasa and around : Drepung Norbulink , Jokhang, the Potala Palace and Sera. Nights at the hotel.
130 km - 4 hours drive
Departure to the northeast towards Drigung Til monastery located in an exceptional setting. En route, visit Ganden monastery, perched aTag 4700 m altitude at the top of a mountain. The oldest monastery of the Gelugpa school ( Yellow Hats ) of the Lhasa region, it is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites of central Tibet. Night in a hostel.
3 hours walk
Hike to the monastery of Drigung and Tirdrum through a mineral landscape of rare beauty. Drigung is one of the jewels of Tibetan architecture. Tirdrum is a monastery and nunnery: fifty nuns live in the convent. They are known for patriotism because they were among the first to go down in Lhasa during the insurrections of 1988. Swimming is possible with the pilgrims in the hot springs with curative properties. Night in a hostel.
130 km - 4 hours drive
Road to the monastery of Reting through the pass of Chakla (4800 m), where the view is breathtaking in the valleys of Central Tibet. The monastery is located in a wonderful setting in the heart of a forest of juniper dominated by the Kyichu River. Night in a hostel.
150 km - 4/5 hrs drive
We continue our journey towards the north. Visit the monastery of Lundrup. Arrival at Lake Nam Tso. Night in a hostel.
Day of exploration around the Nam Tso , the second largest lake in Tibet and one of the most special places in the Roof of the World. Water is a shining turquoise blue and the surrounding scenery is magnificent. On the shores of the lake, infinite herds of yaks and sheep wander around the tents of the Drogpas (nomads), while the lake has a large number of migratory birds, including geese and wild ducks. Despite its isolated location, many pilgrims come to this ‘Heavenly Lake’. On the banks of the lake, pilgrims take a holy dip and perform a circumambulation around the lake, which takes 18 days! Night in a hostel.
200 km - 4/5 hrs drive
Back to Lhasa via Tsurphu gompa (monastery) founded in 1187, the seat of Karmapa lamas (black hoods) of the Kagyu School. Overnight at hotel.
1 h flight
Transfer to Lhasa airport and fly over the Himalayan barrier. Welcome to the Kathmandu airport (or Chengdu). Overnight at the hotel.
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