11 Days Private Tour Lhasa – Yamdrok – Gyantse – Shigatse – Lhasa – Trekking from Gandan to Samye – Tsetang
The first station is Lhasa, where pilgrims from all over the country want to rush into. Together with them we visit Potala Palace the holy land and landmark of Tibet, and Jokhang the holiest monastery in Tibet. Then we will pass by the beautiful Yamdrok Lake and cross over the Karo La (5.010 m) (La=Pass) and Simi La before we reach Gyantse and Shigatse, where we visit the famous monasteries Pelkor and Tashilunpo separately.
After 5 days altitude acclimatization we leave Lhasa for Gandan Monastery in the Kyi Chu valley, the start point of our four-day trekking with yak caravan. We walk together with the pilgrims on the pilgrimage way to Samye Monastery, at last we reach Tsetang in the Yarlung valley, the “cradle of the Tibetan culture”. This demanding trek crosses two passes over 5000 m - the Shuga La and Chitu La passes. This trekking route connects two of Tibet's most important monasteries – Gandan and Samye, and two greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism – Tsongkhapa and Padmasambhava. It’s also a meaningful pilgrimage.
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With individual China Tibet travel, you can decide when, where and how you go on tour by yourself. What's more, you can choose the length of travel and whom you go with.
Hotel, program and itinerary are subjected to change with prior notice.
We must point out that you counter a basic tourism infrastructure in this region. You overnight in tent during trekking. Long journeys on bad roads replica watches
and trekking on high altitude and delays require good physical fitness, resilience and flexibility of the participants. Program and route changes due to unforeseen events are expressly reserved. If you desire the unknown and have an understanding of contingency, this is the right trip for you.