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6 Days Lhasa & Nyingchi Scenic Tour

The Switzerland Landscape in Tibet

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Harsh high plateau full of giant snow mountains - this is the general impression on Tibet for most people. Well, it is true but not all right. Because you haven't been to Nyingchi yet which is reputed as "the Switzerland of Tibet.". Compared with other "wild" regions, Nyingchi will unfold a different kind of beauty of Tibet - morbidezza!

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit sacred monasteries, discover Buddhist culture and traditions in Lhasa;
  • Enjoy the sight of turquoise Basum-tso Lake, snow capped Mt. Namjia Bawa, and beautiful Lulang Forest.
  • Make fully use of the convenient flight transfer to/off Nyingchi.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Lhasa / Nyingchi
Travel Length:
Tour Code:
CD-TT-07A
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitecturePhotographReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

Welcome to Tibet, the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism! Your tour guide will pick you up at the airport arrival hall and escort you to your downtown hotel in Lhasa while you enjoy the stunning views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River.

After check in, the rest of the day is for you to acclimate to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa. Avoid strenuous physical activities during this first day since that may cause high altitude sickness.

Orientation Tips: 1) avoid vigorous activities but do take some leisurely walks in the city to acclimatize to the air and high altitude of Lhasa city (altitude of 3600m); 2) do not drink liquor in the arrival day, instead plenty of water and fruits are recommended.

Lhasa Gonggar Airport

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Day 2 Lhasa ( B )

After breakfast, start an incredible day of exploration in Lhasa city. The grandiose Potala Palace will be the first site to discover. After more than 1300 years of historical changes, this colossal palace still dominates the skyline of Lhasa city. The Palace is the political and religious center of Tibet and has served as the governance and preaching site for the Dalai Lama. Climbing up the sacred steps to the Red Palace and White Palace you will explore their marvelous interiors full of exquisite Thangkas, numerous Buddha statues, vivid wall paintings, and other works of Buddhist art.

In the afternoon, first visit the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple, where the 12-year-old-like Shakyamuni statue is consecrated. With a history stretching over 1,300 years, this temple combines the architectural styles of Tibet, China, Nepal and India. As a spiritual center of Tibet, Jokhang Temple attracts hundreds of devoted pilgrims to worship there every day. Outside the door of Jokhang Temple is the famous pilgrimage circle, Barkhor Street, where you can join faithful Tibetans in colorful attires walking the circle around Jokhang Temple.

Tips for today: 1) wear suitable headgear and glasses to protect you from strong sunlight, but do not wear any hat while visiting inside the Tibetan monasteries; 2) photography is not allowed inside the chapels of monasteries; 3) have your passport with you all of the time.

Golden-roof of Jokhang TemplePotala Palace

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Day 3 Lhasa ( B )

After breakfast, we start our day with a visit to the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas and also the largest Tibetan garden – Norbulingka Park. The luxuriant trees and flowers, cool ponds and comfortable palaces make Norbulingka the best place for a summer retreat. Then drive about 5km westward to Drepung Monastery. This monastery has played a crucial role in Tibet Buddhism as the school of the Dalai Lamas. As you walk along, immense temples and chapels leap to your eyes one after another. In its heyday, more than 10,000 monks lived and studied in the monastery. Various Buddhist rituals are performed in the monastery during festivals, most famous being the ceremony of Buddha Display in the annual Shoton Festival.

We will then visit the featured six hundred year-old Sera Monastery, famous for its grand ceremony of Buddhist debating and its beautiful temples with sensational icons, murals and history.

Tips for today: 1) please follow the Buddhist manners - talk in a low voice, always be respectful of others, reflect on the Buddha’s teachings in these holy sites, and remain quiet and respectful when visiting temples 2) be sure to carry some water with you.

Sera Monastery DebatingNorbulingka

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Day 4 Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Basomtso ( B )

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Today, you are going to visit the "Switzerland of Tibet" - Nyingchi which is featured in stunning natural plateau landscape. After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hours to get to the Ganden Monastery for a visit. It is the first Gelugpa monastery. This monastery plays a very important role in Tibetan Buddhism because it was founded by the founder of Gelugpa which is now the most influential sect of Tibet Buddhism. Both the buddhist leader Dalai Lama and Pachen Lama belong to Gelugpa.

After visit, you’ll head to the destination for today - Basomtso Lake. Basomtso Lake, 3,500 meters above sea level, originates from Nyching Tangha Mountain and is a dozen kilometers long. Snow-covered mountains, glaciers and trees are reflected upon the lake’s rippled surface. There are small islands in the middle of the lake with Lamaist temples built upon them.

Accommodate at Basomtso Lake.

Tip of today: The view during the drive from Lhasa to Nyingchi is great! Be sure to take breaks to stretch your legs and take pictures.

Ganden monasteryBasumtso lake
Day 5 Basomtso Lake - Bayi ( B )

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Get up early to enjoy the peaceful morning at Basumtso Lake. After breakfast, drive about 135km to Bayi Town. After arrival, go to have lunch and visit the famous Cypress Tree Reserve where has a more than 2,500 years old cypress which is nearly 50 meters tall. 

In the afternoon, you are going to see something beautiful and bast - Lulang Forest. While during the driving to Lulang, you will make a short stop at Sekyim la Pass (4720m) to enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Namjia Bawa (7,700m) in the distance. As a giant spear stabbing to the blue sky, Mt. Namjia Bawa is the sacred mountain of the local religion of Tibet - Bon. 

After arrval at Lulang Forest, throw yourself into the wild and beautiful landscape there. Lulang means "the dragon valley" or “the place where you won’t be homesick” in Tibetan language. And yes, it is true. One can't help soaking in this stunning valley full of lofty green mountains, prosperous trees, wild flowers, winding streams, pleasant meadows, peaceful villages. Looking into distance over the valley, it's a magnificent view of enormous snow-capped mountains standing under blue sky.

Drive back to Bayi for accommodation.

Mt. Namjia BawaLulang Forest
Day 6Nyingchi Departure (B)

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Today is free for you until to be transferred to Nyingchi Milin Airport in time for your flight to next destination.

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