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Lhasa to Tsetang Tour

Today in the age of information with jet aircraft, highways and computer networks mysterious places are rare to be found; but Tibet is an exception. Refereed as Shangri La, The forbidden Land, The Roof of the World, and by many more, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom remained long closed to foreigners, exerting a strong hold on the imagination of the world. For centuries, it has fascinated mankind. It was hardly accessible to the outside world and has been always a challenge to human beings. Tibet, a "forbidden land" not only by man but also by nature, attracted many explorers, scholars, and pilgrims and adventure lovers, all in pursuit of "Real Shangri La". It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime.

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Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa:Arrive Gongar airport at 1340 hours and drive to Lhasa (96km). Check in hotel and free time for acclimatization.
Day 02: Lhasa city tour Overnight in Lhasa Morning time visit Potala Palace. Then visit Jokhang Temple, walk around Barkhor Market.
Day 03: Lhasa city tour Overnight at Lhasa Morning time visit Drepung Monastery. , then afternoon to Sera Monastery.
Day 04: Lhasa - Samye Monastery - Tsetang( 230km, 2 hours driving) Overnight at Tsetang Morning drive to Tsetang, located by Yarlung Valley, is the capital of Shannan Prefecture. It's reputed as "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization. On the way boat ferry on Yarlung Tsangpo River visit Samya Monastery which is the first one built in the 7th century and has three building with different style (Tibetan Hans and India), then arrive at Tsetang town.
Day 5: Tsetang- Yumbulakang- Trundruk monastery- Tsetang ( 290km, 3 hours driving, asphalt road in good condition , 3700m) Overnight at Tsetang Today visit Yumbulakang Palace and Trundruk Monastery.
Day 06: Tsetang- Lhasa Gonga airport

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