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7 days Lhasa /Draksum-tso /Midui Galacier /Rawok-tso (Tour Code: C707)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa City tour: Potala Palace /Jokhang Temple /Barkhor
Day 3 Lhasa--Bayi (Cypress Park)

Day 4 Bayi--Pomi--Midui Glacier--Rawok-tso                  
Day 5 Rawok-tso--Lunang—Bayi
Day 6 Bayi--Draksumtso--Lhasa
Day 7 Leave Lhasa

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Full Intinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Tibet tour agency Potala Palace     When you arrive at Lhasa Gongkar Airport or the Lhasa Train Station our guide and driver will meet you, and transfer you to a hotel in Lhasa (alt.3, 650m 11,974ft). The drive is about 1 hours from the airport (100km, 62.1 miles). On the way from the airport to Lhasa, you will enjoy the breath-taking view of the plateau along the Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa River. On the way, the Nie Tang Buddha will greet you-a Buddha image engraved in the mountain face on your left-hand side. After you check in, it is best not to over-exert yourself on the first day to avoid altitude sickness. Relax, take a nap and take it easy to help acclimatize. Be sure to drink plenty of water!
   
Overnight lodging in Lhasa.


Day 2 Lhasa City tour: Potala Palace /Jokhang Temple /Barkhor Street 
Tibet tour agency Potala Palace    On your second day, you will have a full day excursion in Lhasa including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor.
    The Potala Palace is the official residence of the Dalai Lama, Buddhism's highest ranking religious leader. He is believed to be both a living god and an incarnation of all the previous Dalai Lamas. The Potala Palace is Lhasa's key landmarks, built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. It was rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" in 1750 when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka as his summer residence.
Tibet tour agency Jokhang Temple    The Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo built the Jokhang Temple for his Nepali wife in the mid-7th century AD. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come to prostrate in front of and around this sacred location. You will see and join the crowd of Tibetans walking around this site in a clockwise direction which they believe will earn them merit.
    After visiting the Jokhang Temple, You will visit the Barkhor, a large open market around the Jokhang, where nomads in traditional attire, traders, robed monks and chanting pilgrims are all joined together. Clustered shops and stalls sell printed scriptures, cloth prayer flags, religious regalia, jewelry, Tibetan knives, ancient coins and countless other Tibetan relics. The Barkhor is a circular walking street at the center of Ancient Lhasa. It is the oldest and most important street having deep cultural and religious significance to the locals.
   
Overnight lodging in Lhasa.


Day 3 Lhasa--Bayi (Cypress Park)
Tibet tour agency Cypress
     After breakfast, you will go to Nyingtri prefecture (average alt. 2,880m, 9,448ft), also know as “Jiuzhai Valley,” and sometimes called “the small Switzerland of Tibet.” Along the way, you will stop at Mt. Monla Pass (alt. 5,013m, 16,446ft) to enjoy the numerous prayer flags and stunning mountains. The drive follows the rushing Nyang River stopping at Big-Stone-Column, a special enormous rock standing in the midst of the swift current.
    After arriving in Nyingchi, you will visit Cypress Park. In a grove, thriving cypresses are grown, the largest being over 4.46 meters in circumference and 46 meters in height. This cypress has a history of 2000-2500 years, is named the “sacred Cypress,” and is protected by the locals. Some believe this cypress to be the soul of the Bon founder Sherab Miwoche, so many prayer flags are always hung here. In the forest, many stone carvings are piled as prayers. This site is the destination of many pilgrims who come from far off to pay homage.
    You will stay in the town of Bayi for the night.

 

Day 4 Bayi--Pomi--Midui Glacier--Rawok-tso    

    Midui galcier is locatd in Midui village of Yupu Township, east of Pomi County,Tibet. the main peak evlevation is 6,385m (20,859ft), end elevation is only 2,900m (9,514ft) .It is the most important ocean galcier in Tibet, and the glacier with the lowest altitude around the world. It was selected by the Chinese National Geography Magazine as one of "the six most beautiful galciers in China". The ice is as clean as jade; the galcier is wonderful in view with various sorts of shapes nad attractive forms.

    Overnight in Rawok.

 

Day 5 Rawok-tso--Lunang—Bayi

     On the  way back to Bayi, you will enjoy Monpa People's house and beautiful views along rivers.

     Overnight in Bayi


Day 6 Bayi--Draksum-tso Lake--Lhasa
Tibet tour agency Draksum-tso
   After breakfast, you will go to Draksum-tso (alt. 3,538m, 11,607ft). The lake covers an area of 25.9 square kilometers(6,400 acres). The deepest part is about 60 meters (196ft) from the surface. Snow-covered mountains, glaciers and trees are reflected upon the lake’s rippling surface. The lake contains numerous gorgeous shades of blue throughout. The lush mountains surrounding the blue lake together create a charming scene that has been compared to areas of Switzerland. In the middle of the lake is a small island with Tsodzong Chapel from the Nyingmapa sect, that was built in the 17th century.
    In the afternoon, you will return to Lhasa by the same way to Nyingtri.
   
Overnight lodging in Lhasa

 


Day 7 Leave Lhasa
    Transportation to the Lhasa Train Station or Lhasa Gongkar Airport will be provided.

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