Day 01: Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer 60km to the hotel, drive 1 hours to Yerlung Tsangpo and Lhasa Kyichu River. O/n Hotel
Day 02: Morning visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Sera monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa city. It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries of the yellow sect in Tibet. and visit Tibet Museum.
Day 03: Morning visit Drepung monastery, the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa. It was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market; this is the holiest shrine in Tibet with houses of golden statues of the Shakyamuni Budhha, brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.
Day 04: Lhasa – Namtso Lake (240km) Namtso, literally heavenly lake, is situated in a mountainous area about 60km, northwest of Damxiong County. Namtso Lake extents 70km. from east to west. and 30km. from south to north, covering an area of 1,920 sq km. and altitude of 4.748 m above sea level. It is the biggest lake in Tibet and the second biggest salt lake in China as well as the highest lake in the world. Namtso Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans. Every sheep year in Tibetan calendar, the Trekking Namtso Lake Festival is held and countless pilgrims from far away visit the Lake to pay homage
Day 05: Namtso Lake –Yangbajing - Lhasa, 80 km north of Lhasa, is famous for its hot springs, it was said that long time ago, before the sky and the earth was separated. The whole world was in total darkness. People living at the foot of Mt. Nianqingtanggula were suffering. One day, a golden phoenix to flied to the area. determined to create brightness by sacrificing itself. it threw one of its bright eyes onto the ground. A fairy caught the eye. and then a bright lamp arose in the air. Snow capped peaks of Mt. Nianqingtanggula appeared. Grassland like huge carpet emerged. Happiness came into Tibetan people. However, greedy man near Yangbajing coveted the lamp. He took a witch man’s idea to sharpen his hatred into an arrow to shoot the lamp. The lamp was broken then. The pieces of the lamp dropped onto the ground, turning into hot spring and burned the man to his end. People said that the hot springs were the fairy’s tears.
Day 06: Drive to Lhasa airport for next destination