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Tibet Cultural Sampler

Trip Facts

Program Code: ATH-TT06 | Duration: 10 days | Program Type: Trekking | Minimum pax: 2+ | Mode of Travel: Flight/Land | Start Trip: Lhasa | End Trip: Lhasa | Program Grading: gradegrade
Tibet Cultural Sampler

Trip Overview

Tibet: Mysterious places are rare to be found in the world, but Tibet is an exception. With an average elevation of 14,000 feet, Tibet is literally the highest nation on earth. Nearly half the world’s population lives downstream from Tibet with five of Asia's great rivers including the Indus, Mekong and Brahmaputra having their headwaters in the “Roof of the World”. Combine snow-capped Himalayan Peaks touching cobalt blue skies, and majestic turquoise colored lakes with the spiritual energy of country that embraced Buddhism in the 8th century AD. Since then, a paramount objective of Tibetan culture has been the cultivation of a good heart and a calm, clear mind. Embrace life in the same way Tibetans view Mount Everest, “From the other side”.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival 1330 meters.
Day 02: Kathmandu 1330 meters.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu/Lhasa, you will be met by Tibetan guide and transferred to Lhasa “your hotel”.
Day 04: Around 7:30am you head back to the Barkhor and the Jokhang, spiritual center of Tibet and destination of millions of Tibetan Pilgrims.
Day 05: Today you travel to the suburbs of Lhasa to visit two of the most interesting of the Buddhist monasteries.
Day 06: After a 3-4 hour morning drive, you arrive in the valley of Drigung Monastery, founded by the Kagyupas, descendants of Milarepa.
Day 07: A short drive to Terdrum takes you to the nunnery or "ani" gompa with its hot springs attended by residences of the goddess Apchi.
Day 08: Leaving Drigung, you travel to Reteng, a Kadampa gompa founded in the 11th century by Dromton, the chief disciple of Atisha.
Day 09: Today, you head east and return to Lhasa with the rest of the Day free to wander Lhasa with your guide and a car available. Hotel BLD
Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu.

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