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2 Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the Southwest part of China, with a land area of 1.22 million square kilometers and a population of 2.3 million, in which, 95% are Tibetan nationality. There are also 30 other nationalities in Tibet, such as Han, Menba, Luoba, Hui, Mouggul, Naxi as well as Cheng and Sharba peoples. Tibet is the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau proper, with an average land rise of 4,000 meters above the sea level. It is well-know as the Roof of the World and The Third Pole of the Globe. The world highest summit- Himalayan, which strides across the boarder between China and Nepal, claims a height of 8,848 metres above the sea level. For more info about Tibet, please click: facts.htm facts.htm

3 Tibet Travel Tips: please read before you travel to Tibet Tibet Permit Tibet Entry Permit is not available by independent travelers at the moment(at least before the Olympics). Travelers have to travel in tour group and ask their travel agent to apply it for you. Please prepare the following documents before asking your travel agent to apply permit. *a copy of your Passport; *a copy of your China visa (tourist visa); *Full names, gender, Date of Birth, Passport number, nationality, occupation. If you are F visa (business visa) or Z visa (working visa) holders, you are required to provide additional information to Tibet Tourism Bureau to get a Tibet Entry Permit; If you are working in China, a certification in Chinese by your company in China is required; If you are invited to China for business, research, lecture, scientific-technological and culture exchanges, short- term advanced studies or inter practice for a period of no more than six months, a certification by your Chinese travel agency is required.

4 XZ-4: 8 days Tibetan Discovery Tour Day01: arrive Lhasa Be met at Lhasa airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day is rest at hotel. Day02: Lhasa Today's Activities: Potala Palace; Jokhang Temple; Barkhor Street Day03: Lhasa Today's Activities: Sera Monastery; Norbulingka; Drepung Monastery Day04: Lhasa to Gyantse to Shigatse Today's Activities: Yomdrok Lake; The Palgor Chorten Day05: Shigatse to Tingri Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery Day06: Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp to Tingri to Shigatse Today's Activities: Rongbuk Monastery; Mt. Everest Base Camp Day07: Shigatse to Lhasa Today's Activities: transfer from Shigatse to Lhasa Day08: depart Lhasa Be met and transfer to airport

5 Tour Route Map

6 Bird’s view of snow mountains Following cities has flight to Lhasa daily: Beijing; Chengdu; Chongqing; Xi’an

7 Lhasa Gong Ga Airport Day01: arrive Lhasa Be met at Lhasa airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day is rest at hotel.

8 Lhasa Gong Ga Airport – city 65KM; 1 hour Yarlung Zangbo River:The Yarlung Zangbo River, which finds its source on the Gyaimanezong Glacier in Zongba County in the northern foothills of the Himalayas, belongs to the water system of the Indian Ocean. The Yarlung Zangbo River flows from west to east across the southern section of the Tibet Plateau. It first runs across Mailing, then turns to north and east before sharply flowing south toward and then flowing into India. After it flows into India, its name is changed to the Brahumaputra River, which later meets with the Ganges River before joining the Indian Ocean from the Bay of Bengal View of Yarlung Zangbo River en route Day01: arrive Lhasa Be met at Lhasa airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day is rest at hotel.

9 To Lhasa Airport To Sera Monastery Railway station Map of Lhasa To Drepung Monastery

10 Former winter home of the Dalai Lama, a vast, awe-inspiring maze of corridors and stairs leading through countless rooms of richly decorated statues, tombs, murals and antiques. You will climb past the White Palace into the Red Palace, where the file of pilgrims offering silk scarves, coins or yak butter to burn in the shrines combine to make this an unforgettable experience. Day02 - Potala Palace

11 Tips: *In order to protect the ancient architecture, the Potala Palace Management Office has limited the number of visitors to 4,000 per day. Group tourists have only one hour to make their visit. *Visitor need to pass the security check before entry the Palace. *There are many stair in Palace, please wear the suitable shoes. *No photo is allowed inside the Palace. Day02 - Potala Palace

12 Barkhor Street: Watch the pilgrims, wearing local dress from many different parts of Tibet, as they circle clockwise around Jokhang Temple with prayer wheels, or prostrate themselves near the front gate. Join the locals and visitors to shop for local goods at the colourful stalls, or relax in a coffee shop or tea house to enjoy the passing parade Day02 - Barkhor Street

13 Tips: Walk through Bakhor Street in a clockwise direction as it goes around the temple and it is disrespectful to walk around anti-clockwise. For your safety, don’t stroll around the street too late. Every day after 6pm it turns into a fair trade market, mainly selling small articles of everyday use. There are many narrow lanes and side roads along the street. You may easily get lost if you venture down them in the dark. Day02 - Barkhor Street

14 Jokhang Temple: Smaller and more manageable than the Potala, this 4-storey, golden-roofed temple is at the heart of a rich and living Tibetan Buddhism. Many locals pray here regularly; the Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street and thronged with pilgrims and visitors. Yak butter lamps burn in front of rich statuary that includes the Sakyamuni Buddha brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng in the 7th Century. Day02 - Jokhang Temple Tips: no photo is allowed inside the temple

15 Day02 - Jokhang Temple

16 Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks 'famous daily debates' take place. Day03 - Sera Monastery

17 Norbulingka: Norbulingka means 'Jeweled Garden'. It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration Day03 - Norbulingka

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19 Day03 - Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong)

20 Day03 - Drepung Monastery

21 Recommended: 4 star Lhasa Hotel Recommended: 3 star Lhasa Shangbala Hotel Recommended: 5 star Lhasa Brahmaputra Grand Hotel Shangbala Hotel Lhasa Hotel Brahmaputra Grand Hotel

22 Day04 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

23 Yomdrok Lake Yomdrok Lake: It lies within the boundary of Nankartse county, on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lhokha Prefecture, surrounded by mountains. Beautiful Holy lake which everybody is looking forward to Day04 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

24 You will have lunch (lunch box) by Yomdrok Lake, which was brought from Lhasa Day04 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Yomdrok Lake

25 Day04 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Tibetan family visit

26 Day04 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Gyantse (at an altitude of 3950 m or about ft) is 254 km southwest of Lhasa. It is the third largest town in Tibet and was the scene in 1904 of a major battle between Tibetans and British troops under Colonel Younghusband as the British advanced on Lhasa. The town still has the feel of a frontier town, with horses and yaks on the main streets Gyantse

27 Pelkhor Choede (Kumbum), also named Palcho Monastery, is very different from other monasteries. Built as a Tibetan monastery, its structural style is very unique, reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. In addition, it is famous for the architecture, sculpture, and mural painting art. It lies about 230 kilometers (143 miles) south of Lhasa and 100 (62 miles) east of Shigatse at the foot of Dzong Hill Day04 Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Gyantse

28 Recommended : Shigatse Shan Dong Hotel Recommended: 3 star Shigatse Hotel Recommended: Shigatse Shen Hu Hotel Shigatse Hotel Shigatse Shan Dong Hotel Shigatse Shen Hu Hotel

29 Day05: Shigatse to Tingri Tashilunpo Monastery: Painted in red and white, the buildings in the kloster stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view. Tashilunpo Kloster represents the Tibetan super architecture art in the Last Tibetan spirit. The Kloster attracts thousands of Buddhists and tourists from domestic and abroad to travel and worship every year

30 Day05: Shigatse to Tingri Tashilunpo Monastery the stupa chambers for keeping the passed Panchan Lhama

31 Day05: Shigatse to Tingri Tashilunpo Monastery

32 Day05: Shigatse to Tingri

33 Recommended: Tingri Everest shanghai Hotel Recommended: Tingri Qumo Langma Hotel

34 Day06: Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp to Tingri to Shigatse

35 Rongbuk Monastery: With an altitude is 5,100 meters (16728 feet), the monastery is the highest on earth. From there you will get a great view of Mt Everest Day06: Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp to Tingri to Shigatse

36 Mt. Everest Base Camp Altitude 5200 meters Mt. Everest, called Mount Qumulangma in Tibetan Language, is the highest peak of the Earth and probably the most coveted mountain in adventurous travelers’ eyes. Journey to Mt. Everest Base Camp is a both physical as well as psychological challenge to you, but it will definitely reward you with the most unparalleled views – a panorama of Himalayan peaks - and never-forgotten beautiful memories. Day06: Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp to Tingri to Shigatse

37 Day07 Shigatse - Lhasa

38 Day08: depart Lhasa Be met and transfer to airport

39 Discovery Your Way (since 1959)! Book this tour Tel: (Toll Free in USA); (Toll Free in China); (for all countries) Remark: all pictures shown in this PowerPoint are for reference only. Copyright China Highlights. All rights reserved.


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