Tibet Tour with Yarlung Valley

Trip Duration: 8 Days      

The Tibet Tour with Yarlung Valley is a fascinating tour of 8 days. It covers 4 major cities - full of culture and rich heritage like Lhasa, Xigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang. In fact, Tsedang is the cradle of the Yarlung Valley civilization. The term 'Yarlung' originates from the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra River) like any other civilization developed on the bank of the big river. Your visit to Tsedang following the river belt of Yarlung Tsangpo takes you so close to Shangri-La on earth.

Besides, your visits to the several giant monasteries lavishly decorated with gold idols, colorful frescos and captivating pagodas in Tibetan style with pleasant smell of juniper incense and yak butter featuring rows of colorfully dressed Tibetan devotees offering yak butter in the lamps and chanting with the Tibetan mantra ‘Om Mane Padme Hum’ in the highly spiritual ambience of each monastery can really vibrate you to imagine of a completely different heavenly world. So, Tibet is aptly called ‘the last Shangri-La’ on earth. Come and visit the land of the Shangri-La. You will be taken back in time!

Trip Highlights

  • Keeps you busy with 8 full days activities
  • The majestic Potala Palace with 13 floors, 1,000 rooms and more than 10,000 steps with its majestic presence in the middle of the beautiful Lhasa city
  • Jokhang Temple: the central Buddhist cathedral in Lhasa
  • Enjoy a natural fashion show in the Barkhor Bazaar with people from the various parts of Tibet in their traditional costumes gathering here to pay a special homage to the Jokhang Temple with a side activity of selling and buying various goods.
  • Drepung Monastery with lavishly decorated chapels with the invaluable idols representing various major gods, goddesses and demons, etc. are so captivating
  • Sera Monastery where the never-to-miss live debating monks in its beautiful garden every afternoon.
  • Picturesque Yamadroke Lake, a holy lake with turquoise color on the way from Gyantse to Tsedang
  • Xigatse offers Tashilhumpu Monastery, the most beautiful one in Tibet
  • Gyantse boasts of Kumbum Stupa with 9 floors and 100,000 images of Lord Buddha
  • Tsedang represents the most ancient Tibetan culture with Yarlung Valley civilization with the ancient tombs of kings and Samye Monastery (the 1st Buddhist monastery of Tibet)


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Day 01:KATHMANDU (1,300 m) - LHASA (3,650 m)

After breakfast, transfer to airport – Take a trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa crossing over the panoramic Himalayan ranges (1 hr) with a high chance of enjoying the close up view of Mt Everest (8,848 m) and other adjoining peaks. Upon arrival at Gongaar airport, welcome and assistance by our Tibetan guide - Transfer to Lhasa (45 min) through the new tunnel and check in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatization.

Trip Information

  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • DestinationTibet
  • Trip StyleTour

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