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7 Days Tibet Light Trekking to Pagong Ka with Local Tibetan Village Visit

Lhasa-Potala Palace-Papongka-Gangdeng monastery-Trubushi Village-Drak Yer Pa

from CNY 5980/ USD 925 Per pax
TOUR CODE: G-TTP-001
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Summary

This route includes highlights in Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Johnkang temple, bakor street, Drepung monastery and Sera monastery, other than that tourists will experience Tibet Village life with one night family stay in Trubushi village, about 2 hours driving from Lhasa. Light trekking to Lhasa surbubs area- Papongka and a detour to Drak Yer Pa with many meditation caves are also included in this program. It's defintely an off the beaten path route for you to experience real Tibet.

Itinerary

Tour Summary
D1 Arrive Lhasa by train or flight.
D2 Lhasa acclimatization and sightseeing :  Drepung monastery and Sera Monastery
D3 Lhasa acclimatization and sightseeing :Potala Palace, Johnkang temple and Bakor street
D4 Lhasa – Papongka : Day Trek
D5 Lhasa – Gangdeng Kora- Trubshi village
D6  Trubushi village – Drak Yer Village – Lhasa
D7 Lhasa exit

Detailed program
D1 Arrive Lhasa
Today you are supposed to arrive Lhasa. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcome by our guide and driver and transfer to reserved hotel.  The rest of time, you can take some time rest and get better acclimatization. It is recommended not to drink any alcohol today, easy to get altitude sickness.

Elevation of Lhasa : 3650m

Day 2-3: Lhasa Sightseeing(B)
The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Johkang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debiting is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon (Except Sunday). You will also explore the circular pilgrim route Barkhor while traveling at Johkang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition Tibetan clothes etc.

Elevation :3650m
Bakor StreetSera Monastery
Day 4 Day hike to Papong Ka (B)
In the morning, we drive to cliff-side Pabonka Palace 15km from city center, and visit the holy cave where Songtsen Gampo the 33rd Tibetan king used to meditate. From here, we start the day trek; hike for 30 minutes northeast up to Tashi Chöling Hermitage passing through a distance view of sky-burial place but tourists are not allowed to visit and take photos. After short break at Tashi Choling, hike continuously for about 40 minutes, ascending 300m by alternative trails to a cliff side hermitage called Tagden Ritro, where you enjoy clear spring water, birds singings and gorgeous panoramic view of Lhasa city and we can enjoy the lunch box here. From here no more ascent, slide descending towards Sera Ütse hermitage another 40minutes walk, the panoramic view of Lhasa is wider and wider. And finally, trek further for over an hour more to Purbu Jog Monastery via Raka Drak hermitage. Through this section of hiking, you can see a spectacular scenery of both Nyangra and Thokde valley. After visiting Purbu Jog this small beautiful monastery, you will be picked up by your driver near by the monastery and finish your hike. Trek Distance : 15km ,  6- 7 hours trekking
Elevation :3650m- 3850- 4000m- 4200m- 3650m
D5 Tibet countryside trek from Gangdeng Monastery to Trubushi village (BD)
In the morning, firstly tourists will drive to Ganden monastery which is situated on the Wangpori mountain with an elevation of 3800m above sea level and is considered to be one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa monasteries, founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409. It is very interesting to go for Lingkor (circuit) around the monastery and tourists can see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave and the beautiful view of Lhasa valley. The Ling kora will take about 2- 3 hours to complete.
Then the team drives to Tibetan village Trubshi with an altitude of nearly 3400m where you can experience the Tibetan countryside life and have dinner with them and spend a night there.

Trekking distance : 5km, 2-3 hrs
Elevation: 3650m- 4370m
Papong ka TrekPapong ka Trek
D6 Day trek in Trubushi village (BL)
In the Morning, you may do some Trekking in Trubshi village which is known as one of the most beautiful Tibetan villages for trekking, you can also in the family chores available. Tibet famous trekking route from Ganden to Samye monastery starts from this village. You may ride a horse (or Yak) (Horse riding is not free, please discuss the price with local people). Then after lunch at Tibetan Family in Trubshi, tourists will part with hospitable Tibetan Family and return back to Lhasa. At about 3:00pm, tourists will be in Lhasa. The rest of the day is for relaxation, you can walk around and do some shopping by yourself. Trekking distance : 2-3km,  1- 2 hours
Elevation : 4370m- 3650m
Trubushi village-TibetTrubushi village-Tibet
D7 Leave Lhasa
See you off in Lhasa airport or train station and end up the service

Price Guide

Price for travel agency only in year 2021 – October holiday time period
Number of travelers Unit price
6 pax CNY 4980/Pax
8 pax CNY 4520/Pax
10 pax CNY 4250/Pax
12 pax CNY 4050/PAX
 

 
Price inclusions
  1. Tibet entry permits application as long as Tibet open to travelers, guaranteed
  2. Profession English speaking tour guide
  3. Comfortable 3 star hotel on twin share basis with breakfast included except the night at Trubushi village
  4. All entrance tickets as listed in the program
  • Potala Palace  , Johnkang temple, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Gandeng monastery
  1. All transfer :comfortable mini-bus according to the group size ranging from 9 seats mini van to 20 mini bus
  2. Meals as specified in the program ( B= breakfast, L= lunch , D= dinner )
: 6 breakfasts + 1 lunch +1 Dinner
  1. Mineral drink water provided ;2 bottle per pax per day
  2. Necessary oxygen provided during the trekking day
  3. Service fee of operating and handling
 
Price Exclusions
  1. Tips to the guide and driver
  2. Meals not specified
  3. Flight to and from Lhasa

Notice

1. For tourists with heat or lung related disease , it is not advised to travel to Tibet
2.Family stay accommodation is very basic and no private bathroom attached

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