Journey to the roof of the world to uncover the mysteries of Tibet in the incredible city of Lhasa whilst enjoying the very best cultural, historical and natural treasures that China has to offer – from the Great Wall and Terracotta Army to the Yangtze River.
Journey through the diverse landscapes of Yunnan Province up to ‘the roof of the world’ where you will experience the many wonders of Tibet. Admire ancient monasteries and Himalayan vistas before taking in the ultimate view of Everest.
Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world, before descending into the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.
The Potala Palace
What was once the home of Tibet’s government now sits brooding on Marpo Ri (Red Hill). Still Lhasa’s most spectacular sight, it housed the 5th through to the 14th Dalai Lamas and has over 1,000 rooms, some of which you can explore.
One of Great Three Gelukpa universities of Tibet, Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet. Once housing 10,000 monks, today 700 remain. The largest hall in the complex is Cuoqin Hall, which has over 180 decorated red pillars.
The most sacred temple in Tibetan Buddhism, the Jokhang has a magic all of its own. Join pilgrims making their circuit of the Barkhor, the Jokhang’s kora (pilgrimage circuit) before entering the yak-butter-candle lit darkness.
Situated around the grounds of Jokhang Temple, the narrow alley ways of Barkhor Street are a meeting place for pilgrims. Watch as they recite from their sacred texts, or shop to your hearts content at the lively stalls of the market.
Once home to thousands of monks Sera today, one of Tibet’s university monasteries, has a population of 600. It is best known for its debating session, where the monks drive home the finer points of Buddhist philosophy.
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