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.
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.
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.
Meaning ‘Wild Roses Monastery’, Sera was built in an area full of wild roses.
The three great university monasteries of Tibet are Drepung, Ganden and Sera.
This huge monastery contains three main buildings – the Coqen Hall, Kamcun (dormitories) and zhacangs (Buddhist colleges).
The monastery is located on Serawoze Mountain and was built in 1419.
Visit the Hall of the Goddess of Mercy to see a wonderful exhibition of frescoes.
Monks here are required to study the five volumes of Buddhist classics – this can take up to 24 years!
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