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Explore the Tibetan heartland on this truly memorable journey. Spend some time taking in the sights of the historic capital of Lhasa. Gaze up at the Potala Palace, an architectural wonder, and discover Buddhist culture and traditions that have remained largely unchanged by the passage of time.
Our Tibetan Short Stay itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Afterwards, stroll around the Barkhor circuit where traditional dress, market stalls selling religious trinkets and the sound of chanted prayers create the atmosphere of a medieval carnival.
Explore the crown jewels of Tibet at the Potala Palace. The palace is an architectural wonder that towers over the city with thousands of rooms filled with treasures such as intricate shrines and beautiful frescoes. The dominance of the Potala Palace over the Lhasa skyline reflects the Dalai Lamas former position as the centre of the Tibetan faith and politics. Later, stroll around the Barkhor circuit where traditional dress, market stalls selling religious trinkets and the sound of chanted prayers create the atmosphere of a medieval carnival. You will also visit the 7th century Jokhang Temple, which is the most sacred in Tibet, and the true spiritual heart of the city. The afternoon is at leisure for you to further explore Lhasa. (B,L)
Travel to the smaller town of Gyantse. Visit the unique Pelkor Monastery built in 1427 and the magnificent ruins of the Old Fort. (B,L)
Travel to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and explore the busy cobbled lanes which meander around the ancient buildings. Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama. The city is famed for its striking buildings and skilled carpet weavers. (B,L)
Return to Lhasa for an overnight stay. Enjoy your final day at leisure to further explore this fascinating city. (B)
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport where your arrangements end. (B)
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