Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa (from Kathmandu)
After flying over the Himalayas, land in Lhasa. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Lhasa
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Lhasa: visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market. Also visit Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery (once the largest monastery in the world with about 10000 monks). Next visit Sera Monastery. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Lhasa
After breakfast full day free in Lhasa.
Day 4: Lhasa – Xigatse
After breakfast, scenic drive from Lhasa to Xigatse (the northern route). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Xigatse – Gyantse
After breakfast drive to Gyantse (altitude 3950 m). On arrival visit Palkhor Temple, where three sects of Buddism – Shaja, Ningma and Guolu stayed harmoniously under one roof. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Gyantse – Tsedang
After breakfast drive to Tsedang. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Tsedang
After breakfast drive along and cross over the Yarlung Tsangpo River by small ferry to visit the Samye Monastery (late 8th century). In the afternoon drive to Yarlung valley to visit Yumbulakhang, a reconstruction of Tibet’s oldest palace (originally established on this site by the founder of the Yarlung dynasty). Overnight stay at hotel.