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Day01-02 Shanghai-Lhasa Take direct train to Lhasa. Or Take flight to Xi'Ning connect with train Xi'Ning- Lhasa sector

Day01 Shanghai.XiNing Take flight to XINing. Arrive xining, capital of Qinghai Province in west-central China. Upon arrival. transfer to hotel. set out to visit Kumbum Monastery
(Ta'cr Silo It's a group of buildings constructed on the mountain slope with lofty temples and halls rising one upon another. The palace buildings. Buddhist halls. scriptures rooms. sleeping quarters, as well as courtyards forming an integral whole. enhance each other's beauty. The Ta'er Monastery abounds in fascinating Buddhist stories as well as arts and crafts of superb workmanship. Butter sculptures, murals and appliqu'[s arc its three unique works of aI1. Overnight in XiNing.

Day02 Lake Kokonor . XiNing-Lhasa on the train Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor) is the largest salt-water lake in China. It's a somewhat surreal-looking saline lake and contains huge numbers of fish. The main attraction is Bird Island on the western side of the lake. It'!s a breeding ground for thousands of wild geese. gulls. extremely rare black-necked cranes and many other bird species. We will take the Qinghai-Tibet train to Lhasa late in the night. The route: Xi'ning-Golmud-Tuotuo River -Amdo-Nagqu-Damxung-Lhasa. The meals on the train will be covered by yourself. After 20 hrs traveling. we arrive the Sunlight City-Lhasa, a saint city with 1300 years history. (II)

Day03: Arrive in Lhasa.

Day04: Lhasa. The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark-Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe -inspiring moment. Some 2km to the east of the Potala is the most revered religious structure in Tibet -Jokhang Temple. Bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery. the Jokhang is an unrivalled experience. The quadrangle of streets surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkhor-Lhasa's most interesting pilgrimage circuit. This area of the Old Town is both the spiritual heart of Lhasa and the main commercial district for Tibetans.Overnight in Lhasa (B/UD)

Day05: Lhasa. About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing. an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels.At the plat roof of hill can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. The other great site will visit is Sera.Around 5km north of central Lhasa. Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Ovemight in Lhasa (BILID)

Day06: Lhasa-YamdroktsoGyantseShigatse.
Yamdroktsot(4441m). one of Tibet's three holy lakes, is located II0km outside of Lhasa. In the fresh morning air. you're on the way to this lake. It's mostly mountain road. winding and bumpy, even thrilling somewhat. After about 3 1/2 hours' driving. climbing over the snow pass of Kambala (5030m), the dazzling Yamdroktso just lies several hundred meters below the road. and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m). With the Glacier scene still exciting you. after about 90km, you get to Gyantse. There stands the 35m-high famous Kumbum, packed with exquisite Tibetan sculpture and paintings. a stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. With Gyantse just fades away from your sight. Shigatse becomes clearer cause it's just one and half hours' driving (98km). Miles away from Shigaste, you can already see the gold tops of Tashilhunpo shinning under the sun. While Tashilhunpo's magnificent outside leaves you gasp in admiration. the inside of this monastery introduces you more religious tranquility and sincerity. Ovemight in Shigatse (BJUD)

Day07: Shigatse-Lhasa. With Gyantse just fades away from your sight. Shigatse becomes
clearer cause it's just I 1/2 hours' driving (98km). Miles away from Shigaste, you can already see the gold tops of Tashilhunpo shinning under the sun. While Tashilhunpo's magnificent outside leaves you gasp in admiration. the inside of this monastery introduces you
more religious tranquility and sincerity.Just close Tashilhunpo is the Old Town of Shigatse, a great place to wander around: Nicely decorated Tibetan houses and interesting market and bazaar give you a vivid picture of local people's life.Drive back Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa (BILJD)

Day08: Leave Lhasa,Pack your luggage and get ready for leaving. The guide will transfer
you to the airport, and help you board the plane. Say goodbye to Tibet and fly out. (R )

this trek has much to offer: lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, as well as two centers of Tibetan religious culture. With so much to offer, its popularity is understandable, but you should not underestimate the trek.
The best time for the walk is from the middle of May to the middle of October. The summer month s can be wet but the mountains arc at their greenest and wild flowers spangle the meadows. Harring heavy snow, it's also possible for those with a lot of trekking experience and the right gear to do this walk in the colder months. The Trek at a Glance Duration 4 to 5 days Distance 80km Standard Medium to difficult Start Gandcn Finish Samye Highest Point Shug-la (5250m) Summary This demanding trek crosses two passes over 5000m and bcgins less than 50km .frorn Lhasa. A four-or five-day trek via Shug-la and Chitu-Ia connects two of Tibet's most
important monasteries.


Day01 : Arrive Lhasa. Airport transfer to the hotel, acclimatizeforrest oftheday. OvernightinLhasa.

Day02and Day03: Lhasa. Sightseeing, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Harkhore Street, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight in Lhasa, 3" hotel (H)

Day04: Lhasa-Ganden, Ganden is the first Gelugpa monastery
and has remained the main seat of this major Buddhist order
eversince. OvernightinGandenguesthouse(B)

Day05-Day08: Ganden-Samye Trekking.

Day09: Samye-Tsedang Visit Samye monastery, then go back
to Tsedang for a good refreshment. Overnight inTsedang,3* hotel (B)

Day10: Leave. Transfer to the airport and fly out. (B)

What kind equipments you should bring?
A strong well fitting mountain shoes.
Sleeping bag:which can against -JOC temperature. Flash
light,Water proof matcher.cup.Sun glasses.
This is a tough trip enough equipment and special facility are
I. You should bring the regular items which should be brought please check with the FAQ 12. 2.Photograph materials enough film,memory sticks are essential for the long trip.Because on the way,it is very difficult to supplement this kind of equipments. 3.Warm wear clothes with fiber.strong mountain shoes, Water proof matcher, enough underwear and warm socks,low temperature sleeping bag. 4.Snackers,fruits,bottles mineral water.chocolate, regular medicine. Best season for this trip is from May to October. The departure date should be 15th of May or fitful day for individual group departure.