Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Destination:
Lhasa-Tidrum-Lhasa
Season:
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Tour Type:
Private Tour
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This 6 days private tour not only can allow you to visit the main tourist sites in and around Lhasa City but also will lead you to go to see the Ganden Monastery and then drive to enjoy the famous medical hot-springs in Tidrum and have a look at the Drigung Til Monastery. Drigung Til Monastery is the head monastery of the Drigungpa School of the Kagyupa order and the most famous sky burial site in central Tibet. It sprouts from a high, steep ridge overlooking the Zhorong-chu Valley. The 180-degree views from the main courtyard are impressive and a serene stillness pervades the site.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa sightseeing
4 Lhasa - Ganden - Tidrum, 170km, approx 5hrs
5 Tidrum - Drigung Til – Lhasa, 150km, approx 3hrs
6 Lhasa departure
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to the hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

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Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m at the topmost point. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center.

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The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is recognized as the holiest object in Tibet.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday.

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Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city
Day 4 Lhasa - Ganden - Tidrum, 170km, approx 5hrs

Drive about 50km northeast of Lhasa to Ganden Monastery in the morning. It is one of the three principles Gelugpa monasteries in the Lhasa district. Ganden is listed as one of Tibet’s cultural relics, under the special protection of the State.

After sightseeing, continue further northeast to Tidrum Nunnery via Medro Gongkar in the afternoon. Tidrum Nunnery with its medicinal hot springs has a great location in a narrow gorge at the confluence of two streams. The delightful hot springs (free of charge) are surrounded by wooden canopies. It is said to be rich in minerals, including sulfur, coal, and limestone; a mixture of properties that locals say can cure everything from rheumatism to paralysis.

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97 generations of Khripas ruled the monastery since Zongkapa’s ruling, and Garden Monastery housed 5,000 monks at its peak.
Tidrum Nunnery
Day 5 Tidrum - Drigung Til – Lhasa, 150km, approx 3hrs

About a half-hour drive from Tidrum takes you to Drigung Til Monastery overlooking the Zhorong-chu Valley. Please, be fully aware that the formidable and mysterious sky burial site nearby, is not allowed for visit or photograph due to religious reasons. Please respect the custom of local Tibetans. 2~3 hours later, we’ll drive back to Lhasa.

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Drigung Til Monastery
Drigung Til Monastery
Day 6 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

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Ram ***

2018-11-04

visit renowned places of Lhasa Tibet, 6 days, hotel facilities should be at least 3 star hotel

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned four of you would like to do the 6 Days Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour. 

May I know when would you like to do this tour?

Here is the itinerary of 6 Days  Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour. 

Arth***

2018-10-05

Do you have tour dates in between April 25 and May 4, 2019 for 3 adults?

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that three of you would like to have our 6-day Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour in late April to early May 2019. Since it’s a private tour, you could decide the departure date based on your schedule.

Gret***

2018-08-20

Hello, I am curious what tour you would suggest for a single traveler interested in exploring Lhasa and the surrounding areas in mid-November. I will be flying out of xi'an China and returning to Hong Kong. What is the cost of the Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour? Thanks!

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to do the 5 Days Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour which is a private tour. As traveler less than five, we often suggest them to join our small group tour to keep the cost down.

We have 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour with the departure date on Nov.19th. Is it available to you?

HILD***

2018-07-26

We have two ladies that would like to visit Tibet arriving October 26 departing October 31, 2018. Need your advice since I have not been there.. I am a travel agent.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned your clients would like to do the 6 Days Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour from Oct.26th to Oct.31th.

Tzon***

2018-07-20

I wish to spend up to 7 days in Tibet. I will be travelling alone. Are there any open group tours? How much will they be? Also, will I will be in Kathmandu, will I have to arrange transport to Tibet myself? Thanks

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nance

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