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8 Days Lhasa-Sera, Drephung Monastery-Drigung, Reting Monastery-Namtso Lake-Lhasa Tour
Day 1: Arrival to Lhasa (3,650m)
Today arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to have good rest and take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water.

Day 2: Lhasa exploration: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazzar
Today's sightseeing begins with the symbol or landmark of Lhasa--Potala Palace. It was Dalai Lama’s winter residence and the great monumental structure in Lhasa. In the afternoon, go to explore the spirit center of Tibet--Jokhang Temple. You will see many pilgrims from other parts of Tibet who come to Lhasa on foot to worship. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Backhor Street,Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble.
 

Day 3: Lhasa exploration: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
After breakfast, you will be driven to Drepung Monastery, the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace.From the hillside roof, you can see amazing views of the whole Lhasa city in distance. After lunch, drive to Sera Monastery, an influential Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. And it is famous for the largest scale of scripture debating all across Tibet.
 

Day 4: Ganden Monastery—Drigung Monastery
Today you will drive to visit Gandan Monastery and Drigung Monastery, the ancestral monastery of Gelugpa Sect in Tibet. Drigung is known for its tradition of long retreat practice, which maybe the most important sky-burial site in all Tibet. Overnight in the guesthouse near the hot spring. You can enjoy yourself in the hot spring.
 

Day 5: Drigung Monastery—Reting Monastery
Today's Highlights:
Reting Monastery, Reting National Nature Reserve

In the morning, drive to Reting monastery, located at Reting National Nature Reserve Park. The monastery used to be the seat of the most powerful regent in the 1930s, but now it is a quiet monastery set in unusual woods. It is a quite peaceful place for hiking.

Day 6: Reting Monastery—Namtso Lake
In the morning, drive towards the Sky Lake—Namtso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It is also the highest big lake in the world with an altitude of 4718 meters. The deep blue lake water makes the lake looks like part of the sky, and the perennial snow-capped Mountains with peak over 7000 meters towering above the lake to the south, besides you could also see vast Namtso grassland with nomadic families and yaks dotted on. And sunset and sunrise over the lake are definitely two highlights of the lake.

Day 7: Namtso Lake—Lhasa City
Today, drive back to Lhasa. On the way, you will visit the beautiful landscape of grassland, flocks of yaks, sheep and goats, and snow-capped mountains on the roadside. En route, we will visit Yampecheng hot spring, you can take a bath there if you like (self-paid).
 

Day 8: Departure transfer
Your Tibetan tour guide and driver will transfer you from hotel to airport or train station. Have a good trip!
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