The Heart of Tibetan Civilization Tour 8 Days

This Tour covers Tsedang and Samye, the ancient capital of Tibetan Kings, from where the Tibetan civilization once flourished. We will visit the first building built in Tibet (Yongbulagong) and the ancient Tombs of former Tibetan Kings. En route to Lhasa we will stop at the famous Monastery (Mindoling) of Samye. After a two days sightseeing tour within Lhasa, we make a day trip to Ganden (Ganden Monastery) at 40 km east from Lhasa. Ganden surely is one of the most spectacular sites of Tibet. Built in 1490, it once was the residence of over 4000 monks.

This tour departs on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Kathmandu. The tour can be commenced from mainland China (Chengdu and Beijing) too.

Fly in / Fly Out

Mode of transport: Land Cruiser 

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Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 

Arrival in Tibet 

Fly to Gongar airport. Our guide will meet you at airport and transfer you to Tsedang. Evening tour briefing  

Tsedang Tour 

A full day sightseeing tour of Tsedang. We visit Yongbulagong, the Tombs of ancient Tibetan Kings and some other sites.  

Tsedang – Samye tour 

From Tseadng, we drive to Samye. We visit Mindoling monatery, which is one of the important monasteries for Nyingmapa sect (Red hat sect) of Budhism. The monastery was built in 1671.  

Samye – Lhasa tour 

From Samye, we make our journey to Lhasa. Evening, we are free in Lhasa.  

Lhasa sightseeing tour 

Today we make a full day sightseeing tour of Lhasa. We visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. 

Lhasa sightseeing tour:  

We visit Drepung Monastery, Potala Palace (the residence of Dalai Lama) and Norbulinkha Palace (the summer residence of Dalai Lama).  

Lhasa – Ganden day Tour 

Early morning after we drive to Ganden. Ganden situated 40 km east of Lhasa is one of the most beautiful sites in Tibet. The monastery was once housed by 4000 monks.  

Departure from Lhasa  

Early morning, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to onward destination.