Lhasa Drak Yerpa Hermitage Tour

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Lhasa Drak Yerpa Hermitage Tour

Destination:

Lhasa (4 Nights)

Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTPC05
Theme:Tibet Cultural Tours

Summary:

This 5 days meditation tour will showers you with the best of Lhasa includes the World Heritage Site of the Potala and Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor pilgrimage circuit. The huge monastic institutions of Samye lie on the edge of town. There is also a fantastic day trip for Dark Yerpa hermitage, one of the holiest cave retreats nearby Lhasa city. The place has a palpable sense of power. Meditating in the cave may be a powerful experience. It’s a sense of happiness welling up within, an energetic sense of peacefulness.

1Highlights & Map

?Go down into the bowels of the Potala, the impressive but spiritless citadel of the Dalai Lamas. ?Join the shuffling, murmuring pilgrims around the shrines of the Jokhang, the spiritual heart of Tibet. ?Follow monks, mendicants and fellow pilgrims around the Barkhor, Lhasa’s fascinating medieval pilgrim circuit. ?A day out to Drak Yerpa, have a mysterious meditation in one of the 108 holy caves. ?Be invited into a local Tibetan home, and have a close touch with Tibetan daily life.

2Itinerary

Day 01Lhasa

Destinations: Arrival in Lhasa

Activities:

Arrive in Lhasa (3650m). On our way to hotel, we can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along this Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet). Get full rest for acclimatization. 70km 1.5hrs  

Day 02Lhasa

Destinations: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Activities:

Today we will visit the highest palace in the world— Potala Palacewhich is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa. Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace. In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide us one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple we will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity. After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Meals: Lunch

Day 03Lhasa

Destinations: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Activities:

 Today we have a tour to Drak Yerpa Hermitage, which is one of the holiest cave retreats in northern Tibet . Among the many ascetics who have sojourned here are Guru Rinpoche and Atisha (Jowo-je), the Bengali Buddhist who spend 12 years proselytising in Tibet . King Songtsen Gampo also meditated in a cave here, after his Tibetan wife established the first of Yerpa's chapels. The site is deeply peaceful and has stunning views, also good to hike about 1-2 hours.

Meals: Lunch

Day 04Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa–Samye –Tsedang

Activities:

Today we will drive to Samye Monastery, Situated in the north bank of the Yarlong Tsangpo(Brhamaputra )river, this monastery was built in 779 A.D,and presided over for being constructed by Padmasambava and Trisong Detsen. It is the first monastery allowing tonsured monks to become real Buddhists. In the afternoon, continue drive to Tsedang,Later visit Yumbu Lhakhang. the first palace, which was first built by Nyatri Tsenpo,the first Tibetan king at the beginning of the 2nd century B.C.. Overnight Hotel

Meals: Lunch

Day 05Lhasa,

Destinations: Tsedang-Yumdrok-Airport

Activities:

After breakfast,drive to airport. On the way, we will visit the holy Lake - Yamdrok Yumtso.via Gampa La pass(4980m) which offers spectacular views of the Nojin Kangsang snow ranges and the turquoise lake (4400m), one of Tibet's holy and largest lake.

Meals: Lunch

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Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
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More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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