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      Tibet Switzerland View Tours

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      Tibet 'Switzerland Views' refer to the area of Nyingchi where the climate is subtropical, rice and bananas are grown, four seasons are seen in the mountains. It is called 'Pearl of Tibet Plateau' and it was said to be the views of Switzerland by a tourist coming to this area. The itineraries to this area could be shorter or longer. And you could travel through all this area to see views from all over Tibet if you like.
       
      Lhasa Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, covers an area of 544 square kilometers and is "The Land of Gods" in Tibetan, sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangbo River, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. It has a history of over 13 centuries. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Lhasa is famed as "the City of Sunshine". It is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region and the center of Tibet's political, economic, cultural and religious activities. There are many historic sites and famous relics in the city proper and its suburbs, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are world famous.
       
      Nyingchi Nyingchi, situated in the southeast of Tibet, meaning 'sun throne' in Tibetan, is named as 'Switzerland of Tibet'. The beautiful Nyingchi is famous with its big Yurlung Tsangpo canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. And the traditional customs make it even more mysterious. The area is wet and warm, yearly average temperature is on the top of 5¡æ, and abundant in forest resource with the coverage of 34.3%, including plants of economics and pharmaceutical.

      Tour Date Destinations
      Day 1Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train
      Day 2Sightseeing in Lhasa
      Day 3Sightseeing in Lhasa
      Day 4Lhasa-Gandan Monasery-Basomtso Lake
      Day 5Basomtso Lake-Bayi
      Day 6Bayi-Lhasa
      Day 7Leaving Lhasa

      Day 1

      Destination: Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

      Today' s Activities: Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.

      Meals:

      Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

      Day 2

      Destination: Sightseeing in Lhasa

      Today' s Activities: Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery

      Meals:

      On this second day morning we will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly, so remind our guide not to miss it.

      Day 3

      Destination: Sightseeing in Lhasa

      Today' s Activities: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

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      A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout hundreds of years.

      Day 4

      Destination: Lhasa-Gandan Monasery-Basomtso Lake

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      Drive about one and half hours to get to Gandan Monastery for a visit. It is the first Gelugpa monastery. After visit, onward to Basomtso Lake for 370km on a well paved road, taking 5 hours. Basomtso Lake, 3,500 meters above sea level, originates from Nyching Tanglha Mountain and is a dozen kilometers long. Snow-covered mountains, glaciers and tress are reflected upon the lake's rippled surface. There are small islands in the middle of the lake with Lamaist temples built upon them.

      Day 5

      Destination: Basomtso Lake-Bayi

      Today' s Activities:

      Meals:

      Visit Basomtso Lake and enjoy the beautiful views there in the whole morning. And then leave for Bayi Town, the capital of Nyingchi area. And then continue driving about 2 hours to get to Bayi. Upon arrival there, visit a huge pine tree of over thousand years old. Rest time you can stroll in the city for the modern city in East Tibet.

      Day 6

      Destination: Bayi-Lhasa

      Today' s Activities:

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      Today drive back to Lhasa for about 5-6 hours.

      Day 7

      Destination: Leaving Lhasa

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      Meals:

      Transfer from your hotel to Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa in the morning, trip ends.


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