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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Oracle Lake Lhamo Latso Trek Tour Name:         Oracle Lake Lhamo Latso Trek
Tour Code:          M69D319
Duration:            11 Days & 10 Nights
Destination:        Lhasa, Tsetang, trek to Lhamo Latso
Features:            Being the Oracle Lake of Tibet, Lhamo Latso is the most sacred lake in Tibet. Lhamo Latso is where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. Every Dalai Lama came here a least once in the lifetime to look for clues concerning his future. This trek will lead you on the road to look for the future of yourselves.  
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 Day01

 Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa, be met and transferred to hotel. Free at own leisure for altitude acclimation. N/A Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day02

 Lhasa

Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and walk on the holy Barkhor Circuit. B, L Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day03

Lhasa

Visit Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park and see monk debating at Sera Monastery. B, L Lhasa Kyichu Hotel

 Day04

 Lhasa - Dzinchi

Drive to Dzinchi in Sangri County. B, L, D Camping Tent

 Day05

 Dzinchi - Nomad Camp

Trek via Chusang Monastery to nomad camp. B, L, D Camping Tent
       Day06

 Nomad Camp - Amando

Trek via Yulung valley to Amando. B, L, D Camping Tent
       Day07

Amando - Chokorgye

Take ascend and descend walking to Chokorgye Monastery. B, L, D Camping Tent
       Day08

 Lhamo Latso

Walk up to Lhamo Latso Lake. B, L, D Camping Tent
       Day09

 Lhamo Latso - Tsetang

Explore the holy lake, driven to Tsetang. B, L Tsetang Hotel
       Day10

 Tsetang

Day tour in Tsetang to visit Samye Monastery and Yumbulakhang Castle. B, L Tsetang Hotel
       Day11

Tsetang

Transfer to airport for departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A




Day01 Arrival Lhasa
You will be greeted and received by your Tibetan guide and driver with Hadda (snow white silk ribbon for Tibetan to greet distingue guests). Transferred to your hotel in the city and free at own leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.


Day02 Lhasa (B, L)The Potala Palace,Lhasa,Tibet
Today you will have a full day guided tour in Lhasa. You will first of all visit Potala Palace, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. Then you will admire Jokhang Temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. Walk on the holy Barkhor Circuit and do some shopping if desired. 
 


Day03 Lhasa (B, L)Norbulingka Park,Summer Palace of Dalai Lama
Visit Drepung Monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect, which was established in 1416AD and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. After that you will be transferred to Norbulingka Park, the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. Additionally you will be transferred to visit Sera Monastery, which was created in AD1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. Here in Sera, you have chance to see the grand occasion of the Buddhist monk debating at one big courtyard. Lunch served at a good local restaurant and dinner will be arranged at your hotel.


Day04 Lhasa - Sangri (B, L, D)Trek to Oracle Lake Lhamo Latso
Leave in the morning for Sangri County. You will be driven to Dzinchi Town in Sangri to visit Dzinchi Monastery and explore Cholung Monastery. Dzinchi is the birth place of the 11th Dalai Lama. Dzinchi monastery was founded in 10th century, belongs to Gelukpa tradition. After the visit, you will be heading south to Cholung Monastery that was built by TsongKhapa, the founder of Gelukpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Cholung monastery located in a beautiful valley, and was one of the first to be rebuilt in central Tibet after being destroyed in the 1960s. Camping for the night

 
Day05 Trek to Nomad Camp (B, L, D)Trek towards Tibet's Oracle Lake Lhamo Latso
Follow the river on your left northwards to the small monastery of Chusang that Tsongkapa stayed here once. His footprint and handprints are treasured relics. From here trail is descending to the bottom of the valley. Rejoin the main track, follow the river walk up the right valley, cross a small hill to the northeast, then descending into a side valley, along the flat east side of the main river to the campsite. Camping for the night

 
Day06 Trek to Amando (B, L, D) Trek towards Tibet's Oracle Lake Lhamo Latso
Cross a small hill on the north side of this valley, and descending to Yulung valley, pass the valley to a open area, then follow the west bank of the river to a stone, where to take the left branch for about 2 to 3 hours walk, reach at Amando. Camping for the night

 
Day07 Walk to Chokorgye (B, L, D) Trek to Lhamo Latso,Tibet
Ascending to the Gyelung pass (5000m/16,405 feet) from Amando, descending steeply to the right, crossing through the river on stone steps to the left bank follow the river for nearly one hour, return to the right bank of this river where the trail leads to Chokorgye Monastery. Camping for the night

 
Day08 Lhamo Latso (B, L, D)Trek to Oracle Lake Lhamo Latso,Tibet
From Chokorgye Monastery you will follow a path over a bridge to the entrance of the northeast valley. Along the left bank of the river to arrive at place marked by many Cairns, cross river from this spot to a nomad camp, then make a sharp climbing north to reach a side valley. On the left there is one small river, following the river to a flat plateau, the trail leads up steeply to the saddle of the pass, which crammed full of prayer flags, and Lhamo Lhatso Lake can be overlooked from the pass. Set up camp at the lakeside. Camping for the night

 
Day09 Lhamo Latso - Tsetang (B, L)Lhamo Latso,Tibet
In the morning you will explore the holy lake, and driven to Tsetang in the afternoon.

 
Day10 Tsetang (B, L)Samye Monastery,Tibet
Day tour in Tsetang to visit Samye Monastery and Yumbulakhang Castle. Being the 1st monastery, belongs to the Nyingmapa and Sakyapa Sects, Samye Monastery was built in 761. This monastery is built with the shape of a huge mandala. Surrounded by a circular wall, it is a representation of cosmos. The different buildings are arranged according to a complex symbolism, around the Utse, the central hall, housing the hall of prayers. Located in the Yarlung Valley, Yambulakang castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlung Kings. The view from the castle is just spectacular.

 
Day11 Depart Tsetang (B)
Transfer to Lhasa Gonggar Airport for your departure flight. Journey ends.

Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.


Price inclusions:
01). All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room/tent/guesthouse/local lodge (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a seasoned English speaking local trek guide during the walking and for culture visits in the itinerary (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Adequate packing animals such as horses/or yaks and porters for baggages/outdoor gears during the trekking;
08). Professional outdoor sleeping tents with mattress during the trekking (twin shared basis);
09). Kitchen tent, toilet tent and folding table and chairs during the camping days;
10). Three meals a day prepared by professional outdoor cook during the walking;
11). Tibet local travel permits such as Tibet Entry Permit (TTB), Alien's Travel Permit (PSB) and Military Permit etc. when applicable;
12). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
13). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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