Sto cercando compagni di viaggio x viaggio in TIBET - agosto 2010
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16 days Tibet tour itinerary
1-Aug Fly from Milan 14:00 to Chengdu KLM
2-Aug day 1 - Arrive in Chengdu 9:00 AM airport, Fly from Chengdu to Lhasa at noon. Meet with your guide and transfer to hostel in Lhasa.
3-Aug day 2 –Lhasa tour (Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple), no car, it is walking distance
4-Aug day 3 - Lhasa/ Ganden Monastery [4500m] (60km, 2hrs drive)
5-Aug day 4 –Ganden/ Hepu/ Yama Do, trekking 5-6 hours, 17km
6-Aug day 5 - Yama Do / Tsotup Chu Valley / Chitul Gang, trekking 5-7hours, 10km
7-Aug day 6 - Chitul Gang/ Herders' Camps, trekking 5 hours, 14km
8-Aug day 7 –Herders' Camps / Nyango / Samye Monastery[3550m] , 5-6 hours trekking,
9-Aug day 8 - Samye Monastery/ Yumbulakang Palace & Trandruk Monastery/ Tsedang /Lhasa [3500m]. (240km, 4hrs drive)
10-Aug day 9 – In Lhasa, today is the first day of Shoton Festival, you will be arranged to see Big Thangka displaying in the early morning at Drepung Monastery, and afternoon at Sera Monastery, this ceremony shows that Shoton festival begins. Overnight at Lhasa.
11-Aug day 10 - Today one more day in Lhasa to feel and enjoy the activities of Shoton Festival. Morning you will be arranged to see Tibet Opera at Summer Palace - Nobulingka, and Tibet Museum. Afternoon free on your own. Overnight at Lhasa.
12-Aug day 11 - Lhasa / Nagchu (4500M, 338Km / 5 or 6 hours)
Drive to Nagchu, located on the famous North Tibetan Plateau. The Northern highland in Tibet is a vast Region Flanked by the great Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges on the one side and the Gangdise Nyenchen Tanglha mountain ranges on the other. Overnight at local guest house or Tent guest house.
13-Aug day 12 - Nagchu Horse Racing Festival / Namtso Lake(4700M, 194KM, 4-5hours)
Today you will attend the Horse Racing Festival. The festival, held in August, the best time of the year, is attended by tens of thousands of herders coming on horseback from as far as hundreds of kilometers away. Enjoy the various festival activities like horse / yak racing, dancing shows, then drive to Namtso Lake in the afternoon. Overnight at local guest house or tent guest house.
14-Aug day 13 –Namtso/ Reting[4230m] 156km, 6hrs.
In the morning, attend the festival and proceed to Tashi Dor, situated in the south-eastern corner of the Namtso, one of the three most holy lake in Tibet. Namtso Lake with a surface area elevation of 4700m is revered as a holy lake. It is both the highest and biggest salt water lake in the world. Afternoon drive to Reting monastery, overnight at monastery guest house.
15-Aug day 14 - Reting/ Tidrum Nunnery/, enjoy the hot spring, overnight at local guesthouse;
16-Aug day 15 – Early morning driver to Drigung Ti Monastery, you may have the chance to see Sky burial if the monks allow you. Drive back to Lhasa in the afternoon.
17-Aug day 16 - Lhasa Airport send off, fly to Chengdu, half day Chengdu Panda Tour (tour on your own)