Tibet Tsetang- Samye Monastery Tour
Fly in and drive out
Tsetang (Zetang) – Samye is another visited destination of Tibet where in mid-8th century, Samye is the first formal Buddhist Monastery with the Buddha Dharma and Sangha in Tibet. The whole construction of the monastery, for the stupas forest-like, the building high and expansive, the scale grand and broad, is designed in accordance with the shape of "mandala" layout, and furthermore, the monastery is well-known to the whole world for the highlighted and mixed perfection of Han, Tibetan and Indian architecture style in the main hall and the numerous relics such as wood and stone carvings, frescos and statues kept in the monastery. As described in a historical book, this monastery is considered "an unimaginable construction and incomparable monastery". Over the centuries it has come under the influence of the Nyingma, Sakya and Geluk schools and is thus considered a symbol of Tibet’s national identity.
Tsetang (Zetang), the birthplace of earliest Tibetans, sits on the south bank in the middle section of the Yarlung Tsangbo River Traduk Monastery is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in Tibetan history. Built in 641 A.D., it is said that King Songtsan Gampo established the temple to suppress the ogress in order to prosper his country. And later it became the winter palace of King Songtsan Gampo and Princess Wencheng in Shannan. Of all the treasures and relics kept in this monastery, the pearled Tangka -- "Avalokitesvara at his rest" is the most remarkable.
Tibet Tsetang- Samye Monastery Tour Itinerary
9 nights & 10 days including Tsetang and Samye
Day 01: Fly to Gangor Airport and Drive to Tsetang and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Samye visit monastery and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Lhasa, transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Visit Potala Palace /Sera Monastry Nylam- Lhatse and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Visit Drepung , Jokhang and Norbu Linka and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Lhasa - to Gantse visit Palkhor Monastry, Stupa and overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Gantse to Sigatse visit Tashilunpo Monastry and overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Sigatse to Tingri, visit monastery and overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Nylam, visit monastery and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu via Kodari.
Cost US: Contact Us.
Tour Cost Includes
- Lhasa Airport or Train Station Pick up & drop
- All necessary permits for Tibet Tour
- Guided sightseeing in Lhasa city and around
- Necessary entrance fees as per package
- Necessary ground transportation as per package
- Accommodation at hotel in Lhasa and other places
- Well trained English Speaking Tibetan Guide
Tour Cost Excludes
- Air fare OR train to Lhasa and from
- China Group Visa Fees
- Nepal reentry visa fee
- Meals-lunches & dinners during hotel stays in Tibet
- Drinks-Refreshments, caned-bottled/alcohol/beer
- Tips for-hotels, restaurants staffs, guide and driver, etc
- Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
Insurance & emergency rescue charge, cancel or shorten down the tour due to unavoidable circumstances-weather, altitude sickness, or any political unrest refund will not be made.