7 Days Xi’an Lhasa Yamdrok Lake Tour
In this 7-day tour, you will visit the historical Xi’an city, which is the home of the unflinching terracotta warriors. then you will fly to Lhasa to visit famous monasteries and Yamdrok Lake.
As the starting point for the Silk Road and the hometown of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi’an is famous for its 3,000 years of history. In this 7-day tour, you will have a short time to explore the famous attractions in Xi’an such as The Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter and Ancient City Wall. Then, you can fly to Lhasa, where you will have a good time to enjoy the sunshine and visit famous monasteries like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Sera monastery. The most interesting is that you will have an extra day to visit Yamdrok Lake, one of three holy lakes in Tibet.
|Day 1||Arrive in Xi’an||Pick up and transfer to your hotel|
|Day 2||Xi’an Tour||The Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Ancient City Wall|
|Day 3||Fly to Lhasa from Xi’an||Pick up and transfer to your hotel|
|Day 4||Lhasa Sightseeing||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|Day 5||Lhasa Sightseeing||Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery|
|Day 6||Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Lhasa||Yamdroktso lake|
|Day 7||Lhasa Departure||Send off to Lhasa airport/train station|
Day 1 Arrive in Xi’an
When you arrive at Xi’an airport or railway station, your local tour guide will meet you there and drive you to your hotel. Then you will have a good rest in the hotel. If you prefer, you can wander around the Xi’an city.
Stay overnight in Xi’an
Day 2 Xi’an Tour
Attractions: The Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Ancient City Wall
After breakfast, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9:00am, then drive to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which is a surper large life-size collection of terracotta warriors and horses in battle formations. It’s built by Emperor Qin Shi Huang(259 – 210BC), who is the first emperor of China’s first unified dynasty. The Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horsesis is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6,000 life-size terracotta warriors, archers, infantry, horses and bronze chariots silently guard the mausoleum of China’s first emperor for more than 2,200 years.
In the afternoon, you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is the famous 1300-year-old pagoda in China. It’s the bright pearl on the Silk Road, with excellent architectural beauty, precious Buddhist relics, and the famous story of monk Xuanzang. One of its functions is to preserve Buddhist scriptures and Buddhist statues that Buddhist translators and travelers have brought from India to China in the Tang Dynasty.
After that, you can wander around the Muslim Quarter and Ancient City Wall. Muslim Quarter is the largest Muslim street in Xian. Here, you can taste many local snacks and buy some exquisite handicrafts. The City Wall was built in the 14th century, under the rule of Zhu Yuanzhang. It’s the most complete city wall in China and one of the largest ancient military defense systems in the world.
Stay overnight in Xi’an
Day 3 Fly to Lhasa from Xi’an
In the morning, you will be transfer to Xi’an aiport by our vehicle. Your Tibet tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel. On the way, you can enjoy the magnificent highland view along Lhasa River and the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which is the longest and largest river in Tibet.
After arriving at your hotel, you can have a good rest to get acclimatized to the high altitude. If you want, you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the beautiful night scene of the Potala.
Day 4 Lhasa Sightseeing- Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is well-known as an international tourism city with mystic Tibetan Buddhist culture and natural plateau scenery. Today, we will arrange you to explore this old and holy city which is already over 1300 years.
In the morning, you will head to visit world-known Potala Palace, which has the highest architecture in the world. It was built by Srongtsen Gampo in the 7th.century and used to be the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Except for the art of buildings, you could also visit the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After lunch, you are going to visit another symbolic scenic spot of Tibet-Jokhang Temple. It is considered to be the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism. In the temple, there is a golden life-sized statue of 12-year-old Sakyamuni, which was brought by Princess Wencheng from the Tang Dynasty. So, you could see many devout Tibetans do a pilgrimage in front of Jokhang temple. Afterward, you could stroll around the famous Barkhor Street, where you can enjoy a sweet tea, and buy some Tibetan souvenirs.
With the attractions, we will arrange a welcome dinner for you tonight. Hope you can enjoy the relaxing night with your friends and guide.
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star
Day 5 Lhasa Sightseeing- Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Today, you will also discover two other highlights of Lhasa – Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet. Before the liberation of Tibet, more than 10,000 monks lived and studied. Therefore, Drepung Monastery is also well-known as the “Mother School of Dalai Lamas”
In the afternoon, you will visit the Sera Monastery. You can enjoy a wonderful Buddhist debate in the monastery, open daily from 3 pm to 5 pm, except on Sundays. You can participate in the daily debate of 80 monks in a closed courtyard. This is more like a question and answers session on Tibetan Buddhism. Through this debate, you can learn more about Tibetan Buddhism culture.
Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star
Day 6 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
Attraction: Yamdroktso lake
Tibet is a mystic place that not only because of the strong religious atmosphere but also the awe-inspiring natural landscape. Today, you are going to visit Yamdroktso lake (4,400 m) via the Gampala Pass (4,790 m). The Yamdroktso lake is one of three holy lakes in Tibet with other two lakes- Namtso Lake and Manasarovar lake. Yamdroktso located in the south of the Yarlung Zangbo River and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The Tibetans believe that doing a kora around Yamdroktso Lake in seven days will wash away sins and earn merit.
After visiting Yamdroktso lake, you will drive back to Lhasa.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 7 Depart from Lhasa
Your tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will pick you up at your hotel and send you off to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station.
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