6 days Lhasa spiritual tour (hot-spring, hiking and monasteries)
At your arrival your Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa, it is only 68km and two hrs from the airport, from 15km which take 20 minutes. Take rest to acclimatize and alleviate jetlag. Overnight at Lhasa.
Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so we have purposely arranged only to visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Overnight at Lhasa.
Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung and Sera monasteries. Both monasteries are Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice, the clapping sound and aggressive expression of the monks are well worth to see. Overnight at Lhasa.
Drive to Tidrum nunnery, after the lunch hike up on the hill behind the nunnery, Tidrum nunnery is a famous hermitage of Guru Padma Sambhava, still there are some Yogis meditate in the caves around the hill, put your prayer flags up on the hill and pray for your family and friends by writing their names behind the flag, after that returned to the guest house and soak in the natural hot spring, Tidrum hot spring is one of the most famous hot spring among the Tibetan pilgrims, every year thousands of Tibetan come there for spend few nights intention to soak in the hot spring only. Overnight at nunnery guest house.
Today drive back to Drigung til and visit the monastery which is famous for its sky burial sites, but some times it is restricted to go at the sky burial site, if possible our guide take you there and then return back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport or train station, end the trip.