Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse & sightseeing.
Drive to Gyantse (12,956 ft.), following
the Lhasa River to the Tsangpo, the highest
river in the world. Visit the Palkhor
Chiode, a monastery complex in which each
of the four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism
had temples and small monasteries. Overnght
Its immense Tashilumpo monastery is the
seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation,
the Panchen Lama. After a morning hike,
visit the monastery complex, a rambling
warren of chapels, shrines, and halls
linked by alleyways and steep staircases.
Visit the dark and evocative chanting
hall and an adjacent kitchen where tremendous
vats of Yak butter tea are kept bubbling.
Overnight at Shigatse.
Drive to Tsedhang & sightseeing. Overnight
Exploration of Yarlung valley. Overnight
at Yarlung valley.
Early breakfast and transfer to the airport
fly back to Kathmandu.