Local time China: 20:50pm
|- Classic Tibet trip and Saga Dawa Festival in Lhasa on 25th May 2013|
|- Starts in Kunming including city sightseeing tour|
|- Lhasa, Tsedang, Gyantse, Shigatse, Chengdu|
|- Exclusive visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding|
Classic Tibet Trip and Saga Dawa Festival in Lhasa
This tour will lead you from Kunming to Tibet and is specially designed for people, who want to get to know Tibet and gain an insight into the fascinating culture of this mysterious people under the guidance of an experienced tour guide.
This trip lasts 15 days so you might want to opt to take advantage of one of our optional extensions. This tour is not a physically demanding journey, but as we will go up to over 5'000 meters, high altitude experience is helpful.
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This classic Tibet trip takes you from Kunming to Lhasa - the provincial capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. On May 4th June 2012 you will partake in the Saga Dawa Festival, which marks the birth, transcendence and death of Buddha Sakyamuni. Believers from the whole region gather in Lhasa to commemorate this special occasion.
From Lhasa we take you to Tsedang to visit Samye Monastery - the first Lama temple in Tibet - and Yumbu Lhakang - the earliest palace. Then we continue our journey over the 4'794 meters high Khampa-La pass to the picturesque Yamdrok-Tso Lake and on to Gyantse over the 5'045 meters high Karo-La mountain pass. On the next day we travel to Shigatse to visit Tashilhunpo, the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas. Via Nam-Tso Lake and Damxung Town we return to Lhasa and take a flight to Chengdu, Sichuan province.
At the end of this trip another highlight awaits you as you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you get the unique opportunity to enter the enclosures and feed the pandas under the guidance of an experienced keeper.