The major section of the Tibet-Sichuan highway links Lhasa to Ningchi. Ningchi is a main town in Kongpo, a large district in southwest Tibet. In this eastern extremity of the Himalayas, the mighty Tsangpo makes an unexpected turn into itself. The uncommon congruence of high mountains and Tibet’s most powerful water course creates one of the deepest gorges in the world. It is a superb area for pilgrims and plant-hunters.
Day 1 : Fly to Lhasa and Transfer to hotel – afternoon free
Day 2 : Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. In the morning, we visit Potala Palace and we visit Jorkhang Temple & Barkhor street, Norbulinka in the afternoon.
Day 3 : Drive Lhasa to Ningchi via Medro Gongkar, Kongpo Giamda & Mila Snow Mountain, view Nyiyang River en route (470 km). O/N in Ningchi
Day 4 : Sightseeing tour in Ningchi on AM, we vitis visit Kushuk Demdrug-the sacred tree of Bon, a magnificent specimen (considered a juniper by Tibetans) perhaps 2,000-2,500 years old, locals believe it to be the Original Tree, as old as the universe. Then drive to Sekyimla Pass, view the great Mt. Namche Barwa (7,700m) from long distance. Afternoon reach Lulang Forest-Tibet’s Shangri-La, taste the famous Lulang Hot pot. Back to Ningchi. O/N hotel
Day 5 : Drive back to Lhasa, if road and time permits, visit Basum Tso (famous with its colorful water- so called Tibet’s small Switzerland!). O/N Hotel
Tourist standard hotel in Lhasa
Day 6 : Morning transfer to airport and fly back to your onward destination