Tibet "Switzerland Views" Tour

Switzerland Info

Tibet ‘Switzerland Views’ refer to the area of Nyingchi where the climate is subtropical, rice and bananas are grown, four seasons are seen in the mountains. It is called ‘Pearl of Tibet Plateau’ and it was said to be the views of Switzerland by a tourist coming to this area. The itineraries to this area could be shorter or longer. And you could travel through all this area to see views from all over Tibet if you like.

Nyingchi Info

Nyingchi, situated in the southeast of Tibet, meaning ‘sun throne’ in Tibetan, is named as ‘Switzerland of Tibet’. The beautiful Nyingchi is famous with its big Yurlung Tsangpo canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. And the traditional customs make it even more mysterious. The area is wet and warm, yearly average temperature is on the top of 5℃, and abundant in forest resource with the coverage of 34.3%, including plants of economics and pharmaceutical.

Map of the Tour

Tibet Switzerland Views Tour map

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day1 Fly to Lhasa from Chengdu

Taking the flight into Tibet upon your arrival. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river( the longest river in Tibet). The rest time is free for relax and more oxygen.

Day2 Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street

The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark- PotalaPalace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels

In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the JokhangTemple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet

Day3 Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastey

About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains.

Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous.

Day4 Lhasa-GandanMonasery-BasomtsoLake

Drive about one and half hours to get to Gandan Monastery for a visit. It is the first Gelugpa monastery. After visit, onward to BasomtsoLake for 370km on a well paved road, taking 5 hours. Basomtso Lake, 3,500 meters above sea level, originates from NychingTanglhaMountain and is a dozen kilometers long. Snow-covered mountains, glaciers and tress are reflected upon the lake’s rippled surface. There are small islands in the middle of the lake with Lamaist temples built upon them.

Day5 Basomtso Lake-Bayi

Visit Basomtso Lake and enjoy the beautiful views there in the whole morning. And then leave for BayiTown, the capital of Nyingchi area. And then continue driving about 2 hours to get to Bayi. Upon arrival there, visit a huge cypress tree of over thousand years old. Rest time you can stroll in the city for the modern city in East Tibet.

Day6 Bayi-Lhasa

Today we will drive back to Lhasa. Rest time is free on your own.

Day7 Lhasa-Chengdu

Take flight to Chengdu, tour ends.

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