It is called 'the festival to free captive animals' in local custom. Through the whole fourth month, monks don't eat meat and don't commit slaughter. They only concentrate themselves on turning prayer wheels and reciting Buddha's scriptures. It is said that on the 1st of the fourth month is the day that Shakyamuni was born, became enlightened and achieved nirvana. And you will see large numbers of pilgrims at Lhasa's Jokhang, on the Barkor circuit and also Mt.Kailash.
The tour itinerary:
B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, N=overnight
Day01 Chengdu/Beijing/Shanghai/Xian/Chongqin/Kunming flight to Lhasa
Lhasa airport picking up, have a good rest in the afternoon, overnight at Lhasa.
Day02 Lhasa sightseeing (B + L + D)
Visit Potola Palace, rest in the square, enjoy the festiva. After lunch visit Johkang temple, close to the prayers, then shopping around Barkor Market, overnight at Lhasa.
Day03 Lhasa sightseeing (B + L + D)
Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka, overnight at Lhasa.
Day04 Lhasa airport dropping off (B)
Morning Airport dropping off, end the trip
Price( Price valide 01/01/2007 - 30/04/2007 ):
Tour service includes:
1. Meals: 7 meals
2. Transport:Minivan available
3. Accommodation: stander tour 3N with 3 star hotel standeroom; luxurious tour 3N wit 4 star hotel standeroom.
4. Guide: Chinese, English speaking guide available
5. Entrance tickets
6. Tibet entry permit
7. Airfares: Chengdu-Lhasa-Chengdu
Tour service excludes:
1. Your international flight ticket
2. Your own expense
3. Tips for the guide and driver
1.We can offer you the flight ticket from any other places your require, and the train tickets from Beijing/Xingning/Xian or Chengdu 10 days before reservation.
2.There will be a secret gift for your when you join this tour.