Tibet

Tibet

Standing on the Rooftop of the World

THE EXPERIENCE

Tibet is so much more than a sum of its parts. Those who are adventurous enough to travel here will be blessed: watch with respect at the nuns in Morning Prayer, witness a monk debate, meditate with a local. Scattered with temples and punctuated by characterful cuisine, the rewards here are numerous. Yet, in spite of soul stirring beauty, absolute peacefulness and profound joy, it is the people who will remain with you forever.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to two 2018 Silversea cruises.
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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
5 nights
Departure date
14 Oct 2018
7 October 2018
From
Hong Kong
To
Lhasa
Fares from
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HIGHLIGHTS

Visit J...

Visit Jokhang Temple, considered the holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism.

Witness...

Witness a monk debate.

Unwind ...

Unwind with a meditation class led by a local Tibetan Buddhist.

See the...

See the huge statue of Maitreya Buddha in Tashilunpo.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Transfer to 5-star St. Regis Lhasa hotel, relax and get acclimatised to the altitude. In the evening attend a casual but private dinner.
DAY 2
Before visiting the Potala Palace, the centre of Tibetan Buddhism, we will visit a Buddhist nunnery, during their morning prayer. Continue with a trip Jokhang Temple, before ending your afternoons with a visit of the Help Blind School to see the rehabilitation and training of the blind population in Tibet. Enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner in the evening.
DAY 3
Our first site of the day will be the Drepung Monastery, which once housed several thousand monks. During the afternoon we will witness one of the famous “monk debates” at Sera Monastery. After a brief meditation class given by a local monk, don traditional Tibetan clothing and enjoy a special Tibetan dinner.
DAY 4
Travel overland to picnic in the stunning beauty of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. On our way to Gyantse Town, some 230 kilometres from Lhasa, stop to have a look at the Karola Glacier. A mere 300 metres from the road, the glacier covers an area of 9.4 square kilometres. Dinner and overnight will be at the 5-star Qomo Langzon Hotel.
DAY 5
Today, head to Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of the Pachen Lama and see a huge Maitreya Buddha. Cast in gold and copper, the forehead has 32 diamonds and 1,400 other gems inlaid. From Tashilunpo, head back to Lhasa for a private farewell cocktail and dinner with a traditional Tibetan band.
DAY 6
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and transfer to the airport for your onward flight from Lhasa.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • VIP airport assistance at Hong Kong Airport
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation at the St Regis Lhasa
  • 1 night luxury accommodation at the Qomo Langzong Hotel
  • Picnic lunch overlooking the sacred Yamdrok Yumtso Lake

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2018 Silversea cruises.

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