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Tibet Shoton Festival

Tibet, Asia

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Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: PureQuest Adventures: China 20 people max
  • Lhasa gongga airport, china
  • Active & Adventure trips
The Shoton Festival, which literally means ‘Yoghurt Banquet’, is one of Tibetan culture’s most sacred festivals. The festival is deep-rooted in tradition and has grown over the centuries. It includes traditional Tibetan opera & sumptuous food. Join various centers of traditional Tibetan worship and get accustomed to spiritual learning.

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Tibet, Asia

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive
Arrive in Gonggar Airport; see Tsedang, the cradle of Tibetan Civilization; visit Yumbulakhang and Tramdruk temple. Overnight in Tsedang.

Day 02: Tsedang – Lhasa
Visit Samye Monastery, the first monastery founded in Tibet in the 8th Century transfer to Lhasa. Take a stroll onto Barkhor Street, part of the worshipers pilgrimage circuit. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03: Lhasa
Morning visit Big Thangka in Drepung Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet (the other two are Sera and Ganden); afternoon visit Big Thangka in Sera Monastery, a place for worship and the most famous academy in Tibet; join the bonfire party in the evening. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa
Visit Norbulinka, the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama, where local people always gather during the holiday for family picnic; have picnic with local Tibetan Museum to retrace the history and culture of Tibet; visit local Tibetan home to celebrate the festival with the family members to gain a more personal and grounded understanding of their daily life and the culture. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 05: Lhasa
Morning pilgrimage route around Potala Palace together with local people; visit Potala Palace, the symbol of Lhasa; visit Jokhang Temple, considered the most significant religious structure for all Tibetans. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 06: Depart
Transfer to airport for connecting flight back home. End of Service.

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