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Tibet Shoton Festival

CE-TB-06

Shoton FestivalTibet shoton festival
In Tibetan language, Shoton (xuedun in pinyin) means 'yoghurt banquet'. So as the name suggests, the Shoton Festival is the festival for savoring various yogurts. Normally, Tibetan people also stage grand Tibetan dramas and hold a big Buddha display ceremony to celebrate. Norbu Lingka, a garden in a western suburb of Lhasa, hosts all Shoton Festival celebrities activities.

 

 

The Shoton (Yoghurt) Festival originated 1,000 years ago and prospered in the 17th century, when nomads and farmers offered yoghurt to monks ending their annual summer meditation retreat.

Traditionally, it lasts from the first of the seventh month to the fifth of the seventh month in Tibetan calendar.

 


The date of 2014 is August 25th. and 2015 is August 4th.


> Detail Information
Duration:
7 days
Tour Code:
CE-TB-06
Departure Date:
Every Day
Tour Attraction:
Potala Palace,Drepung Monastery,Sera Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery,Yamdok lake
Tour Type:
Land tour + Private English speaking guide+Private driver+Hotels
700

Itinerary

Itinerary:
 
D1   Arrive in Lhasa.

Arrive in Lhasa, check in the hotel.

D2  Potala Palace / Jorkang Temple / Barkor Square ( B)

 

In the morning visit Potala Palace, then visit Jorkang Temple and spend sometime shopping at Barkhor Square

 

 

barkhor-streetjorkangPotala-Palace
 

D3 Shoton Festival – Drepung Monastery   ( B)

This year’s Shoton Festival is right on this day. Get up in the very early morning, and go to the mountains where
Drepung monastery is located, to occupy a good seat to watch the Sunning Buddha ceremony.  Then from here, walk 10 minute down hill to Nechung Monastery to watch the celebrations. 

 

D4 Shoton Festival (Norbulingka )  ( B)

Today, observe the Tibetan opera, performed in
Norbulingka Palaces. Later, visit Sera Monastery.

 

 

Drepung-MonasteryNechung-MonasteryNorbulingka-Palace

 

D5 Lhasa / Shigatse / Gyantse
 

(12,785ft, 156 miles, 6hrs)  ( B)
Drive to Shigatse via new road that runs parallel to the Yarlung Tsangbo River.  Visit
Tashilhunpo Monastery. Then continue to Gyantse.

 
D6 Gyantse / Lhasa ( 4040m / 13467ft , 86km / 57miles, 2 ½ hrs)  ( B)

After breakfast, visit the Pelkor Chode & Kumbum Monastery which are the highlights of Gyantse.  Then leave Gyantse to return to Lhasa via Yamdok lake. Arrive in Lhasa in the late afternoon.  

 

 

Yalongzangbu-River-ValleyPalcho-Monastery-Palgor-ChortenYamdok-Lake

D7 Lhasa ( B)

In the morning we will bid fare well and depart Tibet. END.

 


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