Two weeks is the ideal time to visit and look deeply into the roof of the world, especially because you can get out of Lhassa and venture further.
Day 1: Arriving and altitude acclimatisation.
Day 2: The monastery of Sera and its famous "discussions"
Day 3: A visit to Potala in the footsteps of Dalai Lama
Day 4: Getaway in Lake Namtso
Day 5: Discovering Tibetan Buddhism
Day 6: Shopping break at the Barkhor market
Day 7: Gyantse and its citadel
Day 8: The Shigatse monastery
Day 9: Around Shigatse
Day 10: On the way to Lhasa
Day 11: Lhasa
Day 12: Returning to the palace of Polata
Day 13: Departure
Arriving in Lhasa (in the morning). Rest and acclimatisation compulsory for the rest of the day, before going out in the old city of Lhasa, near the temple of Johkang.
Visit of Johkang Temple and lunch around the square - at New Mandala restaurant for example. The afternoon can be dedicated to a visit to the monastery of Sera, especially to attend the famous "discussions".
This is the highlight of a visit to Lhasa: a visit to the Palace of Potala and the Norbulingka Garden.
Weather permitting, consider making a return trip Namtso lake, a beautiful lake more than 4,000 metres above sea level.
In the vicinity of Lhasa, learn about Tibetan Buddhism through the visit of the monastery of Drepung, and the visit of the monastery of Ganden.
Before leaving Lhasa for a visit to the Tibetan plateau, plan to shop various souvenirs in the Barkhor market.
Leave for Gyantse and admire the superb view on the roads of the Tibetan plateau. Upon your arrival, visit the monastery and the adjoining citadel.
From Gyantse, take the road to Shigatse and after you have settled in, visit its sublime and famous monastery.
Take advantage of your presence in the edge of the Tibetan plateau, to visit its immediate vicinity, including the monastery of Sakya.
Returning to Lhasa, passing near the Karo La glacier.
Rest and visit of the monastery of Samye.
It is a question of making a 2nd visit of this majestic site. Indeed, each visit is different since it is limited in duration. Then, do not hesitate to multiply the visits to truly discover this jewel of humanity.
This is the time to say goodbye to the Yeti country and catch a plane back to Beijing, via Chengdu.
Each Travel Idea is customizable according to your wishes