This leisurely program allows you to fully absorb the immensity of Tibet’s awesome history and landscape, and the rich symbolic detail of her monastic art, at a relaxed pace. Start with two nights in the Tsedong region, touring Samye and Rechungbuk monasteries and the Valley of Kings. Return to Lhasa, from which point you will visit Sera Monastery and Norbulingkha, once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. From Lhasa, drive to Shigatse to visit Tashulunpo and Shalu monasteries. After Shigatse, continue to Gyantse, and explore the Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum. Return to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake, a spectacularly scenic drive. In Lhasa, visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. The next day visit Drepung and Ramoche monasteries, as well as a traditional Tibetan hospital. Conclude your stay in Lhasa with a visit to either Tshurpu or Ganden monastery. Both are scenic outings that are fitting ways to conclude your time in Tibet.