Our first stop in Tibetwas Lhasa an altitude of over 12,000 feet. While in Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet we visited many of the sacred places for the Tibetans such as the PotalaPalace, the Jokhang, the Drepung Monastery, and Norbulinka. We then journeyed to Gyantse over the Karo La Pass at 16,550 feet and later visited with some villagers. In Gyantse we toured the Kumbum with its many murals.
In Shigatse, we saw the Llama dances by monks that ended with the purging of evil spirits from the monastery by a ritual fire. A boat ride took us to the Samye Monastery where we met the chanting monk shown on the cover.
- Drepung Monastery
- Summer Palace
- Potala Palace
- Samye Monastery