About Shoton Festival

Shoton Festival originates from the 11th century. It had been exclusively a religious observance until the 17th century when the Great 5th Dalai Lama introduced the Tibetan opera into the celebration, making it a nationwide gala. Being the largest and most mysterious festival on the roof of the world, Shoton Festival serves as a showcase to rooted tradition, appealing culture and great piety of the Tibetan people. Global travelers, who urge to discover more than just turquoise lakes and snow capped mountains on this forbidden land, are drawn to Tibet at this time of year.

The festival mainly consists of 3 parts - Great Buddha Display, Tibetan Opera Show and Horsemanship & Yak Race Show. In combination they represent the best of Tibetan religion, culture and tradition.

Shoton Festival Tour 2013

 
Shoton Festival plus Lhasa-Kathmandu Tour
Price from: $11509 Days
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 2&3: Lhasa City Tour
Day 4&5: Attend Shoton Festival
Day 6: Lhasa - Gyatse - Shigatse
Day 7: Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery
Day 8&9: EBC - Zhangmu(border transfer)
Shoton Festival plus Mt. Everest Tour
Price from: $113110 Days
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 2&3: Lhasa City Tour
Day 4&5: Attend Shoton Festival
Day 6: Lhasa - Gyatse - Shigatse
Day 7&8: Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery - EBC
Day 9&10: Shigatse - Lhasa, Tour ends.
Shoton Festival in the holy city Lhasa only
Price from: $6546 Days
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 2: Potala Palace, Jorhkang Temple
Day 3: Ganden Monastery
Day 4: Great Buddha Exhibition; Sera monastery
Day 5: Attend Shoton Festival
Day 6: Tour ends