Phabongkha – Sera Wutse Trekking

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The Sera Monastery, located on the foothills of the Selawuzi Mountains, is a household name in Lhasa and has been a place for eminent monks and living Buddhas to give lectures and talks since ancient times. Tourists and believers are in an endless stream throughout the year. Around Sera Monastery, there are many small monks and nuns surrounding it, such as Pabenggang Temple, Tashi Qulin Temple, Qusang Temple, Pubujue Temple, and so on. The trekking route introduced today can be said to be walking between these temples.

Trekking time: 6-8 hours

Itinerary location: General Hospital-Pabangka-Tashi Qulin Temple-Ani Guangba Practice Site-Jianggula-Pubujue Temple-Duodi Township

Items: Gloves, windproof clothes, hiking or hiking shoes, hats, masks, lunch road meals, water, the best insulation

Gathered at the General Hospital Station or Sera Monastery at 9 o’clock. The temperature in the winter morning was still a bit low. After eating on the street for a morning and then walking, walking along the street in the warm sunshine, the people on the street were already slowly There is more land, and the shop has opened. After going forward for a while, turn right and deviate from the main road to enter the alley. The altitude starts to rise slowly, and there are some Tibetan-style houses on the side of the road. After walking through the village not far, you can already see the houses of Pabangka Temple in the middle of the mountain in the distance. At this time, the road will be divided into two. The left is going to Pabangka and the right is going to Qusang Monastery. We Since it is on foot, it is to take the middle road. Look carefully, there will be a small road to Pabangka. Walking along the path, from a distance, there are actually a lot of plants growing on the bare ground.

Pabangka is a thousand-year-old temple with many historical legends and cultural relics. Pabangka was originally built for Songtsen Gampo. According to legend, before the Potala Palace was built, Princess Wencheng and Songtsan Gampo lived here, so Pabangka is known as the first palace in Lhasa. There is the first six-character mantra “Om, Ma, Ne, Ba, Mi, Hum” written by Tunmi Sangbuzha in the three halls of the master of Pabangka.

After visiting Pabangka, continue along the path on the right side of the temple and you will see the former site of Pabangka and the thousand-year-old peach trees. If it is spring, the peach blossoms here will be in full bloom and will be beautiful. Along the path the believers have walked, one can see a temple higher than Pabangka from a distance, and that is our next stop, Tashi Qulin Temple. Stop talking nonsense, continue on the road, I have to say, climbing at high altitude is really tiring.

 

Tashi Qulin, which means “Auspicious Land of Dharma”. On the wall of the temple, you can overlook the Phrabangka Temple, and at the foot of the mountain is the Phrabangka Heaven Burial Platform. Very few people come here usually. The puppies in the temple are so cute, they came to meet us from a distance.

 

After coming out of Tashi Qulin Temple, if you come out from the back of the temple, you will see a big road. If you pass by the temple, you will easily walk along a road in the middle of the mountain. This road is wrong. Remember to be correct. The road is always upward. Many people walked by Henderson, and there are many prayer flags on the side of the road. Continuing upward, you will be the Ani Quangpa practice site. This is a bhikkhuni temple, which is full of life.

 

From here, you can see the city of Lhasa and the road halfway up the mountainside in the distance. Take a break and then move on. If you are walking slowly, you can rest and have lunch here (bring your own). After eating, you can walk along the mountainside. Just keep going on the road, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lhasa along the road, the yak on the hillside, look up and see the white clouds drifting over the boulders on the top of the mountain. If the time is too late or the physical strength is not enough, just walk along the road, go directly to Sela Uz Monastery, and then go back to Sera Monastery to go home.

f there is no problem with stamina or time, then go up. After walking a certain distance from the Anigongpa practice site, there is a hill that you can go up from here. In fact, you can go up anywhere. It’s almost enough to look at it directly. After going up to the ridge, walk along the ridge towards the city of Lhasa. The endpoint is Jianggula. The panoramic view of Lhasa from here is very, very beautiful, with many prayer flags flying on the top of the mountain. Standing on the top of the mountain, you can see the InterContinental Hotel in the east and Liuwu New District in the west. The Potala Palace is not obvious from a distance.

After playing for a while on the top of the mountain, the original road returns to a big rock, which is also on the ridge. From here, there is a small road to go to the Pubujue Temple under the mountain. This section of the road is more difficult to walk, and many places cannot be seen. It’s the way. Here you can download a route map that others have traveled and follow others’ routes. This section of the road should be careful and a bit dangerous.

Go down to the Phu Bujuaw Temple and visit the temple. According to legend, the Vajra prong (that is, the three-sided vajra) of the Indian patriarch Dacha (born in the 12th century) flew to Tibet and landed on this small mountain bag. Later, this mountain bag was called ” Pubujue”. “Pubu” is the diamond prong, “Je” is the corner, the corner of this raised hill. After the visit, go down the mountain along the main road, and then drive home from Duodi Township.