4 Nights/ 5 Days Lhasa City Tour

Duration: 05 Days

Trip Duration

05 Days

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Group Size

2-15 People

Activity

Tours

4 Nights/ 5 Days Lhasa City Tour Overview

About 4 Nights/ 5 Days City Tour:
A visit to Tibet is a visit to another world, and one that is never forgotten. High on the stunning Tibetan plateau, the civilization of Lhasa and its sister cities of Gyantse. Shigatse preserves one of the richest culture on the planet. Tibet is a land of religion, and our guests experience its flavor from the moment of their arrival at the airport. On their visit to Tibet, they will be awed by the power of the immense ruined monasteries and the majesty of the grand Potala Palace.

4 Nights/ 5 Days Lhasa City Tour Detail Itinerary


01
Day 01:

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Airplane will land at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (96 kilometers from the main city). Early morning you are transferred to the airport to board the plane for the flight over the Himalaya to Lhasa. If the weather is clear there are wonderful views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and other peaks en route. On arrival at Gonggar airport (which is 90 km. from Lhasa), you meet your vehicle and drive east along the broad Yarlung Tsangpo valley to Tsedang (3400m.). After checking in to your hotel, you drive south to see the reputed oldest building in Tibet, the Yumbu Lakhang, a beautiful castle-like dwelling and monastery, dramatically perched on a spur looking out over the fertile valley below. If time permits you may be able to visit a small monastery close to Tsedang, or an interesting carpet factory where you can see the whole process of carpet making.

2-4
Day 02-04:

Lhasa Sightseeing tour. Sightseeing tour of the Potala & Norbulinka Palace, Drepung & Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple & the Barkhor Bazaar One of the highlights is the visit to the symbol of Tibet; the Potala Palace set high on Red Hill, the winter home of the Dalai Lama until 1959. The most sacred temple in Lhasa is the Lokhang, where people come from all over Tibet to visit and pray in this spiritual heart of the country. It was used as a military kitchen during the Cultural Revolution but has now been beautifully restored, with many priceless thangkas and statues adorning the chapels, and magnificent gilded roofs. Another great treasure is the Norbulingka – the old summer palace of the Dalai Lama, which his is alleged to have preferred to the Potala as the rat population was less! Now you visit Jorkhang temple, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where innumerable pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Surrounding the Jorkhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Street which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. Around the Barkhor there are numerous stalls selling all sorts of handicrafts: brightly coloured boots and fur-lined hats, silver and turquoise jewellery, rosaries, prayer flags and charms, as well as beautiful Tibetan carpets and all manner of ordinary household ware. Next you visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419, has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. On the other hand, Drepung Monastery, is the world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks

05
Day 05:

Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu takes one hour and during your flight, you can see Yarlung Tsangpo River, Yamdrok Tso (Lake), Mount Kanchanjungha (8,586m.), Mount Makalu (8,463m.) and Mount Everest (8,848m.). But the visibility depends on the weather condition. Your Tibet Tour ends on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Cost Includes
  • Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees
  • Twin share accommodation in respective hotels
  • Tours and transfers with English speaking guide
  • All land transport in 4-Wheel Drive jeeps
  • Breakfast everyday.
  • Both way by flight Kathmadnu Lhasa KathmanDu
Cost Excludes
  • China Group Visa fees
  • Departure Tax at Kathmandu airport
  • Lunches & dinners; refreshments, bottled/alcoholic drinks
  • Any tips (hotels, restaurants, guide, driver, etc.)
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
  • Nepal re-entry Visa (multiple entry visas are available)
  • Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable
  • Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, deviation in program, delays due to landslides/ road blockage, or otherwise
  • Any services in Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels, transport, etc.)

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