Overview

Find Out the  Centre Tibet including Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park , Gandan Monastery & Drayerpa Cave and visit cultural markets in Lhasa which are all beautiful places of Tibet.

It Is Popular place in Tibet and it is one of the small tour which can be exciting and to explore Lhasa which is the shortest possible tour of Lhasa, Encounter Lhasa, is a very popular tour amongst foreign travelers as it offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Tibet. This holiday is operational only between June and November because flights to Lhasa are not available throughout the year.

IT is the  Trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft) kicks of this mystical journey followed by a days rest to get acclimatized to higher altitudes. It is hard to imagine a thriving city at such an altitude, functioning as the religious, cultural and economic hub of Tibet. Places of interest include the Potala Palace (one time seat of power of the Dalai Lamas) towering over Lhasa with its 13 stories and 1000 rooms, the monasteries of Drepung and Sera, Norbulingka Palace (the summer abode of the Dalais), the Jokhang, the holiest shrine in Tibet and the circular Barkhor Bazaar with innumerable shops & wayside peddlers intermingling with devotees walking clockwise around the Jokhang shrine. Norbulingka Palace (the summer abode of the Dalais), the Jokhang, the holiest shrine in Tibet and the circular Barkhor Bazaar with innumerable shops & wayside peddlers intermingling with devotees walking clockwise around the Jokhang shrine.


Details Itinerary

DAY 01:  Arrive in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
If you are flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa you will have 1 hour 10 minutes, Trans Himalayan Flight to Lhasa, considered one of the most beautiful flights in the world takes us over Everest (8848m) and Kanchenjunga (8536m). Those who wish to join in Lhasa, can arrive Lhasa on the date mentioned. We will be meeting at Gonggar Airport by our Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3,650m/11,972ft meters. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude.

DAY 02:  Sightseeing in Lhasa
Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to SERA MONASTERY. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts we to this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting tempo builds up while touring NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. JOKHANG TEMPLE is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to BARKHOR MARKETS can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city savoring every tiny detail from stall hawkers coaxing their clients to purchase their goods to exhibition of Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes as you return to the comforts of your hotel.

DAY 03:  Sightseeing in Lhasa
Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to POTALA PALACE and DREPUNG MONASTERY. This 17th century POTALA PALACE offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.

DAY 04:  Gandan Monastery & Drayerpa Cave
Drive to Gandan Monastery, 60 Kms, excursion arond Temple. Gandan Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps an armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa. Afternoon drive to Drayerpa Cave, visit local Lama in caves.Drayer Pa cave is 35 Kms far from Lahsa city, there are more than 30 caves for silence thinker lama for religius, we need 1.5 hours to visit some of them, and we need give little money for their wild cave life,,,it lies in valley, beautiful view around and evening back to Lhasa for overnight.

DAY 05:  Final departure from Lhasa or extend your tour
From today you are free; so make your own itinerary or contact us to extend your trip. You are responsible for making all the necessary arrangements and return journey to Nepal or towards to mainland China. However, if you would like to fly out from Lhasa to Kathmandu or any other city of mainland China, we can manage the air or Train ticket in advance and transportation to airport or train station

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COST INCLUDES:
    Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
    All necessary Tibet travel permits
    Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
    Entire Lhasa tour by non AC private vehicle
    Accommodation in Lhasa on twin sharing basis with breakfast
    English speaking Tibetan guide
    All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
    All applicable taxes and service charges

COST EXCLUDES:
    Accommodation in Kathmandu/Mainland china
    Chinese visa fee {US$ 175 for the US nationals and US$ 85 for other nationals (visa fee is subject to change without prior notice)}
    International flights to Kathmandu, Lhasa and out of Lhasa
    Travel insurance
    Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
    Tips for guides and driver
    Nepal visa

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