The flight over the Himalayas makes spectacular crossing rarely seen anywhere in the world. The lush green colour in Nepal slowly fades away and arid and dull gray plateau appears which in turn turns into blue sky as you land at Lhasa. The highest mountain in the world, Mt.Everest, and another 8000-meter peak of Mt.Makalu dominates the breathtaking view. Lhasa is a 1-hour drive from the airport at Gonggar. You will spend 2 full days in sightseeing tour in and around Lhasa and day excurision to Ganden. If you have special interest to do on this day, please let us know.
Day 01:Fly to Lhasa, arrive Lhasa (3650m), transfr to Hotel - BB
Day 02: In Lhasa. Sightseeing Tour: Drepung monastery , Jokang temple and Barkhor Bazaar. O/N Hotel- BB
Visit the Drepung monastery. This is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monts and nuns. It was built in 1419 and the second, thrid and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea. Next stop will the Jokhang Temple. This is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses a golden statue of the Buddha. You then visit to the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy vouvenirs and meet other tourists.
Day 03: In Lhasa. Sightseeing tour of Potala Palacce, Norbulingka summer palace and Sera monastery. O/N Hotel - BB
Visit to the Potala Palace is awesom. The Palace of the Dalai Lama, a treasure of Tibetan culture was, till 1965, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tsongtsen Gampo as a fort and later renovated by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century to its present specifications. Visit to the Narbulingka, the winter Palace of the Dalai lama built in the 18th century would be the next attraction in your sightseeing tour. Next you will visit to Sera Monastery, a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs.
Day 04: Full day Excursion to Ganden Monastery. O/N Hotel- BB
The Gandan Monastery is situated on the slope of Mt. Wanpur to the east of Lhasa. Looking from distance, it looks very much like a castle. Some one says that Mt.Wanpur resembles a sitting elephant with the Gandan Monastery on its Back. It is an auspicious symbol to the tibetans some other one says that the view shows Mt.Wanpir as the kind Dorlijiaing with the Gandan in her arms. In the early 15th century, Zonkaba had the Monastery built. His tomb pagoda is in it. Under the north wall of the TombPagoda Hall, there is said to be a flying rock from India. It is also being worshipped by the Buddhists. Return to Lhasa for overnight stay.
Day 05: After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Kathmandu or onward.
Using Dhoodgu or Gorkha or Yak in Lhasa - 3 star categories hotels 02-03 pax US$ 890 p/pax 04-07 Pax US$ 675 p/pax 08-11 Pax US$ 550 p/pax 12-15pax US$ 510 p/pax SGL supp: US$ 125 Cost includes: 01. Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis 02. Daily breakfast 03. English Speaking Tibetan guide 04. Transportation as per itinerary 05. Entrance fees at monasteries 06. Tibet Travel permit 07. Emergency portable oxygen cylinder - 1 bottle Cost does not include: 01. China/Tibet visa fee if obtain in Kathmandu(US$175 per person for US national, other nationality US$85 per person) 02. Airfare Kathmandu - Lhasa- Kathmandu US$ 800 per person on economy class 03. Nepal Visa fee, 04. All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc 05. Lunch and Dinner at hotels 06. Alcholic beverages and bar bills 07. Medical evacuation cost, personal health and accident insurance 08. Any expenese occur due to landslide or broken of bridge, expenses that are not specify
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- Price : USD 510
- Destinations : Lhasa Cultural Tour, Tibet
- Max Elevation : 3750 m.
- Weather : May June, July, August, September are best time to visit
- Trip Duration : 5 days
- Trip Grade : Moderate
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