Explore Lhasa Tour propounds you with the sightseeing and exploration of the world heritage sites of Lhasa encompassing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka. It provides you with the opportunity to discover the colorful ancient and historic artifacts and monuments of Lhasa along with the spectacular mighty Himalayas surrounding the Lhasa.
Lhasa located at an altitude of 3,700 meter is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is considered to be highest region in the world and often called as “the roof of the world”. Offering the spectacular Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Market and Norbulinka Palace Lhasa serves as the popular destination for the traveler. Lhasa has many sites of historic interest, including the Potala Palace which was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites.
What to Expect?
Explore the famous historical and pilgrimage sites of Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Tempe, Norbulingka Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and also discover the lifestyle of people of Lhasa accompanying Explore Lhasa Tour.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m)
Fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Region to the capital of Tibet Lhasa at an elevation of 3,650 meters situated on the bank of Kyichu River. Land on Gonggar Airport then drive for an hour to Lhasa. Acclimatize in hotel. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Lhasa
Today after breakfast we visit the Jokhang Temple which houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Then we pay visit to Barkhor Market which surrounds the Jokhang Temple. After lunch we visit the most popular Potala Palace which once served as the residence of Dalai Lama. This 13 story 1000 room citadel served as the headquarters of the former “church-state” of the Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Lhasa Excursion
This morning we drive for Drepung Monastery situated 8 km west of Lhasa which is largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. Then we drive for Sera Monastery which is situated 5 km north to Lhasa. Sera is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monastery. The monastery is located on the Wangbur Mountain and encompasses an area of 28 acres of land, housing several institutions in its precincts. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Your Explore Lhasa Tour terminates today so after breakfast drive to the airport and catch the flight to the Kathmandu leaving behind the roof of the world.
- Transportation bus /jeep as per group size.
- Tibet travel permit.
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
- Daily breakfast.
- Hotel-airport-hotel transfer.
- Client and travel insurance.
- Lunch and dinner.
- Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.
- Nepal re- entry visa fee (If coming to Nepal)
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!