Tibet Lhasa tour is the best way to know about Tibetan living. You will learn the meaning of respect and love in these days. And you will also have a chance to observe and learn how ancient monuments are kept and should be kept for future generations as the Tibetans have preserved. The first day of the tour consists of flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa. If it’s the first time you are flying this route then you will feel as if you are flying just above the heaven. The beautiful Himalayas that you witness will erase your fatigue and refresh your soul. You will be guided to your hotel after the arrival upon Lhasa and you can have all the time you want to get fresh and get acclimatized in the Tibetan altitude of Tibet. The second and third days of the tour includes the visit of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries and along with strolling of the Lhasa streets, buying stuffs and enjoying the time. On the fourth day we drive from Lhasa to Tsedang covering 3,450m of road on the roof of the world. On the way we will stop to visit Samye monastery which is one of the six greatest monasteries in Tibet. The fifth day is dedicated to Tsedang where we will visit Yumbulakang and Thandurk Monasteries. On Sixth day explore the mighty Mount Everest and explore the Lhasa city again. In this short tour you will be mesmerized by the simplicity of Tibet.
|All airport pick ups and drops.|
|Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees.|
|Twin sharing accommodation in respective hotels in Full Board basis throughout the tour in Tibet.|
|Tours and transfers with English speaking guide.|
|All land transport in private jeeps.|
|All government royalties and taxes.|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.|
|Entrance fees at all heritage sites during sightseeing.|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills|
|Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
Day 1: Fly to Lhasa (3650m)
Weclome to Lhasa airport. Upon arrival our Tibet agent will welcome you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) and transfer you to hotel by a private vehicle. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River means "Place of the Gods". Rest for the remaining time as acclimatization is mandatory in this high altitude city to conclude your tour easily. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
After breakfast, we begin exploring Lhasa visiting the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, better known as Winter palace and Summer palace, respectively. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city, and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. Norbulingka Palace houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital, which is the center for the treatment, training, research and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing
After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is the world’s largest monastery and believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past, but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of whitewashed walls and golden roofs. The main attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which is held from 3-5 pm every day apart from Sundays. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni when he was twelve-years-old. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowds of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit to Tashi Lhunpo monastery (3900m)
Distance: 265 km, duration: 5/6 hours
After breakfast, we begin today’s trip to Shigatse passing through the 5 km long wide Nimu valley along the Brahmaputra river. The valley contains the county seat and is the main agricultural area in the county. In Shigatse, we will visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama, which was founded by Gendun Drup, the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. The monastery is located on a hill at the center of Shigatse city, the second largest city in Tibet. The meaning of Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan is "all fortunes and happiness are gathered here.” Overnight in Hotel.
Day 5: Drive from Shigatse to Rongbuk via Sakya monastery, then visit Rongbuk monastery (5000m)
Distance: 385km, duration: 8/9 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Rongbuk beginning our journey right through some beautiful villages and getting the first glimpse of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso la pass (5220m). On the way, we visit Sakya Monastery, also known as Pel Sakya, the ancestral temple of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism which provides access to the Buddha’s teachings. After the visit to Sakya Monastery, we continue driving towards Rongbuk. Crossing the Lalung la pass, we reach Rongbuk Monastery, which is located at the foot of the mighty Everest and is the highest monastery in the world. While here, we also enjoy the stunning mountainous scenery all around us, including the breathtaking views of the north face of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 6: Visit Everest Base Camp and drive to Gyantse (3997m)
Distance: 475km, duration:8/9 hours
Early in the morning, we will drive to Everest Base Camp (5,250m/17,220ft.), the foot of the world’s highest mountain. On the way, we enjoy spectacular views of 3 eight-thousander peaks like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu and the mighty Everest, also known as Mt. Chomolongma on the Tibetan side. Today, we accomplish one of the major highlights of our trip, reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest where we get to catch a glimpse of the marvelous Rongbuk glacier. We make a 16km round trip to the Everest Base Camp. After spending some quality time here, we have a long, yet a scenic drive back to Gyantse. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 7: Gyantse sightseeing and drive back to Lhasa via Yamdrok Tso Lake
Distance: 270km, duration: 5/ 6 hours
After breakfast, we visit Palchoe monastery (also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse), Kumbum Pagoda Stupa (hailed as the "king of pagoda"), Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong, which is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet. After sightseeing, we drive to Lhasa. On the way, we can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road as well as some excellent mountain vistas. Soon, we come across the Karo La Pass (5,045m) on the roadside with its beautiful glaciers including the Karo la glacier. We cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief stop to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso Lake (Turquoise Lake), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up in the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.
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