Explore Lhasa Tour – 5 Days

  • Explore Lhasa Tour

    Explore Lhasa Tour

Explore Lhasa tour is one of the important cultural heritage of Tibet are in Lhasa or near from it . Explore Lhasa Tour is the best way to see and experience all the major highlighted attractions of country. The first stop on this incredible classic tour will lead you through the ancient city of Lhasa. Lhasa has always remained the political, spiritual and economic centre of Tibet. A tour of Lhasa is not simply the tour of Tibet’s capital but much more.In Tibet you could visit Potala palace, perched high above the city, the holiest temple Tibet’s, the Jokhang, and the Gelugpa monastery of Drepung monastery. Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snow capped Himalayan mountains Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

  • Duration:5 Days
  • Primary activity:Tour and Trekking
  • Group Size: 5 People
  • Country:Tibet
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  • Meals:Daily breakfast.
  • Accomodation: twin sharing room basis.
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  • Max-Altitude:3650
  • Transportation:bus/Jeep as per group.
  • Departure from:Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 1:  Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)

Day 2:  Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 – 6 hours

Day 3:  Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 – 6 hours

Day 4:  Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours

Day 5:  Final departure

Day 1:  Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)

We arrive in Lhasa either from a direct flight from Nepal or via mainland China. If we decide to fly from Nepal, then we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. If we choose to go to Lhasa via mainland China, we may fly from any of the major Chinese cities or take the world’s highest train route to Lhasa. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up either from the airport or the train station for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa.  We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2:  Lhasa sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 – 6 hours

We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17thcentury, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3:  Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 – 6 hours

In the morning, we drive to Ganden Monastery, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m) in the Lhatse County, 57km east of Lhasa. It is the oldest and one of the ‘great three’ of the six Gelug Sect monasteries in Tibet. Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps a suit of armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelug Sect. During the afternoon, we drive to Drayerpa Cave located in a beautiful valley with a stunning landscape. There are more than 30 caves for Lamas who wish to meditate in a silent environment. In the evening, we drive back to Lhasa and spend the night.

Day 4:  Lhasa Sightseeing: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours

After breakfast we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.  Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is 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 white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 5:  Final departure

Our tour in the beautiful Lhasa City comes to an end today. A representative from Nepal alternative treks will take us to the Lhasa airport for our onward journey.

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