Holly Lhasa Tour

Lhasa, Tibet, China

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Duration

7 Days

Tour Type

Cultural Tour

Location

Tibet

Overview

A trip that touches the heartland of Tibet and introduces you to the rich Tibetan culture, art and history. This tour takes you to the heartland of Tibetan plateau. If you are eager to know about ancient Tibetan history and culture, then we would like to offer you a great monasteries with historics as old as Tibet, caves painted with beautiful murals, which were used as retreats by Buddhist monks, and the hardy Tibetans whose faith and belief in Buddhism is woven in their daily life. Scenic vistas like the one at the Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa (7252m) will be a treat for your eyes.
Lhasa Tour 7 Days Starting from the old Tibetan capital Lhasa, you will be driven to Gyantse and Shigatse, the two most important cities after Lhasa. As you are driven along the central Tibetan plateau, you will get to see the old forts and citadels of the Tibetan kings.At Lhasa, you will get to visit the imposing Potala Palace, the splendid Norbulingka (summer retreat of Dalai Lama), the magnificent Sera monastery, the holy Jokhang Temple and the busy Barkhor square, the nerve centre of Lhasa.

Included/Excluded

Lhasa Airport or Train Station Pick up & drop.
All necessary permits for Tibet Tour.
Welcome dinner with Tibetan cultural dance show.
Guided sightseeing in Lhasa city around and EBC.
Necessary entrance fees as per package.
Necessary ground transportation as per package.
Accommodation at hotel in Lhasa and other places.
Well trained English Speaking Tibetan Guide.
All Meals
Air fare OR train to Lhasa and from.
China Group Visa Fees.
Nepal re-entry visa fee.
Drinks-Refreshments, caned-bottled/alcohol/beer
Tips
Insurance & emergency rescue charge

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Lhasa
  • After immigration formalities at the Gonggar Airport, you will be driven to Lhasa (3,650 m). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the old city. Drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa’s high altitude.
Day 2 - Sightseeing in Lhasa.
  • After breakfast, Adventure Bound representative will take you on a tour to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Square. At the famous Sera Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. After paying visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of Dalai Lama, You will explore the handsome building that is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings which was completed in 1965.
Day 3 - Sightseeing in Lhasa.
  • Visit to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you will get to see the best of Tibetan art . The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. Viewing the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas, you will visit the beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses
Day 4 - Drive 261 km from Lhasa - Gyantse
  • You will cross the Khamba La (4,794m) travelling through the Friendship Highway. The drive offers you stunning views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa (7,252m). Then, you will go to the Karo La (5,045m), where you are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down, within a few hundred metres of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages, you will arrive in the town of Gyantse.
Day 5 - Drive 90 km from Gyantse - Shigatse
  • Tour to Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a 14th century fort, from where you can get amazing views of Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa. It has many small chapels which houses an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. You will move on to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city.
Day 6 - Drive (280 km) from Shigatse – Lhasa.
  • Explore local market and the Tashilhumpo Monastery in Shigatse. Tashilhumpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and there is much to explore within its high surrounding walls. After a detail visit of Shigatse, you will be driven back to Lhasa via a shorter route.
Day 7 - Depart Lhasa.
  • Transfer to the Airport for departure. Or we can extend your tour on your request.

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FAQs

when is best time to visit Lhasa?
Although Lhasa is beautiful and temperate for a large part of the year, the best time for tourists and trekkers alike to visit Lhasa is in the summer months. This is because it's warmer on the plateau, with plenty of days of long
How to get visa to Lhasa?
Travelers need to have Tibet Travel Permit to enter into Lhasa or any other parts of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is obtained through tour operators for most tourists.

Tour Location

Lhasa, Tibet, China

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