Day 01: Kathmandu - Lhasa (3650m)
In the morning transfer to airport to connect flight from
Lhasa. From Kathmandu to
Lhasa it would be a scenic flight across the
Himalayas. Upon arrival at Gongor airport at
Lhasa, transfer to the hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclaim yourselves to this high altitude of
Day 02: Lhasa
In the morning after having breakfast proceed for a full day sight seeing tour of Lhasa city. Today we visit Potala Palace, Barkhor Market and Jokhang Temple.
Potala Palace is the dominant landmark of Lhasa situated at a heights of 117 meters above the sea level. The construction of this palace was started on the red hill in 1645 under the 5th Dalai Lama. An immense building, 13 storeys high with walls 3 meters thick contains over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. It was both the residence of the current Dalai Lama and tomb of the former head of state. The Potala is full of elaborate art work and frescos that tell many stories. In the afternoon we drive to visit the Jokhang temple.
Jokhang temple was built in the 7th century A D and houses the most prized Buddhist relic, a 1300 year old Sakyamuni Buddha statue. The main section of the temple is topped with golden roofs which is found only in
Tibet. After visiting the temple we have a walk in the
Bazaar. It is a lively and colourful market where you can bargain over such treasures like a ornate long bladed knives, prayer wheels and exquisite
jewellery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Lhasa
In the morning after having breakfast we visit the
Drepung monastery. This monastery is situated in the west suburbs of Lhasa city. It was formerly the largest and richest monastery in the world with about 10000 monks. Of particular interest is the medieval monk's kitchen with its great cauldrons of steaming barley 'stamp' sitting on top of huge earthen stoves and tented by saffron robed monks wielding massive ladles. From the roof of the monastery one can enjoy the natural beauty of the Lhasa valley. Then we visit the
Sera monastery. Sera is more like a small town on the outskirts of Lhasa at the base of Tatipu hill. It is the main teaching monastery and one of the three great Gelukpa Universities - once housing more than 5500 monks. Here one can see the young novices learning scriptures in the Debating Garden. In the evening we visit the
Norbulingka Summer palace. On the banks of the Kyichi River, there is a tree and flower filled pard known as the Norbulingka or the Jewel Park. Covering a total area of 360,000 square meters, the park was originally laid out in the year 1750. Norbulingka is also the site of the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas (8th to 14th). The small palace of the 13th Dalai Lama is an odd mix of traditional Tibetan architecture and modern paraphernalia. Overnight in Lhasa Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa - Kathmandu
In the morning after having breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight from Lhasa to
Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport for onwards journey.
Note: Above tour is thought to be an extenison for those who are
already in Nepal or want to have a short tour of Tibet. The
stay in Kathamndu is not included in this particular itinerary.
There are frequent group departures for this short tour from
Kathmandu to Lhasa.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking
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during the whole tour.
Monument Entrances during
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
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