Day 01: Kathmandu - Lhasa (by air)
In the morning transfer to airport to connect flight from
Kathmandu to 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 Lhasa.
Day 02: Lhasa
In the morning after having breakfast proceed for a
sightseeing tour of Lhasa city. In Lhasa you will visit the
Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the dominant landmark of Lhasa
which is situated at a height 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 Palace is full of elaborate art work
and frescos that tell many stories. In the afternoon you will
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 you will have a walk in the
Barkhor Bazaar. It is a lively and colourful market where you
can bargain over such treasures like ornate long bladed
knives, prayer wheels and exquisite jewellery. Overnight at
Day 03: Lhasa
In the morning after having breakfast you will 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 you will 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
Day 04: Lhasa
In the morning you will 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.
After visiting the Summer Palace return back to the hotel in
Lhasa. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Day 05: Lhasa - Kathmandu (by air)
In the morning after having breakfast transfer to airport to
connect flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Transfer to the
airport for onwards journey.
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