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Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days

  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
  • Glimpse of Lhasa Tour – 4 days
Potala Palace, August 2009

A short and sweet escape to Lhasa.

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Glimpse of Lhasa Tour - 4 days
USD 499
  • Trip Highlights:

    • Short and sweet escape to Lhasa
    • Visit ancient monasteries, lovely traditional villages in Lhasa
    • Visit important sightseeing hotspots as per the program
    • Explore Lhasa and visit Potala place, former home of Dalai Lama
    • Delve into the rich cultural traditions of Tibet

    This tour covers all the three world heritage sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. You can visit the Dalai lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street. You can enjoy Tibetan tea and chat with locals or bargain to buy souvenirs at the bazaar and understand the real-life in Lhasa.  You also can explore Monks debating on the Buddhist doctrines at the Sera monastery.

  • Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3650m)

    When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You can see the Yarlung Tsangpo River/Brahmaputra river – the Longest and largest river in Tibet and Lhasa river on your way to the hotel. After arriving at the hotel, you may take a rest and get acclimatized to Lhasa’s high altitude. If you wish to explore some close by then you can go to the Potala Square or close market. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

    Notes to the first time visitors: to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet it is advised to have a proper sleep in your hotel, drink lots of water, not rush and relax in visiting the monuments.

    Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)

    Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and a great view of Lhasa.

    The next visit after lunch is Jokhang Temple that has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far-flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.

    You then visit the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy souvenirs and meet other tourists. Stay overnight in Lhasa

    Day 03: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)

    In the morning visit Drepung monastery which is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1416, and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived here and were entombed. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea.

    In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction would be to see is the Monks debate which happens around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. Besides these, you can visit the Tibetan religious scripture printing house, inside the monastery, see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. It is a very impressive and well-preserved monastery that has white-washed walls and golden roofs. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

    Day 04: Departure from Lhasa (B)

    Your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. End of tour.

    Tours begins and ends at Lhasa
  • COST-Private Trip:

    • 2 person             US$720 per person
    • 3-5 person          US$615 per person
    • 6-9 person          US$499 per person
    • 10-15 person      US$420 per person
    • Single room supplement: US$110

    Cost Includes:

    • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis using 3 star Hotel like Hotel Dhoodgu or Yak or similar.
    • Daily breakfast
    • English speaking experienced Tibetan guide
    • Transportation as per itinerary
    • Entrance fees at monasteries
    • Tibet Travel permit
    • Mineral water – 2 bottles each day

    Cost Excludes:

    • China/Tibet visa fee if obtain in Kathmandu (applies as per nationalities)
    • Any Airfare
    • All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc
    • Lunch and Dinner at hotels
    • Alcoholic beverages and bar bills
    • Personal health and accident insurance

    *Government fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date.
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