|Lhasa Tour 4 nights / 5 days
Days: 4 nights/5 days
This trip to the world's highest capital city begins and ends with a flight from Kathmandu - Lhasa to Kathmandu. This one of most scenic flight of the world as if offers a breath taking bird's eye view of the all the great Himalayan peaks in the Nepal ~ Tibet / China frontier - including Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, before it scans the great plateau of Tibet with some beautiful lakes in it.
The flight from Kathmandu takes off in the morning and it takes about an hour to reach the Gongar airport in the outskirt of Lhasa. It takes about another hour from the Gongar airport to Lhasa city. There is no program on the day of your arrival in Lhasa for you will need to take a good rest to let your body acclimatized to Lhasa's thin air.
Next day , we visit the Potala - the traditional seat of (then) Tibetan government and winter residence of the Dalai Lama, the Norbulinkha - the summer palace of Dalai Lama and the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by a disciple of Tsongkhapa in the northern outskirt of Lhasa and at the base of Mt. Purbuchok. Tsongkhapa is the the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Following day on Monday, we drive to Drepung monsatery located 8 km NW of Lhasa on the Gephel Utse ridge. It was founded in 1416 and named after the sacred abode of in Southern India. At the time of Dalai Lama V, this monastery had over 10,000 monks who hailed from 321 different branch monasteries. Also on this day, we visit the Jokhang Temple which is Tibet's most sacred shrine, the focal point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan Plateau. Situated at heart of the old town of Lhasa, it was founded by a Nepalese princess who had married the then powerful Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo around 650 AD. After visit to these two important sites, we take a round of the Barkhor market where we meet Tibetan from all over busy in shopping.
Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa
Day 2: Sightseeing Potala and Norbulinka
Day 3: Sightseeing Drepung Monastry and Jokhang Temple
Day 4: Free day in Lhasa
Day 5: Fly Kathmandu Lhasa
Our trips in Tibet is organized in association with Kailash Adventure - a company run by Tibetan guides. We provide packages with fixed departures as well as special itineraries for friends and family groups. We emphasize in keeping the group size small so that you gain an intimate experience during your visit to this land of magic and mystery.
Note: Due to weather and political reasons in some occasions, trips in Tibet may required to be re-scheduled or even cancelled due to non issuance of visa to enter Tibet.