Why Lhasa Tour
Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, the holy land of Buddhism, the cultural and economic center of Tibet. It is usually the first destination of most Tibet trips because the city connects to most tourist cities in China by flight, train or road, such as Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Xining, Shangri La, etc. Lhasa Tour is suitable for those who have limited time but want to explore the best essence of Tibet, Lhasa is the ideal place to go. The holy city, featured in religious culture, has some of the most famous attractions in Tibet, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, etc. The devoted atmosphere of pilgrimage here will deeply touch the bottom of your soul. Besides, the air is fresh, sunshine is warm, altitude is less 3700 meters in the city. More importantly, you have flexible choices for dining and accommodation here. All destinations in Tibet can be connected with Lhasa in a single trip easily, such as Everest, Shigatse, Namtso, Nyingchi, etc, to create a memorable journey combing wonderful natural sightseeing also an interesting cultural experience.
We have chosen the most valuable and enjoyable tour packages as following which cover the best highlights of Lhasa and the surrounding region. All tour packages are customizable.
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Place, Johkang Temple, Barkor Street
Day 03: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 04: Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours)
Day 05: Namtso Lake back to Lhasa via Yampachen (230 km,5 hours )
Day 06: Lhasa to Kathmandu
6 Hrs B Hotel
When you arrive in Lhasa, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around. Travel Note: For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do Kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Stay overnight in Lhasa
6 Hrs B Hotel
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. Stay overnight in Lhasa
65Hrs B Hotel / Tent
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso, one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest saline lake in the world. On the way, you can see snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain Ranges and lots of nomads and their tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated on the flourishing grassland ( in summer) . Besides, you can enjoy the view of Sky-Road Railway with snow mountain background; while standing at the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass(5190m), you can view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake. Then we can do leisure trek around Tashi Island and enjoy sunset of Namtso. At night, we you enjoy night view of the milky way at the lake shore. Stay overnight at Namtso Tent Guest house
Enjoy the sunrise view of the Namtso Lake at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional,Price $25 not included in package) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, head back to Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa
5 Hrs B
- Accommodation with B & B
- Local Heritage site entry fee
- Government taxes
What's not included?
- Flight Ticket
- Lunch & Dinner
- Persoanl expenses