Known in the Himalayas as the city of gold, Lhasa was the forbidden kingdom until less than a century ago. Being relatively fertile and moderate in climate and altitude, the land has been seat of some of the influential leaders since millennium and half ago. The city at present exhibits the Tibetan heritage developed as the center of Tibetan Buddhism in last 500 years.
4 day Lhasa tour covers the highlights even though there are lot more to see. The Potala palace with 1,000 rooms crowning the city, preserves the authentic Tibetan art and architecture. Exploration of the Jokhang temple and the Barkhor area take you back into the time.
You can just join 4 day Lhasa tour but the 7 day Kathmandu Lhasa tour is recommended for better acclimatization and understanding of the Himalayan history and culture as Kathmandu and Lhasa were developed parallelly as the crucial transit points along the trans-Himalayan trade route.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival | Transfer to HotelOur represent will receive you from Kathmandu airport and together you will drive to the hotel. We will discuss the schedules and collect necessary information for Lhasa tour.
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing | Overnight in Nagarkot Hill station (2,100 m)We will go for a guided tour of Kathmandu after breakfast. As a famous trading center and prosperous city between Tibet and southern planes, Kathmandu boosts hundreds of monuments. We will visit Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot hill station in the eastern valley rim.
Day 03 : Fly to Gongar Airport | Drive to Lhasa (3,570m)Drive 1 hr to the Kathmandu airport and fly to Gongar airport, 62 km southwest of Lhasa. The one hour flight accross the Himalaya is spectacular with the view of world's highest peaks. From the Gongar airport it is about 40 mints drive to Lhasa. We will just rest that day for acclimatization and get the feel of Lhasa.
Day 04 - 05 : Lhasa sightseeingIn these two days, we will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Lhasa is now a fascinating modern city. There are many wonderful things to see and do around Lhasa, which help, tell the story of Tibet's unique past and the intertwining of religion with history. Most of the holy temples retain magic and mysticism and demonstrate the absolute faith in Tibetan Buddhism so integral to the character of the Tibetan people.
Day 06 : Lhasa - Kathmandu flight | Visit Bhaktapur and PatanIn the early morning drive to the Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking in, we go for sightseeing Bhaktapur and Patan.
Day 07 : Final Departure
Package Includes :
- Tibet Visa, travel permit, entry fees
- Accommodation with breakfast (Hotel as per request)
- Lhasa and Kathmandu Tour with English speaking guide
- All ground transportation by private car
Package Excludes :
- Lunch and Dinner
- Bottled drinks and beverages
- Photography charges at the monasteries and sightseeing spots
- Any type of insurances