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Holy Lhasa Tour

Holy Lhasa Tour

Lhasa is the administrative capital of Tibet and is one of the highest cities in the world. Many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist world heritage sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces can be found in this extraordinary place.

 

Potala palace is well known for visting and exploring the wonderful chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden stupas of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala and metallic figures of the Buddha.

 

Another attraction is JohkangTemple which was built during Songtsen Gompo’s reign by princess wencheng of tangdynasty, 647A.D purifies the spirit of visitors. The temple has inner circuit is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which show the thousand buddhas, interspersed with stupas and relief-images. Johkang is circuit. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which show the thousand buddhas, diversified with stupas and relief-images.

 

Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416 which once provided shelter to10000 monks and Ganden podrang. Drepung is renowned for being the government centre during fifth Dalai Lama and later moved to the famous potala palace.

 

There is another place named Nechung monastery located 1km southeast of Drepung and is the habitat of the protector god pehar and the seat of the state Oracle of Tibet where Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section. Norbulingka palace is the summer residence of many generations of Dalai Lamas can also be another attraction in the trip.

 

The Friendship Highway is the road between Kathmandu and Lhasa. The pleasant journey begins from Kathmandu (1300m) and the road travels quietly up to Kodari (1873m), then to Zhangmu (2300m), the Tibetan border town. The road then takes to the top of Tong-la (5120m), ongoing to Tingri (4390m).

 

The superb scenery, spectacular features and devout pilgrimage makes Lhasa a city of wonders and heart and soul of Tibet.

 

Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 4 Day(s)
  • Max Altitude: 3600
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Best Season: April-Feb
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN LHASA
Today you will take flight by yourselves to the highest city of the world, Lhasa, the Capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Our guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to check in at your hotel. On the way to the hotel, you can acclimatize yourself to the high altitude of 3,650 meters, while visiting the Nietang Buddha. O/N in Lhasa.

DAY 02: LHASA
You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight of today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama's stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, the Sera Monastery, and Dalai Lama's summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. After the day's sightseeing, you will be offered an insight into the daily life of the Tibetan people, you may also be served tea in their home. O/N in Lhasa.

DAY 03: LHASA
In the morning, you will visit the No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thangkas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. O/N in Lhasa.

DAY 04: LEAVE LHASA
If you have enough time before taking flight to leave Tibet, our guide will take you to visit the Tibet Museum, which is the first museum in Tibet with modern functions, where you will have a glimpse of the combination of the traditional Tibetan architectural style and the modern style. The museum stores abundant rare items, from the prehistorically cultural relics, all kinds of Buddha and Bodhisattva figures, hand-written cultural books of past times, to various thangkas, musical and religious instruments, Tibetan handcrafts, etc. Here you will find a wonderful Tibet in one museum. You will bid farewell to the mysterious Tibet and its optimistic people, when our guide transfers you to the airport to take your flight.

Service Includes

01.Twin sharing different standard accommodation as per different category package with breakfast.
02.All necessary transportation by 4 WD Toyota Landcruiser.
03.Sightseeing tour as per the Program, an English speaking Guide and monastery entrance fees.
04.China/ Tibet visa fees, Tibet permit and necessary domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
 

Service Excludes

01.All expenses of personal Nature.
02.Nepal re-entry visa fee and airport Departure Tax
03.Charge for photography, air ticket reconfirmation fee and Insurance

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