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Lhasa Monastery Tour

Lhasa Monastery Tour

Tibet one of those extraordinary destination where indeed adventure lurks around every corner! Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Transhimalayan drive, through mountain,passes,  promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere. It culminates on an arid plateau - a varitable treasure trove of architectural masterpie ces - the Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, once the largest in the country The Jhokhang - a spiritual center, and the awesome palaces of the Dalai Lama - Norbulinga ( the summer palace ) and the Potala ( the traditional seat ).

 

Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 5 Day(s)
  • Max Altitude: 3600
  • Grade: Easy
  • 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 (TAR). Your 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 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: LHASA / GANDEN MONASTERY / LHASA
Drive to visit the earliest built Monastery of Gelugpa, Ganden Monastery. The monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures and its thangkas are special and similar with embroidery of south China. The most important and valuable arts left are the paintings of Buddha and Jataka stories drawn by the First Panchen Lama. After visiting to the Monastery, your guide will transfer you back to Lhasa 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. O/N in Lhasa.

DAY 05: LEAVE LHASA
You will bid farewell to the mysterious Tibet and its optimistic people, when your 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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