Lhasa has remained the spiritual, political and economic center of Tibet as it houses most of the cultural treasures and important Monasteries of the region. It is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region which dates back to more than 1300 years in the history of Tibet. The city is located at a height of 3650meters/11975ft above sea level towards the northern bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa City Tour not only gives you the opportunity to visit the capital city of Tibet but also to experience the Tibetan culture, visit numerous heritage sites and observes the daily lifestyle of Tibetans. City tour in Lhasa is one of the shortest and refreshing trips which are both cheap and memorable.
This tour starts with a spectacular flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa also know as the best Himalayan flight. The flight will offer you spectacular mountain views of the magnificent Himalayan range while you overfly some gigantic mountains including the Everest. In Lhasa, we visit the holiest of Tibetan temples Jokhang and the market of Barkhor Market. This tour will also take you to the famous Potala and Norbulingka Palace of the Dalai Lamas and important Gelugpa Monasteries of Drepung and Sera.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)
Day 2: Fly to Lhasa (3660m/12007ft)
Day 3: Sightseeing around Potala Palace
Day 4: Sightseeing around Drepung Monastery
Day 5: Departure Day
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. You will have a brief explanation about the travel itinerary. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar Airport, your Tibetan guide will escort you towards Lhasa after accomplishing your immigration formalities. It takes around 45-50 minutes to reach the old city. You should drink plenty of fluids and let yourself get comfortable with high altitude. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast we visit to Potala palace, a place with both regional and political importance. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. During the afternoon we visit Sera monastery 5 km away to north of Lhasa city, built by Jamchen Choeji in 1419, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera are one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
Early morning we visit Drepung monastery, one of the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa. It was built in 1416 by Jamyang Chojie. Afternoon we visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, the holiest shrine in Tibet. We also do a visit to houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
Our farewell day, the tour to Lhasa city comes to end today. We departure from Lhasa airport and fly to your next destination.