Lhasa is regarded as the heart and soul of Tibet. It is most popularly known as the Sunlight City and the most sought after tourist destination in Tibet. Two blissful days are packaged in your trip for exploring the charismatic wonders of Lhasa.
Lhasa TourVisits to the White and Ochre fortress of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple can be a spiritually rejuvenating experience to the visitors. Potala Palace, the UNESCO world heritage, features an overwhelming array of intricate murals, temples, stupas, tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas, exquisite Tibetan mandalas and other relics of Tibetan history. Jokhang temple lying 2 km to the east is another Tibetan religious site. In the Buddhist monasteries of Sera and Drepung you will get to see the monks and get an insight into their lifestyle.
Exploring Barkhor markets gives you an insightful glimpse into Tibetan culture. As you wander around the markets, you will witness Tibetan art, culture, custom and tradition. With so much to see and explore in Lhasa, this trip will truly be an unforgettable experience.
Day 01 :Arrive at Lhasa (3660m)
Day 02 :ightseeing in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 03 :Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 04 :Depart from Lhasa
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Day 01 :Arrive at Lhasa (3660m) We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from anywhere. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or any nearby hub. You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 m). It takes around an hour to reach the old city. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take rest and take it easy. Drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa’s high altitude.
Day 02 :ightseeing in Lhasa (3650m) After breakfast, our guide will take you on a tour to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. At the famous Sera Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You will pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama, completed in1956, the handsome building is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings.Jokhang temple provides another glimpse of the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. You will also get the chance to stroll around the busy Barkhor Square, the nerve centre of Lhasa.
Day 03 :Sightseeing in Lhasa After an early breakfast, you will be escorted by your guide to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you will see Tibetan art at its best. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas.Then you will visit to Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. Note: Since only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit the Potala Palace every day, the order of sightseeing places will be decided upon by your guide.
Day 04 :Depart from Lhasa Drive to the airport in time to catch your flight home.