Lhasa, a small yet well established town of Tibet. It can be counted amongst one of the most beautiful cities of the world. What makes it so much captivating is the natural-ness which surrounds it – peaks of Mt. Everest, snow cladded tops, soft winds and the welcoming faces of local people. The itinerary of 4 Days Tibet Lhasa City Tour covers the best tourist destinations of Lhasa.
Visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery
Explore Drak Yerpa - spiritual axis’s of Lhasa
See Drepung Monastery - biggest Buddhist College
Explore Ramoche Temple, Norbulingka, Nuchung
Stroll around the local market of Lhasa
See the lifestyle of locals
On the first day of your tour; you will arrive in the city of Lhasa either by train or by airport. On reaching here, you will be welcomed by our escort who will take you to the hotel where you will stay for rest of the trip. (You will be welcomed with Hot Tea /coffee on arrival).
Take rest here and enjoy the scenic beauty from hotel room. Dinner shall be served in the hotel only.
On the second day of the tour, we will take you to the prominent places of the city. The first destination is Potala Palace. Tibet which is Autonomous region of China; has marked this place as the one religious places. It’s the place from where the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during 1959 Tibetan uprising. Today it s considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 2nd place is Jokhang Monastery – the most sacred temple in Tibet. What is good to see here is the combination of Indian Vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty and Nepalese design pained and carved on the walls of this temple.
After lunch we shall take you to Drak Yerpa which is basically the spiritual axis’s of Lhasa. It’s built on a nearby hillside and has got more than 80 meditation caves. For night stay and dinner we shall go back to the hotel.
Soon after breakfast next morning, we will catch up to see Drepung Monastery. It’s the biggest Buddhist College in Tibet and was once home to 10,000 monks. Today, it is recognised as one the “3 Great University Monastries of Tibet”. It emphasises teaching of Traditional Geographical Affiliations in its studies.
After lunch we shall see three other places – Ramoche Temple (2nd most important monastery having strong Tang architecture influence), Norbulingka (considered World Cultural Heritage Site till 2001 is the biggest man made gardens of Tibet) and Nuchung (Natural beauty filled village).
Evening we shall take a stroll in the local market of Lhasa – Barkhor Street. Here you shop to your hearts’ content (buy Thangka (local scroll painting), colourful aprons, fur hats/ caps, silver ornaments, rugs, knifes, traditional clothes, broadswords, traditional Tibetan Medicine for pain and beauty) or simply see the lifestyle of local people.
Dinner and night stay shall be in the hotel only.
On the last day of the tour we shall see you off to the airport/railway station. For those who have an afternoon flight can see more of the local market.
Tibet travel permit
Professional Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
Accommodation as listed in itinerary: comfortable class hotel sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa
Transfer by tourism-licensed vehicle based on group size, season and itinerary
Lhasa airport/train station pick up and drop off at specified hours
Admission fee of all tourist sites listed in Itinerary
All listed meals including a welcome dinner in Lhasa
Oxygen provided for emergency use
Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
Travel Agency service charge
Single room supplement
China visa, flight and train to/off Tibet
Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
Optional gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc