Tibet Highland Expedition

Lhasa Excursion & Hiking

This is the quickest way to gain an experience of Tibetan culture, monasteries and religion. Fly over the Himalayas and explore the world's highest city, Lhasa, see the Potala Palace, the Norbulingka Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery, and hike around the mountains near Lhasa. Nowadays there are many options to travel to Lhasa from China and Nepal by flight, road or train.

Through this itinerary,You can vist most popular palace on the world nrmed POTALA PLACE, mOST SACRED Jokhang Temple,Norbilingka Palace (Summer place of Daila Lamas)Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery,As well as you can take little time around Bharkor street, Nunery next to the Jokhang and Tibetan hospital where guide will explian you about Tibetan medicals.

Highlights:

Duration: 5days
Destination: Lhasa,GandenMonastery
Maximum Altitude: 3650m
Best Season: Jan,Feb,March,Aprill,May,June,Aug,Sept,Oct,
Photo Spot: Ganden,Monasteries and Bhrakor street.

Day01:FLY KATHMANDU TO LHASA GANGAR AIRPORT (3650 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight,
After breakfast,we will transfer the group to Tribhuvan International Airport to board Air China's Flight No. CA 408 to Lhasa at 10:25 am. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, the group shall be met by our local representative and transfer provided to your hotel in Lhasa and ou will stop at Nyithang Stone Buddha for photograph,which carved in the 11th century by the Zhomthong Ba,A famouse disaple of Indain Master who named Atu Sha.
The group will reach the Hotel Lhasa at approx 4 pm,The first day will be spent resting to acclamatize with the altitude because Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650 m. So it needs some time to acclimatize with the altitude. Overnight at Hotel Lhasa. (Veg lunch & Dinner)

Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Sera Monastery PM;Jokhang temple
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu.
Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple. (FB)

Day03:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Potala Palace, PM:Jokhang and Norbulinka
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa. (FB)

Day04:DRIVE TO GANDEN MONASTERY 70KM
One of biggest Gelekpa monastery which is built in 1409,by the Tsongka Pa,A trek on the Angu ri Mountain is the of the best hike in around Lhasa and you will have perfect view of the Keychu valley from the top of the Mount.Anguri Mountain, Please do not forget to take the Lunch box with you,Because you can have a lunch on the top of the mountain where you can have nice view of Valley.

Day05:DRIVE TO AIRPORT
* Sightseeing tour in Lhasa city as per above programs.
* Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser & Deluxe bus.
* Tibet travel permit.
* Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
* Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
* Monasteries entrance fees as per program
* Travel insurance
* Cold drinksalcoholic beverages,
* Lunch & dinner
* Nepal Re- entry visa,
* Tips for guide, porters, driver.
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