Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

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Lhasa sightseeing tour is a cultural Tibet tour and a short hiking and natural tour around Lhasa. Lhasa sightseeing tour will visit Lhasa, the historical capital of Tibet, straddles the banks of the Kyichu river, where the valley opens out to its fullest extent. Lhasa is also the cultural, religious and political center of Tibet Autonomous Region as well as the administrative head quarters of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa sightseeing tour will take you to visit the Potala Palace, the seat of the Dalai Lamas and the most significant traditional nine storeys high building. The Potala Palace was originally, built in the 7th century by the 33rd Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo and it was expended to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. The Potala Palace has more than 1300 years history and it is recorded in the world heritage site of the UNESCO. The Jokang temple which has more than 1300 years history and also recorded in the world heritage site of the UNESCO. The ancient Bharkor Bazar where you can buy lots of Tibetan traditional souvenirs and enjoy a pilgrimage Kora aroun the Jokang temple with local pilgrims from different regions of Tibet. The two biggest Tibetan monastic colleges of Drepung and Sera. Both of them have several hundred monks, studying Buddhist philosophy.You will see lots of pilgrims are gathering around Lhasa city during your Lhasa tour.

Our Lhasa sightseeing tour is much more different than the normal Lhasa sightseeing tours that other travel agents organize. In our Lhasa sightseeing tour, we arrange you not only the most important cultural and pilgrimage site of Lhasa city but also a day trip to Yamdrok lake with a Tibetan family visit and a very beautiful day trip to Ganden monastery which is to the east of Lhasa city at the distance of 60km and a Tibetan Thangka factory. This one day Tibet travel will show you Tibetan traditional villages surround by beautiful fertile agricultural land of Tibet and great Ganden monastery which was built in the 15th century and it is the most important monastery of the Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. After the sightseeing, you will take a beautiful Monastery Kora or a trek around the monastery which takes you two hours and give a you panoramic view of the whole Kyichu valley. Another Tibet day trip to Yamdrok lake, located to the south of Lhasa city at the distance of 100km from Lhasa. You will drive through the Kyichu valley and crossing Gampala pass via many zigzags. Enjoy the extreme panoramic view of Yamdrok lake and Mount Noejing Kangsang from the top of the pass. You will visit a Tibetan family on the way back to Lhasa.
Days Trip Outline Daily Activity Accommodation Guide & Driver Meal
01 Arrival in Lhasa by train or air and transfer downtown Lhasa (3650m/45km) Arrival in Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station, Barhmaputra river, Kyichu valley, Lhasa city Tibet heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
02 Lhasa sightseeing tour Visit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
03 Lhasa sightseeing tour Visit Drepung and Sera monasteries Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
04 Day trip to Ganden monastery (4300m/60km) and back to Lhasa (3650m/120km) Visit Ganden monastery, traditional Tibetan villages, small Tibetan Thangka factory Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
05 Day trip to Yamdrok lake (4470m/100km) Visit Yamdrok lake, Gampala pass, 4794m, Tibetan family visit Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
06 Drive to Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600m/45km) Ancient holy Lhasa city, Kyichu valley, Lhasa airport

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Tibet tour
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • One local Tibetan tour guide
  • Oxygen incase needed during your Tibet travel

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight tickets
  • Lunch and dinner during Tibet travel
  • Tibet train tickets
  • China Tibet visa
  • And personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expense during your Tibet travel
  • Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by train or air and transfer to downtown Lhasa, 3650mts. Tibet heritage hotel on BB ( Boutique hotel )

    Arriving in Lhasa, the ancient holy city of Tibet and Our Tibet travel guide and driver will be welcomed you at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Rest in the afternoon.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar. Tibet Heritage hotel

    After breakfast, travel to Potala Palace which will take you 10 minutes from your hotel. THE POTALA PALACE is considered one of the great wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lamas, and is one of Tibet's most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7 th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9th century, it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17 th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and Red palace (completed 1694). It has more than one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular in nature and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has numerous chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lamas which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. Afternoon, visit Jokang temple and Bharkor. JOKANG TEMPLE the Jokang is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. Located at the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7 th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high and it is constructed with enormous chapels including the most sacred statue of Budhha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays. ANCIENT BHARKOR STREET is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags situated in Bhakor street which surrounds the Jokang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat and vegetable.

  • Day 03: Drepung and Sera monasteries. Tibet heritage hotel on BB ( Boutique hotel )

    After breakfast, drive to Drepung monastery which will take you 15 minutes drive from your hotel. DREPUNG MONASTERY is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15 th century by Jamyang Choeje who is one of Tsongkapa’s foremost disciple. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 Km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four main colleges with numerous small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays. Afternoon, visit Sera and Norbu Lingka. SERA MONASTERY was founded in around 15th century by Jamchen Choeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with numerous chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3-5Pm everyday apart from Sunday. NORBU LINGKA is the first summer Palace which was founded by the seventh Dalai Lama in 18 th century and the first Palace Kelsang Podrang was also constructed as the same name as the 7 th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The eight Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso (1758-1804) did more initiated work on the Norbulingka, expending the gardens and digging a lake which can be found south of the new summer Palace. The thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) was responsible for the three Palaces in the north west corner of the park and the fourteen the Dalai Lama built the new summer Palace in 1956. Nowadays there are some monks who are taking care of the Palace.

  • Day 04: Day trip to Ganden monastery and back to Lhasa, 120Km. Tibet heritage hotel on BB ( Boutique hotel )

    After breakfast, you will start your excursion to Ganden monastery through Lhasa to Nyingtri highway and you will have a fantastic overlooking view of Tibetan traditional villages, surrounded by green fertile agricultural lad of Tibet and beautiful meadow hill side near Ganden monastery with many Yak. It will take you an hour to reach Ganden monastery by van. You will visit Ganden monastery which is the mother monastery of the Gelukpa sect and it is the most important Buddhist school in Tibet. The monastery is also one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet. After the sightseeing in Ganden monastery, you will do a short walking around monastery, known as monastery Kora in Tibetan. It takes you around two hours and enjoy a panoramic view of the Kyichu valley. On the way back, you will visit a small Tibetan Thangka factory and see how the Tibetans build their Thangka, the most significant Tibetan traditional art which has hundreds of hundreds years history.

  • Day 05: Day trip to Yamdrok lake (4470m/100km)-Lhasa (3650m/200km) Tibet heritage hotel on BB ( Boutique hotel )

    After breakfast, start your Yamdrok lake day trip and drive through the Kyichu valley and Gampala pass with many zigzags. After driving two hours and half, you will reach the top of the Gampala pass and enjoy the spectacular view of Yamdrok holy lake and Mount Noejing Kangsang (7191m). Yamdrok Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the four largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. it has more than eleven arms. On the way back to Lhasa, you will visit a Tibetan family to see the real Tibetan lives and get more authentic Tibet travel experience

  • Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600Mts/ 60Km )

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Tibet tour
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • One local Tibetan tour guide
  • Oxygen incase needed during your Tibet travel

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight tickets
  • Lunch and dinner during Tibet travel
  • Tibet train tickets
  • China Tibet visa
  • And personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expense during your Tibet travel

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