Lhasa City Tour
It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 meters (11,450 ft), located in a valley right next to the Lhasa River. Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The local meaning of the Lhasa is Land of the Gods, so it is considered one of the spiritual cities of Tibet. Beside religion Lhasa is the political, administrative, economic and cultural center of Tibet. Lhasa visit will allow an opportunity to experience rich Tibetan culture and life style. Moreover, Lhasa is rich in architecture so its numerous heritage sites are the central attraction for anyone who visits Lhasa. The Eastern part of Lhasa is more traditional whereas western part of Lhasa is more modern. The city contains many culturally important Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are situated in Chengguan District. Lhasa has many sites of historic interest, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites.
Our trip starts with a stunning flight across the Himalaya from Kathmandu to Lhasa. You will see Mt Everest (8848m.), other nine highest Mountains of the world and a long range of the Himalayas from the flight. In Lhasa we visit the holiest of Tibetan Temple Jokhang and the nearby traditional market place of Bharkhor bazaar. Watching the Tibetan pilgrims who come to this temple from all over Tibet is a great experience and gives an insight on the religious Tibetan life. Our tour also covers the famous Potala and Norbulingka Palace of the Dalai Lamas which are situated in Chengguan district and other important places such as Lhasa Zhol Pillar, Chokpori Hill, and Lingkhor Path. Tour expert of Ecological trek has designed Lhasa tour itineraries. We tried our best to include all the important places of Lhasa in our itineraries. If you are interested to visit other places which are not included in our package we will redesign our itinerary of Lhasa tour as per your request.
Day 01: Kathmandu-Lhasa. Fly to Lhasa crossing over the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03: In Lhasa Two full day sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazar, Potala Palace, Drepung& Sera Monasteries.
Day 04: Lhasa -Shigatse Scenic drive to Shigatse, the west of Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake crossing over the 4,800 m. Kambala Pass and5010m. Karola Pass.Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse -Gyantse Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa andPhalkorMonasteries.Overnight in hotel.
Day 06-07:Gyantse-Tsedang. Full day drive to Tsedang and overnight at hotel. Next day sightseeing tour to Samye Monastery, YumbuLakang& Tombs of Tibetan Kings, etc.Overnight at hotel
Day 08 :Tsedang-Kathmandu. Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight back to Kathmandu.