Lhasa Central Tibet Tour 6 Night 7Days

Lhasa Central Tibet Tour

Overview

Overview
The fifth Dalai Lama and his intimates established a civil administration which is referred to by historians as the Lhasa state. The core leadership of this government is also referred to as the Golden Phodrang. The most visiting place in Lhasa is Potala Palace, White Palace, Winter Palace, Mount Potalaka, Potrang Marpo, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, from the fall of the monarchy in the 9th century to the accession of the 5th Dalai Lama, the centre of political power in the Tibetan region was not situated in Lhasa. However, the Importance of Lhasa as a religious site became increasingly significant as the centuries progressed. Lhasa has an altitude of 3,600 m from the sea level which lies in the centre of Tibetan Plateau. The air only contains 68% of the oxygen compared to the sea level.

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 01 Departure from Kathmandu International airport to Arrival at Lhasa

Welcome to the roof of the world! You will be picked up by a local tour guide at the airport hall or train station, and then be escorted to your hotel in Lhasa city in a private vehicle.After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local areas and acclimatize yourself to the air, temperature and high altitude of Lhasa.Overnight at Lhasa-3Star hotel.

Day 02 Lhasa (B)

Start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to the landmark – Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. You will climb up the palace along the zigzag stone paths with white-and-red walls to the top of the place where you can not only appreciate the exotic Tibetan-style architecture, but also get a great view of Lhasa’s urban areas, then walk into the inner space of Potala Palace to explore the stately chapels and learn about the history of the palace. Continuing your exploration, you will then get to Jokhang Temple which is considered as the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Each day, there are thousands of pilgrims coming from different places in Tibet to the temple to worship to the Buddha. This temple is also known as the “house of Buddha” because it keeps the precious Jowo Rinpoche, the life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) image of the Shakyamuni at the age of 12. The last site for today’s exploration is the famous Barkhor Street. It is a circular and wide street encircling the Jokhang Temple. The local people like to walk on the street for several circles usually in the late afternoon as a daily tradition of pilgrimage. The street also has many shops selling a wide variety of traditional Tibetan goods, religious items, and handicraftsOvernight at Lhasa-3Star Hotel

 Day 03 Lhasa City Tour (B)
After breakfast at a hotel, drive to Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet. The Sera Monastery is the last of the three principal Yellow Sect monasteries built in Lhasa. Afternoon, visit Sera Monastery: Located 5km north of Lhasa, this monastery was the first Gelugpa monastery in Lhasa and has remained the main seat of this major Buddhist order ever since. About 600 monks are now in residence here. Debating takes place from 3:30 pm to 5 pm in a garden next to the assembly hall in the centre of the monastery. There is a fine kora path around the monastery. Overnight at Lhasa-3 Star hotel

Day 04 Lhasa-Drakyerpa-Lhasa (B)

After breakfast, drive to Drepung Monastery – was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters. Afternoon, drive to Drek Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: “Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar.” The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. After the visit, drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa-3 Star hotel

Day 05 Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse (360 KM 5 hours drive) (B)


Today’s sightseeing: Yamdrok Lake, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. It takes you about 1.5 hrs to drive from Lhasa to Kambala Pass [4794m high], visit Yamdrok Lake there, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then we will drive pass by Mt Nojin Kangsang and its Karola Glacier. Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of townhouses Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a chörten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers’ must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels on its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals. Overnight at Shigatse-3 Star hotel.

Day 06: Shigatse -Lhasa 300 km, 4.5-hour drive. (B, D)


After breakfast, visit Tashilunpo Monastery: Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the 6 big monasteries of Gelugpa (or often called Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. The temple lies at the foot of Drolmari (Tara’s Mountain), Shigatse. First built the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the temple’s structure was repaired and expanded a by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. There are now nearly 800 lamas. Late afternoon, drive back to Lhasa and in the evening, you’ll have a Tibetan-style farewell dinner in a typical Tibetan restaurant. Overnight at Lhasa-3 star Hotel.

Day 07: Departure (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, you and your guide will drive you to Lhasa airport or train station. It is the time to say farewell to your guide and driver. The trip ends.

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Outline Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Departure from Kathmandu International airport to Arrival at Lhasa

Day 02 Lhasa (B)

Day 03 Lhasa City Tour (B)

Day 04 Lhasa-Drakyerpa-Lhasa (B)

Day 05 Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (360 KM 5 hours drive) (B)

Day 06: Shigatse -Lhasa 300 km, 4.5-hour drive. (B, D)

Day 07: Departure (Breakfast)

Inclusive & Exclusive

Include

  • China Visa fee
  • International Air tickets from KTM to China to KTM.
  • Private professional Local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide.
  • The private vehicle with driver and Luggage Transfers.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits.
  • 3 Star hotel accommodations, based on double-occupancy with attached bathroom in city and Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals, as noted in the itinerary.(B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Exclude

  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges, Single room supplement.

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