Tibet

Lhasa Tour

Lhasa lies in the center of Tibetan Plateau with an elevation of 3650 meter. The city has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the 17th century containing many significant cultural sites.

The fascinating city Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world at an altitude of 3650m. The city contains many cultural significant sites including Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery and Typical Tibetan market of Barkhor Bazar.

The excitement of being on the roof of the world, the awesome spiritual monastery, Buddhist culture and never-ending fascinating site with so much to see is a perfect destination for unforgettable experience.

  • Age Requirement

    18 above
  • Activity

    Tours
  • Duration

    10 days
  • Starting Location

    Kathmandu
  • Final Destination

    Kathmandu
  • Difficulty

    Medium
  • Max. Altitude

    3650 m
  • Accommodation

    Hotel/Resort

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax


Day 2: Explore Kathmandu

"Kathmandu" which has exclusive blend of art, culture, history and religion. It bears varieties from pre-history to modern art, culture and custom. Today we explore some of it most popular UNESCO heritage sites.  Afternoon walk around the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and prepare for your trek.


Day 3: Ancient cities and hill station

Explore some of the old town out of kathmandu city and then we head toward Nagarkot a beautiful hill station with lush hill and great mountain views.

The cities in the Kathmandu Valley are made up of 3 ancient cities and Patan is located across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu city. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. According to legend the founding of Patan dates back to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the Hindu religion, Patan was for many years a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, who visited the town while on a pilgrimage from Northern India and built four stupas that enclosed the center of the old town.

Khokana is tiny traditional village lies about 8 km from south of Kathmandu which has hold its own tradition and culture. The village is popular for its oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods. Traditional weaving done by elderly ladies, men crushing seeds on the street and courtyards are the daily activities that could be seen in this farming communities.

Bungamati is also known as a winter home of the Red Machhendra god of Patan who inhabit every winter in a big temple in Bungmati. Its large courtyard is often used for spreading grain to dry in the sun at harvest time. The long array of local houses attached to each other with similar style can be seen together with hanging red chilies in threads.

Overnight is at Nagarkot, a most popular hill station with great view over the majestic Himalayas and equally popular for fantastic sunrise and rural atmosphere.


Day 4: Bhaktapur City and back to Kathmandu

Bhaktapur which is one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu valley. It is the home of true medieval art and architecture and without a doubt the most historically authentic.


Day 5: Kathmandu - Lhasa(3650M)

Fly (1hr.) to LHASA over crossing the highest Himalayan ranges of the world. Transfer by comfortable vehicle and check-in to your hotel. Remaining of the day will be rest for acclimatization.


Day 6: In Lhasa

After breakfast visit the beautiful Potala Palace which was residence of Dalai lama & Jokhang Temple which is the spiritual center of Tibet followed by Barkhor Bazar, a typical Tibetan market.


Day 7: In Lhasa

Morning drive uphill to Drepung Monastery the biggest monastery in Tibet which is followed by Sera Monastery the second largest monastery in Tibet.


Day 8: In Lhasa - Ganden Monastery

Today we take a day trip to Ganden monastery which lies in hilly natural arena with dramatic views over the valleys and is one of the great three Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.


Day 9: Lhasa - Kathmandu

Drive to airport and upon arrival transfer to hotel and free time to walk around to local market and shopping.


Day 10: Drive to Airport

Drive to airport and farewell.


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