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Duration

5 Days

Activities

  • Religious and Spiritual Tours
  • Cultural and Historical Tours

Accomodation

  • Twin Sharing

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Lhasa explore tour enhances to explore the center of Tibet and is very popular tour amongst international travelers as it offers a glimpse into ancient city Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet. This wondrous city is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. It is hard to imagine a thriving city at such an altitude, functioning as the religious, cultural and economic hub of Tibet.

The arrival to the holy city will be greeted by the lovely blue sky and impressive glimpse of gigantic Potala Palace that dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Jokhang, Sera and Drepung monasteries allow experiencing Tibetan Buddhism first hand. The beautiful summer palace of Dalai Lama, the Norbulingka and the busiest Bharkhor market allows experiencing the local culture and everyday life of indigenous.  Just out to the city the oldest Ganden monastery and unique Drayerpa Cave takes step back to ancient times. A visit to these places will leave you with a sense of amazement for years to come. 

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Itinerary

Arrive at Lhasa either from Kathmandu. While flying from Kathmandu, enjoy the amazing views of the Himalaya, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan valleys. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport or train station, meet our Tibetan guide who will escort to Lhasa. After 1.5 hours scenic drive along the Brahmaputra River and Lhasa River finally reach wonder city, Lhasa. If going Lhasa by train, it takes around 20 minutes drive to reach the hotel in Lhasa city. Check into hotel. Take it easy today and have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.

After breakfast, have an easy visit to Potala Palace- highest palace in the world and is Lhasa’s cardinal landmark which offers an awesome view of the entire city. It is the ideal example of architectural work and is mostly renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. After then visit Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market- Jokhang Monastery is the most revered and sacred shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devotees. Barkhor Market is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Monastery and is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Overnight at Lhasa. 

Today tour begins with a visit to Drepung Monastery- the largest monastery among the great three Gelugpa university monasteries which was used to be the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala Palace. After then visit Sera Monastery- the second largest Gelugpa university monasteries in Tibet, is well preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Finally, visit Norbulingka- the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight in Lhasa.

After breakfast drive to Gandan Monastery, 60 Kms, excursion around Temple. Gandan Monastery is one of the great three Gelugpa university monasteries and oldest monastery among the six Gelug Sect’s monasteries.It has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps an armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa. Afternoon drive to Drayerpa Cave, visit local Lama in caves. Drayerpa Cave is 35 Km far from Lhasa city, there are more than 30 caves for silence thinker lama for religious. It takes 1.5 hours to visit some of them, and we need to give a little money for their wild cave life. Evening, back to Lhasa and overnight.

Today is the departure day from Lhasa. After breakfast, free till departure time. Transfer to the airport for onward journey. 

Inclusion

    Price Includes:

    • All transportations as per the itinerary
    • All necessary Tibet Travel permit
    • Chinese Visa
    • Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu flight fare
    • Accommodation in Twin sharing basis
    • All fees for sightseeing and monuments as per the itinerary
    • English Speaking Guide throughout the trip
    • Daily breakfast
    • All government taxes and service charge

    Price Excludes:

    • Nepal Visa
    • Meals other than breakfast
    • Travel Insurance
    • All the personal nature expenses
    • Tips for guide and driver

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Annapurna round trek was well organized by Raj from BDEx. Gide Amrit Pandey is very skilled and intelligent. Weather on the trek was rather different so we were about ready to turn back from Pissang. Nevertheless next day was clean and we immediately decided to continue. Finally we did Thorang La 5416 m. On the way we saw many people coming back because of deep snow. I am happy that we were lucky to pass Thorang La on second day after it was opened. Many thanks for the trip to BDEx and my guide!!!

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