Cultural Lhasa Tibet tour – 4 Nights 5 Days allows you to explore its natural and cultural beauties; people from all over the world often visit Tibet via different routes. People arrive Lhasa either by flight or train from Mainland China or Kathmandu, Nepal. There are nearly 850 settlements in Tibet. Lhasa is Tibet’s capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace which used to be the residences of the Dalai Lama.
In addition, Lhasa contains the number of significant monasteries and temples, and Jokhang and Barkhor bazaar are other attractions where you can wander around and get the popular restaurants to experience different Tibetan foods and shops to buy souvenirs. Moreover, Sera and Drepung monasteries can keep you amused due to its debating dance and other aspects.
In order to visit these locations, Cultural Lhasa Tibet tour – 4 Nights 5 Days could be the best option for those who have short holiday time as you will also visit Ganden Monastery that is about 5o KM from Lhasa. However, if you want to explore some other popular attractions near Lhasa such as Ganden, Tsedang, Namtso, Yamdroktso, Hot springs, Shigatse, Gyantse and etc; you definitely need to extend your stay in Tibet and we have other wonderful itineraries that can help you explore those locations.
Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet. “Lhasa”.Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 Mt, is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the Gods”, the residence of the Dalai Lama., on arrival you will be met by the local representative and transferred to your respective hotel. (60 km/1hr). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast, you will proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, and & Norbulinka. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Norbulingka meaning ‘Treasure Park’ covers an area of around 360000 sq. m. and is considered to be the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. After sightseeing, you will be transferred to the hotel for your Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sightseeing, you will be transferred to the hotel for your Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast, drive to Ganden Monastery; Explore around and back to Lhasa also visit Tibetan Medical Institute if time permits. Afternoon free for shopping or other activities on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
Transfer to airport to connect return flight.
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