Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour – 2 Nights 3 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.
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 a 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. As this is one of the shortest itineraries of the Lhasa City Tibet tour Package, you will have very limited time to explore the city.
In order to visit these locations, Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour – 2 Nights 3 Days could be the best option for those who have short holiday time. 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 than ‘Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour Package’ and we have other wonderful itineraries that can help you explore those locations.
Shortest Lhasa City Tibet tour can be done either from Kathmandu or mainland China. If you are flying from Kathmandu, please allow at least 3-4 working days in Kathmandu to prepare for the Tibet Paper Visa (Tibet Group Visa) whereas if you are flying or taking train from mainland China (Beijing/Chengdu) – you will be required to stay at least one night in China in order to deliver your original permit before you board on for Lhasa.
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. (60km/hr from the airport). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast, you will proceed for a full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. Potala Palace: this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. 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.
Sera Monastery: 5Kms 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. Sera is worth visiting in the late afternoon when debating dance is usually held in the monastery’s debating courtyard. Drepung Monastery: about 8 kilometers west of central Lhasa established in 1530 by second Dalai Lama, used to be one of the world’s largest monasteries since the king of Tsang and the Mongols. You can visit both of the monasteries if time permits.
Some free time for shopping or your own activities.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
Transfer to the airport or train station to your onward destination.
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