A short cultural tour of Lhasa

- 4 Days Route Map
Trip Cost: $
  • Trip Length : 4 Days
  • Activities : Sightseeing, Cultural tour
  • Difficulty : Leisurely
  • Max Elevation : 3650m
  • Accommodation : Hotels
  • Transportation : Private vehicle
  • Group Size : 2+

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"Travel to the roof of the world- Tibet and explore the ancient and medieval times monuments inside its capital, Lhasa. Also meet the locals and at the end of the short cultural tour of Lhasa admire the city."

Lhasa, one of the highest altitude settlements in the world is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region of PRC. Also known as Roof of the World or World's Highest Plateau Tibet holds the huge religious and historical significance attached to Tibetan Buddhism. Literally "Lhasa" means the place of Gods and cultural tour of Lhasa, which is the mega destination in itself is probably one of the meaningful holidays.

During the short cultural tour of Lhasa with Access Nepal, we would take you to the most significant sites inside the Tibetan Captial. Our cultural tour of Lhasa covers, majestic Potala Palace, bustling Barkhor Square, a temple with the demoness underneath- the Jhokhang Temple and three large Gelugpa Monasteries Ganden, Sera and Deprung. 

The cultursl sightseeing tour of Lhasa and its prominent sites are insightful enough to better understand the religious values of Tibetans and the rich history of the Tibet itself. Moreover, the short cultural tour of Lhasa with Access Nepal offers the wonderful opportunity to interact with the natives of Tibet, which is truly an unique experience. 

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival to Lhasa and explore Barkhor Square

3650m

Day 02:

Cultural sightseeing tour of Jhokhang Temple, Ganden and Sera Monastery

Day 03:

Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace and Deprung Monastery; Evening stroll at Barkhor Square

Day 04:

Depart Lhasa

What is Included

 

• Tibet Travel Permit

• Lhasa sightseeing tour in a private vehicle

• Comfortable accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis with breakfast on budget hotel based

• English speaking Tibetan guide/ his entire cost/expenses

• Sightseeing as per the suggested on itinerary, fees of Monastery fees and Gumbas as required as per the itinerary stated

• All applicable taxes and service charges


What is Not Included

 

• Your travel insurance

• Meals other than breakfast in Tibet

• Personal nature expenses and tipping

• Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances

• Cost of photography

Day 01: Arrival to Lhasa; Evening walk in Barkhor Square

On your arrival at Gongar Airport, we will cordially recieve you at the airport. From the airport, the private vehicle will escort you to the to the hotel. During the drive towards Lhasa, we see a beautiful temple on the north of the highway and at its rear towards east we get to see a beautifully carved statue of Buddha. The cultural sightseeing tour of Buddha kicks off right away. We arrive to Lhasa and get transferred into our hotel. In the evening we set off to stroll the lively Barkhor Square. Witness the Tibetan culture at its best at Barkhor Square, which is the perfect place for street photography in Lhasa. Overnight in the hotel at Lhasa.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Sera, Ganden and Deprung Monasteries

Today we begin to the cultural sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Early morning we drive to the west of Lhasa, where we explore the largest monastery in Tibet, The Deprung Monastery. Considered the most important Gelugpa Monastery, the Deprung Monastery lies in the foothills of Mt. Gambo Utse 3 miles away from the city. Deprung Monastery is famous for the Shoton festival that unveils the huge thanka of Buddha. Then we explore Ganden Monastery. One of the oldest and the largest monasteries in Tibet that sits atop the six Gelugpa temples of Tibet, Ganden monastery is 47 km far from the city.

The final destination for day's cultural sightseeing tour in Lhasa after the lunch is Sera Monastery. The monastery represents the yellow hat sect of Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhism. Lying on the foothill of Tatipu Hill, the monastery has scriptures written in gold powder, extraordinary statues, and unparalleled murals that represent the sacred Gelugpa Buddhism. You can participate in the religious debate at Sera, which happen every weekdays between 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We make sure your visit Sera Monastery on the weekdays. The day's sightseeing tour of Lhasa ends and you drive back to hotel in the city.

Day 03: Sightseeing tour of Jhokhang Temple and Potala Palace; Evening walk in the Barkhor Square

The sightseeing tour of Lhasa continues. Today we visit Jhokhang Temple and Potala Palace. To visit the Jokhang Temple, we walk through the busy streets of Barkhor Square. We follow the street especially designed for the visitors, where we can see lots of traditional artworks all the way to Jhokhang. UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site under Potala Palace, Jhokhang Temple is at the center of the town. Four- storey wooden monument with the golden top, Jhokhang Temple's architectural designs represent the ones of Tang Dynasty. We will thoroughly explore this ultimate pilgrimage destination in Tibet. Then, we set off to explore the most important site in Lhasa, the majestic Potala Palace. Set atop the Red Hill at the elevation of 3765m, the Potala Palace has the religious as well as historic significance in Tibet. After the sightseeing tour of Jhokhang Temple and Potala Palace we return to our hotel. Then you have a free time to spend few hours on your. Walk around Barkhor Square, revisit the Potala Palace Region in the evening or hunt souvenirs- the choice is yours. At the end of the day, your sightseeing tour of Lhasa officially ends.

Day 04: Depart Lhasa

As per your flight or train schedule, we will transfer you to the airport or train station on time. Hope you had a wonderful sightseeing tour of Lhasa with Access Nepal. Have a safe journey and hope to see you again.

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