Cultural Tour of Lhasa, Tibet

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  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7133
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Discover the Mesmerizing City of Lhasa
  • Explore the Best of Ancient Buddhist Culture
  • Be Surrounded by Some of the Most Exotic Mountains on the Planet
  • Visit ancient relics such as Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
Mere mentions of Tibet evokes feelings of awe and mystery in extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges. A land of ancient Buddhist culture, awesome landscapes, artistic monasteries and centuries-old caravan trails; Tibet is a destination out of the ordinary. Famed as the roof of the world, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China lies on a plateau at an average elevation of 4000 m.

This short tour of Tibet includes sightseeing through the ancient city of Lhasa. This wondrous city is generally regarded as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Samye Monastery, Yungbulakang Palace, Tanddruk Monastery, Jokhang, sera and Drepung, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries will leave you with a sense of awe.
  • Day 1: Kathmandu - Lhasa by flight and transfer to Tsedang
  • Day 2: Tsedang - Lhasa
  • Day 3: Lhasa - Sightseeing
  • Day 4: Lhasa - Sightseeing
  • Day 5: Lhasa - Kathmandu
  • Transfer by private vehicle hotel - airport - hotel
  • Accommodation in hotel, Tsedang on twin/double room sharing basis
  • Accommodation in hotel, Lhasa on twin/double room sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast during tour in Tibet
  • Transportation by private vehicle during sightseeing in Tsedang and Lhasa
  • Sightseeing guide during stay in Tibet as per itinerary
  • Entrance fee of temple, monasteries and monuments
  • China visa fee and Tibet travel permit
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single Suplement
  • Hotel Kathmandu
  • Ticket Kathmandu - Lhasa retur
  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Personal expenses: laundry, shopping
  • Personal clothing
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinner during stay in Tibet
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips/gratitude for guide, driver and other supporting staff
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Jorge
  • On Jan 03 2017
5 - Excellent
Una experiencia inolvidable perfectamente organizada por Buddha Treks, pudimos conocer la cultura de los tibetanos y posteriormente realizar un fantstico trekking en Nepal.
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Other Practical InformationCHINESE VISA: Tibet is under Chinese jurisdiction, so you are required to hold a valid Chinese visa (issued by a Chinese Embassy), as well as a valid passport. If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you have to get a Chinese visa from Embassy of China in Kathmandu (regardless of whether you already have a Chinese visa issued in your country) as a special administrative situation exists between China and Nepal. TIBET TRAVEL PERMITS There are two kinds of permits issued for traveling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit, equivalent of a visa for Tibet) and the Alien travel permit (PSB permit). Travel Agency provides both types of permit. TTB PERMIT - TIBET ENTRY PERMIT When you fly into Lhasa you will need to show this permit when checking in at the airport. Also, in order to buy a flight to Lhasa in the first place you will need to show this permit. TTB permits are also needed by groups traveling by Land Cruiser, but you can obtain this permit only authorized travel agency. PSB PERMIT - ALIEN TRAVEL PERMIT If you want to travel restricted areas in Tibet, you will need an Alien travel permit issued by the PSB (Public Security Bureau) of Tibet. The Alien travel permit is also sometimes referred to as the PSB permit. You have to send us following documents to procedure Chinese visa and Tibet Travel Permit minimum 21 days before your tour initiates. Photocopy of your passport in colors (You can scan and send us by email). Photograph (one passport photo, you can scan and send us by email)
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