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Cultural Tour Of Lhasa, Tibet

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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.
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“Una experiencia inolvidable perfectamente organizada por Buddha Treks, pudimos conocer la cultura de los tibetanos y posteriormente realizar un fantástico trekking en Nepal.”
3 Star Hotel at Hotel Tsedang
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the Kathmandu airport to catch Kathmandu – Lhasa flight as per schedule. It is approx. an hour long spectacular Trans-Himalaya flight, takes right across the main Himalayan range and provides magnificent mountain views depending on weather. After arrival at Gonggar Airport Lhasa, guide receives you at immigration for entry formalities. Transfer Lhasa - Tsedang. Tsedang is situated in the river bank of Yarlung-Tsangpo. This is approx. 3 hours travel by vehicle. Free day for relaxation.
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3 Star Hotel at Hotel Kyichu
Breakfast at hotel and check out.

Proceed for sightseeing and visit Samye Monastery on the northern bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Chanang County, Shannan Prefecture and the monastery was built in 779 under the supervision of Master Padmasambhava and Tibetan King Trisong Detsen. Samye Monastery is the first monastery for the monks in Tibet. Cross Yarlung Tsangpo river. Transfer to Yarlung Valley and visit Yumbulakhang. Yumbulagang Palace, known as the first imperial palace in Tibet, was built for Nyatri Tsanpo, the first Tibetan King in the 2nd century BC. It then became the summer palace of Songtsan Gampo and Princess Wencheng. In the 7th century AD, Songtsan Gampo moved the capital to Lhasa and Yumbulagang gradually became a Buddhist palace, and then the 5th Dalai Lama changed it as the monastery of Old-Yellow Hat Sect (Kadamspa). After this visit, transfer to Lhasa.
  • Breakfast
3 Star Hotel at Hotel Kyichu
Breakfast at hotel and sightseeing in Lhasa.

This includes visit to several monasteries in Lhasa on companion of a guide or interpreter. Sera Monastery is one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet. Within its white-washed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. After lunch: visit Drepung Monastery this afternoon will complete a truly awe- inspiring day. Founded in the 14th century, this monastery was once the largest in the world where reside around 10,000 monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution. After that you will be taken to visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Return to hotel.
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3 Star Hotel at Hotel Kyichu
This morning we will visit the Potala Palace which dominates the city of Lhasa. A spectacular building, it contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century. Then sightseeing continues to visit Jokhang Temple. This temple is possibly the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor - a maze of narrow cobbled streets which is the central market of Lhasa. Return to Hotel.
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Early morning breakfast at hotel and transfer to Gongar Airport for departure

This is remarkable flight last only an hour while crossing the Himalayan range. As you may expect the striking mountain views surround you the entire time. An amazing way to end a life-changing journey! Arrival at Kathmandu airport, receive at Kathmandu Airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Our package does not include hotel accommodation of this night.
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what’s included
  • Transfer by private vehicle hotel - airport - hotel
  • Air fare Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu on economy class
  • 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
what's excluded
  • 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
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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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)
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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