On this tour you will be visiting all the famous landmarks including but not limited to The Potala Palace with its 10,000 steps, the Jokhang Temple, the Norbulingka Palace and its garden, the Drepung Monastery where the Dalai Lama himself used to stay and spend time, the hot springs of Yambajan, and the beautiful high altitude lake Namtso the second largest salt water lake in China.
This is a very informative tour of Lhasa. While it encompasses a programme giving you a lot of insights about Lhasa, the itinerary is also created in a way where you will have some time on your own.
We are promising you 5 memorable, informative and fun days in Lhasa. The trip will include a private English speaking guide, private van, meals and accommodation. Please see the itinerary for more detailed information.
ACTIVITIES: Upon arrival at Lhasa Airport, you’ll be greeted & warmly welcomed by our professional English speaking tour guide. Transfer to the hotel which you booked before. Service starts from your arrival at the airport. International/Domestic flight/train arrangement is on your own.
Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel, No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa.
Day 02 - Lhasa
ACTIVITIES: Today we explore Lhasa. Your first stop will be The Potala Palace with its 10,000 steps. It is the largest structure in Tibet. Then we visit to the most celebrated temple in Tibet the The Jokhang Temple . The afternoon is a little more relaxed with time to enjoy some leisure time in Barkhor Street to shop and to look at some of the local crafts.
Hotel: Same hotel.
Day 03 - Sightseeing of Norbulingka Sera Monastery
ACTIVITIES: Today you will go to visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka, which means "Jeweled Garden", was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration. Then we visit Drepung Monastery . Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong).
After lunch you will visit Sera Monastery . It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place. Then we will go to The Carpet Factory. One of the most famous souvenir in Tibet is carpet. By visiting the Factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced.
Hotel: Same hotel.
Day 04 - The Hot Spring Yambajan and Lake Namtso
ACTIVITIES: After breakfast our guide will transfer you to Yambajan and Lake Namtso . Yambajan is famous for its hot spring and is a nice choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle.
Lake Namtso is the second largest saltwater lake in China. The lake is extremely beautiful with its azure water and surrounding snow capped peaks.
Hotel: Same hotel
Day 05 - Departure from Lhasa
ACTIVITIES: Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination. Service ends at your departure from Lhasa airport. Your local guide will say goodbye to you after transferring you to the airport. International/Domestic flight/train arrangement is on your own.
We are looking forward to providing you with a memorable experience.
- Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
- Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
- Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
- Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
- Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
- Service charge and government Taxes.
- Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
- Domestic airfare or train tickets.
- Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
- Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
- Fees for entry visa to China.
- Traveler insurance.
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary.