Lhasa Culture Tour - 4 Nights 5 Days Days

Lhasa Culture Tour

Drepung Monastery , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake , Heavenly Lake Namtso, Nakchu , Sera Monastery , Ganden Monastery , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street 

This exciting 5 Days Lhasa Culture Tour offers you insight of Tibet experience come and walk in the mysterious footsteps of this ancient civilization and culture around Lhasa. On this tour you’ll also have a chance to visit the home of a local Tibetan, where you can see how they live and ask them questions over an unending glass of yak butter tea. You’ll also have a chance to step off the map and take a walk around the sandy shores of the emerald Lake Yamdrok. Staring into the lake’s crystal reflection you’ll see a new cathedral in the sky, and then, you’ll understand why Tibet is such a holy place.

This tour covers the historical sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street and all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Ganden Monastery is the main seat of Geluk order, situated at an elevation of 3800m above sea level. It is very interesting to trek Lingkor (circle) and you can see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave and the beautiful view of Lhasa valley.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arriving Lhasa,
Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing : visit Potala Palace, Jokang Monastery, Barkhor street.

Day 3: (There are 4 options in day we are sure you can find one meets your needs)
Option 01 : Lhasa sightseeing: visit Drepung monastery and Sera Monastery.
Option 02 : Lhasa- Ganden- Lhasa
Option 03 : Lhasa/YamzhogYumco Lake /Lhasa
Option 04 : Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa

Day 4: (There are 3 options in day four, we are sure you can find one meets your needs)
Option 01 : Lhasa- Ganden- Lhasa
Option 02: Lhasa/YamzhogYumco Lake /Lhasa
Option 03 : Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa

Day 5: Lhasa to Kathmandu by flight.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lhasa (By Flight)
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. (60 km/1hr). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
In the morning visit Potala Palace, then walk on the Jokang Monastery and Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. Meals included: Brekafast

Day 03: There are 4 options in day three, we are sure you can find one meets your needs
Option 01 : Lhasa sightseeing: Visit Drepung monastery in the morning ; then in the afternoon, have a view of the Sera Monastery. Option 02 : Lhasa- Ganden- Lhasa In the morning, drive to Gandan Monastery. Have a hiking around Gandan and it is called “Gandan Kora”, it is a simply stunning walk and should not be missed. There are superb views of the Kyi-chu Valley along the way and there are usually large numbers of pilgrims and monks offering prayers, rubbing holy rocks and prostrating themselves along the path. Right after that, drive back to Lhasa, and go for a family visit on the way. Option 03 : Lhasa/YamzhogYumco Lake /Lhasa Drive to Yamdrok Lake from Lhasa in the morning. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery. Yamdrok Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet. And the home of wrathful deities. The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) Option 04 : Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa In the morning, drive to Namtso, you can appreciate Namtso Lake at there and take photos,then drive back to Lhasa. Namtso Lake With an area of 1,940 square kilometers, the Namtso Lake is the second largest salt-water lake. In the lake, there are 3 islands, which is an ideal habitat for all kinds of aquatic life. One of the islands is made of calcareous sandstone. It is characterized by the stone pillars, natural stone bridges and the stalactite caves. The beaches of the lake are a beautiful natural pasture. Wild life is having a good time there.

Day 04: There are 3 options in day four, we are sure you can find one meets your needs
Option 01 : Lhasa- Ganden- Lhasa In the morning, drive to Gandan Monastery. Have a hiking around Gandan and it is called “Gandan Kora”, it is a simply stunning walk and should not be missed. There are superb views of the Kyi-chu Valley along the way and there are usually large numbers of pilgrims and monks offering prayers, rubbing holy rocks and prostrating themselves along the path. Right after that, drive back to Lhasa, and go for a family visit on the way. Option 02 : Lhasa/YamzhogYumco Lake /Lhasa Drive to Yamdrok Lake from Lhasa in the morning. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery. Yamdrok Lake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet. And the home of wrathful deities. The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m) Option 03 : Lhasa/Namtso/Lhasa In the morning, drive to Namtso, you can appreciate Namtso Lake at there and take photos,then drive back to Lhasa. Namtso Lake With an area of 1,940 square kilometers, the Namtso Lake is the second largest salt-water lake. In the lake, there are 3 islands, which is an ideal habitat for all kinds of aquatic life. One of the islands is made of calcareous sandstone. It is characterized by the stone pillars, natural stone bridges and the stalactite caves. The beaches of the lake are a beautiful natural pasture. Wild life is having a good time there.

Day 05: Lhasa to Kathmandu (By Flight)
Transfer to airport to connect return flight.

Trip Cost Includes

Transportation bus /jeep as per group size.
Tibet travel permit.
English speaking Tibetan guide.
Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
Daily breakfast.
Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa and Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Excludes

Client and travel insurance.
Lunch and dinner.
Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.
Nepal re- entry visa fee

# Start Date End Date Status
1 01 Oct, 2017 05 Sep, 2017 Available book know
2 15 Oct, 2017 19 Oct, 2017 Available book know
3 22 Jun, 2018 26 Jun, 2018 Available book know
4 26 Jun, 2018 30 Jun, 2018 Available book know
5 17 Jul, 2018 22 Jul, 2018 Available book know

Tibet Entry Permit

  • A Tibet Entry Permit is the most important thing. You should leave at least 30 days to arrange it before your trip.

Clothing: the Warmer the Better

  • As Tibet is quite high it is cold even in summer. The higher the elevation is, the colder it is. And the temperature changes dramatically between daytime and night. So even if you travel to Tibet in summer, we recommend you to pack warm boots, a woolen sweater, thick pants, and a warm coat or down jacket for Everest Base Camp Hike

Footwear

  • Boots are a good choice to protect your feet from little stones and sand, as well as for keeping warm. Pair of slippers/sandals is useful in some simple hotels that you will need for shower etc. If you want to climb mountains or go hiking, a pair of trekking shoes is needed.

Food

  • There are no Western restaurants in Tibet, and only a few hotels offer Western food. Bring some food you like in case you don't like Tibetan food. If you are going to visit remote and high areas, bring some food that can replenish energy quickly, like chocolate, nuts, and compressed biscuits.

Personal Tour Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by vehicle/yak/porters.
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally.
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole if required
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose pocket or hiking knife.

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses/snow glasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place.

Tibet enjoys a dry climate and strong sunshine all year round. To protect yourself from sunburn and drying out, bring a pair of sunglasses, sunhat,lip balm, moisturizer, and sun block.

Toiletries

  • In some stops on your Tibet trip there are toilets. However, they often don't provide toilet paper. So, if you have to go to the toilet, bring some in your pocket/bag.
  • Hotels in some areas may not provide toiletries. Bring shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and a (quick-drying) towel with you.
  • Wet tissues or disinfectants are helpful since it is inconvenient to wash your hands and face in many areas.

Medical Supplies

  • Medicine for altitude sickness: Before your trip, ask your doctor for suggestions, and bring some medicine in case of emergency situations, such as medicine for colds, headaches, stomach ache, and fever. Read more about and its treatment.
  • Medicine for injury: Band-Aids, gauze, bandages, etc.
  • Medicine for insect stings/bites.

Other Things

  • Vacuum flask: Warm drinks help you keep warm on the plateau.
  • Enough water: Don't dehydrate.
  • Gifts for locals: Bringing some small gifts for local kids is a friendly act to show your kindness, such as pens, notebooks, and candy.
  • Flashlight or candles: These are helpful at night in some hotels (with poor lighting or power failure) or when you want to enjoy the night view of Tibet away from the street lights.
  • Extra batteries: You may not be able to charge batteries for your camera, phone, flashlight, etc., overnight in remoter areas, or if there is a power outage.
  • Light windproof raincoat: You won't want to wear your thick warm coat when hiking.

Preparing Well Is Recommended

If you don't want to pack too many things or forget something, most items above like warm clothes, food, daily articles, medicine, are available in Kathmandu/Lhasa. Of course it's better to prepare well and save your precious time in Tibet for things other than shopping. See also our general Packing List for Nepal Trekking.

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 3700m
  • Group Size : Minimum 4 Pax
  • Visa Fee: U$ 85, U$ 175 for American National
  • Best Time: April - October

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