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Glimpse of Lhasa

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Overview

Lhasa, the Forbidden City is the heart & soul of Tibet for centuries & is still a city of wonders. The majestic Potala palace dominates the Lhasa skyline & is the residence of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang, the central cathedral is the spiritual heart of Lhasa & is its most sacred temple. Encircling the Jokhang Temple is the bustling and fascinating Barkhor market & the devotional pilgrim circumambulation circuit. Other attractions include visits to Sera & Drepung Monastery, Tibet's great monastic universities & Norbulinka, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama.
4 days tour to the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet is best for those who are looking for some quick refreshment after busy months or suit as an extension for those traveling in the Himalayas.  Glimpse of Lhasa Tour includes fly in/ fly out service from Kathmandu. Tourists will get two full days of visiting and sightseeing.
 
The first day of the tour will be a fly in from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Another than taking you from Kathmandu to Lhasa this flight will also serve you as a mountain flight. This one hour flight will offer panoramic view of different mountain range. After the flight you will be taken to your hotel room, there you can enjoy your hot water shower and time to get acclimatized with the Tibetan altitude. The second and the third day of the tour includes sightseeing tour of Lhasa-Jhokhang Temple, the bustling Barkhor Streets, the mesmerizing Potala palace and the Holy Derpung and sera monasteries. Finally the fourth day of the tour takes back to Kathmandu via plane above the same marvelous mountain tips of Himalayas to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu/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/ 1 hr). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa . 
 
Day 02: Lhasa 
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and & Norbulinka. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Norbulingka meaning 'Treasure Park' covers an area of around 360000 sq. m. and is considered to be the biggest man made garden in Tibet. After sightseeing you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.  
 
Day 03: Lhasa 
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sightseeing you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight at hotel in Lhasa. 
 
Day 04: Lhasa/Kathmandu (By Flight) 
Transfer to airport to connect return flight.

Includes / Excludes

Included:

• Round trip flight Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
• Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
• Sight seeing by private vehicle
• English Speaking tour guide
• Monastery entry fee
• Airport transfer
• Tibet Visa/permit

Excluded:

• Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
• Sight seeing in Nepal
• Nepal Visa
• Lunch & dinner
• Bar Bill
• Personal nature expenses
• Travel/medical Insurance
• Airport tax

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Duration 4 Days

Grade Easy

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Country Tibet

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