Discover Lhasa 4 nights 5 days Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
Easy 5 Days Hotel Apr-Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Discover Lhasa 4 nights 5 days

Lhasa is famous Tibetan city limitless visitors. Discover Lhasa 4 nights 5 days trip is personalized to experience the most charming know-hows of history and cultural and religious facets of Tibetan Buddhism and people. Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region covering an area of 544 sq kilometers at 3,700 meters high from sea level. The city is on the north bank of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the YarlungTsangpo River was the capital of the first Tibetan emperor Songstan Gampo.

The city has a history over 13 centuries Discover Lhasa 4 nights 5 days Trip includes a visit to the majestic Potala palace, the impressive Norbulingka (summer retreat of the Dalai Lama), the consecrated Jokhang temple and the busy Barkhor square. The city is synonymous with the Tibetan culture and heritage offering an opportunity of a guided tour to the ancient monasteries of Sera and Drepung, important seats of Tibetan Buddhism, Potala Palace.

Short Itinerary

DayActivityAltitudeTime
1FlyKathmandu - Gongkar1 hr
DriveLhasa3658m2 hrs
2DriveLhasa
3DriveLhasa
4Day TripGandel Monastery
DriveLhasa
5FlyLhasa - Kathmandu1300m1 hr

Trip Information

The Cost Includes:

Accommodation Lhasa – Twin share including breakfast.

All airport transfers

Sightseeing as per itinerary by private coach (Haice van or Mini bus as per group size)

English speaking Tibetan guide

Tibet entry permit

Chinese visa fees

Flight ticket Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

American national has to pay USD100 extra top of above price for Chinese/Tibet visa fee

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

GONGGAR AIRPORT – LHASA (3658 m, 1 hour)

Our representative will receive you at Gonggar Airport along with your Tibetan guide. Further, we will drive to Lhasa (3658 meters) after the immigration formalities. After an hour drive to the old city we check in to the hotel for rest. For the day, relax and drink plenty of water to acclimatize in the high altitude.
Note: Today is rest day so we have no fixed program.
Day 2

SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

The sightseeing at Lasa will start after a refreshing breakfast. A whole day program will be briefed and an your tour will be guided by experienced guide to Sera Monastery offering an insight to the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. Norbulingka is the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama where you pay a visit. The building was ready in 1956 with richly decorated by Tibetan carvings and paintings. The Tibetan cultural glimpse can also be seen in the Jokhang temple. We can spend some time walking around the busy Barkhor Square and escort back for the hotel.
Day 3

SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

Today, we visit the majestic Potala Palace, the imposing structure, for sightseeing. You will be guided through the structure of Potala Palace which dominates the landscape of Lasha. You can experience best Tibetan art as we continue through the ancient chambers. The palace has the vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues along with the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas.
Further, you will be guided to visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery and observe nuns and monks chanting mantra and performing religious discourses. Finally, we will escort you back to hotel for pleasant rest.

Note: The sightseeing of the places will be decided as per the order decided by the Guide since only limited numbers of visitors are allowed to visit the Potala Palace.

Day 4

GANDEN MONASTERY (DAY TRIP)

Ganden Monastery, the very first Gelug Pa ( Yellow hat tradition of Buddhism ) monastery to be founded in Tibet by the great founder of Yellow hat tradition, the source of the great traditions of Dalai Lamas, Penchen Lamas and various other highly respected Buddhist personages!
Its history dates back to the 15th century, visit the monastery and do a short trek around the monastery, it is a leisurely and more relaxing day! After lunch we do a short trek around the monaster “The kora, holy circuit” and on to Trupshi village. Late afternoon return to Lhasa for overnight stay.
Day 5

Hotel – AIRPORT – KATHMANDU (1300 m, 1 hr)

We leave to Gonggar airport to fly back to Kathmandu.
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