3 Nights 4 Days Lhasa Short Tour

Introduction
This tour offers fun-filled adventurous journey around cultural heritages and historical places of Lhasa. Two blissful days are packaged in your trip for exploring the charismatic wonders of Lhasa. Lhasa, most popularly known as ‘Sunlight City’, is regarded as the heart and soul of Tibet and hence is the number one tourist destination in Tibet. Visits to white and ochre fortress of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple can be quite spiritually rejuvenating experience. Potala Palace is a UNESCO world heritage and features an overwhelming array of intricate murals, temples, stupas, tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas, exquisite Tibetan Mandalas and other relics of Tibetan history. Jokhang temple lying 2 km to the east is another Tibetan religious site. If you wish to glimpse into Tibetan culture, what could be more insightful than exploring Barkhor markets! As you wander around the markets, you witness Tibetan arts, culture, custom and tradition. With so much to see and explore in Lhasa, this will truly be an unforgettable experience.

Highlights:

  • 3 nights / 4 days in Lhasa with guided sightseeing tours of cultural and historical hearts of Lhasa
  • English speaking Local Tibetan Guide
  • Comfortable transportation / hotels with Tibetan character wherever possible
  • complete hassle free Chinese (Tibetan) travel documentation 

Outlined Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 4 : Departure

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Once you relinquish your delicious breakfast, you straightaway make arrangements for your sightseeing tour. Your experienced guide accompanies you to the famous monasteries of Tibet. On your awe-inspiring visit to SERA MONASTERY, you are introduced to the important aspects of Buddhism. After lunch, you once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you pay a visit to NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around BARKHOR MARKETS is another major highlight of the day. Finally, you head back to your hotel for relaxation and refreshments.

Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa
On this day you get more acquainted with the mystiques of Lhasa. In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to view majestic POTALA PALACE towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration. Later in the noon after lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped DREPUNG MONASTERY. You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After this religious journey, you eventually return to your hotel for delicious dinner and well-eared peaceful sleep.

Day 4: Depart Lhasa
You will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight home.

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary on bed & breakfast (BB) basis.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Transportation as per the itinerary by necessary vehicle. 
  • Monastery entrance fee.
  • Tibet Travel permits.
  • Emergency mineral water in the vehicle.
  • Emergency portable oxygen cylinder in the vehicle.
  • Trip briefing by Tibet expert & entertain question.
  • Trip Information pack.
  • Gift pack (prayer flag or string of flag & paper prayer Lungta).

Note: Offer Prayer flag or Lungta (string of prayer flag) in high passes, temple for good fortune or long life.

SERVICES EXCLUDED:

  • Tibet Visa Fee
  • Travel insurance. 
  • Expenses during any rescue operation.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner 
  • Alcoholic beverages & bar bills.
  • All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Gratuity to staff.
  • Services of Porterage and other vehicles in between in case of landslides and other natural calamities beyond our control and expenses incurred during rescue services.
  • Additional portable oxygen cylinder (US$ 20 per bottle).
  • Services not mentioned herein.
  • Airfare

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