Lhasa City Tour

The city of Lhasa is located in the southern part of the Tibetan high plateau at an altitude of 3650m above sea level and on roughly the same longitude as Cairo. The valley in which Lhasa is situated is former by the river Kyichu, a tributary of the Tsangpo (which is known as the Brahmaputra in India). The dominant peaks surrounding Lhasa range between 4400m and 5300m above sea level.

The city itself is build on a plain of marshy grounds, dominated by the three hills, Marpori ("Red Mountain"), Chakpori ("Iron Mountain") and Barmari ("Rabbit Mountain"). The Lhasa valley is sheltered from the harsh winds that roam much of the Tibetan plateau, and the city benefits from a microclimate that can be termed moderate. Recent maximum summer daytime temperature was 28 degrees Celsius, wintertime temperatures average -15 degrees Celsius at night. The air is extremely dry throughout most of the year except during the summer rainy season Lhasa has more than 300 days of sunshine a year. In This Short trip in Lhasa you may enjoy with Tibetan History, culture a lot of monastery and White Water River.

    What's Included?

  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Tibet on B/B basis.
  • Tibet visa, road permit and Travel Permit.
  • English speaking guide in Nepal sightseeing and during Tibet Tour.
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary in Nepal.
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary in Tibet.
  • All sightseeing in Tibet as per Itinerary.
  • Staff's daily wages and Insurance if required.
  • All entry fees of Monasteries in Tibet side.
  • Cultural Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Our service charges.

Day 1 - Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)

Upon your arrival a representative of Himalayan Wonders will give you reception in our International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your confirmed accommodation in a private/tourist car/van/hiace/bus (Depending on group size) for overnight in BB Plan.

Day 2 - Rest, sightseeing, preparation, assignment and briefing

Himalayan Wonders organizes a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu Valley to make you live touch with the monuments, temples and monasteries such as durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or Swayambhunath etc. and provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for next trip to Tibet and evening briefing at your hotel or at the office.

Day 3 - Kathmandu to Lhasa Flight and Transfer to Hotel (3,650m)

A Himalayan Wonders representative will drop you to TIA for trip departure to Lhasa with your Tibet Permit and Visit Visa papers by China Air in the morning and after a 70 minute fly over the Higher mountains between Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga its' Tibet agent will give you welcome reception at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) with a 4WD vehicle to drive 60km in the completely smooth and blacktopped high way to Lhasa City and assist you to check in at your confirmed accommodation with BB Plan.Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River and in the Tibetan language means "Place of the Gods". Rest is important today as you acclimatize to the rarefied atmosphere of this high altitude city.

Day 4 - Sightseeing in and Around Lhasa

Today the Tibetan English speaking guide will take you to visit Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and the Norbulingka. Potala Palace, the erstwhile home of the Dalai Lama, was built in 637 AD atop a single hill by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Norbulingka, the erstwhile summer palace of Dalai Lama meaning 'Jewel Park', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of around 3,60,000 sq. m making it the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.

Day 5 - Sightseeing in and Around Lhasa

In the second day of Lhasa sightseeing, you will be taken to visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market. The Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries and once upon a time sheltered a community of more than 5,000 monks. Jokhang Monastery, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses, Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.

Day 6 - Lhasa to Kathmandu Fly Back

Early in the morning the guide will assist you to check out from hotel in Tsedang and drive to Airport to fly from Lhasa (3650m) to Kathmandu (1350m). In your morning flight you may assemble enjoy with wonderful Himalayan views of Nepal and Tibet. Himalayan Wonders represent will receive you in TIA and transfer to your confirmed hotel for your overnight accommodation at about late morning then you will have leisure time for shopping or rest in Kathmandu.

Day 7 - Kathmandu Sightseeing

Himalayan Wonders organizes a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu Valley to make you live touch with the monuments, temples and monasteries such as durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or Swayambhunath etc. and provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure of your destination to the next day. Your overnight accommodation remains unchanged in BB Plan. Snowy Horizon also offers farewell dinner at a typical Nepali cultural restaurant.

Day 8 - Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

With the farewell gift, our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.

    Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner in whole trip except farewell dinner (in Kathmandu and Tibet).
  • International Flight Ticket (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu).
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required and Personal accident insurance.
  • Rescue jeep if someone has to be back earlier than other group member.
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu and Tibet other than Itinerary.
  • Radio, Walkie - talkies and Filming permit.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Nepal re entry visa cost.
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