Lhasa sightseeing tour is a cultural Tibet tour and a short hiking and natural tour around Lhasa. Lhasa sightseeing tour will visit Lhasa, the historical capital of Tibet, straddles the banks of the Kyichu river, where the valley opens out to its fullest extent. Lhasa is also the cultural, religious and political center of Tibet Autonomous Region as well as the administrative head quarters of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Lhasa sightseeing tour will take you to visit the Potala Palace, the seat of the Dalai Lamas and the most significant traditional nine storeys high building. The Potala Palace was originally, built in the 7th century by the 33rd Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo and it was expended to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. The Potala Palace has more than 1300 years history and it is recorded in the world heritage site of the UNESCO.
The Jokang temple which has more than 1300 years history and also recorded in the world heritage site of the UNESCO. The ancient Bharkor Bazar where you can buy lots of Tibetan traditional souvenirs and enjoy a pilgrimage Kora aroun the Jokang temple with local pilgrims from different regions of Tibet. The two biggest Tibetan monastic colleges of Drepung and Sera. Both of them have several hundred monks, studying Buddhist philosophy. You will see lots of pilgrims are gathering around Lhasa city
during your Lhasa sightseeing tour.
Our Lhasa sightseeing tour is much more different than the normal Lhasa sightseeing tours that other travel agents organize. In our Lhasa sightseeing tour, we arrange you not only the most important cultural and pilgrimage site of Lhasa city but also a day trip to Yamdrok lake with a Tibetan family visit and a very beautiful day trip to Ganden monastery which is to the east of Lhasa city at the distance of 60km and a Tibetan Thangka factory.
This one day Tibet travel will show you Tibetan traditional villages surround by beautiful fertile agricultural land of Tibet and great Ganden monastery which was built in the 15th century and it is the most important monastery of the Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. After the sightseeing, you will take a beautiful Monastery Kora or a trek around the monastery which takes you two hours and give a you panoramic view of the whole Kyichu valley.
Another Tibet day trip
to Yamdrok lake during Lhasa sightseeing tour, located to the south of Lhasa city at the distance of 100km from Lhasa. You will drive through the Kyichu valley and crossing Gampala pass via many zigzags. Enjoy the extreme panoramic view of Yamdrok lake and Mount Noejing Kangsang from the top of the pass. You will visit a Tibetan family on the way back to Lhasa.
|Days||Trip Outline||Daily Activity||Accommodation||Guide & Driver||Meal|
|01||Arrival in Lhasa by train or air and transfer downtown Lhasa (3650m/45km)||Arrival in Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station, Barhmaputra river, Kyichu valley, Lhasa city||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|02||Lhasa sightseeing tour||Visit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|03||Lhasa sightseeing tour||Visit Drepung and Sera monasteries||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|04||Day trip to Ganden monastery (4300m/60km) and back to Lhasa (3650m/120km)||Visit Ganden monastery, traditional Tibetan villages, small Tibetan Thangka factory||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|05||Day trip to Yamdrok lake (4470m/100km)||Visit Yamdrok lake, Gampala pass, 4794m, Tibetan family visit||Lubhum Tsang Boutique hotel or similar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|06||Drive to Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600m/45km)||Ancient holy Lhasa city, Kyichu valley, Lhasa airport|
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
- All necessary Tibet travel permits
- Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
- Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
- All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Tibet tour
- Yamdrok lake conservation fee
- One local Tibetan tour guide
- Oxygen incase needed during your Tibet travel
- Both international and domestic flight tickets
- Lunch and dinner during Tibet travel
- Tibet train tickets
- China Tibet visa
- And personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
- Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expense during your Tibet travel