Day 1: Arrival & Acclimatization
|Arrival & Acclimatization||Arrival & Acclimatization|
Schedule today: Arrival in Lhasa at airport or train station, pick-up and transfer to hotel for acclimatization, or you can have your free time hanging out at this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.
Day 2: Lhasa City Tour (Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history)
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
|The Potala Palace||The Jokhang Temple|
Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, you will have your own free time wandering around the Barkchor Street, the oldest bazaar in Tibet.
Day 3: Lhasa City Tour (Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet)
Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and under the meaning of their gestures with the help your guide.
|Sera Monastery||Drepung Monastery|
Day 4: Lhasa City Tour - Lhundrub (Linzhou) (Tour of Bird Watching)
Highlights: Reting Monastery, Bird Watching
Schedule today: In the morning, we will head to Lhundrub County, around 70km from Lhasa, is dotted with small monasteries and temples that rarely get a foreigner visitor. Most of the sites here are spread across the lush and fertile Phenyul Valley. Which will be quite good for bird watching from early Oct to late March, and the best time to go is from Jan. To Feb. Especially for black-necked crane, tadorna ferruginea, bar-headed goose, fish gulls, anas penelope and mallard. Then we will head to Reting Monastery which is 25km from the crossroads settlement of Phongdo which has a ruined dzong and is overlooked by a mountain of near-perfect conical proportions. The monastery dates back to 1056. It was initially associated with Atisha but in its later years it had an important connection with the Gelugpaorder and the Dalai Lamas.
|Tour of Bird Watching in Tibet||Tour of Bird Watching in Tibet|
Day 5: Lhundrub - Lhasa
Highlights: Ganden Monastery
Schedule today: Then we will drive back to Lhasa with a detour to Ganden Monastery. On the way, we will drive along the beautiful Yaluzangbu River and valley. Ganden Monastery is the ancestral monastery of the Gelugpa sect, now the most influential sect in the Tibetan Buddhism. With a kora around the Monastery, you will see very good view of Lhasa river valley.
|Ganden Monastery||Lhasa River Valley|
Day 6: Departure transfer
Schedule: Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station, tour ends.
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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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