Lhasa tibetan guide

Lhasa tibetan guide

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4 days private city tour

 Package is a short and simple trip that takes you through the best part of the holy city Lhasa by appreciating its prominent historical architects of Potala Palace, mystical Jokahng temple, sprawling Sera and Drepung monastery. Your arrival to Lhasa will be greeted by the lovely blue sky and impressive glimpse of gigantic Potala palace perched on small mount called red hill, while during the couple of days acclimation and jet-lag alleviation, you will deeply overwhelmed by visiting numbers of world heritages and mystical temples, both Potala palace and Jokhang temple are main focal points of Tibetan pilgrims since centuries ago.

Nevertheless, Lhasa Tour will be most unique tours in Tibet. The bustling street around the Jokhang temple is one of the most devotional circuit known as Bakhor and you will have great chance to walk shoulder to shoulder with devoted pilgrims came from allover Tibet, moreover, visiting Drepung and Sera monastery elaborate your understanding about the Tibetan Buddhism and its practices; it is a real pleasure to explore the busy cobbled lanes twisting around the aged buildings in the sprawling monasteries of Drepung and Sera monastery.


 

Summary Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m).      Pick up and transfer to hotel, rest at hotel.

Day 02 Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor street, Johkang Temple, Potala Palace Simiiar hotel

Day 03 Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery Similiar hotel

Day 04 Depart from Tibet Send off to train/airport


 

Detail Itinerary


Day 1: Lhasa arrival (3650m)


You arrive at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport or the train station. The airport is 62 km/ 39 miles away from the city, and it takes approximately one hour to get to the hotel from there. On the way to Lhasa, you will enjoy beautiful views of the mountains.The train station is located in Lhasa, and you will only need a short transfer to the hotel.Depending on the time of your arrival, you might have some free time to spend in Lhasa. Our guides will be happy to advise you on what you can do with your time in Lhasa. After you check in the hotel, you are welcome to explore the city, visit nearby temples, do some shopping, try delicious Tibetan food in one of the local restaurants, or just take a rest.  Walking around Bakhor Street can be an excellent choice for your first day in Lhasa. You will join crowds of pilgrims, local Tibetans, and monks circumambulating the Jokhang Temple.Most importantly, on your first day in Tibet, be sure to relax, enjoy your day and allow some time for acclimatizing.



Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing  (3650m)

 Today  in the morning your guide will meet you in a Hotel lobby and first place you are going to visit is one of the oldest temple in Lhasa (Johkang Temple), Build in 7th century by 33rd Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo, after Temple you can walk around the Baker Street, this street is one of the most beautiful place to explore people and its culture,  in the afternoon you will going to visit Potala Palace this place was build in 7th century by 33rd Buddhist king and rebuild in present size by 5th Dalai Lama in 17th century.   Staying overnight at Hotel in Lhasa 


Day 3: lhas Sightseeing 

Today you will going to visit one of the largest Monastery of Gelukpa sect of Tibetan buddhism, its call Drepong monastery, build in 1416th by Jamming Chojay Tasha Plden on of the great student of Master Tsongapa.  After lunch we are going to visit Sera monastery this is also third largest monastery of Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and build in 1419 by Jachen Chojay Sakya yeshi student of Master Tsongapa, Staying overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.



DAY 04. LHASA AIRPOR/TRAIN STATION SEND OFF.

Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your goodbyes and depart for your next destination. 

6 Days Tibet Culture Tour

Yarlung River
Yarlung River

this tour package include Lhasa City tour and you will get time to explore outside of Lhasa, including Yamdrok Lake, Kharo la glacier and 14th century old Tibetan buddhist monastery at Gyangtse Palchok Monastery, special thing about this monastery is it has 14th century wallpainting and old clay made statue of buddha and this monastery has a very magnificent buddhist stupa and you can explore inside stupa, stupa has ten thousand figure of buddha including clay figure and wall painting.  once you get to shigatse you can explore Tashi Lhunpo monastery which was build in 14th century by First Dalai Lama. Shigatse is second largest city next to Lhasa and you also walk around the old town to explore old Tibetan market. On the way back from shigatse to Lhasa, you will see the Yarlung River and also get time to see the Tibetan family run incense factory at Nyimo County.

 

Summary itinerary 


6 DAYS Culture tour

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3650m) Pick up and transfer to hotel, rest at hotel. Hotel in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor street, Johkang Temple, Potala Palace Hotel in Lhasa

Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery Hotel in Lhasa

Day 4 Drive from Lhasa to Gyangtse and then to shigatse 300k.m around 8 hours drive including stops at scenic site and lunch break 

Day 5 visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and drive back to Lhasa 280 k.m it takes around 6 hours to stop for photos on the way.  

Day 6      Lhasa Airport/ Train station send off 

 


 

 

Detail Tour itinerary


DAY 01. ARRIVAL IN LHASA BY AIR OR TRAIN AND MEET WITH OTHER TRAVELERS A short flight to Tibet from Kathmandu or mainland China gives you a panoramic view of the snowy Himalayan ranges, while  the long train ride over the high plateau, crossing the mighty Tanggula Mountains gets you to Lhasa through the stunning scenery along the route. On your arrival in Lhasa, whether train station or airport, your guide will be there to greet you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The 60km trip from the airport in Gonggar County takes around an hour using the recently-built Airport Expressway, while the 25km drive from the railway station across the river takes around 30 minutes. At your hotel you can check in and meet the other members of your group. For the rest of the day, you can rest and take it easy, to allow your body to acclimatize to the higher altitude of Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

DAY 02. LHASA ESCORTED TOUR Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and the bustling Barkhor Street.  As today is the first full day on the high-altitude plateau, you may feel a little headache or nausea from the symptoms of altitude sickness. This is common for travelers to Tibet, and normally subsides after a day or two of rest and hydration as the body adjusts.   The morning starts with a trip to the Old Lhasa city, where we will visit the sacred Jokhang Temple. The most holy temple in Tibet, Jokhang has been a major pilgrimage destination for over a thousand years, and is always busy with pilgrims. After touring the inside of the temple, you will be able to walk around Barkhor Street, the devotional kora route around the temple, and the biggest market area in Lhasa Old City.   In the afternoon, we will tackle the steps up the Red Hill to visit the Potala Palace, the most iconic landmark in Tibet, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. First constructed in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, the modern palace buildings were built over the original fortress in the 17th century as the new home and seat of government of the Dalai Lama. The rest of the day is yours to rest or explore the streets.  Stay overnight in Lhasa.  

DAY 03. LHASA TOUR Attractions: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. The second full day in Lhasa starts with a visit to the Drepung Monastery, which used to be the largest monastery in the world, housing more than 10,000 monks and lamas. The original residence of the Dalai Lama before the construction of the Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery has been damaged several times over the years, but the narrow twisting lanes between the monastic residences are still a thrilling place to explore.   After the tour of Drepung, we will travel to Sera Monastery in the afternoon, located a few kilometers north of the Jokhang Temple. Built in the15th century by a disciple of Tsongkhapa, Jamchen Choji Sakya Yeshi, the monastery holds a number of monastic colleges, with several hundred monks from across Tibet in residence. The best attraction of the monastery for tourists is the famous philosophical and theological debates of the monks, which happens in the debating courtyard every afternoon except Sunday Stay overnight in Lhasa.

DAY 4: LHASA (3,656m) - GYANTSE (3,977m) – SHIGATSE (3,845m), 356km, 7hrs. Attractions: Yamdrok Lake, Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar Glacier, Gyantse Kumbum Stupa, and Pelkor Chode monastery. Today we start to drive southwest, through the zigzag road that climbs up to the Gampa La pass (4,794m), from where you will be amazed by the breathtaking glimpse of holy Lake Yamdrok, with its turquoise waters and the snow-capped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. We continue to drive alongside the lake for a few kilometers to get us to the lunch stop at Nagartse.   The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the many magnificent valleys and exquisite Tibetan villages that we pass through. En route to Shigatse, we will stop at Karo La (5,150m) to see the holy Mount Nyenchen Kangsar glacier. On arrival in Gyantse, we will visit the famous Kumbum stupa in the Pelkor Chode Monastery. This magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet, and is not only well known for its architecture, but also for its old sculptures and paintings that are all around its inner walls. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Shigatse (3,845m), which is only 90km. Stay overnight in Shigatse.  

DAY 5: SHIGATSE TO LHASA BY Attractions: Tashilhunpo monastery. Today we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. The Tashilhunpo Monastery was built by the 1st Dalai Lama, Gedun Drup, in 1447, and later became the seat of the Panchen Lama lineage. There you will see the tombs of 7 passed Panchen Lamas, and it is a real pleasure to pass through the busy cobbled lanes twisting around the aged buildings that are used as monks apartments. After the monastery tour, we will go for lunch together and enjoy a short walk with our tour guide around the local Shigatse markets. Today we have two possible options, based on the group size and transportation situation. We can drive back to Lhasa. On the road you will be stoped to see the incence factory at Nyimo county.

DAY 6: LHASA TRAIN STATION OR AIRPORT SEND OFF.After a hearty breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for the trip to the train station or airport for your travel out of Tibet. It is time to say goodbye, and continue on to the next destination in your plans. Before you leave, we would appreciate you completing our short evaluation survey, either on the feedback form or by sending us an email.