Lhasa and More

Silently located to the Northern border of India and guarded by the astounding natural barrier the Great Himalayas; lies the ancient land of Tibet that showcases an unparalleled beauty and majesty. Tibet, often referred to as the 'Roof of the World', stands aloof as the largest and highest plateau on Earth.

Our first stop on this incredible classic tour will lead us through the ancient city of Lhasa. This wondrous city is generally regarded as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture, and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its powerful and ancient architecture. The numerous temples and monasteries surrounding the city, such as the Jokhang, Drepung and Sera, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries will leave you with a sense of astonishment for years to come. Next we will be visiting the holy lake of Namtso. Namtso Lake is the highest lake in the world sitting at 4,718m above sea level and was voted the one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet by Chinese National Geographic magazine. The next day we drive to town of Gyantse and further to Shigatse. We will visit Gyantse - Kumbum chorten, with its extraordinary paintings and sculptures dating back to the 15th century, and Shigatse - where we stroll around the intriguing complex of the Tashilhumpo Monastery before heading back to Lhasa. We catch the flight back to Kathmandu with fond memories.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m)
Day 04: Sightseeing of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery
Day 05: Sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market
Day 06: Lhasa - Namtso lake-Lhasa
Day 07: Lhasa to Gyangtse, visit Gyangtse Dzong and Kumbum and then drive to Shigatse
Day 08: Visit Tashilimpo Monastery then drive back to Lhasa
Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure

Trip Facts

Country: Nepal & Tibet
Best Period: May to July & Sept to Oct
Number of Days: 09 Nights / 10 Days
In Nepal: 03 Nights
In Tibet: 06 Nights
Flights: Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu & Tibet
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

Country: Nepal & Tibet
People: Tibetan & Chinese
Language: Tibeto Burmese, Tibetan and Chinese
Mountains: Mt. Everest, Mt. Kunlun, Mt. Himalaya, Mt. Gandis, Mt. Henduan, Mt Makalu, etc.
Highest Altitude: Mayum La (5,151m)
Lake: Namtso Lake

Maps

Map of Lhasa and More