Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Throughout the history, Lhasa has remained the spiritual, political and economic centre of Tibet. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet. A visit to Lhasa is not just the visit of Tibet’s capital but it will allow an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit the numerous heritage sites and watch the daily life of the Tibetans. This is what known as Lhasa sightseeing tour.
Our trip starts with a spectacular flight across the Himalaya from Kathmandu to Lhasa. You will see Mt Everest and a long range of the Himalayas from the flight. In Lhasa we visit the holiest of Tibetan Temple Jokhang and the nearby traditional market place of Bharkhor bazzar. Watching the Tibetan pilgrims who come to this temple from all over Tibet is a great experience and gives an insight on the religious Tibetan life. Our tour also covers the famous Potala and Norbulingka Palace of the Dalai Lamas and important Gelugpa monasteries of Drepung and Sera where there used to be up to 10,000 monks in the days gone. The sights and atmosphere in Lhasa is very different, unusual and unique. With exotic impressions and memories of Lhasa and its friendly religious people we return to Kathmandu by flight or to mainland China as per you further plan. This tour is suitable for people having very short holiday to visit Tibet or for elderly people who can not cope with high altitude in other parts of Tibet or for people who want to travel to Tibet with their kids. If you fly to Kathmandu after the tour, you require to go for five days itinerary to catch the next flight to Kathmandu. However, those flying to China after the tour can go for four days itinerary. Here are both: see the itineraries.
Diffculties and Safety
Tour in Lhasa is a medium thing with some of small uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain. Make sure you have an average walking experience to enjoy the tour. Altitude will not be the major problem still drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern.
Your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in some remote regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide accommodations in Kathmandu and Lhasa on your choice. All the accommodation in the city and tour will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Lhasa sightseeing tour, we can enjoy Tibetan food, vegetables and beverages as well the more common international cuisine (Continental, Tibetan, Italian, Indian etc.). Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be served during tour, only breakfast include at Kathmandu Hotel.
Best Time To VisitThe visit season depends the place that located at different latitude, each place has its own distinct weather and climate. Thus, the best time to visit those places of interest also varies. With an average temperature, visitors can enjoy most warm days and cool nights during the year. In summer everything looks perfect. Trees turn green and flowers begin blooming. Meanwhile, oxygen level in summer is twice higher than in winter. Moreover in the different festival time, every places has offer an excellent chance to participate in the folk activities with locals.But for the natural scenery winter is not so vibrant as summer.
You are advised to consider the required equipment as essentials while packing. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to your requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.