4 days
Duration
3/10
Physicality
US$ 125.00
Single Supplement

Lhasa City Tour

Lhasa city tour shall visit Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century. It contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, and more…;

Nowadays, the rapidly developed Lhasa city is now not only the previously religious center, but also with many modern developed Tibetan Style shopping mall.

On this trip, we will first to visit the Norbulingka Palace which was the summer palace of Dalai Lama, and then we will visit the Tibet Museum to learn the history of Tibet; once we acclimating to the altitude, we will visit Potala palace, and one great meditation caves of Drakyerpa. In addition to those religious sites of Lhasa, we will visit to one of the 4 holiet lake in Tibet, the Yamdrok lake

  • Departure Date: Daily departure
  • A confirmation of 15 days prior to your departure is needed for applying Tibet Travel Permits
  • Arrive Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
    Departure Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
    Activity Culture sightseeing
    Group size

    Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

    INCLUDED
    Licensed English-speaking guide
    Tibet Travel Permits
    Accommodation based on double occupancy
    Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
    Arrival and departure airport transfers
    Transportation
    Walking and driving tour per itinerary
    Breakfast
    NOT INCLUDED
    Medical costs China visa fees
    Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
    Single supplement
    D1

    Arrive in Lhasa

    Arrive in Lhasa airport, meet your guide, and then drive to your hotel. En route, we’ll visit to Nie-Tang Buddha, a Buddha image engraved in the face of the mountain. In the afternoon we’ll take a walk to Norbulingkar, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama.


    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

    D2

    Lhasa Visit

    We’ll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street.
    Potala Palace , the winter palace of the Dalai Lama dominates the skyline of Lhassa atop the crest of Marpo Ri hill, the seventh-century Potala is considered Lhasa’s holiest destination for a pilgrimage. Going up the hill, a stone path leads to the 14-story, 1,000-room. Each day, thousands of pilgrims give the prayer wheels a clockwise spin as they make their way to the entrance.
    The Jokhang Temple is the home of the statutes of the revered Buddha, Shakyamuni. While all Buddhist statues are adorned with colorful brocade, pearls, turquoise, coral, and silver, solid gold bowls of holy water rest before Shakyamuni as well as offerings of Yuan (money) and khatas (scarves) left by pilgrims.

    Then after we will stroll around in the Barkhor street


    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

    D3

    Lhasa of Drak Yerpa Caves & Yamdrok Lake

    Drak Yerpa cave was built on a hillside with more than 80 meditation caves. Drak Yerpa is described as the “life tree” or spiritual axis of Lhasa. The site had a powerful spiritual heritage was visited by Songsten Gampo, Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsoygel, Padampa Sanggye, and Asisha. It was the home of some hermits, monks, and nuns. Tucci in 1949 describes it as follows: “Yerpa appeared suddenly before my eyes as a bend in the road, a cascade of small white buildings along steep, overgrown cliffs. You would think you weren’t in Tibet. Giant junipers and tufts of rhododendron topped a thick tangle of undergrowth, brushwood and grass victoriously fighting the hard barrenness of rocks. The cliffs were riddled with burrows and caves, some of which were so high up on an abrupt hill that it would have been risky to climb them.” For those with a particular interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Drak Yerpa hermitage is one of the holiest cave retreats in the Ü Region. Many ascetics have sojourned here and contributed to the area’s sanctity. The site is peaceful and has stunning views.

    In the afternoon we will explore the Yamdrok Lake which is one of four holy lakes, the other three are Lhamo La-tso Lake, Namtso Lake and Manasarovar Lake. It is revered as a talisman and is said to be part of the life-spirit of the Tibetan nation. If the largest lake in southern Tibet were to dry, then Tibet would no longer be habitable. The lake has nine islands, of which one houses the famous Samding Monastery. This monastery is interesting, as is the only Tibetan monastery headed by a female re-incarnation. Since it is not a nunnery, its female abbot heads a community of about thirty monks.


    Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

    D4

    Lhasa Departure

    Your tour ends today, you’ll be driven to the airport for departure.


    Overnigh | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

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