Glimpse of Lhasa

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April-November
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  Glimpse of Lhasa
  Tibet Overland Tour
  Everest Base Camp
  Mount Kailash & Mansarovar

 

Highlights of this tour include two full days sightseeing of the capital city, Lhasa: we will visit the impressive Buddhists temples and the cultural city: the Potala Palace, the imposing winter residence of the Dalai Lama, situated 200m over the city with its 13 floors and 1000 rooms and the graves of Dalai Lama in the cellars; Jokhang temple, Bharkhor market, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, dated 1419 is the last Yellow cap Monastery of Lhasa region.

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu-Lhasa.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport & fly to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar Airport (95 km away from Lhasa), drive to Lhasa.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

After breakfast, explore the Lhasa city. Today, we will visit:

The Potala Palace:

The Potala is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and a structure that deserves a place as one of the wonders of eastern architecture. The Potala is a structure of massive proportions, an awe-inspiring place to explore as Potala lies dormant like a huge museum, and this nine storey structure was completed on 3 years. You can see Throne Room, Meditation Room, Bedroom of the Dalai Lama, Chapels of different Buddhist Gods & Goddesses.

Drepung Monastery.

Drepung Monastery is situated about 8 KM to the west of central Lhasa, and was one of the world's largest monastery, with a population of around 10000 monks. Drepung was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk. Inside the Drepung Monastery you can observe: Ganden Palace, Main Assembly Hall, Ngagpa College, Loseling College & other Colleges.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang is the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Although little remains Of its 7th century origins and most of the sculptures that adorn its interior post date the Cultural Revolution, the Jokhang bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery, is an unrivalled Tibetan Experience.

Inside the Jokhang temple are the Four Guardian Kings, two on either side. Beyond this point is the main assembly hall or Dukhang, a paved courtyard that is open to the sky. At the end of the courtyard and just before the entrance to the interior of the Jokhang itself is a long altar marked by a row of flickering butter lamps. You can also find the chapels of different gods & goddess inside the Jokhang.


The Norbulingkha

The Norbulingkha, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas, situated in the western part of the town. The first summer palace was founded by 7th Dalai Lama in 1755. You can see the Palace of 8th Dalai Lama, Summer Palace of 13th Dalai Lama inside the Norbulingkha. Norbulingkha means Jewel Park.

Day 04: Transfer to the Gongar airport & Fly to Kathmandu.

 

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