ARRIVE KATHMANDU (1300M)
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff and escort you to the Hotel. You will be informed of your pick up time for your complimentary dinner. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU
After breakfast today take time to enjoy a day of relaxed sightseeing on a guided tour of some of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding Valley. Join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering saddhus (holy men) at Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Take time to walk around Bodhnath (Boudha) stupa, the largest in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Boudha is also the centre of Tibetan culture in Nepal and a wonderfully vibrant, interesting community. Then visit palace square, temples and the living goddess Kumari at Kathmandu Durbar Square in central Kathmandu and then visit monkey temple of Swoyambhunath. Later today transferred back to your hotel.
FLY KATHMANDU TO LHASA (3650M)
After breakfast we’ll transfer to the International airport for our flight to Lhasa, one of the most dramatic and scenic short flights in the world. Upon arrival at Gongkar airport we’ll be met by our local Tibetan representatives before we start the drive to Lhasa. Arriving in Lhasa it’s time to check in at the hotel and the remainder of today is at leisure to relax and acclimatize.
Today we’ll take time to explore the heart of Tibet, the holy and forbidden city of Lhasa. During today and tomorrow we’ll take time to explore the heart of Tibet, the holy and forbidden city of Lhasa. Explore the vast halls and chapels of impressive Potala Palace, former home of the Dali Lamas and an awe inspiring landmark that dominates the skyline over Lhasa. Join the medieval bustle of pilgrims, worshippers, performers and traders in and around Jokhang Temple, the most revered religious structure in Tibet. Follow the pilgrimage circuit along the ancient streets of the old town around Barkhor Bazaar. Enjoy the solemnity of holy Dreprung Monastery, once the largest monastery in the world and now the largest and richest monastery in Tibet, founded in 1416 and a place of study for many of the most learned lamas. At serene Sera Monastery, enjoy watching the monks animatedly debating the Buddhist scriptures and see the wonderful collection of ancient murals and statues as well as scriptures written in gold powder, wonderful scroll paintings, tapestries and thangkas that can be seen throughout. Relax overnight at the hotel and surrounds in Lhasa.
Today after breakfast we take time to explore Norbulinka Palace, in Tibetan ‘beautiful gardens’ and the summer palace home for the 7th to the 14th Dalai Lama. Later this afternoon, you will have leisure time to stroll around on your own for any last minute shopping. Overnight in your hotel.
FLY TO KATHMANDU
Today your guide will transfer you to Gongkar airport for taking your flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
You will have full day of leisure time to rest and relax in hotel or just take one of our extension trips. Overnight at hotel.
USD per person based on 1 pax
- 04 nights twin/double share accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in specified hotel in Kathmandu
- 01 full day guided sightseeing as per itinerary in private vehicle with all entrance fees included
- Welcome dinner
- Airport pick up and drop
- 04 nights twin/double share accommodation bed and breakfast basis in specified hotel in Tibet
- Economy flight Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu
- Group Chinese paper visa
- Tibet Special Permit
- All entry fees to the sites and monasteries in Tibet
- 01 English speaking, license holder Local Tibetan guide
- All sightseeing in private vehicle
- Airport pick up and drop
- International flight to and from Nepal
- Lunch or dinner in Kathmandu & Tibet
- Flight supplement for business class
- Any personal clothing
- Your personal insurance
- Any extra cost incurred in the event of landslides, flight delays/cancellation and personal nature expenses or due to any other events which are beyond our control
- Anything not included in Service Includes section
The Best of Lhasa
Tibet, with its vast landscapes from the verdant forest to the arid dry moonscapes, huddled in the rainshadow behind the mass range of the northern Himalaya, certainly makes this land as mysterious as it was for centuries and it still retains the feel of the medieval period and a tinge of Shangri-la. Located with pride at an average altitude of over 3000 meter, today mankind’s enthusiasm and curiosity has flung open the “Mighty doors” to experience the lifestyle, culture and landscape of this “Virgin Land”.