Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa city.
We can arrange your arrival in Lhasa from anywhere. You can either join the trip from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or any nearby hub. You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa at (3,650 meters). It takes around 2 hours roughly to reach the old city. On the way, you will see the Giant Stone Buddha carved into the side of a mountain. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take rest and take it easy. Drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa’s high altitude. Note: There are no fixed programs arranged for today. O/n at Hotel
Day 2: We begin our truly interesting sightseeing in this ancient city of Lhasa.
After breakfast, you will be briefed on the day's program. An experienced guide will take you on a tour to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. At the famous Sera Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You also pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. Completed in1956, the handsome building is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings. Jokhang temple provides yet another glimpse of the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. You will also get the chance to stroll around the busy & happening Barkhor Square, the nerve centre of Lhasa. After the day's tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel. Barkhor Street: this is a circular street that stretches around the Jokhang Temple in the center of the old section of Lhasa; it is the oldest street in typical Tibetan style in, where you can strike up a deal with the local Tibetan vendors for the unique handicrafts which are rarely seen anywhere else on earth. Barkhor Street is one of the most venerated religious routes along which pilgrims walk around Jokhang Temple while turning prayer wheels in their hands. Jokhang Temple: sits in the center of the old section of Lhasa, built in 647 AD by Songtsen Gampo and his two foreign wives, and later expanded by successive rulers. The temple has now become a huge architectural complex and the spiritual center of Tibet.O/n at hotel
Day 3: Further insightful exploration in & around Lhasa.
After an early breakfast, you will be escorted by your guide to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace is a landmark & dominates the landscapes of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you get to see Tibetan art at its best. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. Later in the day you will visit the beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After the day's tour is over, you are escorted back to your hotel for a well-earned rest. Note: Since only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit the Potala Palace every day, the order of sightseeing places will be decided upon by your guide. Potala Palace: an iconic monument in Lhasa, Potala palace is nestled high up on Marpo Ri Hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa Valley, it is the greatest architectural structure in Tibet and one of the most famous ancient building in the world. The construction was started in 641 AD and it was rebuilt by the Fifth Dalai Lama in three years, while the Thirteenth Dalai Lama extended and repaired it into what it is now. Drepung Monastery: the principal monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet, Drepung monastery stands on the slope of the majestic Mount Gambo Utse; it was built in 1416 AD and this monastery is the place where each reincarnation of the Dalai Lama received his training. In its heydays, it had more than 10,000 monks. Now it is home to about 700 monks only after Tibet became an autonomous region of china. O/n at Hotel
Day 4: Depart Lhasa for Kathmandu or a destination of your choice.
After your morning breakfast, you are transferred to Gonggar airport, fly back to Kathmandu or catch a train to Beijing or Chengdu. The choice is absolutely yours to decide