Kathmandu Valley & Lhasa Tibet Tour

kathmandu lhasa tour

Lhasa, most popularly known as ‘Sunlight City’, is regarded as the heart and soul of Tibet and hence is the number one tourist destination in Tibet. Visits to white and ochre fortress of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple can be quite spiritually rejuvenating experience. Potala Palace is a UNESCO world heritage and features an overwhelming array of intricate murals, temples, stupas, tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas, exquisite Tibetan Mandalas and other relics of Tibetan history. If you wish to glimpse into Tibetan culture, what could be more insightful than exploring Barkhor markets! As you wander around the markets, you witness Tibetan arts, culture, custom and tradition. With so much to see and explore in Lhasa, this will truly be an unforgettable experience.


Day 01: Arrive Lhasa
Fly from Kathmandu, Beijing or Chengdu to Gongar Airport, Lhasa in Tibet. Upon arrival you will be met by your Tibet Guide and transferred (90 Kms) to Lhasa. Hotel.

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing

Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet. Hotel.

Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing

Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center & Norbulinka Palace. Hotel.

Day 04: Lhasa - Gyangtse

Drive via Yamdrok Tso, the Turquoise Lake, to Gyangtse across Kampa-la (5050 m) & Karo-la (5045 m) passes. Visit Kubum Stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery. Hotel.

Day 05: Gyangtse - Shalu - Shigatse

Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Tibetan Buddhist religious hierarchy & Shigatse Market. Hotel.

Day 06: Shigatse - Sakya - Shegar

Drive to Shegar across Tsou-la pass (4500 m) & Gyatso-la pass
(5220 m). En route visit Sakya Monastery. Hotel.

Day 07: Shegar - Zhangmu

Drive over Lalung-la pass to Zhangmu. Enjojoy great views of the peaks of the Himalayan Range. En route visit Milarepa Cave. Hotel.

Day 08: Kathmandu, Nepal

Walk across Friendship Bridge to Nepal & transfer to Kathmandu.
End of overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

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