Lhasa Short Tour-5 days - Shenature Nepal
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Trip Facts

Arrival on

Lhasa

Accomodation

Standard Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Trip Level

Easy

Max. altitude

3650 meters

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Group Size

1 -10 persons

Trip Style

Cultural, Adventure

Departure From

Lhasa

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Trip Overview

Lhasa is a capital city of Tibet, one of the beautiful countries in Northern side of the Himalayan Range. Lhasa, the city of Shangri–La being at the highest altitude, has a religious atmosphere in its pure air. The land of Dalai Lama, a world famous Buddhist Monk, his valuable teachings, majestic world famous monasteries like Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, and many more are worth to explore. The atmosphere in Lhasa is enchanting with the religious mantra chanting and Himalayan fresh aroma.

Hightlights:

  • Explore the thin air in Lhasa
  • Observe world popular Monasteries in Lhasa
  • Educate Buddhism and its teaching
  • Explore serene lake Yamdrok Lake
  • Friendly locals with their warm host makes you love Lhasa

Description:

Lhasa Short Tour gives you a glimpse of Lhasa, the Capital City of Tibet. This trip is for those who want to explore Lhasa but have a short time frame. It makes you explore the Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Lhasa is popular as the roof of the world because of its high altitude. Being the Buddhist Country, Lhasa is popular for its different monasteries, its rituals and traditions are worth to explore. Friendly Tibetan locals and their hospitality are so nice that you will just love your trip to Lhasa. Though this country is still in far from modern society, then again you will like its uniqueness as this place is in the travel bucket list of many worldwide.

Lhasa Tour is the dream trip for many travel lovers. Lhasa is an exquisite country in the northern part of Nepal. Mount Qomolangma and Tibetan Monasteries, including Potala Palace and Dalai Lama, are world famous. Short Tour to Lhasa makes you enjoyable in beautiful nature of Tibet. Because of its popularity, Tibet Tourism is being world popular. Lhasa Tour has become in the bucket list for many. It is very easy to enter Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal. So, the SheNature team feels joy in organizing many tours to Tibet for the travel lovers all around the world. If you have more days, then Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour -9 days will be fine for you.

 

Itinerary

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Highlights
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Arriving in Lhasa, the ancient holy city of Tibet and Our Tibet travel guide and driver will be welcomed you at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Rest in the afternoon.

After breakfast, travel to Potala Palace which will take you 10 minutes from your hotel. THE POTALA PALACE is considered one of the great wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lamas, and is one of Tibet’s most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7 th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9th century, it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17 th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and Red palace (completed 1694). It has more than one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular in nature and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has numerous chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lamas which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. Afternoon, visit Jokang temple and Bharkor. JOKANG TEMPLE the Jokang is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. Located at the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high and it is constructed with enormous chapels including the most sacred statue of Budhha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays. 

NORBU LINGKA is the first summer Palace which was founded by the seventh Dalai Lama in 18th century and the first Palace Kelsang Podrang was also constructed as the same name as the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The eight Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso (1758-1804) did more initiated work on the Norbulingka, expending the gardens and digging a lake which can be found south of the new summer Palace. The thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) was responsible for the three Palaces in the North West corner of the park and the fourteen the Dalai Lama built the new summer Palace in 1956. Nowadays there are some monks who are taking care of the Palace.

ANCIENT BHARKOR STREET is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags situated in Barkhor street which surrounds the Jokhang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat, and vegetable.

After breakfast, drive to Drepung monastery which will take you 15 minute drive from your hotel. DREPUNG MONASTERY is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15th century by Jamyang Choeje who is one of Tsongkapa’s foremost disciples. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 Km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four main colleges with numerous small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays. 

SERA MONASTERY was founded in around 15th century by Jamchen Choeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with numerous chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3-5Pm everyday apart from Sunday.

After breakfast, you will start your excursion to Ganden monastery through Lhasa to Nyingtri highway and you will have a fantastic overlooking view of Tibetan traditional villages, surrounded by green fertile agricultural land of Tibet and beautiful meadow hill side near Ganden monastery with many Yak. It will take you an hour to reach Ganden monastery by van. You will visit Ganden monastery which is the mother monastery of the Gelukpa sect and it is the most important Buddhist school in Tibet. The monastery is also one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet. After the sightseeing in Ganden monastery, you will do a short walking around monastery, known as monastery Kora in Tibetan. It takes you around two hours and enjoy a panoramic view of the Kyichu valley. On the way back, you will visit a small Tibetan Thangka factory and see how the Tibetans build their Thangka, the most significant Tibetan traditional art which has hundreds of hundreds years history.

After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport for your final departure from Lhasa. You can fly either to your home country from mainland China or to Kathmandu for your next destination.

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Includes

 

  • Airport and Hotel Pick Up/Drop off
  • Standard Hotels
  • Breakfast in Hotels
  • Private Comfortable Vehicle
  • Professional English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • All Taxes and VAT

Reviews

I am so happy I chose this travel agency!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2023

Everything went as planned & my trip was beautiful, all thanks to Shenature Nepal 🙏

Next time, I’m visiting Nepal with the same team!

Eva McCandless

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