Lhasa City Tour
- Itinerary Details
Trip Length: 03 nights / 04 days
Season: All Year Around
Trip Level: Easy
City tour in Lhasa is one of the popular tour packages in the city of Tibet. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet. It is a town with a worth of History dated 1300 years back in the history of Tibet. Geographically it is located between 29o 36'N and 19o 06' E and is elevated to maximum altitude of 3650 meters above sea level towards the north at bank of Kyichu river. The politics, economy, culture and religion there are also the reason for the popularity of Tibet. Historical monasteries and temples are yet preserved in that city that includes Buddhist scriptures, arts, and crafts. This tour is definitely a shorter one but provides you with the best memories.
Day 01: Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to the respective hotel, around 95 km from airport amd takes approximately 2 hours drive to the hotel through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Morning visit to Potala palace, a place with both religional and political importance It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. During the afternoon we visit Sera monastery 5 km away to north of Lhasa city, built by Jamchen Choeji in 1419, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Early morning we visit Drepung monastery, one of the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa. It was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie. Afternoon we visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market,the holiest shrine in Tibet. We also do a visit to houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen. Overnight at the same hotel.
Day 04: Our farewell day. The tour to Lhasa city comes to end today. We departure from Lhasa airport and fly to your next destination
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