Fly in and fly out Kathmandu Lhasa Tour offers fun-filled adventurous journey around cultural heritages and historical places of Nepal and Tibet. Lhasa, most popularly known as ‘Sunlight City’, is regarded as the heart and soul of Tibet.
Kathmandu Lhasa Tour, the shortest possible tour of Lhasa from Kathmandu, is very popular amongst international travellers. The tour begins and ends in the heart of Tibet, Lhasa, and covers popular landmarks of this beautiful city such as the Dalai Lama’s Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, the Tibet Traditional Hospital and Barkhor Bazaar.
We also visit a number of impressive Tibetan monasteries in Lhasa like Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple. They are all amazing monasteries with history and religious relevance of their own. This trip also takes us further to the outskirts of Lhasa where we visit the 15th century Ganden Monastery and explore the Drayerpa Cave, which is still a meditative sanctuary for Tibetan monks.
For the Kathmandu Lhasa Tour visa and permits you must first obtain Tibet Entry Permit and visa invitation letter from Tibet Tourism Bureau, then to hand in the documents to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu for a group tourist visa, a tourist visa is valid up to 30 days. Community Trek can help you deal with all the visa application.
♂ Full Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lhassa
Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhassa
Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhassa
Day 5: Ganden Monastery and Drayer Pa Cave
Day 6: Lhassa to Kathmandu
Day 7: Trip End
♂ Cost start from: 1200 US $ PP
♂ Group Size: 2-15
♂ Included in the Cost
1. All necessary Tibet travel permits
2. Pickups and drops from airport and hotel
3. 2 night Kathmandu Hotel on twin- sharing basis
4. Private vehicles for transportation
5. Accommodation in Lhasa on twin- sharing basis with breakfast
6. English- speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide
7. All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
8. All applicable taxes and service charges
♂ Not Included in the Cost
1. Chinese visa fee
2. International flight(s)
3. Travel insurance
4. Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
5. Tips for guides and driver
6. Nepal visa
We will be staying at Kyichu Hotel which is a 3-star, centrally-located hotel in Lhasa. It is also possible to upgrade to a better-graded hotel by paying an additional cost. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost 330 USD.
Only breakfasts are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). We recommend our guest(s) to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100(US$10 to US$16) for lunch and dinner every day. Our food will include Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), Bhat (rice), tsampa porridge and other simple local foods.
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Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport one of Community Trek representatives will be there to welcome you before taking you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu International Airport you will take a 1 hour and 10 minute Trans Himalayan Flight to Gonggar Airport, considered one of the most beautiful flights in the world over Mount Everest (8848m) and Kanchenjunga (8536m). Those who wish to join in Lhasa can arrive on the date mentioned and meet the Tibetan guide at the airport. You will take a 1.5-hour drive along the road leading to Lhasa, where you can relax for the rest of the day.
The tour begins with a visit to the Sera Monastery, where an experienced tour guide will escort you round this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. You will then move on to see Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, and the Jokhang Temple, an important sacred site of Tibetan Buddhism. You will also visit Barkhor Markets and roam around the city, where you will see stall sellers and experience the Tibetan culture, customs, and traditions. The tour concludes as you return to the comfort of your hotel.
You will visit the 17th century Potala Palace, where you can enjoy the awesome views of the entire city, visit the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, the numerous grand state rooms, and chapels. You will also visit Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century for 10,000 monks. Here you will experience a place that is important for Tibetans’ respect and beliefs.
You will be driven to Ganden Monastery where you can admire the extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures, as well as a decorated armor of Emperor Qianlong. In the afternoon you will drive to Drayer Pa Cave to visit local Lama in the caves. You will spend 1.5 hours visiting some of the 30 caves and enjoying the beautiful views from the valley. In the evening you will head back to Lhasa.
You will take a last memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
On the final day you will fly back home or extend your holiday in Nepal.
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUEST. CHECK OUT “EXTENSION” FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS.
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