The Lhasa Short Tour will give you an insight on Lhasa city in brief time. This is a short city journey through Tibet. You will fly from Kathmandu to Tibet and visit the major tourist destinations of Lhasa and return by flight to Kathmandu.
Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet on the bank of Kychu River. Lhasa in Tibetan signifies “Place of the Gods” and it is the abode of the Dalai Lama. You will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market put, and Sera Monastery amid your 2 evenings and 3 days visit in Lhasa.
The short voyage through Tibet will give you a delightful memory of lovely scene of Tibetan Plateau at an elevation of 3,650 meters from ocean level. You will visit the religious Buddhist places and get a glimpse at the way of life of the Tibetan people. Additionally, the Himalayan picturesque flight will give you great memories of the Himalayas.
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Lhasa – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa – Drepung and Sera Monastery
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. Overnight at Hotel
4: Departure from Lhasa
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.