Kathmandu – Lhasa Tour

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Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet autonomous region which is controlled by People’s Republic of China. It is the religious and administrative center of Tibet, situated with an elevation of 3,656 meters. Lhasa is the pilgrimage of Tibetan Buddhist having more historical sites such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Lhasa River, unique historical architectures and Buddhist iconography with Tibetan culture and art. It is the enchanted land of unique historical place, forbidden cultural city and beautiful Himalayan terminus which is popular for its pre-historic wilderness with abode of white Himalayan Peaks. 
Lhasa which means the “Land of the Gods” has a history of over 13 centuries. It is also known as “The City of Sunshine” located on the North bank of the Kyichu River in the Mountain valley. Lhasa is the birth place of popular Buddhist leader Dalai Lama who was exiled by Chinese government from Tibet, now he lives in Dharmasala (India). It is the spiritual center of all Mahayana Buddhist people of the world.

There is the big history between Tibet and Nepal about connecting Buddhism. Buddhism went to Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal in 8th century where Guru Rimpoche, an Indian guru had great effort to spread Buddhism in Tibet. He meditated 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days in southern part of Kathmandu and went Tibet through Mustang district of Nepal. So, Guru Rimpoche is the heroic guru of Mahayana Buddhism in Nepal-Tibet- Bhutan. 

Kathmandu- Lhasa tour begins after having beautiful sightseeing of Kathmandu with waiting three days   of making Tibet visa and all documents, then fly to Gonkar Aiport seeing silver Mountain View. The world heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Hindu- Buddhist Temple, old city and sunrise and sunset place of Nagarkot are the major sightseeing sports in Kathmandu. After completing all visa processing by our company, you will fly one hour to Lhasa from Kathmandu.

 

Highlights 

  • Historical and cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Sunrise view of Nagarkot
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa 
  • Explore beautiful Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Sea Monastery and Drephung Monaster. 
  • Encounter the abode of Himalaya (Tibet) and Tibetan life style 
  • Enjoy the stunning amazing view of silver Mountain Peaks. 
     

Itineraries

Your adventure and cultural trip to Nepal begins after your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. After you will land, get your hand bag and go to immigration office where you can get your Nepal visa. There must be many people; need fill form before apply for visa and get down to 1st floor where you will wait your suitcase. After getting suitcase, go outside where our office member shows your Name in white paper sheet and transfer to Hotel. We have booked your hotel in Thamel which is the touristic hub of Nepal.

After breakfast, your cultural tour begins where our Guide will brief to you about whole Nepal including history, culture, people, religion, geography and living standard of People. You will visit popular world Heritage sites of Nepal such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) - Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Patan Durbar Square – Old King Palace with Beautiful Temples and Houses, Pashupatinath Temple - popular Hindu temple of South Asia and Boudhanath Stupa – biggest Buddhist stupa with monastery around. It is full day guided city tour where you will learn most important historical and cultural things of Nepal.

cToday, we fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu by crossing beautiful Himalayan peaks which is located in the border between Nepal and Tibet. We get our permit and all documents from Chinese Embassy of Nepal and fly to Capital city of Tibet to explore highest plateau on the earth. In Gonggar airport to Tibet, our Tibetan guide receive you and drive 60 km to Lhasa city. Lhasa is located on the north bank of Kyichu River having beautiful unique architecture. Due to high elevation, you may have different experience, so need rest to acclimatize in high altitude.

After breakfast, we start our sightseeing around Lhasa. Our English speaking Tibetan guide lead your tour to explore Potala Palace, which was the winter palace of spiritual leader Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959 and later it was developed as museum and it is listed in world heritage sites since 1994. It is the main highlight of the whole trip to Tibet to explore Potala Palace. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which was founded by 33rd great king of Tibet in 7th century and built in architecture of Indian, Tibetan and Nepalese style. Inside the temple, there is beautiful status of Shakyamuni Buddha. Around the temple is called Barkot Bazaar Street where people do Kora which is the religious circle from clockwise to walk around the territory. We will also visit old market nearby.

Today, our guide shows the most popular Buddhist Monastery of Tibet called Sera and Drepung Monastery. In the morning, we visit Drepung Monastery which is popular Gelug sect of monastery in Tibet build in 1416 by Jamyang Choge. This was the largest monastery in the world having 10,000 Monks but now the number of Monks is very few due to Cultural Revolution. There is monastery kitchen and Buddhist sculpture carving workshop nearby the Monastery that will be nice to observe. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery, a popular Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, located north of Lhasa around 5km distance. This monastery was founded by 1419 by Sakya Yeshe who was the disciple of Tsongkhapa, a revered reformer of Tibetan Buddhism or founder of yellow Hat sect. After visiting Sera monastery, you are free in the hotel.

After exploring beautiful short trip of Lhasa, drive to Gonggar airport and fly to Kathmandu and drive to hotel. You are free for rest or shopping around Thamel which is the tourist hub of Kathmandu.

Our staff help your departure to Tribhuvan International Airport for your respective destination. Hopefully, we will wait your recommendation and suggestion and also review about your tour to Nepal and Tibet. We can wait for your next adventure journey to Nepal. See you again and good bye.

INCLUSION

    • All arrival and Departure transport from Airport
    • Twin share 3 * Hotel accommodation during Kathmandu with Breakfast only
    • Kathmandu sightseeing, English speaking cultural Tour Guide and Entrance Fees of Sightseeing places as mentioned in itinerary. 
    • Private Transport during Kathmandu sightseeing 
    • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu fly Ticket (Both Way) 
    • Tibet visa and all documents for Tibet 
    • English speaking local Tibetan guide during tour in Tibet
    • Twin share 3* Hotel accommodation during stay in Tibet with breakfast only 
    • Sightseeing tour by private Transport and Entrance fees of Temple, Places and Monastery as mentioned in itinerary
    • All government and local taxes 
       

EXCLUSION

    • Nepal Visa
    • International flight ticket except Lhasa
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, and Nagarkot 
    • Lunch and Dinner in Lhasa 
    • Personal insurance 
    • Personal spending Money such as staff Tips, beverage and mineral water
       
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