Lhasa Cultural Tour

Explore the legendary Potala palace, Norbulinkha palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries in Tibet

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05 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 3650 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 10
  • Best Time: Apr. to Dec
  • Trip type: Culture & sightseeing
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

For centuries Western travelers were interested with exploring the forbidden land, sometimes enduring months or even years of hardship, only to fail in their mission to reach Lhasa. Their accounts of what they saw and heard along the way have only added to the charm of this magical land. Traveling to Tibet is no longer burdened with danger and hardship as in years gone by. Unlike those early adventures, we can take you to Tibet in comfort and safety. However, the relatively easy access to the country does by no way diminish the excitement of making it to "The Roof of the World" and the wonders that you will experience. We would like to invite you to have a wonderful and memorable time in Tibet.

Lhasa Cultural tour- Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa:
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing:
Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing:
Day 04: Lhasa Surround Area (Yamdrok Yumtso Lake):
Day 05: Final Departure:

Trip cost: In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trip then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Lhasa Cultural tour- Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa:
Arrive at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. Free at leisure for high altitude acclimatization. O/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing:
Explore Lhasa city by visiting the center of its old town area - Jokhang Temple and the famous bustling Barkhor Street around the temple where you could get some great souvenirs, as well as the splendid Potala Palace. O/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing:
Today's sightseeing will cover other main sights in the holy city including Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery. O/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa Surround Area (Yamdrok Yumtso Lake):
In the fresh morning air, we'll drive about 120km to the beautiful holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. After enjoy the stunning natural scenery there, we'll drive back to Lhasa and visit the Tibetan Museum for some precious collections through the long history of Tibet. O/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 05: Final Departure:
Today the tour guide and driver will drive you to the airport and see you off there. Your wonderful Lhasa exploration tour ends.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Service Includes

  • Standard accommodations on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Toyota Land Cruiser (for deluxe small size private tour groups) or vehicles according to your group size.
  • Tibet local English-speaking guide
  • Tibet entry permit and Alien's Travel Permit
  • All entry fees for monasteries, palaces and temples.

Service Excludes

  • Tibet Visa fee,
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks,
  • Any Air fare, Insurance,
  • Personal expenditures, tips….

Flight fare:

We provide you ktm-lhasa or Lhasa-ktm air tickets along with tour packages but the price are not fixed always, so please ask before booking your trip. Also if you wish to fly from Beijing to Lhasa and want a help from our side to book the air ticket then contact us and let us know your desire date, our ticketing officer will provide you entire details within 24 hours.


Acclimatization

Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.


Guide and Staffs arrangements

Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.


Time in Tibet

08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.


Best Season

Autumn (August, Sept, Oct & Nov), spring (April & May) & summer (June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful trip. No matter about the group size, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.


Rescue & Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.


Insurance

Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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