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.
Tour Cost: In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.
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.
Essential information :
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.
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.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.