Tour in Lhasa City
Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet and is the main land for Tibetan Buddhism. Lhasa has been important city since the historical time. The 14th Dalai Lama used to be at the top of hierarchy among the feudal lords and all of them used to gather in Lhasa city for the celebration of birthday of Dalai Lama. The prime attraction to Tibet is Potala Palace and Everest base camp trek.
Day 01: Lhasa / Tsetang
Arrive at the holy city of Lhasa , capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. Locked away in its mountain fortress of the Himalayas, Tibet has had a unique hold on the imagination of the West. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport then drive to Tsetang.
Day 02: Tsetang / Lhasa
In the morning, tour Yumbulagen, the earliest Tibetan Forbidden City and Tibetan Kings Mausoleum. On the way to Lhasa, take a ferry to Samye Monastery, the first Tibetan monastic institution. Continue the trip to Lhasa and check into the hotel upon arrival.
Day 03 Lhasa
Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the “Winter Palace “by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet.
Day 04 Lhasa
Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery. "Drepung" in Tibetan means the hill of rice because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment.
Day 05 Lhasa
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Service ends.