The tour is suitable for all walks of travelers including family traveling with children or senior citizens.
Tibet tour of Lhasa holy city in autonomous region nestled at 3,490 meters is a dream come true for any travelers. Locked in solitude and opened for tourism in the mid 80’s, it now constitutes most favored network in adventure holiday destination. Presented here, is an outlined travel package from Nepal to visit Potala Palace, Sear Monastery, Barkhor street market insight over four days itinerary customized to suit various category of individuals.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Rest and get over jet-lag. Overnight Hotel (Several flight lands at Kathmandu airport at odd hours but we request you to book your flight that land between morning and noon. Further, try to obtain Nepal visa from the nearest diplomatic mission prior to heading for Kathmandu. It is certain to save you some agony. Else, might take three to four hours to get clearance from arrival lounge. However, the case of waiting for luggage is still a big time consumer.
Day 02: After breakfast, we begin with one kilometer casual walk observing the internal street and grocery market of main city and reach the World Heritage site – Kathmandu Durbar Square. (Much of the sites in the area is under renovation, was hugely damaged by the Earthquake of 25th April 2015). But there’s enough to occupy interest and to visit the only official Living Goddess in the world and her Palace.
Later, drive to Shyambhunath perched on a Hill top overlooking the valley (another Heritage site but the rage of quake didn’t spare the monument, worth a visit anyways). Back to your Hotel and free for Lunch and some rest
Afternoon 14:30 Hrs: Visit Patan Durbar Square (partially damages). Normally take about two hours to finish tour of interesting sites. Return to Hotel. In the evening, introduction to folk tune and cultural rhythm and dine Nepalese delicacies. Overnight Hotel
Day 03: Morning, visit Bauddha Nath (heritage site partially damaged and under repair) and the Town is also known as little Tibet. An hour here suffices and we reach Guhyeshwari Temple built in the 17th century. We take a short hike through the revered forest to Pashupati Nath Temple (Heritage site and intact) the most important place of Hinduism in Nepal. Return to Hotel, Lunch and rest.
Afternoon 15:00 Hrs: Drive to one of most visited vantage point of the valley – Nagarkot. Check into your hotel, explore and enjoy magnificent view of Himalayas and Sunset. Moreover it help to maintain some degree of acclimatization required for Lhasa. Overnight Hotel
Day 04: Get the glimpse of glittering Himalayas over sunrise (need to wake up early). Take a short rest, breakfast and at a convenient time hike to Changu Narayan (Heritage site but damaged badly). This is a 4th century pagoda style temple and has several masterpieces of 5th and 12th century Nepalese art. Later drive to Bhaktapur Durbar square (most damaged with the impact of earthquake), take time for lunch in one of many fine eateries and most of the afternoon is spent exploring the city. Return to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel
Day 05: Fly to Lhasa and transfer to hotel, Full rest for acclimatization.
Day 06 & 07: Two full days sightseeing in Lhasa: religious and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region since the mid-17th and at an altitude of 3,490 meters or 11,450 ft, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world.
Barkhor Bazaar: Barkhor is the heartland for vendors and the street is paved by hand-polished stone boards resembling the authenticity of Lhasa. In the street you can experience the mysterious “one-step-one-bow” way to religion and circumambulate the market. Varied shops stand on its both sides and thousands of floating stands are on every corner. Overall, Barkhor Bazzar is a place full of religious atmosphere and a distinct market of exotic articles.
Potala Palace: Constructed on the side of Marpo Ri or the red mountain in the center of capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, Potala Palace in Lhasa, remained the residence of Dalai Lamas until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the Tibetan rebellion of 1959. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site but is not unlike a fortress in appearance.
Sear Monastery: one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles north of Lhasa and about 5 kilometres north of the Jokhang. The other two are Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery: located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. Ganden Monastery is in Dagzê County, in Lhasa.
Jokhang Temple: also called the Qoikang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery or Zuglagkang, is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. For the Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Lhasa.
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Day free to explore and collect souvenirs.
Day 09: At a convenient time transfer to international airport to connect outbound flight. Bon Voyage or continue with extended program.
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