Tibet Lhasa Tour, 5 Days (Private Tour)
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Tibet Lhasa Tour, 5 Days (Private Tour)

Days: 5 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 8

Lhasa is one of the most "want to visit" cities in the world. People want to visit Lhasa either because of its remoteness or its impressive heritage of over a thousand years of Tibetan culture and religion. Sandwiched by the colossal mountain ranges to the north and south and located on the north banks of the Lhasa River, Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of P.R.C. and also the center for Tibetan politics, economy, culture, and religion. Lhasa is rightly one of the most featured and dreamt-about cities in the world. This is not only because of its high altitude at 3,650 meters which means remoteness and limited accessibility, but also because of its over 1,000 years' cultural and spiritual history which leaves an impressive heritage that has helped to Differing from the inland cities and other places in Tibet, Lhasa is unique with an allure all of its own. In the Tibetan language, Lhasa means the Holy Land or the Buddha Land. It is the center of Tibet's politics, economy and culture. The city has also been appointed as one of the 24 historical and cultural cities of China. The splendor and grandeur of the Potala Palace in Lhasa remains a world-famous symbol of the enigmatic power of politics and religion in this region. Potala Palace creates the romantic and mysterious Tibetan religion.

Generally the period from March to October is the best time to visit Tibet. Since Lhasa is located at such a high altitude it is wise to be prepared before starting your journey. Generally speaking, due to the large temperature differences during any given day in Tibet, warm clothes should be taken to keep away the cold. However, because it also receives a great deal of sunshine, sunglasses, suntan oil, and a sun hat are indispensable items if you're traveling anywhere in Tibet. We are specialized in Tibet organizing customize and package tours as per your travel requirements. With our proficient team work, we assure to dedicate the finest travel arrangements making your journey delightful and memorable.


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Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)

Upon your arrival in Lhasa, our Tibetan guide will be greeting you at airport or train station with auspicious white Hada. Then you will be transferred to hotels in Lhasa. The guide will briefly introduce the itineraries and remind you about other dos and dont's for newcomers. To quickly get acclimatized to Tibetan plateau, it’s better to have a good rest in the hotel.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotel 

Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street 
Our first stop is to visit the Potala Palace,the UNESCO world heritage site and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Walking slowly along the long stone steps to the White and Red Palaces,you can explore the former residence of Dalai Lama and his meeting room and religious chamber. You can see the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. A bird's-eye view of Lhasa city and Lhasa valley from the top of Potala Palace will take your breath away. After we have lunch and then we will head to holy Jokhang Temple. It's the most sacred Buddhist site in Tibet. Outside the temple,you will witness pious Tibetan pilgrims,young and old, prostrating themselves in front of Jokhang and long lines of Tibetans following the Barkhor circuit. Inside, traveling in dim butter light, you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. You may reach the top of Jokhang Temple to enjoy the panorama of old Lhasa city and great vista of Potala Palace. Then we may do the kora by circling the Barkhor Street with pilgrims and locals and buy some souvenirs. Never miss the chance to enjoy the tasty sweet tea in local tea house and visit Tromzikhang, the famous farm produce market.
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotel 

Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery 
In the morning,you are going to visit Drepung Monastery which was one of the “Great Three” Gelug Monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge,one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala Palace. In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “Great Three” Gelug Monasteries of Tibet and founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the monks’ debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotel 

Day 4: Lhasa to Ganden Monastery 
Today we will drive to the Ganden Monastery, about 60 kilometers east of Lhasa and is one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa Monasteries of Tibet, founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful view of Kyichu River and as we drive up to Ganden along winding mountain road,tourists can see the far view of splendid monastery complex on the top of the mountain. Later we will visit chapels of Genden Monastery and the tomb of Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelupa sect. After touring Ganden Monastery, we will head to visit Tibetan farmer's village nearby. 
Optional: If physical condition is fine and weather allows, hike with guide around the Gaden Kora, enjoy the view of wide Kychi valley.
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotel 

Day 5: Departure from Lhasa to your next destination or by train to Mainland China
This is the last day of our tour and we have to get up very early for our transfer to Gonggar airport or train-station for your next destination in Mainland China. 
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: N/A 

Tour Price on Group Size Basis (Private Trip)
1PAX - USD 
2PAX - USD  Per Person 
3-4PAX - USD  Per Person
5-7PAX - USD  Per Person 

Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks and Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

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Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Tour Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Train-Station / Hotel / Airport/Train-Station pick up & transfer by private car/van.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing room with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Lhasa.
* All Sightseeing Trip in Tibet and local monastery and entry fees.
* A local English speaking Tibetan guide.
* All land transportation by Car/Van/Bus during Tibet Tour.
* Tibet Travel Permit.
* Agency Service charge.



Our Tour Package Cost doesn't include:
* China Tourist Visa Fees and Tibet Group Visa Fees. 
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Lhasa other than breakfast.
* Photographic charges in the monasteries.
* International Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Lhasa or Train Ticket to and from Lhasa.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call.
* Personal Trekking/Tour Equipment.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                        Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


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