A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people. TIBET has not only exerted magnetic spull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it. Extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayas ranges, - a fascinating world of timeless splendor, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery awaits all travelers to the roof of the world.
We, The Great Nepal Travels, specialist in TIBET make so adventurous journey to the World of Shangrila - ‘TIBET’, so easy and much affordable through its various fascinating tour packages even to ‘Mt. KAILASH & MANSAROVAR LAKE’ – a holy Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. So why not you also make your dream come true with us.
Day 01: Kathmandu - Lhasa (Flight)
This morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet "Lhasa" - at an altitude of 3,650 mt, is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means "Place of the Gods", the residence of the Dalai Lama. Life is unhurried, its people jovial and yet remaining staunchly independent. On arrival you will be met by the local representative and transferred to your respective hotel. Balance off the day free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
Today we will visit the Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. Later in the day visit the Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. It was expanded to its present structure during the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama. This 13 story 1000 room citadel served as the headquarters of the former "church-state" of the Tibet and was home to successive Dalai Lamas, who from the latter half of the 18th century used it as their Winter palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03: Lhasa Excursion
This morning we will drive to Drepung Monastery, 8 Kms west of Lhasa - said to be the largest monastery in the world, housing over 10,000 monks. It was founded in 1416 by the disciple of Je Tsonkhapa, founder of the Yellow Hat Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. Drepung in Tibetan means "Richmond". Also visit the Sera Monastery, 5 Km north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. The restored monastery sits below the brow of hill on which tsongkhapa built a hermitage and spent several years mediating. One of the monks' disciples began building Sera in 1419, completing it a few years later. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa - Kathmandu (Flight)
You will be picked up from your respective hotel in time to connect your flight back to Kathmandu.
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