Tibet is considered the highest point or referred as roof of the world. Tibet is located in southwest of China share its border with India, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar  (Burma) and Sikkim. Tibet is the highest land in the world. The city of Lhasa is the capital of Tibet situated is at the height of 3650 metere and Shigatsse is just under 3900 meter above sea level. Tours those having the route from Lhasa to Shigatse will cross passes over 4342 meter  and over 4500 meter.

Spiritual Lhasa

(5 Days / 4 Nights)

(Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu)

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Day 01: Kathmandu - Lhasa (3650m)

In the morning transfer to airport to connect flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongor airport at Lhasa, transfer to the hotel in Lhasa. From Kathmandu to Lhasa it would be a scenic flight across the Himalayas. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclaim yourselves to this high altitude of Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa

In the morning after having breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Lhasa city. In Lhasa we visit the Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the dominant landmark of Lhasa which is situated at a height of 117 meters above the sea level. The construction of this palace was started on the red hill in 1645 under the 5th Dalai Lama. An immense building, 13 storeys high with walls 3 meters thick contains over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. It was both the residence of the current Dalai Lama and tomb of the former head of state. The Potala Palace is full of elaborate art work and frescos that tell many stories. In the afternoon we drive to visit the Jokhang temple. Jokhang temple was built in the 7th century A D and houses the most prized Buddhist relic, a 1300 year old Sakyamuni Buddha statue. The main section of the temple is topped with golden roofs which is found only in Tibet. After visiting the temple we have a walk in the Barkhor Bazaar. It is a lively and colourful market where you can bargain over such treasures like a ornate long bladed knives, prayer wheels and exquisite jewellery. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Lhasa

In the morning after having breakfast we visit the Drepung monastery. This monastery is situated in the west suburbs of Lhasa city. It was formerly the largest and richest monastery in the world with about 10000 monks. Of particular interest is the medieval monk's kitchen with its great cauldrons of steaming barley 'stamp' sitting on top of huge earthen stoves and tented by saffron robed monks wielding massive ladles. From the roof of the monastery one can enjoy the natural beauty of the Lhasa valley. Then we visit the Sera monastery. Sera is more like a small town on the outskirts of Lhasa at the base of Tatipu hill. It is the main teaching monastery and one of the three great Gelukpa Universities - once housing more than 5500 monks. Here one can see the young novices learning scriptures in the Debating Garden. 

Day 04: Lhasa
In the morning we visit the Norbulingka Summer palace. On the banks of the Kyichi River, there is a tree and flower filled pard known as the Norbulingka or the Jewel Park. Covering a total area of 360,000 square meters, the park was originally laid out in the year 1750. Norbulingka is also the site of the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas (8th to 14th). The small palace of the 13th Dalai Lama is an odd mix of traditional Tibetan architecture and modern paraphernalia. After visiting the Summer Palace return back to the hotel in Lhasa. Rest of the day free for leisure.

Day 05: Lhasa - Kathmandu
In the morning after having breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Transfer to the airport for onwards journey.

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Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
             chosen category
            Entrances of the monuments during the sightseeing. 
           
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
                at every place of sightseeing.
       
    All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
               representative.
     
      All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
               driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
               provided.

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               beverages.

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     Any Flight Charges.
     
     Unspecified Meals etc.
          
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