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Lhasa and Local Life Discovery Tour

DURATION : 5 Nights / 6 Days

DESTINATIONS : Lhasa - Trubshi Village - Lhasa

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Lhasa Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Barkor Kora, Potala palace, Dikey Orphanage and Tibet Museum
Trubshi Ganden Monastery

Short Description

Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, lies on the Lhasa River's north bank in a valley of the Himalayas. Rising atop Red Mountain at an altitude of 3,700m, the red-and-white Potala Palace once served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. The palace’s rooms, numbering around 1,000, include the Dalai Lama’s living quarters, as well as murals, chapels and tomb.  

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrival Lhasa (By Flight @ TBA)

By flight or by Train, upon arrival you will be met by our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture, though heavily diluted recently by government-sponsored migrations of Han and Hui Chinese, remains strong. Tibet spans the worlds largest and, with average heights of over 4,000 m, also the world's highest plateau.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

Lhasa, means "Land of the Gods. Breakfast at hotel, In the morning, you will visit the holist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery,  the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora, where you can buy or appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc. you will have chance to get close to appreciate how the artists draw Thangkas at the Thakangka workroom at Barkor. In the afternoon, after having lunch and a break in your hotel, you will visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 5-6:30 in the afternoon section most of the time.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast we will visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jewelled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala etc. The rest of today is your free time; you can travel around the city by yourself or get into the roadside Tibetan souvenir workshops to pick up your favourite stuff. Or you join in one of our two free activities to enjoy the time, one is free Tibetan afternoon tea in local tea house and visiting Dikey Orphanage nearby, we are visiting the Tibet Museum.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.  

Day 4: Experience Tibetan countryside life (Ganden Monastery and Trubshi Village)

Morning breakfast at hotel, you will visit Ganden Monastery and the Tibetan Village Trubshi (About 3400m) nearby to experience the Tibetan countryside life. It takes 1.5 hour driving from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery, which is first and primary monastery of Gelug sect in Tibet, it is so large to cover a mountain side and host hundreds of Monks. It is very interesting to go for Lingkor (circuit) around the monastery and you can also see the crack of rock which was magically done by Great Tsongkapa. Ask your tour guide for more information about this. Then walk about 15 minutes to go into Tibet Village and Tibetan Family, you can join in the family to do some housework like cooking Tibetan Food, turning the yak dung into a good fuel, making yak butter tea. Different season, different activities. Once you confirm the tour, the Tibetan Family visit will be arranged in advance. Possibly, if the policy allows, you can spend a night in Tibetan Family; otherwise, you have to camp by the village. A dinner, a breakfast and a lunch is included and you will have them at Tibetan Family while you are in Trubshi.
Overnight at Trubshi Tibetan Village.

Day 5: Half day trek near Trubshi Village

After breakfast at hotel and relax, in the morning to enjoy the Tibetan Village life, you may do some Trekking along the Village or ride horse (or Yak) if the horses available (Horse riding is not free, please discuss the price with local people), after lunch at Tibetan Family in Trubshi, let us see bye-bye to hospitable Tibetan Family and return Ganden Monastery to take private car back to Lhasa. At about 3:00 pm, you will be in Lhasa, the rest of the day is for leisure, and you can walking around and do some shopping by yourself.
Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 6: Lhasa Departure

Morning at leisure, Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight to your onward journey. Our tour concludes. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.

Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

Route Map

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