Glimpse Tour Tibet takes you to the forbidden city of Lhasa and lets you catch a glance of it all at once. Lhasa has remained the heart of Tibet since ages and possess the well preserved palaces and monasteries that holds history of ancient era intact. Visit the artistic palaces like Potala Palace and Norbulingka palace. The art, crafts and interiors manifested in those palaces are simply mind blowing. Potala palace stands tall on the Red hill of Lhasa dominating the skyline of the entire city. Artistically excellent, this palace features the quarter of Dalai Lama and many other vital chapels. Norbulingka is also a grand palace of Dalai Lama with marvelous architecture and intelligently used craftworks.
Jokhang temple is the oldest and most sacred temple in Lhasa. It is surrounded by the busy Bakor Street. Hence, you will find the pilgrims encircling the temple in the Bakor street which looks a bit of hassle and a little of fascination. Besides palaces and temples, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery are the other major attractions in Lhasa. They are the must visit monasteries manifested with excellent art and architecture. From white color of wall, golden color of roofs to the paintings, surroundings and statues; everything about these monasteries is so pure and so auspicious. Sera monastery is one the largest monasteries that used to have around 10000 monks. The number of monks has reduced to some extent, however, it is one of the largest monasteries.
So, come along to experience this unique culture, history and art of Tibet in its well preserved condition. The Glimpse Tour Tibet is the influence of Buddhism will inspire you and help you find peace which is the ultimate teaching of Buddhism.
- Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
- Day 2: Obtain Chinese Visa and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tours
- Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
- Day 4: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
- Day 5: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa
- Day 6: Lhasa to Kathmandu
- Day 7: Farewell
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours including all entry fees
- All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as per itinerary
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Lhasa
- Tibet travel permits and Chinese Visa fees
- Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu flights in economic class
- Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved Tibetan guide including his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance etc
- All applicable taxes and service charges
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary”
- Travel insurance
- Nepal entry or re entry visa
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 2: Obtain Chinese Visa and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tours
Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
The flight from Nepal to Lhasa (3660m/12004Ft) in Tibet is considered one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, as it provides sweeping views of Everest (8848m/2922ft), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8536m/27998ft) and other Himalayan peaks. If traveling via mainland China, there are a wide variety of flights in addition to the world’s highest train route to reach Lhasa. Upon arrival, you will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. After approximately 1.45 hours of driving, you will reach Lhasa. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 4: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
We spend our day visiting several monasteries in Lhasa in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery, a best-preserved monastery in Tibet within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs. After lunch we visit Norbulingka, a summer palace of the Dalai Lama and the Jokhang Temple, a most sacred shrine in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor - a maze of narrow cobbled streets that is the central market of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 5: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa
We visit Potala Palace in the morning. It is a palace that dominates the city of Lhasa. It is a spectacular building containing private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. After lunch, we visit the Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. It used to be the largest monastery in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days the number has fallen down to hundred. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 6: Lhasa to Kathmandu
Our tours ends today! A representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take us to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 7: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.