Glimpse of Tibet Tours 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 01 : Arrive in Lhasa by Plane/Train
- Day 02 : Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
- Day 03 : Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa
- Day 04 : Depart from Lhasa
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Lhasa
- Tibet travel permits and Chinese Visa fees
- Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved Tibetan guide including his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance etc.
- All activities as per itinerary including attraction, tour guide and entry fees
- All applicable taxes and service charges
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
- Travel insurance
- Nepal entry or re- entry visa
- International flights
- Chinese Visa fee
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
Day 01 : Arrive in Lhasa by Plane/Train
Upon arrival, you will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. Then transfer to Lhasa. Check in at the hotel. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : 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 03 : 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 04 : Depart from Lhasa
Our tours ends today! Your guide will drop you at the train station or airport for your onward journey.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.