Glimpse of Tibet Tours

Glimpse of Tibet Tours

Activities:
Explore Lhasa
Duration
5 days
Destination
Tibet
  • Trip Grade
    Leisure Holidays 
  • Group Size
    Min 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    Jan - May and Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

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.

Highlights of the Glimpse of Tibet Tours

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.

Then also visit to the Ganden Monastery (3,800m) which is is one of the great three Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. It is one of the renowned and oldest 14th century Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Founded in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa Lozang-dragpa, Ganden is located on the Wangbur Mountain and on the southern bank of Khasa River. The monastery believes in study of scriptural texts. This monastery contains more than 2 dozen chapels consisting large Buddha statues and 2 colleges Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse. The visitors can explore the Serdung where lies the tomb of Tsgonkhapa. There are several artifacts in the monastery from the era of Tsongkhapa.  In 1959 more than 7500 monks used to live and study in the monastery. Young monks come to this monastery for shelter and education.

So, come along to experience this unique culture, history and art of Tibet in its well preserved condition. The Glimpse Tibet Tours is the influence of Buddhism will inspire you and help you find peace which is the ultimate teaching of Buddhism.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa by Plane/Train

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Day 03: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Day 04: Lhasa to Ganden Monastery 60 kilometers east of Lhasa

Day 05: Depart from Lhasa

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Lhasa
  • Tibet travel permits
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved the 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

Cost Excludes

  • Lunches and Dinners during the tours approx. 25 per day.
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa
  • International flights to/from Lhasa
  • Chinese Visa fee USD 175.00 for American and USD 85.00 other citizens.
  • Personal shopping and drinks etc.
  • Tips for guide and driver

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.