Cultural & Historical Tour of Lhasa

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Annapurna Encounter offers Cultural & Historical Tours of Lhasa, an amazing trip on the roof of the world within highest and largest plateau on earth, this trip to Cultural & Historical Tours of Lhasa, starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu overlooking chain of world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu during an hour flight to Lhasa, Tibet.

In Lhasa, world’s highest capital at 3,660 meters tour of classic old areas visiting important monasteries and places of interest with incredible majestic Potala palace a dominant monuments of Lhasa, after an impressive times in Lhasa with tour of Potala Palace, Drefung, Sera monasteries and Jorkang Temple within the old part of Lhasa with colorful Barkhor market, the hub of the city where the Tibetans way of life with old cultures and traditions can be observed as it for centuries, after Lhasa flight back to Kathmandu after a most memorable Cultural & Historical Tours of Lhasa with Annapurna Encounter.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotels & Guest House
  • Total Trip : 03/04 days
  • Higest Point : 3,660 meters in Lhasa
  • Trip Grade : Leisure to moderate
  • Season : April to November

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lhasa and drive into the city, transfer to respective hotels.
Day 03-04: In Lhasa with sightseeing tours at places of interest.
Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels
Day 06: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and at leisure.
Day 07: International departure for homeward bound.

In Kathmandu activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding- Rafting at – Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport our AE staff will receive with a transfer to hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place with shops, stores, international standard restaurants. Our staff will meet and inform you with details of the hotels and of Cultural & Historical Tours of Lhasa.

Day 02: Fly to Lhasa and drive to respective hotels 1: 10 mins flight.
Morning transfer to Kathmandu International airport depending upon the flight time, normally around 10 a.m. but 2 hours earlier to check in at China Air, once boarding the plane, change of time into Beijing Standard Time of 2 hrs:15 mins ahead Nepal Standard Time, as soon the flight lifts up looking panorama of Himalayan mountains range with Mt. Everest. As the plane lands on Tibetan soil after an hour of scenic flight to Gongar, Tibet international airport, then going over immigration and custom formalities, our Tibetan guide will meet and receive and transfer with a drive of an hour to Lhasa city, although a modern city with tall buildings and wide road, but retaining its old Tibetan culture and traditions, where our hotel accommodation is located in the eastern part of Lhasa where you can observe Lhasa and Tibetan way of life as it was for centuries.
Afternoon relax `on this high altitude at 3,660 meters, taking a short walk will help to acclimatize and to get oriented in this new country, a leisure stroll around the Barkor market square is within reach.

Day 03-04: In Lhasa with full day guided tour at places of interest.
Here in Lhasa with another two full days for acclimatization and tour of Lhasa important places of interest which includes Drefung, Sera monasteries, Jhorkang Temple and the main highlight a tour inside magnificent Potala palace as this is beautiful palace is translated as ‘ The Heavenly Realm’ with thousand of rooms, but due to time restriction and by the law of local government only an hour is allowed for visit inside the Potala palace, our Tibetan guide will inform and brief on the history and stories regarding the palace and of other interesting monasteries Drefung, Sera and Jorkang Temple that you will be engrossed in this two days of sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Dinner and lunch either in hotel restaurant or outside places at present around Barkor area there are many interesting and excellent restaurants serving all kinds of meals from western, Tibetan, Nepali, Indian to Chinese most of the eating places has Nepali cooks and chefs.

Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels
Morning drive to Lhasa international airport at Gongor which is an hour journey, on reaching the airport terminal, farewell to Tibetan guide, driver and Tibet. The flight in China Air big plane, normally the flight takes off for Kathmandu around 11 a.m. Beijing Standard Time an hour flight with panoramic views of snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest. On reaching Kathmandu received by AE staff and transfer back to hustle bustle Kathmandu and to respective hotels, with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 06: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A day in Kathmandu with tour, as per the planned itinerary, morning guided sightseeing tour at places of interest. Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley steeped with history, culture. Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites with old Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, Royal Courtyard and Palaces, afternoon free at leisure for souvenirs shopping.

Day 07: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal with memorable moment and awesome experience in Tibet, and good time with Annapurna Encounter services, as per the international flight time our AE staff will transfer you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.

A scenic flight to Lhasa world’s highest city with amazing scenery
visit of classic old monasteries and magnificent Potala palace
A modern city with touch of historical area retaining old culture
A scenic tour on the world’s largest and highest plateau