Tibet Lhasa Tour

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Trip Introduction

Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located between 29o 36'N and 19o 06' E at the north bank of Kyichu river, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level. Lhasa has a history of more than 1300 years and has been the center of politics, economy, culture and religi pung Monastery was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choje, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder of Gelugpa Sect. The monastery, occupying an area of 250,000 square meters with a fixed number of 7,700 monks, is the largest monastery in Tibet. The monastery keeps many historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts, and crafts.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Lhasa arrival (3650m)
Fly to Gongkar Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa
Visit Potala palace, Jokhang temple & Barkhor Bazar in Lhasa.

Day 03: Lhasa
Visit Drepung and  Sera Monastery.

Day 04: Departure
Free till departure. Transfer to airport, fly to onward destination.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa (95 km - It takes approx. 2 hours to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River).

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century.  Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Departure from Lhasa
Departure from Lhasa airport and fly to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Tibet Lhasa Tour

Avril & Chris Johnson

United Kingdom

2007-05-10

We used Friendship Nepal to coordinate our recent trip to Tibet, while Friendship Nepal planned the trip, their associated company Friendship Tibet implemented the plan. We had a private guide and our schedule was tailored to our meet our needs. We took the train from Beijing to Lhasa, where we toured for several days. We then trekked for several days, complete with yaks and a cook. We were very happy with our trip and impressed with the travel agents. 
Firstly, we were told by several travel agents that securing tickets on the Beijing-Lhasa train was impossible. Friendship Nepal was able to secure 1st class tickets on the train and had the tickets delivered to our hotel in Beijing. We were very happy with this!

Our guide met us at the train station and was professional at all times. His local knowledge was excellent and we enjoyed our time in Lhasa. Thanks to over a meter of snow, our trekking did not exactly go as planned, but the travel agency and guide made alternative plans which were appreciated. 

Based on our experience, we would recommend using this travel company and we will use them again for future trips.

Tibet Lhasa Tour

Jordi Alibs

Spain

2006-08-10

Really it was everything exiting. All was perfect for me, the tour, also I added another tour of a day, the guide, the hotel, etc...

There was not any problem, and all the people involved was very helpful. I woul like to thank you very much for your efforts in to help me to manage that.

Tibet Lhasa Tour

Chris Wells & Stephene Goodrich

United States

2009-05-06

My sister and I traveled in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for 2 weeks with Friendship Tours. The trip, including all the internal airflights, visas and accommodations was arranged by Roka, the manager of Friendship Tours.  He certainly did his very best to make this an enjoyable adventure.  Our hotel in Kathmandu, Yak and Yeti was first rate with a great outdoor swimming pool, health spa and beautiful gardens.  The Potala Palace tour was the highlight of our 3 days in Tibet.  However, the accommodations at the Manasarovar Hotel in Lhasa left a lot to be desired.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the kingdom of Bhutan, our guide and driver were exceptionally friendly and informative about their country's culture. 
 
The last stop on our adjenda was the Royal Chitwan National Park.  Although the accommodations at the Machan Paradise View were rather spartan, we enjoyed the elephant safari ride, looking for rhinos and other big game. Roka and his staff of guides and drivers made this an exciting and enjoyable trip to be remembered. 

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What is Included in the Cost

    • Warn welcome in airport & transfer to hotel.
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) Basis
    • Meals as per Itinerary
    • All sightseeing tours with local English speaking guide
    • All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size
    • Necessary entrance fees

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International Flight ticket
    • Tibet visa fee
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Lunch & Dinner
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porter, driver etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftt001
  • Trip duration: 4 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: 1-12
  • Max-Altitude: 3680m.
  • Activity: Cultural Tours
  • Starts in: Lhasa
  • Ends in: Lhasa
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: April - November
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