Lhasa tour 2017-11-07T10:20:47+00:00

Lhasa Tour 4 days

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Attractions of Lhasa tour:

Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingkha (the Summer palace), Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Nechung monastery, and Ganden monastery (optional)

Experiences:

  • Circumambulate the Potala palace and Jokhang Temple with locals in the morning.
  • Explore Tibetan tea culture and enjoy the local fast food in local tea house.
  • Visit Tibetan monastery around Lhasa, meditate and learn about Tibetan religion and Buddha Dharma.
  • Visit Tibetan medical center and learn about Tibetan medicine.
  • Take bicycle ride to Tibetan villages in Dode valley. (optional, extra one day)
  • Visit nomad and eat a meals with them in their tent.

Lhasa tour is a very popular tour for elderly travelers and travelers in hurry. Lhasa is relatively low altitude as compare to some other regions of Tibet. Lhasa offers you the nectar of all Tibetan culture. Lhasa is not only an administrative center of TAR, it is a culture and commercial hub of Tibet. During your stay in Lhasa you will be able to explore the locals life style, eat local food and local drinks. Circumambulate the temples and palace with locals. Meet our family and eat out with us in traditional Tibetan restaurant.

you can add two-day for the bicycle day tour and explore Tibetan villages in Dodhe valley. A day tour to Ganden valley.

Best suit for: Families, Elders, Wanderers, hitch hackers.

Day 1) Arrival and acclimatization.

prayer flag on the roof top on Tibet

We will come to the Air port or the train station to receive you, then you will be escort to your hotel. It is always advice the travelers to take a good rest for proper acclimatization. please do not any activities which would lead you to dehydrate, like taking bath. And avoid hard work for the first day. Many travelers prefer to take a nap. by the evening i will come to meet you at the hotels and discuss about the itinerary and other stuff. If time let we will have a dinner at Tibetan restaurant.

Day 2) Lhasa sign seeing. Visit to Jokhang Temple and Sera monastery

Jokang-templ-Backpacking-in-Tibet

In the morning after having your breakfast your guide will meet you at the hotel. Then you will first go to the Jokhang Temple, the holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism. Since you hotel is in the Tibetan quarter of Lhasa city, you will walk to the Jokhang Temple. After visiting the Temple you can some time to explore the Old Lhasa city by your own for couple of hours.

The guide will fix you a time and place to visit. In the afternoon, you will visit the Sera monastery. This is a most well-preserved monastery in Tibet. The monastery you can sit in the courtyard where monks will be debating on Buddhist philosophy. you can stay there for some times. this is a very good opportunity for many travelers to take a picture of monks debate. You can tell your guide to give you some free times to explore the monastery by your own, if you would like to live in peace for some times.

Day 3) Lhasa sign seeing.

DREPUNG-monastery

Visit to Potala palace, Norbulingkha (the Summer palace), and Drepung Monastery, Nechung monastery (There are near by)

In the morning you will visit the grand Potala palace. Your guide will fix and time as per the ticket timing. please do not bring any drinking water or any liquid to drink. you will be ask to either drink it or throw it at the check point. Plus please do not take a picture inside of the palace is restrict. there is a time limited of two hours to stay in side the palace to fit in all those travelers in limited time and state of vulnerability of century old palace against thousands of visitor alike. you guide might hurry you. But if you would like to see some thing or spend a few moment in specific place please let know her.

After the visit is over you will be descending from back side of the palace. I always take my group to take a rest and have a tea with locals in tea shop in garden. many travelers like it. Yet prepare to have a load of people focusing on you. its new to them, if you don’t look Asian. but a smile and cheerful aptitude would do the cure and would make it a memorable time. in the garden there is a small island in the pool. the temple is dedicated to the King of Nagas, living in our world yet not visible to our eyes. you might want to visit it. If you are a family travelling with a children i would suggest you to rent a paddling boat and paddle in the pool.

after spending few times in the garden, then i would suggest you to go to Norbulingkha. There is Tibetan restaurant near the Norbulingkha which serves a very good Tibetan food. you will then visit Norbulingkha palace. please buy a bottle of water before entering the gate. It is a not a single one building palace. its more like a resort with one palace for two Dalai Lamas.

After the Norbulingkha Palace, your guide will ask you if you still have the visit Drepung Monastery and Nechung monastery. If you do, then you can visit the Drepung monastery and Nechung monastery. Nechung is locate at the foot hill of Drepung monastery. in total this two monastery would take about two hours. beware that there is a quite a lots of high stair case you have to climb up to.

Day 4) Visit to Ganden monastery, (Optional)

Ganden monastery, how much does it cost to travel in Tibet

Ganden monastery is locate 50 kms east of Lhasa. you will have to travel little early in the morning. this is a similar to the two big monasteries in Lhasa. the proper visit would take about one and half hour. if you are in sound health I would suggest you to take a Kora (circumambulation around the monastery). once when you are one the one the top of hill, you will have a very great empathetical view of the valley and Tibetan villages in distance. one your back you will see the valley Lhasa river. It’s like a bring on top of the world.

On your way back i would suggest you to visit a Tibetan village and send some times there. May be invite your self to some ones home by bring a gift. i would suggest you to take a detour to the Drupshe Village. Some how for some unknown reason it seems in my eyes when ever i hear a word Tibetan village. It’s just a beautiful and peaceful village.

Day 5) Cycling Day- Paddling to Dhodhe valley, (Optional)

Us on trekking in Lhasa

The valley lies north to Lhasa. we will by a pack lunch from a restaurant in Lhasa. we will bring some drinking water. we will escape the bustling noise of modern Lhasa city and paddle into the valley of Dhodhe. As we enters the peaceful of country side. you will ride through the villages and farms. we can stop by at some peaceful locations. and be in peace for some times. we will return back to Lhasa from the point where the road will start to escalate to higher into the hill.

Day 6) Departure

Chokpori

this would your departure day from Tibet, we will escort you to your point of departure. this is the day you will leave Lhasa as our friend.

Please book the tour a month before the real date of visit. i need at least 17 days to process the Tibet Travel Permit
The copy of your Passport and the Visa has to be clear enough to read all the letter on it. The copy of passport must be of the passport one which you have or have your visa on.
please read this page for clear concise information about traveling to Tibet and thing to do before travelling into Tibet.
Remember coming in from Nepal and china is different. if you are coming from Nepal (flight or overland), you need to have visa applied for PRC embassy in Kathmandu. We will send your visa invitation to friend agency in Nepal.

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We are fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. We have a privilege to be able to host you in Tibet, yes we also understand that we have a responsibility in protecting and contributing back to nature and our local follow people and economy.

We are a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa.  Our agency is 100% staffed with local Tibetan tourism professionals. We only hire local Tibetan guides and other tours crews. We used service from local business only. 100% of the travel money goes to local Tibetan families where you are visiting. We use 20% of the net profit into Environmental conservative projects with local governments and individuals.

We are all born in Tibet. We know how important Tibetan environment is for the eco-system of the entire world. We will love of mountains, glacier, and rivers. We will do our best to reduce environmental impact from your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

    • No Plastic Bottles in the tour
      We will provide your drinking water in a bigger container, each and every traveler are request to bring their own reusable water bottle. In this way, we can reduce hundreds of water bottles each tour against few big container, which we can later reuse.
    • Incentives on guide and Driver
      We provide incentives to our guides and drivers base on their initiatives in conserving the natural environment. We often decide not to hire guide how are unethical toward sustainable and responsible tourism.
    • Staff Training every winter
      Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism, we always use this window of opportunity provide skills required for Responsible tourism, Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management from by fritz institute. We also work closely with individuals from Tibetan Village project, Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
    • We plan a tree for every three tours.
      Every spring we plant trees for every three tours we organize in Tibet. Tibet’s weather is very harsh for a young sapling to grow with a help. So we would buy the trees and ask local farmers to adopt trees. We Tibetan consider planting a tree helps themselves in holistically. So far are we are very successful in planting trees against the small number of tours we organize. We hope in future we will work closely with local government to plan trees with their help.
    • Smaller group size
      We do not believe in touristy tours for Environmental Impact. Traveling in groups of small numbers has less impact on committed in an area than traveling in the 60s to 70s people together. So all our tours are less than 12 people normal road travel and less for trekking tours
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      During your trekking in Tibet, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects.

Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

  1. We nothing leave nothing behind.
    We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
  2. We protect the grassland
    A little destruction on Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours we will not make drainage surrounding your tent, rather we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors to prevent rainwater getting into your tent. We will not dig the grassland and put small tent to make a toilet. Even when we try to the put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the nature. Maybe you are you will not enjoy the natures call in the wilderness for sometimes.
  3. Collecting the garbage along the way.
    We have a saying in Tibet, if you can’t help, don’t harm. Here is our helping part. We always extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all and they have a free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

We always identify our business as a social enterprise. We dedicate 30% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we will buy a huge amount of winter cloth from the market for small children to donate to schools. In this way, we are providing the warm winter cloth for children and encouraging them to go to school.

Any purchase related to business, we do with the local business. We also encourage travelers to purchase the products directly from the local producer, which is why we always trees for guide to take the visitor to the local handicraft centers and producers.

Whenever there is someone need for medical help. Our company staff member would gather money for it. The management has decided how much ever is donated by our staff, Company will double that amount by donating the equal amount, what has been collected from the staff’s members. And all our staffs are very generous.

We always inform all our clients about local customs, beliefs, and ethics. So that it would be easier for our home visit, and culture programs.

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