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Lhasa and Central Tibet

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Trip Overview

The tour will lead you into the heartland of Tibetan civilization, Lhasa and its surroundings in a short period of time. You will begin and end your trip in Kathmandu which in itself has many heritage sites and places of attraction. Due to the past historical and cultural relations between Nepal and Tibet, the journey to both countries complements one another.

In Lhasa, we will visit, Potala Palace, one of the grandest world monuments, one that has captured the imaginations of travelers and has been an object of faith for locals for centuries. Built in the 6th century by Tibetan emperor Srongtsen Gampo, it was expanded in later centuries and served as the seat of the Dalai Lamas until the present 14th Dalai Lama before his exile into India. A UNESCO  World Heritage Site, it now serves as the repository of Tibetan civilization since the 6th century onwards.  We will then visit the major monastic universities of Drebung and Sera and Tibet’s oldest temple Jokhang and first monastic university Samye (8th century). A visit to Tsetang valley where Tibet’s first King was recognized and a visit of his palace Yumbu Lakhang is a special experience.

The tour will begin at Kathmandu and conclude too. Here we will also visit the Kathmandu valley and its World Heritage Sites, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath, Buddhist monuments related to the earliest civilization of the valley and Pashupatinath one of the holiest Hindu temple also venerated since the formation fo the valley civilization (circa 3rd century BCE).

We will ensure excellent accommodation and staff during the whole trip and make sure that you will have a pleasant and a memorable experience.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu – Visit Boudhanath, Swoyambunath, and Pashupatinath.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3700m), transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Lhasa: visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, and Barkhor town.
Day 05: Lhasa: visit Drebung and Serta monastery, Norbulingka palace
Day 06: Tsetang: visit Yumbu Lakhang, Thandruk monastery.
Day 07: Visit Samye
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 09: Fly back home

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