Lhasa Fly In Tour “Fly-In & Drive-Out”
Tibet one of those extraordinary destination where indeed adventure lurks around every corner! Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Transhimalayan drive, through mountain,passes, promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere.
It culminates on an arid plateau - a varitable treasure trove of architectural masterpie ces - the Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, once the largest in the country The Jhokhang - a spiritual center, and the awesome palaces of the Dalai Lama - Norbulinga (the summer palace) and the Potala (the traditional seat). To travel for days on this remote plateau with the chance encounters of nomads herding their sheep or yaks is to be transformed into another way of life. We begin the tour by traveling to Kathmandu and departing by a scgeduled flight to Lhasa. The day to day program is outlined as follows:
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN LHASA
Today you will take flight by yourselves to the highest city of the world, Lhasa, the Capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Your guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to check in at your hotel. On the way to the hotel, you can acclimatize yourself to the high altitude of 3,650 meters, while visiting the Nietang Buddha.O/N in Lhasa.
DAY 02: LHASA
You will have a full day tour in Lhasa. The highlight today is the Magnificent Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; the place where the former great Dalai Lama's stupas are being kept; once the seat of the Tibetan government. With a history of over 1,300 years, the Potala Palace is the treasure of Tibetan religion and culture, storing plenty of figures of the Buddha, murals, sutras etc. After visiting Potala Palace, you will visit one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, the Sera Monastery, and Dalai Lama's summer palace of, the treasure Park of Tibet, the Norbulingka. After the day's sightseeing, you will be offered an insight into the daily life of the Tibetan people, you may also be served tea in their home. O/N in Lhasa.
DAY 03: LHASA
In the morning, you will visit the No. 1 Monastery of Gelugpa, Drepung Monastery, which is the richest monastery ever in Tibet, and is still active today. Then you will be guided to visit the spiritual center of Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, where you might meet many pilgrims, who even prostrate by full length to the threshold of the temple. You will visit the sacred pilgrim path, the oldest street in Lhasa, the Barkhor Street, which is the place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tibetan Traditional Hospital, where you will see how the Tibetan doctors treat patients in their traditional ways, and in its library, you will find massive medical sutras and medical thangkas. The Lhasa Carpet Factory is also a place you should not miss. The carpets there are all hand-made on old-styled vertical looms in traditional processes. O/N in Lhasa.
DAY 04: LHASA / GYANGTSE
In the morning, your guide and driver will accompany you to Gyangtse, a town lying to the south of Lhasa city. On the way there, you will visit one of the holiest lakes in Tibet, a pilgrimage site, the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, which is compared as 'the fairyland in heaven' by Tibetans. You will also have a view of the Karola snow mountain. Stay overnight in the best hotel in Gyangtse. O/N in Gyantse.
DAY 05: GYANGTSE / SHIGATSE
Today, you will visit a special Monastery, the Palkhor Monastery, the only monastery that houses monks from different orders (Gelugpa, Sakyapa and Kahdampa) in harmony. Palkhor also features its Bodhi stupa, or Kumbum, which consists of hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thousand images of Buddha, so it is called Myriad Buddha's Stupa as well. Leaving this spectacular stupa, you will take jeep to the second largest city of Tibet, Shigatse to stay overnight. O/N in Shigatse.
DAY 06: SHIGATSE / TINGRI
In Shigatse, you will visit the seat of Panchen Lama, the Tashilunpo Monastery. Each year, there is a display of a gigantic thangkas of Buddha will on its Thangka Wall. Beside the trove of thangkas, its murals and other religious and artistic treasures certainly will impose an indelible impression upon visitors. You will also pay a visit to the New Palace of Panchen. Continue to drive to the south. On the way, visit 'Second Dunhuang', the Sakya Monastery, which holds plenty of murals and statues of Yuan Dynasty and has the largest collection of Buddhist sutras in China. Arrive in Dingri and stay in the best hotel. O/N in Tingri.
DAY 07: TINGRI / ZHANGMU
Your guide and driver will accompany you from Dingri to Zhangmu and help you to check in at the best hotel there. O/N in Zhamgmu.
DAY 08: LEAVE ZHANGMU
You will bid farewell to the mysterious Tibet and its optimistic people today, when your guide transfers you to the Friendship Bridge of the border to Nepal.
01. Twin sharing different standard accommodation as per different category package with breakfast.
02. All necessary transportation by 4 WD Toyota Landcruiser.
03. Sightseeing tour as per the Program, an English speaking Guide and monastery entrance fees.
04. China/ Tibet visa fees, Tibet permit and necessary domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
01. All expenses of personal Nature.
02. Nepal re-entry visa fee and airport Departure Tax .
03. Charge for photography, air ticket reconfirmation fee and Insurance etc.