The flight into the Himalaya reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks MT Dorje Lakpa, MT Ganesha, MT Purbi chhyachu, MT Langtang, etc., (weather permitting) taking you right into the Himalayan Kingdom's scraping airstrip at Kathmandu. On arrival you will be greeted and transferred to Hotel, in the afternoon free for independent activities, Overnight at hotel.
Visit Swoyambhunath Stupa with its 2,500 year history. Later visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residence, Kasthamandap, Mahadev & Parvati Temple, Kumari palace sacred for Buddhists and Hindus and bazaars.
In the afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square, the old Newar City with the Golden Gate, the Temple of Taleju, Golden Temple and surrounding beautiful monument, overnight at hotel.
in the morning drive to Shankhu and visit Vajra Jogini, an ancient commercial town route to Lhasa (Tibet). The town established during Licchavi period, 4th century, can still see the signs of former prosperity in Sankhu, including ancient temples (Vajra Jogini being the most prominent) and wood carvings, later visit to Boudhanath with important Buddhist monasteries, in the evening tour of Pashupatinath, the most sacred Hindu temple on the banks of the river Bagamati, Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Nagarkot, to explore village & view majestic Himalayan ranges, (if weather permits), later drive or short walk 2 hrs to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple of Nepal, later visit to Bhaktapur, the world heritage site, the most beautiful medieval city of the country. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning scenic drive - Kathmandu - Zhangmu (2,500Mt) / Nyalam (3750Mt): 156 KM:
You will arrive at Zhangmu from Kathmandu via Kodari highway on the Nepal Tibet border. On arrival at Tatopani, after the immigration formalities are over, drive to your hotel & Overnight at hotel/Guest house.
Xegar lies on the highest plateau in the world. In order to reach this town, you will cross two high mountain passes through Lalung La (5,050 Mt.), with views of MT. Cho Oyu (8201 Mt), MT. Xisha Pangma (8012Mt) & MT. Everest (8,848 Mt). The majestic Himalayas tower over the landscape, its pinnacles piercing through the clouds. Overnight at hotel/Guest house.
Today you will drives through the Gyatso la Pass, (5,220 Mt.) The highest pass en route to Lhasa, Xigatse lies on the banks of the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). It is the second largest city of Tibet. In the evening walk around the city, overnight at hotel
In the morning, visit the beautiful Tashilumpu Monastery of future Buddha in Xigatse, which houses the Panchen Lama. Later drive to Gyantse, 90 Km. from Xigatse. This town now quiet and rustic, was once a bustling trading post between Nepal and Tibet. Apart from flat pastures surrounded by mountains, you will also see the ruins of a monastery complex. In Gyantse, visit Khumbun Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, continue drives to Lhasa, crossing over the Kharo La (5,010Mt) and Khamba La (4,794Mt), On the way, you will see the picturesque Yamdrok Lake & Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) snaking down the plateaus and pastures, arrival at Lhasa, - Overnight at hotel.
In the morning visit the Potala Palace, winter palace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, It is a 13th storied complex monument rising to a height of above 117m which houses 10,000 shrines and over 200,000 images and about 1000 rooms. In the afternoon visit 7th century Jokhang Temple, at the heart of Lhasa is the most sacred temple of all Tibet and a Power Place in all Tibet. Queen Bhrikuti a Nepalese princess married to King Songtsen Gampo founded Jokhang Temple and in recognition of Queen Bhrikuti the main gate of the temple faces west towards Nepal. The most impressive structure of the Jokhang Temple is the many chapels surrounding the temple. Later you can walk and shop in the popular Barkhor Square (Bazaar) where all kind of Tibetan handicraft, Buddhist artifacts, carpets, paintings etc. are all on sale for your delight. O/N Hotel.
This morning we will drive 8km northwest of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. It was the residence of the Third, Fourth and the Fifth Dalai Lamas. This winter Palace was the resident of hundreds of monks from all the major Geluk monasteries for staffing individual Chapels. The 20,000 sq mt complex has survived unscathed even during the Cultural Revolution. In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery founded in 1419, 5km away from Lhasa,. It sits in the prettiest and most charming atmosphere at the base of Mount Purbuchok. Sera Monastery used to be an important center for learning where about 6,000 monks resided. The most intriguing feature here is the nine-meter gilded image; here one can also witness the practicing debate among the monks, who pitch their knowledge against each other. O/N Hotel
Early morning at the arranged time transfer to the Lhasa Gongar airport, fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel.
At the arranged time, transfer to the airport for final departure. End of our service.
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Description : Discover the sacred city Lhasa tour is recommended for all travellers to know the great city’s attractions of Lhasa and Kathmandu. Upon arrival we will issue the Chinese visa along with Tibet travel permit. Your trip begins by a direct an hour flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, you will visit Potala palace of the Dalai Lama, the sacred Jokhang temple and Barkhor market, Sera Monastery with debating courtyard and Drepung monasteries. At the end to conclude the tour fly back to Kathmandu for an extension to Pokhara and Chitwon tour to complete the vacation of Nepal or towards central China.
Mr Mr. Sajan Man Mulmi
Sungava Marg, Dholahiti, Sunakothi 26, Lalitpur, Nepal - 44700
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