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Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour 

Travel to Tibet (Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour)– ‘The Roof of the World’ and discover its cultural gems. This short four-day tour takes you to iconic Tibetan attractions and World Heritage Sites of  Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

The Kathmandu to Lhasa tour gives you an insight into monastic life through insightful visits to ancient monasteries of the Gelugpa Sect. Witness the lively debates of monks on the grounds of Sera Monastery. Marvel at the beautiful murals, Thangkas and lifelike images of Buddhist deities. Spend some time at the lively Barkhor Market – the economic hub of Lhasa.

Grab the package of Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour at a very affordable cost through Rupakot Travels.

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing- Potala Palace, Sera monastery.

Day 3: Sightseeing- Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market.

Day 4: Depart Lhasa.

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa.

Fly into Lhasa or enter the city via the overland route from mainland China or Nepal. Gonggar Airport lies about an hour’s drive from Lhasa. Our representative will meet you at the airport or the designated stop and escort you to your hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed on your itinerary.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing- Potala Palace, Sera monastery.

We commence our sightseeing tour with a visit to Potala Palace. The impressive 13-storied structure dominates Lhasa’s landscape. The palace served as the winter retreat of Dalai Lama. Potala Palace was built during the 7th century on the Marpo Ri (Red Mountain). Next we head to Sera Monastery, an important centre of learning of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect.  Built in the 15th century the monastery’s large courtyards are filled with monks holding debates on sutras. The monastery contains religious relics and murals.

Day 3: Sightseeing- Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market.

We continue our sightseeing tour and visit Drepung Monastery. The monastery lies 5km from Lhasa. Ancient relics and statues of Boddhisattvas, Amitayus are housed inside the monastery’s hallowed chambers.

Later in the day we head to Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market. Buddhism in Tibet spread after Jokhang Temple was built. The temple was built by King Songsten Gampo to house the idol of Lord Buddha brought by his Nepalese Queen Brikuti from Nepal. Barkhor Square, a busy local market surrounds this temple. Walk around and watch pilgrims prostrating or shop for souvenirs.

Day 4: Depart Lhasa.

Depart Lhasa via air or overland. Our representative will drop you to the airport or to the point of departure.

Cost Inclusion

  • Transportation bus /jeep as per group size.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa.

Cost Exclusion

  • Clients and travel insurance
  • Lund and dinner
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, tips
  • Nepal re – entry visa fee
  • All other expensed which was not mention on above.

Trip Information

Trip outline: Kathmandu- Lhasa-Kathmandu

Activity: Cultural Spiritual Experience

Accommodation:  Hotel on twin sharing basis

Transportation: Jeep/Van/ Flight

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