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Tibet Cultural Tour

"Interesting cultural and scenic tour around fabled city of Lhasa"

Trip Duration: 08 Days

Highlights of Tibet Cultural Tour

  • Impressive cultural and scenic tour around world highest fabled city of Lhasa
  • Visit important places around Lhasa and witness fascinating Buddhism cultures
  • Fly in and Fly out from Kathmandu-Lhasa with fabulous scenery of mountains
  • Enjoy Tibetan traditional life with age-old heritage of interesting colorful custom
  • Tour of famous magnificent Potala Palace and other important sites of Tibet

Trip Profile:

  • Trip Mode: Hotel with local Lodge and Guest House on route
  • Tour Grade: Leisure with short walks
  • Highest Altitude: At Ganden Monastery area 3,830 m high.
  • Tibet duration: 04 Nights and 05 Days (fly in and drive out)
  • Total Trip: 07 Nights and 08 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Tibet Cultural Tour Overview

Tibet Cultural Tour a short and marvelous trip that leads you on roof top of the world in one of the highest city on this planet, at above 3,650 m high in the harmony of colorful Tibetan culture and age-old heritage life style as it were hundreds of years. Tibet Cultural Tour an interesting journey of less than week duration allows you see fabled city of Lhasa and its surrounding beautiful landscapes and country rural life visiting places of great interest.

Tibet Cultural Tour starts from the capital Kathmandu taking a scenic sweeping flight over Himalaya range with views of Mt. Everest during an hour air journey to land at Tibetan soil. On reaching Gogar International airport near Lhasa where short drive leads you in the heart of fabled city Lhasa around busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square where hotels located.

At Lhasa leads you to interesting tour of its famous monasteries and soaking with local Buddhist culture and observing Tibetan simple and happy life intact with age-old traditional and custom.

Tour takes you inside famed Potala Palace a magnificent fort with more than thousand rooms, where visitors allowed visit only in few important rooms areas of the palace. Journey in Tibet extends outside Lhasa to reach another historical and important religious sites at Ganden located on a high hill with stunning views of Tibet farm country and villages.

Enjoying time at Garden with tour around great sites back to Lhasa for last overnight in Tibet where next morning flight brings you back to Kathmandu after a memorable short experience on Tibet Cultural Tour.

Best Seasons for Tibet Cultural Tour:

April to November months of the year can visit Tibet, where April to May spring time will be the best time, visit of  great interest with fine clear morning till afternoon, with some chances of light rains sometimes. September to November another best months around Autumn/Fall, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Amazing to know that one can visit Tibet even in Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons on southern Himalaya, where’s Tibet falls within rain-shadow area, where heavy monsoon cloud blocked by giant Himalaya range. That is why northern Himalaya and Tibet are dry and arid country with least rain fall, but heavy snow during winter and early spring times from December till March.

Monsoon times much green in Tibet around hills and valley with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice is yours for Tibet Cultural Tour.

Tibet Cultural Tour Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:  In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Tibet preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lhasa 3,650 m and transfer to hotel in the midst of the city.
  • Day 04-05: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
  • Day 06: At Lhasa tour of Ganden Monastery 3,830 m of few hour drives.
  • Day 07: Drive to Lhasa / Gongor Airport fly to Kathmandu-1 hr:15 mins.
  • Day 08: International Departure homeward bound to respective countries.

Tibet Cultural Tour Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Briefing on Tibet Cultural Tour with welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Tibet preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation Tibet Cultural Tour, morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest visit leads to World Heritage Sites and catch Nepalese culture and as well touch of Tibetan Buddhism.
03
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa 3,650 m and transfer to hotel in the midst of the city.
  • Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for scenic one hour more flight to land near Lhasa at Gongar airport in Tibet.
  • During flight enjoy massive views of Himalayan chain of peaks with Mt. Everest
  • Landing at Gongar airport after visa-passport formalities received by our Tibetan guide and drive and drive to Lhasa around Barkhor Market Square to reach your hotel.
  • Afternoon free for interesting walk around Barkhor Square witness Tibetan from all parts of the country on pilgrimage to Lhasa important monasteries
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Day 04-05: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
  • These two full in Lhasa enjoy tour around important places of interest its historical and religious sites, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa to a hill top with tour of old Drefung Monastery,
  • In early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built.
  • Visit main prayer halls with monks on prayers Drefung means heap of rice with white washed buildings.
  • After interesting visit drive to Shera Monastery witness young monks on exciting debate, as it deepens the knowledge of all types to reach high priesthood.
  • Shera monastery located north of Lhasa an interesting tour with lunch break in local Tibetan / Chinese restaurants
  • Afternoon tour of magnificent Potala Palace known as ‘Heavenly Realm’ with 1,000 rooms where visitors can tour only the main important interior of 8 to 10 rooms of great significant.
  • Potala Palace stands as Landmark of Tibet situated in the hub of the city, where high and superior priests Dalai Lama lived till the last 14th Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum.
  • After a grand tour head back into busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet.
  • As the day end in Lhasa, with time for individual activities around Lhasa before dinner time on last day in Lhasa.   
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Day 06: At Lhasa tour of Ganden Monastery 3,830 m of few hour drive.
  • Morning drive outskirt of Lhasa route diverts to great Tibetan plateau, on winding road towards scenic Ganden Monastery on a high hill top 3,830 m high.
  • Morning pleasant drive to Ganden Monastery area, a distance of 45 k.m. towards east of Lhasa, leaving the main road heading uphill as Ganden monastery located 18 k.m from main highway, on reaching the top sacred ridge of Wangku Ri at Ganden area.
  • Ganden a foremost monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism (Yellow Hat), all Great Six monasteries (Ganden, Sera, Drepung, Tashilumpo, Labrang, Kumbum) are of Yellow sect.
  • In early time over 2,000 monks lived here; now there are hardly 300 monks, after a nice and interesting tour of Ganden drive back to Lhasa.
  • From the top super views of Tibetan landscapes with distant snow capped peaks views and of Tibetan farm villages and fields of barley, mustard and buck-wheat.
  • After a grand visit of Ganden Monastery complex return drive to Lhasa for last overnight in Tibet and Lhasa.
07
Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast transfer to Lhasa airport for flight to Kathmandu
  • A flight of an hour or more views of Himalayan high peaks with Mt. Everest on reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
08
Day 08: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport, and farewell with grand memories of Tibet Cultural Tour as well enjoying great time in Nepal.

Note: For people not flying back to Kathmandu can continue further journey to mainland China via train or flight as well taking overland journey to respective destination around Tibet and mainland China.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 08 Days

  • Destination: Tibet

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Altitude: Ganden Monastery area 3,830 m

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