4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS TIBET TOUR
(Lhasa, Potala, Jokhang Temple)
Valid until December 2015
as low as USD385/pax
|Four Points by Sheraton||Xingding Hotel||Kyichu Hotel||Flora Hotel|
|02-03 Pax:||US$ 945||850||715||625||Nett per person in sharing twin.|
|04-07 Pax:||US$ 820||695||562||492||Nett per person in sharing twin.|
|08-11 Pax:||US$ 765||640||482||415||Nett per person in sharing twin.|
|12 & Above Pax:||US$ 735||595||457||385||Nett per person in sharing twin.|
|Sgl. Room Suppl:||US$ 505||440||235||195||Nett per person.|
- Upon arrival at Gonggar airport you will be met by Tibetan guide and transfer to hotel in Lhasa (1 hr. drive approx.).
- Check-in at hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure for acclimatization.
Tibet: Up on the world’s roof-top there lies a wide stretched land (Shangri-La-la as some people called it) filled with fascinating and mystifying works of nature and human that has captured the imagination of many great people ever since the world came to know her existence. This is no other than Tibet (presently known as Tibet Autonomous Region). Although apparently she was forbidden for several centuries, great many authentic travelers, scholars and missionaries had attempted to reach this tantalizing land amidst perils and long, long endeavoring journey. Tibet used to be the mysterious, legendry and unknown Roof of the World, hidden and almost unreachable behind the highest mountains in the world can be easily reached today from Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal to Lhasa either by road or air as well as form several cities from China.
- Overnight at hotel.
- Breakfast at hotel.
- Sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market and Sera Monastery.
- Jokhang Temple: formally called the Trulnang Temple or temple of “magical appearance” – erected by King Songtsen Gampo, 7th century – to house statue of Akshobhya Buddha – in Tibetan Jowo Miko Dorje – given to him by his Nepalese wife Princess Bhrikuti. Later the statue of Jowo Shakyamuni given to him by his Chinese wife Princess Wen Cheng, was moved here from the Ramoche Temple that the present name became Jokhang, the “Shrine of the Jowo”. It is one of the holiest of temples in Tibet and is the main Centre of Pilgimage.
- Barkhor Market: Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors. For visitors, Barkhor Street is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa. It was paved by hand-polished stone boards. Though it is not broad, it accommodates thousands of tourists every day. Varied shops stand on its both sides and thousands of floating stands are on every corner. Most of them offer the prayer wheels, long-sleeve ‘chuba’ (the Tibetan people’s traditional clothes), Tibetan knives and some religious articles for sale. Furthermore, some shops sell ‘Thangka’ (the Tibetan scroll painting), which is a unique art of Tibet with the themes of religion, history, literature, science and customs. Surprisingly, there are some articles from India and Nepal in this street as well.
- Sera Monastery: 5 km of Lhasa, like the Drepung and Ganden is another great Gelukpa monastery and center for learning and monastic training. It was built below a small hermitage where Tsong Khapa spent several years in retreat and meditating, by his leading discipline Jamchen Cjoje Shakya Ueshe of Tsel Gungang in 1419. Sera is divided into two main colleges (drastang), Sera Me and Sera Je. Earlier the Emperor Yung-lo Ming of China had invited Tsong Khapa, unable to go he sent Shakya Yeshe in his stead. The Emperor showing his appreciation of shakya Yeshe’s teaching bestowed the little Jamchen Choje Shakya Yeshe in 1434 (Great Gentle Dharma Lord), name by which he is known today.
- Overnight at hotel.
- Breakfast at hotel.
- Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.
- Potala Palace: King Songtsen Gampo was the first Tibetan ruler to establish a palace on this outcrop the Red Hill, which dominates the city of Lhasa. This palace was called Kukhar Potrang was burned down by the invading Chinese during the reign of his successor Mangsong Mangtsen the construction of the present palace was begun in 1645 during the reign of the great fifth Dalai Lama and completed in 1694. The building if named after Mount Potala in Soudh India one of the holy mountains of the Hindu god Shiva. Buddhists, however dedicated this same mountain to avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion and gave the name “Potala” to the pure land where Avalokitesvara resides. Since both Songtsen Gampo and Dalai Lama are considered the incarnations of Avalokitesvara, Potala was the obvious choice for their dwelling.
- Drepung Monastery: 8 km west of Lhasa. One of the great Gelukpa Monasteries Neal Lhasa, the other two being Sera and Ganden. Until the occupation it served like its two sister monasteries as center for learning and monastic training to which monks from all over Tibet would come to spend as long as 15 years methodically studying and debating the meaning of Buddhist scriptures. For centuries it existed as a small monastic township thousands of fully ordained monks and other functionaries. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choje Tashi Pelden, a disciple of Tsong Khapa.
- Overnight at hotel.
- Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for depart Lhasa onwards flight.
- Check-in and check-out time is 12.00 hrs.
- Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary on bed & breakfast (BB) basis using above hotel in Lhasa.
- English speaking Tibetan Guide.
- Transportation as per the itinerary by necessary vehicle.
- Monastery entrance fee.
- Emergency mineral water in the vehicle.
- Emergency portable oxygen cylinder in the vehicle.
- Trip briefing by Tibet expert & entertain question.
- Trip Information pack.
- Tibet Visa Fee (Acceptable in US$ cash only. Since Chinese Embassy needs it in cash kindly advice clients to pay it in USD cash on arrival in Kathmandu).
- Any airfare (if clients are flying from Kathmandu please advise date of travel to get fare from Air China as they needs date to give exact fare).
- Any arrangements in Nepal.
- Travel insurance.
- Expenses during any rescue operation.
- Nepal re-entry visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner.
- Alcoholic beverages & bar bills.
- All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc.
- Gratuity to staff.
- Services of Porterage and other vehicles in between in case of landslides and other natural calamities beyond our control and expenses incurred during rescue services.
- Additional portable oxygen cylinder (US$ 20 per bottle).
- Services not mentioned herein.
Current Tibet Visa Fee: US$ 95 nett per person (applicable while flying from Kathmandu).
Above visa fee is applicable only if they are traveling to Tibet via Kathmandu. If they are entering Tibet from other countries or cities from China same Chinese visa will be applicable for Tibet as well. The only thing is that they should apply Chinese “L” visa which is valid for traveling to Tibet. Our Tibetan counterpart will handover Tibet permit to them in their hotels in China for which we need name of hotels, address.