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Lhasa Essence Nakchu Tour

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Lhasa Essence Nakchu Tour

Tibet is one of the world's most amazing destinations and there is adventure without a doubt almost each and every corner. We offer memorable Tibet tours planned to give you the best Tibet tour experience. In the shadow of Everest the Tibetan people have developed a mysterious culture, and visitors find a country lined with stupas and decorated with fluttering prayer flags.

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Tibet is one of the world's most amazing destinations and there is adventure without a doubt almost each and every corner. We offer memorable Tibet tours planned to give you the best Tibet tour experience. In the shadow of Everest the Tibetan people have developed a mysterious culture, and visitors find a country lined with stupas and decorated with fluttering prayer flags.

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Trip Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa. Our airport representative will transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing at Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.

Day 3: Sightseeing at Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery.

Day 4: Sightseeing at Yambajan, Lake Namtso.

Day 5: Depart from Lhasa for onward destination.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa.

Arrive in Lhasa. Our airport representative will transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing at Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace: Former winter home of the Dalai Lama, a vast, awe-inspiring maze of corridors and stairs leading through countless rooms of richly decorated statues, tombs, murals and antiques. You will climb past the White Palace into the Red Palace, where the file of pilgrims offering silk scarves, coins or yak butter to burn in the shrines combine to make this an unforgettable experience. Note: you need to be fit for the long stairways.

Jokhang Temple: Smaller and more manageable than the Potala, this 4-storey, golden-roofed temple is at the heart of a rich and living Tibetan Buddhism. Many locals pray here regularly; the Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street and thronged with pilgrims and visitors. Yak butter lamps burn in front of rich statuary that includes the Sakyamuni Buddha brought to Tibet by Princess Wen Cheng in the 7th Century.

Barkhor Street: Watch the pilgrims, wearing local dress from many different parts of Tibet, as they circle clockwise around Jokhang Temple with prayer wheels, or prostrate themselves near the front gate. Join the locals and visitors to shop for local goods at the colorful stalls, or relax in a coffee shop or tea house to enjoy the passing parade.

Tibet Steak House: Steak House belongs to the same restaurateurs with Snowland Restaurant, mainly caters Western and Tibetan cuisine to overseas tourists. Surrounding by alluring landscape in Lhasa, it will leave you a deep impression of dining experience as it is a suitable choice for diners while traveling in Tibet.

Day 3: Sightseeing at Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery: It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place.

Norbulingka: Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration.

Drepung Monastery: Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong).

Day 4: Sightseeing at Yambajan, Lake Namtso.

Yambajan: It is famous for its hot spring and is a nice choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle. Covering an area of about 150,000 square meters, Yambajan, 87 kilometers away from Lhasa, is situated in the basin at the foot of Nyainqentanglha Mountains to the northwest of Lhasa.

Lake Namtso: Lake Namtso is the second largest saltwater lake in China. The lake is beautiful with its azure water and surrounding snow capped peaks. There is a gravel road from Damxung to the lake. In the rainy season, the route can be quite difficult.

Day 5: Depart from Lhasa.

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What makes this trip different?

Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.

Financial support to direct beneficiaries:  In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.

Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.

Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.

For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org