Tibet is an eternal topic and dreams of so many people, with its unique high attitude, exotic culture, unique highland landscapes, and friendly people. this tour takes you to see the highlight Tibet within the shortest time, including holy potala palace-the symbol of Tibet, jorkhang temple-the destination for millions of pilgrimages, and many many more.See more
Tibet is an eternal topic and dreams of so many people, with its unique high attitude, exotic culture, unique highland landscapes, and friendly people. this tour takes you to see the highlight Tibet within the shortest time, including holy potala palace-the symbol of Tibet, jorkhang temple-the destination for millions of pilgrimages, and many many more.
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Sightseeing of Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Lhasa drive to Shigatse. Overnigh at hotel.
Day 5: Shigatse drive back to Lhasa. Overnigh at hotel.
Day 6: Free at leisure untill to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to leave Tibet.
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa,
On arrival at the gonggar airport, be met and transferred to your hotel in lhasa. free at leisure to acclimatize yourself to the high latitude for the rest of the day.
Day 2: In Lhasa
Full day city tour of the potala palace, the jokhang temple, and barkhor street. the potala palace: perched upon the marpo ri hill, 130 meters above the lhasa valley, it is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet. we kindly suggest you take taxi to the top of the palace which costs about 10 and then walk down after your visiting. the jokhang temple: the jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan buddhist it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of bon-po, Tibet's indigenous religion.
Barkhor street: the barkhor is the oldest street in lhasa as well as the center of old lhasa and remains very traditional. it is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled.
Day 3: In Lhasa
Full day city tour of sera monastery, Drupeng monastery, norbulingka, and visit the carpet factory.
Sera monastery: it is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet.
Drupeng monastery: it is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet.
Norbulingka: norbulingka means "jeweled garden". it was constructed as a summer palace for the dalai lama and later served the whole governmental administration.
The carpet factory: the highland of Tibet is the actual home of the oriental carpets. by visiting carpet factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced.
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse
Drive from lhasa to shigatse (about 347km). on the way visit yamdrok lake, karola glacier and baiju monastery. stay overnight in shigatse.
Yomdrok lake: within langkamu county, with an area of 638 square km and a coastal line of 250 km.
The palgor chorten: it is with 9 stories, 108 doors and 77 rooms. each room contains a different statue of buddha and the wall frescoes telling the story about it.
Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa
Visit tashilumpo monastery, free market. drive along the yaluzangbu river back to lhasa.
Tashilhunpo monastery: painted in red and white, the buildings in the monastery stand closely together in terraced rows, offering a grand and majestic view.
Day 6: Lhasa Departure
Free at leisure untill to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to leave Tibet.
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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