Lhasa Sightseeing Tour is a tour package of four days in which you get to fly in and then take the cultural tour of various things of cultural and religious worth in and around Lhasa for two days and then fly out to your next destinations.
Lhasa, where this Lhasa Sightseeing Tour, which one takes, is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Tibet. It is all religious, social, and cultural centre of the Tibetan people that has been in existence for over 1,300 years, slowly evolving over the time to form a culture that revolves around Buddhism and those which it has indigenously to suit the environment in which they live. Lhasa is located somewhat in Tibet which is a plateau that in most regards a cold desert to an extent and is sparsely vegetated, and most of the population in Tibet live a semi-nomadic but culturally set living means all drawn to their cultural centre which is Lhasa and where you will undertake this Lhasa Sightseeing Tour of four days.
What has this sightseeing tour to Lhasa have that you will come away with lasting memories of undertaken such a tour to make you short holiday worth the while? While even before you embark on the sightseeing part of the tour, you are fly in and then on completion fly out to your next destination, where you get some of the most breath-taking and panoramic sights of the Tibetan plateau and the High Himalayan Mounts to the south which has made this land the highest cold desert plateau in the world. On the two days of your Lhasa Sightseeing Tour in Tibet, you will be taken on a cultural tour of such worthy icons of the Tibetan Culture and religion of note. The places worth mentioning are Potala Palace which was the administrative and religious centre where the Dalai Lama took a seat to the cultural conformity of the Tibetans and is a palace atop a hill. It was built initially by the first king of Tibet, Songsten Gompo. This Palace has outstanding art and architecture both inwardly and outwardly. Coming to the second cultural sightseeing is the Jokhang Temple that was formed by Songsten Gompo which according to tradition, was built for his two brides. The oldest part of this temple was built in 652 AD. It was wonderful art and architecture in conforming to the Tibetan style. Coming to the third cultural aspect of religious history which you will see on this Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa is the Sera Monastery. It is a monastery to the north of Lhasa and got its name from the fact the hill behind the monastery was filled with wild roses and in Tibetan it means Sera – so can be called Wild Rose Monastery. The monastery itself is a complex of physical structures and the great assembly hall being the centre and its three colleges founded in 1419 by Jamsen Choley. Following these tours to these places of cultural note and masterpieces of historical architecture, you also visit the Bharkor Street Market for some great bargains to take back pieces of the art and miniature architecture of Lhasa. This, as I said, is a tour where you fly in and fly out and spend just enough time in Lhasa with the cultural tour of the Capital city of Tibet.
What about boarding, lodging and transportation on this Lhasa Sighting Tour?
You need not have to worry about this. You will be flown into Lhasa and out when you have completed the tour. Our tour partners will have you lodged at three-star and above hotel facilities with three meals a day while in the city of Lhasa. As for transportation, you will be ferried by either private vehicles or guided tour buses to different cultural destinations.
Outline Itinerary for Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Day 01 : Arrival at Lhasa
Day 02 : In Lhasa (3650m) – Sightseeing
Day 03 : In Lhasa (3650m) – Sightseeing
Day 04 : Depart Lhasa
- Witness panoramic aerial view of Himalayan ranges during flight
- Enjoy guided sightseeing in Lhasa
- Visit to historical monasteries
- Explore Potala palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang temple
- Stroll around Barkho Street