The shortest possible tour of Lhasa, Encounter Lhasa, is a very popular tour amongst foreign travelers as it offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Tibet. This holiday is operational only between June and November because flights to Lhasa are not available throughout the year.

The shortest possible tour of Lhasa, Encounter Lhasa, is a very popular tour amongst foreign travelers as it offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Tibet. This holiday is operational only between June and November because flights to Lhasa are not available throughout the year.

A marvelous Trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa (3600m) kicks of this mystical journey followed by a days rest to get acclimatized to higher altitudes. It is hard to imagine a thriving city at such an altitude, functioning as the religious, cultural and economic hub of Tibet. Places of interest include the Potala Palace (one time seat of power of the Dalai Lamas) towering over Lhasa with its 13 stories and 1000 rooms, the monasteries of Drepung and Sera, Norbulingka Palace (the summer abode of the Dalais), the Jokhang, the holiest shrine in Tibet and the circular Barkhor Bazaar with innumerable shops & wayside peddlers intermingling with devotees walking clockwise around the Jokhang shrine. Norbulingka Palace (the summer abode of the Dalais), the Jokhang, the holiest shrine in Tibet and the circular Barkhor Bazaar with innumerable shops & wayside peddlers intermingling with devotees walking clockwise around the Jokhang shrine.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival In Lhasa. by air

Day 2. Lhasa Escorted Tour.

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple And Bustling Bakhor Street.

Day 3. Lhasa Escorted Tour

Attractions: Drepung Monastery And Sera Monastery.

Day 4. Lhasa (3600m) - Gyantse (3900m) - Shigatse(3900m), 350 Km, 7hrs.

Attractions: Yamdrok Lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar Glacier, Gyantse Kubum Stupa And Pelkhor Choede Monastery.

Day 5. Shigatse (3900m) - Lhatse - Shegar [New Tingri] (4050m), 240km, 5hrs.

Attractions: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Panorama Of Great Himalayas And Distant Views Of Mt. Everest(8848m).

Day 6. Shegar (4050m) - Rongbuk (5000m), 100km, 2.5hrs.

Attractions: Rongbuk Monastery, Mt. Everest.

Day 7. Rongbuk (5000m) - Old Tingri (4390m) – Zhangmu(Dram),280km,6hrs.

Attractions: Beautiful Scenery Over The Thongla Pass, Impressive View Of Mt. Shishapama, Spectacular Waterfalls Within The Matsang River Gorge.

Day 8. Zhangmu (2300m) - Kodari - Kathmandu (1400m), 123km, 4/5 Hrs.

Attractions: Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge, Typical Nepalese Villages And 2nd Deepest Bungy Jump Point In All Of Asia.

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