Grace Trekking

Tibet: Lhasa Experience (8 Days)

Lhasa (3,656m) is the world’s highest capital city, and the center of Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion.

A visitor’s visa is required. We can arrange that in Kathmandu before you arrive in Nepal. We’ll also provide a licensed Tibetan guide, without whom you cannot visit the key places of interest in Lhasa. Lhasa is known as the City of Sunshine with steady temperature around 25 degrees. The best times to visit are April to June and September to October so you avoid the monsoons in July and August. Winter has its own attractions, cooler temperature and fewer visitors. Tibet is a special place to visit, wonderfully friendly people and experiences in culture and food.
Day 1 Kathmandu In the first day you’ll arrive in Kathmandu, and we’ll meet up at the airport, check into the hotel and later have a typical Nepali style dinner.

Day 2 Travel to Lhasa, Tibet

Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. Upon arrival, acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing

We’ll visit the iconic Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama from 1649 to 1959. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.

We’ll visit the Jokhang site which comprises a Tibetan Buddhist temple within a large complex and a Gelug school. It is considered the spiritual heart of the city.

We’ll enjoy a walk along Barkhor Street, a vibrant market where you can shop for traditional Tibetan handicrafts.

Day 4 Shigatse

We’ll drive from Lhasa to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. Enroute, we’ll visit the Yamdrok Lake, renowned for its turquoise waters and stunning mountain vistas.

Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, is in Shigatse and we’ll visit that.

Day 5 Gyantse

On the journey from Shigatse to Gyantse we’ll stop to admire and explore the scenic landscapes along the way. We’ll visit the historic Gyantse Dzong and the impressive Kumbum Stupa, known for its intricate murals and religious artifacts.

Day 6 Lhasa

We’ll return to Lhasa across the breathtaking Tibetan plateau.

You can explore any attractions in Lhasa that you missed earlier or spend the day at your leisure.

Day 7 Kathmandu

Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu, check in at the hotel and have time for leisure and shopping.

Day 8 Kathmandu

If you have a spare hour or so you should visit the calm in the Garden of Dreams near your hotel and reflect on your wonderful trip.

We’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

2PAX (2 - 4 persons)

$ 2285 / pp

Subject to availability & seasons

5PAX (5 - 8 persons)

$ 2125 / pp

Subject to availability & seasons

8PAX (more than 8 persons)

$ 1985 / pp

Subject to availability & seasons