Day 01: Transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on Air China. This one hour trans Himalayan flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks [If weather permitting]. Arrival at Gonggar airport around 13:30hrs. local time. After clearing Immigration and customs it will be a two hour drive to cover the 93km. To Lhasa which is situated at an altitude of 3650 meters. Upon arrival we check in at the Snow land hotel, right in the heart of the old city.
Day 02: We start our sightseeing with a visit one of Tibet's most important and biggest monasteries, Drepung Beautifully placed on a mountain step12km.outside Lhasa. After returning to the city for the lunch we will go to the Norbulinka, the former summer places of the Dalai Lama. Surrounded by lush green garden, it is a favorite place for Tibetan people to celebrate their festivals.
Day 03: In the morning, visit the Potala Palace, one of the wonders in the world and one of the marvels of Tibet. This huge structure is the former home of the Dalai Lama and a sight you will definitely not forget. In the afternoon, we visit the Jokhang Temple the most sacred and oldest temple in Tibet The walk around it is called the Barkhor and a must for all pilgrims, it is also a famous bazaar for Tibetan handicrafts and antiques.
Day 04: The morning is free to relax or to explore the small alleys in the old Tibetan part of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit Sera monastery, 5km,outside Lhasa, Where we can watch the monks debating. They do this in a very special way by making all kinds of gestures with their hands and arms.
Day 05: already the end of our tour and we have to get up very early for our transfer to Gonggar airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu. We arrive around nine O'clock the morning because of the 2 hours in minutes time difference with Tibet. Of course we enjoy the spectacular views again while we fly over the Himalayas range.
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