Lhasa city, also known as the city of gods is the major attraction of the Glimpse of Tibet tour. This tour takes you to the forbidden land of Tibet. In fact, learn about the historical, cultural and architectural glory of Lhasa city through this tour. Lhasa city has remained untouched for a long time. Due to which it has been able to preserve its art, culture and initial glory flawless.
The artistic palaces in Lhasa like Potala Palace and Norbulingka palace are wonderful work of fine arts and interiors. The carvings, handwork’s and crafts craved in the walls, roofs, windows and pillars are excellent. The dramatic location Potala palace makes it a highlight of the Lhasa city. The grand palace stands tall in the Red hill dominating the skyline of the Lhasa city. Norbulingka palace is another grand palace of Dalai Lama which is marvelously illustrate with excellent art and craftworks.
Besides that, Lhasa is adorned with many other temples and monasteries. Jokhang temple is an oldest and holy temple. This temple is surrounded by the Barkor street. You can find many pilgrims moving around the temple which has its own religious importance. The Drepung and Sera monastery are other two must visit places of Lhasa that are includes in this tour too. These monasteries are also a beautiful presentation of fine art and craft. The color contrast of red, yellow and golden roofs makes the monasteries more charming. The peaceful environment around the monasteries is impressive. The monks dress in red are the successors of the unique Tibetan teachings and culture. Sera monasteries being the largest monasteries of the world preserves around ten thousand monks.
Therefore, Glimpse of Tibet Tour is a peaceful way of getting insights on unique Tibetan Buddhist art and culture. Travel back to time and help yourself find peace with the teachings of Lord Buddha.
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Meals which are not specified in the itinerary.
- International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
- Chinese visa fees.
- Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee.
- Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational
- Personal trekking equipment if any.
- Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility. (Tip is subject to your judgment. Offering
- tip is not a compulsion)
- Travel insurance
Regarding your visa and arrival
You can obtain Chinese visa on your own by submitting an application to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.
Getting into Tibet
You can enter into Tibet via road or air. You can take a direct flight to Tibet or opt for a drive via Kodari border in Nepal.
Best time to visit
Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, for any traveler who would like to have best views of Mt. Everest from the base camp, April to mid June and September to October would be the best time.
Accommodation in Lhasa would be in a three star category hotel. For rest of the places, expect very normal kind of food and accommodation.
Meals and drinking water
During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three star hotels is not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.
The currency of Tibet is denominated as Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Travel insurance is highly recommended as it insures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.