Prayer Flags in the Wind
Colourful, deeply religious and surrounded by the world’s tallest mountains – Lhasa is Tibet's holy city. At 3600m above sea level, the city lies far from the modern world and everything that comes with it. Welcome to a mysterious place in a remote and fascinating country. As it will take some time for your body to get used to the altitude, it's important that you take it easy during your first few days in Lhasa so you'll have plenty of freedom to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- Day trip round Lhasa and surrounding area with English-speaking guide
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Your day-by-day itinerary
Arrival in Lhasa
As you land at Lhasa airport you’ll witness a sea of Himalayan mountain peaks beneath you. After you’ve collected your baggage, you’ll be taken to central Lhasa. Make sure you drink lots of water and take it easy. Many travellers get headaches shortly after arriving, so drink lots of water to help alleviate altitude sickness symptoms. Today is yours to go for a gentle walk and explore.
Lhasa - Free Day
Today is free to explore at your own pace and it’s important to take it easy today. We recommend visiting the most holy Buddhist sanctuary, the Jokhang Temple. This temple is the spiritual heart of Tibet and pilgrims from all over come to the temple on foot. If you’d like to visit our local project, Braille without Borders, during your time in Lhasa today is the best day to do so.
Guided tour & departure
Today you’ll be collected by an English speaking guide. It’s necessary to make reservations to visit the Potala Palace so our agent will let you know the time of your scheduled visit. Your plans for today will depend on the time of your visit. The view from the front of the palace will leave an unforgettable impression on you and you’ll have around two hours to explore.
You’ll also visit the Drepung and/or Sera Monasteries. The Sera Monastery has an afternoon debating session tradition where philosophy college student monks practice their debating skills but if your visit to Potala is planned for the afternoon, you’ll visit the monasteries in the morning. The next day your Lhasa trip must come to an end and you’ll travel on to your next destination.
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