Tibet Monastery Tour

Tibet Monastery Tour

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

12 Days

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Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All Year Round

This Tibet Monastery tour in Tibet (3 nights in Kathmandu) takes you around Lhasa and the surrounding settlements.

The capital of Tibet Lhasa derives its name from two words LHA and SA, where Lha means god and SA means Land in Tibetan. Lhasa, as its name signifies, is an open museum to study Tibetan Buddhism as there are lots of monasteries, Gompas, Palaces and ancient statues and paintings from ancient times till the 18th century and they are still very lively.

This Tibet Monastery Tour provides an insight into the religious aspect of life in Lhasa and provides the opportunity to interact with the Tibetans. In this tour, we will make Lhasa out of the hub and drive to different directions to visit monasteries and other heritages every day. This tour makes you clear about your prospects of life as you found yourself as a divine and purified soul...You feel like you are in peace heaven.

.Make your holiday and a leisure time excellent giving your time to Lord... So feel it and get it..Have a great time and enjoy every moment in the Himalayas with Himalayan trekkers.

Starting Price

USD 2549 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu.

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu and sightseeing.

Meals included: BB

A representative from Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After meeting, greeting and welcoming, you will be transferred to the hotel.

In case of early arrival sightseeing to Pashupatinath temple area and Bouddhanath stupa area. Otherwise, stroll around Thamel and rest in the hotel.

 Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Sightseeing of Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast, you will be received by the city tour guide with a private vehicle for the sightseeing of Kathmandu durbar square, swaymbhunath (monkey temple) and will also explore the evening local markets.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Gongar Airport and transfer to Lhasa.

Meals included: BB

After early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Gongar airport and transferred to Lhasa where the representative of Himalayan trekkers will be there in the Gongar airport.

Free to explore the local markets and streets in the evening. Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour plus flight and 30 min drive.

Day 4

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

Meals included: BB

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms. The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three-quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

The last site for today is Sera Monastery, built-in 1419; this grand Monastery was home to more than 5,000 monks and five monastic colleges. Although much less active now, with only several hundred monks currently in residence, one of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Drive to Tsurphu Monastery and Yangpachen hot spring.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will take a drive to reach the Tsurphu Monastery which resides in a valley floor. This famous monastery of Tibet is the seat of Karmapa branch of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism.

If you feel acclimatized you can do the Tsurphu Kora which provides an excellent view of Tsurphu below. We will drive to Yangbachen hot spring before we return back to Lhasa for overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs total drive.

Day 7

Drive to Ganden monastery and Tridum nunnery.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will start the drive to Ganden Monastery which is 120Km away from Lhasa.

 After Ganden Monastery we will visit Tridum Nunnery, located in a narrow gorge at the confluence of two streams. You can have the famous medicinal hot-springs there.

We will experience the accommodation of the guesthouse of Nunnery Guesthouse (Dormitory). Overnight.

Accommodation: Guest house of monastery. Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive.

Day 8

Drive to Drigun Til Monastery and then to Lhasa.

Meals included: BB

We will start early in the morning today to visit Drigung Til, head monastery of the Drigungpa school of the Kagyupa order, where 280 monks are living and practicing Buddhism.

Up to the hill of Drigung Til, there is one the holiest sky-burial site in the Lhasa region, if you want to see the sky-burial; you need to ask for permission from the family of the deceased and the senior lama who conducts the ceremony.

Drive back to Lhasa for overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 9

Excursion of Yamdrok lake Tso.

Meals included: BB

A short drive from Lhasa will take us to Tsedang and from there we will start the excursion to Yamdrok Tso. After the excursion, we will drive back to Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour plus drive.

Day 10

Visit Samey Monastery, Yumbu Lhakhang and Tsonge Tomb.

Meals included: BB

A short drive from Lhasa takes us to Tsedang where we can visit the Samey Monastery, Yumbulhakhang palace, and Tsongey Tomb.

Overnight stay at Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour plus drive.

Day 11

Return back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

With a warm breakfast, you will be transferred to the Gongkor Airport for your scenic flight to Kathmandu.

After arriving Kathmandu, free on your own.

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs flight and 30 min drive.

Day 12

Departure.

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

Have a safe journey!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, and Lhasa, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, this package includes stay at the monastery guest house. But you can personalize if possible.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guide Fees.
  • Land cruiser for transportation.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airfare to Lhasa and back.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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