Lhasa to Kathmandu Flight Tour 6-Day(TN01)
|D1||Arrival in Lhasa||Transfer from Lhasa Airport|
|D2||Lhasa||Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery|
|D3||Lhasa||Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|D4||Flight: Lhasa-Kathmandu||Transfer to Lhasa Airport;
Transfer from Kathmandu Airport;
|D5||Kathmandu||Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath(Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple|
|D6||Departure from Kathmandu||Transfer to Kathmandu Airport|
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival in Lhasa Railway/Airport, our Tibetan guide will be there waiting for you holding your name board with our company logo on it. Based on Tibetan tradition, a white Hada(aka. scarf) will be presented to you as a warm welcome to Tibet. Then transfer to hotel in downtown Lhasa, which is abt 20mins from Lhasa Railway, and 1.5hrs from Lhasa Airport. Guide will help you to check in and set up a pick-up time for the next day before leave.
You are free for the rest of the day. But a good rest is highly suggested, as the first day’s well-rest is crucial for you to acclimatize the high altitude of Tibet.
Day 02: Lhasa
Activities: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Drepung Monastery: situated at the foot of Mt Gambo Utse, 5km from the western suburb of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Covering an area of 250,000 sq meters, Drepung Monastery is the largest-scale monastery among its kind. Seen from afar, its grand white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. Thus the name was given, Drepung literarily means collecting rice in Tibetan.
Sera Monastery: located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa, Sera Monastery is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, and built it in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Sera literarily means wild rose in the Tibetan. When the monastery was built, the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom, the name was thus decided. Between 3pm~5pm from Monday to Friday, debating is held in the monastery’s debating courtyard, which is a sight so extraordinary and enchanting even you don’t understand a word they’re saying.
Day 03: Lhasa
Activities: Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Potala Palace: it is the landmark of Lhasa, and one of the great wonders of world architecture. Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m.
Jokang Temple: included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace , the Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. In front of the entrance to Jokhang is a forecourt that is perpetually crowded with pilgrims polishing the flagstones with their prostrations.
Barkhor Street: located in the old town of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding Jokhang Temple. It's said that in 647, the first Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617-650) built Jokhang Temple. Due to its magnificence, it quickly attracted thousands of Buddhist pilgrims. As a result, a trodden path appeared. It was paved by hand-polished stone boards. Though it is not broad, it accommodates thousands of pilgrims and tourists every day. Varied shops stand on its both sides and thousands of floating stands are on every corner.
Day 04：Flight: Lhasa-Kathmandu
Transfer to Lhasa Airport to catch the non-stop flight to Kathmandu. Note that Nepal is an odd 2.25hrs behind Chinese time. Our Nepali guide will greet you at Kathmandu Airport to transfer you to hotel.
Day 05: Katmandu
Activities: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath(Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It is historic seat of royalty. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations celebrated. Kathmandu's most impressive sight, Durbar Square, is crowded with ancient temples and palaces reflecting the religious and cultural life of the people. It is also home to Kathmandu's Kumari, or 'living goddess', a young girl believed to be a reincarnation of the goddess Durga. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list is 1979. An early morning walk here through the maze-like alleys of the medieval old town is one of Kathmandu’s highlights.
Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): This is one of the world's most famous Buddhist Chaityas. The 2000-year-old Chaityas is commonly known as the 'monkey temple' because of its resident population of monkey. This spectacular Buddhist Stupa, from which the Buddha's eyes gaze serenely down, lies on a hilltop only 2km from the center of Kathmandu. The views of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley are superb from here. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in 1979.
Bodhnath Stupa: It is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site.
Pashupatinath Temple: Situated 5km east of Kathmandu, the temple of lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with two tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Other religion people can see it from out of the temple premises. The temple was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument in 1997.
Day 06: Departure from Kathmandu
This is the last day of your 6-day Lhasa to Kathmandu Flight Tour. Your Nepali guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to Kathmandu Airport for your flight home.
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