Tibet Cultural Tour

  • 4 Day(s)
  • Easy
  • 4790m | 15715ft
  • US$710

Tibet Cultural Tour 3 night 4days

Nepal Spirit Adventure proudly presents an awesome journey Tibet, popularly and famous known as Tibet cultural tour starting from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu 3night 4days fly in fly out Tibet tour.

3 Night 4 Days Tibet cultural tour offers you Lhasa is an old city with mre than 1300 history and Potala palace which is the highest place in the worlds and it is highly spiritual people of Tibet.

During the Tibet cultural tour you can visit Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung monastery which is one of the great three Gelug monasteries of Tibet and Sera monastery.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Lhasa transfer to hotel overnight in hotel

Day 02 : Lhasa tour visit Potala palace Johkang temp and Barkor street overnight in hotel

Day 03 : Lhasa tour visit Drepung & Sera monastery overnight in hotel

Day 04 : Departure from Lhasa

What is Included

  • Transportation
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room with breakfast
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Hotel to airport to hotel transfer in Lhasa

What is Not Included

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner during Tibet tour
  • Personal expenses such as drinks supping and tips
  • Visa Fee $85 P/P (American & Canadian passport holder extra $90 P/P)
  • Flight fare Kathamndu to Lhasa to Kathmandu $700 per person

Day 01Arrival in Lhasa transfer to hotel overnight in hotelWhen you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa.After arriving in Lhasa you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 02Lhasa tour visit Potala palace Johkang temp and Barkor street overnight in hotelToday's tour will first bring you to the Potal Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Caveofthe-33rd-great-king-of-Tibet.Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkho street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs.Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 03Lhasa tour visit Drepung & Sera monastery overnight in hotelAfter breakfast in the morning you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace used to be Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace.In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04Departure from Lhasa Today we’ll transfer you to the train station or airport for the train or flight to your next destination. Your wonderful Tibet Lhasa tour ends.

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
18 November, 2017 21 November, 2017 Guaranteed USD 710 Book Now
23 November, 2017 26 November, 2017 Guaranteed USD 710 Book Now
28 November, 2017 01 December, 2017 Guaranteed USD 710 Book Now

Trip Map

Documents:

You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly; Passport with Photostat copies Photographs, Identity card Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc. Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc. Cash is king, credit cards & Currency. Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers. Any other document for personal purposes.

Additionally:

Once you finalized your plan to visit the Tibet tour, Holiest Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passport should be sent to us at least 1 month prior to start your Yatra. It is advisable to carry extra money [In addition to the tour cost] for personal needs or emergency. Credit card is accepted in Nepal. You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the Chinese border. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return.

First Aid Kit:

Vaseline Facial tissues Dark sunglasses, Ban Aid Toilet papers, Glare protection Cotton Rubber bands Cough drop Bandage roll, Small plastic bag, Chopstick Dettol /Listerine Cologne Antiseptic Vicks Mouth Freshness Candles/Lighter Cologne Antiseptic. Face Masks Body lotion Nose Inhaler Dust cover Mustard Oil In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudes for energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with a list of Medicine and their appropriate usage. Saving is not advisable since any cut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.

General Effective Medicines:

We would like request you to bring following effective medicines with you for successful of Tibet and Mt. Kailash toure. The entire Tibet Everest Base Camp tour begins after flying in to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing OR arriving by train to Lhasa as per convenience linked route. Up on arrival there you will allow for rest at hotel and from next day commences your tour following exploration visit with cultural and historic sites of Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest base camp. A short excursion to Everest base camp visit enjoys awe-inspiring views and joins for onward journey. Fever, Chest congestion’s, Loose motion Body & Joint pains, Sore throat,  Indigestion, Stiffness, Headache Constipation, Cold Acidity, Diarrhea, Cough Stomach cramps,     Swellings Sneezing, Vomiting, Muscle Pulls, Nose Blocks, Dysentery, Store eyes.

Trip Preparation:

If you are planning Tibet tour and Holy Kailash tour, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2 month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Journey successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician a fist aid kit is essential for the travel.

People in Tibet:

He majority of Tibet’s population of 1,890,000 is Tibetans. Tibet is so thinly populated thaat it averages out 1.6 8 persons per square kilometers. About 90% of the people live on farming and husbandry. Farmers live in the valleys of Tsangpo River (Brahmapotra) and its major tributaries Kyichu and Nuuang-chu. This area produces barely, wheat, peas and rape-seed, the great northern grassland which occupies a good half of tibet is the home of nomads, yaks and sheep. Nomads have no fixed abodes, and keep roaming along fine pasture together with all their belongings-tents and Livestock. The remaining population,approximately 10%, live in towns earning their living mainly On business and handicraft, and many are factory workers and government officials.

Ideology of people in this land differs greatly from any other nationality both at home in china and in the world. Religion seems almost everything. Many live for the next life, rather than for the present. They accumulate deeds of virtue and pray for the final liberation-enlightenment. Lips and hands of the elders are never at still, either busied in murmuring of the sixsyllable mantric prayer OM Ma Ni Pad Me Hum (Hail the Jewel in the Lotus) or in rotation of hand prayer wheels, or counting of the prayer beads. Pious pilgrims from every corner of Tibet day to day gather at jokhang Temple and bharkor Street offering donations and praying heart and soul for their own Selves, for their friends, and for their friends' friends.

Frequent visitors to Tibet can make out folks from different regions judging by costumes and dalects. Floks from agricultural regions drss in woolen home-woven gowns, and those from the grassland clad in sheepskin. Men folk from campo wear huge tassels of black or red silk which were used in old days for protection in fight, while the Lhasa residents are more stylish and modrn. Dialects in tibetan are in variety, but mainly can be categorized into four: lhasa., Tsang (Shigatse and Gyantse), Chamdo and Amdon.

Tibetan Custom:

Presenting Hada:
tibetan-customPresent hada is a common practice among the Tibetan people to express their best wishes on many occasions, such as wedding ceremonies, festivals, visiting the elders and the betters, and entertaining guests. The white hada, a long narrow scarf made of silk, embodies purity and good fortune.

Proposing a Toast and Tea:
Proposing a Toast and Tea When you come to a Tibetan family, the host will propose a toast, usually barley wine. You should sip three times and then drink up. To entertain guests with tea is a daily etiquette. The guest has not to drink until the host presents the tea to you.

Greetings:
Greetings don't forget to add "la" after saying hello to the Tibetan people to show respect. Make Way to others. Try not to make any sounds while eating and drinking.

Sky Burials:
Sky burial is a common form in Tibet. There are many prohibitions. Strangers are not allowed to attend the ceremony. Visitors should respect this custom and keep away from such occasions.

Tibetan Buddhism:
Also known as the Lamaism, the Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to Tibet from the mainland and India in the seventh century. The Tibetan Buddhism consists of four major sects, the Ge-lug-pa (Yellow) Sect, the Nying-ma-pa (Red)Sec, the Saturday-kya-pa(Variegated) Sect, and the Ka-gyu-pa(White) Sect.

Pilgrimage:

The immediate motivations of pilgrimage are many, but for the ordinary Tibetan it amounts to a means of accumulating merit or good luck. The lay practitioner might go on pilgrimage in the hope of winning a better rebirth, cure an illness and end a spate of bad luck or simply because of a vow to take a pilgrimage if a bodhisattva granted a wish. In Tibet there are countless sacred destinations, ranging from lakes and mountains to monasteries and caves that once served as meditation retreats for important yogin. Specific pilgrimages are often proscribed for specific ills; certain mountains for example expiate certain sins. A circumambulation of Mt. Kailash offers the possibility of liberation within three lifetimes, while a circuit of Lake Manasarovar can result in spontaneous Buddha hood.

Tibet History:

Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. However, the written history only dates back to the 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit who on his return invented the present Tibetan scriptA based on Sanskrit. Tibet's history can be divided into four period:

1. The Tsanpo's Period:
This period starts from Nyatri Tsanpo, the first of the Tsanpos, in 127 B.C(historians differ in view of the date, but this date is taken from the White Annales, a reliabl book on Tibetan history) and ends in 842 A.D. at the death of Lang Dharma, the last of the Tsanpos, who was assassinated by a buddhist monk owing to Lang Dharma's ruthless persecution of Buddhism. During this period some 42 Tsanpos had ruled over Tibet among which Songtsan Gampo's rule was considered as the zenith. Songtsan Gamoi was an outstandingruler, he unified Tibet, changed his capital to Lhasa, sent Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit and promulaged a script for the Tibetan on the latter's arrival to tbiet, married Princess Wencheng of the tang Court and Pricess Bhrikuti Debi of Nepal, built the Potala and the temple and the temple of Jokhang.

2. The period of Decentrailzation:
This period began in 842 A.D. the year of Lang Dharma's assassination, and ended in about 1260 A.D, when Pagpa, the Abbot of Sakya monastery, became a vassal of Kublai Khan, the first Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. During this period a little is known in history except that Tibet vecame decentralized into a number of petty principalities.

3. The period of Sakya, Pagdu, and Karmapa's Rule:
This period began with Sakya's rule over Tibet, followed first by Pagdu's rule in Lhaoka and then by Karmara's rule in the Tsang region(Shigatse). The sakya period was the time whten tbiet officially became an inseparable part of China. This period lasted from 1260 A.D to 1642 A.D during which political powers centered in the three regions of Sakya, Pagdu, and tsang successively ruled over Tibet.

4. The period of the gandan Podrang's Administration:
This period is the period in which the Dalai Lama ruled Tibet. It started in 1642 A.D. when the 5th Dalai Lama overtook the ruling power from the Tsang ruler. It basically ended in 1951 when tibet was liberated and came to a complete end in 1959 when rebellion led by the Dalai Lama was pacified and the People's Government of the Tibet, Autonomous Region was set up.

Equipment Information:

Clothing & Equipments are very important for all Tibet, Mt Kailash and Everest Base Camp travels so we are recommending you following equipment for your own protection and safety
• Sleeping Bag down with inside extra cove
• Down Jacket, Polar fleece: Light quilted
• Pure wool and thick cotton socks
• Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination
• Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts
• Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering)
• Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves
• Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals
• Sun / Snow glasses
• Towels-including small hand towel
• Hot water bottle
• Light Trek bag (for camera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep your personal belongings
• Rain coat with hood
• Ladies can select other clothing materials as per her interest
• Torch with spare cells & bulbs
• Video camera: - as per the interest
• Binoculars
• Plastic mug/ whistle
• Swiss knife (multipurpose)
• First aid box / personal medicine
• Walking stick

Tibet Weather Information:

Basically, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time of year to be in Tibet is from April to the beginning of November, after which temperatures start to plummet. The central Tibet, including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang, generally has very mild weather from April to November, though July and August can be rainy - these two months usually see around half of Tibet's annual rainfall. October and November often bring some dazzling clear weather and daytime temperatures can be quite comfortable at Tibet's lower altitude.

The coldest months are from December to February. It is not impossible to visit Tibet in winter. The low altitude valleys of Tibet (around Lhasa, Shigatse and Tsedang) see very little snow. Spring does not really get under way until April, though March can have warm sunny days and is not necessarily a bad month to be in Tibet. More specific information in different areas :

Lhasa - the border of Nepal/China: The Friendship highway is basically in good conditions year around. But from December to February, the thawed road could make some trouble Besides, try to avoid August - landslide could happen in the rainy season.

Mt. Everest Region: Early May and early October are the best time to visit Mt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to see Mt. Everest's true face. From December to February, it's too cold to go to this region. But the magnetism of Mt. Everest always attracts people anytime of the year. Ali (Mt.Kailash): Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. Big rain and snow could make the journey worse. However, for those determined tourists, the appropriate time is May, June, July, September and October.

Eastern Tibet: Don't touch this area in July or August, the rain could ruin the road, and make terrible landslides. While in winter, the road could be frozen.
Northern Tibet: With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet.

Temperature in Lhasa:

Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Highest (°C) 6.8 9.2 12 13.7 19.7 22.5 21.7 20.7 19.6 16.4 11.6 7.7
The Lowest (°C) -10.2 -6.9 -3.2 0.9 ?5.1 9.2 9.9 9.4 7.6 1.4 -5 -9.1

Trip Facts

Destination: Tibet

Trip Cost: 710

Mode of Tour: Private | Group Join

Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel

Meals: Breakfast Basis

Best Season: March - June & Sept - December

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