Holy Tour to Lhasa (#45 )

About this package

Tibet is a land of enriched by culture, tradition and steeped religion along the far flung unique landscape, aptly called the Roof of the World.Let the age old Tibetan myths & mysteries cast an enchanted spell that holds a visitor in thrill and excitement.The first day of the tour provide exciting mountain flight across the giant Himalayas right over Mt. Everest.After you arrive in Lhasa the land of lords you will be welcomed by the tibeten guide.You will spend 2 full days observing this ancient commanded by the amazing palace Potala Palace atop the hillock in the middle of the city and filled by monasteries, nunneries and other cultural heritages.

Day 1

Fly over panoramic Himalayan ranges from Kathmandu to Lhasa airport (55 minutes flight) and transfer 100 km to the holy city. Check in Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing tour of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Bhakhor Market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Full day sightseeing tour of Potala palace and Drepung Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Early morning Transfer from hotel to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or onward destination. End of Service.

Health

Weather

 

 

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

 

 

4 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS



Highlights

: 4 days
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: Foods in Tibet differ in pastoral areas and agricultural areas. The staple food include roasted highland barley flour, wheat flour, meat, or red food, and milk, or white food.
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autumn (September – November)
summer (March – May)
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: Sightseeing
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