Tibetan Plateau, China
Tibetan Plateau, China
This short tour focuses on Lhasa in Tibet, the Roof of the World, once hidden behind the great Himalayan range and unknown to the world. This land of snow and mountains has exerted an awesome draw on travellers and adventurers ever since. Its majestic scenery, mysterious and exotic religious culture, and wonderful people will reward you with an indelible life long memory!
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 4-DAY TIBET EXPERIENCE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD.
Tibet Experience This private tour is the ideal introduction to Tibet and Tibetan culture.
(4 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Lhasa & surrounds.
The Tibet Auonomous Region at 4,000m above sea level, is the largest and the highest plateau in the world. Known as the ‘Roof of the World’ it takes pride in the splendid natural landscape, snow-capped mountains, vast expanse of forest and pastureland, numerous rivers and lakes, and rare species of animals and plants. There are more than 2,700 temples and monasteries, the most famous of which are the Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery.
Visit Potala Palace, located on the top of the Red Hill. Built in the 7th century, this 13-story main building, 117 meters in height, consists of two parts, the Red Palace and the White Palace. It is the headquarters of the Dalai Lamas and is a treasure house of traditional Tibetan culture with a collection of Buddhist statues, murals, Buddhist scriptures, and jewellery.
Also visit Jokhang Palace, located in central Jokhang Monastery. Erected during the 7th century, it is the oldest-wooden-and stone structure in Tibet. The monastery enshrines the statue of Sakyamuni, relics since the Tang Dynasty, and statues of King Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wen Cheng. The large scripture hall is the centre of the imposing monastery, symbolizing the centre of the universe.
If desired, also enjoy a private trek to the Drak Yerpa caves. Additional activities in and around Lhasa can be arranged according to your interests, such as private meditation sessions, visits to homes, guided hikes, visits to important monasteries outside Lhasa, and more.
Day 1 – Arrive
Lhasa, Tibet Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Day 2 – Explore
Lhasa & Surrounds Full-day private touring with guide and driver.
Day 3 – Explore
Lhasa & Surrounds Full-day private touring with guide and driver with option for day hike.
Day 4 – Depart
Lhasa Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
Getting There Travel by air to Lhasa is the most convenient but it offers little time to acclimatise to the altitude. We recommend that you spend one or two days in Lhasa before undertaking any rigorous walking tours. The Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) connects with major destinations in China as well as Kathmandu in Nepal. The airport is 38 km from Lhasa city.
Another option these days is to travel by an air-conditioned train to Lhasa, the highest rail journey in the world. The average altitude along the Tibet railway is 4,600m with temperatures dipping down to -30C. The oxygen in the air is about half of what it is at sea level. The train journey takes about 45 hr from Beijing and 48 hr from Shanghai.
When to go The best time to visit Lhasa is in summer and autumn (March to October) when the weather is warm. During spring and winter, it can be windy and extremely cold. Lhasa has a reputation of “sunlight city” with long sunny days all year round.
High Altitude: Travelling in Tibet is an adventure involving high altitude and can be strenuous. While most visitors have only minor effects from altitude, we strongly advise the guests to consult their doctor for advice before travel. Mild headaches, loss of appetite, insomnia, and stomach disorders can take place in the process of acclimating. We strongly advise that you read more on altitude sickness.