Fly in and fly out tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa offers fun-filled adventurous journey around cultural heritages and historical places of Nepal and Tibet . Lhasa , most popularly known as ' Sunlight City ', is regarded as the heart and soul of Tibet and hence is the number one tourist destination in Tibet . Visits to white and ochre fortress of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple can be quite spiritually rejuvenating experience. Potala Palace is a UNESCO world heritage and features an overwhelming array of intricate murals, temples, stupas, tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas, exquisite Tibetan Mandalas and other relics of Tibetan history. If you wish to glimpse into Tibetan culture, what could be more insightful than exploring Barkhor markets! As you wander around the markets, you witness Tibetan arts, culture, custom and tradition. With so much to see and explore in Lhasa , this will truly be an unforgettable experience.
Day 01: KATHMANDU - LHASA
In the morning you will be transferred to the airport to depart on your 1hr and 10 min flight to Lhasa . Of course this tour can also be booked excluding the flight when you are arriving at Lhasa from a different destination. Please let us know at our booking form when this is the case. While you land at Lhasa Airport , a representative of Nature Trail Trekking will be waiting for you at the airport and he will clears/help you to check you in Tibet/Lhasa and he will transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa . Please note that the distance between Lhasa Airport and Lhasa is 93 km and takes about 2 hours, a very scenic drive and your first experiences with Tibet . Overnight stay your desired hotel.
When you land in Lhasa , you might feel a small headache and some of you could feel uncomfortable due to the altitude and it might take some time to adapt (depending on the person and their physical conditions). Note that Kathmandu is only 1300m while Lhasa is situated at 3600m above sea level.
This evening you will discuss your program with your tour guide and may be shown around before or after your meals if desired.
Day 02: SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA - DREPUNG / NORBULINKA
In the morning we will have a guided tour to the largest monastery in Tibet , Drepung monastery . In the afternoon we will visit Norbulingkha which means beautiful gardens in Tibetan. We will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA - POTALA PALACE / SERA / JOKHANG TEMPLE & BARKHOR
This day we will visit the Potala Palace in the morning one of the most famous architectural works of Tibet and after that we will visit Sera monastery and continue to the Jokhang Temple , Tibet's holiest temple which contains a jeweled image of the Buddha. After that we will experience the Barkhor Square , an old market square where you'll see wily Chinese and ancient Tibetans bargaining for goods. We will stay overnight in Lhasa .
Day 04: Final departure
Transfer to Gonggar airport for your flight to Kathmandu or other onward destination. Please note that this tour can be customized to your wishes if you want to skip certain attractions or add other ones. Please let us know at our booking form so we are able to offer you your perfect trip