Lhasa rose to prominence as an important centre of administrative power in the 7th century AD, when Songtsen Gampo, a local ruler in the Yarlung Valley, continued the task of unifying Tibet. Songtsen Gampo moved his capital to Lhasa and built a palace on the site that is now occupied by the Potala.
The fifth Dalai Lama also made Lhasa his capital. He built his palace, the Potala, on the site of ruins of Songtsen Gampo 7th century palace, Lhasa has remained Tibet’s capital since 1642, and most of the city’s historical sights date from this second stage of the city’s development.
The mild and pleasant climate in central Tibet makes this area available for tourists year around. This route offers the epitome of Tibet with some of the most impressive visions: snow-capped mountains and holy lakes, splendid monasteries and palaces, original villages and unsophisticated people. With the better road conditions and accommodations along the way, it is now the most popular route.
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa (3650m)
Day 2: Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa – Yamdroktso – Gyantse. Yamdroktso (4441m)
Day 5: Gyantse – Shigatse / Lhasa
Day 6: Leave Lhasa
Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary– Meals as listed in the itinerary: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner– Personal Guide and Driver + Private car/ van for Private Transfer and sightseeing– Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary– Domestic flights (economy class) or trains as listed in the itinerary– Domestic airport taxes– Service Charge and Government Taxes– Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
Airfare (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu)– Visa Fees– Excess Baggage Charges– Personal Expenses– Single Room Supplement– Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers
Trip Name: Short Tibet Tour
Duration: 6 Days
Trekking Days: 6 Days
Min. Altitude: (3650m./11975ft.)
Max. Altitude: (4441 m./14570 ft.)
Overall walking: 5 hrs P/D
Trip Nature: Tours
Group Size: Min 2 / Max 12
Best Time: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December