Potala palace - 4 Days

About Potala palace

our journey to Lhasa starts with a breathtaking flight over the Eastern Himalayas abroad China Southwest Airlines aircraft. Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt Makalu (8478m), Kanchenjunga (8,585m) and a host of other high Himalayan peaks should be visible on a clear day as the aircraft wings first east and then north to Lhasa. The flight time is short-only 55 minutes. Three days in Lhasa allow you to explore the wonders of soaring and gilded palaces, temples and monasteries that are treasures of both religion and art. More importantly however, is that they symbolize the grand cultural mix that is todays Lhasa -a vibrant growing city.

Itinerary

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You will be met at the Airport by a representative in Lhasa and transferred to your hotel. Rest day to acclimatize.

It was built in the seventh century by Tsongtsen Gampo as a fort and later renovated by the fifth Dalai Lama in the seventeenth century to its present specifications. Your next stop will be Norbulingkha the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, which was built, in the eighteenth century.

This is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1419 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. Your next stop will be the Jokhang Temple. This is the holiest shrine of Tibet and houses a golden statue of the Buddha, which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess "Wen Chen". You then stop off at Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is a bustling flea market and is, generally, the place to buy souvenirs and meet other tourists.