5 Days Lhasa Spiritual Tour
Tour Type: Private tour
Tour Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Best Time: April to September
Overview of 5 Days Lhasa Spiritual Tour
5 Days Lhasa Spiritual Tour will give visitors an amazing spiritual feelings and understandings. Many of sacred sites in Tibet have been designed by seekers before us for the purpose of fostering heavenly consciousness and attaining the experience of enlightenment in the long run. Each sacred site acts as a mirror to reflect the limitations society and our own minds have placed upon our true expression.
The self-awareness gained on a spiritual tour is special and unique for each traveller and is perfect. This is a highly recommended classic tour enriched with great attributes of spiritual awakening and sensation. On this spiritual journey, you will have the opportunity to encounter our authentic self, integrity, clarity of mind and true purpose.
Tour Map of 5 Days Lhasa Spiritual Tour
Detailed Itinerary of 5 Days Lhasa Spiritual Tour
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa Elevation 3590 meters
- Arrive in Lhasa – collection from Lhasa airport or train station
- Escort to hotel for rest and acclimatization
- Freshen up
- Itinerary run-through with tour guide
Day 2: The Jokhang Temple & Sera Monastery
- Explore the Jokhang temple, the“spiritual heart” of Lhasa,
- Stroll around and explore the surrounding old quarters
- Visit Sera Monastery, one of the “great three”Buddhist university monasteries. noted for theirBuddhist dialectic debate session usually held in the afternoons
Day 3: The Potala Palace, the Norbu Lingka Palace, Drepung monastery and Nechung temple
- Visit the Potala Palace, the fascinating Buddhist iconic landmark building
- Tour around a premier horticulture park – the Norbulingka Palace – which served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas
- Time permitting, visit Drepung Monastery, one of the “Great Three’Buddhist monasteries
- Thereafter, visit Nechung temple, the seat of the State Oracle of Tibet – 15 minutes walk down from Drepung Monastery
Day 4: Visits Ganden Monastery
- Drive out 47 kilometers northeast of Lhasa, to visit Ganden Monastery (3800 meters), one of the “Great Three” monasteries, together with Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery
- Afterward, take a detour for a brief visit to Drupshi village for a feel of the rural countryside
- Double back to Lhasa
Day 5 Tour near Lhasa:
- Transfer Lhasa airport or train station
- Depart Tibet
Good to Know about 5 Days Lhasa Spiritual Tour
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- All accommodations (based on double occupancy; single room supplement available)
- Breakfast in Tibet
- All ground transportation in Tibet
- All entrance fees per itinerary
- Local Tibetan guide fees
- All Tibet travel permits
- Lhasa airport pickup and drop-off
- Passport, Chinese visa fees
- Lunch or Dinner
- International airfare to Lhasa, Tibet
- Travel vaccinations
- Insurance (travel, medical, etc)
- Souvenirs or personal items such as laundry, excess baggage fees, snacks, alcohol drinks
- Photography fees inside temples and monasteries
- Gratuities to the Tibetan guide and driver
Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.
On this tour, you will be staying in comfortable and pleasant boutique or 3 Star Tibetan-owned hotels.
You must be in good health and physical fit to be able to do foot journeys around the Lhasa town, villages and monasteries with your own equipment. Though you will be doing a fair amount of walking each day, no extensive trekking is required.
Tibet Universal Tours and Travel puts great importance on the promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism practices. It incorporated into our day to day base tour service performances. So, we always strive to ensure that our tour service delivery will have a maximum quality. Furthermore, we also strive to the minimum level of negative social, economic, environmental and cultural impacts. Following outlined points are some of our representative measures undertaking in our routine job performances. In addition, these thoughts to be essential for a sustainable touristic development in Tibet.
Whenever and wherever possible, we extend charitable support to disadvantaged groups in remote Tibetan villages. For instance, utilizing the certain percentage of our annual company income we engage in social works. Therefore, we purchase and distribute warm winter clothes for children from rural Tibetan primary schools. As a result, they can keep them warm and happy during cold winter.
Moreover, we believe that every person deserves access to quality healthcare. So, we extend our help on medical expenses to those serious patients who are from remote and rural Tibetan villages. Because they cannot afford to pay their medical treatment when the treatment costs go beyond the local medical insurance coverage.
In support of contributing to the local economy and we give the local population a central role in the touristic economic development of their own territory. Therefore, we always strive to ensure that the economic benefits of tourism should go for local communities. So, poverty alleviation by generating financial benefits for both local people and private industries. For instance, we always use locally owned ground transportation and accommodation (i.e. hotels, lodges, and guesthouses). Furthermore, we also recommend local eateries, restaurants, and stores to our guests.
In addition, we are an indigenous local Tibetan travel agency based in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. 100% of our travel company employees are staffed and escorted by professional local Tibetans including local tour guides and drivers. So, this has created employment and job security opportunities for many educated and inspired Tibetans.
Tibetan Buddhist reality is profoundly ecological, and Buddhism itself is an ecological religion. It powerfully expresses human identification with nature. Buddhists believe that all things, including humans, exist by their interrelationship with all other parts of nature. Therefore, thinking of one's self as isolated from the rest of nature is being unrealistic.
Respect for life and the natural world
Giving the facts that Tibetans love and respect for life and the natural world. Therefore, to minimize the environmental impact created by tourists, we follow environment-friendly policies. So, we maintain the size of tour groups to have minimal impact on flora and fauna in an area. The necessary carbon emissions that we generate by our footprints of travel to the tour destinations cannot be overlooked. Therefore, we regularly actively participate in carbon reduction or offset activities such as tree planting. Our tour guides, drivers, and logistics staff are aware of waste management. Moreover, we advised them to dispose of all rubbish generated by themselves responsibly and recycle wherever feasible.
Safegurds for the Environment friendly tourism
Make the best use of the winter tourist low season, we deliver training workshops on environmental protection. Moreover, the training also includes the preservation and first aid training. So, we arrange it for all our company management staff, tour guides, and drivers in order to increase their knowledge. As a result, they can understand the importance of environmental protection and ecotourism.
Request to Visitors:
- Be considerate of the communities and environment you visit.
- Don’t litter, try to carry your own shopping bag to avoid plastic garbage problem. Many Tibetan local villages do not have environmentally sound garbage disposal systems. Therefore, pack garbage out to a larger town where there is a facility.
- Try to avoid excessive use of plastic bottles. Travelers are requested to bring a reusable water bottle. In addition, we will arrange and supply your drinking water in a bigger container.
- Reduce energy consumption. Unplug your mobile phone charger, turn off the lights
Conserve water. Take shorter showers.
- Always ask before taking photographs. So, if someone says no, respect their wishes.
- Educate yourself about the place you are visiting and the people.
- Respect cultural differences. Moreover, learn from it! People in different places do things differently. So, don’t try to change them. And, enjoy them.
- Support the local economy. Therefore, buy locally made souvenirs, eat at local restaurants. Furthermore, enjoy the local culture.
- Support responsible tourism organizations. Because those travel operators who publicly are aiming to make tourism more responsible.