The city of Lhasa is located in the southern part of the Tibetan high plateau at an altitude of 3650m above sea level and on roughly the same longitude as Cairo. The valley in which Lhasa is situated is former by the river Kyichu, a tributary of the Tsangpo (which is known as the Brahmaputra in India). The dominant peaks surrounding Lhasa range between 4400m and 5300m above sea level.The city itself is build on a plain of marshy grounds, dominated by the three hills, Marpori (“Red Mountain”), Chakpori (“Iron Mountain”) and Barmari (“Rabbit Mountain”). The Lhasa valley is sheltered from the harsh winds that roam much of the Tibetan plateau, and the city benefits from a microclimate that can be termed moderate. Recent maximum summer daytime temperature was 28 degrees Celsius, wintertime temperatures average -15 degrees Celsius at night. The air is extremely dry throughout most of the year except during the summer rainy season Lhasa has more than 300 days of sunshine a year. In This Short trip in Lhasa you may enjoy with Tibetan History, culture a lot of monastery and White Water River.
Tingri -Lhatse – Xigatse (3900m) 90km
Today we continue our road journey as we cross the Gyatchula Pass (5220m), arrive in Lhatse and head to Xigatse. We stay in a hotel in Xigatse.
Xigatse – Gyantse (3950m) 95km
Before leaving for Gyantse we visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. On reaching Gyantse we visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Overnight in hotel.
Gyantse – Lhasa (3650m) 261km
A long drive from Gyantse to Lhasa takes us across Karola (5020m), Kambala (4794m), the mighty Bramhaputra river and the colorful Yamdrok lake.
Two full days in Lhasa gives us enough time to visit the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, and Potala Palace. We also visit the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight in hotel.
Lhasa – Kathmandu
After breakfast, a scenic flight takes us to Kathmandu.