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Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Cycling Tour

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*Note: Exact hotels of your tour will be confirmed 15-20 days prior to tour. Hotels mentioned are symbolic and can be changed to similar hotel. Unless mentioned: Base category room calculated.
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
City Hotel
Varanasi India Benaras/ Hotel City Inn
Patna Hotel Chankya Inn / Clarks Patna
Bodhgaya Om International / Galaxy Intercontinental
Sravasti Lotus Sutra Hotel Adelphi Grand Zambala Hotel / Dreamland Gold Resort
Khushinagar Gargee Gautam
Lumbini Vaishali Residency
City Hotel
Varanasi Silk City / Costa River / Hotel Tridev
Patna Hotel Chanakya / Hotel Panache
Bodhgaya Anand International / Bodhgaya Regency
Sravasti Hotel Platinum
Khushinagar Om Rescidency
Lumbini Tiger Palace Resort / Hotel Nirvana
Rajgir Nalanda Regency
Vaishali Vaishali Rescidency
City Hotel
Varanasi Hotel Rivatas / The Madin / Ramada JHV
Patna Hotel Maurya / Lemon Tree Premiere
Bodhgaya Oaks Bodhgaya / Royal Rescidency / Lotus Nikko
Sravasti Lotus Nikko
Khushinagar Royal Rescidency / Lotus Nikko
Lumbini Buddha Maya Garden / Lumbini Hokke
Rajgir Indo Hokke Hotel / Rajgir Rescidency
Vaishali Vaishali Rescidency

This tour is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is, or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own ideal tailor-made holiday.

Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Cycling Tour

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  • 05 nights
  • Private Tour
  • Hand Picked Hotels

It is about 60 kilometers from Lhasa to Ganden, which is a short bike ride route with less difficulty. Most tourists can complete this short ride after relaxing yourself in Lhasa for two days. The ride route begains upstream along the Lhasa River, and you will pass some farmlands and small villages. Then arrive in Gandan monastery, one of six Gelug sect monasteries, and worship this famous monastery.

Then we are expected to spend a night at Gandan monastery to experience the peaceful environment. Next day, you will head back to Lhasa, and visit Chubuxi village at the foot of Gandan monastery. On the way you can experience the daily life of local people. Moreover, Chubuxi village is the starting point of Ganden to Samye trek. Finally we move back to Lhasa and the ride ends.

 

 

 

Tour Starts

Lhasa

Tour Ends

Lhasa

Compliments from Truly India

  • As per program and offer

Price Includes

  • Meeting and assistance by our representative
  • Welcome with fresh flower garlands
  • 05 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners
  • Supply of refreshments Water, Juice, Cold Drinks, Sweets, Candies, Fresh Fruits, Muffins During the Bike ride
  • All other services required during the BIKE RIDE
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Accompanying English-speaking guide, assistant staff, marking staff
  • All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • All present government taxes

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature
  • Visa Fee, Personal insurance
  • Any item not specified under cost includes
Tour Highlights
  • Perfectly curated Cycling Tours
  • Get an insight into rural and countryside of the country
  • Stay in boutique and off beat locations
  • Travel through non-touristic roads and feel the vibe of the destination
  • Could also be used as a great charity challenge
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Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river.

After arriving in Lhasa ,you can take a rest and acclimatize to plateau environment. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 02Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa. With time permitting, you may also visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine centre and farm produce market in Tromsikhang Market. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening .

Day 03Lhasa Tour – Sera and Drepung Monastery

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery. It is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries in Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, one of Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit Tibet’s biggest monastery kitchen inside and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshops near Drepung.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monk Debate at around 3 to 5 pm. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colourful rock paintings of the Buddha.

Day 04Ganden Monastery (53km, 3-4 hours)

Ride about 53 kilometers eastwards to visit the Ganden Monastery, which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. The most difficult road for today is climbing up to Mt. Wangpo, which is 3800m high.

If you are not tired, you can circuit the monastery. The Kora(Circling around the religious sites)takes about one and a half to two hours. And on a clear day, there are stunning views of the peak of Nyenchen Thangla and the Kyi-chu valley below.

Stay overnight in Ganden Monastery.

Day 05Cycle from Gandan to Lhasa (53km)

Cycle back to Lhasa with the same road condition as the day before. The rest of time in Lhasa is at leisure.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 06Lhasa Departure

Your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station for the next onward flight or journey.

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