Lhasa
The Land of Gods

2D1N

Lhasa, whose name means 'the Land of Gods' in Tibetan, is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located at an elevation of 11,975 feet (3,650 metres) in the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains of southern Tibet near the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River . Tibetan Buddhists consider Lhasa a holy land, and it is a state-level historical and cultural city in China.

● ITINERARY:

Norbulingka – Potala Palace & Lalu Wetland - Xiongse Monastery – Lhasa River

 

BEST TIME:

Whole year around

  

GROUP SIZE:

1-10 persons

 

TOUR PRICE:

Please contact us for the latest tour price.



ITINERARY

Day 1 Norbulingka – Potala Palace & Lalu Wetland

Morning pick up from the hotel after breakfast, and then drive to Norbulingka to search Derbyan Parakeet, Tibetan Blackbird, Giant Babax, Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush and other birds. Afternoon walk around the magnificent Potala Palace and the nearby wetland to find Ferruginous Pochard, Bar-headed Goose, Brown-headed Gull, Pallas's Gull and other waterfowl.

Late afternoon drive back to the hotel in Lhasa.

Derbyan Parakeet

Tibetan Blackbird

Streaked Rosefinch

Giant Babax

Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush

Rufous-breasted Accentor


 Day 2 Xiongse Monastery – Lhasa River

Morning one hour driving to Xiongse Temple and birding around. Our main targets here are  Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Tibetan Snowcock, White-browed Tit Warbler, Tibetan Partridge, Streaked Rosefinch, Brown Accentor, Tickell's Leaf Warbler. Afternoon birding along the Lhasa River to find Black-necked Crane and other waterfowls.
Late afternoon drive back to the hotel in Lhasa.
Tour end.

Tibetan Eared Pheasant

Black-necked Crane

Tickell's Leaf Warbler

Tibetan Snowcock

Tibetan Partridge

Bar-headed Goose in the Lhasa River