Vista Travels DMC Tibet
Established in 1996, at Vista Travels , we have made it our business to learn and travel all of Tibet and build the best relationships with suppliers. This is the best possible base to create the most interesting and creative proposals for you and your clients. Client satisfaction is what our team focuses on. We are proud of Vista Travels and of Tibet. It shows in the way we work with you, from initial request, to proposal to operations. Welcome to Tibet, we would love to work with you.
Short Bio Bhupendra Man Pradhan
I started working in the travel industry forty years ago and worked for different companies.
Based on many years of experience, I started my own compnay Vista Traves & Tours. We have since become the leading DMC in Tibet and Nepal for groups and incentives. In my free time I am an enthousiastic traveler myself, having visited mainly European and Asian countries.
Vista Travels Tibet
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What makes Tibet a great destination
More than sixty years ago, Tibet was known as the Forbidden City. A virtual treasure trove of riches and one of the most spiritual places in the world, Tibet was a mysterious Bhuddhist kingdom.
Also known as The Roof of the World and the Land of Snows, Tibet is nestled in the Himalayan mountains. It survived a rigorous Chinese intervention and today you will find restored monasteries and a Tibetan way of life is slowly coming back.
Tibet is very special, it has the bluest lakes, the highest mountains, the deepest valleys and greenest forests in the world.
Lhasa, (means the Holy Land) is administrative capital of Tibet and seat of the Dailai Lamas, has more than 1000 years of spiritual and cultural history. It's remote, at a very high altitude, and houses famous Buddhist sites like the Potala Palace and Jokhang temple. Mount Kawa Karpo is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Tibet, and is one of the most holy mountains in Tiber. It is a famous trekking destination.
You need a good DMC to make the most of your stay in Tibet, we hope to welcome you soon in this magical country.
Program idea Tibet
Arrival at Airport + Welcome dinner
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel, about 70km, 1 hour drive. Independent time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude.
Lhasa - means holy land in Tibetan. Located on the northern bank of Lhasa River, a tributary of Yarlungtsanpo River, it is 3,650 meters above sea level. It is the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region and is a political, economic and cultural center of the region. It boasts many historical sites and scenic spots both in its urban areas and outskirts.
Day 04: Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar.
Potala Palace: A fortress built atop Red Hill in the seventh century which over the years become a 13th storey, 1000 rooms from citadel to the primary of Buddhism of Tibet..
Potala Palace is the cardinal landmark and a structure of massive proportion. This symbol of Tibet, an architectural gem built in the colossal monastic style of Central Tibet by Gyelwa Ngapa, the fifth Dalai Lama, in the 17th century, stands 300m above the valley atop the hill called Marpo Ri. The thousand rooms in Potala date from 1645 when the fifth Dalai Lama began erecting a palace that would serve as a sacred and administrative center. It served many succeeding Dalai Lamas and as one of Tibet‚s most impressive and enduring monuments, the Chinese Army of Red Guards protected it during the Cultural Revolution. As a result many of its chapels and treasures are intact, virtually unchanged since the 17th century Norbulingka Palace.
Jokhang Temple: This oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet (1300 years) contains Tibet's most precious religious relic-a golden Sakyamuni Buddha, a gift of the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng. This relic is displayed in the Great Hall and is still sought out by the religious pilgrims. Jokhang Temple is in the heart of old Lhasa, most sacred temples in Tibet established in 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, the King who brought Buddhism to Tibet.
Sightseeing tour of Drepung, Sera and Norbulingkha.
About 8km to the west of central Lhasa, Drepung, one of the world's largest monastery was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choje a pupil of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa Sect. Drepung literally means "Rice Mountain," after the famous and very large Danayakataka Stupa in South India where Buddha originally taught the Kalachakra Tantra.
Prior to 1959 Drepung ranked as Tibet's largest monastery, sometimes with a population exceeding 10,000 monks. It also served as the residence of the early Dalai Lamas, until the Potala Palace was constructed in 1645. The second and third and the fourth Dalai Lama lived and were entombed here. Suffering only minor damage during the Cultural Revolution Drepung has plenty of historical relics, Buddhist scriptures and arts. We will walk down to Nechung Monastery and drive to Lhasa for lunch.
In the afternoon, drive to Sera monastery, the 15th century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls is situated on a mountain slope, few miles n orth of Lhasa city. This monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is one of the three great monasteries of Tibet, the other two being Drepung & Ganden. Sera was hard hit during the cultural revolution owing to its resident's active participation in the
Norbulingka is the summer palace of His Holiness Dalai Lama. The 8th Dalai Lama designated it as a summer retreat but the majority of the buildings were not erected until the reigns of 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas. Every year as the chill air warmed, the Dalai Lama would leave Potala in a grand procession for six months residence in the Norbulingkha. It is worth a visit and the park is a great place to be at festival times and public Holidays.
Sightseeing tour of Lake Yamdrok
Yamdrok Lake is one of the four largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed b y numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Around 90 km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is 100 km to the northwest. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso lake is the transformation of a goddess.
Departure (Transfer to Airport from Hotel.)
More about Vista Travels
We are dedicated toward offering the best service in sector of adventure, culture excursions, special interest excursions. We have won many awards due to our superior service in field of travel and tour.Our professional team of 25 experts, always keeps the clients needs on the forefront of their minds. To satisfy every single client, we customize the proposals depending on the clients' wishes and needs and deliver top quality. Comfortable transportation and experienced multilingual guides are standard. Our excellenct relationships with suppliers give us the opportunity to provide our guests with good services and competitive prices.
We want our clients to feel comfortable and go home with very special memories of our lovely country and do everything in our power to achieve that.
General travel information Tibet
|Currency||Chinese Renminbi (RMB) or Yuan|
|Local time||GMT (London) + 8 hours|
|Public holidays||Public Holidays in Tibet|
|Climate in Tibet||Weather in Tibet|
|Visa & Passport||Visa and passport information Tibet|