The flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa is spectacular. From Gongkar airport it is about 1? hours' drive to Lhasa, first along the Yarlung Tsangpo then into the Kyi Chu Valley.
With a relaxed pace to allow for the effects of altitude, explore this fantastic city on the roof of the world. The spiritual heart of Tibet is the Jokhang Temple and every morning is full of life as pilgrims bring offerings of butter and barley flour. The Potala Palace rises above the city and, more than any other sight, symbolizes the history and culture of Tibet. Nearby are the huge monastic universities of Drepung and Sera ? still active institutions.
An early start for the return drive to Gongkar airport and flight back to Kathmand.