One Day Private Lhasa Mountain Climbing Tour
If you are interested in climbing a mountain, most mountains around Lhasa are available to climb, such as Gephel Wutse (at 5,200) behind Drepung Monastery, Sera Wutse at 4990m, and Bumpari Mountain located in southeastern Lhasa. Gephel Wutse is considered as the highest mountain in Lhasa.
Tibetans regard those mountains surrounding Lhasa as Holy Mountains. Geographical feature of Lhasa is like a blooming lotus flower and mountains around it like eight auspicious symbols. Therefore, Tibetans love to climb those mountains to offer incense and hang prayer flags in order to pray for good fortune. Nowadays it is also very popular among many tourists to climb mountains around Lhasa when they have spare time in Lhasa. You can not only enjoy the excellent view of the whole Lhasa valley, but also the peaceful and beautiful natural sceneries, wild lives and many small hermitages or caves where some pilgrims and hermits meditate or practice Buddhism, The most sacred meditation caves are at Drak Yerpa, about 16km away from Lhasa City.
One Day Tour to Pabonka Hermitate, Lhasa Mountain Climbing Tour
Duration: 1 Day (Starts from9:00-9:30 am, finishes around 6:00 pm).
Tour Type: private tour.
Attractions: Pabonka Hermitage, Sera Monastery.
Dining: Lunch Box .
Service: Hotel pick-up&drop-off service, private vehicle and Tibetan English-speaking tour guide.
Itinerary Pick up from hotel, Trek from Pabonka to Sera Monastery.
Pick up from your hotel, and then drive to Pabonka, which takes about 0.5h to get there. After visit Pabonka Hermitage, start trekking up.
On the trekking way, there is a hermitage cave where 4or 5 nuns meditate there all year round. After taking your lunch box there, continue the trek and about 3Hours later, you will arrive Sera Monastery.
After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Pabonka Hermitage means “on top of a giant rock” in the Tibetan, found in 7TH century by Songtsan Gampo, the King of Tibet. It is located 8 kilometersnorth of central Lhasa in the Nyang Bran Valley. It is said that Pabonka was built even earlier than the Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery. Several famous Tibetan kings and monks meditated here and Pabonka is said to be the birthplace of the Tibetan Alphabet.
Sera Monastery is 1 of 3 famous monasteries in Lhasa along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. It was built by Sagya Yeshes, one of the 8 disciples of Zongkapa, founder of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Every day (except on Sundays) at 15:00, there is a debating on Buddist doctrines among the monks at Sera Monastery. The debating is held on open grounds, and is a necessary way of learning sutras and scriptures. Visitors can watch the debate.
Mountain Hike in Lhasa
the Pabonka Hermitage