Tours begins and ends at Lhasa
This tour covers all the three world heritage sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. You can visit the Dalai lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street. You can enjoy Tibetan tea and chat with locals or bargain to buy souvenirs at the bazaar and understand the real life in Lhasa. You also can explore Monks debateing on the Buddhist doctrines at Sera monastery.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Day 03: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 04: Departure from Lhasa
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3650m)
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. You can see Yarlung Tsangpo River/Bhamaputra river - the Longest and largest river in Tibet and Lhasa river on your way to hotel. After arriving at hotel, you may take a rest and get acclimatized with Lhasa’s high altitude. If you wish to explore some close by then you can go to the Potala Square or close market. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Notes to the first time visitors: to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet it is advised to have a proper sleep in your hotel, drinks lots of water, not to rush and relax in visiting to the monuments.
Day 02: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace. Potala Palace was built in 1645 and completed in 1693. It dominates the landscape in Lhasa. The palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. It used to be the official residence of 13 Dalai Lamas. The magnificent building has over 1000 rooms. Inside there are many chambers; you can see brilliant frescoes paintings and great view of Lhasa.
Next visit after lunch is Jokhang Temple that has valuable relics of Buddha and magnificent statues related to Tibet Buddhism. Often you come across devotees, who have come from far flung of Tibet, prostrating in and around. The sight of pilgrims prostrating themselves in front of Jhokang must be seen to be comprehended. This is something you can never see elsewhere. Jokhang temple in Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet where in the summer nomads meet other pilgrims on their way to the high pasture.
You then visit to the Barkhor Bazaar outside the Jokhang monastery. This is the bustling flea market where you can buy souvenirs and meet other tourists. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 03: Visit Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)
In the morning visit Drepung monastery which is the largest monastery in the world and once housed 10,000 monks and nuns. It was built in 1416, and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived here and were entombed. A visit to the kitchen of this monastery is a must. Look out for the washing machine in which the monks mix their butter tea.
In the Afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction would be to see is the Monks debate which happens around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Beside these you can visit the Tibetan religious scripture printing house, inside the monastery, see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. It is very impressive and well preserved monastery that has white-washed walls and golden roofs. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 04: Departure from Lhasa (B)
Your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. End of tour.
Private tour arrangement - exclusively you only in the group
2 person US$720 per person
3-5 person US$615 per person
6-9 person US$490 per person
10-15 person US$420 per person
Single room supplement: US$110
01. Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis using 3 star Hotel like Hotel Dhoodgu or Yak or similar.
02. Daily breakfast
03. English speaking experienced Tibetan guide
04. Transportation as per itinerary
05. Entrance fees at monasteries
06. Tibet Travel permit
07. Mineral water – 2 bottles each day
Cost does not include:
01. China/Tibet visa fee if obtain in Kathmandu (applies as per nationalities)
02. Any Airfare
03. All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc
04. Lunch and Dinner at hotels
05. Alcoholic beverages and bar bills
06. Personal health and accident insurance
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- Price : USD 720
- Destinations : Lhasa, Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, Sera Monastery
- Max Elevation : 3650 m.
- Weather : May June, July, August, September are best time to visit
- Trip Duration : 4 days
- Trip Grade : Moderate
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