Tibet - Holy City Lhasa Tour (5 days) Book Now

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Lhasa, the city of gods and the essence of Tibet, has attracted thousands of travelers as well as pilgrimages. If you want to explore the highlights of Lhasa in short times, this four days tour is perfect. You will visit the most famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. With outstanding architectures and various cultural relics to see, each of them will leave you an unforgettable memory.

Included in the Cost

All airport pick ups and drops.
Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees.
Twin sharing accommodation in respective hotels in Full Board basis throughout the tour in Tibet.
Tours and transfers with English speaking guide.
All land transport in private jeeps.
All government royalties and taxes.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
Entrance fees at all heritage sites during sightseeing.
Medical kit (carried by your guide)

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Day 1

    Fly to Lhasa (3650m)

  • Welcome to Lhasa airport. Upon arrival, our Tibet agent will welcome you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) and transfer you to the hotel by a private vehicle. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River means "Place of the Gods". Rest for the remaining time as acclimatization is mandatory in this high altitude city to conclude your tour easily. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • Day 2

    Lhasa Sightseeing

  • Today you will visit Jokhang Temple. It is situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. It is the most respected shrine in all of Tibet and is always bustling with spiritual worshippers. The temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. The temple adopts architectural styles of the Tang Dynasty, as well as those of Tibet and Nepal. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Marketplace which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. You will also have the opportunity to do some shopping in Barkhor market- a Tibetan crowded city center. Barkhor Street is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa for visitors. It is paved by hand-polished stone boards. A variety of shops covers along both of the sides and the streets are dotted with floating stands which sell prayer wheels and Tibetan knives. Later in the day, you will be visiting the Potala Palace; this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet. It was expanded to its present structure during the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama. This 13 story, 1000 room citadel served as the headquarters of the former "church-state" of the Tibet and was home to successive Dalai Lamas, who from the latter half of the 18th century used it as their winter palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. The Palace is composed of two parts, the Red Palace as the center and the white Palace at the sides. The red represents stateliness and power whereas the white is used to convey peace and quiet. Your first visit to this massive structure will be a magical moment and will leave behind a deep impression on you. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

  • Day 3

    Visit Norbulinka Park & Tibet Museum

  • Today you will visit Norbulingka Park, Tibet Museum. After your breakfast at the hotel, your private Tibetan tour guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby around 8:30 am and we will drive to Norbulingka. This visit takes about 1 and half hours. After the sightseeing, you will walk directly to visit the Tibet Museum where you will spend about one and a half hours. Around 12:30 you are going to have lunch in a restaurant in Deji Road and you will have a couple of hour's leisure time. In the afternoon from 3 pm to 6 pm, you will enjoy the sightseeing and walking tour in Barkhor streets. Norbulingka Park is the largest and grandest garden in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with the highest gardening level artistic level. It borrowed the architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining and reflecting the local ethnic religious and natural features. It has been preserved intact until now and was never damaged or changed in history. The Barkhor street market provides tourist a pivotal insight in multiple aspects of Tibetan culture by the vast assortments of authentic Tibetan products easily available to purchase at the visitor's discretion. The Barkhor market is constantly alive and thriving with activity as the countless vendors and shops present a utopia of local Tibetan arts, crafts, and cultural specialties. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

  • Day 4

    Visit Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery

  • After having our Breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to Drepung Monastery, 8 Km west of Lhasa - said to be the largest monastery in the world, housing over 10,000 monks. It was founded in 1416 by the disciple of Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Yellow Hat Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The second, third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. Drepung in Tibetan means "Richmond". Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the grasp of the city. Surprisingly much of the building has withstood the testament of time. You will be also visiting the Sera Monastery which was founded in the fifteenth century is sprawl with golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well-preserved monastery is located just a few miles north of Lhasa at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City and is home to several hundred monks. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. The restored monastery sits below the brow of the hill on which Tsongkhapa built a hermitage and spent several years meditating. One of the monks' disciples began building Sera in 1419, completing it a few years later. It is famous for debating activities which happens between 3 to 4 pm and is a daily routine. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

  • Day 5

    Departure

  • Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

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