Tour Code:LM001 Tour Duration: 4-Day
Tour Type: Group Tour
Price Inclusion: 3-Nights Accommodation, Airport round transfer, Air-conditioned tour bus, English speaking tour guide, Entrance tickets, Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit .
Highlights Immerse yourself in mystical Tibetan Buddhism with visits to the Norbulinka-Summer palace of Dalai Lama, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Visit Barkhor streets in downtown Lhasa and experience lifestyle of local Tibetans. The typical 4-day Lhasa tour covers the highlights attractions.
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
- Arrival pick-up service: Our staff will greet you at Lhasa airport/railway station to transfer you to your hotel. From Lhasa airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes around 1.5 hours and about 20 minutes from Lhasa railway station. After you have transferred to the hotel, you will have the rest of the day free to wander around the city on your own. However, try not to wear yourself out – a well-rested first day is crucial to acclimatise to the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light and not to shower if you can. For our free Lhasa airport/railway transfer information, please check the inclusions.
- Hotel: Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet or similar (4-star), no meals included.
Day 2: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery - In the morning, we will arrange for you to see the Drepung Monastery and in the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery. You will spend a lot of time sightseeing under the hot sun of Tibet, so ensure that you are equipped with sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and water. A welcome dinner will also be held tonight in order to introduce you to the group that you will be travelling with. We have customers from around the world, so it will be a great opportunity to meet people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds.
- Located about 8km west of central Lhasa, is Drepung Monastery. The word Drepung literally translates as ‘rice heap’, which is a reference to the huge numbers of white, monastic buildings that once existed on the hill side. Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, as the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From Monday to Friday every afternoon, you will be able to see monks debating at the Sera Monastery.
Tour Duration: 08:30-16:00
Hotel: Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet or similar (4 star), dinner included
Day 3: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street - This morning, you will visit the Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the tallest palace in the world! At the top the palace you can visit the golden roofs and have a bird’s-eye view of Lhasa. In the distance there are mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa river, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple. - This will be followed by an afternoon visit to the Jokhang Temple, which features Buddhist prayer wheels and golden sutra streamers. You will find that many pilgrims pray in front of the monastery. The area around the temple is called Barkhor Street, a famous local, handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
Tour Duration: 08:30-16:00
Hotel: Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet or similar (4 star), no meals included
Day 4: Lhasa Departure
- Lhasa airport drop-off service. You will be greeted and transferred to Lhasa airport or railway station for departure to your next destination.
No meals included.
Included in the Tour Price
Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);
Hotel: 3 Nights, twin room, en-suite, in a 4 star hotel;
Meal: 3 Breakfasts and 1 Welcome Dinner;
Lhasa railway station transfer on first and last day;
Lhasa airport pick-up at 12:30 or 15:30 from Lhasa airport on first day;
Lhasa airport drop-off at 09:00 or 12:00 from hotel in Lhasa on last day;
Air-conditioned tour bus with driver;
English-speaking tour guide;
All entrance fee mentioned in itinerary.
Note: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12 working days to process. If you cannot provide the required documents & information on time, an extra 50-80 USD permit will be charged.