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This tour package covers most prominent monasteries around Lhasa including first ever Buddhist monastery and historical kings palace in the Yarlung valley which is also known as cradle of Tibetan civilization.
You will be overwheeled by prominent historical and religious sites, mystical Potala Palace, sacred Jokahng temple, sprawling Sera and Drepung monastery, walk shoulder to shoulder with devoted pilgrims in bustling Bakhort street, Chimpu hermitages, Nyenchen Kangsar glacier and Namtso Lake.
- Count the steps up to the Potala Palace — the holy palace of Tibetan Buddhism
- Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims at the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
- Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery
- Enjoy a picnic at Lake Yamdrok
- Stay in a heritage hotel in Lhasa’s old town
Generally, the price for the offered package differs from seasons to season and groups size.
The peak season is April to Octomber and the cost is higher comparatively.
The size of the group is one important factor on the price of the tour package. We offer private tour service, group tour service as well as FIT tour package service to individual tourist.
Other factor affects the price is the hotel and transportant standard requested from the customers.
Hence, we would request you please advice if you prefer a private tour, group tour or FIT group.
What are included in the price?
Whatever price is quoted, the following lists service products are included in the price.
1. Tibet Permit
2. Guide Fee
5. All entry tickets
6. Food and meals
DAY 1 Arrive in Lhasa (Elevation 3,650 Meters)
Your assigned tour specialist will come and pick up either from the airport or railway station. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the downtown and 20 minutes from the railway station. The tour specialist will accompany you to the hotel and help you to check in the hotel.
It is important to take a good rest and take plenty of water for the first day. The first day of the trip is to help you to get acclimatized to the environment and adjust the jet lag. Please contact your assigned tour specialist for any kind of uncomfortable situation and your tour specialist is always available on call.
DAY 2 Lhasa: Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery
The day starts with Norbulingka Palace – the summer palace of The Dalai Lama. You will see the palaces built in a very traditional and beautiful ways that attract the local as well as international tourists.
Drepung Monastry is around 15 minitues in car and it is the biggest monastery in Tibet. The monastry used to be the center of different institues in the history. The monastry today hosts hundred of monks and it can even host meals for thousand of people at one time.
Your lunch is arranged in a local Tibetan restaurant at Drepung monastry. You are recommended to drink a lot of Tibetan butter tea which is believed to be very helpful for acclimatization.
Your afternoon destination is Sera monastery. The monastry is very popular for its Buddhist philosophy study and many domestic and international tourists visit the monastry to grab the opportunity to see the Buddhist debate there.
- Circumbulance in clockwise
- Please do not discuss sentive informaiton
- Please remove hat and sunglass when you enter the chapels
- Please make sure that you seek for permit before you take video or photo
DAY 3 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
The third day of the tour requires some level of energy and you should be fine with it after light tour of the first two days. We are now to move toward Potala Palace in the morning. The palace is considered as one of the wonders and it used to be the winter palace of The Dalai Lama. The palace is covered with white and red paint symbolizing religion and administration.
Post lunch destination is Jokhang – Mecca of Tibetan Buddhist. The temple hosts the only twelve years old Sakyamuni image in the world. Tibetans from all corner of the autonomous regions worship the image. The outer circle of the temple is called Barkhor street which is the only way to circumbrance of the temple.
DAY 4 Lhasa-Ganden Monastery and Drakyepa (3800m), 60km, approx 1hrs
You will visit two popular religious destination on the fourth day. Ganden monastery is the most popular religion center for Geluk sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Tsongkhapa founded the sect and developed Ganden monastery. Some top Tibetan religious figures came from Ganden.
Drakyepa is located on the top of a mountain and it used to be the most popular meditation center for the king, royal families, religious leaders as well as general public historically.
DAY 5 Lhasa – Gyangtse (4,040 Meters) – Shigatse (3,836 Meters): Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery
The fifth day is to drive away from Lhasa to experience the nature. We will drive from Lhasa, bypass Yamdro lake and reach Gyangtse – a long drive that take you to Gampa La pass, offer you the opportunity to appreciate Karola Glacier. Gampa La pass is one of the highest passes in the world and Karola glacier is one of the most
popular glaciers in Tibet.
We reach Gyangtse in the evening.
DAY 6 Gyangtse-Shigatse (3800m), 90km, approx 1.5hrs
One day is arranged to explore Gyangtse town. The small has a lot of religious and historical stories. The popular battle between Tibetan and Britain took place here in which Tibet claimed victory.
The town hosts the biggest Buddhist stupa in Tibet, which is said to be built only after Guru Pamasambhava was invited to conquer the devils there. Pelchoe monastery is also one of the most popular tourist attraction center in Gyangtse that we will visit. Many cultural, religious and other important stories can be uncovered to you during your one day trip in Gyangtse. You will move toward Shigatse after Gyangtse.
DAY 7 Shigatse-Lhasa
It take around six hours to travel from Shigatse to Lhasa. This route is very good to see some of natural views on the way. The lakes, rivers, snow-capped mountain and traditional village. Definitely you will enjoy the slow and long drive along brahmaputra which flows toward the south asia sub continent.
DAY 8 Departure
A team of Tibet Trip Hub will visit you at the hotel and offer Tibetan Khata and thanking you for choosing Tibet Trip Hub to visit Tibet. Your tour specialist will later accompany you till either to the airport or railway station.
A very beautiful and memorable trip with a very good guide. He was very knowledgeable and reliable. I would definitely recommend him to friends travelling to Tibet.
Pemste and his team provided us with a world-class trip. He spent time finding out what we wanted to do in Tibet before arranging our wonderful family trip to Lhasa and Everest Base Campt (EBC). We learned about Tibet, Buddhism, and life in the Himalayas. The staff was very well spoken and the drivers very safe. Best of all, we saw extradinary sights. Our family is grateful that so much attention was given to our comfort and enjoyment. There is no substitute to visiting a country with locals who can answer questions and explain local culture.