1. Potala Palace - winter palace of the Dalai Lama.
2. Jokhang Temple - spiritual Center for Buddhists in Tibet.
3. Sera Monastery - one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet featuring monk debate.
4. Drepung Monastery - used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace.
5. Ganden Monastery- one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet.
Upon your arrival in Lhasa, our Tibet guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then head to the hotel. Leisure for the rest of the day and acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.
Today’s tour starts from the World Heritage site - Potala Palace, the former winter palace of Dalai Lama. This 13-story high building contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts. The complex symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and plays the central role of traditional administration of Tibet.
Then continue to Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.
In the morning, we visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace was used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery, another important Gelug monastery of Tibet founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
After breakfast, we drive 150km to Ganden Monastery, one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet. It is also one of the earliest and largest Buddhist monasteries in this area, ranking top on the list of six most famous temples of Gelugpa.
Transfer to the airport or train station at fixed time. Private transfer according to your departure time is available with extra cost.
a) All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa).
b) Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour.
c) Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train station and Hotel at fixed time.
d) Experienced Local Tibetan guide.
e) 4 nights of 3-Star Hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.) (Hotel upgrade available with extra cost, consult ETripChina trip advisor).
f) One welcome or welfare dinner.
g) All admission fee of tourist sites listed in the itinerary.
a) Chinese visa.
b) Lunches and Dinners.
c) Tips to driver and tour guide.
d) Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotel.
Prices shown include 3-star hotels that can be switched to other suggested hotels with some extras. Check the availability with your trip advisor at booking.
Lhasa: 拉萨亚宾馆（Lhasa Yak Hotel），拉萨刚坚饭店（Lhasa Gnagjian Hotel）3*;
拉萨唐卡酒店（Lhasa Thangka hotel）4*
-拉萨新鼎酒店（Lhasa Xinding Hotel）4*
-拉萨雪域天堂酒店（Lhasa Xueyu Tiantang International Hotel）4*
-刚坚饭店贵宾楼（Lhasa Gnagjian Hotel）4*
Free pickup from airport available at 10am, 13:00pm, 17:00pm; free airport transfer from hotel available at 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:00pm. Extra cost at ($70 van per way) if you missed the free pick up due to flight delay.
Railway station pickup and drop-off is free. Extra cost ($45 per car per way) is required if arriving or departing not on the scheduled tour dates.
We will help to issue Tibet Permit from Travel Bureau Department. Documents needed for the application include passport copy, China visa copy and residential certificate for expats, and all should be handed in at least 15 working days prior to the date you board flight/train to Tibet.
Train and flight ticket to Tibet are always in huge demand. We can do further to avoid your hassles.
15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.
2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.
Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
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