4-day Holy Lhasa Group Tour
Tour code: LH-03
This Lhasa join-in group tour is to have a classic Lhasa tour with low cost. You will visit the should-not-missed sights of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barchor Street, and some other famous and sacred monasteries in Tibet, taking in the original Tibetan culture and admiring at the local architecture.
Day 01：Arrival in Lhasa (no meal)
Upon arrival at Lhasa Railway Station or Lhasa Gonggar Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the Lhasa city. It usually takes approximately 1.5hrs from the airport to downtown Lhasa, while 20mins from the railway station. The rest of the day is free time for you to acclimatize yourself to this high altitude. Have a good rest and drink plenty of water.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 02: Lhasa (B)
Full day city tour of Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Potala Palace: with a height of 3,700 meters above sea level, it is the highest palace in the world, and a monumental building of Lhasa served as administrative center, seat of government, monastery, fortress and the home of all the Dalai Lamas from the Fifth to the Fourteenth in the past! Ascend to the top the palace named golden roofs to have a bird-eye view of Lhasa city, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges.
Jokhang Temple: first built during the reign of Sontsan Gambo 1300 years ago, the temple is one of the holiest shrines in Tibet with many pilgrims praying in front of it every day.
Barkhor Street: it was essentially a pilgrim circuit and now has developed into a famous local handmade crafts market, where you can purchase nice souvenirs.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa (B)
A visit of Drepung Monastery in the morning, and Sera Monastery in the afternoon (The morning activity is subject to change in case of special situations, with two other options: Drak Yerpa or Ganden Monastery)
Drepung Monastery: it was first built in 1416 and once the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet.
Drak Yerpa: 30 km away from Lhasa city, it is the famous holy meditation place with a number of ancient meditation caves. There is a saying goes that: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, while Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar."
Ganden Monastery: built in 1409 by Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug Sect, Ganden Monastery is one of the “Three Holy Monasteries" of Gelugpa, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 kilometers away from Lhasa.
Sera Monastery: Sera means wild rose in the Tibetan language. The monastery is so called because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in full bloom when it was first built in 1419. The debating among monks is a very interesting scene of this monastery in the afternoon of weekdays.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport or train station from the hotel. Fly home or to your next destination.
1. We reserve the right to change the itinerary order of Day 02 & Day 03
2. We reserve the right to change attractions on Day 02 & Day 03, except Potala Palace.
Departure Date at Each Month
|Month||Tour Starting Date (The day of your first arrival in Lhasa)|
Prices: per person, double occupancy
|Month||January to April||May||June to July||August||September to October||November to December|
|Economy Class (3-star hotel)||$337||$385||$407||$455||$407||$337|
Lodgings in Lhasa: twin room en suite matching with different tour classes
Dinner: Tibetan Breakfasts as listed in itinerary
Vehicle: According to group size & season as itinerary needed
Gas and parking fee for the vehicle
Free Lhasa Railway Station pick-up & Drop-off at any time;
Free Lhasa Airport Pick-up & Drop-off as following time:
Guide: Experienced local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
Tickets: All entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
Permits: All necessary permits as itinerary required including:
Tibet Entry Permit(TTB);
Alien's Travel Permit(PSB);
Delivery: Express delivery fee of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. SF. Express)
Others: Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use
Private Lhasa Airport pick-up & Drop off (We offer private services with an extra costs if your flight isn’t within our free service time.)
Air or Train to/from Tibet
Lunch, Dinner, & some Breakfast
Optional Attractions specified in itinerary
Delivery: Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express)
Extra Expenses: Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg.Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.
Gratuities for guide & driver, about USD 5/day for each of them
Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS
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