Tour 1: Lhasa Tour
You will visit the three world heritage sites: The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. Visit the Dalai lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can enjoy the traditional tea and chat with locals or bargain with the street vendors to understand authentic life in Lhasa. Explore the philosophical Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera monastery.
At a Glance
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 4: Departure from Lhasa
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on the way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and acclimate to the high altitude. If you feel up to it, you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the environment near the Potala Palace.
Day 2: Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor Street
Today's tour will be the Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was in-service since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections in the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of the former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims prostrating in front of the Jokhang Temple. You can explore and shop the famous Barkhor Street. There you will find pilgrims conducting kora (a religious form of meditation circling/walking around a sacred temple complex, stupa or mountain) with pilgrims and locals. We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in traditional tea houses; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.
Optional: If time permits, you may go with your tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft arts or Tibetan Traditional Medicine Center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy a Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (from 100 USD)
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery
After breakfast we will visit Drepung Monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug Monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit the biggest kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy a Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another of the “great three” Gelug Monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate around 3 – 5pm. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house. Inside the monastery, you can see and learn about the three sand mandalas and colorful rock paintings of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 4: Depart from Lhasa
Your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you on board.
Cost based on double occupancy, does not include airfare, permits or meals. The guide will transfer you to and from the airport or train station and help you get on board.
Tour Cost & Schedule in 2019 & 2020
Class/Price for Per Person
Jan. 1 to Feb.28: 660 USD
Apr.1 to Jun.24: 690 USD
Jun.25 to Aug.25: 780 USD
Aug.26 to Oct.16: 750 USD
Oct.17 to Nov.15: 690 USD
Nov.16 to Dec. 31: 660 USD
Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)