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3 Nights/4 Days

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On this classic journey, you explore the best of Lhasa in 4 days. During your journey to the capital city of Tibet, you will not only visit the most sacred landmarks of Tibet, but also enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful landscape.

Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street
Drepung Monastery
Norbulingka Palace
Sera Monastery

Climb up the Potala Palace
Enjoy the Buddhism Scriptures Debating in Sera Monastery
Walk the special circular pilgrimage route

Fact File
Country Tibet
Activities Tour
Trip Length 4 Days
Trip areas Lhasa
Trip Starting Lhasa
Trip Ending Lhasa
Meal Plan Bed & Breakfast
Places to see Lhasa
Main attractions Culture, Potala Palace
Difficulty Guest House, Lodge
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season Every Day


Day 01: Arrival at Lhasa.
Arrival in Lhasa (sea-level: 3658m) with one and half hours'driving from Lhasa Gonggar Airport or 20minutes from the Lhasa Railway Station to downtown Lhasa. Met by your Tibetan guide and transferred to your hotel in Lhasa to be acclimatized to the high altitude.

Day 02: Lhasa.
Today's sightseeing: Drak Yerpa about 2.5 hour, and Sera Monastery 2 hour, overnight in Lhasa

Drak Yerpa - a place that has profound significance in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this - "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa". It was said that there were originally 108 caves in the Drak Yerpa valley, but now only a dozen of them remain. The site is deeply peaceful and has stunning views. and the cliffs contain some of the earliest known meditation sites in Tibet.

Sera Monastery: Located 5km north of Lhasa, this monastery was the first Gelugpa monastery in Lhasa and has remained the main seat of this major Buddhist order ever since. About 600 monks are now in residence here. Debating takes place from 3:30pm to 5pm in a garden next to the assembly hall in the center of the monastery. There is a fine kora path around the monastery.

Day 03: Lhasa.
Today's sightseeing: Potola Palace 1 hour & Jokhang Temple 1 hour, overnight in Lhasa

The Potala Palace: Potala Palace is perched on the 130m-high Marpo Ri ( Red Hill ) with 13 storeys and more than 1000roms in the middle of Beijing Road, the heart of Lhasa City. It was once the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. The first recorded use of the site dates back to the 7th century AD when King Songtsen Gampo built a palace here. The present construction began during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama 1645. It takes at least 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels.

The Jokhang Temple: The 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple is now the spiritual center of Tibet. From earliest dawn to last light, daily worshippers and once-in-a-lifetime pilgrims make the inner circumambulation (kora) of the Jokhang to earn religious merit. Some of them prostrate outside circuiting the temple. The Jokhang Temple is best visited in the early morning. It now houses the life-sized statue of the twelve year-old Sakyamuni brought by Songtsan Gampo's Chinese wife - Princess Wencheng.

Day 04: Leave Lhasa for your next destination.
Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport or train station. Your Tibet tour ends.
Everyday we offer only one fixed complimentary airport and train station drop-off service:
Downtown - Lhasa airport fixed drop-off service:
From Downtown to Lhasa Airport at 12:00 noon time.
Lhasa railway station fixed drop-off service:
From Downtown to Lhasa Railway Station at 09:00 am
If your departure time is outside our complimentary drop-off time, you may go to Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station on your own or book our private drop-off service as below:
Private van airport drop-off service: RMB 300 per ride per van
Private van train station drop-off service: RMB 150 per ride per van

Inclusions / Exclusions

Price: Please contact us.

1) Accommodations as listed
2. All the necessary Permits: including TTB, Tibet Entry permit
3. Breakfasts
4. Mini Van or coach according to group size
5. Gas and parking fee of the vehicle
6. Local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
7. All entrance fees as listed
8. Government Tax

1) Tips to your tour guide and driver (suggested US$ 5 per day per person)
2) China visa, All air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
3) Accommodation & Services of non-Tibet parts;
4) Lunch and dinner, your guide will assist you to locate the local comfortalbe restaurants.
5) Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
6) Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)

1) All the group tours above must be booked two months in advance. For less than two months booking, please contact your trip advisor for the tour availability.
2) Prices listed above are based per person with double occupancy and breakfast. If you prefer a single room on your own, please contact your trip advisor to get the quotation for the extra single supplemen
3) The different tour categories are classified only by the different accommodation classes.
4) The listed prices exclude transportation cost to and from Lhasa.
5) The prices inlude the complimentary transfer service from airport to Lhasa downtown at 3:20 pm and Lhasa downtown to airport at 12:00 pm; from Lhasa train station to Lhasa downtown at 8:00pm and Lhasa downtown to Lhasa train station at 9:00am.

If your arrival or departure time is outside our complimentary transfer time, you arrange your transfer on your own or book our private transfer service as below:
Private van airport transfer service: RMB 300 per ride per van
Private van train station transfer service: RMB 150 per ride per van

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