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Enjoy this 5 days classic Tibet tour in and around Lhasa, which covers historical sites like the Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street and the three major monasteries in Tibet: Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Apart from that you will have the opportunity to do the kora walking (which is called lingkor-circle walking in Tibet) and you see the Great Tsongkhapa’s meditation cave.

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Your guide will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you can have a rest. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel.

Day 2: Lhasa City Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Borkor Street) (B, D)
First you will visit the Potala Palace – the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century. You can explore a collection of gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas, and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. You can then do kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Overnight you will stay at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel.

Day 3: Lhasa Day Tour (Drepung, Sera Monastery) (B)
Today, you will visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery, also one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey. Do not miss the Monks´ debates at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel.

Day 4: Ganden Monastery Tour(B)
You will drive to the Ganden Monastery, about 60 kilometres east of Lhasa. It is one of the “Great Three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409. The main sight is Serdung, which contains the tomb of Tsongkhapa. Ganden monastery is situated on the Wangpori mountain with an elevation of 3800m above sea-level. It is very interesting to trek Lingkor (circle around the monastery) and you can also see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave containing many religious statues, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lhasa valley. Overnight stay will be at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel.

Day 5: Depart from Lhasa (B)
You will be taken to the airport or train station.

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Overview Of This Tour

Enjoy this 5 days classic Tibet tour in and around Lhasa, which covers historical sites like the Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street and the three major monasteries in Tibet: Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Apart from that you will have the opportunity to do the kora walking (which is called lingkor-circle walking in Tibet) and you see the Great Tsongkhapa's meditation cave.

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa City Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street) (B, D)
Day 3: Lhasa Day Tour (Drepung, Sera Monastery) (B)
Day 4: Ganden Monastery Tour(B)
Day 5: Depart from Lhasa (B) You will be taken to the airport or train station.

Service Details

  • Comfortable Hotel Accommodations (3 stars hotels in Lhasa)
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Group tours only include a welcome dinner after your arrival in Tibet
  • Drinking water Provided during the trip
  • Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size
  • The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins (From airport to hotel, Fixed departure): Pick up tourists at 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm
  • The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes (From hotel to airport, Fixed departure): Pick up tourists at 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm
  • All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges
  • Tibet Handy Map 
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car

Tour Service Excluded:

  • International flight to and out of China 
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself.; usually it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region) 
  • Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 7 USD/day in total
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc
  • The above tour price does not include single room supplement. If you are a solo traveler, you need to share one room with another tourist (same sex in most cases); if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement. And the exact price depends on market fluctuation in high and off season of Tibet tour. For the exact price, please refer to your travel consultant

Important Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address in one city of China.
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas in advance
  • Please Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
  • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge