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Classic Lhasa Tour

Tour Price: from $337 USD
Tour Length: 4 Days
Trip Available: All year around
Visits: Lhasa
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung Monastery
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With limited time or budget, Lhasa City Essential Group Tour will allow you to experience Lhasa, the Place of Gods – the red and white Potala soaring above the holy city; the beating spiritual heart of Tibet, Jokhang with pilgrims prostrating; Barkhor Street full of stalls selling prayer wheels and turquoise, Muslim traders, thangka workshop…
Discount: 3 travelers or more book the tour at the same time (5% off)

Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (D)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight (or tomorrow night) to introduce you to the whole gang that you are gonna travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different country, culture and background.
Overnight in Lhasa, 3 start/4 start

Day 02: Lhasa Suburb (B)

Highlights:
AM: Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa
PM: Sera Monastery

Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa. Exactly which one of these two will be decided by our operate team. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery; You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen.

Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.

Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings 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. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.
Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the

Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of
Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
Overnight in Lhasa, 3 start/4 start

Day 03: Lhasa City (B)

Highlights: Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.
The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

Overnight in Lhasa, 3 start/4 start

Day 04: Lhasa - Airport/Railway (B)

Your 4-day Lhasa City Essential Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel around noon to transfer to Lhasa Airport. For Lhasa Railway, we will arrange free individual transport.
End of tour!


Price Quotation:
Departures Nov ~ Apr May Jun ~ Jul ,Sep ~ Oct Aug
3 Start $337 $385 $407 $455
4 Start $374 $408 $428 $515

 

Single Supplement
3 Start 4 Start
Nov ~ Apr May, Jun, Oct Jul, Sep Aug Nov ~ Apr May, Jun Jul, Sep Aug Oct
68 83 88 90 110 113 150 158 148

Inclusions

  1. Lodgings: 3N, twin/triple room en suite in 3start /4 start
  2. Meal: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  3. Vehicle:
    -Licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed; -Gas and parking fee for the vehicle;
    -Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time;
    -Free Lhasa Airport transfer at following time:
    Pick-up: 15:00~15:20pm from Lhasa Airport
    Drop-off: 12:00pm from hotel in Lhasa
  4. Guide: Experienced local English-speaking tour guide
  5. Tickets: All entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
  6. Permits: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);
  7. Delivery: Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)
  8. Others: Food & lodgings for guide;

Exclusions

  1. Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn't within our free service time.
    Nov-Apr: USD 60/vehicle
    May-Oct: USD 70/vehicle
    Aug: USD 80/vehicle
  2. Air or Train to/from Tibet
  3. China Visa
  4. Lunch, Dinner
  5. Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express)
  6. Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg.Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.
  7. Gratuities for guide & driver, abt CNY 50/day for each of them
  8. Personal expenses
  9. Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

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