Lhasa Impression

Overview

This tour covers all the three world heritage sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. You can visit the Dalai lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can enjoy the sweet tea and chat with locals or bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa. Besides, Never miss the chane to explore the dramatic Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera monastery.


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Day 01: Arrive 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 their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Insider Tips:
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of 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 making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;

Stay overnight in Lhasa

In the morning ,you are going to 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 biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
Guaranteed Departure.
Group size: Maximum 12 people.
Tour Departure date
September 2017: 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
October 2017: 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 28,31
November 2017: 7, 9, 14, 18, 23
December 2017: 2, 7, 12, 16, 21, 26, 30
January 2018: 1
February 2018: 9
April 2018: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2018: 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
June 2018: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 2018: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
August 2018: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
September 2018: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 28, 30
October 2018: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 30
November 2018: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
December 2018: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

Class/Price
Per
Person

Jan 01
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Mar 31
Apr 01
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Jun 24
Jun 25
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Aug 25
Aug 26
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Oct 15
Oct 16
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Nov 15
Nov 16
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Dec 30
Economic class (3-Star Hotels) $710 $755 $895 $850 $755 $710 Inquiry Now

* All prices above based on Land ONLY twin share without international flights, they are subject to change and are subject to availability. Prices may fluctuate if taxes and currency exchange change. Please check with us upon booking.
Inclusions
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary;
  • Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group;
  • Comfortable Hotel Accommodations;
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes;
  • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on designated time.
  • Group tours only include a welcome dinner after your arrival in Tibet.
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Drinking water Provided during the trip
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
Exclude:
  • Chinese Visa
  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (please contact us for the best domestic flight/train ticket price)
  • Lunches and dinners are not included
  • 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

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