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Lhasa City Tour

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet. Lhasa tour can be done either via the main land china or via Nepal. Those who travel via main land such as Beijing, Chengdu, Xining, Xian, Shanghai etc can use either airservice or train to reach Tibet and for those who travel via Nepal can also use air service or overland transportation to travel to lhasa. This small group Tibet Tour can be started from Lhasa or Kathmandu as per your schedule.

 

This 3 nights - 4 days fixed departure package tour of Lhasa city of Tibet covers the world famous monuments and monasteries in Tibet. This is a small group tour, any individual traveller interested to visit Tibet can join our group tour. During this group joining package tour you will be visiting a world famous Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. All of these sightseeing places are the icons of Tibet. If you are travelling to Tibet alone or couple and want to join a tour with other tour member then you can select the tour departure date below and email us. The departure date that we have published below are the date in which the travellers need to arrive in Tibet.

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General Facts of Lhasa City Tour in Tibet:

Starting: Lhasa.
Ending: Lhasa.
Trip Days: 4 Days.
Lhasa Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (Can be upgraded as per requirement).
Transportation: Van, Hiace, jeep or bus as per group Size.
Tour Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang, Sera and Drepung.
Maximum Altitude: 3850 meters.
Season : Round the Year.
Group Size: Minimum 01.
Tour Code: TLT 04.

 

Lhasa City Package Tour Summary:

Day 01: Lhasa Arrival.

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing.

Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing.

Day 04: Departure.

 

Lhasa City Group Joining Tour Cost:

Jan. 1 to Feb.28: US $ 460
Apr.1 to Jun.24: US $ 490
Jun.25 to Aug.25: US $ 580
Aug.26 to Oct.16: US $ 550
Oct.17 to Nov.15: US $ 490
Nov.16 to Dec. 31: US $ 460 

 

Tibet Lhasa Tour Fixed Departure Date:

July: 29

Aug: 01, 05, 07, 08, 10, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Sep: 02, 05, 12, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30

Oct: 03, 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 30

Nov: 06, 10, 13, 15, 20, 23, 27

Dec: 02, 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Lhasa Arrival.
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport, pickup from airport and transfer to Hotel. Free and relax. Overnight at Lhasa.

 

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing. (B, D)
Visit: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.Overnight at Lhasa.

 

Potala Palace: Scared Potala Palace is percehed upon the Ri Marpo (Red Hill) 130meters above above Lhasa valley. Potala Palace itself rises 170 meters further making it the highest monumental in Tibet. Marpo Ri has legends that its rocky hill is scared cave was dwelling place of Bodhisattva Chenresi (Avalokitesvara), later used as Meditation cave of Emperor Songtsen Gampo. In 637 AD Songtsen Gompo built a palace on this hill and this structure stood untill 17th century. The construction of present palace was built in the reign of The 5th Dalai Lama in 1645. Potrang Karpo and Potrang Marpo was completed on 1648.

 

Jokhang Temple: The Jokhang or Tsuklakang (gTsug lag khang), is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. It was built during the reign of King Songsten Gampo (605?-650 CE) to celebrate his marriage with Chinese Tang Dynasty princess Wencheng, who was a Buddhist. During the Bon period of Tibet the temple was (and sometimes still is), called the 'Tsuklakang' (Tsulag Khang) — 'House of Religious Science' or 'House of Wisdom.' The term tsuklak refers to the 'sciences' such as geomancy, astrology, and divination which formed part of the pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion now referred to as Bon.[2] It is more commonly known today as the Jokhang, which means the 'House of the Buddha'.For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is presently controlled by the Gelug School. Along with the Potala Palace, it is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Lhasa. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace," and a spiritual centre of Lhasa.

 

Barkhor Street: Barkor Street, which has a history of over 1,000 years, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. It was originally an important route for Tibetan Buddhists to walk clockwise around to show their devotion. This religious behavior is called 'Barkor' in Tibetan Language. As one of the most bustling sections in Lhasa nowadays, Barkor Street features in sale of various kinds of handicrafts and living necessities from local areas, India and Nepal. In addition, it has also become one of the tourism attractions for visitors from at home and abroad because of its unique historical, cultural, religious, ethnic and commercial characteristics. Everyday, a large number of pilgrims walk clockwise around while turning their prayer wheels, lamas roam around, backpackers pass by, and tourists enjoy a moment of tranquility in bars around Barkor Street.

 

Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing. (B)
Visit: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. In the morning you will be visiting Drepung Monastery. It is  one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Later in the after noon you will be visiting Sera Monastery. 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.

 

Drepung Monastery: It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397-1449), one of Tsongkhapa's main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepang was the principal seat of the Gelugpa school until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala and it retained the premier place amongst the four great Gelugpa monasteries. Drepung was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India. In the late 1930s Drepung was divided into four colleges, each housing monks from a different locality: "one being favoured by Khampas, another by Mongolians, and so on." Each college was presided over by an abbot who had been appointed by the late 13th Dalai Lama.

 

Sera Monastery: Sera was founded in 1419, by Jamchen Chojey (Sakya Yeshe), a disciple of Tsong Khapa.Like the Drepung and Ganden monasteries, it had several colleges: Sera Mey Dratsang, built in 1419, gave basic instruction to the monks. Sera Jey Dratsang, built in 1435, was the largest, and was reserved for wandering monks, especially Mongol monks. Ngagpa Dratsang, built in 1559, was a school for the teaching of the Gelukpa tantras. Sera housed more than 5,000 monks in 1959. Although badly damaged following the invasion of Tibet and the Cultural Revolution, it is still standing and has been largely repaired. In 2008, it housed 550 Buddhist monks, but the number dropped till date.

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Day 04: Departure. (B)
Transfer to Gongar airport to fly back to your onward destination.

 

Include & Exclude

 

Cost includes:
 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;
    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.
    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;

 

Cost Excludes:
 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 USD3-15 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.
Any other extra cost beyond our package.