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4-Day Private Lhasa Tour

4-Day Private Lhasa Tour - Lhasa, China
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Duration: 4 days
Location: Lhasa, China

From USD
$525.97

Discover Lhasa - the spiritual city of Tibet. Experience spectacular Buddhist architecture, fascinating culture and authentic Tibetan food ... More info ›

Discover Lhasa - the spiritual city of Tibet. Experience spectacular Buddhist architecture, fascinating culture and authentic Tibetan food. Visit Potala Palace, known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Tibet’. Wander through the bustling Barkor Circuit after visit Tibet’s holiest shrine of Jokhang temple, observe interesting monk debating and explore Tibetan Quarter.

Day 1 Lhasa
Lhasa is the spiritual heart and capital city of Tibet. You will be picked up from the Lhasa airport and then transferred to your hotel. The rest of day is free to relax and acclimate to the high altitude.

Day 2 Lhasa
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 9:00am and then take you to visit Tibet's holiest shrine of Jokhang Temple to see a solid gold enlightened Buddha. You'll feel the electric atmosphere and immerse yourself into Tibetan culture while wandering through the bustling Barkor Circuit. In the afternoon, you'll tour the architectural wonder of Potala Palace, towering 13 stories high and containing thousands of rooms. Drop off at the hotel at 5:00pm .

Day 3 Lhasa
You will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 9:00am and then brought to explore the former Dalai Lamas’ Summer Palace - Norbulingka Park and 15th century Drepung Monastery. Visit the impressive Sera to observe student monks debating with their masters. A leisurely walk around the Tibetan Quarter will follow. You will be dropped off at the hotel at 5:00pm

Day 4 Depart Lhasa
Private transfer to the airport.

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Day Tour to Visit Top 3 Highlights of Potala Jokhang and Barkhor Including Tibet Permits

Day Tour to Visit Top 3 Highlights of Potala Jokhang and Barkhor Including Tibet Permits - Lhasa, China

Duration: 1 day
Location: Lhasa, China

From USD
$240.00

Visit the top 3 highlighted attractions of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street in the capital of Lhasa by walking led by local Tibetan English speaking guide. During this city downtown walking tour, travelers will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potala Palace, the landmark of the capital ... More info ›

Visit the top 3 highlighted attractions of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street in the capital of Lhasa by walking led by local Tibetan English speaking guide. During this city downtown walking tour, travelers will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potala Palace, the landmark of the capital. Visitors can enjoy a window into the past as they walk where Dalai Lamas and Tibetan kings have walked. The Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site is the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. Further more enjoy the leisured walking tour around Barkhor Street, the vibrant street where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims perform worship. This highlight walking day tour is recommended to take only after your first 1-2 free days in Lhasa with good acclimatization. Please note that Tibet travel permits are included!

Meet your Tibetan guide at 8:00 am at the lobby of House of Shambhala or 8:20 am at The Ganggyan Hotel Lhasa Tibet on time. You'd better be at least 15 minutes earlier at these two points to wait for your Tibetan tour guide. And please take your passports with tour booking codes. And please dress conservatively.

Today the three main attractions to visit are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street.
The Potala Palace was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. It has been capturing travelers’ imaginations as it takes them on an adventure through Tibetan history. With its highest point at about 300 meters (around 1000 feet) above the valley floor its gargantuan size often surprises travelers: this building houses over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and around 200,000 statues.

Potala Palace was the residence of former Dalai Lamas all the way back to the 5th. Over hundreds of years Potala’s interior has been ornately decorated: vibrantly colored and incredibly detailed paintings cover the walls and shelves of prayers books tower overhead. Travelers can see gold covered statues, shrines of unimaginable beauty, and even look upon the resting places of past Dalai Lamas. Incense fills the air and the glow of yak butter candles illuminates cultural treasures, creating a dream like atmosphere.

Another UNESCO-listed attraction you are going to visit is Jokhang Temple, reportedly also founded by Songtsen Gampo, and one of the world's great monuments to Buddhism. A visit to Lhasa without visiting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.Highlights include a statue of the young Gautama Buddha, aged around 12, that's probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism.

From Jokhang, stroll to Barkhor Street, which runs around the temple. Join pilgrims and locals in circling the shrine, a practice known as kora, or shop for traditional Tibetan handicrafts, souvenirs or snacks. 

It takes about 3.5 hours for the Potala Palace walking tour, 1.5 hours for Barkhor while 2 hours for the Jokhang Temple. Lunch is at your own expense, but your Tibetan tour guide will be happy to provide you recommendations restaurants. Regarding to which attraction to visit first, it depends on the Potala Palace ticket schedule which can only be reconfirmed to you by local supplier half day in advance according to the local policy.

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3-Night Essential Lhasa Tour

3-Night Essential Lhasa Tour - Lhasa, China
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Duration: 4 days
Location: Lhasa, China

From USD
$205.00

Immerse yourself in mystical Tibetan Buddhism with visits to Norbulinka-Summer palace of Dalai lama,  Sera Monastery,   Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Visit Barkhor streets in downtown Lhasa and experience lifestyle of local Tibetans. The typical 4-day Lhasa tour covers the highlights attractions.

Day 1: Arriving Lhasa
Upon your arrival, your guide or driver will greet and transfer you to the hotel of your own arrangement for better acclimatization (Fixed pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm, Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time ... More info ›

Immerse yourself in mystical Tibetan Buddhism with visits to Norbulinka-Summer palace of Dalai lama,  Sera Monastery,   Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Visit Barkhor streets in downtown Lhasa and experience lifestyle of local Tibetans. The typical 4-day Lhasa tour covers the highlights attractions.

Day 1: Arriving Lhasa
Upon your arrival, your guide or driver will greet and transfer you to the hotel of your own arrangement for better acclimatization (Fixed pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm, Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. If your arrival schedule differs, you will need to take an airline shuttle bus at RMB 30-35 per person by yourself). Relax for the rest of the day or stroll along the area at your leisure. 
Day 2: Visit Norbulinka-Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and Sera Monastery
Norbulingka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden. As part of the ‘Historic Ensemble of Potala Palace’, it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. Hotel booked by yourself
Day 3: Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets (one group meal will be served)
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Lhasa on foot. Visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple as well as vital neighborhoods around them. Potala Palace was named after Mt. Potalaka, the mythical abode of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and a winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This iconic landmark of Lhasa symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The palace is a complex comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings built on Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley with an elevation of of 11,483ft (3,700 m).
Next, you will visit Jokhang Temple located on Barkhor Square. Jokhang Temple is the most revered temple in Tibet. Highlight of the temple is a 85-foot (26 meter) tall image of Buddha along with many other important Buddhist statues and images brought to Tibet as part of the dowries by wives of King Songtsän Gampo who constructed Jokhang Temple around 642 A.D.
At the end of the temple visit you will also have an opportunity to shop at nearby market, Barkhor Bazaar, which is a crowd gathering place in the ancient section of Lhasa. Hotel booked by yourself
Day 4: Departing Lhasa
Return details See off to airport: 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm. To train station: depending on customers' departure time.

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3-Night Lhasa Impression Small-Group Tour

3-Night Lhasa Impression Small-Group Tour - Lhasa, China

Duration: 4 days
Location: Lhasa, China

From USD
$425.00

During this 3-night group tour, visit the world heritage sites in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokang Temple. You can visit the ever largest Drepung monastery with more than 10 thousand monks Enjoy the Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera monastery.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa 
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel ... More info ›

During this 3-night group tour, visit the world heritage sites in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokang Temple. You can visit the ever largest Drepung monastery with more than 10 thousand monks Enjoy the Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera monastery.

Day 1: 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 walk around Barkor Street.

Overnight: 3-star Yak Hotel or similar

Day 2: Lhasa Day Tour (B,D)
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, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs.

Overnight: 3-star Yak Hotel or similar

Day 3: Lhasa Day Tour (B)
In the morning, you have a tour to Drepung Monastery, the ever largest monastery with more than 10 thousand monks. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the monastery the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given its name which, in the Tibetan language, means Monastery of Collecting-Rice. Learn about the lives of Tibetan monks there.

The afternoon is spent touring Sera Monastery. You have a little hike for the beautiful valley scenery nearby and picnic there. Visiting Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. Buddhist debates often occur there. Catch the famous debate session of the monks before returning back to Lhasa.

Overnight: 3-star Yak Hotel or similar

Day 4: Departure from Lhasa (B)
Your guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. Then you will take your flight to your next destination.

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Central Tibet Monastery 6-Day Tour to Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse

Central Tibet Monastery 6-Day Tour to Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse - Lhasa, China

Duration: 6 days
Location: Lhasa, China

From USD
$772.90

Take the pain out of transportation in Tibet with this 5-night tour focused on the holy monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. See the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Karo-La Glacier, and more ... More info ›

Take the pain out of transportation in Tibet with this 5-night tour focused on the holy monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. See the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Karo-La Glacier, and more. Your tour operator can arrange a Tibet Travel Permit and recommend accommodation in Tibet: tour includes entrance fees but excludes lunch and dinner.

Note: Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect. Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advise which city office is convenient for you upon booking.   TTP can also be delivered by Express Mail Service to your hotel in mainland China.

Day 1: Lhasa
Airport Pickup.  The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30 and 16:00.   

Day 2: Lhasa
Your climate-controlled coach or minivan will collect you from your hotel lobby around 8 a.m. to start your Lhasa city tour. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, then wander the alleys and byways around Barkhor Street. You'll also explore the 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism.

Day 3: Lhasa
The day begins around 8 a.m. when your climate-controlled transport collects you for more exploration around Lhasa. Today's tour includes two of the “great three” Gelug sect monasteries: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in the fifteenth century on a mountainside. Sera, not far from Lhasa, was famous for its debates.

Day 4: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse 
Your driver will collect you in the morning to drive from Lhasa to Shigatse via the old mountain route. You'll stop at the sacred Yamdrok Lake, pass the striking Karo-La glacier 16,273 feet (4960 meters) above sea level, and visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse. You'll arrive in Shigatse, Tibet's second city and the spiritual home of the Panchen Lama, in the afternoon. Your local operator can recommend a hotel or you can book your own.

Day 5: Shigatse – Lhasa
Check out of your Shigatse hotel early in time for a morning pickup. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the oldest and best-preserved Gelug sect monasteries in Tibet, and a must for any student of Tibetan Buddhism: the Panchen Lama has his Summer Palace nearby. You'll take a new but almost equally scenic route back to Lhasa, through the green farmland of the Nyang-chu Valley.

Day 6: Lhasa
The airport shuttle bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. from downtown Lhasa. You'll be picked up from your hotel lobby, and transferred to the bus stop. If you prefer, you may arrange your own hotel-to-airport transfer.

Fixed Departure Dates in 2018

Apr: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May:  2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30
Jun: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26
Jul: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Aug: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Sep: 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30
Oct: 17, 21, 24, 28, 30
Nov: 6, 10, 13, 15, 20, 23, 27
Dec: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25

If your preferred tour date is not in the list, please check with local tour operator if any person has signed up the same day.  A new group will be created if 5 adults sign up for the new tour date eventually (Plan A), or full refund guarantee (plan B).

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15-Day Small-Group Best of Tibet Tour

15-Day Small-Group Best of Tibet Tour - Lhasa, China

Duration: 15 days
Location: Lhasa, China

From USD
$3636.00

Tibet is famous for unique scenery and culture of Lamas which allure worldwide travelers from adventure-seeking backpackers to luxury jet-setters since opening up for tourism in the 1980's. This 15-day small group tour provides an escape for your soul from the hustle and bustle and takes you to visit Lhasa, Gyamtse, Shigatse, Tingri, Rongbuk, Mount Everest Base Camp, Saga, Darchen, Dirpuk, Zutulpuk, Manasarovar, and Payang.

Day 1: Arriving Lhasa
Upon arrival at the airport, take a free airport shuttle ride to Dekang Hotel (or simila) ... More info ›

Tibet is famous for unique scenery and culture of Lamas which allure worldwide travelers from adventure-seeking backpackers to luxury jet-setters since opening up for tourism in the 1980's. This 15-day small group tour provides an escape for your soul from the hustle and bustle and takes you to visit Lhasa, Gyamtse, Shigatse, Tingri, Rongbuk, Mount Everest Base Camp, Saga, Darchen, Dirpuk, Zutulpuk, Manasarovar, and Payang.

Day 1: Arriving Lhasa
Upon arrival at the airport, take a free airport shuttle ride to Dekang Hotel (or simila). The airport shuttle service is available between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Enjoy rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 2: Lhasa and its Suburbs (B, D)
Attractions for today: Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa, and Sera Monastery.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 3: Lhasa (B)

Today, you will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 4: Gyantse (B)

Drive to Gyantse in the morning to visit Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, and Pelkor Chöde Monastery.
Overnight: Gyantse Yeti Hotel or similar

Day 5: Shigatse (B)
After arriving in Shigatse, visit Tashilunpo Monastery, also know as the Heap of Glory, located at the foot of Drolmari, Shigatse.
Overnight: Manasarovar Shigatse or similar

Day 6: Mt. Everest Region (B)
Enjoy majestic views and spend approximately 10 to 12 hours at the region. You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in late afternoon.
Overnight: Tent camp

Day 7: Mt. Everest Base Camp

Today, visit Mt. Everest Base Camp and Peikutso Lake. Mt. Everest Base Camp is the furthest point that vehicles have access to. Take a shuttle bus for the last glorious 2.5 miles (4 km) with incredibly scenery. Later, head to Peikutso Lake.
Overnight: Saga Hotel or similar

Day 8: Darchen
Visit Darchen, previously an important sheep herding stop for nomads and their flocks.
Overnight: Darchen Hotel or similar

Day 9: Dirapuk (B)

Today, head out to Dira-puk (Lhalung Dira) Monastery and soak up more cultural atmosphere.
Overnight: Guest House

Day 10: Mt. Kailash Kora
Hiking on Mt. Kailash Kora.
Overnight: Guest house

Day 11: Darchen

You will visit Lake Manasarovar, a freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan Plateau.
Overnight: Guest House

Day 12: Saga

Relax and enjoy riding back from Darchen to Saga.
Overnight: Saga Hotel or similar

Day 13: Shigatse

Continue your ride back to Shigatse and stop along the way for photo opportunities.
Overnight: Manasarovar Shigatse or similar

Day 14: Lhasa (B)

Visit a Tibetan incense workshop in Nyemo.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 15:
Departing Lhasa (B)

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