Mysterious Lhasa Tour Package

LH01: 4 Days Private Tour of Lhasa
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 3 western buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches

Highlights:
  • Follow us on a Buddhist pilgrimage to Tibet & appreciate the profound culture
  • Potala Palace, essence of ancient architecture & the treasure house of arts in Tibet
  • Observe debating sessions of Buddhist doctrines among the Lamas in Sera Monastery
  • Jokhang Temple, the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan pilgrims
From USD619 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Welcome to join our 4-day private Lhasa tour to explore the world’s highest capital city! Upon arrival, your guide will greet you outside the baggage claim area at Lhasa Kongga Airport with an altitude of 3,650 meters (11,975 ft.). Then a comfortable private drive will transfer you to check in the hotel for a 3-night stay.

It is suggested that you have a good rest at the hotel for the remaining time of the day to acclimate to the high altitude in case of acute mountain sickness.
Day 2 Lhasa
Potola Palace
After breakfast, your Lhasa tour will first start with the Drepung Monastery, located in the western suburb of the city. It is one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' of the Gelug sect and the largest one in Tibetan Buddhism with thousands of monks. Drepung literally means rice heap. Looking from a distance, the monastery is indeed like a heap of rice, consisting of a group of white buildings layer upon layer. We will spend several hours here strolling around the 15th-century monastery and appreciating the spectacular architecture

After that, we will head to the Norbulingka Park, the most beautiful and largest man-made park in Tibet. This park has been built for 200 years and used to be the Summer Palace of successive Dalai Lamas, the spiritual leaders of Tibet.

Then you will be accompanied to visit the Sera Monastery, the second largest monastery in Tibet which is well-known for the excellent debating of Buddhist doctrines among lamas. This kind of debating is a good learning method, an examination system to check monks’ study, and also the way they pursue the ideal of the heart with dedication. The debates are generally held during afternoon from Monday to Saturday and monks will clap the hands to enhance the strength of the argument. Seeing such an exciting monk debating will leave you a deep impression.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast; Lunch
Day 3 Lhasa
Our Clients in Lhasa
This day, your impressive excursion to the splendid Potala Palace is scheduled in the morning. Originally built in the 7th century as an imperial palace, the Potala Palace experienced a 1,000-year queasy time until the reconstruction in the 17th century. From then on, it has been the political, religious, cultural and economic center of Tibet. The total palace is over 200 meters (656 ft.) high on the hilltop and there are 9 stories inside though it looks like 13 floors from outside, housing more than 1,000 rooms. Currently, it is the largest treasure house of this mysterious land, attracting a great number of travelers and pilgrims every day.

After lunch, the Jokhang Temple located in the city center is our next stop. Constructed in the 7th century, the peak time of Tubo Kingdom, this temple is the best architectural combination of Tibetan, Han, Nepalese and Indian styles. It is also a holy Buddhist temple worshiping the rare life-size statue of Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, and that’s why the temple becomes the holy center of Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple, it is the thriving bazaar of Barkhor Street, which assembles a large number of pilgrims, travelers, businessmen and expats. Walking on the city’s most famous walking street, you can see a lot of interesting shops with jewelry, Tangkas, prayer wheels, and traditional leather boots.

Today's private journey will come to an end after visiting the Nunnery in Lhasa. In fact, it is not easy for women Buddhists to study in this nunnery and only outstanding talents who can recite 500 pages of sutra fluently can be admitted. It takes a long time to finish the hard task and someone doesn’t pass it even has prepared for 16 years. Now, there are 87 Buddhist nuns in total, from the age of 30 to 82.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast; Lunch
Day 4 Departure from Lhasa
Today, your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your return flight and see you off there. Hope you can enjoy the Lhasa trip!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LhasaShangri-La Hotel Tangka Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD1129
USD949
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD809
USD619
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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