A short 4 days visit it Lhasa or a add on to another trip,  you will visit the most prominent Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Bakhor Street, Drepung and Sera monasteries, not only to experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture and its spirituality, but also its living breathing culture by strolling around Jokhang complex in the Tibetan quarter of the town.

Potala Palace which is also known as the cardinal landmark of Tibet and home of the Dalai Lamas, blessed by the gold tombs of previous Dalai Lamas.

Jokhang temple is the first ever Buddhist temple on the Tibetan plateau and unlike Potala, in Jokhang temple you will experience the living Buddhist culture and vibrant spiritual activities.

Bakhor Street is a quadrangle of streets that surrounds the Jokhang complex. Walking with Tibetan granny’s spinning prayer wheels or wondering the devotion in a pilgrim’s prostrations in front of the Jokhang temple.

Drepung monastery is one of the largest monastic colleges in Tibet which used to have more than 2,000 monks from all over Tibet.

Sera monastery where you will enjoy the monks practicing their Buddhist philosophical debate in the cord yard.

 

PRICE STARTING FROM High Season – 1st April to 31st October
  • AUD 880 per person twin share 2 people
  • AUD 735 per person twin share 3-4 people
  • AUD 690 per person twin share 5-6 people
  • AUD 210 Single Supplement

Low Season – 1st November to 31st March

  • AUD 690 per person twin share 2 people
  • AUD 585 per person twin share 3-4 people
  • AUD  570 per person twin share 5-6 people
  • AUD  190 Single Supplement

If no one else is available to share the room, then additional single room supplement will be charged.

DATES This is a customisable itinerary which we can tailor make to your needs
INCLUDED
  • All necessary travel permits to travel within Tibet
  • Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the itinerary
  • Private transportation in Tibet with experienced local Tibetan driver: Ranging from comfortable van to minibus (car gasoline is included)
  • Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide
  • Lodging: Comfortable 3 – 4 star hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, local tent guesthouse at EBC
  •  Free Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour (No hidden cost)
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car (4L or 7L)
  • Lhasa handy guide booklets (Information of restaurants, café, ATM and hospital map)
  •  Meals: only breakfast is included;
  •  Lodging and meals for guide and drivers
  •  First aid kit
NOT INCLUDED Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation

Travel too and from Tibet – please ask us for assistance with making arrangements

Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)

Meals – lunches and dinners are not included, it will give you more flexibility to choose your own meals and restaurants, averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 – 10 per person

 Gratuities for the guide and driver

 

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Day 1

Arrive Lhasa

A short flight to Tibet give you a panorama of the snowy Himalayan ranges or the days of train ride over high plateau by crossing the mighty Thangu la ranges get you to Lhasa with beautiful scenery along the route, at your arrival at the Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station, you will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and driver and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa city, from the airport to Lhasa it is about 60km and it takes less than an hour through the recently built highway, from the train station it is only 25km and it takes about half hour, check in the hotel and take it easy for the rest of the day to acclimatize and alleviate the jet lag.

Overnight in Lhasa – 4 star Gangyen Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 2

Lhasa City tour – escorted (B)

Attractions; Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor Street and Sera monastery.

Today is the your first day on the high plateau and some of you may have little head ache which is very common for travelers by the high altitude, so drinking enough water and mild activity on the first few days is recommendable. In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is one of the most scared temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, during the old days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to tourist gift shopping center. The amazing day will ended with a visit to the Sera Monastery, it is built in the fifteenth century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who is disciple of Tsongka pa, few different monastic colleges in Sera is home to several hundred monks from different part of Tibet, the famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks are happening every day in the afternoon except Sunday. Continues to acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day.

Overnight in Lhasa – 4 star Gangyen Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 3

Lhasa City tour – escorted (B)

Attractions; Potala palace and Drepung monastery.

Today we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps are quite challenging but it is worthwhile to leave your foot steps in the spiritual palace of God of compassion which listed in the world heritage in 1994. And in the afternoon, we will visit the Drepung monastery, once the world’s largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks, it was resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace, but several changes have taken place in different times but still you have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lane through the monks apartments is thrilling. Continue to acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day.

Overnight in Lhasa – 4 star Gangyen Hotel or same standard hotel.

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Day 4

Depart Lhasa (B)

Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination.

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