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Tibet Lhasa Highlight Culture Tour Sample itinerary

Travelers who are short on time need not count themselves out of a Tibet tour! We have two-day tours that include Lhasa’s most famous cultural and historical sites. Ask your Tibet travel advisor to design more optional programs such as Yamdrok, Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery etc as add on trips from 4 to 6 days.

Rough Sample itinerary for this Lhasa City Tour

Day1 Arrival at Lhasa, airport/station-hotel transfer, rest for acclimatization
Day2 Highlight tour in Lhasa: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery
Day3 Highlight tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery
Day4 leave Tibet for next stop (hotel-airport/station transfer)

Tibet Lhasa culture tour 4 days detailed arrangements

Day 1 - Arrival by train or air, transfer to Lhasa, check in hotel, rest for acclimatization   Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa train station, your Tibetan tour guide and driver will pick you up with your name sign, and then they will transfer you to Lhasa city downtown. Your guide will give a brief introduction for your tour and explain to you with the more detailed arrangements for the tour in the following days. Have a good rest in your hotel for acclimatization (remember to drink lots of water).
Accommodation: 3 stars standard centrally located hotel (or as per your idea)


Day 2 - In Lhasa, visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery    On this second day morning we will take a very easy visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Jokhang temple, the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques, is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devoted worshippers. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery locates 5 km to the north direction of central Lhasa city. Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Please be aware of the activities always begin in the afternoon except Sundays. 

Accommodation: 3 stars standard centrally located hotel (or as per your idea)


Day 3 - In Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery     A trip to Tibet is a big loss if without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. Potala Palace is a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. We will visit those rooms, halls and chapels Another visit is to Drepung Monastery, once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, it lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Drepung Monastery is about 8km west from central Lhasa. These white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. 

Accommodation: 3 stars standard centrally located hotel (or as per your idea)


Day 4 - Fly onward to Kathmandu, Nepal or extend to China by air or train     Your personal driver and the guide will see you off to airport or train station, your Tibet tour with us ends. And hopefully it will leave you unforgettable memory in your whole life.
Note: To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside a day, as the palace is made from clay and wood and it becomes very fragile now after so many years, thus it is very easy to collapse if too many tourists enter at the same time. Further more the time for visit inside is limited to no more than 1-2 hours according to the seasons. So it is very hard for the tourists to get the tickets by themselves after they arrive in Lhasa, especially during the summer high seasons. By the way, because of this crowded situation, the sightseeing may change from the morning to the afternoon, or switch from one day to another according to the situation. Please be flexible in this arrangement.

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