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1 Day Lhasa to Drak Yerpa Hiking Tour

Highlights

Highlights:

  • Visit Drak Yerpa and Meditation Caves
  • Hiking with beautiful scenery
  • Explore ancient Buddhist History

Itinerary

Site

Drak Yerpa and Meditation Caves

Drak Yerpa is one of the four meditation places in Tibet. It is located in the northeast of Lhasa city and only a short drive can arrive. The monastery has a long history of 1500 years. It was built by Songtsen Gampo for his Tibetan queen, Monza Triucham, in the 7th century. The specialty of the monastery is its meditation caves. There were 108 meditation caves in the past but now only 10 caves are open to the public. Thus, it is also known as "the monastery built in caves".

The monastery is spreading over the mountain, so you need to climb the stairs to reach each cave. There also scattered some pagodas on the mountain slope, facing the river through the valley. The meditation caves include Songtsen Gampo meditation cave, Guru Rinpoche meditation cave, Ashita medication cave and etc. In different caves, you can see Buddhist statues and wall paintings.  

Experience

Hiking around Drak Yerpa

Drak Yerpa is an ideal place for hiking lovers. Not only does the scenery beautiful, but also are the caves mystical. Thus, although it is not as famous as other monasteries, people come to feel the special charm of this ancient monastery built in many caves.

During the hiking, you will be surrounded by the spiritual atmosphere with green trees and wild animals. All is in serenity and you will be immersed in the harmony of ancient religion and untouched nature. Therefore, many tourists regard this as an unforgettable experience and will try again in the future.

Dates & Price

Daily departure

April 5-June30
  • Group size: 1 pax: US$ 190/p.p
  • Group size: 2-5 pax: US$ 130/p.p
  • Group size: 6-12pax: US$90/p.p
July1-  Oct.31
  • Group size: 1 pax: US$ 200/p.p
  • Group size: 2-5 pax: US$ 135/p.p
  • Group size: 6-12pax: US$95/p.p
Nov.1-Jan.20 next year
  • Group size: 1 pax: US$ 180/p.p
  • Group size: 2-5 pax: US$ 125/p.p
  • Group size: 6-12 pax: US$90/p.p

Remarks: 

  1. Price Per Person in US Dollars based on the currency exchange rate: 1USD=6.9 RMB
  2. Final price will be based on the final group size per above 
  3. US$100 per person deposit by Paypal or western union or bank transfer for confirmation
  4. Hotels in Lhasa Downtown recommended for you to book: Snow Heaven Hotel, Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel, Yak Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel, Rama Khapo Family Guesthouse, Tashi Takgye Hotel, Shambhala Palace, House of Shambhala, Cool Yak Hotel, The St. Regis, Shangri-La

Service Details

Price includes
  • Car Transfer to Drak Yerpa
  • Handpicked Tibetan tour guide
  • Entry fee
  • Tibet Travel Agency Liability Insurance
Price Excludes
  • Tibet travel permits ($50 p.p);
  • Food and Drinks
  • Accommodation in Lhasa
  • Tipping for the tour guide and driver

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