Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa,rest for acclimatization, Overnight at downtown located hotel
Day 2: Lhasa highlights tour: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Sera Monastery
Day 3: Lhasa highlights tour: Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace
Day 4: Depart Tibet for next stop
Please be advised that, if travelers have one extra day in Lhasa, we can extend one day trip to visit the Lake Yamdrok. Read further about this 5 days journey to cover Lhasa and Lake Yamdrok.
Arrival in Lhasa by train or airfare, rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m]
Upon arrival in Lhasa railway or airport, you will meet our guide and be transfered to hotel in downtown Lhasa. After checking in hotel, you’d better rest well for high altitude acclimatization. Travel tips: you are suggested to prepare some altitude medicine such as "Diamox" before arrival, or buy some necessary high altitude medicine after arrival to help get well acclimatized. However if you feel quite good, you may walk little bit in Barkhor Streets area or Potala Square to have first impression of Lhasa. You can spend the afternoon wandering around the Barkhor, Tibet’s ancient market area that surrounds Jokhang Temple. Each day thousands of Buddhist pilgrims make their way around this sacred temple.
Accommodation in Downtown (to be reconfirmed by consultant): House of Shambhala or Shambhala Palace/Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel.
Lhasa: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets, Sera Monastery
You will explore the Jokhang Temple, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalaya's. Founded in the 7th centrary, Jokhang Temple houses the most sacred statue of Buddha. You will work your way through this fascinating temple alongside Buddhist pilgrims from the faraway regions of Tibet. The sound of pilgrims chanting mantras fills the air as does the smell of yak butter candle offerings. In the afternoon, you will go to the 600 year old Sera, one of Tibet's largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3pm, Tibetan monks engage in Buddhist philosophy debates and this is really fun to take photos or videos.
Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace (Winter and summer palace of Dalai Lamas)
You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet's most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years. Another visit is to Norbulinka.
Accommodation in Downtown (the same as above, to be reconfirmed by Tibet tour consultant)
Scheduled shuttle bus transfer to the airport or train station. If your flight or train is in the afternoon, enjoy the free time in the morning! You can walk around the ancient Barkhor Streets; do some necessary easy shopping for your family and/or friends and/or love before being transported to the airport or station.
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Shared shuttle transfer for airport pick up and drop off
Notes: If tourists want private pick up or drop off, they are required to pay extra 400RMB/car for one way transfer
If you want to book your own hotel, please refer to Top 2-B 4 Days Lhasa Highlights Impression-Small Group Tour
without accommodation and entrance tickets.
Be altitude sickness free! Here are some suggestions for you to prevent AMS.