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5 Days Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Group Tour


Enjoy this Lhasa Ganden Monastery tour, which covers Lhasa's most famous sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, as well as Ganden Monastery. About 3 times as large as Potala Palace, Ganden means 'joyous' in Tibetan, with stupendous views of the surrounding Kyi-chu Valley. Ganden Monastery was the first Gelugpa monastery and has been the main seat of this major Buddhist order ever since.

5-Day Lhasa Ganden Monastery Group Tour Summary







Arrive in Lhasa

Free Lhasa Airport/Railway pick-up at designated time. Rest to acclimatize.


Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing



Potala Palace on Marpo Ri (Red Hill), Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street


Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing



Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Watch Monk Debating


Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing


Lhasa > Ganden Monastery > Lhasa (150km)

Ganden Monastery 


Economy Hotel, Twin-sharing


Depart from Lhasa

Free drop-off to Lhasa Airport/Railway at designated time.




Day 1

Arrive in Lhasa

Our local guide will wait you at Lhasa Airport/Railway at designated times to transfer you to hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend on your own. Rest to acclimatize the high altitude here in Lhasa is suggested.

Day 2

Lhasa (B+D)

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Today is the most classic day tour of Lhasa city. We may not see these sites by the exactly same order below because at summer times Potala Palace has designated visiting hours.

Potala Palace sits on the 130m-high Marpo Ri (Red Hill) in the centre of Lhasa city. The fortress like Potala Palace is a structure of massive proportions -- 400 meters east-west and 350 meters north-south, with 13 stories containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.

Jokhang Temple is widely considered the most sacred and important temple in Tibet, situated in Barkhor Square of Lhasa Old Town, spreading over an area of 25,000 square meters with its shining golden roof.

Outside of Jokhang Temple, the surrounding area called Barkhor, including narrow streets and a public square. Barkhor is both the spiritual heart of the holy city and the main commercial district for Tibetans - a fascinating combination!

Day 3

Lhasa (B)

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Watch Monk Debating

We will visit Drepung Monastery in the morning, which is located at the foot of Mount Gephel, 5km from the western suburb of Lhasa. Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.

In the afternoon we will visit Sera Monastery, situated at the foot of Tatipu Hill, in the north of Lhasa city. One of the highlight of visiting Sera Monastery is watching the monks debating in a courtyard here (available between 15:00-17:00 from Mon-Sat). As part of their study, the monks hold debates to improve their understanding of Buddhism. It’s a sight of fascination even though you don't understand a word of what they are debating about.

Day 4

Lhasa > Ganden Monastery > Lhasa (B)

Attractions: Ganden Monastery

Ganden Monastery, situated in Dagze county, about 50km northeast of Lhasa, making it an ideal day excursion outside of Lhasa. About 3 times as large as Potala Palace, Ganden means ‘joyous’ in Tibetan, with stupendous views of the surrounding Kyi-chu Valley. Ganden Monastery was the first Gelugpa monastery and has been the main seat of this major Buddhist order ever since.

Day 5

Depart from Lhasa (B)

Your journey in Tibet ends today. We will pick you up to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway at designated time.

Dates & Price

2018-04-01 $590
8 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-04 $590 4 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-07 $590 6 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-09 $590 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-11 $590 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-13 $590 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-15 $590 open for booking Book
2018-04-18 $590 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-20 $590 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-22 $590 7 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-25 $590 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-04-29 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-02 $590 open for booking Book
2018-05-05 $590 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-08 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-10 $590 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-13 $590 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-16 $590 6 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-21 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-23 $590 4 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-25 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-05-27 $590 open for booking Book
2018-05-30 $590 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-03 $590 5 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-06 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-09 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-11 $590 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-13 $590 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-18 $590 open for booking Book
2018-06-20 $590 open for booking Book
2018-06-22 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-24 $590 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-06-26 $680 open for booking Book
2018-07-02 $680 open for booking Book
2018-07-04 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-07-08 $680 open for booking Book
2018-07-11 $680 open for booking Book
2018-07-15 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-07-18 $680 open for booking Book
2018-07-22 $680 open for booking Book
2018-07-25 $680 1 Guests Booked Book
2018-07-29 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-01 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-05 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-08 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-10 $680 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-08-12 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-15 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-19 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-22 $680 open for booking Book
2018-08-26 $650 open for booking Book
2018-08-29 $650 open for booking Book
2018-09-02 $650 4 Guests Booked Book
2018-09-05 $650 3 Guests Booked Book
2018-09-12 $650 2 Guests Booked Book
2018-09-16 $650 open for booking Book
2018-09-19 $650 open for booking Book
2018-09-22 $650 open for booking Book
2018-09-26 $650 open for booking Book
2018-09-28 $650 open for booking Book
2018-09-30 $650 open for booking Book
2018-10-03 $650 open for booking Book
2018-10-07 $650 open for booking Book
2018-10-10 $650 open for booking Book
2018-10-14 $650 open for booking Book
2018-10-17 $590 open for booking Book
2018-10-21 $590 open for booking Book
2018-10-24 $590 open for booking Book
2018-10-28 $590 open for booking Book
2018-10-30 $590 open for booking Book
2018-11-06 $590 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $590 open for booking Book
2018-11-13 $590 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $560 open for booking Book
2018-11-20 $560 open for booking Book
2018-11-23 $560 open for booking Book
2018-11-27 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-04 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-11 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-14 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-18 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-25 $560 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $560 open for booking Book

Service Details


  • All necessary Tibet permits
  • Accommodations as specified in the itinerary: 4 nights at economy hotel based on twin-sharing rooms
  • Breakfasts (B) at hotel as specified in the itinerary; one welcome or farewell Tibetan dinner
  • Tourist vehicle with experienced local driver as itinerary needed with free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfers at designated time
  • Experienced knowledgeable local Tibetan guide
  • All admission fees of attractions listed in the itinerary


  • Flight/train to and from Tibet (We provide flight & train booking services.)
  • Chinese visa
  • Meals not specified above
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Single supplement if you prefer a private single room
  • Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS

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