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1 Day Pabongka Monastery- Sera Monastery Trekking, Lhasa Hiking Tour


This one day trekking tour offers the visit to the most famous tourists attractions as listed below:

1) ♥ Pabongka Monastery 4 hours (to and from) in the morning (8:30am-11:30am)
2) ♥ Sera Monastery (2 hours sightseeing) (2:30 pm-4:30 pm)-and visit the famous Monks Debate
3) ♥ Enjoy typical plateau landscape and have a birdview of Lhasa city

Trip Highlights:

  • Local Tibetan Guide;
  • Daily departures except for Sunday;
  • More leisured time to enjoy the stunning landscape;
  • Short Lhasa trekking tour
  • Monks Debate at Sera Monastery


Site 1

Pabongka Monastery 8:30 am-11:30 am

At 8:30 am, Your Tibetan guide will meet all the hikers at Xue Yu Tiantang International Hotel lobby. And we walk to take public bus to visit the Pabongka Monastery-an infrequently visited site but one of the most ancient Buddhist sites in the Lhasa region. Pabongka Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries around Lhasa. It was built in the 7th century by King Songsten Gampo. There is a cave under a large chapel where the king was said to have meditated. Pabongka Monastery is also the site where Thonmi Sambhota wrote the first inscription in the Tibetan alphabet. After arriving at the monastery, you will visit the chapels and rooms and you may drink some hot tea from the monastery tea-house before heading off on our trek.


Sera Monastery 2:30 pm-4:30pm

You will hike up to the Tashi Choling Hermitage where offers good views; hike to the Dode Valley; and we will walk downhill to visit a nunnery. Lunch will be on your own at local restaurant after we get down. From 3 pm to 4:30 pm, you will explore the Sera Monastery; visit the Sera printing center and try printing our own sutra text; enjoy sightseeing to the the debate activity in Sera Monastery courtyard. Then we will take the bus back to downtown, the hiking tour ends.

Dates & Price

Daily departure except for Sunday

April 5-June30
  • Group size: 1-3 pax: US$ 165/p.p
  • Group size: 4-8 pax: US$ 125/p.p
  • Group size: 9-12pax: US$105/p.p
July1-  Oct.31
  • Group size: 1-3 pax: US$ 175/p.p
  • Group size: 4-8 pax: US$135/p.p
  • Group size: 9-12pax: US$110/p.p
Nov.1-Jan.20 next year
  • Group size: 1-3 pax: US$ 160/p.p
  • Group size: 4-8 pax: US$120/p.p
  • Group size: 9-12pax: US$100/p.p


  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
  • Pabongka Monastery entrance tickets
  • Sera Monastery entrance tickets
  • Local Tibetan mountain guide
  • Mineral water
Price Excludes
  • Tibet travel permits(US$50 p.p.);
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation, Gratuities for the guide(recommended but not compulsory)
  • Personal expense

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