Overview tour of Tibet - 6 days, pick up from Lhasa airport

Tour provides overview of main places to see in Lhasa and vicinity. Perfect for the first time visit to Tibet. We will take care of the organization of the entire trip: Tibet Travel permit, pick up and drop off at Lhasa airport, accommodation at 3-star hotel (breakfast and lunch incl.), and include guided tours to Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, and Norbulingka.

Please allow at least 3 weeks for Tibet travel permit to be issued and to be delivered to the address of the hotel in China of your choosing. Please contact us through Tripadvisor, via either email or phone number to provide us address of your hotel in China and details of date and time of your arrival to Lhasa airport for pick up. We also would need your passport information, nationality, gender, and details of your Chinese visa to be able to facilitate Tibet travel permit

per adult from

$1,420

NZD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 5 nights 3-star hotel accommodation
    • Tibet Travel Permit
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Samye Monastery (Sangye Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Yungbulakang Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Tradruk Temple
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Pick up at Lhasa airport

      Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
      We will pick you up from Lhasa Gongkar airport and will provide transfer to the hotel, the rest of day is free in order to acclimate to the altitude

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Accommodation at either The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or Himalayan Hotel will be included as a part of the package

      Day 2: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor old street market

      Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
      In the morning visit the Potala palace, the most important and significant construction of Tibet with history over 1400 years, it is divided into two palaces, the red and white, the red is the symbol of religious and white is the symbol of politics.
      Potala palace is located 3700 meters above the sea level on the top of “Marpo ri” the red hill in the center of Lhasa city. The 33rd King of Tubo dynasty Songtsen Gampo built this palace in the 7th century. Fifth Dalai Lama rebuilt the Potala palace in 17th century. Potala palace was being rebuilt for over 1300 years to become the present size. Previously Potala was religious and political center for the successive Dalai lamas. There are two palaces in Potala: Red symbolizing religion and White symbolizing politics. The Potala palace consists of great chambers, praying halls, chapels, monks’ schools, and monks’ dormitories. 8 golden tomb stupas of successive Dalai lamas (5th and 7th to 13th), 5 solid mandalas, Thangkas, scroll-paintings, stupas, 70 thousand cultural relics and 60 thousand volumes of scriptures. The Potala palace is called the pearl on the roof of the world. In 1989 Potala Palace is listed as the world cultural heritage by UNESCO.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000
      In the afternoon we will visit the oldest temple of Tibet: Jokhang temple, Jokhang means house of the Buddha, it was built in 642 BC at the time of Tubo king Songtsen Gampo. It is the most sacred temple of Tibet.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
      After Jokhang temple, we will visit the oldest market in Tibet. Barkhor market is located around Jokhang temple, "Barkhor" means the middle clockwise path, the layout was aiming to make clockwise walk around temple. Here you can see lots of Tibetan traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. You can spend the remainder of the day in Barkhor street market.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Accommodation at either The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or Himalayan Hotel will be included as a part of the package

      Day 3: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

      Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
      There are three biggest Gelugpa yellow hat sect monasteries in Lhasa, on day 3 we are going to visit two of them: Drepung and Sera monasteries. Drepung monastery is located 8km to the west of Lhasa city at the below of Gyalpen Wutse mount, Drepung in Tibetan means “a pile of rice”, it was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choeje Tashi Palden, the great disciple of master Tsongkhapa, At some point it used to be the house for 7700 monks and four main Khangtsen (colleges): “Loseling", "Gomang", "Deyang", and "Ngagpa". The main shrine of the monastery is Maitreya, Jampa Thongtrol the future Buddha. It is believed that upon visiting this Maitreya Buddha you can escape suffering. Every year lots of pilgrims visit this Drepung.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
      In the afternoon we will visit Sera monastery which is located 5 km to the north of Lhasa city at the bottom of Sera Utse mount or hermitage. Sera monastery is another large Yellow hat monastery in Lhasa. It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeje Shakya Yeshi, he was a disciple of master Tsongkhapa. It used to house up to 5500 monks. Sera in Tibetan means "hail storm" as it is believed that monastery was built during a big hail storm. There are three main colleges located here : Sera Je, Sera Me and Sera Ngagpa. The most holy shrine of Sera monastery is Hayagriva, the horse-necked and it was dug out from underneath the site of monastery. The philosophical debate of Sera monastery attracts a lot of visitors and pilgrims. After visiting Sera we will bring you back to the hotel to relax.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Accommodation at either The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or Himalayan Hotel will be included as a part of the package

      Day 4: Samye Monastery and Yumbulagang palace

      Stop At: Samye Monastery (Sangye Si), Sangye Town, Dranang County 850800 China
      Today we drive 160 km (approximately 2 hours) to Tsedang - the main city of Lhoka prefecture and the third biggest city of Tibet after Lhasa and Shigatse, It is also called Yarlung, the cradle of Tibetan culture, first king and first palace in Tibetan culture came from there. We are going to visit Samye monastery. The magic temple and the first ever monastery of Tibet built in 8th century at the time of Tibetan 38th king Trisong Detsen, He invited the great master Padmasambhava and abbot Shantarakshita from India. Samye is also the first Buddhist institute of Tibet: most of Tibetan scriptures were translated from sanskrit to Tibetan language at Samye. Samye is the biggest and most important monastery in Lhoka prefecture
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Yungbulakang Palace, Nêdong District, Shannan, Tibet, China
      After Samye we wil drive back to Tsedang and visit the Yumbulagang palace: the first palace of Tibet built in 2nd century BC. It was built for the Tibetan first king Nyatri Tsanpo on the Tashi Tsering mount. Palace can be reached by riding camel or horse or climbing steps. After the palace we will drive you back to the hotel to relax the rest of the day.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Accommodation at either The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or Himalayan Hotel will be included as a part of the package

      Day 5: Tradruk temple

      Stop At: Tradruk Temple, Naidong Rd, Nedong County 856100 China
      In the morning we visit very famous and important Tradruk temple. It is a very sacred place built the same time as Jokhang temple in the seventh century. It is believed that when the temple was built a dragon with five heads landed nearby. The temple has the two most holy shrines: the speaking Tara and Pearl Thangka of Avalokitesvara. After visiting the temple we will drive back to Lhasa for two hours across the Yarlung Tsangpo river to enjoy the view and take a rest for the rest of the day.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Accommodation at either The Tibet Gang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or Himalayan Hotel will be included as a part of the package

      Day 6: Transfer to Lhasa airport

      Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
      We will provide transportation back to Lhasa airport

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from Lhasa airport and provide transportation to the hotelAll subsequent days we will pick you up at the hotel Airports
      • Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/11/2020 - 10/18/2021
      Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    4

    Organised by tibettraveller

    Activity ID: V-231513P9

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