Price from USD 590 p/p
This trekking tour is an easy experience trekking for average travelers including child. We will visit the most classic sites in Lhasa city first: Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Bakor street, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery. After we get used to the altitude, we will proceed to Drak Yerpa, one of the holiest hermitages in Tibetan Buddhism and has 80 meditation caves, and Ganden Monastery.
Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the airport/train station and welcome you and take you back to Lhasa city for check-in. You will see the Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa River on the way back. After you arrive the hotel, the rest day is for you to rest and get acclimatized. If you feel well, it's OK to walk around or nearby but it's suggested to take good rest so you can be prepared for the sightseeing next day.
Today we will visit the famous Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
Drepung Monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.
Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. We will watch the Monks Debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha inside the Monastery.
Optional: If you want to, we can arrange the Wencheng Pincess Show at night. Price starting from 60 USD.
Today we will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Jokhang Temple is known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Around the temple, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple. If you want to, we can do kora with local pilgrims.
We will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor Street where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.
We will depart from Lhasa in the morning and go to Drak Yerpa, one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism. Located only 30km away from Lhasa city, it's a perfect place for experience trekking. With more than 80 meditation caves and temples, you will have a lot to explore when hiking around.
In the afternoon we will drive to the Ganden Monastery. Founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409, it's one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet. On the way, we will see the beautiful view of Kyichu River and drive all the way up to the mountain, where you will have panorama view of the splendid monastery complex. Afterwards we will visit the chapels of Ganden Monastery and the tomb of Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelupa Sect. We can follow the kora to trek around and appreciate the bird view of Lhasa city as well.
After the tour ends, we will drive back to Lhasa city.
Our guide will drop you to the airport/train station based on your departure time. Tour ends.
1. Local Transfer: from 5-23 seat depending on the group tour size
2. Accmmodation (3-star sharing twin room)
3. Local English speaking guide
4. Entrance tickets listed above
5. Tibet Travel Permit
6. Daily Water
7. Oxygen supply when needed
8. Pick-up service and drop-off service
9. Service fee
10. Government tax
11. Travel Accident Insurance
12. Permit delivery fee inside China
1. Tips to guide and driver
3. Your own expenses
4. Single room supplement
5. Domestic/international train/flight to and leave Tibet
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