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4 Days Lhasa Tour

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  • 4 Days

Leon Zhang

TIBET VISTA

Tibet Local Travel Agency

  • Local time:13:46

4 Days Lhasa Tour

This tour covers all three world heritage sites, like the winter palace of the Dalai lama - Potala Palace, most important temple of Tibetan Buddhism - Jokhang Temple, and its surroundings - Barkhor street . You’ll visit Lhasa’s great religious institutions of Sera and Drepung. Watch the monks debate their religious interpretations and enjoy 3 nights of accommodations with this package.

Arrival in Lhasa

Your guide will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest or partake in free time to explore the city on your own. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar.

Lhasa

Lhasa City, Potala Place and

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet (3,700 meters) above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts. Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar. Read more

Lhasa

Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepun

You will visit two great monasteries of central Tibet: the Drepung and Sera Monastery. Drepung was a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace. If the timing is right, you can get a chance to watch the monks debate the Buddhist scriptures. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or similar. Read more

Lhasa

Depart from Lhasa (B)

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you to board your flight/train.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa
Day 2
Location Lhasa
Day 3
Location Lhasa

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits
  • Admission fee of tourist sites listed in itinerary
  • Professional local guide
  • 3-night accommodations at a 4-star or similar hotel
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)

Package Excludes

  • Single-supplement
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

More Information

  • 1.Please notice that you can only be allowed to enter Tibet with Tibet Travel Permit. We will help you to apply for Tibet permit, but be sure you have a passport which valid at least 6 month and Chinese Visa already before your booking.
  • 2.Please book at least 20 days in advance, because we need around 7-14 business days to process your Tibet permit. Any booking made after the time will not be confirmed.
  • 3.You will be given your contact information on your confirmation voucher which you will receive after your booking, so that you can send your passport and Chinese visa to us.

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Kevin, United States

My tour guide was Cho Don - Small. She was an amazing tour guide. Worked hard to accommodate what the entire group wanted. One of the biggest highlights of the trip was having the chance to personally have lunch and tea with a monk. I'd highly recommend booking your tibet dream vacation through Tibet Vista. Read more

Nick, China

Life-changing experience You hear a lot of cliches about how unique Tibet is but when you go you realise it's true. Right from when you get off the plane there is a special feeling in the air (literally, because you're 3,600m above sea level in Lhasa) and you suddenly feel a million miles away from the rest of the world. The people are so calm, open and friendly, and it's just fascinating to see a place where Buddhism (or indeed any religion) is so woven into the fabric of everyday life. The landscape throughout was the most breathtaking of any I've seen and, while there are a lot of monasteries to visit, each one has its own charm and surreal atmosphere so the equivalent of "temple fatigue" that you can get in a lot of East Asia doesn't really apply. One of the peculiarities of Tibet is that as a foreigner you are obliged to be accompanied by a licensed tour guide and a driver at all times and you need to be ready to produce your Tibet traveller's permit at various checkpoints and sites. This wasn't as onerous as I'd expected. They recommend you take at least a day to acclimatise to the altitude when you arrive. Turns out they're right. We arrived a day late due to flight delays and so launched straight into our itinerary. We were fine at first but the guide ended up needing to rush off to get a can of oxygen for my wife as we were walking around Lhasa and then later in the day I ended up in bed for a good 15 hours with what I would describe as a cross between the flu and the worst hangover of my life. Most people are fine though, as long as you take it easy to begin with. We did an 8-day tour with Tibet Vista, starting in Lhasa, then visiting Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse and Namtso Lake. You can do this as part of a tour group. My wife and I chose to form a 2-person "group“ of our own, which obviously works out more expensive but gives you more flexibility. The company were really helpful in setting up an itinerary for us (which you have to do before you arrive due to all the government controls). Our guide, Namgyal Gyap, deserves a special mention; couldn't recommend him more highly. Right from the start he encouraged us to ask as many questions as we wanted about Tibetan culture and history (note: you need to be mindful that you are putting local people in a potentially difficult position if you insist on talking about politics given the situation in Tibet). A devout Buddhist himself, Namgyal patiently explained the relationship between the different schools of Buddhism, the meaning of the various rites and features at the monasteries, and all manner of everyday stuff that we saw happening. He even helped translate for us when we wanted to ask an old monk a few questions, and taught us to meditate. He spoke good English and had an instinctive understanding of what we (I'm British, my wife's Chinese) might find difficult/interesting. Highly recommend Tibet, and recommend looking these guys up if you do. Read more

Stephie, Singapore

An absolutely amazing experience from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp! Tibet was breath taking in every single way. Amazing views greeted us daily, from mountains to lakes and the many beautifully constructed monasteries. A place truly rich in culture and history. What made our trip even more amazing was our guide Penpa! He is very thoughtful and made sure we were well taken care of throughout our entire trip. His knowledge of all things Tibet was impressive and coupled with the many interesting stories shared, made this trip a extremely memorable one and gave us a good glimpse of TIbet and what she has to offer. Thank you Tibet Vista and Penpa for making this trip such a special one! :) Read more

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