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5 Days Tibet Monastey Tour

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Leon Zhang

TIBET VISTA

Tibet Local Travel Agency

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5 Days Tibet Monastey Tour

Enjoy this multi-day tour, which covers historical sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakor street and the three major monasteries in Tibet: Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Apart from that you will have the opportunity to trek Lingkor (circle) and you see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave.

DAY 1

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
DAY 2

Lhasa City Sightseeing (B,D)

First you will visit the Potala Palace - the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th century. You can explore a collection of gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas, and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. You can then do kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Overnight you will stay at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 3

Lhasa Day Tour (B)

Today, you will visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace. In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery, also one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey. Do not miss the Monks´ debates at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. You will stay overnight at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 4

Ganden Monastery Tour(B)

You will drive to the Ganden Monastery, about 60 kilometres east of Lhasa. It is one of the “Great Three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409. The main sight is Serdung, which contains the tomb of Tsongkhapa. Ganden monastery is situated on the Wangpori mountain with an elevation of 3800m above sea-level. It is very interesting to trek Lingkor (circle around the monastery) and you can also see the Great Tsongkapa's meditation cave containing many religious statues, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lhasa valley. Overnight stay will be at Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel. Read more

Lhasa
DAY 5

Depart from Lhasa (B)

You will be taken to the airport or train station.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lhasa

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits needed.
  • Transport: Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city; Lhasa city sightseeing transfer between tourists attractions and hotels
  • Admission fee of tourist sites listed in itinerary, shown in Bold
  • Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide for Lhasa tour
  • Comfortable Class Hotels: 4-star facility sharing twin room with breakfast buffet
  • Travel Agency Service Charge
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Welcome Dinner

Package Excludes

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Single-supplement
  • Gratuities (recommended)

More Information

  • 1.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.
  • 2.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.
  • 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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