Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, is well known as “the city of sunlight”. With a long history and strong religious atmosphere, it has attracted many travelers to take a tour. In the Tibetan language, “Lhasa” means the place where God lives. Located at 3700 meters above sea level, it’s not only the holy city for Tibetan people, but also for Buddhist devotees all over the world.
It might not be proper to call it a “city” a few years ago, but now it’s getting closer to a metropolis we are familiar with. Hotels, banks, shopping malls... you can see them all around, and nearly make you forget it’s actually on a plateau. Walking in the Potala Palace Square after renovation, you may have an illusion that you are not in Lhasa, which is supposed to be poor in your mind. But, this is exactly the charm of it, a new modern city with an ancient flavor that will totally get you intoxicated and can’t help falling in love with it. No matter Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, or Barkhor Street, etc. there is always a place can impress you, and become the destination of your soul.
This is the essential Lhasa city group tour for those who visit Tibet for the first time. You will go to Potala Palace, Jokhang template as well as other must-see places in Lhasa city. It's a good choice for you if you have busy schedule.
This tour will not only show you the majestic Lhasa city, but also the holy Namtso Lake. You will experience Tibet's religion, culture, and amazing scenery.
Lhasa - Lake Namtso – Lhasa
This trip shows you the holy Buddhist city of Lhasa, home of famous monasteries and devout Tibetans. After visiting Lhasa, you will have a short hiking trip along the holy Yamdrok Lake of blues.
Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa
With a culture tour in Lhasa, you will visit the best of Lhasa city including the World Heritage Site of the Potala, Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor pilgrimage circuit, and meditation tour in Dark Yerpa Hermitage.
Lhasa urban and suburb Tour: it is the best option for a taste of Lhasa's culture in a short amount of time. You will not only visit the Dalai Lama’s summer palace but also enjoy the Lama debating activity about the Buddhist doctrines in Sera monastery.
Besides the must-see attractions in Lhasa, the biggest highlight of this 5-day private tour is to visit Samye Monastery, which is located near the Brahmaputra river and the first monastery in Tibet requires monks to shave head.
This impressive journey will not let you down definitely. The itinerary involves all the important tourist sites in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, the top three Gelugpa monasteries, etc. The significant activity is to witness the mysterious sky-burial site at Drigung Til Monastery.
In this Tibet tour package, you will visit the best sceneries of Lhasa city. Beyond that, you will have an extra day to visit the fascinating Namtso Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet.
The 5-day group tour will show tourists the top three Yellow Hat Sect Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung, Sera, and Ganden. Travelers can learn more about Gelug Buddhism, especially when visiting Ganden Monastery, which was built by the founder of the Gelugpa.
Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa