Lhasa City Culture Tour

Duration:
5 Days
Destination:
Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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The 5-day Lhasa city culture trip is a classic route. It covers most of the famous scenic spots in Lhasa and its suburbs. In this tour, you can visit Potala Palace, the highest palace in the world, walk along the bustling Barkhor Street to experience the life of local Tibetans, and also visit some famous Monasteries - Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, etc. to explore Tibetan Buddhist culture better.

DayRoute
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa City
3 Lhasa Suburb
4 Lhasa Suburb
5 Departure from Lhasa by Flight
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

This is the first day that you enter Tibet. Your guide will greet you at the airport or railway station and transfer you to the lovely hotel. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20mins from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like to go out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
Day 3 Lhasa Suburb

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday...

Drak Yerpa was built by Songtsan Gampo, the first emperor of a united Tibet, in the 7th century for his wife.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
Day 4 Lhasa Suburb

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning and then drive to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

After lunch, you are going to visit the Sera Monastery which is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City; Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. One of the main attractions of Sera Monastery is debating. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating usually is held at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon except for Sunday...

Kelsang Potrang, as the first palace in Norbulingka, it is named after the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso
Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Day 5 Departure from Lhasa by Flight

Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

Our private customized Tibet tours are ideal for families, small groups and individual travellers who desire a more thorough and intimate introduction to Tibet. Price varies with size, season, hotel rate. etc. Please fill out this form so our travel designers can start helping you plan a trip.

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Asked Questions from our Clients

na***

2018-10-26

will take train from chengdu to lhasa on 1 st may 2019 (21.37 pm ) 4-5 days to tibet will go to khatmandu via lhasa.what type of vehicle we should take to kathmandu please suggest and tell me about tibet permit

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nance

Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. We could surely get your Tibet permit including other necessary permits after you book the tour with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for it from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts and usually get it for you after 12 working days. If you take a train from Chengdu to Lhasa, I will send you the copy of permit to you by email so that you can board the train to Lhasa. 

In your inquiry, you mentioned you will go to kathmandu from lhasa by car, right? We will arrange a 7 seat car for you to kathmandu from Lhasa. How about having our 7 days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Private Tour in May?

Amit***

2017-09-04

2 night 3 day visit to Tibet. Traveling from Delhi.

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amy

Dear Amita,

According to your preference, you could take our 3 Days Lhasa City Tour, I will email you the detailed itinerary of it soon including some of my questions. 

Suda***

2017-06-12

Party of 2 seniors flying from Amritsar

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amy

Dear Sudarshan gupta, I'm glad to hear you are interested in taking our 5 Days-Lhasa City Cultural Tour, this is a private tour, so I will send you detailed itinerary with cost of it by email soon. 

Mich***

2017-04-03

Please quote me for a 5 day tour without hotel….we have booked our own hotel

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amy

Dear Michael Finn, I'm glad to hear you are interested in our 5 Days-Lhasa City Culture Tour, the price without hotel is $698/person based on 2 pax for a private tour in July, please check your email with detailed price inclusions and exclusions i just sent you. 

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