Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour

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This 6 days private tour not only can allow you to visit the main tourist sites in and around Lhasa City but also will lead you to go to see the Ganden Monastery and then drive to enjoy the famous medical hot-springs in Tidrum and have a look at the Drigung Til Monastery. Drigung Til Monastery is the head monastery of the Drigungpa School of the Kagyupa order and the most famous sky burial site in central Tibet. It sprouts from a high, steep ridge overlooking the Zhorong-chu Valley. The 180-degree views from the main courtyard are impressive and a serene stillness pervades the site.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, it usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to the hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

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Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

Today's tour will begin to visit the famous world heritage Potala Palace. It’s situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa; Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 3,767.19m at the topmost point. 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.

In the afternoon, take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the center of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit the temple you have time to walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as the crowded central market of Lhasa since from a long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to the tourist gift shopping center.

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As the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace is an important religious landmark of Tibet.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

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.

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Drepung Monastery has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city
Day 4 Lhasa - Ganden - Tidrum, 170km, approx 5hrs

Drive about 50km northeast of Lhasa to Ganden Monastery in the morning. It is one of the three principles Gelugpa monasteries in the Lhasa district. Ganden is listed as one of Tibet’s cultural relics, under the special protection of the State.

After sightseeing, continue further northeast to Tidrum Nunnery via Medro Gongkar in the afternoon. Tidrum Nunnery with its medicinal hot springs has a great location in a narrow gorge at the confluence of two streams. The delightful hot springs (free of charge) are surrounded by wooden canopies. It is said to be rich in minerals, including sulfur, coal, and limestone; a mixture of properties that locals say can cure everything from rheumatism to paralysis.

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In the February of 1410, Zongkapa set up Garden Monastery with 500 monks and hold a grand ceremony to enshrine it.
Tidrum Nunnery
Day 5 Tidrum - Drigung Til – Lhasa, 150km, approx 3hrs

About a half-hour drive from Tidrum takes you to Drigung Til Monastery overlooking the Zhorong-chu Valley. Please, be fully aware that the formidable and mysterious sky burial site nearby, is not allowed for visit or photograph due to religious reasons. Please respect the custom of local Tibetans. 2~3 hours later, we’ll drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Drigung Til Monastery
Drigung Til Monastery
Day 6 Lhasa departure
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.

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We would like to start this tour on August 10 - 12, and looking to join a small/medium sized group of travelers speaking English. Do you have any availability?



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join a small group tour with the departure date on Aug.10th-Aug.12th. We have 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour with the departure date on Aug.10th. What do you think?



We are two adults planning to go in early August. Please let me know the cost of the tour.



It's a private tour which we will arrange a private car and tour guide just for you. I will show you the price in detai.



Desidero organizzare un viaggio in Tibet venendo e ritornando dal NepalPartecipanti 3 persone: date di arrivo 2/3/4 agosto. Devo ancora prendere il biglietto aereo da KathmanduChiedo 7 pernottamenti a Lhasa (1 stanza doppia + 1 stanza singola) con prima colazione, zona centrale, 3-4 stelleMi interessano accompagnamenti (anche in gruppo con altri) per: Potala - Jokhang, Drepung - Sera, Ganden. Possibilmente l’ultimo giorno vorrei andare al Monastero di Samye (c’è un hotel presso l’aereoporto?)Mi potete fare un’offerta con e senza biglietto aereo + permesso di entrata in Tibet (il visto per la Cina faccio da sola?)GrazieMaria Morigimariamorigi@hotmail.comcell -39 340 7636 250



If you enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you don’t need to apply for a Chinese visa in your home country, even if you have, it would be canceled. Instead, you need to apply for China Group Visa. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will stay at least 3 days to apply for it. If you want, we can help you. According to your request, I recommend you  join our 7 days  Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Private Tour, here is the brief itinerary



Dear Sir/Madam, I am interested in doing this tour with my yoga group. If possible I need hotels, where there is space for yoga and offer treatments. Could you advise me the best way to get to Tibet from London? Kind regards, Patricia Olabre


Dear Patricia,

Thank you for sending us an inquiry! This is Shirley from Great Tibet Tour at your service.

Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour is good for a yoga group.

On this tour, we can provide accommodations with enough space for you.By the way, could you please kindly let me know the following info,
1. When are you going to travel in Tibet? Different season, different price.

In order to make your Tibet tour perfect and no regret, do you want to go anywhere else like Mt. Everest or Namtso where are also the top destinations for most travelers?

If you have any further questions or doubts please let me know without hesitation, it is my pleasure to work with you at any time.

Best regards,



Hi, I want to know if you have a plan that includes flight from LAX to LhasaTibet.


Hi Shatto Light, as far as I know, there is no the direct flight between LAX to Lhasa, Tibet. You have to fly from LAX to Chengdu (or Beijing, Shanghai etc.) first and then transfer to Lhasa. We can help you book the domestic flights if needed. It seems that you plan to do our 6 days Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour, correct?

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