Small group tour is always a good choice for tourists who want to visit somewhere with lower cost and want to meet new friends during their travel. Tibet Discovery Tour recommend this tour for tourists which included 5 top sites in Lhasa and Samye Monastery in Lhokha area.
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Day 2Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival Meal: No meal Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Sweet meet with your local driver at either train station or airport, and then transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Or take a rest and get use to the high altitude. Suggested places to go: Potala Square, you can have a preview of the Potala Palace when there isn’t too many tourists.
Day 2 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast + Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After Breakfast, we will head to see the World Cultural Heritage Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the sovrans of Tibetan area in ancient time. After Lunch, move to another World Heritage Jokhang Temple. That 1400 years old temple is the most sacred temple Tibetan Buddhists’ mind. And then on the Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple you will have some free time to have a glimpse and feel daily life of nowadays Tibetan people. The devout people doing Kora (a special way of pilgrims by circle around a building or mountain) have impressed lots of visitors.
Day 3 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
After Breakfast, start your visit with Drepung Monastery, located 11km away from Lhasa city, that 700 years old monastery is one of three greatest monasteries of Gulug (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery, which located at the north top of Lhasa city, about half hour drive from Drepung Monastery. Public debate on Buddhist classics among monks is a highlight attraction of the monastery. Transfer back to your hotel when tour finished.
Day 4 Lhasa – Ganden Monastery Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Today we will visit Samye Monasterywhich was built in the 8th century. And layout of the buildings in the monastery were designed according to world view of Tibetan Buddhism. Different from other Tibetan Monasteries, in Samye Monastery you will find architectures of Tibetan, Chinese, and Indian style. Today you will also have a short trek along Yalong River.
Day 5 Lhasa Departure Meal: Breakfast
Say goodbye to Lhasa, transfers to airport or train station for your next destination.
*Tibet travel permit
*Entrance tickets to sites listed
*Professional English speaking guide
*Licensed driver and tourist van in good condition
*All transfer and airport pickup/drop off at scheduled time (see in Notice)
*Welcome dinner on day 1
*One shared oxygen tank each van
*Tourist insurance Price Excludes:
*Flight or train arriving/departing Lhasa
*Meal not listed (Average meal cost USD 3-15 per person per meal )
*Gratuities to guide and driver
*Single room supplement
*Optional activities and personal expense Notice:
*If you prefer to do the group tour in other dates, please contact us to check availability.
*If you travel alone, you may share one room with other tourists. If you prefer to have your own room, please inform us. We will arrange with single room supplement.
*You are suggested to do a health check before the tour booking to decide if you are ok with the altitude of Tibet.
*We arrange airport drop off twice a day: pickup from hotel at 07:30 and 11:00 respectively in the morning. If you prefer other pickup time, please inform us in advance. We will arrange with extra transfer fee.
*We arrange airport pickup twice a day: 12:20 and 16:00 respectively in the afternoon. If your flight arrives Gongga Airport after 16:00, please inform us in advance. We will arrange with extra transfer fee.
Please use our online booking or send your travel request via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to us. You are also welcome to call us at +86-17052513833 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
Deposit USD 50 will be charged in advance via Paypal for tour booking. The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.