Lhas is the capital city of Tibet and also the most visited city in Tibet. The city has several world cultural heritages with hundreds of years history. The 8 days Lhasa extend tour package to visit classic sites in the city and toursits will spend 4 days to see some highlight places nearby Lhasa.
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival
Day 2 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4Lhasa – Tidrum: Ganden Monastery, Tidrum Nunnery
Day 5Tidrum – Reting Monastery: Drigung Til Monastery
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. Day 2 Lhasa Meal: Breakfast 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. Today you will have chance to try Tibetan Tea in a local tea house. In the evening a welcome dinner will be waiting for you.
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 – Tidrum Meal: Breakfast Hotel: local hotel in Tidrum
In the morning meet your guide and driver. Today we will drive to Tidrum to see beautiful Tibetan style valley. On the way you will visit the well known Ganden Monastery, the origin place of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue driving we will arrive at Tidrum Nunnery, a peaceful and sacred for female Nazirite in Tibetan Buddhism. Nowadays there are about 120 Buddhist nuns living in the nunnery. Nearby the nunnery there is Tidrum Hot Spring. You could optionally enjoy the hot spring if have interest.
Day 5 Tidrum – Reting Monastery Meal: Breakfast Hotel: local guest house
In the morning you will appreciate the unique sunrise of this Tibetan valley. Then move to visit Drigung Thil Monastery which functions as both Buddhist monastery and Buddhist collage. The monastery consist of about 50 buildings. And during each Tibetan New year the monastery will welcome its most bustling days. After visiting here we will drive to Reting Monastery.
Day 6 Reting Monastery – Namtso Lake Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Guest house
In the morning board the van and head for Namtso Lake, a sacred lake in Tibetan Buddhists’ mind and the salt lake of highest altitude in the world. Please relax yourself and enjoy the snow mountain ranges and other unique Tibetan plateau scenery on the way. After reaching Namtso Lake you are free to do some trek around the lake. Day 7 Namtso Lake – Lhasa Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Lhasa
Enjoy your free time in the morning. We advise you get up early to appreciate sunrise of lake and take some pictures. If you walk further along the lake bank you will meet some meditation caves. Then drive to Dumxung where you can have lunch. In Dumxung you can also optionally enjoy the Yangpachen Hot Spring for relax. At last, transfer back to Lhasa.
Day 8 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
*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:
*You are suggested to do a health check before the tour booking to decide if you are ok with the altitude of Tibet.
*We are happy to leave hotel booking to your own interest if you like. If you book the hotel on your own, the tour cost would be much lower.
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