- Tour code: CL-T-01
- Available: Daily
- Duration: Full day tour
- Starts/ends: On your request
- Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple , Barkor Street Lhasa, Yerba Hermitage, Ganden Monastery,Pabongkha Temple, Sera monastery
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Day in Lhasa Rest in the hotel for acclimatization
Attraction: Local tea house experience
Arrival at Lhasa, you will be meet at Gongar airport and transferred to the hotel for some good rest and acclimatization.
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa altitude is 3,490 m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet.
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple , Barkor Street Lhasa
Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must as it is the largest monastery of its type in the world and the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.
Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.
The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.
Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here.
Barkhor Street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.
Day 3: Lhasa to Drak Yerba Hermitage
Attraction: Hiking experience in the Yerba Hermitage, Ganden Monastery
In Morning drive to Drak Yerba . You will drive through typically tibetan villages and Yerba Hill, after one hour drive you will arrive in Dark Yerba and you can slowly visiting to all the ancient hermitage and Chapels . after visiting all the important sightseeing, you will drive to Ganden Monastery continue to visit Gaden Monastery.
Day 4: Hiking from Pabong Kha Monastery to Chupsang Nunnery ( 3900m) hiking duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Attraction: Pabongkha Temple, Hiking from Pabongkha to Chupsang Nunnery, Sera monastery
In the Morning You will drive ahead to Pabongkha Temple visit all the chapels . After that, you will begins at historical Pabongkha Temple and Climb through the hills for a tranquil and scenic walk. You will see prayer flags hung from the hills and visit a small nunnery tucked away in to the mountainside. After that, will hiking down to the other direction of the mountain, arrive at the another Nunnery at base of the Mountain. You will visit to Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The hot attraction is monk debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Day 5: End up your memorable trip ( Good Bye Tibet )
Departure Lhasa to the airport
Please note: Tibet is not a relaxing holiday destination, but if temples, religion and ancient culture are your things, you will find Tibet is just the place for you after these days visit. Now, it is time to say goodbye.
Excluded (Not Included)
We do the private tour, if you want to join the group tour then if possible around 6 - 8 in one group, please email us for more details