Tibet & Lhasa location
5-Day Lhasa And
Availability: Year Round
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive in Tsetang,
you will be met by our guide and
transferred to your Hotel. Our
guide will greet you at the airport
outside the luggage claim area,
holding a sign with your name
- Lhasa (Breakfast
Tour to the Yumbu Lakang and the
Trankdruk Monastery. Ferry the
Yarlong Tsangpo River to visit
the Samye Monastery. Drive to
Lhasa in the afternoon.
as the first palace in Tibet history,
is also the oldest extant building
in Tibet. Lying 12 kilometers
southwest of Tsedang Town of Lhoka
Prefecture in Southwest China's
Tibet Autonomous Region, it sits
atop a small hill east of the
Yarlong River and faces west.
Tran means roc and druk means
dragon in Tibetan. The monastery
got is name from the legend that
it could only be built after Songtsan
Gampo had turned into a roc and
conquered an evil dragon. It's
said that renowned figures in
the history of Tibetan Buddhism,
such as Padmasambhava and Milariba,
had practised Buddhism nearby
after it was built and the remaining
relics are Sacred land for the
Originating from a glacier on
the north Himalayas, Yarlong Tsangpo
River is the highest river on
the earth with an average altitude
of more than 4,000 meters (13,120
feet). The river is the largest
river in Tibet and the sixth longest
Located in the quiet plateau area
of the Shannan Region, the Samye
Monastery was the first temple
built in Tibet at the foot of
Mt. Haibusi, on the north bank
of the Yaluzangbu River in Jialang
county. With these unique features,
this splendid temple has become
an attraction for visitors from
both China and abroad.
After a leisurely breakfast, we
proceed on a guided tour of the
Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery,
and the Norbulingka.
Palace: The symbol of Lhasa
and even Tibet, it stands on the
Red Hill overlooking the city
of Lhasa. Potala Palace was first
built in 7 century by Tibetan
king Songtsan Gampo as a gift
to his wife Princess Wencheng
of the Tang Dynasty. It covers
an area of 36 thousand square
meters, and was listed into the
World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Monastery: A representative
of the Yellow Sect monasteries
of Tibetan Buddhism, it was founded
in 1419. Located 3 kilometers
in the northern suburb of Lhasa,
the monastery covers an area of
115,000 square meters. Wonderful
murals, scriptures written in
gold powder, statues, and scent
cloth can be found in the halls
of its main buildings.
Norbulingka: Built in 18th
century, it was Dalai Lama's summer
palace from 1751 to 1959. Norbulingka
covers an area of 360,000 square
meters, with 374 rooms. It is
situated in the west of Lhasa,
meaning Jewel Park in Tibetan.
It is the largest man-made garden
in Tibet, there are some fabulous
murals fusing Tibetan history
and myth in the palace.
After breakfast, we tour to the
Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery,
the Tibet Museum and visit the
Temple: Situated in the center
of Lhasa, it is the most ancient
monastery in Tibet and the ultimate
destination for Tibetan Buddhist
pilgrims. The Jokhang Temple was
built in the 7th century and was
the first temple built by Songtsen
Campo to commemorate the arrival
of Princess Wencheng of the Tang
Dynasty 1,300 years ago. Famous
for its exquisite architecture
and vivid mural paintings, the
temple is included on UNESCO's
World Heritage list in 2000.
Drepung Monastery: The monastery covers an area of 250,000 square meters; it is the largest of all Tibetan
monasteries, and is also the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1416, the Drepung Monastery used to be the palace of the Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of the Potala palace.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet. With a nice soothing music and lighting throughout, the museum is home for a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues, Thangka pictures, gold albums, imperial jade seals, Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, music and ritual instruments.
Street: The oldest street in Lhasa. It is a circular street with a history of over 1,300 years, where you can see best-preserved traditional residential styles and Tibet customs. The street is a must-see for tourists to Lhasa,
from Lhasa (Breakfast)
Be transferred to Lhasa airport to board your onward flight. Thank you for
being our guest!
2. Hotel Accommodation
For This Tour
3. Tour Price
4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:
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below so that we can quote
precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the
number of children in your party.
If there are children under 12 years,
they can enjoy the preferential
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you
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4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury
or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor
make a new tour for you that is
different from the above tour, please
let us know your requests.
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons
sharing one twin or double standard
room with private facilities.
Daily American or Chinese breakfast
at the hotel, Chinese lunch and
dinner in local Chinese restaurant
as specified in the itinerary above.
Private transport between airport
or railway station and hotel and
all the sights by air-conditioned
The economic class air tickets of
the domestic flight or soft berth/seat
train tickets between cities as
specified in the itinerary.
The main entrance tickets for the
All normal sightseeing tours in
each city with English-speaking
guide and admission fees where applicable.
Our guide will not fly with you
from one city to another. Upon your
arrival at each city, a new local
guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see
you off after you finish the itinerary
of each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise
company if your tour include Yangtze
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty
Insurance. We highly recommend that
you purchase full coverage travel
insurance from you country of origin.
Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application
fee if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Service Exclusion For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air
/ train charge of arrival and departure.
Should a twin room is needed by
a single guest, supplement of the
twin room will be charged.
is single supplement?
The hotel is based
on double occupancy. If the visitor
travels alone or the number of the
travelers is odd (such as 3, 5,
7...), who stays in one single room
has to pay the single room supplement.
As the hotel is on double occupancy.
Expenses of a personal nature such
as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone
call, optional activities or sightseeing,
overweight baggage charges or meals
not indicated, ect.
Optional programs which are not
specified in the above itinerary.
to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of
your guide and driver, entirely