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5-Day Tibet Private Tour of Lhasa includes Ganden Monastery

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Overview:

This is the ideal way to have an authentic experience of real local life and Tibetan Buddhist culture. You’ll have the rare opportunity to see what is the real living of Tibetan people like. While you will also spend two full days to explore the famous temples and places in Lhasa city, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monasteryetc.

 

 

Tour Code

TB5D4N-GSJ-456

Duration

5 Days/4 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Lhasa Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport/railwaystation, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you get checked in. You will have the rest of the day and evening to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.

Day 2Lhasa

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. As we climb to the entrance gate, you will have a spectacular view over all of Lhasa.

After exploring the numerous interesting chapels and learning about the traditional culture and history of the palace and the city, we will move on to the spiritually significant Jokhang Temple, one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism.
To see the “real” Lhasa, we’ll stroll through Barkhor Street with its thriving local market where you can pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.

Day 3Lhasa

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery  
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

Today features visits to 2 of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism – the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drepung Monastery is located on the hillside west of Lhasa – at one time the world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks living there. A pleasant walk up the hill leads to the solemn ambience inside the monastery’s many halls and chapels.
After Drepung, we will move on to the Sera Monastery. The main highlight of the Sera Monastery is watching the crowd of monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day except Sunday, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills – a very impressive sight to behold, as the monks are very animated in their debates about the various attributes of Buddhist scriptures.

Day 4Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa

Attractions: Ganden Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

You will drive to the Ganden Monastery, about 60 kilometres east of Lhasa. It is one of the “Great Three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409. The main sight is Serdung, which contains the tomb of Tsongkhapa. Ganden monastery is situated on the Wangpori mountain with an elevation of 3800m above sea-level. It is very interesting to trek Lingkor (circle around the monastery) and you can also see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave containing many religious statues, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lhasa valley.

 

Day 5Lhasa - Departure

Attractions: No 
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa train station or airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. This will end your tour services in Tibet.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned