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Potala Palace Potala Palace is a scenic spot on the list of the World Cultural Heritage in Tibet, China. It is noted for its long history and profound Tibetan culture. Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple is . .
Country: Tibet
City: Lhasa
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking
Package Itinerary

Potala Palace Potala Palace is a scenic spot on the list of the World Cultural Heritage in Tibet, China. It is noted for its long history and profound Tibetan culture. Jokhang Temple Jokhang Temple is a Tibetan Buddhism monastery. It has been a must-go site for tourists come to Lhasa for its long history and amazing cultural relics. Barkhor Street Barkhor Street is the most prosperous street in Lhasa. It integrates religion, sightseeing, folk custom, local culture, business and shopping. Sera Monastery Sera Monastery is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa, Tibet. It keeps attracting tourists here for its monastery culture and rich collections. Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism monastery. It has been one of the most famous scenic spots of Lhasa for its profound Buddhism culture. Lake Namtso  Lake Namtso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It plays important role in the Tibetan Buddhism. It is also noted for its amazing natural landscapes. Tibet Museum, Tibet Museum is the first large-sized official museum in Tibet. It is of rich cultural relics displaying the culture and history of Tibetan.


Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa:

Our local guide will greet you at the airport or the railway station and present you a Hada (presenting Hada is a special ceremony of Tibetan for greeting their guests). Then we will set out for the Holy City – Lhasa which is 3658 meters above the sea level. You could take a rest and adapt yourself to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel. Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:None

Day 2: Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street:

We will visit the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace (1 hour). It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the reign of Songtsen Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. There are also exquisite murals which present the history and culture of Tibet collected in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street (half an hour) which around the Jokhang Temple. There we could experience the traditional culture and daily life of Tibetan. Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B

Day 3: Drepung Monastery – Sera Monastery – Tibet Museum:

In the morning, we will make a visit to Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries of Gelug Sect. It is also the largest monastery in the world. There were more than 10000 Buddhists in the monastery in its heyday.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Sera Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa. It is quite noted for its Buddhism scripture debating. Sera means wild rose in Tibetan. It is said that this land was covered with wild roses before the construction of Sera Monastery. Then we will make a visit to Tibet Museum, where we could learn more history and culture of Tibet. Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:B

Day 4: Lhasa –Yampachen Hot Spring – Namtso Lake:

We will drive to Yampachen along Qinghai-Tibet Highway in the morning. We can enjoy the famous hot spring there. Then we will make our way to Namtso Lake – one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It is also the highest salt water lake above the sea level and second largest salt water lake in China. We can enjoy the amazing sunset landscapes and the twinkling stars in the sky of Namtso Lake after dinner. Accommodation:GuesthouseMeals:B

Day 5: Tashi Peninsula – Damgxung – Lhasa:

We will trek to Tashi Peninsula after we appreciate the amazing sunrise landscape of Namtso Lake in the morning. There are two monasteries on the peninsula. The Statues of Master Padmasambhawa are enshrined in the monasteries. We can also step on the viewing deck to enjoy the landscape of Namtso Lake from a different angle. Then we will back to Lhasa. Accommodation:3-star Standard Hotel Meals:B

Day 6: Leave Lhasa: 

We will transfer you to the airport or railway station. Accommodation:None Meals:B


  • Transfers between airport/train station, hotels and Scenic Spots while the whole sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide: English-speaking local tour guide, your kindly friend in Tibet
  • Entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation: 3 to 4 star hotel in Lhasa according to your request, guesthouse or tent in other areas according to the specific condition
  • Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits
  • Meals: Breakfast Only
  • Travel Insurance


  • Transportation to and from Tibet
  • Meals: Lunches & Dinners
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Personal Expenses like beverages, mini bar, laundry, telephone cost, etc
  • Tips to driver and tour guide as your wish.

Notes For Your Tibet Tours

Before you go

Permits Passport, Tibet Entry Permit, Aliens’ Travel Permit, Military Allowance.

Health Care Tourists should take care of your body before you enter into Tibet. People who caught a severe cold, respiratory system diseases, heart diseases, hypertension or asthma are not advised to tour to Tibet.

Personal Belongings Portable and practical. Forbidden objects and dangerous goods are banned. Flashlight is rather needed since sometimes you have to set off early in the morning and back to your hotel till late at night. You should also bring some daily necessities with you since the accommodation conditions might be pretty poor. Multifunctional Cross-shaped Knife could be used to peel the fruits, open the drinks and canned food.

Enough Cash There are only few banks in Lhasa and Shigatse such as Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and Agricultural Bank of China due to the limited conditions. Thus tourists are suggested to take enough cash instead of credit card. You can exchange for cash in such banks but foreign currency exchanging service only offered by Bank of China and a few hotels. It’s not convenient to withdraw money in other area of Tibet and even only cash can be accepted. 

While travel to Tibet:

High Altitude Sickness The high altitude sickness is a normal phenomenon on plateau, and you shouldn’t be too worried about it. Generally, these symptoms would disappear in one or two days after you adapt to the plateau environment. You should sleep enough and drink much water. During the adjustment period, you should not do some violent activities; appropriate clothes should be worn so as to prevent yourself from the cold.

Political Issues: Political issues are very sensitive in Tibet. It is not advisable to discuss the Tibet issue with the local Tibetans.

Not Do in Photography You should also realize that not all the Tibetans would like to be photographed, especially the Tibetan women. You’d better ask for their permission before you take pictures.

Traditions and Customs Tour guide will detail the folk customs and taboos of Tibetan nationality and the Hui nationally, which we couldn’t violate.


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