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Holy City Lhasa Tour

Holy City Lhasa Tour Packages
Country: Tibet
City: Lhasa
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Lhasa-shigatse-mt Everest-kyir
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary
  • Cultural highlights of Lhasa
  • Grand Potala Palace – landmark of Lhasa
  • Jokhang – the holiest monastery in Tibet
  • Monasteries Drepung and Sera


Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa:
Today arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now. Overnight at 3*Thangka Hotel
Day 02: Lhasa BL:
In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasures altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship everyday. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. Overnight at 3*Thangka Hotel
Day 03 Lhasa BL:
In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect., which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous. Overnight at 3*Thangka Hotel
Day 04 Leave Tibet B:
After breakfast, transfer to airport or railway station, leave Tibet.
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