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Tour Type : Classical
Departure : Lhasa
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Day 1 Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa by plane or by train
 
Lhasa train station/ airport picking up. You will be warmly greeted by our local guide and driver, transfer you to reserved hotel in Lhasa. Today is your first day in Lhasa, so have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight in Lhasa.

 

Day 2 Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace/Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street(B)
In the morning we arranged you to visit the Potala Palace which is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Inside Potala palace, you will see the throne room of Dalai Lamas and their golden funeral stupa.  Afternoon section is to visit the most sacred shrine and spiritual heart of Tibet, the Johkang Temple, which is built in 7th century by 33RD King Songtsen Gampo.   Barkhor street, most known ritual circumambulation where you can see Tibetan locals prostrating and murmuring mantras in strong faith. After you can ask your guide to take you to Local tea stall to have some sweet milk tea .Overnight at Lhasa

 

Day 3 Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery (B)
Today, you will visit two monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at 8km away from central Lhasa and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was biggest monastery in the world in 17th century, housed over 10000 monks in 1614 and Ganden podrang in Drepung was the Tibet governmental administration from which former Dalai Lamas had practiced contral over Tibet. Later moved to Potala palace by fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso. After lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is  Monks debating which is related to logic, is held there in the courtyard at around 3pm to 4:30pm. Overnight at Lhasa
Day 4 Day 4 Lhasa/Samye Monastery/Lhasa (B)
 
Today, you will have a 290km driving to Samye monastery, the journey will be very pleasant as the road is constructed along the Brahmaputra, the Sand Mountain, the high mountain meadow, the wide rivers accompany you heading the way to Samye Monastery, the Samye Monastery is the first monastery in Tibet built by 37th King Trisong Diutsen and the first completed monastery with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this splendid temple has become an attraction for visitors from near and far.
Overnight at Lhasa

 

Day 5 Day 5Lhasa airport dropping off (B)
Your tour guide and driver will help to drop you at the Lhasa airport, end the service

 

Services Include
1.All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
2.Local Tibetan guide fluent in English
3. Hotel (shared twin room with private bathroom)
4.Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
5.Comfortable and clean private minivan or 4WD with driver,Vehicle type according to your private group size
6.All admission fee as noted in the tour's itinerary.

Services Exclude
1.Personal expenses .
2.Tips for your guide and driver.
3.Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
4.Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa (please contact us to help you book these titckets if you need)
5.Optional Attractions/Activities that are not specified in the itinerary.

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