- Trip Grade: Easy
- Departure from: Katthmandu international airport
- Arrival on: Lhasa.
- Group size: 2+
- Best Seasons: june to september
This four days tour covers all the three world heritage sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street. You can also visit the Dalai lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can enjoy the sweet tea and chat with locals or bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa. Besides, Never miss the chane to explore the dramatic Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera monastery
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)
Day 3 Lhasa Tour – Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)
Day 4 Departure from Lhasa
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
When you arrive in Lhasa your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street .
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa Tour – Drepung and Sera Monastery .
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Departure from Lhasa.
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.
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