Enjoy this multi-day tour, which covers the historical sites like The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakor Street and the three major monasteries in Tibet: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Ganden Monastery. Apart from that tourists will have the opportunity to trek Lingkor (circle) and see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave.
After arriving in Lhasa, local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.
Overnight in Lhasa
The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site – Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It’s situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It’s a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.
Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.
In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery—It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.
Drive to the Ganden Monastery which is one of the “Great Three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The main sight is Serdung, which contains the tomb of Tsongkhapa. It is very interesting to trek Lingkor (circle around the monastery) and clients can also see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave containing many religious statues, and enjoy the beautiful view of Lhasa valley.
Transfer clients to the airport or train station