4-Night Lhasa And Ganden Monastery

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Departure Time :
    The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30pm and 4pm on fixed departure days.
  • Departure Details :
    Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA)
  • Return Details :
    Lhasa Gonggar Airport(LXA)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

The Ganden monastery was built in early 15th century under the supervision of Zonggaba, the founder of the Gelug Sect. Ganden means happiness and contentedness in Tibetan. It is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa and one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug Sect. This package isdesigned for people who are Buddhists,Believers or have interest for Tibetan architecture and Buddhism.Note: Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect.Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advise which city office is convenient for you upon booking.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Breakfast included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Day 1: Lhasa
Meet your tour guide at the Lhasa airport. The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30pm and 4pm daily.

Day 2: Lhasa (B)
Pickup from hotel at 8:00am. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, You'll also explore the 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. Free time onBarkhor Street.

Day 3: Lhasa (B)
Today's tour includes two of the great three Gelug sect monasteries: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in the fifteenth century on a mountainside. Sera is famous for its debates.

Day 4: Lhasa to Ganden Monastery (B)
Coach tour to see the famousBuddhist Monastery in Tibetan history - Ganden Monastery.

Ganden Monastery is at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Dagz County at an altitude of 4,300m. Its full name is Ganden Namgyal Ling (dga' ldan rmam rgyal gling). Ganden means "joyful".

Ganden Monastery is one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, China. It was founded in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa Lozang-dragpa, founder of the Gelug order. The name "Gelug" is an abbreviation of "Ganden Lug", meaning "Ganden Tradition". The Ganden Tripa or "throne-holder of Ganden" is the head of the Gelug school.

The largest chapel was capable of seating 3,500 monks. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (born 1935), took his final degree examination in Ganden in 1958 and he claims to feel a particularly close connection with Tsongkhapa.

Day 5: Depart(B)
The airport shuttle bus leaves at 7:30am and 11am from downtown Lhasa. You'll be picked up from your hotel lobby and transferred to theairport. Actual pickup time will be informed by your tour guide.

Fixed Departed Days in 2018

Jan: 1, 5, 10, 14, 18, 24, 31
Feb: 4, 9, 11, 15
Apr: 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May: 1, 2, 5, 8, 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30
Jun: 3, 6, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28
Jul: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Aug: 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 26, 29
Sep: 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30
Oct: 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 24, 28, 30
Nov: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
Dec: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

Inclusions

  • Tibet Travel Permit (TTB)
  • Chinese visa invitation letter if required
  • 4-night accommodation and daily breakfast at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4 *
  • Escorted sightseeing tour with service of English-speaking tour guide
  • Climate-controlledcoach forsightseeing and transfers
  • Entrancefees to all attractions listed on the itinerary
  • Shuttle bus to and from Lhasa airport

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airfare and train ticket
  • Taxi fare from/to airport if you choose not to take airport shuttle
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Extra bed for child
  • Over sized and excess baggage storage surcharge
  • Gratuitiesto tour guide and driver
  • Other personal expense

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

Adult price is based on twin/triple share of a hotel room

Child price is based on child without extra bed

Please notice the hotel allows only maximum of 3 persons to stay overnight in one room

Please be prepare the hotel facilities and service standard in Tibet will not be as good as major cities in Mainland China. A 4-star hotel in Tibet equals maybe the standard of a 3-star hotel in Beijing.  

For shuttle bus between airport and hotel, each passenger (except an infant) can check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage, total dimensions per bag shall not exceed 158 cm (62") . Over sized and excess baggage are subjected to the availability of storage space on coach, and surcharge will be charged.  

If you travel from a city in China to Lhasa, all foreign travelers need a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) in addition to a Chinese visa. TTP is inclusive in the package, the local operator in Lhasa will apply for you. China visa application is not included.

Please first obtain a Chinese visa from a Chinese Embassy on your own and then book this package at least 20 days prior of your arrival day in Tibet. If the Chinese Embassy requests an invitation letter for Chinese Visa, your local tour operator can prepare one and send it to you. 

Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect. Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advice which city is convenient for you to pick up upon booking.

To apply for the TTP, please provide traveler's name (as appears on passport), nationality, age, sex, occupation, and passport number as well as photocopies of your passport and Chinese visa.

The following travelers can not get a TTP issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau: diplomats, journalists, professional media photographers, and government officials. These travelers need to apply directly to the Foreign Affairs Office at Lhasa City Hall: your local tour operator is unable to help. 

Highly recommend you NOT to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa as getting TIBET GROUP VISA there is extremely inconvenient.

If your travel date is not on our fixed depart list, please choose a random departure date we already have, state your ideal travel date and submit. The local operator in Lhasa will check the availability and come back to you with a final answer:  You will be inform if it is OK to form a new group, or 100% refund will be issued

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