Day Tour To Visit Top 3 Highlights Of Potala Jokhang And Barkhor Including Tibet Permits - Lhasa
OverviewVisit the top 3 highlighted attractions of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street in the capital of Lhasa by walking led by local Tibetan English speaking guide. During this city downtown walking tour, travelers will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potala Palace, the landmark of the capital. Visitors can enjoy a window into the past as they walk where Dalai Lamas and Tibetan kings have walked. The Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site is the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. Further more enjoy the leisured walking tour around Barkhor Street, the vibrant street where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims perform worship. This highlight walking day tour is recommended to take only after your first 1-2 free days in Lhasa with good acclimatization. Please note that Tibet travel permits are included!
Know More about this tourMeet your Tibetan guide at 8:00 am at the lobby of House of Shambhala or 8:20 am at The Ganggyan Hotel Lhasa Tibet on time.You'd better be at least 15 minutes earlierat these two points to wait for your Tibetan tour guide. And please take your passports with tour booking codes. And please dress conservatively.
Today the three main attractions to visit are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street.
The Potala Palace was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. It has been capturing travelers imaginations as it takes them on an adventure through Tibetan history. With its highest point at about 300 meters (around 1000 feet) above the valley floor its gargantuan size often surprises travelers: this building houses over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and around 200,000 statues.
Potala Palace was the residence of former Dalai Lamas all the way back to the 5th. Over hundreds of years Potalas interior has been ornately decorated: vibrantly colored and incredibly detailed paintings cover the walls and shelves of prayers books tower overhead. Travelers can see gold covered statues, shrines of unimaginable beauty, and even look upon the resting places of past Dalai Lamas. Incense fills the air and the glow of yak butter candles illuminates cultural treasures, creating a dream like atmosphere.
Another UNESCO-listed attraction you are going to visit is Jokhang Temple, reportedly also founded by Songtsen Gampo, and one of the world's great monuments to Buddhism. A visit to Lhasa without visiting Jokhang Temple is not complete. So Jokhang Temple is by no means one of most important attractions in capital city of Lhasa, Tibet. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple is in the heart of Lhasa downtown. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.Highlights include a statue of the young Gautama Buddha, aged around 12, that's probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism.
From Jokhang, stroll to Barkhor Street, which runs around the temple. Join pilgrims and locals in circling the shrine, a practice known as kora, or shop for traditional Tibetan handicrafts, souvenirs or snacks.
It takes about 3.5hours for the Potala Palace walking tour, 1.5hours for Barkhor while2 hours for the Jokhang Temple. Lunch is at your own expense, but your Tibetan tour guide will be happy to provide you recommendations restaurants. Regarding to which attraction to visit first, it depends on the Potala Palace ticket schedule which can only be reconfirmed to you by local supplier half day in advance according to the local policy.
Inclusions for Day Tour To Visit Top 3 Highlights Of Potala Jokhang And Barkhor Including Tibet Permits
- Local Tibetan Guide (English-speaking)
- Entrance tickets forPotala Palace and Jokhang Temple
- Valid TibetTravel Permits covering your whole time and travel destinations in Tibet
- Permits delivery to your hotel or living address (the address must be out of Lhasaand only in mainland China)
Exclusions for Day Tour To Visit Top 3 Highlights Of Potala Jokhang And Barkhor Including Tibet Permits
- Hotel, Food and drinks, unless specified
- Chinese Visa
- Tipping to Tibetan tour guide (recommended)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travelers must state clearly that: Flight or train details, Date of arrival and Departure, city name before and after Tibet (E.g: Oct.1 Beijing to Lhasa, Flight CA 4112, 9 AM-3 pm, Oct.9 Lhasa to Chengdu, CA 4111 4 pm-6:10 pm)
Bookings will be instantly confirmed if place 15 working days prior to tour departure date.
A minimum of 1 person per booking is required.
A maximum of 10 people per booking.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers except for children under 7 years.
Each traveler's passport and China visa photo copy (data page only) must be provided at least 15 working days before tour departure date.
Traveler's exact and detailed post address out of Tibet but in mainland China (hotel name, address and contact phone number, guest's name under which the hotel is booked) or living address in China, is to be provided for Tibet travel permits delivery at least 10 days before arrival date.
All foreign travelers flying in Tibet from any cities in China (or taking the train from Chongqing, Xi'an or Lanzhou) need Original Tibet Travel Permit to board the flight or train.
All foreign travelers to Lhasa by train from any cities in China (except for Chongqing, Xi'an and Lanzhou) only need printed copy of the Tibet permit the copy of which is to be provided by local operator via email.
All foreign travelers entering Tibet from Nepal need Additional Tibet Group visa (TGV)-the fee of which is not included (It is 145$ per person for none-USA/Canadian travelers or 250$ per person for USA/Canadian travelers) and local agency can help arrange this, but be sure to have 3 working days in Kathmandu to wait for the TGV.
All China visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler if travelers enter Tibet from China.
Please note that travelers who book this Tibet day tour including permits with the local supplier can not book additional tour activities from any other different supplier due to the permits policy restrictions. However travelers can choose other add-on tour options provided by exactly the same supplier, please contact viator and/or the supplier to reconfirm that the additional tours are provided by exactly the same supplier.
On this tour, altitudes range from 3,650 meters to 3900 meters above sea level; it is common for travelers to experience adverse health effects due to this altitude, regardless of age, gender and fitness; it is highly recommended that you discuss this trip with your doctor prior to departure, and begin a regular exercise regimen in the weeks leading up to your trip.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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