Lhasa Tour: A Glimpse Of Tibet

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Overview

This 4-day private tour in Lhasa will let you explore Tibetan fascinating culture and Himalayan lifestyle. You will visit famous Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, walk the streets of Lhasa and soak up the atmosphere.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour

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Day 1:
Upon your arrival to the airport or railway station in Lhasa, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, a short orientation walk in the area around your hotel will be provided.
Overnight in Lhasa (4-star hotel)
Meals: None


Day 2:

Explore the highlights of Tibetan capital starting from Potala Palace. The exotic 13-story structure contains more than 1,000 rooms and is divided in two sections. The White Palace built in mid-17th century provided living quarters for 5th- through 14th Dalai Lamas. From White Palace pilgrims climb to central Red Palace, which was completed in late 17th century and packed with chapels, ornate statues, and gem-embellished tombs of past Dalai Lamas. The 5th Dalai Lama's tomb, made from two tons of gold, stands three stories tall.
Afterwards visit Tibets holiest shrine, Jokhang Temple, which is over 1,300 years old and holds one of Tibet's most venerated images, a solid gold statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. End your day with a walk around Barkhor area filled with thousands of pilgrims, shops and tea houses to relax and unwind.
Overnight in Lhasa (4-star hotel)
Meals: B


Day 3:
Start excursion by visiting Norbulingka, built as a summer palace for Dalai Lama. After, visit Drepung Monastery that used to be the residence of Dalai Lamas before the Potala Palace was built.
After lunch visit Sera Monastery, known as one of three great Gelukpa university monasteries in Lhasa, it is here that monks spend afternoons practicing their debating skills. Debates among monks on Buddhist doctrines are integral to the learning process in colleges of the Sera Monastery complex.
Overnight in Lhasa (4-star hotel)
Meals: B


Day 4:
On your departure day you will be provided with transfer back to the airport or railway station and any time.
Meals: B

Inclusions for Lhasa Tour: A Glimpse Of Tibet

  • 3-night accommodation (4-star hotels or similar)
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfer by private vehicle with driver
  • Local guide
  • Group arrival and departure transfer
  • Tibet permit
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Exclusions for Lhasa Tour: A Glimpse Of Tibet

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Passport name, number, expiration date and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport, Tibet travel permit and Chinese visa are all required on the day of travel

If you do not already have a Chinese visa, you must get one before the local tour operator can start the process of getting your Tibet travel permit; to obtain a Chinese visa, you will need an 'invitation letter,' which the tour operator can give you

If you have a Chinese visa, your booking must be made at least 20 days in advance of the travel date; upon booking, contact the tour operator immediately so they can start the process of obtaining your Tibet travel permit and flights

If you do not yet have a Chinese visa, your booking must be made at least 30 days in advance of the travel date so there is enough time for you to obtain your Chinese visa before the tour operator can start the process of getting your Tibet travel permit

Please note: If you already have a Chinese visa but it's not an 'L' tourist visa, then you need to provide supplementary letters from your sponsored organization; please contact the local operator for more details

Cancellation Policy
  • 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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