Classical Lhasa

Duration

4 days

Tour Type

City Trips and Tours

Location

China

Overview

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Itinerary

Classical Lhasa Day 1

Day 1

On arrival in Lhasa, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
NOTE: Tibet Permit cannot be delivered outside China, therefore enter from one of China’s cities and transit to Tibet.

The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Classical Lhasa Day 2

Day 2

Start your Lhasa tour by visiting three of the city’s top attractions with your guide. Visit the Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet. It was built in the 7th century during the regime of Songtsan Gampo. Potala Palace is composed of the White Palace and the Red Palace. Tour the 13-story fort complex, which sits at 12,140 feet (3,700 meters) and overlooks the Lhasa Valley. The 1,000 rooms within the Palace hold thousands of historical and religious documents, including rare painted scrolls, sculptures, colorful murals and other fine objects.

In the afternoon continue and visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques.

Then visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional style. Along the street you’ll find vendors selling Tibetan handicrafts.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Classical Lhasa Day 3

Day 3

Today get an in-depth understanding about Tibetan culture, religion and traditions on this full day tour of the holy city Lhasa. Morning, you’ll visit Drepung Monastery, once world’s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks.
In the afternoon, you’ll have a chance to witness the famous ‘Buddhism Scriptures Debating’ session at Sera Monastery. Chamchen Choeje Shakya founded the Monastery in 1419.

Later continue your tour and visit Norbulingka– the Jewel park, the summer palace of the successive Dalai Lamas. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden.

Overnight in Lhasa.

Classical Lhasa Day 4

Day 4

Today, you will be transferred to Lhasa airport for your flight back home.

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