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Led by a local guide
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Day 1: Arriving Lhasa Upon your arrival, your guide or driver will greet and transfer you to the hotel of your own arrangement for better acclimatization (Fixed pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm, Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. If your arrival schedule differs, you will need to take an airline shuttle bus at RMB 30-35 per person by yourself). Relax for the rest of the day or stroll along the area at your leisure. Day 2: Visit Norbulinka-Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and Sera Monastery Norbulingka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden. As part of the ‘Historic Ensemble of Potala Palace’, it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. Hotel booked by yourself Day 3: Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets (one group meal will be served) Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Lhasa on foot. Visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple as well as vital neighborhoods around them. Potala Palace was named after Mt. Potalaka, the mythical abode of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and a winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This iconic landmark of Lhasa symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The palace is a complex comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings built on Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley with an elevation of of 11,483ft (3,700 m). Next, you will visit Jokhang Temple located on Barkhor Square. Jokhang Temple is the most revered temple in Tibet. Highlight of the temple is a 85-foot (26 meter) tall image of Buddha along with many other important Buddhist statues and images brought to Tibet as part of the dowries by wives of King Songtsän Gampo who constructed Jokhang Temple around 642 A.D. At the end of the temple visit you will also have an opportunity to shop at nearby market, Barkhor Bazaar, which is a crowd gathering place in the ancient section of Lhasa. Hotel booked by yourself Day 4: Departing Lhasa Return details See off to airport: 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm. To train station: depending on customers' departure time.
All necessary Travel Permits (not eligible for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal)
Tibet Travel Expert's Tibetan guide
One group meal
Pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm (1-3 pax per booking by shared shuttle bus, while van for 4 pax+ per booking)
Drop off to airport at 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm, 1-3 pax per booking by shared shuttle bus, while using van for 4 pax+ per booking)
Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time.
Vehicle between hotel and Norbulinka, Sera Monastery (1-3 pax by taxi or bus, while van or mini bus for 4 pax+ per final group size)
Tourist accident/casualty insurance
Hotel accommodations (may easily be self booked on the internet,please book a downtown located hotel)
Food and drinks (except for one group meal)
Personal expense Flight or train tickets
Admission (entrance) Fees
Tibet Group Visa (for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Instant confirmation, but clients must book at least 15-20 days because permits application process takes time;
About airport transfer: Tour pick up and drop off time is specified (1-3 pax per booking, you will be transferred ONE TIME by shared bus, while 4 pax+ will be picked up/dropped off by private car). If your arrival and departure schedule differs, you will need to take an airline shuttle bus (CNY 35 per person) or a taxi- between Lhasa and railway at your own expense.
Departure is daily available except for Saturday
A maximum of 10 people per booking.
Travelers booking this tour are required to apply for a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) with the same tour operator 15 days prior to entering Lhasa at US$50 person (included already in the pricing).
Travelers are required to provide a photocopy of their passport at least 15-20 days before tour departure date.
Travelers are required to provide a photocopy of their China visa at least 7 days before tour departure date.
Travelers are required to provide a contact name, phone number, and hotel or residential address in China at least 8 days before tour departure date for Tibet Travel Permits delivery.
All foreign travelers entering Tibet by air from any cities in China (or by train from Chongqing, Xi'an and Lanzhou) need an original hard copy of Tibet Travel Permit which is to be sent by the local tour operator to the traveler's address above.
All foreign travelers to Lhasa by train from any cities in China (except for Chongqing, Xi'an and Lanzhou) only need photocopy of Tibet Travel Permit which is to be sent by local operator via email. Remember to print 4 copies for each page for train check in reference).
All foreign travelers entering Tibet from Nepal need Additional Tibet Group Visa (TGV requires additional cost ranging from USD$115 to USD$210 depending on traveler's nationality and 3 working days of processing time in Kathmandu). Upon booking, please contact the same supplier of Tibet Travel Expert for more details if you enter Tibet from Nepal. Local tour operator could assist you to obtain TGV in Kathmandu.
All China visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler, when you apply China visa, please do not mention "Tibet"
Your downtown Lhasa hotel lobby
Airport or railway station, please inform tour operator.