With limited time or budget, Lhasa City Essential Group Tour will allow you to experience Lhasa, the Place of Gods – the red and white Potala soaring above the holy city; the beating spiritual heart of Tibet, Jokhang with pilgrims prostrating; Barkhor Street full of stalls selling prayer wheels and turquoise, Muslim traders, thangka workshop…
01Arrival in Lhasa
04Lhasa > Airport
Day 01Arrival in Lhasa Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. Free Lhasa airport transfer.
Day 02Lhasa Suburb In the morning, visit Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa. Exactly which one of these two will be decided by our operate team. In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery; You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/sunscreen. Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters. Drak Yerpais a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in theTibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of. Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight to introduce you to the whole gang that you are going to travel with. Shall be fun to meet people from different countries, culture and background. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 03Lhasa City This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple. Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery. The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04Lhasa > AirportYour 4-day Lhasa City Essential Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport.