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Lhasa Monastery Cultural Join-in Tour

5-Day Lhasa (5Days)

Visit three major monasteries Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery and Ganden Monastery in Tibet to trace the development of Buddhism religious sect in Tibet. Walk clockwise around Barkor Street with pray wheel experience local’s daily life

  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Best Season: All seasons
  • Exprience:

From $1,279 USD p/p


  • Potala Palace
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Sera Monastery
  • Gandan Monastery

Tour Itinerary


Lhasa Arrival

Airport Transfer (Lhasa),

Welcome to the roof of world –Lhasa city. Our guide and driver will greet you at airport or train station and transfer to your hotel. You are advice to have a rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.

Note: We need at least 20 days to apply the travel permit to Tibet. If you want to book the tour, please confirm at least 20 days before your travel date.



Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

First, we will visit Potala Palace which is a former winter palace of Dalai Lama. The most valuable collection is the burial stupas of past Dalai Lama. And then continue our tour to Jokhang Temple which was built in 7th century. You will see lots of Tibetans pray in front of the temple regularly. Built about 1,300 years ago, The Barkhor (pilgrims' circuit) is found in the heart of Lhasa encircling the Jokhang Temple. Many people call the Barkhor "the window of Tibet" as it exhibits typical Tibetan life. Take a walk around the Barkhor street join the locals.



Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

After breakfast, we will visit Drepung Monastery. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace. And then we will visit Sera Monastery. It was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang (1355–1435), a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Every day (except Mondays) at 15:00, there is a debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks at Sera Monastery.



Gandan Monastery

Ganden Monastery

We will drive about 60 kilometers to Ganden Monastery. Built in 1409, the monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps an armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa. Stand on the mountain, visitors can get beautiful view of the valley.


Lhasa Departure

Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Departure Price per person Single Room Supplement Availability

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Good to know

Free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day is only available for the following period of time.

Pick-up from airport:

Pick up tourists around 12:20 pm for flights arriving before 12:00 in the morning;

Pick up tourists around 16:00 pm for flights arriving before 15:40 in the afternoon.

Drop-off to airport:

vehicle leaves at 7:30 in the morning from hotel for flights departing between 9:30-13:00;

Vehicle leaves at 11:00 in the afternoon from hotel for flights departing after 13:00.

If the airport limousine service is needed at any other time, our company will charge CNY 400 for each pick-up or drop-off.

All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.