6 Day Lhasa city Tour

Short itinerary

6 Day Lhasa city Tour with included day trip to Gaden Monastery

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Day trip to Gaden monastery(120km up & down)

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 06: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary:

6 Day Lhasa city Tour with included day trip to Gaden Monastery

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

Arrive at the train station (20km) or airport(60km) in Lhasa.  Our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out in this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Jokhang temple golden roof top

Jokhang temple golden roof top

Morning visits the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet. In the Tibetan language, it refers to Buddha’s house. The most important statue is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself time. It was built in the 7th-century 32nd king Songtsen Gampo. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Bakhore. One of the most important religious paths. Evening explores city by yourself.

After lunch visits to the Ramoche temple, It’s the sister temple to the Jokhang, which is completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Potala Palace

Morning visits the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.

Afternoon visits the Norbulingka summer palace, the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built-in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lamas. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Sera monastery monks debate

Sera monastery monks debate

Morning visits the Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji. Within just a year of the completion, the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks. In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace was home for the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala Palace.  Drepung monastery is one of the biggest Gelugpa sect Buddhist monasteries in the Lhasa area.

Afternoon visits the Sera monastery. All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Day trip to Gaden monastery(120km up & down)

Gaden Monastery

Gaden monastery

Morning drive to Gaden monastery on the way you can explore some of Tibetan farmers area and also a small town called Takste town. Once you arrive at Gaden we recommended you to do Gaden monastery Khora. Gaden monastery was the original monastery of the Geluk order, founded by Je Tsongkhapa in 1409, and traditionally considered to be the seat of Geluk administrative and political power. The Ganden Tripa or ‘throne-holder of Ganden’ is the head of the Gelukpa school. Tsongkhapa’s preserved body was entombed there in the silver and gold-encrusted tomb by his disciples in 1419. Being the farthest from Lhasa of the three university monasteries, Ganden Monastery consisted of two principal original colleges, Jangtse and Shartse, meaning North Peak and East Peak respectively. The three main sights in the Ganden Monastery are the Serdung, which contains the tomb of Tsongkhapa, the Tsokchen Assembly Hall, and the Ngam Cho Khang the chapel where Tsongkhapa traditionally taught. The monastery houses artifacts that belonged to Tsongkhapa. After the finished visit, the Gaden monastery then drives back to Lhasa with the same route.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 06: Depart Lhasa

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and depart Lhasa and end the Tibet Tour

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.