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Itinerary Name: [A2] Join-in 5-Day Lhasa and Samye Monastery Tour
Day 1
Arrival in Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

After arriving in Lhasa,  local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Tourist can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude or feel free to go to Potala Square, enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

  

Lhasa River Valley

Day 2
Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street
Meal:Include dinner, Exclude lunch
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. Its situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. Its a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.

   

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet.

  

Jokhang Temple

Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

  

Bakhor Street  

Day 3
Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung Monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

   

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

  

Day 4
Lhasa/Samye Monastery/Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:Overnight in Lhasa

Today, you will have a 290km driving along the Yarlung Tsang (Brahmaputra river), the Sand Mountain, the high mountain meadow, and the wide rivers accompany you as you are heading towards Samye Monastery, the Samye Monastery is the Tibet first Buddhist monastery, built in 8 century and the first monastery to have the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this splendid temple has become an attraction for visitors both at home and abroad.

  

 

Day 5
Depart from Lhasa
Meal:Exclude lunch & dinner
Hotel:
Transfer clients to the airport or train station.