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Taste of Tibet

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4 Days
Availability : Apr 1st to Oct 30th
Lhasa Airport
Lhasa Airport
Min People : 3
Tour Details

Whether you are considering a Tibetan homestay, learning about arts and culture, visiting monasteries,or simply wanting to experience Tibetan living-and- breathing culture as its unfolds, a Tibetan cultural tour with us will be a very special Tibet trip for you.

If you don’t have a lot of time or simply want to add Taste of Tibet as an add-on experience before or after another trip to other parts of Tibet or China, Taste of Tibet Tour is perfect for you. We will take you to the most popular places in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery, so you won’t miss a classic Tibet experience. In addition, we will offer you unique experiences, such as a private blessing at Drakyerpa Hermitage and dinner at a local Tibetan family home, which only our local Tibetan guide can arrange.

Departure & Return Location

Lhasa Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Shared 3-star hotel
  • A Welcome Dinner
  • Internet where available
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation

Price Excludes

  • Airfare (International and Domestic)
  • Private room upgrade
  • Chinese visa
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuity

Complementaries

  • Continental Breakfast
  • 2 bottled water per day
  • Sleeping bags (if necessary)
  • A local phone per group
  • A Tibetan gift
  • Oxygen Tank
What to Expect

If you don’t have a lot of time or simply want to add Taste of Tibet as an add-on experience before or after another trip to other parts of Tibet or China, Taste of Tibet Tour is perfect for you. We will take you to the most popular places in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and Drepung Monastery, so you won’t miss a classic Tibet experience. In addition, we will offer you unique experiences, such as a private blessing at Drakyerpa Hermitage and dinner at a local Tibetan family home, which only our local Tibetan guide can arrange.

  • Book your flight or train to Lhasa early
  • 3 Nights in Lhasa will be short and sweet
  • Lhasa is 11,995 feet high and avoid possible altitude sickness
  • Shared comfortable lodging with hot shower (or ask upgrade)
  • Good local restaurants available for meals
  • English speaking guide
  • Avoid stress and confusion by paying a professional to coordinate your travel logistics
  • Download for recommended packing list
  • Be sure to read about Tibet ahead of time
Itinerary

Day 1Lhasa

A short flight to Lhasa gives you a panorama of the snowy Himalayan Ranges. If coming by train, the days of riding over the high plateau and crossing the mighty Thangu La Ranges get you to Lhasa with beautiful sceneries along the route. Upon your arrival at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Train Station, you will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and driver. You will be taken to your hotel in Lhasa city, where you will be resting for the remainder of the day to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 2Jokhang Temple & Sera Monastery

Jokhang Temple is located in the center of the Old Lhasa city. It is one of the most sacred temples of Tibet and is always bustling with local pilgrims from all over Tibet. After touring the temple, you will have time to walk around Barkhor Street, which has been a thriving trade market since the end of the 17th century and also a circumambulation route for the pilgrims. The day will end with a visit to Sera Monastery, which houses several hundred monks. Built in the fifteenth century, the monastery is famous for its philosophical court yard debates on Buddhist doctrine among the monks.

Day 3Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery

Potala Palace is the cardinal landmark of Tibet. It is a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture and considered a world heritage. The palace was first built in the 7th century by Tibet’s 33rd king, Songtsen Gampo. Rebuilt in the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama, it has been home to the successive Dalai Lamas since then. In the afternoon, we will visit Drepung Monastery, which was once the world’s largest monastery, housing more than 10,000 monks. Visitors will enjoy walking through the twists and turns of the narrow lanes lined with small apartment homes of the monks.

Day 4Drakyerpa Hermitage

For those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Drakyerpa Hermitage, located about 16 kilometers (10 miles) northeast of Lhasa, is one of the holiest cave retreats in Tibet Autonomous Region. Among the many ascetics who have sojourned here are Guru Rinpoche and Atisha, the Indian Buddhist master, who spent 12 years proselytising in Tibet. Drakyerpa is a peaceful place offering lovely views and is a great day trip from Lhasa. We’ll make sure you can catch your flight on time.

Customized Options

Is this not quite what you are looking for? With access to a vast network of Tibetan travel companies and tour guides on the Tibetan Plateau, Conscious Journeys offers an incredible range of experiences with customized trips for everyone. Please take a few minutes and tell us what you want by filling out this Tailor-Made Journey inquiry form today.

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