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The Ancient City of Lhasa

This is the ideal short trip to explore the ancient city of Lhasa and some of its surrounding monasteries and other cultural highlights. We include visits to the Jokhang, the Norbulingka (the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama), the famous Potala Palace as well as side trips to the nearby monasteries of Drepung, Sera or Tsurpu. Sera Monastery is located approximately 5km north of the Jokang and includes 19 hermitages, including four nunneries, which are all located in the foot hills north of Lhasa. Visiting these ancient Buddhist sites, including Samye, the first monastery established in Tibet, will give you a fantastic insight into both ancient and modern life within Tibet. This short trip can also be added before or after any of our other Himalayan departures.

Inclusions

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Airport transfers day 1 and day 8
English-speaking local guides throughout
Basic hotel accommodation in Lhasa
All scheduled sightseeing and entrance fees
Emergency medical kit
Pre-departure Information Guide, with all you need to know for your trip
Bottled Oxygen for emergency use
Hightlights
Explore ancient Lhasa, one of the highest cities in the world
Experience the majesty of the Potala Palace
Journey to surrounding sites like Samyes, Tibet's first monastery
Gain an insight into the contrasts of modern and traditional Tibet
Discover the revered Jokhang temple and Norbulingka, Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $2,830
Start Location
Chengdu, Tibet
End Location
Tibet
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 6
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
03 Sep 201910 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
07 Sep 201914 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
10 Sep 201917 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
14 Sep 201921 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
17 Sep 201924 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
21 Sep 201928 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
24 Sep 201901 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
28 Sep 201905 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
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07 Dec 201914 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,890
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1
This morning we take the one hour flight from Chengdu to Lhasa. On arrival at Lhasa Airport you will be transferred to the city – a drive that takes around two hours. The afternoon is set aside to rest and acclimitise.
Days 2-4
Three days are scheduled in Lhasa to appreciate its rich cultural history. We include visits to the Jokhang, the Norbulingka (the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama), and the famous Potala Palace. We also include visits to the nearby monasteries of Drepung and Sera.
Day 5
Located 170km Southeast of Lhasa in the picturesque Yarlung Valley, the Tsedang region is home to many historical sites (approximate driving time is 2-3 hours). We will visit Thadruk Droma Monastery which houses a famous pearl Thangka. We will overnight at a local hotel.
Day 6
Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet. It is nestled in a spectacular valley and a visit to Tibet would not be complete without a visit to this significant site. The first Tibetan monks were ordained at Samye, and are known as the ‘Seven Examined Men’. Our visit to Samye is a highlight of our entire journey. Overnight at local hotel. (It is approximately 2 - 3 hour driving time from Tsedang to the Sayme Monsastery.)
Day 7
The drive back to Lhasa is approximately 2-3 hours and we will arrive in Lhasa around 1:00 pm. The rest of the day is at leisure in Lhasa.
Day 8
This morning we make the drive back to Lhasa Airport for our return flight to Chengdu. On arrival in Chengdu our trip concludes.