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2-Day Lhasa Tour

Two Days in Holy City Lhasa

(TTD-001) To feel the power of the Tibetan Buddhism

  • Price from

    USD390 p.p.

      Price Notes:
    • based on double occupancy;
    • 3-star accommodation level in low season;
    • international airfare is not included;
    • price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
  • Tour Type:

    Join-in small group with fixed departure!

  • Group Size:

    around 10 Pax

  • Trip Level:

    Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.

      Trip Level Guide:
    • easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
    • Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.
    • Moderate to Strenous - suitable for those physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.
    • Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
  • Season:




Highlights (Visiting Places) One by One

Day 1
Pick up from your hotel in Lhasa
Visit Potala PalaceTour Potala Palace
Lunch time
See pilgrims making prostratingPilgrims are making prostrating at the front of Jokhang Temple.
Visit Jokhang Temple
Walk around Barkhor Street
Taste Tibetan tea in local tea houseLocal Tibetan Tea House
Local dishes dinner
Get back to hotel
Day 2
Pick up from hotel
Visit Drepung MonasteryDrepung Monastery
Have the lunch with the local Tibetans
Drive to Sera Monastery
Visit the monks debating in the courtyardMonks Debating in Sera Monastery
Get back in the hotel

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Potala Palace at Sunset

1Visit the Word Heritage Potala Palace

When you get to the foot of the mountain Mabori (red hill) where Potala Palace is located, you will see the pilgrims taking koras (religious circling) around Potala Palace. Then hike to the top of the palace and bird view whole Lhasa city. Meanwhile tourists can visit the treasures of Tibet and the holiest tomb of the H.H the Dalai Lama reincarnation.

Hike up to the Top of the Palace

2See Pilgrims Prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple

When you get there in front of Jokhang Temple you will see lots of the pilgrims prostrating and stretching the full body back and forth on the ground to get the bless from the Buddha, from which you can will feel the strong power of the temple and also will see the construction of Tibet, in the early 7th century. Then inside the Jokhang Temple you can visit the holiest or the oldest statues of the lord of Buddha which was brought to Tibet from Chinese mainland.

Devout Local Pilgrims in front of the Jokhang Temple
Tibetan Pilgrims Prostrating in front of the Jokhang Temple
Traditional Tibetan Houses at the sides of Barkor Street

3Follow Pilgrims to Walk Around Barkhor Street

Follow the local Tibetans and will see how they are practicing the religion, like praying beads, praying wheels, chanting, burning the natural incense in the burner, prostrating all the way of the Barkhor Street with their family. Besides, you will see the customs of Tibetans from different places and the traditional Tibetan architecture.

Local Pilgrims Walking around the Barkhor Street

4Explore the Oldest Market of Lhasa

Tourists will see lots of vendors around the Barkhor Street, like Tibetan traditional dress, well-curved colorful furniture, jewels, bronze Buddhist statues and lots of stuff of Tibetan Buddhism.

Shopping at the Barkhor Street
Tibetan Buddhism Stuff Sold at the Local Market
Taste the Tibetan Tea

5Taste the Local Teas in the Tea Houses

You will go to taste the local teas in the local tea houses which sell the smooth and sweet teas like cha-yi in India. So get in there and taste the teas with local people, you can feel the strong atmosphere of Tibetan community and get to know how Tibetan people spend the leisure time.

Join in the locals in a Teahouse

6Have Traditional Dinner with Tour Guide in the Local Restaurant

You couldn’t afford to miss the enjoyment of local food and Tibetan food is made from pure nutrient-rich natural material. Tourists can sit around in a wood table like Tibetans to eat the local food together with group members and guide, such as Tsanpa, the staple food of Tibetan, the yak meat, curry, local vegetables. It is also a good chance to know each other.

Taste Tibet Food
Enjoy Tibaten Dinnar in a Local Restaurant
Monks in Drepung Monastery

7Visit One of the Biggest Monasteries Around Lhasa - the Drepung

Travelling like a pilgrim to visit one of the biggest monasteries and universities of Tibetan Buddhism, you can explore the halls and chapels inside Drepung and have a chance to see and hear of the mysterious chanting or praying by the monks. You will visit the biggest assembling hall which can accommodate 2000 monks once at a time and see the 1st palace of the Dalai lamas.

Drepung Monastery near Lhasa city

8See the On-the-spot Monk Debate in the Debating Courtyard

It is a good chance to get into the real life of the monk and see how monks are practicing the Buddhism by watching monk debate in a courtyard in Sera Monastery, groups of monks debate with their classmate in their special way using dramatic body language and mental language to make them become smarter in study.

9Watch the Real Wheel of Buddhist (Mandala) Made of Sand

Inside Sera Monastery, you will see how the monks are skillful in practicing Buddhist art. The amazing and holy Mandalas made of colorful sand shows the spiritual paradise of Buddhism. During your visit in Tibet, if you are lucky, you may see the process of making Mandalas in some monasteries.

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1. All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
2. English-speaking local Tibetan tour guide;
3. Tourist vehicles from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus according to the group size;
4. Tibetan dishes dinner at local restaurant;
5. Tourist accident/casualty insurance;

Customer Care

1. To take care of clients healthy condition with finger fingertip blood oxygen pulse monitor.
2. Drinking water provided on tour.

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