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4-Day Tibet Tour: Private Lhasa Package of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple

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    Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

    Your guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Lhasa Airport, where the altitude is almost 12,000 feet (3,650 m) above sea level. A comfortable drive will transfer you to check in the hotel for a 3-night stay. It is suggested that you have a good rest at the hotel for the remainder of the day to acclimate to the high altitude in case of acute mountain sickness.

    Overnight: Four Points By Sheraton (4 stars)

    Day 2: Lhasa (B+L)

    After breakfast, you are going to visit the Drepung Monastery, located in the western suburb of the city. It is one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' and the largest one in Tibetan Buddhism. Looking at it from a distance, the monastery is like a heap of rice, consisting of a group of white buildings layer upon layer.

    In the afternoon, visit the Sera Monastery, the second largest monastery in Tibet, which is well-known for the excellent debating of Buddhist doctrines among lamas. After that, you'll visit the nearby Norbulingka Park, the most beautiful and largest man-made park in Tibet. This park was built for 200 years ago and used to be the Summer Palace of religious leaders of the region.

    Overnight: Four Points By Sheraton (4 stars)

    Day 3: Lhasa (B+L)

    Your impressive excursion to the splendid Potala Palace is scheduled in the morning. Originally built in the 7th century as an imperial palace, the Potala Palace has experienced a 600-year's unrest until the reconstruction in the 17th century. From then on, it has been the political, religious, cultural, and economic center of Tibet. Currently, it is the largest treasure house of this mysterious land, attracting a great number of travelers and pilgrims everyday. Following this is a visit to Tibet Museum, which exhibits a number of historical relics and treasures.

    After lunch, you will come to the Jokhang Temple, which is located in the city center. Constructed in the 7th century, the peak time of Tubo Kingdom, this temple is the best architectural combination of Tibet, Han, Nepal, and India. It is also a holy Buddhist temple of worshiping the rare life-size statue of Sakyamuni. Around the temple, is the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street, which assembles a large number of pilgrims, travelers, businessmen, and expats. Today's exciting journey will come to the end after visiting a Nunnery.

    Overnight: Four Points By Sheraton (4 stars)

    Day 4: Departure from Lhasa (B)

    Today, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your return flight and see you off there.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet at Lhasa airport
    Departure Time
    Varies
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Tibet Travel Permit
    • Two bottled water per person per day
    • Professional private guide and driver
    • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • China Visa Fee
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • On the first day of your arrival, avoid vigorous activities such as walking fast, running and swimming. Bathing and smoking are also not recommended.
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Tibet tours must be booked at least 25 days in advance; upon booking, clear copies of all travelers' passports and Chinese visas must immediately be sent to the local tour operator in order to apply for and obtain your Tibet travel permit in time for your tour
    • Please note that if your Chinese visa is not an 'L' tourist visa, then you need to provide supplementary letters from your sponsored organization; please contact the local operator for more details
    • If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit that the local tour operator will send to your hotel in mainland China. Therefore, please provide your hotel details (name, address and contact numbers) and your hotel reservation number. If you are not staying at a hotel and have a connection flight to Tibet from mainland China, please provide detailed flight information so the local operator can arrange someone from the tour company to deliver your permit to you at the airport in China when you arrive
    • If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email
    • If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You don’t need to have a Chinese visa, but you do need a Tibet Group Visa (same as a Chinese visa) from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to the local tour operator after booking, the staff will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa. The Tibet Group Visa fee is not included in the tour price, so you will be asked to pay at the embassy. Please keep in mind that even if you have a Chinese visa, if you enter Tibet from Nepal, it is required that you have the Tibet Group Visa. Please be advised that when you apply for the Tibet Group Visa, the Chinese Embassy will cancel your current visa. You can only apply for the Tibet Group Visa through a local Nepalese agent, so this tour operator's local agent in Nepal will help you obtain it
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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