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Lhasa Highlights

THE FACTS

  • Days: 4
  • Price: $1,780 ¹
  • Single Supplement: $350 ²
  • Highlights: Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery debates
  • Starts & Ends: Chengdu (incl. return airfare to Lhasa)
  • Ground Transport: Private vehicle
  • ¹ per person, based on group of four
  • ² surcharge for solo travellers who prefer a private room

Here is the perfect solution for those whose time is limited but are still determined to make the trip of a lifetime. Extravagant Yak has tailored a four day tour of Lhasa to include all of the key cultural and historical highlights, complimented by authentic contemporary experiences of Tibetan life.

This is a long weekend not soon to be forgotten! Four days is all it takes: depart Chengdu on Day 1 and return on Day 4. We bring the roof of the world within easy reach. In the hands of a capable and engaging Tibetan guide who looks after all the details for you ensures you don’t return more tired than before you left. Bring a friend, your partner or your family.

If you desire a full course cultural meal packed into a few days, this tour will not disappoint.

 


Lhasa – Route & Itinerary

 

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  • DAY 1 Chengdu - Lhasa (flight). Your tour commences with pick up in the morning at your hotel for a shuttle to Chengdu Shuangliu airport. Today you are flying to the roof of the world (3700m). It is hard to find such a short flight anywhere else on the planet where the geography, climate, elevation, and culture changes so dramatically. After some refreshments at your hotel, it is off to the heart of this ancient city for a walk through the lively Barkhor Bazaar that surrounds the venerated Jokhang Temple . It is an exotic experience to mix with nomads and religious pilgrims who have converged from all over Tibet.

    Accommodation: Cang Gyan Hotel, Lhasa
  • DAY 2 Lhasa. To help with acclimatization, this morning will take you on a leisurely stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Norbulingka , meaning "Treasure Park." The central feature of this 89 acre park and gardens is Norbulingka Palace - the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas. After lunch, it is a short drive to the foothills north of town where Sera Monastery sits. This includes the fascinating experience of seeing monks engage in their daily practice of religious debate. A full day already, an afternoon rest will precede a later dinner. During dinner, the enjoyment of traditional Tibetan music and dance will leave you with the sense you've passed through a time portal to an ancient past.

    Accommodation: Cang Gyan Hotel, Lhasa
  • DAY 3 Lhasa. An ambitious day ahead, you begin with a tour of the 17th century Potala Palace , the former chief residence of the Dalai Lama. With walls as thick as 5 meters and containing over 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and 200,000 statues, any length of time in this historic engineering wonder is considered an abbreviated tour. A well deserved rest after lunch will be appreciated before a visit to Drepung Monastery . Historically, the most significant monastery in Tibetan Buddhism , Drepung used to be the seat of political and religious power in Tibet. It also used to be home to over 15,000 monks and one of the most prestigious Buddhist institutions in the land. Before dinner, you have the option of a visit to one of Lhasa's Tibetan rug factories for an introduction to their trade and an opportunity to pick up a unique souvenir.

    Accommodation: Cang Gyan Hotel, Lhasa
  • DAY 4 Lhasa - Chengdu (flight). An optional early morning walk with the pilgrims around Jokhang Temple precedes breakfast, followed by your shuttle to the airport and a reluctant departure from the roof of the world.

    *Your tour concludes upon departure from Lhasa.

 


What’s Included:

  • all transport, including airport pick-up and transfers
  • Tibet Travel Permit (TTP)
  • private vehicle and driver, plus an excellent English speaking local guide
  • Chengdu to Lhasa return airfare (per the itinerary)
  • all meals
  • all accommodation based on double occupancy
  • all activities and entrance fees enroute (per the itinerary)

Not Included:

  • international airfare
  • medical, travel, and trip interruption insurance
  • passport and visa fees
  • activities not included on the trip itinerary
  • alcoholic beverages
  • souvenirs, laundry, items of a personal nature

 


If you would like to include other destinations or additional days to your Lhasa tour, we can arrange that too. Begin the conversation here.

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THE FACTS

  • Days: 4
  • Price: $1,780 ¹
  • Single Supplement: $350 ²
  • Highlights: Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery debates
  • Starts & Ends: Chengdu (incl. return airfare to Lhasa)
  • Ground Transport: Private vehicle
  • ¹ per person, based on group of four
  • ² surcharge for solo travellers who prefer a private room
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