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Lhasa City Stay

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,046

The centre of Tibetan Buddhism and former home of the Dalai Lamas, Lhasa offers an insight into Buddhist culture exemplified by the magnificent Potala Palace and many traditional temples.


Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world and contains many cultural significant Tibetan Buddhist sites. The name means "Land of the Gods" and is over 1300 years old, 

Start your stay with a visit to the Potala Palace, the former home of the Dalai Lamas which sits perched on top of a hill and is an incredibly imposing and majestic building. It contains over 1000 rooms and is 13 stories high. The palace houses large amounts of rare cultural relics including many priceless hand written Buddhist scriptures and antiques.

Next you will visit the Deprung Monastery founded in 1416 and was the largest and wealthiest monastery in Tibet. At its height, the monastery had over 10,000 monks and governed 700 subsidiary monasteries. Afterwards time is spent at the Jokhang Temple constructed in the 7th Century, a splendid edifice under a gilded rooftop in the heart of Lhasa.

The following day, visit Norbulingka Palace, situated 1 kilometre away from the Potala Palace and built in 1755. It was the summer home of the Dalai Lamas. The current complex contains a small zoo and a botanical garden.  Next is the Sera Temple founded in 1419. It was famous for its Buddhist teachings and although smaller than Deprung Monastery, it still housed 7000 monks at its height. The final stop is at Barkhor Street Market in the old section of Lhasa where you can enjoy observing and bargaining with the local Tibetan vendors for unusual handicrafts. 


 

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Accommodation in Lhasa

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    Shangbala Hotel



    Located in downtown Lhasa, the Shangbala Hotel is near the Barkhore Bazaar, Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace. The property is an ideal place for excursions and sightseeing, with easy access to all great attractions. The hotel has comfortable and well-furnished guestrooms, all of which ...

    Located in downtown Lhasa, the Shangbala Hotel is near the Barkhore Bazaar, Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace. The property is an ideal place for excursions and sightseeing, with easy access to all great attractions. The hotel has comfortable and well-furnished guestrooms, all of which are equipped with modern amenities. Shangbala has the same meaning as Shangrila in Tibetan language. As a popular folk song goes: there's a beautiful land admired by people, where birds twitter and flowers blossom year round. It's known as Shangbala, an abode of the immortals, no grief, and no distress.

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    • Business Centre
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    Shangri La Hotel Lhasa


    Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is situated amidst striking mountain landscape and is just minutes from the Norbulingka Palace and the Potala Palace, both part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is located right in the centre of ...

    Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is situated amidst striking mountain landscape and is just minutes from the Norbulingka Palace and the Potala Palace, both part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The hotel is located right in the centre of Lhasa city, a 10-minute drive from the Lhasa Railway Station. The hotel comprises of 262 contemporary guestrooms and 17 suites. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Potala Palace or the breathtaking mountains and relax in the comforts of traditional Tibetan architecture and interior design.

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    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Doctor on Call
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    St Regis Lhasa Resort



    Standing on the 'Roof of the World" at 3,680 meters above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers an unrivalled dimension of luxury, bespoken service and refined elegance at one of the most mystical and exotic addresses in the world - all devoted to ...

    Standing on the 'Roof of the World" at 3,680 meters above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers an unrivalled dimension of luxury, bespoken service and refined elegance at one of the most mystical and exotic addresses in the world - all devoted to the pursuit of a truly unique experience. The hotel features 122 luxury guest rooms, 28 private villas, and 12 exquisite suites including the presidential suite, which ranges from 61 to 254 square meters and affords guests views of the amazing landscapes of Tibet.

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    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
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    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
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    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
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Itinerary

Day 1

Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Hotel

Duration40 Minutes

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

Situated in eastern Lhasa city, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa is on the Lhasa River and faces Jiangsu Avenue. The great location is a ten minute walk from the Jokhang Temple and Barkhorn Street and only an eight minute drive from the Potala Palace. The 102 guest rooms, including three suites, are warm and inviting with a contemporary design.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa

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    Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa



    Situated in eastern Lhasa city, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa is on the Lhasa River and faces Jiangsu Avenue. The great location is a ten minute walk from the Jokhang Temple and Barkhorn Street and only an eight minute drive from the Potala Palace. The ...

    Situated in eastern Lhasa city, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa is on the Lhasa River and faces Jiangsu Avenue. The great location is a ten minute walk from the Jokhang Temple and Barkhorn Street and only an eight minute drive from the Potala Palace. The 102 guest rooms, including three suites, are warm and inviting with a contemporary design.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Full Day Potala Palace Jokhang Monastery and Bakhor Street with Lunch

Pick up from hotel, explore the spectacular architecture at the world-famous Potala Palace, former living quarters of the Dalai Lama, its massive 1,000 room structure towers over this mountain city. After lunch at local restaurant, continue to visit the famous Barkhor Market where you may shop for Tibetan items. At Barkhor Square tour one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th century Jokhang Monastery, where pilgrims come to worship before the statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, lavishly enthroned in gold. After that, drive back to your hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Nobrulingkha, Sera Temple and Drepung Monastery with Lunch

Pick up from hotel, explore the Norbu Lingka, a complex sits in a 98-acre park and served as Dalai Lamas’Summer Palace., built by the 7th Dalai Lama, and visit the Drepung Monastery, it is considered one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. It was first built in 1416, and held 7,700 monks in its heyday. In Tibetan language, Drepung Monastery means monastery of collecting rice.
After lunch at local restaurant, then on to magnificent Sera Monastery to see groups of red-robed young monks debate Buddhist doctrines in lively traditional style. After that, drive back to your hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Lhasa Hotel to Lhasa Airport

Duration2 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PLEASE NOTE: 

Goway will assist in obtaining your Tibet entry permit, but this permit is never guaranteed and subject to change. It is usually not possible to get a Tibet Entry permit between March-Apr 10, May 01-05, and Oct 01-10.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours as Tibet entry permits
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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