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5 Days Lhasa Cultural Tour

Starting Price: $ 240, Trip Grade: Easy, Total Duration: 5
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This tour covers all the three world heritage sites like The Potala palace,  Jokhang Temple and Barkor  street,Scenic site, Yamdrok Lake, You can visit the Dalai lama’s summer palace and stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can enjoy the sweet tea and chat with locals or bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa. Besides, Never miss the chance to explore the dramatic Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera monastery.


    Local Tibetan-English speaking tour guide
    Transportation : You will have Hyundai or Buick Van service during whole trip, Include Picking and dropping to airport , petrol, Car wash, Parking,
    All necessary permits and permits delivery fee
    All entrance fee as per the itinerary
    Accommodation Charge only normal hotel price and update in 4 star standard hotel with breakfast
    Top private service with best service quality


    Train & Flight ticket
    Daily lunch & dinner
    Gratitude to your guide and Driver ( but it's depend on you no forced )
    Expenses of a personal nature (beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
    Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason.
Day 1 :  Connecting flight or Train /Arrival in Lhasa ( 3680m)
Day 2 :  Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor street(B) ( 3680m)
Day 3  :  Lhasa tour - Yamdrok Lake , Sera Monastery ( 4900m)
Day 4 :  Lhasa to Gaden Monastery, Drak Yerba Hermitage (4100 m)
Day 5 : flight to Mainland city /End your tour Departure to Airport (B)
Day 1 :  Connecting flight or Train /Arrival in Lhasa ( 3680m)

Attraction: Famous Local tea explore

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa Tashi Nota Hotel


Day 2 :  Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor street(B) ( 3680m)

Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, (Barkor Street Heart of Lhasa ) Norbulingka Summer Palace of Dalai Lama. Cooking class

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the only most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs. In late after noon, You will continue visit to NorbuLingka summer Palace of Dalai Lama. In the evening you will visit to Local Tibetan family and learn about how to cook Tibetan Momos and some other dishes. after that you will enjoy meals with local family.

Stay overnight in Lhasa Tashi Nota Hotel

Day 3  :  Lhasa tour - Yamdrok Lake , Sera Monastery ( 4900m)

Attraction: Yamdrok Lake, Hiking near the Lake , Sera Monastery Cooking class with local Tibetan Family (248km)

In Early Morning you will drive ahead to Yamdrok Lake. Which is total 248 km away from Lhasa city and you will explore there more than one hour and drive same way back . On the way back to Lhasa. We can visit to Local Tibetan family and exchange local Tibetan experience. In After you reach at Lhasa . You will visit to Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The hot attraction is monk debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In the evening our company will invite you favour dinner for group .

Stay overnight in Tashi Nota Hotel


Day 4 :  Lhasa to Gaden Monastery, Drak Yerba Hermitage (4100 m)

Attraction : Out side tour to Gaden Monastery , Drak Yerba Hermit, Chakpori rock carving buddha ,( 130 km )

In the Early morning driving to Gaden Monastery and it’s will takes another 1hrs 3minutes to reach there. You will driving on the hill where you can see over view of Gaden Monastery. Our guide and driver will stop at pass for pictures. After that, you will continue drive to Drak Yerba Hermitage. Begin your short hike start from basement of DrakYerba . So, you can visit all the hermit cave during your hike. after that, you will drive back to Lhasa . After drive back to Lhasa you will visit to Chakpori rock carving buddha In the evening our company offer you favour dinner.

Stay overnight in Tashi Nota Hotel


Day 5 : flight to Mainland city /End your tour Departure to Airport (B)

After Break fast, Your guide and driver will drop you to Airport and Good bye Tibet.

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Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth

Sep 04, 2017

I recently traveled to Tibet as a solo female and had an incredible experience with Sonam and Tibet Native. I strongly recommend looking no further as their local experience, responsiveness and value are unparalleled. Not only did Sonam procure my travel permit within a day or two, but he arranged for a local contact to meet me during my brief stopover in Guangzhou to deliver the permit before making my connecting flight which worked seamlessly! Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by Sonam and his driver with a Tibetan scarf, plenty of water, and available oxygen (which I didn’t need). Throughout my five days touring in and around Lhasa, Sonam was incredibly flexible to tailor my tour and make changes along the way based on my energy and preferences. He was also very adept with accommodating my vegan diet and the food was amazing! While in Tibet, I learned that not many tour companies are local to Tibet, but rather, are based all over China and sell the packages to the local Tibetan agencies, thus increasing the cost due to the use of a middle man. Not only was working directly with Tibet Native more cost effective, but they are trustworthy, timely, responsive and extremely knowledgeable. They also have several local relationships, since they live in Tibet, which became very useful when accommodating my personal interests such a visiting a local home, taking a cooking class, visiting a school and assistance with local airport contacts. As an example of how they’re willing to go the distance for their clients, Sonam invited me into his home and his wife taught me how to make vegan momos! I had asked about taking a cooking class, but the other classes weren’t operating since my visit was close to the Tibetan New Year, so he created a delicious and very authentic experience for me with his family! This kindness, sincerity and generosity shone through my entire visit and I feel truly grateful to have had such a wonderful visit. On my last day, my flight was cancelled with no notice while I was at the departure gate. Sonam had already traveled an hour back to the city after dropping me at the airport. However, when I asked the airport personnel to contact him, he diligently assisted with translation and trouble shooting. When it was determined that no further flights would depart, I was brought back into the city where Sonam generously offered his time and support to assist with getting my travel plans back on track (in which case his local contacts became extremely useful) and even brought me all the way back to the airport with a smile! I rarely write these kinds of reviews, but this experience truly warmed my heart and wish that all others can experience such a beautiful and meaningful time in Tibet. It has sincerely left a lasting mark on my soul.

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