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From Lhasa: 5-Day Lhasa & Samye Monastery Discovery

Product ID: 103808
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Explore Lhasa and Samye Monastery, built in 775 A.D. when King Trisong Detsen sent envoys to Kashmir and India to invite a famous lama to Tibet. It is the first monastery in Tibet to worship the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
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Duration: 5 days
Starting time 12:20 PM
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  • See the first Buddhist monastery in Tibetan history - Samye Monastery
  • Visit the historical relics in Lhasa, including Jokhang, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
  • Tour along the Yarlung Tsangpo River by coach
Full description
This package is inclusive of the four-star Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet for 4 nights and round trip hotel transfer to Lhasa Airport or Lhasa railway station shuttle bus transfers. Take the shuttle bus leaving at 12:30 and 16:00.  On Day 5, take airport shuttle bus at 07:30 or 11:00 from your hotel. The shuttle bus time is made to match most flights and train schedule to and from Lhasa.

From Day 2 to Day 3, take the Lhasa Orientation Tour to visit historical landmarks such as Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. On Day 4, you will have a coach tour along the Yarlung Tsangpo River for 3-hours to see the first Buddhist monastery in Tibetan history - Samye Monastery.

Have lots of photo opportunities at Samye ferry and Samye Monastery, which is shaped like a giant mandala, with the main temple representing the legendary Mount Meru in the center. Other buildings stand at the corners and cardinal points of the main temple, representing continents and other features of tantric Buddhist cosmology.
  • Tibet Travel Permit (TTB)
  • Chinese visa invitation letter if required
  • 4 night accommodation and daily breakfast at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4-star
  • Escorted sightseeing tour with service of English-speaking tour guide
  • Climate controlled coach for sightseeing and transfers
  • Entrance fees to all attractions listed on the itinerary
  • Shuttle bus to and from Lhasa Airport
What’s Not Included
  • China visa
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airfare and train ticket
  • Taxi fare from/ to the airport if you choose not to take the airport shuttle
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Extra bed for child
  • Oversized and excess baggage storage surcharge
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities for the tour guide and driver (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Lhasa Airport (LXA).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
• Adult price is based on twin/ triple share of a hotel room
• Child price is based on child without extra bed
• For shuttle bus between airport and hotel, each passenger (except an infant) can check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage, total dimensions per bag shall not exceed 158 centimeters. Oversized and excess baggage are subject to the availability of storage space on thecoach and a surcharge will be charged
• If you do not want to wait for the airport shuttle bus, the taxi fare will be paid by yourself. Highly recommend not to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa as getting Tibet Group Visa there is extremely inconvenient
• If your travel date is not on the fixed departure list, please choose a random departure date already available, state your ideal travel date and submit. The local operator in Lhasa will check the availability and get back to you with a final answer: if it is okay to form a new group or receive a 100% refund

From US$ 628 per person

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