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Samye Monastery


A2: 5-day Lhasa Samye Monastery Tour


Trip Overview


This trip starts in the main tourist attractions like Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Drepung and Sera monastery in Lhasa and tourists may
enjoy the beauty of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Tibet’s largest and longest river) and visit the Samye monastery which is the first Buddhist
monastery built in Tibet and also the very first monastery to have monks. It is very interesting to go for Kora (religious circle) around Hepori
hill and enjoy the sand surrounding you as you do Kora.

 

Highlights:

-Potala Palace: Winter palace of the Dalai Lama
-Jokhang Temple: Spiritual Center for Buddhists in Tibet
-Barkhor street: This street surrounds the Johkang Temple and is filled with pilgrims and wide range of souvenirs.
-Samye monastery
- Drepung Monstery: Drepung used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace.
-Sera Monastery: Another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, the hot attraction is monks debate.




Outline Itinerary in English

Day

Place

Activities

Meals

Hotel

01

Arrive in Lhasa

Airport/Train station to hotel transfer at designated period
of time Rest in the hotel to acclimatize the altitude

 

Economy Hotel twin
sharing

02

Lhasa

Lhasa City Tour
*Potala Palace
*Johkang Temple
*Barkor Street

B

Welcome Dinner

Economy Hotel twin
sharing

03

Lhasa

Lhasa City Tour
*Drepung Monastery
*Sera Monastery

B

Economy Hotel twin
sharing

04

Lhasa to Samye monastery
to Lhasa

Samye monastery Tour

B

Economy Hotel twin
sharing

05

Depart from Lhasa

Hotel to Airport/Train station transfer at designated period
of time End the tour

B

\

B=Breakfast

Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high
altitude in the hotel. Overnight in Lhasa

Day 2: Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street (B,D).
The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139
feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there
is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.

Day 3: Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera (B).
In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded
in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks
debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Day 4: Lhasa/Samye Monastery/Lhasa (B)
Today, you will have a 290km driving along the Yarlung Tsang (Brahmaputra river), the Sand Mountain, the high mountain meadow, and the
wide rivers accompany you as you are heading towards Samye Monastery, the Samye Monastery is the Tibet first Buddhist monastery, built in
8 century and the first monastery to have the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this splendid
temple has become an attraction for visitors both at home and abroad.

Day 5: Depart from Lhasa (B).
Transfer clients to the airport or train station.

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa.

 

 


Service included:

- All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
- Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour
- Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and Hotel at designated period of time
- Experienced Local Tibetan private guide
- 3 nights of economy Hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B)
- One welcome or welfare dinner
- All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary

 

Service excluded:

- Chinese visa
- Lunches and Dinners
- Tips to driver and tour guide
- Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotel




Tibet Price list for SIC tour


Price list for SIC Tour 2018

Route

Itinerary

Season

Standard

16 Nov. –

31 Mar. 

01 Apr. –

25 Jun.

26 Jun. –

25 Aug.

26 Aug. –

15 Oct.

16 Oct. –

15 Nov.

A2

5-day Lhasa Samye
Monastery Tour  (based on
2pax)

Economic

3950

4300

4570

4750

4100

S.S.

670

670

750

750

670

Comfort

4110

4580

4990

4990

4360

S.S.

860

980

1020

1020

860

Notes:

  1. Price in CNY per person. S.S. – Single Supplement (the people who stays in single room needs to pay).
  2. Every group is included about 12 persons.
  3. The final departure is according to the current rule of enter Tibet and the booking condition.
  4. Price included: Travel Permit to Tibet, transport (fixed airport transfer, sightseeing), entrance fee, Tibetan English speaking guide,
    Accommodation, one Welcome/Farewell Tibetan-style dinner, Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  5. Price excluded: Lunches and Dinners, breakfast at Namtso Lake and Tingri, Tips to driver and tour guide (Tip as you wish), arrival and
    departure transportation, other personal expense.
  6. Free train station transfer. Free airport transfer during fixed time:
    Flight arrival: 12:20 (for the flight arrival before 12:00), 16:00 (for the flight arrival before 15:40)
    Flight departure: 07:30 (for the flight departure at 09:30-13:00), 11:00 (for the flight departure after 13:00)
  7. If your arrival/departure is not included in free airport transfer, we can provide private airport transfer at CNY400/one-way.


 
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