Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple


Your tour begins with pickup from the Gang Gyan hotel in central Lhasa at 9:30am, when you’ll board a vehicle destined for the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace. Following a 15-minute drive, you’ll arrive at the world’s highest palace, located a whopping 39,370 feet (12,000 meters) above sea level. Home to more than 1,000 rooms, the regal residence is split into the Red Palace and the White Palace.    Admire highlights such as the Great West Hall, The Dharma Cave, and Saint’s Chapel, all of which date back to the 7th century, before stopping to purchase a Chinese- or Tibetan-style lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you’ll continue to Jokhang Temple, considered one of the world’s greatest Buddhist monuments, to admire the shrines, statues, and shops that comprise the temple. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

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8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Capture the highlights of magical Lhasa in just one day on this 8-hour guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site around Potala Palace. Visit the towering palace itself, the Jokhang Temple, the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism, and Barkhor Street, the vibrant street where pilgrims perform worship.

What’s included?

  • Small-group (2-12 persons)

  • English-speaking Tibetan guide

  • Clients' Hotel Pickup and drop-off

  • City tour tourist vehicle

  • Liability travel insurance

  • Drinking water provided during the trip

  • Entrance fees of tourist sites

  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace

  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple

  • Lunch

  • Tibet Travel Permit USD $50 per person

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Tibet Vista (Tibet Travel Org) is your window to Tibet travel and offers the first-hand Tibet Travel information, helpful Travel ideas and customized Tibet tours. Our tour company was founded in 1984. We has been committed to objectively introducing profound culture and awe-inspiring natural wonders of Tibet to the world. With sincere management and innovative spirits, we aim to make memorable travel experiences to foreign tourists and shoulder the responsibility for creating more job opportunities for local Tibetans.

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