Tibet Entry Permit Plus Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Streets and Sera Monastery Tour
- Local Tibetan English speaking guide
- Shared vehicle from Yak hotel lobby to Sera Monastery
- Shared vehicle from Sera Monastery to your own hotel after the tour (1-3 pax by car, 4-12 pax by van or mini bus)
- Tibet travel permits delivery to your hotel or living address in one city of China
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance
- Bottled water for Sera monastery tour
Your English speaking Tibetan local guide will meet all group members at the lobby of Yak Hotel at 9:25 am with all group members name lists to be checked and reconfirmed one by one. And all clients should get to this hotel lobby at least 5-10 minutes in advance. Your Tibetan local guide will take all group members to leave at 9:30 am on time and walk together slowly to visit the must see attraction of Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets in the whole morning between 9:30 am and 12 o'clock. Jokhang Temple was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang is situated in the heart of Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims from around Tibet to worship and walking around. The walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau is a must-needed experience. After the morning guided walking tour, your Tibetan tour guide will recommend few restaurants and/or tea-houses in the downtown for your lunch options. You can enjoy your relaxed lunch till 2:30 pm and then all group members should get to the meeting point at Yak Hotel lobby again before 2:45 pm for the afternoon trip. Guide will reconfirm the group members one by one before 2:55 pm, your van/mini bus driver, your guide and all of you will leave at 3 pm for Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery is one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. The magnificent Sera Monastery covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). There are three main buildings which are called Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). There are scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals in these halls. Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here every afternoon except for Sunday and this is distinctive from the other famous monasteries. We will enjoy the visit to the debating session of the Tibetan monks. After around 2 hours highlight sightseeing, your guide and driver will take all of you back to your hotel one by one, tour ends. Wish today's trip leaves you a wonderful Tibetan impression. You can book with the same Tibet travel expert for other easy and affordable daily excursions coming up soon. Enjoy your continual trip to Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Lake Yamdrok, etc later. Below is suggested and flexible Lhasa tour itinerary: Day 1 Arrival in Tibet, rest Day 2 Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street and Sera monastery day tour Day 3 Potala Palace+ Norbulinka or Drepung (or just Potala Palace Half day tour with half day rest) Day 4 Yamdrok Lake Day trip or Ganden Monastery day trip or Namtso Lake day trip (or 2 days tour to Gyantse-Shigatse) Day 5/6 leave Tibet for next stop
With legal Tibet entry permit applied by Lhasa local Tibet travel expert agency at least 15 days before your arrival in Tibet, this highlight Lhasa day trip must be on your to do list because it covers the must see tourists attractions of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets and Sera Monastery. This day trip is recommended as your first and easy Lhasa day trip after your arrival in Tibet and before you climb up the many stairs to visit Potala Palace or extend further to Lake Yamdrok, etc. The Tibet entry travel permit allows you a flexible tour in and near Lhasa, just reconfirm with the Lhasa local supplier what your must go places are and when you will arrive in Tibet and when you will leave Tibet. The agency will apply the accurate Tibet entry permits and you can join any flexible tours even after arrival with the same Tibet travel expert agency. You can not miss this brilliant chance.
Not wheelchair accessible
Instant confirmation if you book this at least 15 days before arrival date in Tibet with providing passports instantly
1-3 pax by shared car, 4-12 pax by shared tour van or mini tour bus
All foreign travelers need to have Tibet permits arranged before arrival in Lhasa, otherwise they can not travel to Tibet
All foreign travelers entering Tibet from Nepal need Additional Tibet Group Visa (This requires additional cost ranging from USD$115 to USD$210 depending on traveler's nationality and 3 working days of processing time in Kathmandu).
Upon booking, please provide your passport photo copies to the same supplier (tibetCtrip.com) for Tibet permits arrangement. To guarantee you can enter Tibet, you need to book this trip and provide the documents at least 15 days in advance.
All China visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler, when you apply China visa, please do not mention "Tibet"
You can book to join other day or half day trips with the same tour supplier even during or after arrival (but Potala Palace needs to be booked 5 days before sightseeing date).
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers