Tibet Entry Permit Plus Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Streets and Sera Monastery Tour

Summary

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

Tour info

Duration
1 day
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • 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

  • Food and drinks not mentioned

  • Accommodation

  • Air port/railway station pick up and drop off

  • Other extra tour not mentioned

  • Gratuities (5-15$ per guest to Tibetan guide and 3-10$ per guest to driver recommended but not compulsory)

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  • Duration: 24h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

About operator:

"Tibet Local Guide" is the online brand of Tibet Norpel Ling Travel Service, one professional Lhasa local registered agency and TIBETAN tour operator, offer authentic and quality private Tibet tours and group tours for different interests and needs. From unique Tibetan cultural tours to landscape photography tours, from sightseeing tours to outdoor adventures activities or Kailash parikrama, "Tibet Local Guide - Tibet Ctrip Tours"provide one stop shop for full Tibet tourism services. And it grows to be one of the largest Tibet tourism booking platform. We have profound knowledge of Tibetan culture, religion and tradition to provide you an insight and rewarding Tibetan experiences. If you are interested in travelling to Tibet, having questions on Tibet travel permits, Tibet travel itineraries and looking for the the most rewarding tours, please feel free to contact us. We can help you plan and organize the whole trip. We welcome you to book with "Tibet Local Guide - Tibet Ctrip Tours".

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