Glimpse of Tibet Tours

  • 5 days
  • Leisure Holidays
  • Min 2 Pax
  • Jan - May and Sept - Dec

Trip Overview

Glimpse of Tibet Tours takes you to the forbidden city of Lhasa and lets you catch a glance of it all at once. Lhasa has remained the heart of Tibet since ages and possess the well preserved palaces and monasteries that holds history of ancient era intact. Visit the artistic palaces like Potala Palace and Norbulingka palace. The art, crafts and interiors manifested in those palaces are simply mind blowing. Potala palace stands tall on the Red hill of Lhasa dominating the skyline of the entire city. Artistically excellent, this palace features the quarter of Dalai Lama and many other vital chapels. Norbulingka is also a grand palace of Dalai Lama with marvelous architecture and intelligently used craftworks.

Highlights of the Glimpse of Tibet Tours

Jokhang temple is the oldest and most sacred temple in Lhasa. It is surrounded by the busy Bakor Street. Hence, you will find the pilgrims encircling the temple in the Bakor street which looks a bit of hassle and a little of fascination.  Besides palaces and temples, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery are the other major attractions in Lhasa. They are the must visit monasteries manifested with excellent art and architecture. From white color of wall, golden color of roofs to the paintings, surroundings and statues; everything about these monasteries is so pure and so auspicious. Sera monastery is one the largest monasteries that used to have around 10000 monks. The number of monks has reduced to some extent, however, it is one of the largest monasteries.

Then also visit to the Ganden Monastery (3,800m) which is is one of the great three Gelug university monasteries of Tibet. It is one of the renowned and oldest 14th century Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Founded in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa Lozang-dragpa, Ganden is located on the Wangbur Mountain and on the southern bank of Khasa River. The monastery believes in study of scriptural texts. This monastery contains more than 2 dozen chapels consisting large Buddha statues and 2 colleges Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse. The visitors can explore the Serdung where lies the tomb of Tsgonkhapa. There are several artifacts in the monastery from the era of Tsongkhapa.  In 1959 more than 7500 monks used to live and study in the monastery. Young monks come to this monastery for shelter and education.

So, come along to experience this unique culture, history and art of Tibet in its well preserved condition. The Glimpse Tibet Tours is the influence of Buddhism will inspire you and help you find peace which is the ultimate teaching of Buddhism.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive in Lhasa by Plane/Train

Upon arrival, you will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. Then transfer to Lhasa. Check in at the hotel. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02 - Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

We spend our day visiting several monasteries in Lhasa in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery, a best-preserved monastery in Tibet within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs. After lunch we visit Norbulingka, a summer palace of the Dalai Lama and the Jokhang Temple, a most sacred shrine in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor – a maze of narrow cobbled streets that is the central market of Lhasa.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Lhasa, Breakfast included.

Day 03 - Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa

We visit Potala Palace in the morning. It is a palace that dominates the city of Lhasa. It is a spectacular building containing private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. After lunch, we visit the Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. It used to be the largest monastery in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days the number has fallen down to hundred.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Lhasa, Breakfast included.

Day 04 - Lhasa to Ganden Monastery 60 kilometers east of Lhasa

Today, we shall explore the Ganden Monastery (Ganden Namgyan Ling) which is one of the Tibet’s three great and pristine Gelug university monasterie. Ganden was founded by the Great Tsongkhapa in 1409 and lies 40km northeast of Lhasa. On our drive to Ganden, we’ll enjoy the views of beautiful Kyichu River (Lhasa River). The mountain views continue on throughout the drive and you can see the spectacular monastery located peacefully on the mountain top.

The, we shall visit the Genden Monastery chapels. Later, visit the tomb of the Gelupa founder, Tsongkhapa. After we end our Ganden Monastery exploration, we will move towards Tibetan farmer’s village to get to know their life better.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Lhasa, Breakfast included

Day 05 - Depart from Lhasa

Our tours ends today! Your guide will drop you at the train station or airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Lhasa
  • Tibet travel permits
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved the Tibetan guide including his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance, etc.
  • All activities as per itinerary including attraction, tour guide, and entry fees
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Lunches and Dinners during the tours approx. 25 per day.
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa
  • International flights to/from Lhasa
  • Chinese Visa fee USD 175.00 for American and USD 85.00 other citizens.
  • Personal shopping and drinks etc.
  • Tips for guide and driver

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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