5 Days Samye Short Visit Tour

  • 5 days
  • Lhasa City and Surrounding Area
  • Cost Per Adult From $ 1000
  • All Season
  • Easy

This tour includes historical sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and all three biggest monasteries in Tibet, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery. Also include Drak Yerpa, which is one of the holiest hermitages in Tibet

At a Glance

Day 1 Lhasa arrival

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)

Day 3 Lhasa-Pabonka-Lhasa

Day 4 Lhasa City Tour – Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)

Day 5 Depart from Lhasa(B)


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa

No matter you reach Lhasa by train or airplane, your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel. On the way, Clients may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and the Lhasa River.

After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is yours. You can choose to take a rest to adapt to the high altitude. Or you can go out to explore the local area directly.

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel, and bring you to the Potala Palace which is the symbol of Tibet, built in 641AD, it is also the winter palace of the Dalai lama.

After lunch, we will go head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. It was the spiritual center of Tibet, pilgrims from every place of Tibet will trek here, making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is the famous Barkhor Street, where you can enjoy the traditional Tibetan tea and or buy some special souvenirs for your family members.

Day 3 Lhasa-Pobonka-Lhasa

After breakfast, we will set out and start our exciting trekking part. This is a classical Karo day tour trekking route, with an average 4200m altitude above the sea level.

Start at Pobonka, then we will via Tashi Chöling MonasteryNunnerySerawutse. It will cost around 4-5 hours on the way, and during trekking, you may meet some local Tibetans, they trek for merits and virtues. and for tourists, it is the tour for visiting and explore more original Tibet. With good weather, you will find all kinds of lovely flowers along the way, that must make you more joyful


Day 4 Lhasa City Tour – Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)

In the morning, you will visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, it has more than 500 years history as the largest monastery in the world, the famous annual Shoton Festival is also set here, and during this festival, they will exhibit the precious huge Thangka.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit another outstanding Gelug Monastery–Sera Monastery. The most important attention point is the famous Monks Scriptures debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon


Day 5 Lhasa Departure (B) 

Your guide will pick you up and transfer you to the airport or train station according to your schedule, finishing the meaningful tour. 


Service Included:


1. Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits

2. All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;

3. Meals listed in the itinerary;

4. Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.;

5. Knowledgeable English-speaking guide

6. Accommodations: Comfortable Hotel

7. Service Charge & Government Taxes

8. Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

9. Welcome Dinner when group members meet in Lhasa

10. Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on the appointed time.

11. Drinking water Provided during the trip

12. Tourist accident/casualty insurance


Service Excluded:

1. International flight to and out of China

2. Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)

3. Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself.; usually it costs about USD3-10 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

4. Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 2-7 USD/day in total

5. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone calls, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.



The above tour cost does not include a single room supplement, for single traveler who doesn’t want to share the room with other tourists (same gender in most cases) is required to pay single room supplement.

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