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One Day Lhasa Monastery Tour

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8 Hours
Availability : Departure Every Day
Min Age : 2+
Tour Highlights

In Lhasa, there are many famous monasteries with long history. In this private tour, you will visit two of them that locates in suburban area of Lhasa – Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Within the 8 hours, you will not only explore the two monasteries but also see urban landscape which contract with city scenery remarkably.

  • Tour for people who have thick interest in Tibetan Buddhism and what to see some thing more special of Lhasa.
  • A private guided tour for you to visit the sacred monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism and witness country scenery of Lhasa.
  • Private transfer and private English speaking tour guide and driver.
  • You will meet a city that totally different you ever see in other hot tourist cities in China.
  • Tour itinerary can be adjusted upon your request.

Tour Starts from

Your hotel in Lhasa city area

Tour Ends in

Your hotel in Lhasa city area

Price Includes

  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Private driver with driving license & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Tour Abstract

Pickup from your hotel at 09:00.

In the morning visit Drepung Monastery that locates 10km to Lhasa in west, and in the afternoon you will visit Sera monastery that locates 3km to Lhasa in the north. When the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to hotel at around 18:00.

Itinerary Details

In the morning at 09:00, your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby.
After your guide and driver pick you up. You will drive for about 20 minutes to Drepung Monastery. The monastery is the largest one in the 6 famous monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism Gelu Brand. In its peak time, there used to be over 100 thousand monks. The monastery buildings are all white color on the outside, looking from afar, the building complex just like a big rice hill, which is pure and holy.
In the afternoon, you will move to visit another well known monastery in Lhasa – Sera Monastery. It is one of the top three Gelu Monasteries in Lhasa. It has a history of 800 years old, and in history many living Buddha gave Buddhism lessons to Tibetan Buddhism followers in the monastery. Surrounding the Sera Monastery, there are many smaller monasteries and villages where villagers are faithful Tibetan Buddhism followers. The monasteries and villages make up a Buddhism world.
When the tour ends at around 18:00, your guide and driver will escort you back to hotel.