4-Night Lhasa and Samye Monastery Discovery

4-Night Lhasa and Samye Monastery Discovery

The Samye Monastery was built in 761 when the 5th Tobu King Chisong Duosan sent envoys to Kashmir and India to invite famous lamars to teach Buddhism in Tibet. It is said that the monastery was destroyed by fire and was rebuilt three hundred years as the residence of the 6th Dalai Lamar.  This 4-Night Lhasa and Samye Monastery group tour is designed for people who have interest for Tibetan architecture and Buddhism.

Note: Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect. Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advise which city office is convenient for you upon booking.   TTP can also be delivered by Express Mail Service to your hotel in mainland China.

Day 1: Lhasa

Meet your tour guide at the Lhasa airport.  The airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30 & 16:00.  

Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel (4 star)

Day 2: Lhasa (B)

Hotel pickup at 8:00.  You'll visit the UNESCO-listed

Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, You'll also explore the 1300-year-old

Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism.  Free time on 

Barkhor Street.

Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel (4 star)

Day 3: Lhasa (B)

Today's tour includes two of the “great three” Gelug sect monasteries:

Drepung Monastery and

Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in the fifteenth century on a mountainside. Sera is famous for its debates. 

Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel (4 star) 

Day 4: Lhasa to Samye Monastery (B)

Coach tour along the Yarlung Tsangpo River for 3 hours to see the first Buddhist Monastery in Tibetan history - Samye Monastery.

Yarlung Tsangpo River

Yarlung Tsangpo is the upper stream of Brahmaputra River that flows through its origin, Tibet, known by its Tibetan name. It is the highest major river in the world.

Samye Ferry

Samye Monastery is located in the north bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River. You need to cross the river by taking Samye Ferry with locals. Then walk about 1 mile to reach the Monastery.

Samye Monastery

Samye Monastery was first built in AD 775 by King Trisong Detsen. It was the first monastery in Tibet to worship the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

The Samye Monastery is laid out on the shape of a giant mandala, with the main temple representing the legendary Mount Meru in the centre. Other buildings stand at the corners and cardinal points of the main temple, representing continents and other features of tantric Buddhist cosmology.

Overnight in Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel (4 star) 

Day 5: Depart (B)

Airport shuttle bus leaves at 07:30 and 11:00 from downtown Lhasa.  Pickup from your hotel lobby.

Fixed Departure Dates in 2018 

Apr: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 

May:  2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 

Jun: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 

Jul: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 

Oct: 24 

Nov: 20, 23 

Dec: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18 

If your preferred tour date is not in the list, please check with local tour operator if any person has signed up the same day.  A new group will be created if 5 adults sign up for the new tour date eventually (Plan A), or full refund guarantee (plan B).

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required"
"Adult price is based on twin / triple share of a hotel room"
"Child price is based on child without extra bed"
"If you need one adult in one room, additional single supplement will be informed and charged"
"If you need extra bed for child, additional cost will be informed and charged"
"Please notice the hotel allows only maximum of 3 persons to stay overnight in one room"
"Please be prepare the hotel facilities and service standard in Tibet will not be as good as cities in inland China. A 4-star hotel in Tibet equals maybe the standard of a 3-star hotel in Beijing. At Rongphu Monastery Kent, hot water is only available for limited hours."
"For shuttle bus between airport and hotel, each passenger (except an infant) can check-in a maximum of 2 pieces of baggage, total dimensions per bag shall not exceed 158 cm (62"). Over sized and excess baggage are subjected to the availability of storage space on coach, and surcharge will be charged."
"If you do not want to wait for the airport shuttle bus, the taxi fare will be paid by yourself."
"If you travel from a city in China to Lhasa, all foreign travelers need a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) in addition to a Chinese visa. TTP is inclusive in the package, the local operator in Lhasa will apply for you. China visa application is not included."
"Please first obtain a Chinese visa from a Chinese Embassy on your own and then book this package at least 20 days prior of your arrival day in Tibet. If the Chinese Embassy requests an invitation letter for Chinese Visa, your local tour operator can prepare one and send it to you."
"Your local tour operator will apply for a TTP for you (minimum 15 days lead time) and send it to one of the local offices for you to collect. Office locations include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Changsha, Nanning and Macau. Please advice which city is convenient for you to pick up upon booking."
"To apply for the TTP, please provide traveler's name (as appears on passport), nationality, age, sex, occupation, and passport number as well as photocopies of your passport and Chinese visa."
"The following travelers can not get a TTP issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau: diplomats, journalists, professional media photographers, and government officials. These travelers need to apply directly to the Foreign Affairs Office at Lhasa City Hall: your local tour operator is unable to help."
"Highly recommend you NOT to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa as getting TIBET GROUP VISA there is extremely inconvenient."
"If your travel date is not on our fixed depart list, please choose a random departure date we already have, state your ideal travel date and submit. The local operator in Lhasa will check the availability and come back to you with a final answer: You will be inform if it is OK to form a new group, or 100% refund will be issued"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"

Horário de Início: 4/1/2020 - 9/19/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duração: 5 Days
Ponto de partida: Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Tibet Travel Permit (TTB)
  • Chinese visa invitation letter if required
  • 4-night accommodation and daily breakfast at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4
  • Escorted sightseeing tour with service of English-speaking tour guide
  • Climate-controlled coach for sightseeing and transfers
  • Shuttle bus to and from Lhasa airport

Não Incluído

  • China visa
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airfare and train ticket
  • Taxi fare from/to airport if you choose not to take airport shuttle
  • Additional single supplement for requiring single room for yourself
  • Extra bed for child
  • Over sized and excess baggage storage surcharge
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities to tour guide and driver (recommended)


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