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Lhasa , the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, lies on the Lhasa River's north bank in a valley of the Himalaya Mountains. Rising atop Red Mountain at an altitude of 3,700m, the red-and-white Potala Palace once served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. The palace’s rooms, numbering nearly 1,000, include the Dalai Lama’s living quarters, murals, chapels and tombs.
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Welcome to Lhasa! Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, your personal Tibetan guide will meet you right in the hall on time, with your name sign. Then a comfortable private car or bus and experienced driver will take you to Lhasa hotel safely. It is about 65km from the airport to Lhasa city and takes less than an hour through the Airport Expressway. It is only 25km from the railway station and takes about half an hour.

After checking into your hotel, the rest of day is free for you to have a good rest and acclimatize yourself to the high altitude at the top of the world.

1. To adapt to the high altitude (over 3,600m), you are recommended to have a good rest in the hotel, no running and intense activity, no smoking and no alcohol, no shower.
2. Please drink sufficient water and eat more vegetable, fruits for more energy.
3. For the first-time visitors, it is common to have different degrees of high altitude sickness symptom.

Lhasa ( B )
After breakfast, your personal guide & driver will pick you and drive to visit the splendid Potala Palace, winter Palace of Dalai Lama which is Lhasa’s cardinal landmarks. You will have a whole morning to explore this world-level architectural works: White Palace, Red Palace, corridors and stairs and countless Chapels. Others include: Buddha statues, successive Dalai Lamas’ funeral stupas and murals, etc.

In the afternoon, you will walk to visit the age-old Jokhang Temple, as the spiritual center of Tibet, which will deeply impress you with its magnificence and sincere pilgrims. You will see pilgrims donating butter oil to keep the lights burning for the Buddha; learning Tibetan Buddhism; hearing the red-robed Lamas praying; taking photos of the gold roof and enjoying the beautiful sunshine of Lhasa.

Finally, you will have a relaxing walk around Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa, and full of religious atmosphere, showcasing Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. Then transfer back to the hotel.

1. In Potala Palace, your visiting time is limited on 1 hour. Climb up there, you might experience slight shortness of breath, please take your time and rest when needed.
2. Don’t disturb pilgrims and Lama. Don’t take photos of them without permission.
3. In Barkhor Street, remember to bargain and compare the price in different shops for the souvenirs when you are purchasing.

Lhasa ( B )
After breakfast at your hotel, you are driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, which is the former summer palace for successive Dalai Lamas and holding festival celebrations. You will explore the most beautiful and largest man-made garden in Tibet and soak up its rich history.

After that, turn to visit Drepung Monastery, which was ever the largest monastery with more than 10 thousand monks, and now is one of three great monasteries in Lhasa. Seen from the distant, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to visit Sera Monastery, which is famous for the unique “Daily Scriptures Debating” activity held from 3:30pm to 5pm in the central courtyard. Then transfer back to the hotel.

1. The road condition to Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery is good.
2. Pack plenty of drinking water, sun glasses, sun cream and some food.

Lhasa Departure
Today is free for you until you are escorted to the airport or railway station for departure on your own. Your Lhasa tour ends.

Outline Itinerary:
     Day 01: Arrive to Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel.
     Day 02: Tour Lhasa: Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple - Norbulingka Palace.
     Day 03: Tour Lhasa: Drepung Monastery –Sera Monastery.
     Day 04: Transfer to airport and fly back to your country safely.

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