In Lhasa, you will see Tibetan Buddhism’s most revered religious sites and learn about classical Tibetan architecture while soaking in traditional Tibetan culture. You will have a chance to climb up the Potala Palace and get a great view of Lhasa city; then stroll along the special circular pilgrimage route and follow the footsteps of pilgrims to witness their devotion; choose some unique Tibetan souvenirs for your families and friends in Barkhor Street.
Recommended Groups: Suitable for most groups, though highly recommended for families with kids, seniors, couples, students and expats from other cities of China.
Conditions: The activities will be in and around Lhasa, thus the road condition is very good. As attractions are very close to each other, customers won’t need to spend much time in the car. A little walking or climbing is involved. As the altitude is about 3,650 meters above sea level, a reasonable level of fitness is needed. This tour itinerary is customizable, and some of our customers choose to an extent this tour a bit longer so they can visit more places, like adding one more day to Namtso Lake, or two more days to Gyantse and Shigatse.
Best time: All year round. Highly recommend April, May, June, and September. Try to book early in July and August as they are the peak season.
Morning: Potala Palace
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, at an altitude of 3700 meters the center of the Red Hills, with its long history, a building has the national aesthetic characteristics, as well as to the study of Tibetan history, culture, religions have special value and become world-famous monuments.
The Potala Palace covers an area of 400,000 square meters, construction area of 130,000 square meters, Red Palace up to 115.703, with Tombs, Chapel, Scriptures and Statues, and important functional offices, schools, dormitories, courtyards, cloisters and many other. Gold pagoda Palace collection in block 8, the Dalai Lama, 5, exquisite stereo Mandalas as well as porcelain, silver and gold bronzes, Thangkas, statues, stupas, and about more than 70,000 pieces of clothing and other kinds of cultural relics, books and more than more than 60,000 letters volume (unit) is a genuine treasure of relics, attention by people all over the world, known as “the Pearl of the roof of the world”.
Afternoon: Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple has a history of more than 1300 years, the supremacy of position in Tibetan Buddhism. Jokhang is Tibet’s most brilliant period of Tibetan architecture, wood frame construction of Tibet’s first soil and created a temple of the Tibetan Plains Council regulation.
Jokhang Temple combines Tibetan and Tang, Nepal, and India’s architectural style, Tibetan religious buildings of historic models.
This temple is the most famous founder of 12 life-size, like Shakyamuni Buddha, was alive, according to my image of Sakyamuni. Like plastic when those disciples who are lucky enough to call on the Buddha Sakyamuni Buddhas opening blessing for yourself. Statues of precious, not only because of its historical and cultural values, most importantly in the hearts of Buddhists, think they see the Buddha and the Buddha 2,500 years ago no difference.
Jokhang Temple, Lhasa city, located in the old town, Barkhor Street.
Evening: Princess Wencheng Live show
A Star scene, mountain scenery, breathtaking views, mountains as a backdrop to Lhasa, manual stage, and high-tech audiovisual technology, drama, music, and dance into a furnace. In the Highlands sanctuary under the starlit, restoring Tang dynasty Princess Wencheng and Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo and Pro history. Reproducing the long journey of Princess Wencheng overcame hardships process of ups and downs and twists and turns, performing the love legend of Tang dynasty, Sung Han and Tibetan and American and moving epic. More than 700 people staged Grand, according to plot changes in snowy mountains, jungle and other lighting effects and stunning performance effects are brought to the audience.