Lhasa Monastery Tour

Monastery Tour in Lhasa

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Best Time: April - June and Oct - Nov
  • Activity: Tour and Sightseeing
  • Max. Altitude: 3650m


  • Major Tibetan pilgrims
  • Jokhang Temple, Jowo Buddha statue
  • Potala Palace, a 13-story building
  • Pilgrimage circuit
  • Drepung and Nechung Monastery
  • Exploring and Photographing
  • Stroll Barkhor circuit
  • Tiny nunnery in the Tibetan Quarter.

Tibet's cultural and religious capital is Lhasa. Tibet's most famous and revered temples can also be found in Lhasa. Thousands of people prostrate in front of Tibet's most famous shrine, the Jokhang Temple, daily. For everyone interested in Tibet, Lhasa, together with the famous monasteries of Sera and Drepung, is a must-see. You'll go from Lhasa to Samye, Tibet's first monastery. With a history extending back to the 1200s, this massive monastery is one of Tibet's holiest monasteries.

Lhasa is Tibet's holiest city, at 3650 meters above sea level, with pilgrims arriving daily from all across the Tibetan Plateau to worship at one of the city's countless temples. the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous temple, will be visited. Visitors to the monastery prostrate in front of the Jowo Buddha statue, which can be seen from the monastery's rooftop. You'll see Tibetan pilgrims prostrating their way through the Tibetan Quarter while traversing the Barkhor circle.

The Potala Palace, Tibet's most iconic structure, will be seen first thing in the morning. The Potala Palace is a 13-story structure with over 1000 rooms that began construction in 637. You'll visit Sera's famous monastery in the afternoon. Drepung Monastery will be visited. Drepung is one of Tibet's three most important monasteries and was formerly the world's largest monastery. Underneath Drepung sits Nechung Monastery, the former site of Tibet's state oracle. we'll go to the Tibetan Quarter to see Ramoche Temple and a small nunnery.

Monastery of Samye. It is Tibet's first monastery and the birthplace of Buddhism in Tibet, dating back 1200 years. The expansive monastery grounds, which are frequently visited by Buddhist pilgrims, are ideal for wandering and photography. The trek will come to an end with these popular monastery visits.


  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel

Greetings from the Tibetan capital of Lhasa! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transport you to your accommodation.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

At 3650 meters above sea level, Lhasa is Tibet's holiest city, with pilgrims arriving daily from all across the Tibetan Plateau to worship at one of the city's numerous temples. You'll have three full days to see everything the city has to offer. The Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous temple, will be visited on the first day. Religious visitors prostrate in front of the Jowo Buddha statue, which can be seen from the rooftop of the monastery. After that, you'll go on a tour of the old Barkhor circuit, which is a never-ending tangle of markets and cafés. While traversing the Barkhor circle, you'll come across Tibetan pilgrims prostrating their way through the Tibetan Quarter.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The most famous structure in Tibet, the Potala Palace, will be visited first thing in the morning. The Potala Palace is a 13-story building with over 1000 rooms that was built in sections beginning in 637. In the afternoon, you'll visit Sera's famous monastery, where daily monk arguments take place. If you enjoy hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On this day, you'll go to Drepung Monastery. Drepung was once the world's largest monastery and is now one of Tibet's three most important monasteries. Nechung Monastery, the former site of Tibet's state oracle, is located beneath Drepung. In the afternoon, we'll visit Ramoche Temple and a tiny nunnery in the Tibetan Quarter.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

In the morning, we will depart for Samye Monastery. At 1200 years old, it is Tibet’s first monastery and the place where Buddhism in Tibet began. The large monastery grounds, which are often filled with Buddhist pilgrims, are excellent for exploring and photographing. Trek will be a total of 4 hours, which is 165 kilometer

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

This day we will return to the city of Lhasa. You will arrive back in Lhasa with plenty of time to stroll the streets of the Barkhor a few more times to pick up any last-minute souvenirs that you missed or wanted more of it.

    You have successfully conquered your journey, we’ll drop you at Lhasa airport or railway station, Safe Journey.

    What's Included
    • Tibet Travel Permit
    • All necessary permits and all entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast
    • All ground transportation by private Vehicle
    • English Speaking Tour Guide
    • Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodations
    • Service Charge & Government Taxes
    • Twin sharing accommodation, if you are a solo traveler you must share the room with another traveler, if you prefer a single supplement the cost will be additional depending on the high or low season in Tibet 
    • Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant in Lhasa
    • Airport pick up and drop off
    • Tibet Handy Map
    • Enough Drinking water
    • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
    What's Excluded
    • International flight to and out of China;
    • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. 
    • Lunch and Dinner, Normally cost about 3-15 USD per meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
    • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver. 
    • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (Alcoholic drinks are not recommended during Tibet Tour because of High Altitude)

    Additional Info


    Yolo Hike provides you with the best possible stay available for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is based on a Twin-to-Twin sharing basis and also a Three basis in some of the places due to the condition of Tibet’s standard. On the other hand, we supply the best hotels and guesthouses along the route but if you want more of the services you always have an option to upgrade package or pay extra cash.

    Meals and Minerals

    This package provides you with Breakfast for your meals, Throughout the tour. You will consume your breakfast in hotels where available which are specified for Health and Better Taste and have to pay on your own for Lunch and Dinner. If you need extra service than available you always have a choice to upgrade your package.

    Cost & Estimation

    The cost of a Tibet trip is largely determined by the different Tibet travel seasons, just as it is elsewhere. Tibet travel is more expensive during the high season, which runs from April to October, than during the offseason, which runs from late October to early February. (Find out when is the best time to visit Tibet.)

    The monsoon season in Tibet runs from mid-June to early September, which coincides with China's summer vacation. Summer is the most expensive period to visit Tibet because of the enormous influx of both Chinese and international tourists.


    High Season:

    Jun.26 to Aug.25 normally starts from 1200 USD

    Aug.26 to Oct.15 normally starts from 1100 USD

    Stand Season:

    Apr.1 to Jun.25 normally starts from 1000 USD

    Oct.16 to Nov.15 normally starts from 1000 USD

    Low Season:

    Nov. 16 to Mar.31 normally starts from 900 USD

    Bag Packing

    We recommend that you pack clothing that can be adapted to changing weather conditions, as temperatures in Tibet can be rather extreme. It's also a good idea to bring some rain gear. We will offer you a duffel bag at a hotel in Kathmandu one day before your departure for the Kailash Yatra, in which you will need to repack vital goods for the journey, and your other suitcase and luggage will be held in the hotel throughout your adventure.

    The following are some of the essential items for your Kailash Yatra: Sandals and walking boots (or trainers are OK), a Jacket that is waterproof and windproof. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and at least one thick sweater are all recommended. Trousers/track pants, Shorts/skirts Underwear that keeps you warm, a Bottle for water, Warm socks, especially woolen, are recommended. a torch with a spare set of batteries additional bootlaces, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Medical supplies for personal use, sewing needle and threads, Towels, Pack for the day (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport), Clothing rucksack, Down jackets (in Kathmandu, we may give these on a returnable basis). Please keep in mind that in the event of loss or damage, you will be responsible for the costs.) a warm, sun-protecting cap Gloves

    Tibet's intense light – and high UV factor – necessitates the use of sunglasses as well as plenty of sunblocks. Because sunscreen is not readily accessible in Tibet, be sure to bring plenty of your own. For further protection, a brimmed hat is also recommended. If you have never packed your Bag before considering us to help will be easy access for your convenience. You might get an email on the Bag Packing procedure.

    Tradition and Culture

    This region has been the final aim for pilgrims for thousands of years. For Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bon, it is the abode of the Gods. Mount Kailash is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche, standing at 6714 meters (Jewel of Snows). Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Devi for Hindus, and Tibetan God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo for Tibetans.

    According to mythology, Milarepa, a great Tibetan Yogi, and master of Tantric Buddhism fought Naro-Bonchung, a grandmaster of Bon, to show the superiority of Buddhism. Many competitions were held, but the most important was to see who could reach the summit of Mt Kailash first in the morning. Naro-Bonchung flew towards the mountain on his damaru (ritual drum), only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last moment. Naro-Bonching was so taken aback that he let go of his drum, which tumbled down the mountain, leaving a vertical scar on the south slope.

    Precautions to follow

    Most persons are affected to some extent by a lack of oxygen at high elevations (above 2,500 m). The human body needs time to establish physiological mechanisms to cope with the lower oxygen levels as altitude rises. Acclimatization is the term for this procedure. High altitude sickness necessitates the use of Diamox (Acetazolamide) tablets. Please visit your doctor for a prescription, since these tablets must be started three days prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. This medication must be taken for the duration of the trip. Those who are allergic to sulfa medicines can take Gingko Biloba, a natural supplement that can be purchased online.

    During the trip, participants will be taught simple, yet effective, acclimatization techniques. Throughout the tour, the party will be accompanied by a competent doctor who is highly prepared to deal with high altitude sickness and other illnesses that may emerge. All necessary medications and equipment, including life-saving oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags, will be carried by the doctor.

    First Aid Kit

    You must carry a First Aid Kit during your Kailash Mansarovar journey, Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, Lip balm, Mustard, oil, Vaseline, Plasters, TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats are all items you should have in your first aid kit or personal medical kit (average hiking kit for mild injuries/ our guide will also have).

    If you have any other health issues, seek medical advice before changing your medicine for high altitude. there are never sure about the climates and how the weather changes, if you have never accomplished the high-temperature before, altitude sickness can be a major issue for you so, having a First Aid Kit with you can be a partner in necessity. We also have medically trained and tested Guides who have high knowledge about the use of First Aid which helps you in an emergency.

    Alternative Evacuation

    The Chinese government has a fundamental regulation that everyone must enter and exit together. As a result, everyone should travel in a group. However, if one of the members becomes ill or has another problem while on the journey, he or she should be evacuated promptly because there is no hospital or medical assistance available. In this situation, we will have to organize additional services for which the evacuating passenger will be responsible. Every passenger is required to acquire travel/medical insurance to cover any unexpected expenses. Yolo Hike doesn’t sell any travel insurance so, make sure you have all the insurance, we can suggest you the best as per the experience about our previous clients. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email us at info@yolohike.com

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