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1 Day Lhasa Monastery Tour

Lhasa - Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery - Lhasa

from US$ 150

TOUR TYPE: Private Tour with private Tibetan guide & Vehicle

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  • Day 1Morning visit to Drepung Monastery. Afternoon visit the Sera Monastery & debate
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Day 1 Lhasa - Drepung Monastery - Sera Monastery - Lhasa

Highlights: Today our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and escort you to visit Drepung Monastery. Afternoon you will visit the Sera Monastery and enjoy the debate there. 

Drepung Monastery: Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given the name 'Drepung‘, which, in the Tibetan language, means 'Collecting Rice.. 

Sera Monastery: Which is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.


1) Today's road condition is good. The tour involves some easy walking and climbing

2) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day

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    drepung monastery

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All Tibet travel permits

Transportation with experienced driver

Lisenced Tibetan English-speaking tour guide 

Entrance ticket fees for attractions listed in the itinerary


Personal expense

Hotel accommodation

Travel insurance (Recommended)

Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver

Meals (Average meals cost in Tibet is USD5-8/per)

Flight/train to and out of Lhasa (We offer flight/train bookings if you need)

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