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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from the Gang Gyan hotel in central Lhasa at 9:30am, when you’ll board a vehicle destined for the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace.

    Following a 15-minute drive, you’ll arrive at the world’s highest palace, located a whopping 39,370 feet (12,000 meters) above sea level. Home to more than 1,000 rooms, the regal residence is split into the Red Palace and the White Palace.   

    Admire highlights such as the Great West Hall, The Dharma Cave, and Saint’s Chapel, all of which date back to the 7th century, before stopping to purchase a Chinese- or Tibetan-style lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.

    Following lunch, you’ll continue to Jokhang Temple, considered one of the world’s greatest Buddhist monuments, to admire the shrines, statues, and shops that comprise the temple.

    Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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    Departure Point
    Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown
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    Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown
    • Small-group (2-12 persons)
    • English-speaking Tibetan guide
    • Ganggyan Hotel Pickup and drop-off
    • English-speaking, local Tibetan guide
    • City tour tourist vehicle
    • Liability travel insurance
    • Drinking water provided during the trip
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Lunch
    • Tibet Travel Permit USD $50 per person
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
    • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
    • Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
    • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Travelers who got a Tibet Travel Permit from another travel agency cannot book this day tour
    • Travelers are required to book multiple day tours from the same suppliers if their plan includes multiple destinations in Tibet
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

    I booked the train from Beijing to Lhasa and a one day tour through Tibet Vista. Everything was really well organized. I had nothing to worry about. The train ticket collection was very easy: I simply went to a counter at Beijing West station and...More

    1  Thank Martin J
    Reviewed 17 November 2018

    Our guide Tserina was excellent at both Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, preparing us well for what was to come, and narrating for us the religious and historical significance of both venues. Where she really impressed us, however, was in the activities beyond these two...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Edmund T
    Reviewed 13 November 2018

    We did an awesome 4 days tour in Lhasa, Tibet with the most amazing local tour guide -Daniel. The beautiful and breathtaking sceneries in Tibet as well as the nicest October weather with warm days and blue skies made our days in Lhasa an unforgettable...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Happiness13610095868
    Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

    We decided to visit Lhasa with our 3 years old kid! The contact with the agency was very good and trustworthy from the very beginning (after contacting several other agencies)! They organized our trip from The train in Beijing to Lhasa and also Tibetan permit....More

    Thank Guiguite28
    Reviewed 3 November 2018

    Jokang temple is at the heart of Lhasa, the city was built around it. But the Potala is the iconic view from Lhasa. At Jokang you will be able to stroll the Barkhor square area

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Wynn R
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