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    Lhasa Exploration Tour 4 Days (code: TBT4D)

Duration:   4 Days 3 Nights
Cities:   Lhasa
Tour Type:   2-to-go group tour with flexible departure dates
Tansport:   Land tour only
Hotels(local):   3 stars
Deal:   From AU$585 per person
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Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa ( D ) Hotel:Dekang Hotel or similar ( 3 stars )  
Meet your local guide upon arrival at Lhasa airport and then get driven to check in hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs. The rest of the day will be free at your own leisure. We highly suggest you avoid strenuous activity. The first day’s good-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude.  
Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight (or tomorrow night) to introduce you to the whole gang that you are gonna travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different country, culture and background.
(For tourists coming from other cities, please be noted that the free airport-up time is: 12:30pm and 15:40pm from Lhasa Airport. Transfer request of other time will be charged with extra USD35/person. 
Hotel: Dekang Hotel or similar ★★★
Hotel upgrading to 4-star hotels could be arranged with extra charge of US$90 ~ US$150/p for 3-night accommodation during this tour. Exact surcharge depends on the seasons. 
Day 2: Lhasa ( B + L ) Hotel:Dekang Hotel or similar ( 3 stars )  
Today you will visit 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery (or Drak Yerpa). In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery; You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen.
Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.
Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves. 
Sera Monastery 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. Visitors could see 
monks debating at Sera Monastery every afternoon from Monday to Friday.
Day 3: Lhasa ( B + L ) Hotel:Dekang Hotel or similar ( 3 stars )  
This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.
Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many pilgrims pray before the monastery.
The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
Day 4: Depart from Lhasa ( B ) Hotel:None ( )  
Free at your own leisure till the guide picks you up and transfer to airport. Fly to your next destination. Free transfer from Lhasa hotel will be 9am and 12:00 noon time departing from hotel.  Transfer request of other time will be charged with extra USD35/person.