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In the 1930s the Drepung Monastery ranked among the largest monasteries is the world with between 7,000 and 10,000 monks from various countries living on its grounds at any given time. Its colorful halls were once divided into four schools for monks from Mongolia, Khampas and two other nearby regions. And while the number of monks has dropped to approximately 2,000, Drepung is now divided into seven colleges where men venture to learn about lineage, religion and geography.

In 2008, Chinese authorities shut Drepung down after monks led what became a violent protest against Chinese rule. After that, it didn't open to the public until 2013. Now travelers can explore the caves and temples around the grounds and step inside the iconic white pagodas tucked amid the hillside. Ganden Potrang, one of the most popular sites of Drepung Monastery, originally served as a residence for the second, third, fourth and fifth Dalai Lamas, before becoming a political and religious meeting place. While travelers agree the monastery’s buildings are certainly impressive, it’s the vast courtyards and dense forests that make this famous destination a perfect place for finding peaceful reflection.

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8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Tianjin

8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Tianjin

This is a classic itinerary to visit Lhasa and Everest and the best route to get used to the high altitude gradually. Included all the highlights like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung and Sera Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashi Lhunpho Monastery.You will also impressed by the stunning natural scenery like Holy Lake Yamdrotso, Karo La Glacier and Himalayas with Mt. Everest. The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$914.48
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Kunming

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Kunming

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$514.48
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6-Night Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

6-Night Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

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This 7-day overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu follows the Sino-Nepal highway, which offer you amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside. The visit to the old cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, will give you a complete impression of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, and dreamlike landscape. The highlighted trip to Everest Base Camp en route will be a life-time memory to overcome yourself and get higher to the top of the world. Notes: Please book this tour 20 days in advance, letting us have enough time to apply for your Tibet Travel Permit and then send it to you.
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  • 7 days
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$980.00
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$980.00
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Tianjin

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Tianjin

This small group tour covers all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Drepung monastery, Sera monastery. Impressed by one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the Yamdrok lake at an altitude of 4400m, enjoy the magnificent view of the Nychenchen Khangsar mountain(the highest mountain near Lhasa) and pastures of local herders.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$684.22
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Private 8-Day Tibet Mt Everest Base Camp Tour

Private 8-Day Tibet Mt Everest Base Camp Tour

This 8 days tour offers a deep exploration for the Himalayan ranges, it brings you not only through the historical places and operating monasteries like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilunpo Monastery, etc; but also lines of breath-taking natural sceneries, such as turquoise water Lake Yamdrok, mighty Nyenchen Kangsar glacier and splendid Mt. Everest Base Camp.
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  • 8 days
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$1,506.32
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5 Days Pilgrimage Tour to Ganden Monastery & Drak Yerpa Hermitage

5 Days Pilgrimage Tour to Ganden Monastery & Drak Yerpa Hermitage

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Despite rampant Chinese-let modernisation, Lhasa (literally the ‘Place of the Gods’) is still largely a city of wonders.  Your first view of the red and white Potala Palace soaring above the holy city will raise goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old tibetan quarter continues to preserve the flavaour of traditional tibetan live.  It is here in the Jokhang an otherworldly mix of the flickering butter lamps, wafting incense and prostrating pilgrims, and the encircling Barkhor pilgrim circuit that most visitors first fall in love with Tibet.  Besides, this tour will continue bring to all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery.  Also Drak Yerpa is one of the holiest hermitages in Tibetan Buddhism and got 80 meditation caves and lots to temples.  
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  • 3 days
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$894.74
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Tibet Overland Tour from Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp - 7 Nights 8 Days

Tibet Overland Tour from Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp - 7 Nights 8 Days

7 Nights 8 Days Tibet Overland with Everest Base Camp is the magical journey starting from Kathmandu all the way to the ancient city of Lhasa. Tibet is still wrapped up in its age-old ways where nothing much has changed. Tibet overland tour offers spectacular Himalayan views, visiting ancient monasteries and palaces, driving along the Tibetan plateau often known as the ‘roof of the world’. Moreover pass along pristine lakes, high mountain passes and witnessing the Buddhist culture and traditions. The tour will take you above 5,000 meters above sea level where it seems the land meets the skies. The road journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa passes through remote Tibetan towns, the Tibetan plateau and finally arriving Lhasa. Tour in Lhasa visits many cultural and historical sites like the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Norbulinka, Sera monastery, Barkhor market, etc. Tibet overland is the most sought out travel package with full insight into Tibet’s natural beauty, culture, and traditions.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,490.00
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7-Night Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour

7-Night Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour

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See the cultural and natural highlights of Tibet on this easy seven-night tour. All of your permits, entrance tickets, accommodation, and transportation will be taken care of, so you don’t have to worry about any logistics. Explore the thriving, modern city of Lhasa as well as traditional old villages, for an overview of Tibet. Tour with a small group and an English-speaking local guide, for an intimate and informative trip.
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  • 8 days
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$980.00
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$980.00
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10 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Namtso Lake Group Tour

10 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Namtso Lake Group Tour

For those who want to explore the old Lhasa city and the holy Mt Everest, this ten days Everest Base Camp tour package is the ideal one. Starting from Lhasa city, you will visit some landmarks such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, etc. Then, you will head to Shigatse to enjoy the beauty of Mt Everest on Everest Base Camp. Finally, we come back to Lhasa from Shigatse. Here are some details about this itinerary.
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  • 10 days
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$1,273.69
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdroktso & Namtso Lake and Shigatse City Tour

8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdroktso & Namtso Lake and Shigatse City Tour

This small group tour covers three biggest ancient cities in Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Highlights included: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Drepung & Sera Monastery, Holy Lake Yamdroktso & world highest saline lake Namtso, Karo Glacier and real Tibetan villages and nomads at Damxung Prairie. Impressed by religion, cultural and breathtaking naturual view here.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$973.69
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Overview tour of Tibet - 6 days, pick up from Lhasa airport

Overview tour of Tibet - 6 days, pick up from Lhasa airport

Tour provides overview of main places to see in Lhasa and vicinity. Perfect for the first time visit to Tibet. We will take care of the organization of the entire trip: Tibet Travel permit, pick up and drop off at Lhasa airport, accommodation at 3-star hotel (breakfast and lunch incl.), and include guided tours to Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, and Norbulingka. Please allow at least 3 weeks for Tibet travel permit to be issued and to be delivered to the address of the hotel in China of your choosing. Please contact us through Tripadvisor, via either email or phone number to provide us address of your hotel in China and details of date and time of your arrival to Lhasa airport for pick up. We also would need your passport information, nationality, gender, and details of your Chinese visa to be able to facilitate Tibet travel permit
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,070.00
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$1,070.00

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp&Kailash Pilgrimage Trek from Shanghai

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp&Kailash Pilgrimage Trek from Shanghai

This Mt.Kailash Tour design for the customers who is looking for in-deep exploration in Tibet. Located in the Ngari Region of Tibet, Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarova are famous as Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively. Both have often been chosen as a sacrificial center for Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonist pilgrims. Their spiritual aura and paradisiacal scenery also entice visitors. The route also including other must visit attractions in Tibet.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,980.27
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$1,980.27
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Nanjing

8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Nanjing

This is a classic itinerary to visit Lhasa and Everest and the best route to get used to the high altitude gradually. Included all the highlights like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung and Sera Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashi Lhunpho Monastery.You will also impressed by the stunning natural scenery like Holy Lake Yamdrotso, Karo La Glacier and Himalayas with Mt. Everest. The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$914.48
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$914.48
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Harbin

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Harbin

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$514.48
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Namtso & Yamdrok Motorbike Tour

Namtso & Yamdrok Motorbike Tour

Tibet Shambhala Adventure specializes not only for Tibet trekking and Tibet but also specializes for Tibet motorbike tour. Driving around Yamdrok and Namtso lake motorbike tour is a completely new and unique Tibet motorbike tour. Arriving in Lhasa, the ancient holy city of Tibet and our Tibet travel guide and driver will welcome you and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa. Sightseeing tour in Lhasa with a visit of Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar and two largest monastic college of Drepung and Sera.
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  • 15 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,105.27
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$2,105.27

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Guiyang

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Guiyang

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. Learn the religion and culture in the captial city of Tibet then impressed by the breathtaking holy lake Namtso, known as the world highest saline lake and surrounded by magnificent views of Nyenchen Thanglha snow-capped mountain range. And Damxung Prairie----the home of Tibetan nomads and their animals live harmony with nature.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.27
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$805.27
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Nanjing

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Nanjing

This small group tour covers all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Drepung monastery, Sera monastery. Impressed by one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the Yamdrok lake at an altitude of 4400m, enjoy the magnificent view of the Nychenchen Khangsar mountain(the highest mountain near Lhasa) and pastures of local herders.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$684.22
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$684.22
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Dalian

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Dalian

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. Learn the religion and culture in the captial city of Tibet then impressed by the breathtaking holy lake Namtso, known as the world highest saline lake and surrounded by magnificent views of Nyenchen Thanglha snow-capped mountain range. And Damxung Prairie----the home of Tibetan nomads and their animals live harmony with nature.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.27
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$805.27
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6-Day Private Tour from Lhasa to Tsedang in Tibet

6-Day Private Tour from Lhasa to Tsedang in Tibet

Lhasa is the new capital and Tsedang is the old capital for Tibet, this 6-day tour will let you explore the colorful temples, market and enjoy the plateau landscape from Lhasa to Tsedang. Moreover, you will meet the nice local Tibetan guide and local people.
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  • 6 days
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$2,798.95
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$2,798.95
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4 Days Lhasa City Tour in Tibet

4 Days Lhasa City Tour in Tibet

Explore the highlights of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region. You will visit the world heritage sites the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Have a leisure walk at Barkhor Street that with Tibetan characteristics. Drepung Monastery, which used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama who built Potala Palace, is also included. Enjoy the Monks debate on the Buddhist doctrines in the Sera Monastery.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$626.32
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$626.32

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Qingdao

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Qingdao

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. Learn the religion and culture in the captial city of Tibet then impressed by the breathtaking holy lake Namtso, known as the world highest saline lake and surrounded by magnificent views of Nyenchen Thanglha snow-capped mountain range. And Damxung Prairie----the home of Tibetan nomads and their animals live harmony with nature.The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.27
From
$805.27
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8-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour with Pickup

8-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour with Pickup

This spectacular, and comprehensive tour will help you discover multiple highlights in seven days.You’ll travel between spread out attractions in a comfortable vehicle, and will save time researching and planning your itinerary, as it’s all organized for you. Take the stress out of language barriers, as this tour includes a guide. Highlights included Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery, Karo glacier, and Everest Base Camp.
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  • 8 days
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$1,086.32
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$1,086.32

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Chengdu

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Chengdu

This small group tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. The local Tibetan English-speaking guide will help you understand Tibet culture better and you don't need to worry about the Tibet permit issue. Airport or train station pickup and drop-off also included for added convenience.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$514.48
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$514.48
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4-Day Private Short Tour of Lhasa City Higlights

4-Day Private Short Tour of Lhasa City Higlights

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After busy working style, and the annoying of the city, start with a pack on your back. The eyes reached to heaven, the soul returned home, a purify Tibet tour set out from here.Here has the most generous sunshine, and the purest sky, with the most devoted people. Tibet is calling you with its purity and mystery.  Feel the blue sky and white clouds, amongst the sacred land, standing on the closest place in the sky, feeling the beauty of silence, find back true self, start from here.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$710.53
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$710.53
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What are Drepung Monastery hours of operation?
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Drepung Monastery hours of operation: Open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Drepung Monastery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Drepung Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 156 Drepung Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Drepung Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Drepung Monastery costs USD 770.00. Guided Drepung Monastery tours start around USD 770.00 per person. See all 156 Drepung Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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