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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 Shenzhen

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

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
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour

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

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

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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Lhasa overview tour - 2 days

Lhasa overview tour - 2 days

Tour provides overview of main places to see in Lhasa and vicinity: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang temple, Sera monastery, and Norbulingka summer palace. Perfect for the first time visit to Tibet. Please contact us via either email or phone number that can be found on our website to finalize the details and time of the pick up
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.00
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Group 3-Night Holy City Lhasa Tour

Group 3-Night Holy City Lhasa Tour

Welcome to the sunlight city Lhasa! This tour offers: 1. A unique experience of the rich Tibetan Buddism and culture. 2. Close involvement of the local pilgrims and monks/lama. 3. The great sunshine all day long!
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  • 4 days
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$500.00
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Zhuhai

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Zhuhai

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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7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse

7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse

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Explore Tibet on a private 7-day tour that starts in Lhasa and continues to the important cities of Gyantse and Shigatse. Travel with an experienced guide through Lhasa to see Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Street. After three days, head to Gyantse, stopping at beautiful Yamdrok Lake before arrival in Gyantse where you take in Palkhor Monastery. Keep going to Shigatse to tour the Tashilhunpo Monastery and the New Palace of Panchen (Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas) before returning to Lhasa.
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  • 7 days
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$1,920.00
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Shanghai

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

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
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8 Days Travel to Everest Base Camp

8 Days Travel to Everest Base Camp

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Lhasa-Shigatse-Everest Base Camp-Lhasa 8 Days Tour covered the essence spots.  The tourists shall launched towards Lhasa, experiencing the holy city, which abundant with the Tibetan Buddhist culture.  Here stand with the highest palace in the world – the Potala Palace, The holy worship place – Jokhang Monastery, the biggest Tibetan Monastery – Drepung Monastery, and famous Sera Monastery which is attracted with the Monks debate.  Depart from Lhasa, on the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4990 m), pass by the sacred Yamdrok Lake with the reputation of Heavenly Lake.  In Shigatse you may visit the residence of Penchen – Tashilunpo Monastery.  Finally, receives the ablution of the world’s highest peak at the Everest Base Camp.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,559.22
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Hangzhou

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

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

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

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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Central Tibet Monastery 6-Day Tour to Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse

Central Tibet Monastery 6-Day Tour to Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse

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Journey around the Tibetan region in China on this 6-day tour to Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, including five nights of accommodations and all transport. Visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, and Pelkor Chode Monastery. Wander Barkhor Street, see the 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple, stop at Yamdrok Lake, and catch sight of the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, which used to be home to the Dalai Lama.
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  • 6 days
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$966.98
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Chongqing

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

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

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

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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6-Day Private Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour

6-Day Private Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour

On this classic Tibet tour, you will witness the unforgettable ancient culture of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. It includes the World Heritage Sites - the Potala and Jokhang Temples, two of three main Gelugpa monasteries - the Drepung and Sera, the holy lake of Yamdrok Tso, Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier, the historical architectural wonder - Gyangtse Kumbum, the seat of the Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery along with the large alive market nearby.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,045.27
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$1,045.27
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Guilin

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

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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6-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake and Shigatse City Tour

6-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdrok 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 Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier and Tashilumpo Monastery which display the biggest copper Buddha statue in the world. 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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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$775.00
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$775.00
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8 Days Tibet Nepal Overland Tour With Mt.Everest

8 Days Tibet Nepal Overland Tour With Mt.Everest

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Since earthquake in 2015, the Zhamu border was closed for Tibet-Nepal overland tour. But an another border was opened to cross from Kyirong to Kathmandu, Nepal for Tibet-China-Nepal Overland Tour. 8 days Tibet to Nepal Overland Tour includes couple of days in Lhasa excursions, world tallest Mt.Everest Base Camp and sub-tropical climate in Kyirong. This 8 days overland tours will take you to the most famous Palace, monasteries and Tibet attraction sights. Trip Length: 8 Days
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,094.74
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$1,094.74

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Xiamen

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Xiamen

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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8 days Tibet Highlights from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp in small group

8 days Tibet Highlights from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp in small group

This is the normal travel route to Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. If you are not used to high altitude, this is the best travel route that contains almost all the sights in Lhasa. Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Road, Drepung and sera Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum and Shigatse Tashi Lhunpho Monastery. Tourists can visit many natural landscapes such as beautiful Lake Yamdrok tso and glaciers with best views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,326.32
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$2,326.32
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Xi'an

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Xi'an

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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8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt Everest Group Tour

8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt Everest Group Tour

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This comprehensive tour will take you to many of Tibet’s top attractions. You won’t have to worry about arranging transport, as transfers and accommodation are organized for you. Save time researching places to visit, and instead enjoy your action-packed itinerary, which has been carefully planned so you don’t miss any highlights. Best parts of the tour include Drepung Monastery, and Potala Palace in Lhasa, Lake Yamdroktso, Shigatse, Gyantse, and Mt. Everest. 
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  • 8 days
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$1,131.58
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$1,131.58
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Tianjin

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Tianjin

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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Overview of Tibet - 4 Days - Luxury accommodation

Overview of Tibet - 4 Days - Luxury accommodation

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 at Luxury Hotel hotel to make you feel comfortable. Breakfast and Lunch at the places of your choosing will be included. We will also provide 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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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,250.00
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$1,250.00

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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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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 847.71. Guided Drepung Monastery tours start around USD 847.71 per person. See all 156 Drepung Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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