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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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Small-Group 5-Night Lhasa Tour by Train from Shanghai

Small-Group 5-Night Lhasa Tour by Train from Shanghai

Travel along one of the world’s most spectacular rail routes during this multi-day, train adventure from Shanghai to Lhasa. Pass by stunning mountain views and scenic provincial villages as you head deep off the beaten track. In Lhasa, you’ll enjoy time to hit the highlights, from the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace to Tibetan handicraft stalls. The tour includes four-star accommodation and visits to two of Tibet’s most fabled monasteries.
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  • 6 days
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$869.20
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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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  • 4 days
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Zhangjiajie

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

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

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

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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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Xi'an

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City 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. 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
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4-Night Lhasa and Ganden Monastery

4-Night Lhasa and Ganden Monastery

With its combination of dramatic natural scenery and culture steeped in traditions, Tibet is a journey few travelers make but none regret. Discover the beauty of Tibet's nature and culture on this 4-night tour, which includes visits to top Lhasa attractions as well as the famous Garden Monastery. This tour includes your Tibet Travel Permit, as well as all meals, accommodations, and guided sightseeing experiences as per itinerary.
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  • 5 days
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$847.32
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10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

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This well-designed tour will help you to discover most of the wonders from Lhasa to Mt Everest and Lake Namtso. The tour starts with the top holy sites in Lhasa such as Potala Palace which is the landmark of Tibet and Jokhang temple, an ancient temple holds the highest position in Tibetan Buddhism. Then you will head to Gyantse and Shigatse for an adventure tour and get close to Lake Yamdrok and a great many of other attractions on the way. The sunrise at Everest Peak could be a spectacle not to be missed and it may be an unforgettable memory in your life time. The beautiful Lake Namtso and wonderful Yangpachen hot spring are waiting for you on your way back.
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  • 10 days
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$1,292.64
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Small-Group 5-Night Lhasa Tour: Train from Chengdu

Small-Group 5-Night Lhasa Tour: Train from Chengdu

Explore the rich culture and architecture of this beautiful Himalayan city on a railway adventure from Chengdu. Enjoy two overnight stays aboard the Qinghai Tibet Train while cruising through northwest China’s picturesque scenery, then tour Lhasa’s landmark sites with an informative local guide. Visit landmarks like the White and Red palaces, Jokhang Temple, and the Drepung Monastery. Enjoy accommodations in 4-star hotels and some complimentary meals.
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  • 6 days
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$815.40
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Shanghai

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

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 from Zhangjiajie

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Zhangjiajie

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

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

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 from Qingdao

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City 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. 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
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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
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$626.32
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Tour

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Tour

This small group tour covers all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street and all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Situated at an elevation of 3800m,Ganden Monastery is the main seat of Geluk order. Trek at Lingkor you can see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave and the beautiful view of Lhasa valley. 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
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$614.48
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Harbin

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso 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. 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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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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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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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

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

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

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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15-Day Everest Base Camp & Kailash Pilgrimage Trek with Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake

15-Day Everest Base Camp & Kailash Pilgrimage Trek with Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake

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
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$1,980.27
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8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

It is a classic tour itinerary to visit Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. If you are used to the high altitude, then this is one of the best itineraries that cover the highlights in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. You can see much natural scenery like beautiful sacred Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and Karola Glacier, and have a view of the Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, from Everest Base Camp.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,205.27
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Suzhou

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

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

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

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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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 155 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 966.53. Guided Drepung Monastery tours start around USD 966.53 per person. See all 155 Drepung Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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