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Known as the home of the "debating monks,"Sera Monastery was built on a hillside in the northern part of Lhasa in 1419. One of the three most important monasteries in the city, it is dedicated to the Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat, sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is a university monastery.

Visitors flock here to see the debates. a tradition young monks take part in as part of their training. In a series of debates, the senior monks drill the younger ones on various doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism and the teachings of Buddha. It’s a very physical display: the senior monks are standing, seeming to shout at the younger ones and then slapping their hands together dramatically—the hand slapping is the signal for the seated monk to respond. The debates may also be punctuated by screams (to throw the other person off). While it’s a very entertaining display for visitors, it’s a serious matter for the monks and a crucial part of training. Also of interest at Sera Monastery are the sand mandalas, beautiful works of art created from sand. These pieces take days to complete and, when finished, are swept away and started again.

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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,EverestBaseCamp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Zhangjiajie

8-Day Small Group Lhasa,EverestBaseCamp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Zhangjiajie

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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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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Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour

Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour

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This 3-night tour is the perfect way to explore Lhasa in a short period of time. You’ll be in a small-group, which means you’ll have a more personalized experience, and better access to your guide than larger tours. Enjoy the convenience of having your transport, accommodation, and entrance fees organized for you. You’ll visit multiple UNESCO-listed sites with a guide, such as Potala Palace, and see the magnificent Drepung Temple too. 
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  • 4 days
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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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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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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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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Guangzhou

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Guangzhou

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-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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5 Days Lhasa Tour with Yamdrok Lake

5 Days Lhasa Tour with Yamdrok Lake

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Experience Tibet the way it is meant to be experienced.  This trip is ideal for those with limited time but still want to see the major attractions in Tibet and be a bit adventurous. You will spend two days to explore the Lhasa landmarks first, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, then take a day trip to the holy lake Yamdrok Lake from Lhasa. During this tour, you not only experience the essence of Tibet, but also enjoy the beautiful landscape.
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  • 5 days
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$763.16
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour

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-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Harbin

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

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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10-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso & Namtso Lake Tour

10-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso & Namtso Lake Tour

This is a classic itinerary to visit Lhasa, Everest and holy Lake Namtso. The route help you get use 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 Lake Yamdrotso, Karo La Glacier and Himalayas with Mt. Everest and the breathtaking Lake Namtso. 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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  • 10 days
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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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$1,920.00
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Xi'an

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Xi'an

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

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

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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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
  • 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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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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  • Taking safety measures
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13 Days Lhasa Mt.EBC Mt. Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour

13 Days Lhasa Mt.EBC Mt. Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour

Mt.Kailash is recognized as the holiest mountain in the world, Tibetan Buddhism believes it represents immense happiness. Its snowed-capped peaks always shine in the sunshine and with holy light. Many Pilgrimage followers were attracted to there year by year. With its special mountain shape, it is quite different from surrounding peaks. With the view of This mysterious holy mountain, people could deeply feel pious and wonders of religion.
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  • 13 days
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$2,368.43
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Sanya

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

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 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$914.48
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,506.32
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$1,506.32
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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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What are Sera Monastery hours of operation?
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Sera Monastery hours of operation: Daily 9 a.m.-4 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 Sera 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 147 Sera Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sera Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sera Monastery costs USD 580.00. Guided Sera Monastery tours start around USD 580.00 per person. See all 147 Sera Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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