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

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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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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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4 Days Lhasa City Tour in Tibet

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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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Group 3-Night Holy City Lhasa Tour

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4-Day Explore Lhasa Private Tour

4-Day Explore Lhasa Private Tour

This private classic Lhasa tour offers you opportunity to explore Lhasa highlights with a local Tibetan guide. The attractions you will see are Potala Place, Jokhang Monastery, etc.
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Kunming

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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 Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Classic Tour with Pickup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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4-Night Lhasa Small Group Tour with Ganden Monastery

4-Night Lhasa Small Group Tour with Ganden Monastery

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Enjoy this multi-day tour, which covers historical sites like The Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakor street and the three major monasteries in Tibet: Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Apart from that you will have the opportunity to trek Lingkor (circle) and you see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave.
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  • 5 days
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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
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Xiamen

6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso 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. 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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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Shenzhen

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Shenzhen

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 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
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Ganden Samye Trekking

Ganden Samye Trekking

Tibet Shambhala Adventure introduce you Tibet differently by arranging different unique and authentic Tibet trek. Ganden Samye trekking is one of the mid level best Tibet trek. It is not only one of the most attractive Tibet treks but also a Tibetan traditional pilgrimage trail between the two famous monasteries which are Ganden and Samye monasteries. Ganden monastery is the first ever Gelukpa school monastery built in 15th century by the great master Tsongka, the founder of the Gelukpa school and the Samye monastery is the first ever Nyingmapa or the first ever Tibetan monastery which was built in 8th century by the 38th Dharma King called Trisong Detsen. It is three and half days Tibet trek and the total distance of the Ganden Samye Tibet trek is around 80Km. The average daily walking hour is around 5-6 hours. The most part of the Ganden Samye Tibet trek is not very difficult except the Shugarla pass which is around 5000m so the day of trekking across Shugar la.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Hangzhou

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Hangzhou

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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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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Should I book Sera Monastery tickets in advance?
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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 1032.90. Guided Sera Monastery tours start around USD 1032.90 per person. See all 147 Sera Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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