The heart and soul of Tibet, Lhasa is the capital city on the roof of the world. A modern city on first appearance, but at its core you'll step back into a world where pilgrims make their way around the Barkor Circuit to the fascinating Jokhang Temple, locals dress in traditional costume and old prayer wheels creak as they spin.
Coronavirus Update for China
China currently has one of the lowest rates of new infections with 63 new daily infections reported yesterday* which makes us optimistic that we will return to life as normal and be able to enjoy our dream holidays soon. *Correct as of 8 January 2020.
This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Region.
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer from the airport to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to allow for acclimatisation.
Sightseeing today includes a stroll around Barkhor Circuit where traditional dress, market stalls selling religious trinkets and the sound of chanted prayers by locals and pilgrims alike create a fascinating and vibrant atmosphere. The heart of the Barkhor, visit Tibet's most sacred temple, the 7th century Jokhang Temple, before heading to Sera Monastery which has around 600 resident monks. (B,L)
Explore the 'crown jewel' of Tibet - the Potala Palace. The palace is an architectural wonder that towers over the city, with thousands of rooms filled with treasures such as intricate shrines and beautiful frescoes. Later, visit Norbulingka, the former summer residence of the Dalia Lama, containing several palaces and chapels (B,L)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
The best times to visit China are in spring (April to May) and autumn, (September to October) when temperatures are warm and humidity low.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.