This is the ideal short trip to explore the ancient city of Lhasa to appreciate its rich cultural history. We include visits to the Jokhang, the Norbulingka (the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama), and the famous Potala Palace with side trips to the nearby monasteries of Drepung, Sera or Tsurpu. The Sera Monastery is located approximately 5km north of the Jokang and is responsible for some 19 hermitages, including four nunneries, which are all located in the foot hills north of Lhasa. The Sera Monastery, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang. This short trip can also be added to any of our trip departures.
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|DAY 1||Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa|
|DAYS 2/4||In Lhasa, sightseeing|
|DAY 5||Visit Tsurpu Monastery|
|DAY 6||Visit Ganden|
|DAY 7||In Lhasa|
|DAY 8||Fly Kathmandu, trip concludes|