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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple provided by Tibet Vista

Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
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from RM 1,000.73 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your tour begins with pickup from the Gang Gyan hotel in central Lhasa at 9:30am, when you’ll board a vehicle destined for the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace. Following a 15-minute drive, you’ll arrive at the world’s highest palace, located a whopping 39,370 feet (12,000 meters) above sea level. Home to more than 1,000 rooms, the regal residence is split into the Red Palace and the White Palace.    Admire highlights such as the Great West Hall, The Dharma Cave, and Saint’s Chapel, all of which date back to the 7th century, before stopping to purchase a Chinese- or Tibetan-style lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you’ll continue to Jokhang Temple, considered one of the world’s greatest Buddhist monuments, to admire the shrines, statues, and shops that comprise the temple. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7462P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Small-group (2-12 persons) • English-speaking Tibetan guide • Clients' Hotel Pickup and drop-off • City tour tourist vehicle • Liability travel insurance • Drinking water provided during the trip • Entrance fees of tourist sites • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
Exclusions
Lunch • Tibet Travel Permit USD $50 per person
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup Point: Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown Dates: Daily Seeoff point: Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Small-group (2-12 persons) • English-speaking Tibetan guide • Clients' Hotel Pickup and drop-off • City tour tourist vehicle • Liability travel insurance • Drinking water provided during the trip • Entrance fees of tourist sites • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
Exclusions
Lunch • Tibet Travel Permit USD $50 per person
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup Point: Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown Dates: Daily Seeoff point: Clients' Hotel in Lhasa downtown
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the travelling period
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Travelers who got a Tibet Travel Permit from another travel agency cannot book this day tour
Travelers are required to book multiple day tours from the same suppliers if their plan includes multiple destinations in Tibet
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Potala Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Barkhor Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Jokhang Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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Gloria M
Ocala, FL86 contributions
Trip of a lifetime
Apr 2019 • Friends
What an experience! Delightful people and knowledgeable guides to give us a full and interesting insight to this beautiful country.
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dmitry K
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
First time in Tibet (only in Lhasa), an amazing and fascinating experience
Dec 2019
We came to Tibet as a small tiny group of three: me, my girlfriend and my mom. The first day we arrived at Lhasa airport, right from there went to our hotel in the very old part of Lhasa, super cool, then food and rest. According to general recommendations, one needs at least two days to acclimatize to an altitude of 3500+ meters. I'd say it is a very individual thing since I was pretty much OK on the second day. Right, we bought some medicine that helps to feel better in such circumstances sooner. On that second day, we visited Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. It's a shame it's prohibited to take photos inside of the temple, because it's so beautiful and fascinating, though rulers are rules. Best memories are inside (in your head), right? Well. After Potala Palace, we checked this old Lhasa temple, which is also pretty much interesting to visit. And last, but not least to mention our guide, James! He met us at the airport perfectly on time, then brought us to our hotel, told us a lot of interesting cultural and historical facts while on our way. No complaints :) Really cool dude. James is an energetic, cheerful, optimistic, informative guide. Thank you, James, if you read this post by any chance. I do hope to come to Tibet sometime in the future. I am positive to recommend your service (Tibet Vista) to my friends and pals. Keep up the good work. Cheers from Moscow!
Written 25 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

robertofg07
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
They forgot tea time with locals
I had 23 hours layover in Lhasa, so They made a budget day tour for me; Jim always replied my emails, and send me my permit on time on my hostel in China. The guide on my tour was Ngawang, she picked me up in the airport and she always was after me. The negative thing was they didnt take me to take a tea with local, as the itinerary mention.
Written 23 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear robertofg07, Your feedback has been a valuable to our service. Apart from the friendly guys - Jim & Ngawang, there is a few misunderstandings I feel compelled to clarify. Tast the sweet tea is not included in the itinerary and it's just a optional recommend for guests at their leisure. Our guides will be happy to give directions and assist with relevant arrangement. Again, I'm glad to hear that you had a great time in Lhasa. We will keep working hard to perfect our tour service and upgrading our tour products.
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Martin J
7 contributions
Really well organized trip and great guide!
I booked the train from Beijing to Lhasa and a one day tour through Tibet Vista.

Everything was really well organized. I had nothing to worry about. The train ticket collection was very easy: I simply went to a counter at Beijing West station and showed my passport and a note that Tibet Vista had written in Chinese. The Tibet permit was sent to me by email (you do not need the original when you travel by train).

In Lhasa I did the 1-day Potang Palace and Jokhang Temple tour. My guide was Dawa. He is just great! Very funny, customer-oriented and friendly. And he has a profound knowledge.

I can strongly recommend this organization.
Written 2 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Edmund T
Seattle, WA38 contributions
An authentic, almost gritty, experience
Nov 2018 • Family
Our guide Tserina was excellent at both Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, preparing us well for what was to come, and narrating for us the religious and historical significance of both venues.

Where she really impressed us, however, was in the activities beyond these two attractions, such as transportation, drinks, and meals.

We especially appreciated her going out of her way to bring us the most economical options, including to local restaurants, or striking the right balance between hassle, time, and cost when it came to getting from one place to another.

So at one point, we were on a bus with locals. Then at another time, we were on trishaws. And when it made sense, we were in a taxi.

Yes, being at this world renown sites was great, but having a local like Tserina on hand made every thing so much better.
Written 17 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Happiness13610095868
1 contribution
Incredible days in Lhasa, Tibet!
Oct 2018 • Friends
We did an awesome 4 days tour in Lhasa, Tibet with the most amazing local tour guide -Daniel. The beautiful and breathtaking sceneries in Tibet as well as the nicest October weather with warm days and blue skies made our days in Lhasa an unforgettable and wonderful journey!!. We had the opportunity to visit Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace with striking landscapes and plenty of historic and religious interest. Our guide Daniel is very knowledgeable and well-versed in Tibetan history and culture, he has an incredible good attitude and is also very entertaining; which helped us having an absolutely fascinating trip. I highly recommend him to anyone planning a tour in Lhasa.
Written 13 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guiguite28
Hoi An, Vietnam3 contributions
Amazing tour dora le with kid
We decided to visit Lhasa with our 3 years old kid!
The contact with the agency was very good and trustworthy from the very beginning (after contacting several other agencies)! They organized our trip from The train in Beijing to Lhasa and also Tibetan permit. We decided not to stay at the hotel recommended by the agency but at the Fengma Feiyang hostel. Everything was smooth and easy from Beijing to Lhasa where you get picked up and drop off at your hotel.
We did a 2 days tour with our 3years old one! I want to say a special thank you to tenzing (small) to make our tour unforgettable! Really want to thank him for his patience, kindness, attention and of course knowledge of his own history!
Written 8 November 2018
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,793 contributions
Must see at the roof of the world
Oct 2018 • Couples
Jokang temple is at the heart of Lhasa, the city was built around it. But the Potala is the iconic view from Lhasa. At Jokang you will be able to stroll the Barkhor square area
Written 3 November 2018
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Shauna H
1 contribution
Great Tour Guides
Oct 2017 • Solo
Ask for Small Tenzin and Tse Don -- they're the best!! Not only did they go out of their way to accommodate my particular wishes, but they were so warm and cheerful the whole time!!
Written 4 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Shauna, Thanks for your compliments. All of our Tibetan guides and drivers are the best in Tibet tour industry in Lhasa. To meet the different needs of global travelers, they love to go the extra mile to give you the best and authentic Tibet tour experience. With a great sense of humor, each of our guides has a specialty, such as photography, cooking, and storytelling and motorcycling, etc. Looking forward to traveling again with you in Tibet. Best Wishes
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Tara H
5 contributions
A wonderful one day insightful trip!
Nov 2017 • Business
As we were in Lhasa for work we only managed to book a one day trip to Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple- without a doubt the best choice we made to go with Tibet Vista- our guide Kunchok was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient and made the day memorable for us, I will be back next time for much longer!
Written 20 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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