Buddhist debating in Sera Monastery

If you are traveling to Lhasa with kids, this 5 days 4 nights tour might be what you need. Visiting Lhasa landmarks to admire mysterious Tibetan history, taking leisure hike deep into the old Trubshi Village to explore authentic local culture, you and your families will have a chance to learn Tibetan traditional handicraft making and get close to local families. In the mean time, your family will learn much about Tibet culture.

Best for: Expats, Family

Duration: 5 days & 4 night

Destinations: Lhasa

Travel Type: Private tour - Flexible & Free to customize


Visit world's highest altitude palace-Potala Palace 

Get to know the knowledge about Tibetan carpet at local workshop

Experience Tibetan Countryside life at Trubshi Village

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style

Upon arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or train station, your family will be met and welcomed by your Easy Tour China local guide and transfer to your hotel check in. You will have a nice view of Yarlung Tsangpo River en route, which is the largest and longest river in Tibet. After check-in at hotel, have a good rest for acclimating the high altitude and the weather of Lhasa.

Wake up in fresh and bit thin air, visiting word’s highest altitude palace and castle-Potala Palace to start your family tour. Admire the mighty White Palace and Red Palace, and listen to the stories how Potala Palace was built by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo to marry Princess Wencheng, who came call the way to Tibet from the Tang Dynasty due to the “political marriage”.

After lunch, we will move on to visit the Jokhang Temple, which is 1300 years old and one of Tibet’s holiest shrines. Here you’ll meet the a life-like Shakyamuni statue aged 12 and may feel deeply moved when seeing devoted pilgrims on all fours praying in front of Jokhang Temple. Outside Jokhang Temple is the famous bazaar of Barkhor Street. With a history of more than 1,300 years, the Barkhor is essentially a pilgrim circuit, which is followed clockwise round the periphery of the Jokhang. 

Later today, visit a Tibetan carpet workshop. Tibetan carpet is a unique work of art that dates back to the mid-1900s, it is a marvel of Tibetan art. Here, you will get to know the knowledge about Tibetan carpet and see the process of making Tibetan carpet.

Tips: There are 1,080 steps up to the top of Potala Palace, please walk slowly to avoid high altitude sickness.

Meal: B, L

Potala Palace panoramic view

After breakfast, you are going to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located in the west suburb of the city. It is one of the “Three Great Monasteries” of Tibet, the other two are Ganden and Sera Monastery. Drepung Monastery is the largest one of all Tibetan Monastery. All the halls are magnificent. There are 183 pillars in the main assembly hall and the carvings on the pillars are so exquisite.

Later, transfer to visit the Sera Monastery, which is famous for the spectacular “Buddhist debating” among lamas. They are very active debating by speaking out their views and using odd gestures. Don’t get them wrong, they are not fighting or quarreling. It is actually a great way to exchange ideas and learn the Buddhist classics, and has been practiced for thousands of years. After enjoy the “Buddhism Debating”, you will move on to visit the nearby Norbulingka Park. It used to be the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama. Encompassing 360,000 square meters, the pleasant park consists of small palaces, chapels and a zoo.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, we will drive to Trubshi village which is known as one of the most beautiful Tibetan villages for trekking. The driving distance is around 48km which will takes around 1.5hours drive. Trubshi village is a well-know primitive village around Lhasa, and it located in the valley that surrounded with beautiful mountains and rivers. The altitude of Trubshi village is nearly 3,400 meters which it’s a very suitable place for leisure trekking. If you and your families want to save some energy, you can also take horse or Yak riding to enjoy the peaceful village (Horse or Yak riding is your own expense), which are also great fun for kids. 

Lunch will be arranged at local family, you will have a chance to get close to local people and taste authentic Tibetan home-cooked food. Tibetans are very friendly and hospital, warmly welcomed by the host, you will be treated by a cup of Tibetan tea and then enjoy the time freely-chatting with the hosts. After lunch, we will set out to return to the hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is for your own exploration, have a stroll at Barkhor Street or pick some souvenirs for your families are both good options.

Meal: B, L

lively Barkhor Street

Today is free for your last minute sightseeing in Lhasa until we transfer you to airport or train station. End of your 5 days family adventure in Lhasa.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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