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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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6-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yarlung Tsangpo Valley Tour

6-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yarlung Tsangpo Valley Tour

This tour included all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monstery. You can appreciate the Yarlung Tsangpo (Tibet’s largest and longest river)and visit the Samye monastery(the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet). Go for Kora (religious circle) around Hepori hill and enjoy the sand surrounding you. 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 days
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Zhuhai

8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Zhuhai

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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15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp&Kailash Pilgrimage Trek from Shanghai

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp&Kailash Pilgrimage Trek from Shanghai

This Mt.Kailash Tour design for the customers who is looking for in-deep exploration in Tibet. Located in the Ngari Region of Tibet, Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarova are famous as Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively. Both have often been chosen as a sacrificial center for Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonist pilgrims. Their spiritual aura and paradisiacal scenery also entice visitors. The route also including other must visit attractions in Tibet.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Harbin

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

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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  • 6 days
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake and Shigatse City Tour

6-Day Small Group Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake and Shigatse City Tour

This small group tour covers three biggest ancient cities in Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Highlights included: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street,Drepung & Sera Monastery, Holy Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier and Tashilumpo Monastery which display the biggest copper Buddha statue in the world. Impressed by religion, cultural and breathtaking naturual view here.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 days
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$775.00
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Tour from Beijing

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

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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$684.22
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7-Night Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour

7-Night Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour

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See the cultural and natural highlights of Tibet on this easy seven-night tour. All of your permits, entrance tickets, accommodation, and transportation will be taken care of, so you don’t have to worry about any logistics. Explore the thriving, modern city of Lhasa as well as traditional old villages, for an overview of Tibet. Tour with a small group and an English-speaking local guide, for an intimate and informative trip.
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  • 8 days
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$980.00
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Highlights of Lhasa Tibet Tour 3 Nights 4 Days

Highlights of Lhasa Tibet Tour 3 Nights 4 Days

Lhasa is the ancient city and holy abode of Dalai Lamas. The city is filled up with many historical, religious and cultural landmarks. Tour to Lhasa offers visits these cultural sites with your guide several of them being UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulinka and Jokhang temple. Thousand of pilgrims with religious purpose including travelers from around the world visits Lhasa. Sightseeing in Lhasa will take you to several cultural sites like Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (have a close look of the boisterous monk debate at these monasteries), Barkhor market. Lhasa tour is a fly-in/fly-out program that commences from Kathmandu, Nepal. 03 Nights 04 Days Lhasa Tour is the best way to discover Tibetan culture and heritage sites and witnessing the daily lives of the people living at the world’s highest location.
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  • 4 days
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$750.00
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Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour

Small-Group 3-Night Lhasa Potala Palace Impression Tour

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This 3-night tour is the perfect way to explore Lhasa in a short period of time. You’ll be in a small-group, which means you’ll have a more personalized experience, and better access to your guide than larger tours. Enjoy the convenience of having your transport, accommodation, and entrance fees organized for you. You’ll visit multiple UNESCO-listed sites with a guide, such as Potala Palace, and see the magnificent Drepung Temple too. 
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  • 4 days
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$462.10
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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

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$684.22
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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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$514.48
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Overview of Tibet - 4 Days - Luxury accommodation

Overview of Tibet - 4 Days - Luxury accommodation

Tour provides overview of main places to see in Lhasa and vicinity. Perfect for the first time visit to Tibet. We will take care of the organization of the entire trip: Tibet Travel permit, pick up and drop off at Lhasa airport, accommodation at at Luxury Hotel hotel to make you feel comfortable. Breakfast and Lunch at the places of your choosing will be included. We will also provide tours to Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, and Norbulingka. Please allow at least 3 weeks for Tibet travel permit to be issued and to be delivered to the address of the hotel in China of your choosing. Please contact us through Tripadvisor, via either email or phone number to provide us address of your hotel in China and details of date and time of your arrival to Lhasa airport for pick up. We also would need your passport information, nationality, gender, and details of your Chinese visa to be able to facilitate Tibet travel permit
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,250.00
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,EverestBaseCamp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Zhangjiajie

8-Day Small Group Lhasa,EverestBaseCamp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Zhangjiajie

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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5 Days Pilgrimage Tour to Ganden Monastery & Drak Yerpa Hermitage

5 Days Pilgrimage Tour to Ganden Monastery & Drak Yerpa Hermitage

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Despite rampant Chinese-let modernisation, Lhasa (literally the ‘Place of the Gods’) is still largely a city of wonders.  Your first view of the red and white Potala Palace soaring above the holy city will raise goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old tibetan quarter continues to preserve the flavaour of traditional tibetan live.  It is here in the Jokhang an otherworldly mix of the flickering butter lamps, wafting incense and prostrating pilgrims, and the encircling Barkhor pilgrim circuit that most visitors first fall in love with Tibet.  Besides, this tour will continue bring to all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery.  Also Drak Yerpa is one of the holiest hermitages in Tibetan Buddhism and got 80 meditation caves and lots to temples.  
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$763.16
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Sanya

8-Day Small Group Lhasa,Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Sanya

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
  • Taking safety measures
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6-Night Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

6-Night Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

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This 7-day overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu follows the Sino-Nepal highway, which offer you amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside. The visit to the old cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, will give you a complete impression of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, and dreamlike landscape. The highlighted trip to Everest Base Camp en route will be a life-time memory to overcome yourself and get higher to the top of the world. Notes: Please book this tour 20 days in advance, letting us have enough time to apply for your Tibet Travel Permit and then send it to you.
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  • 7 days
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$980.00
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5-Night Tibet: Lhasa and Namtso Lake with Travel Permit

5-Night Tibet: Lhasa and Namtso Lake with Travel Permit

Remove the stress of exploring Tibet independently on a 6-day tour from Lhasa. As well as taking care of your Tibet Travel Permit, this excursion covers top Tibet attractions such as the 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, and Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plus, you’ll spend a couple of days at the spectacular Namtso Lake. Overnight accommodation, transfers, and entrance fees are included on this seasonal tour, available between April and October.
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  • 6 days
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$934.65
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5-Night Lhasa City Private Tour

5-Night Lhasa City Private Tour

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Travelers interested in learning about the culture, traditions, and religion of Tibet will enjoy this carefully planned tour. You’ll visit some of the most important Tibetan Buddhist sites in Lhasa, including the must-see Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, various monasteries, and more. As well as comfortable four-star accommodation you’ll also spend a night in a homestay, so you can learn more about the daily life and customs of ordinary Tibetans.
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  • 5 days
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$730.53
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5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Tour

5-Day Small Group Lhasa and Ganden Monastery Tour

This small group tour covers all the highlights in Lhasa city: Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street and all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet: Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Situated at an elevation of 3800m,Ganden Monastery is the main seat of Geluk order. Trek at Lingkor you can see the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave and the beautiful view of Lhasa valley. 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$614.48
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6-Day Small Group Lhasa City and Holy Lake Namtso Tour from Xi'an

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

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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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.27
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15-Day Everest Base Camp & Kailash Pilgrimage Trek with Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake

15-Day Everest Base Camp & Kailash Pilgrimage Trek with Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake

This Mt.Kailash Tour design for the customers who is looking for in-deep exploration in Tibet. Located in the Ngari Region of Tibet, Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarova are famous as Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively. Both have often been chosen as a sacrificial center for Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonist pilgrims. Their spiritual aura and paradisiacal scenery also entice visitors. The route also including other must visit attractions in Tibet.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,980.27
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$1,980.27
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4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Suzhou

4-Day Small Group Lhasa Classic City Tour from Suzhou

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$514.48
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8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Beijing

8-Day Small Group Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Yamdrotso Lake Tour from Beijing

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
  • Taking safety measures
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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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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 153 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 763.16. Guided Sera Monastery tours start around USD 763.16 per person. See all 153 Sera Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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