You will be greeted by your Tibetan guide once you arrive in Lhasa Gonggar airport or train station. It is 68km from airport to Lhasa city, around one hour and half drive; it is only 15km and takes 20 minutes’ drive from the train station. You will have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa.
Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau; you will visit Jokhang temple and Potala Palace. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages (Avalokiteshvara). Jokhang temple is the most sacred shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Both of them are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Afterwards stroll on the narrow streets of Lhasa old town to meet local people and visit their markets. Overnight at Lhasa.
In the morning you will make an excursion trip to Ganden Monastery (about 70km drive from Lhasa), which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. In addition to its magnificent architecture and religious importance, there is an extremely fabulous view on top of the Ganden Wangpo Hill, and Kichu valley is behind Ganden monastery, it is strongly suggested to hiking around the monastery and takes a bird's-eye view of the valley. In the early afternoon we will drive back to Lhasa to visit Sera monastery for its famous monks debating between 3pm to 5pm (not available on Sunday). Overnight at Lhasa.
In the morning, we will drive you to Lhasa airport or train station. It is the time to say farewells to your guide and driver. The trip ends.