Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Sera Monastery 4 night/5 days Tour
This is a fine introductory tour to the heart of Tibet, Start the tour with Fly over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa and tour this ancient Buddhist Capital. Visit the famous Potala Palace, the Jokhang, great monasteries and walk through the bustling Barkhor Market
The Sera Monastery is one of the three largest monasteries of Gelugpa, sit at the foothills of Tatipu. It is as prestigious as Drepung and Ganden, which both have longer histories. Sera, in Tibetan, means "Wild Rose Garden" since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it. The Sera monastery was completed in 1419. The Monastery is erected grandly at a mountain slope with a colorful architecture. Sera Monastery together with Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa are known as the Three Great.
Sera is designed around a Main Assembly Hall, which is the grandest hall of Sera, occupying a floor space of 1,000 square meters. The four-storied hall has four chapels in which Arhats, Manjushri, Tsong Khapa, and Chenrezi are enshrined. Later, a huge Maitreya was enshrined in the hall during the reign of the Seventh Dalai Lama. The valuable Buddhist sutras that Jamchen Chojey brought back from Beijing are kept in a sutra pigeonhole adjacent to the hall.
Sera Monastery Tour 4 night/ days Tour Highlights
Spectacular flight to Lhasa passing right over Mount Everest and many of the highest peaks in the world (if you join the trip in Kathmandu), Explore the cultural highlights of the historic capital cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse,Inspiring landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history & culture & Tibetan Nomads, Visiting the Sera Monastery.
Tour Name: Sera Monastery 4 night/5 days Tour
Tour Duration: 05 days
Best Season: Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July)
Trip Grade: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: (3650 m/11972ft)
Accommodation: Hotels and Guest Houses
Transportation: Land Cruiser (4WD TOYOTA)
Group Size: Min 2 pax up to 10, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.
Tour Price: For the most up-to-date and competitive price, please Contact Us
Sera Monastery 4 night/5 days Tour itinerary Details:
Day 01:Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft)
The Starting day of the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour, you will arrive Lhasa via Nepal or mainland China. If you choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa you will have 1 hour 10 minutes Trans-Himalayan flight which is considered one of the most beautiful air routes in the world. the flights provides you the magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks., You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the old city. After checking in at your hotel, you will reach Lhasa. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 02 Morning Visit Potala a place as one of the wonders of eastern architecture. Afternoon the lunch Visit Jokong. Jokong is the most revered religions structure in Tibet.
Day 03Morning Drepung monastery and after Lunch Norbu Linkha, Traditional Tibetan Medicine Centre and market shopping. If you like to see Tibetan home than you can see them.
Day 04Morning you Visit Sera Monastery and there are 3 College, Sear Je college, Sera Negger college and Sera Me. after the Lunch you should joints with Monks debating and practice.
Day 05Drive to Airport and good bye to holy city and fly to Kathmandu or other destination.
Extend your Holiday
Tibet Overland Tour do not included any services in Kathmandu like hotels, tour and trekking in Nepal, but on your request we can help you to get any level of accommodation, Airport pick up, arrangements of Trekking, Day Hiking, Sightseeing and Cultural Tour , Rafting, Jungle Safari, Flight, Paragliding, Car Rental and more.
Accommodations in Tibet
All accommodation lodgings have been chosen for their standard of hygiene, standard of service, location and food quality. All accommodation is based on twin sharing basis, during your tour we will use Hotel Flora or Snowland in Lhasa, Single supplement will be provided on request it cost US$ 120 Single Supplement Fee.
if clients want to use deluxe and best accommodations available we can upgrade the accommodation on the tour as per your request, in Lhasa can use budget to 5 star hotel available to upgrade the tour please contact us
Meals in the Tour
Every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget USD 12 to USD 18 per day
Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
All necessary Tibet travel permits
Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
Tibet Overland Transfer by Private Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
English speaking Tibetan guide
All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
All applicable taxes and service charges
Accommodation and any services in Kathmandu
Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
Extra expenses if incase political and natural problem
Tips for guides and driver
Nepal visa fee