Book online, then contact the local supplier to confirm your hotel pickup time. When your group is on board the vehicle, you’ll depart Lhasa around 9:30am.
Relax as you travel past Yarlung Tsang, aka the Brahmaputra River, and see the famous Sand Mountain. Gaze out the window at a high mountain meadow, and see the local wide-flowing rivers as you make your way to the Samye Monastery.
The first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, the Samye Monastery traces its foundations to the 8th century. Head inside as you hear how the important site is home to the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha — making it a must-visit site for locals and visitors alike.
Learn about the monastery’s architecture, which encompasses Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese styles, and hear how it was the first temple in the country to be built at the request of King Trisong Detsen. The layout of the sacred site was created according to the ideal universe detailed in Buddhist scriptures.
When your temple visit ends, return to your transport. Your day ends with a hotel drop-off.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.