This Lhasa highlight tour will brief you through all the popular historical and sacred religious sites of Lhasa including the world famous Potala palace, Jokhang temple, the great monasteries of Sera and Drepung. Because of its high altitude at 11,975 feet, the city had limited accessibility from the outside world for centuries. With its 1,000 years of cultural and spiritual history, it leaves an impressive heritage that has helped to create the mysterious Tibetan religion. Your first view of the grandeur Potala Palace soaring above the holy city will leave you stunned. While you are gently recovering from the jet lag and getting use to the high altitude of Tibet, the wonders and beauty of the city will never cease to overwhelm you. Potala palace and Jokhang temple are main focal points of Tibetan pilgrims. Pilgrims from far and wide have taken arduous journeys across mountains and rivers to visit the them since centuries back. The street around the Jokhang temple, colloquially known as the Barkhor, is famous for its traditional market, which also serves as a meeting point for pilgrims from different places. It is a real pleasure to walk, rubbing shoulders with other pilgrims and tourists on this bustling street. The street is also regarded highly in spirituality, as a walk circumambulating the Barkhor on this street is considered as one of the most devotional circuits. Then we get to visit great monasteries of Sera and Drepung, which are two of the most advanced traditional learning centers in ancient Tibet. Numerous scholars and practitioners of the Tibetan Buddhist faith have passed through these monasteries. Lastly a day trip to the holy Namtso lake in the northern Tibetan grassland will complete this tour with beautiful memories and mystical experiences on the high plateau.