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Lhasa airport or train station at clients' convenience. We can help you book all flights / trains to / from Lhasa.

Booking notes

The above price is based on a group of 4 people travelling in recent seasons. It includes the accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Lhasa, one private car, driver and local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide, etc.

We can organize the tour for any group size, starting from one single traveler. Please let us know how many people there will be in your group and your travel time, we'll send the costing for you accordingly.

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Visiting all main cultural and historical sights in Lhasa, enjoying the leisure walk at the religious and shopping street, meeting with a local Tibetan family, soaking in the mysterious and holy atmosphere and more..

With more than 1,300 years history, Lhasa is the political and cultural center of Tibet. It is a holy place to local people with many significant world-famous sites. Situated at 3650m above sea level, it is also called “sunlit” city. During the short stay, you will explore the special old city for the mysterious Tibetan culture, history and people.

Tibet Travel Permit Guarantee: As a reliable Tibet travel company, we can help you get all necessary Tibet permits for entering and traveling in Tibet. We promise full refund of the tour cost payment you made in case of failure in obtaining the Tibet Travel Permit for you due to our reasons. It now requires at least 10 - 20 days.

100% Local Tibetan: All our tour guides are local Tibetan who know the land very well and are experienced in escorting foreign travellers.

  • Physicality: Low
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    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
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    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: 4 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Lhasa airport or train station at clients' convenience. We can help you book all flights / trains to / from Lhasa.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Lhasa airport or train station at clients' convenience

  • Pickup time: (6.00 AM - 10.00 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (6.00 AM - 10.00 PM)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

Arrival pickup with a private car to your hotel in Lhasa central area. It is free for you in the rest time for acclimatization.

Day 2 Sightseeing Lhasa

The first-day exploration of the old city will lead you to the most important sights here – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Norbulingka.

Standing at the Red Hill in Lhasa, the grand Potala Palace has been overlooking this holy city for more than 1300 years. It was built in 637 by the great Tibetan king Songtse Gampo for his wife Princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty. The structure was later burned during a war and reconstructed in 1645 by the Fifth Dalai Lama. As a UNESCO world heritage sight, Potala Palace is the pride of Tibetan people. To protect the ancient architectural complex, the government sets limits to daily number of visitors and sightseeing time. It is necessary to book the entrance in advance and the other sightseeing in Lhasa could be adjusted according to the specific entrance tickets of Potala Palace.

Jokhang Temple was also built by King Songtsen Gampo in 7th century to house the golden statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at age of 12 which Princess Wencheng brought from the capital of Tang Dynasty. The structure starts from only eight shrines to today’s scale covering about six acres. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, it was later included in the UNESCO’s Wold Heritage list as well.

Around the Jokhang Temple, it is the interesting Barkhor street. About one kilometer long, it is a devotional circuit for pilgrims. Every day, you’ll see many pilgrims from every corner of Tibet walking or prostrating themselves clockwise in the street. In nowadays, Barkhor is also the shopping center in Lhasa where you can get some great souvenirs for friends and relatives.

Before ending our first-day sighteeing in Lhasa, we’ll pay a visit to Norbulingka. It is the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and was recognized as the part of Potala Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2001. As the largest mad-made garden in Tibet, Nobulingka has now become an entertainment place for common local people to celebrate festivals.

Day 3 Sightseeing Lhasa

Buddhism is part of Tibetan culture and local people’s daily life. Today we’ll visit two great monasteries in Lhasa - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, both of them are Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet.

Drepung Monastery is situated at foot of the Gambo Utse mountain covering about 250,000 square meters. It is the largest and also the most important Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet.

Sera Monastery was built in the 15th century as Drepung Monastery. It is famous for the Lamas’ debate on Buddhist scriptures and murals. The debate is often held in the afternoon from Monday to Friday.

And at evening, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family. During the time, you can talk with the host with any questions you are interested in.

Day 4 Departure

The wonderful Lhasa exploration tour ends today by transferring you to the airport or train station.