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4 Days Lhasa City Group Tour

Lhasa City

from US$ 410

TOUR TYPE: Group tour of 12 persons at maximum.

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This 4 Days Lhasa City Group Tour will take you to the most famous landmarks in Lhasa, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Stroll among the locals along Barkhor Street and browse the shops full of colorful Tibetan trinkets, souvenirs, and handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy some sweet tea and chat with the locals or bargain with street vendors to get an in depth understanding of the real people and way of life in Lhasa. At Sera Monastery, sit and watch the Tibetan Monks as they gather in the courtyard and elaborately debate over Buddhist philosophies. This 4 day tour is perfect for those on a time budget, but wants to see the highlights of Tibetan culture, architecture, and history. When time allows, we welcome you back to Tibet for a more in depth understanding and exploration of Tibet. Let us know if you have any questions about this tour or Tibet travel.
  • Day 1Pickup from airport or train station and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
  • Day 3Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Debate
  • Day 4Transfer to airport or train station for departure
4 Days Lhasa City Group Tour Map
Day 1Lhasa Arrival
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights: Welcome to Lhasa! Today upon your Lhasa arrival, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to hotel. Rest of the day you will have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude.
As the altitude of Lhasa is up to 3,500meters, so it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities or alcohol drinking for the first few days, taking NO shower upon new arrival is advisable. New commers usually have different level of high altitude sickness symptom, the best treatment is to drink more water, have enough rest , if neccessory you can ask the guide to bring you some oxgen bags to better acclimatize. These measures will help you to overcome or prevent the sickness.

Accommodations: Stay overnight in Lhasa
  • barkhor street

    Barkhor street

  • barkhor street

    Barkhor street

Day 2Lhasa City (B,D)

Elevation: 3500m
Highlights: Today you will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street. Evening is a welcome dinner for the entire group.
Potala Palace: Which is known as the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. Stands 13 stories high and owes over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues, the Potala Palace formed a small world in it.
Jokhang Temple: Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. The temple is a four-storey timber complex with a golden top, with the combination of  Tang Dynasty, Tibetan and Nepal architectural styles. Every day, pilgrims come from every corner of Tibet worship here, make it a perfect site for photograpers.
Barkhor Street: As the oldest street in Lhasa, Barkhor Street is considered as the center of the old city, and a perfect place to lear Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts. The street is full of handicarfts, such as ornaments, knives, tangka,  religious musical instruments, gold and silver ware, masks and a lot more. If you intend to buy some souvenirs for friends or famiy, Barkhor Street will be an ideal place.
1) Some visitors might feel a bit hard to breath when climbing the Potala Palace, so please just take the climbing slowly.
2) Some places are not allowed to take photos, please kindly inquire your guide for details.
3) When shopping around Barkor Street, you can compare and bargain for the unique souvenirs
4) During the summer time, the musical fountain show at the Potala Plalace Square is 19:30—22:00PM.
5) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day

Accommodations: Stay overnight in Lhasa
  • potala palace

    Potala palace

  • jokhang temple

    Jokhang temple

Day 3Lhasa City (B)

Highlights: Today's morning you will visit Drepung Monastery. Afternoon is the visit to Sera Monastery and enjoy the debate.
Drepung Monastery: Located 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given the name 'Drepung‘, which, in the Tibetan language, means 'Collecting Rice..
Sera Monastery: Which is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
1) Today’s road condition is good. The tour involves some easy walking and climbing
2) Please bring water, a hat, sun cream, and sun glasses for today’s tour as you will be at outside for a long day

Accommodations: Stay overnight in Lhasa
  • Drepung Monastery

    Drepung Monastery

  • Sera Monastery

    Sera Monastery

Day 4Lhasa Departure (B)
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights: Today is free for you until to be transferred to the airport or train station in time for your next destination. Your lifetime Tibet tour ends. 

    Tour NameLhasa Arrival DatesCost Per

    When you book 90 days ahead of time, we can arrange and guarantee the tour based on your travel dates! 

    Group Transfer Limits

    • Train Station Transfer:  Train station transfer can be arranged at any time as the train station is in the city.

    • Airport Transfer:  For airport transfer not within the group transfer timeframe below, we will charge an additional RMB400=USD60/per vehicle per time, so you are strongly advised to book your ticket in accordance with our limousine service schedule.

    Group Free Pick-up:

    -Train station transfer can be arranged at any time as the train station is in the city. 

    -Pick-up from airport: Vehicle leaves at 10:00AM,  14:00PM,  17:00PM 

    Group Free Drop-off:

    -Train station drop-off can be arranged at any time as the train station is in the city. 

    -Airport drop-off: Pick-up times from hotel at 07:00AM,  09:30AM,  12:30PM


    Meals as listed in the itinerary

    One shared big Oxygen tank in the car 

    Transportation with experienced driver

    Lisenced Tibetan English-speaking tour guide 

    Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet

    All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary

    Accommodation of shared basis (You can pay single room supplement to have the entire room)


    Personal expense

    Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver

    Flight or train to and out of Lhasa (We offer flight/train bookings if you need)

    Meals that not specified in the itinerary (Average meals cost in Tibet is USD5/per)

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