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Trip Overview of Lhasa Tour

Lhasa tour is an easy and short 4-day tour to the Holy city of Lhasa in Tibet. This tour package is best for people who are searching for some snappy refreshment after a busy time. You don’t need to arrange and work out the plan. It’s incredibly modest and will offer you full delight. This tour package incorporates fly-in-fly-out administration from Kathmandu. Vacationers will get two full days of going to and touring.

The first day of the Lhasa tour will be a fly-in from Kathmandu to Lhasa. When we will fly from Kathmandu, this flight will additionally serve you as a mountain flight. This one-hour flight will offer you the best mountain ranges of Everest and Langtang Himalayas of Nepal. After the trip, you will be taken to your hotel room; there you can delight in your shower and time to get acclimatized with the Tibetan height.

The 2nd and 3rd day of the Lhasa tour includes a sightseeing tour of Lhasa-Jokhang Temple, the clamoring Barkhor Streets, the mesmerizing Potala palace, the Holy Drepung, and Sera monasteries.  In addition to that, At last, the fourth day of the tour takes you again to Kathmandu using planes above the same glorious mountain tips of the Himalayas to Kathmandu or your ahead goals.

This is a Short tour of Tibet

This tour package is best for people who are searching for some snappy refreshments after a busy time. You don’t need to arrange and work out the plan. It’s incredibly modest and will offer you full delight. Along with that, this tour package incorporates fly-out administration from Kathmandu. Vacationers will get two full days of going to and touring.

It is a short trip where you will enter an entirely different world, full of happiness and excitement. On these busy days, it is hard to find a long time to visit every place. But, with this trip, you can go to a single location and utilize your short vacation in the best way.

Visit the colorful monasteries in Tibet

Lhasa is a beautiful city. It is full of colorful monasteries, temples, and natural beauty, as well. Therefore, It is the must-visit place of Tibet. Whether you want to study culture or get lost in the incredible nature, you can do it all with Lhasa.

Especially with this Lhasa tour with us, we will ensure that you had the most fantastic time in this beautiful city.  Moreover, you will get to witness the old Tibetan art, their architecture, and many more. The religious values and beliefs of these people are a great thing to observe.  Furthermore, Tibetan markets are another fantastic place to visit.

The Tibetan peoples are very humble and make your tour memorable. The Tibetans are very polite and also hospitable. They will treat you with nothing but kindness. You will be more than happy to meet such amazing people and their inspiring culture.

This is one of the best places to visit for natural and cultural aspects. The perfect blend of nature, culture, art, and architecture, WOW what a fantastic place is Lhasa!! You will have the best time of your life here.

Highlights of Lhasa Tour

1. The great art and architecture

2. Historical palaces and glorious monasteries

3. Gentle and kind Tibetan people

4. The religious and spiritual place

5. The natural beauty and scenery of the place

Places to viist in Lhasa tour

Potala Palace

Your journey in Tibet tour can never be complete without visiting the Grand Potala Palace. It is situated in Lhasa. The World Heritage Site Potala Palace is also a reason why many people visit Tibet. The main feature of this palace is that it was the winter palace of his holiness Dalai Lama for ten years.

This palace has a been history as it was built upon the palace of 33rd Tibetian King Songtsen Gampo. Therefore, The appearance and art of this palace are commendable. It has now been converted into a museum, storing various story materials. Potala palace presents the old residence of Dalai Lama and some of the essential materials used by him.

It has a colorful foundation with 13 story building. You can take amazing pictures around it. The fantastic views of the Potala palace will undoubtedly make your journey even more memorable. You will be a lucky person to witness the precious materials, books, and other things of the great Dalai Lama. Your journey will be filled with love, gratis, ude, and compassion after the best time to visit Tibet.

Lhasa Tour - Trip Info

Tour Duration: 04 days

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best time: Autumn (August, Sept, Oct), spring (March April) summer (May, June July)

Guide: Government certified tour & Trekking Guide

Lodging: Twin sharing a guest house/hotel accommodation private room. During the trekking sleeping on the tent, a single supplement will be available by a separate supplement fee.

Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Tibetan cuisine )


Geographically Tibet can be divided into three parts; the East, the South, and the North.  When we go to the Eastern part of Tibet it has the forest region which occupies around 25% of Tibet. The Southern part is open grassland occupying almost half of Tibet. They have agricultural regions in the Central and Southen regions. Tibet as well as containing all the major cities Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Gyatsa, and Tsedang. This area also considers the cultural center of Tibet and Buddhism.


You can do the tour from mid-July through to the end of September is the best period.

The temperature varies sharply from the south grassland to the north plateau. The south is warm and rainy. The most rain falls from May to September. It is warm from June to August. The coldest months are from December to February and crossing over the passes becomes almost impossible.

During this package, the Hotels/guesthouses have basic facilities. Even a hotel in Lhasa may not meet your expectation. We always try to provide our clients with a twin room but it may not always be possible. Sometimes, because of weather factor or road condition, we may not be able to bring you to the hotel of our contract or rooms may be already sold out due to delayed arrival and we may have to request you to adjust to whatever accommodation available at that moment. In Lhasa, Gyantse, and Xigatse, you can expect a twin room with an attached toilet/shower but in other places; you will have to adjust with common restroom facilities.


From Kathmandu, the Tibet tour starts by a van/coach to Kodari (Tibet border 116 km). Our guide is with you until the Tibet border onwards.  Tibetan crews will drive you all the way to Lhasa. In the event of landslides or road blockade for any reason, you need a service of a porter to carry your luggage. you can hire another means of transport between the two landslides or for an onward journey. You need to spend some nominal amount of money. During the change of vehicle at the border. We are requesting you to help yourself with your luggage.

Travel to Tibet from Nepal

the best and easy way to travel to Tibet from Nepal is by taking a direct flight to Lhasa.  from Kathmandu, Nepal, by Air China or Sichuan Airlines every day. Airplanes take off around noon and need around 1:30 hours to cover the distance. The price for a flight ticket depends on the season and ranges between $300 and $500 for one way. So the average price is somewhat less than $400. Due to the time difference between Lhasa and Kathmandu although it is just a 1-hour flight you will land at the airport of the Tibetan capital between 3 pm and 4 pm. Another popular way is traveling by road and it is good also for altitude sickness. The friendship highway and route of Zhangmu and Nyalam is not operating these days so we take a route from Kodari.

Tour Guide

Tibetan guides are reported to have limited English. In the Tibet tour may not expect a fluent explanation about culture and religion or any other academic topics. He will serve more as a geographical guide and will be responsible for dealing with bureaucracies on the way. However, we will try our best to assign you the best guide available though.

Tibet Visa information

Traveling to Tibet you need from Nepal are required to apply for both of China Group Tourist Visa and Tibet Visa (also named Tibet travel permit). For both travel documents, individual travelers can only get them through a local travel agency and we will arrange it for you. For the processing of China Group, Visa takes at least 3 working days, Thus we advise you to arrive in Kathmandu earlier.

While for Tibet Permit, We need to start preparing at least 20 days before you for Nepal. All you need to do is emailing the photo of your passport information to us.

If you have any Chinese visa in your passport when we apply for a China Group Visa, the previous Chinese visa will become invalid. If you have, you can take it and use it to fly from Kathmandu to Chengdu and later get Tibet Permit for Tibet entry. We will arrange your Tibet visa and travel permit for your Tibet tour.

Best time to visit Tibet

The best time to visit Tibet is in the places you like to see as it has high mountains to the city Lhasa. This beautiful small land of natural beauty has surpassed various troubles and is now trying to recover as a developed place. Tibet is a country with its full of culture, religious faith, and historical attractions.

There are various places you can see as a tourist and enjoy your holidays. Why not spend your time and money in a place where it will have a substantial positive impact? Being the site full of monasteries, mountains, hills, lakes, and many more, still, it is not so popular. It might be a lack of awareness or advertisements. But there are some best places to see, and they have their own best time to visit Tibet.

Tibet is also freshwater for the Everest Base Camp. Although Mount Everest is situated in Nepal, there is an easy way in Tibet for its trekking. If you want to save money and have the best adventure, you can still go from the Tibet side. You can also enjoy the sightseeing and the spectacular views of various snowy mountains. Also, Tibet is the best place to know about the holiness Dalai Lama. The spiritual learning, kindness, compassion, and many more things you can take away from here.

The beauty of Tibet cannot come in words. Your one journey will make you feel like you have entered an entirely new world. The religious values and behavior of people here are excellent. And the world-famous monasteries are the major attractions of Tibet. You can learn the teachings of Buddha, meditations, and have a peaceful and enjoyable time.

Detailed Itinerary of Lhasa Tour

Today is your arrival day in Lhasa,  you will arrive in Lhasa via Nepal or mainland China. If you choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, you will have a 1 hour 10 minutes Trans-Himalayan flight, which is considered one of the most beautiful air routes in the world. The flights provide you the magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m), and other Himalayan peaks.

You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. We will drive to Lhasa city from here Lhasa (3650 meters). It takes around 30 minutes to reach the old city. After checking in at your hotel,  It’s advisable to rest and make it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude. Overnight in Lhasa

Today we explore the heart of Tibet by taking a special tour; our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery, Sera, in Tibetan, which 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 colorful architecture, Explore Norbulinka Palace, in Tibetan ‘beautiful gardens’, and the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. At serene Sera Monastery, enjoy watching the monks animatedly debating the Buddhist scriptures and see the beautiful collection of ancient murals and statues as well as scriptures written in gold powder, beautiful scroll paintings, tapestries, and Thangka that can be seen throughout.

Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan people. Every day, many Buddhists from every corner of Tibet come to burn incense to worship here. Follow the pilgrimage circuit along the ancient streets of the old town around Barkhor Bazaar and return to the hotel for overnight

Today we will explore the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers an excellent view of the entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand staterooms, and chapels, you are guided through an ancient chamber of the palace and get to see Tibetan art and statues.

After visiting Potala palace enjoys the solemnity of the holy Dreprung Monastery one of the largest Monastery in Tibet which was built in the 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks, where you can observe many nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses, but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. Tibetans’ respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery, evening free for Shopping return back to the hotel for overnight.

Early morning drive to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu and or to your onward destination.

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Cost Includes

  • Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Getting a Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
  • All land transport in private vehicle ( minivan, van, Hiace depends on group size)
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation and any services in Kathmandu
  • Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Extra expenses if in case political and natural problem
  • Tips for guides and driver
  • Nepal visa fee
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      2-10 person

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