Lhasa Tour

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Trip Duration 04 Days
Group Size 2-10 people
Maximum Altitude Lhasa (3,650m)
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Lhasa/Lhasa
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Trip Highlights of Lhasa Tour

  • Great art and architecture
  • Historical palaces and glorious monasteries
  • Gentle and kind Tibetan people
  • The religious and spiritual place
  • The natural beauty and scenery of the place

Overview of Lhasa Tour

The Lhasa tour is an easy and short 4-day tour to Tibet’s Holy City of Lhasa. The Lhasa tour package is best for people searching for brisk refreshments after a busy time. You don’t need to arrange and work out the plan. It’s incredibly modest and will offer you complete 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 fly from Kathmandu, this flight will also serve you as a mountain flight.

This one-hour flight will offer the best mountain ranges of Everest and Langtang Himalayas of Nepal. After the trip, we will direct you to your hotel room. There, you can delight in your shower and have time to get acclimatized to the Tibetan height.

The 2nd and 3rd day of the Lhasa tour takes us sightseeing in the Lhasa-Jokhang Temple and the clamoring Barkhor Streets. We visit the mesmerizing Potala palace, the Holy Drepung, and the Sera monasteries. At last, the fourth day of the tour retakes you to Kathmandu. We fly above the same glorious mountain tips of the Himalayas to achieve your goals.

This tour is a Short tour of Tibet.

The Lhasa tour package is best for people searching for swift refreshments after a busy time. You don’t need to arrange and work out the plan. It’s incredibly modest and will offer you complete 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, finding a long time to visit every place is hard. But, with this trip, you can go to a single location and utilize your short vacation best.

Visit the colorful monasteries in Tibet.

Lhasa is a beautiful city. It is full of colorful monasteries, temples, and natural beauty. Therefore, It is a must-visit place in 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 ensure you have the most fantastic time in this beautiful city. Moreover, you will witness the old Tibetan art, their architecture, and many more. These people’s religious values and beliefs are a great thing to observe. Furthermore, Tibetan markets are another fantastic place to visit.

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

It is one of the best places to visit for natural and cultural aspects in our Lhasa tour. It perfectly blends nature, culture, art, and architecture. Wow, what a fantastic place Lhasa is! You will have the best time of your life here.

Equipment packing list for the Lhasa tour

For your Lhasa tour, you need to plan carefully, and below are some details to make your Lhasa tour easy.

Official Documents
  • Passport with its photocopy.
  • Diary of small notes, etc.Ball pens with spare refills, Maps/Charts/Books, etc.
  • Credit cards & Cash
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.
Personal Fitness
  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself a check-up for this Lhasa tour.
  • As you travel at high altitudes, we suggest you exercise. You can walk, jog, and do yoga and other breathing exercises for a successful Lhasa tour.
Insurance
  • It would help to have medical and rescue insurance for the Lhasa tour. Please cover yourself for emergency evacuation (helicopter) in the insurance).

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • Do not bring books, magazines, or pictures about Tibet, Buddhism, or Lamas to the Lhasa tour. The custom of China won’t allow entering with those kinds of materials.
  • Do not take pictures and videos in Chinese customs, the Army, or the police station.

Itinerary of Lhasa Tour

DAY
01
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa transfer to hotel

Today is your arrival day in Lhasa for your Lhasa tour. You will arrive in Lhasa via Nepal or mainland China. If you fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, you will have a 1 hour 10 minutes. The trans-Himalayan flight is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world.

The flights provide magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m), and other Himalayan peaks. You will meet at Gonggar Airport with your Tibetan guide, who will join you for your entire Lhasa tour.

We will drive to Lhasa from here (3650 meters). It takes around 30 minutes to reach the old town. After checking in at your hotel, it’s advisable to rest. Lhasa’s altitude will make it easy for the rest of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Lhasa (3,650m)
DAY
02
Day 02: Lhasa full day Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you will start your Lhasa tour. Today, we explore the heart of Tibet by taking a special Lhasa tour. Our Lhasa tour begins with a Tibetan visit to Sera Monastery. Sera means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it.

They built the Sera monastery in 1419. The Monastery stands grandly on a mountain slope with colorful architecture. Explore Norbulinka Palace in Tibetan’ beautiful gardens’. It was the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Enjoy watching the monks debating the Buddhist scriptures at the serene Sera Monastery. See the beautiful collection of ancient murals and statues. View the scriptures written in gold powder, scroll paintings, tapestries, and Thangka.

Visit the Jokhang Temple on our Lhasa tour, 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 close to Barkhor Bazaar. Return to the hotel overnight.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lhasa (3,650m)
DAY
03
Day 03: Another Sightseeing Day in Lhasa

Today, we will explore the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery on our Lhasa tour. The 17th-century Potala Palace offers an excellent view of the entire city. It has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, many grand staterooms, and chapels.

We guide you through an ancient palace chamber and see Tibetan art and statues. After visiting the Potala palace, enjoy the solemnity of the holy Dreprung Monastery. It is one of the largest Monastery in Tibet, built in the 14th century. It used to shelter around 10,000 monks.

You can observe many nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses here. But as of now, there has been quite a declination, resulting in only a few hundred. This monastery knots the Tibetans’ respect and belief. Evening free for shopping. Return to the hotel overnight.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lhasa (3,650m)
DAY
04
Day 04: Final Departure day, Fly to onward destination

Your Lhasa tour will conclude today. After your breakfast, early morning drive to the airport. Fly back to Kathmandu and/or to your onward destination.

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?
  • Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Getting a Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
  • All land transport in a private vehicle ( minivan, van, Hiace, depending on group size)
  • Accommodation in Tibet on a 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
What's Excluded?
  • Accommodation and any services in Kathmandu
  • Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Extra expenses if in case of political and natural problem
  • Tips for guides and driver
  • Nepal visa fee

Essential Information - Lhasa Tour

Potala Palace

You complete your journey in Tibet tour by visiting the Grand Potala Palace. It is in Lhasa. The World Heritage Site Potala Palace is also 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 history as it was built upon the castle 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 the Dalai Lama. It treasures some of the essential materials he used. It has a colorful foundation with 13 story building. You can take amazing pictures around it on our Lhasa tour.

The fantastic views of the Potala Palace will undoubtedly make your journey even more memorable. You will be lucky to witness the precious materials, books, and other things of the great Dalai Lama. Love, gratis, ude, and compassion fill your journey after the best time to visit Tibet.

Geography

Geographically, Tibet comprises the East, the South, and the North. The eastern part of Tibet has a forest region, which occupies around 25% of Tibet. The Southern part is open grassland occupying almost half of Tibet.

They have agricultural areas in the Central and Southern regions. Tibet contains all the major cities: Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Gyatsa, and Tsedang. This area is also considered the cultural center of Tibet and Buddhism.

Climate

You can do the Lhasa tour from mid-July to the end of September, which 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.

Crossing the passes at that time is almost impossible. During this Lhasa tour package, the Hotels/guesthouses have basic facilities. Even a hotel in Lhasa may not meet your expectations. We always provide our clients a twin room, which may only be possible sometimes. Occasionally, because of weather factors or road conditions, we may not be able to bring you to the hotel of our contract.

Or they may have sold rooms due to delayed arrival. We may request that you adjust to whatever accommodation is available. In Lhasa, Gyantse, and Xigatse, you can expect a twin room with an attached toilet/shower. But you will have to adjust to common restroom facilities in other places.

Transportation

From Kathmandu, the Lhasa tour starts with a van/coach to Kodari (Tibet border 116 km). Our guide will be with you until the Tibet border. Tibetan crews will drive you to Lhasa. In the event of landslides or road blockades for any reason, you need the 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 a nominal amount for your Lhasa tour 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 easiest way to travel to Tibet from Nepal is by directly flying to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal. Air China or Sichuan Airlines operates daily. 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. The average cost is less than $400. There is a time difference between Lhasa and Kathmandu. So, 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 to travel for the Lhasa tour is by road, which is also suitable for altitude sickness. The friendship highway and route of Zhangmu and Nyalam are not operating. So, we are taking a course from Kodari.

Tour Guide

Tibetan guides have limited English. You may not expect a fluent explanation about culture, religion, or any other academic topics on the Lhasa tour. He will serve more as a geographical guide. We will be responsible for dealing with bureaucracies on the way. However, we will assign you the best manual available.

Tibet Visa information

When traveling to Tibet, you must apply for a China Group Tourist Visa and a Tibet Visa (also named Tibet travel permit). Individual travelers can only get both travel documents through a local travel agency. We will arrange it for you. For processing China Group, Visa takes at least three working days.

Thus, we advise you to arrive in Kathmandu earlier for your Lhasa tour. For the Tibet Permit, We need to start preparing at least 20 days before you go to Nepal. All you need to do is email the photo of your passport information to us for your Lhasa tour.

Suppose you have a Chinese visa in your passport. The previous Chinese visa will become invalid when we apply for a China Group Visa. If you have, you can take it and fly from Kathmandu to Chengdu and later get Tibet Permit for Tibet entry. We will arrange your Tibet visa and travel permit for your Lhasa 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 of Lhasa. This beautiful small land of natural beauty has surpassed various troubles. It is now trying to recover as a developed place. Tibet is a country of culture, religious faith, and historical attractions.

You can see various places as a tourist and enjoy your holidays on your Lhasa tour. Why not spend your time and money in a place where it will have a substantial positive impact? It still needs to be more popular because it has monasteries, mountains, hills, lakes, and many more.

There might be a need for more awareness or advertisements. But there are some of the best places to see, and they have their best time to visit Tibet. Tibet is also freshwater for the Everest Base Camp. Although Mount Everest is in Nepal, Tibet has an easy way 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 stunning views of various snowy mountains. Also, Tibet is the best place to know about the holiness of the Dalai Lama. You can take away spiritual learning, kindness, compassion, and more from here.

The beauty of Tibet cannot come in words. Your one Lhasa tour journey will make you feel like you have entered an entirely new world. The religious values and behavior of people here are excellent. 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.

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Jure B
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Lhasa Tour Great historical trip of a life time
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Mr. Puru from Above the Himalaya Trekking was on top of arranging our Lhasa tour. We visited many local attractions (museums, monuments, historical and religious signs, etc).

Best trip of a lifetime in Tibet. Highly recommended tour.

Jure B, USA.

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