Mysterious Lhasa Tour Package

LH01: 4 Days Private Tour of Lhasa
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 3 western buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches
Tour Highlights:
  • Follow us on a Buddhist pilgrimage to Tibet & appreciate the profound culture
  • Potala Palace, essence of ancient architecture & the treasure house of arts in Tibet
  • Observe debating sessions of Buddhist doctrines among the Lamas in Sera Monastery
  • Jokhang Temple, the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan pilgrims
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Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Our guide will greet you outside the baggage claim area at Gonggar Airport, where the altitude is 3,650 meters above sea level. A comfortable private drive will transfer you to check in the hotel for a 3-night stay. It is suggested that you have a good rest at the hotel for the remaining time of the day to acclimate the high altitude in case of acute mountain sickness.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Lhasa
Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park. (B+L)
Potola Palace
Photo by our clients Pedro and Hana
After breakfast, you are going to visit the Drepung Monastery, located in the west suburb of the city. It is one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' and the largest one in Tibetan Buddhism. Looking at a distance, the monastery is like a heap of rice, consisting of a group of white buildings layer upon layer. 

In the afternoon, visit the Sera Monastery, the second largest monastery in Tibet which is well-known for the excellent debating of Buddhist doctrines among lamas. After that, turn to visit the nearby Norbulingka Park, the most beautiful and largest man-made park in Tibet. This park has been built for 200 years and used to be the Summer Palace of religious leaders of the region.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Lhasa
Potala Palace, Tibet Museum, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, A Nunnery. (B+L)
Photo by our clients Jan and Eduardo Ferrada
Your impressive excursion to the splendid Potala Palace is scheduled in the morning. Originally built in the 7th century as an imperial palace, the Potala Palace has experienced a 600-year's queasy time until to the reconstruction in the 17th century. From then on, it has been the political, religion, cultural and economic center of Tibet. Currently, it is the largest treasure house of this mysterious land, attracting a great number of travelers and pilgrims everyday. The following is a visit to Tibet Museum, which exhibits a number of historical relics and treasures.

After lunch, you will come to the Jokhang Temple, which is located in the city center. Constructed in the 7th century, the peak time of Tubo Kingdom, this temple is the best architectural combination of Tibet, Han, Nepal and India. It is also a holy Buddhist temple of worshiping the rare life-size statue of Sakyamuni at age twelve. Around the temple, it is the thriving bazaar of the Barkhor Street, which assembles a large number of pilgrims, travelers, businessmen and expats. Today's private journey will come to the end after visiting a Nunnery.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Departure from Lhasa
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. Wish you a pleasant trip! (B)
Today, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your return flight and see you off there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LhasaFour Points By Sheraton Xinding Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Anh from VN | Sep. 07, 2018 07:10Reply
Tibet travel permit
Hi, How long will it take to get a Tibet travel permit once I got Chinese visa already?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda | Sep. 09, 2018 23:49

Generally, it takes about half a month to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit, so it is suggested that you book the tour more than 20 days in advance with a qualified tour operator.
Asked by Simon | Jan. 16, 2018 19:14Reply
Can we be allowed to go out for dinner or other affairs within Lhasa alone?
Answers (2)
Answered by Linda | Jan. 16, 2018 19:32

Yes, it is all right to have dinner out of the hotel and hang out without a tour guide, but not any sightseeing spot.
Answered by Linda | Jan. 17, 2018 20:29

In addition, it is not allowed during the Chinese holidays and some special government meetings.
Asked by Antonio from USA | Apr. 20, 2017 22:27Reply
Can we see some places on our own?
Can we see some places in Lhasa on our own such as shop at Barkhor or revisit Potala Palace?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cathy | Apr. 21, 2017 00:47

As I know, in Tibet, the free activities are not allowed for foreign travellers, and you should be accompanied by a guide all the time during your sightseeing there. Also, the Potala Palace can only be visited one time for each traveler during a single trip in Tibet.
Asked by Ann | Jun. 14, 2016 04:20Reply
Day2&3 tour in Lhasa
Can we just take the two sightseeing days with you and arrange the airport and hotel transfers in Day 1&4 on our own?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jun. 14, 2016 04:21

We are sorry that you can not do like that. According to the requirements of the Tibet Tourism Bureau, foreign travellers are not allowed to visit Tibet on their own. So we always arrange a full package tour for our clients accompanied by our guide.
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