Lhasa City Tour - 4 Days

 

Roof of Jokhang Temple
Potala Palace When Visit Lhasa Tibet
Trip Code: 
FDT-01
Length of Trip: 
4 Days
Group Size: 
Maximum of 12 people.
Tour Highlights: 
Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, the old Lhasa town, Drepung monastery and Sera monastery
  • Group Tour
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Winter Getaways
Itinerary
Holy City Lhasa Tour Route
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa City Sightseeing
Day 03: One Day Tour to Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 04: Departure from Lhasa
Tour Features: 

This tour is uniquely focused on giving tour guests a full experience of Lhasa's many attractions. Two full days of sightseeing includes all of Lhasa's well-known sites and even a few of the less well-known ones, sure to be an extraordinary memory.

Tour Itinerary: 
Day 01:
Arrival in Lhasa [3,658 m]
Spectacular scenery of the Tibetan plateau along the way from airport or train station to your hotel

Your Tibetan guide will greet you at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa railway station, and transport you to your hotel in the city. From the airport to Lhasa is 68 km (42 mi), roughly an hour drive to your hotel. The drive from the train station is only 15 km (9 mi) and takes 20 minutes. During the course of the ride, you will not only be amazed by the spectacular scenery of the Tibetan plateau, the scattered Tibetan villages, but certainly by the hospitality of your guide and driver, as well! After checking into the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 02:
Lhasa City Sightseeing (B)
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Lhasa old town

Potala Palace is the best known cultural landmark in Tibet. It is most renowned as the residence of the lineage of Dalai Lamas (Avalokiteshvara), though the massive structure contains a small world within itself. It was first built by 33rd ruler of his dynasty, King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century, but still is in surprisingly good repair because of continual rejuvenation projects.

Jokhang temple is the most scared building in Tibetan Buddhism, located in the heart of Lhasa old town. It is the most sought after pilgrimage destination for all Tibetans.

Barkhor Street is a popular Kora (holy walking path) which surrounds the Jokhang Temple. Always full of Tibetan faithful, visitors may find mingling with local pilgrims around the Barkhor Street uniquely engaging. It is also a popular shopping district where you can buy gifts for your family and friends.

Lhasa old town gives a glimpse into the daily life of Lhasa Tibetans, which has remained largely unchanged for centuries. You can visit the outdoor markets and specialty stores of handmade bags, carpets, etc.

(B)=Breakfast

Day 03:
One Day Tour to Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery [4,500 m] (B)
Drepung Monastery and famous monks debate at Sera Monastery

Drepung monastery was the seat of the Government prior to Potala, it was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet.

Sera monastery's famous debating monks go back and forth in their debates every day between 3 pm to 5 pm (except on Sunday), a performance well worth seeing.

Optional program: In the evening, your guide can take you to enjoy a local Tibetan performance (price is not included).

Day 04:
Lhasa Train Station or Airport Send Off (B)
Spectacular scenery along the way

Your guide and driver will see you off at the Lhasa airport or train station, which concludes the tour.

What's Included
Group Tour Notes: 
Complementary airport pick up and drop off is included.
We have 2 scheduled arrival pick up shuttles that depart the airport for Lhasa city at 12:20 pm and 16:00 pm.
We have 2 scheduled departure drop off shuttles that depart Lhasa city at 7:30 am and 11:00 am.

General Inclusions:

  • Domestic travel accident insurance.
  • Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
  • All required government taxes and fees.
  • All required Tibet permits and domestic travel documents.
  • 3 Star hotel located near Barkhor Street (shared twin room with private bathroom)
  • All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
  • Local Tibetan guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
  • Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
  • Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver.
  • Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
  • Flight tickets or train tickets in and out of Lhasa (Please note: We can offer you train and/or plane tickets in and out Lhasa from all cities within China. Please check the latest price with us via email.)
  • Private Lhasa Train station or Airport transfer if your arrival time isn’t within our free service time. 250 CNY per vehicle from/to train station and 400 CNY per vehicle from/to airport.

Comments

thorsten moeller's picture

hello sear,

we would like to book a tour, a 4 days tour to tibet. arriving on the 15th of August and dpetarting on the 18th of August. We are 3 people. chinese, german and peru.

Please send me details and prices, thank you very much

Lycoris Yang's picture

Dear Thorsten,
Thanks for contacting us! Yes, we can certainly arrange this tour for 3 of you. I have just sent you an email with the details, please check it.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you again!
Cheers,
Lycoris

Renzo Domini's picture

Dear Lycoris

I kindly ask you to quote for a private tour of two persons as specified following,

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by train
Day 02: Lhasa city Sightseeing (B) - No Vehicle - Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B) - Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse / Shigate, 360km, 7 Hours' Drive (B) - Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 05: return to Lhasa and departure airport to Chengdu

Thank you for your courtesy.

Kind regards.

Renzo Domini

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hello Renzo,
Nice to hear from you again! Yes, we can certainly arrange this tour for you as you required. I have sent you an email with the details, please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from your thoughts soon!
Cheers,
Lycoris

macdeddy's picture

hi, i want to know how do i get to lhasa for the tour if i am in guangzhou? what do i need? do i have to fly to lhasa or you guys can give me a package deal from guangzou to lhasa and back to guangzou? thanks

Lycoris Yang's picture

Hello Macdeddy,
Nice to hear from you! Normally we don't organize trip in Guangzhou, but we can certainly arrange your round-trip flight/train from Guangzhou to Lhasa. I have sent you an email with the details, please check it.
Looking forward to hearing from your thoughts soon!
Cheers,
Lycoris

Sam Coster 's picture

Sir
A small party (4 adults) will end up in Chengdu after a tour in China, we want to go by train to Lhasa and then spend 4 days in Tibet before flying home to Australia
We want to leave Chengdu on the 8th March 2016, what can you offer/price.
Regards
Sam Coster

Tracy Dong's picture

Dear Sam,
Thank you for your comments, this is Tracy from Windhorse Tour responding to your email.
I just sent you an email based on your inquiry, please kindly check it.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
Tracy

Yvinne's picture

Hi, I would like to enquire about the cost of Lhasa tour for 4 days and could you also arrange for train booking and travel permit? I would be grateful if you could give me a quote for it. Most likely we would travel from Chengdu or Xining for the train to Lhasa.
Thanks!

Yuki Yi's picture

Dear Yvinne,

Thanks for your comments. This is Yuki from WindhorseTour. We can certainly arrange train tickets booking and Tibet travel permit. I've sent you an email with the detailed itinerary & quotation, please kindly take a lookand feel free to share with me any questions you have for the trip.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Best Regards,
Yuki

Angie's picture

Dear Windhorsetour,
I kindly ask you to quote for a private tour of two persons as specified following.
We will start from Guangdong, so can you add arrangement of our train/flight ticket from/to Guangzhou?
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa by train
Day 02: Lhasa city Sightseeing (B) - No Vehicle - Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B) - Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Gyantse / Shigate, 360km, 7 Hours' Drive (B) - Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 05: return to Lhasa and departure airport.
Cheers, Angie

Alice Xiang's picture

Dear Angie,
Thanks for your inquiry! This is Alice from Windhorse Tour.
We can arrange this tour for you, however I need to know something about your tour. I have sent you an e-mail, please kindly check it. I look forward to your reply!
Best regards
Alice

Stoki's picture

Dear Windhorse Tour,

I am interested in joining the 4 Days Lhasa Tour. However I will be traveling with a really limited budget (i'm a solo traveler) so is there anyway that I can minimize the cost such as staying at a cheaper hotel (not a 3 star hotel as listed down in the accommodation?

Thank you so much for your assistance.

Cheers,
Stoki

Murphy Feng's picture

Hi Stoki,

Thanks for contacting us, this is Murphy from WindhorseTour. You're very welcome to join one of our groups for the 4-day Lhasa tour, but first we need to know your travel schedule, I just sent an email with some comments about this tour, could you please check it and I'm looking forward to heairng from you again.

Cheers,

Murphy 

Astri Verina's picture

Hi, I would like to enquire about the cost of Lhasa tour for 4 days and could you also arrange for train booking and travel permit? I would be grateful if you could give me a quote for it. Most likely we would travel from Xining for the train to Lhasa on 11/7-2018 and Lhasa to Chengdu on 14/7-2108 by plane.We (11 person) want private tour.For hotel we asked 3/4 star.
Please send me details and prices, thank you very much

Victoria Zhu's picture

Dear Astri,

Thanks for your inquiry! This is Victoria from WindhorseTour responding to you, and I am very glad to help you with Tibet tour planning.
Based on your information, I have worked out a tour proposal with quotation and sent it to you by email, please read over the details and kindly share me your thoughts and comments. With your replies, we can offer you some further assistance.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,
Victoria

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