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4 Day Lhasa Tour

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  • Country
    CountryTibet
  • Duration
    Duration04 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude3,650 m (11,975 feet)
  • Best season
    Best SeasonApril to October
  • accommodation
    AccommodationHotel
  • Group
    Group Size2 to 20 Pax
Overview

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet the autonomous region in China. Lhasa “Land of the Gods” is located at 3650 meters above the see level on the northern range of the Himalayas. Lhasa tour is also a popular because of its  culture, religion of Tibet. The ancient monasteries and Temple in the city have preserved many historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts and crafts.

This four days itinerary provides an exciting opportunity in order to explore the Lhasa, the Tibetan capital also known as mainland of Tibetan Buddhism. In this guided city tour you will be exploring the city’s most admired and historic sites like amazing temples, lively monasteries and vibrant markets.

While on this trip, you will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple Barkhor Market, and Norbulingka, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery and other places too.

Trip Highlights

  • Potala palace, a winter place of the Dalai Lama is a grand building with complex construction, filled with prayerful atmosphere and fabulous art works.
  • Jokhang temple, the four storey sacred temple with golden top. While in temple you will see flaming butter lamps and the aromatic incenses.
  • A visit to Norbulinka, summer place of Dalai Lama, holds a biggest man-made garden in the autonomous region of china, Tibet. Sera monastery is interesting place as well. The debate conducted by monk every day around 3 pm on the courtyard of the monastery. A must see experience while in Lhasa.
  • Another monastery Drepung monastery, largest and most influential monastery of Lhasa well known for the amazing standard of Buddhist academic study.

All about permits and visa

Tibet is a part of China, and Lhasa is capital of Tibet. Thus no extra Visa is needed for traveling there. However, Tibet Travel Permits is required and is mostly handled by a registered travel agency as independent travel is not allowed in Tibet.

Don’t worry though we got you all covered up. Following are some document required to obtain Tibet travel permit and Chinese visa.

  • Minimum six month valid scanned passport copy.
  • Latest passport size photo. (2 x 2 inches/51 x 51 mm)
  • Time duration for processing is 15 days for Tibet permit so it’s better to apply 15 days before travel. Sometimes in some case it might take more as well.
  • Traveler’s passport and Chinese visa copies in order to obtain Tibet travel permit.

 

 

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Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive at Lhasa (3600 meters).
Upon landing on Gonggar airport you will be received by our guide. Completing all the formalities at immigration you will move towards Lhasa. Lhasa lies at an altitude of 3660m. Covering a distance of 93km by road which takes about 1.5 hours, you finally reach heartland of Tibet, Lhasa. It is advised to take the tour slow this day as it will be easier for you to adjust on the altitudes.

Day 02

Lhasa sight-seeing
After breakfast, without wasting time we start sightseeing tour. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you embark on a visit to Tibet's renowned monasteries. At the Sera Monastery, you receive an insightful introduction to the fundamental principles of Buddhism. Following a delicious lunch, you continue your exploration of Tibet's ancient cultures and civilizations with a trip to Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. A tour of Jokhang temple offers another enthralling and informative experience. A visit to Barkhor Markets is a major highlight of the day, where you can wander and explore to your heart's content. Finally, you return to your hotel to rest.

Day 3

Sight-seeing Lhasa
Today, you have the opportunity to get deeper into the mysterious wonders of Lhasa. Following breakfast, you'll set off to witness the majestic Potala Palace, which towers above the city of Lhasa. From a vantage point, you'll wonder at the breathtakingly sophisticated Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of the eight past Dalai Lamas. With each exploration, you'll gain a deeper understanding of ancient Tibetan cultures. In the afternoon, following a satisfying lunch, you'll visit the beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery, where you can observe nuns and monks performing religious chants and discourses. After this spiritual journey, you'll return to your hotel for a delicious dinner and a well-deserved peaceful sleep.

Day 4

Departure Day
Today is last day of the trip, depending on your flight timings we will move towards the airport. The two hour drive will take you to the airport. Our representative will take you to airport.

Services Include
  • Chinese Visa cost.
  • All the necessary Tibet Travel Permits.
  • Pick up and drops from airport or train station and Hotels.
  • Guide sightseeing In Lhasa By private vehicle with all entrance fees include.
  • Hotel Tibet with bed and breakfast as per Our Itinerary.
  • 4 wheel land Cruiser for ( While in Tibet)
  • Staff salary, Insurance, equipment food and lodging.
  • Professional Tibetan English speaking Guide.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag duffel bag, t-shirt, and map (down jacket and Sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip).
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • All government and local taxes.
Services Not Include
  • International Flight Ticket.
  • Extra night accommodation other than itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Lhasa
  • Travel and Rescue insurance.
  • All Personal expenses (phone call, bar bills, battery recharge, shower heater etc.)
  • Trips for guide and porter.
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FAQ

Is independent travel is allowed in Tibet?

Independent tour is prohibited in Tibet. You should take part in an organized ground group or have the local travel operator to arrange for you.

What are the document needed in order to travel Tibet?

You need to have valid Chinese visa and a Tibet permit which is issued by embassy of China and travel permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau.

What are clothing required for Tibet travel?

As the Tibet is at high altitude the climate is cold so it is recommended that you have warm clothes with you, thermo coat, monkey cap, comfort shoes, masks, walking sticks, sunscreen lotions, sun glasses are also recommended accessories for the trip.

What kind of accommodation can be expected?What kind of accommodation can be expected?

While in Lhasa there is wide range of accommodation from hostel to five star hotels. Outside Lhasa there are many good hotels but in places like EBC you will get basic guest house with limited facility.

Can you provide some examples of food options in Tibet?

You can find Tibetan and Chinese dishes such as noodles, momos, yak meat, pork belly, Kung Pao chicken with rice, and more in Tibet. For tourists, there are also restaurants that offer Western cuisine in Lhasa.                  

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