Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$75

  • One-way hard sleeper Xīníng–Lhasa train: US$75
  • Room without bathroom: US$8–12
  • Meal in local restaurant: US$5

Midrange: US$75–150

  • One-way flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu: US$280–400
  • One-way flight to Lhasa from Chéngdū: US$180–260
  • Daily shared vehicle rental per person: US$50–60
  • Double room with bathroom: US$30–60
  • Potala Palace entry ticket: US$30

Top End: More than US$150

  • Boutique or four-star hotel in Lhasa: US$90–150
  • Main course in a top restaurant in Lhasa: US$8–10