Welcome to Lhasa


These days the booming boulevards of the modern city threaten to overwhelm the winding alleyways and backstreet temples of the Tibetan old town, but it is in the latter that you should focus your time. If possible, budget a week to acclimatise, see the sights and roam the fascinating backstreets before heading off on a grand overland adventure.


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$530.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Day Private Lhasa Tour

Day 1 Lhasa Lhasa is the spiritual heart and capital city of Tibet. You will be picked up from the Lhasa airport and then transferred to your hotel. The rest of day is free to relax and acclimate to the high altitude. Day 2 Lhasa Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 9:00am and then take you to visit Tibet's holiest shrine of Jokhang Temple to see a solid gold enlightened Buddha. You'll feel the electric atmosphere and immerse yourself into Tibetan culture while wandering through the bustling Barkor Circuit. In the afternoon, you'll tour the architectural wonder of Potala Palace, towering 13 stories high and containing thousands of rooms. Drop off at the hotel at 5:00pm . Day 3 Lhasa You will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 9:00am and then brought to explore the former Dalai Lamas’ Summer Palace - Norbulingka Park and 15th century Drepung Monastery. Visit the impressive Sera to observe student monks debating with their masters. A leisurely walk around the Tibetan Quarter will follow. You will be dropped off at the hotel at 5:00pm Day 4 Depart Lhasa Private transfer to the airport.

$230 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Night Essential Lhasa Tour

Day 1: Arriving Lhasa Upon your arrival, your guide or driver will greet and transfer you to the hotel of your own arrangement for better acclimatization (Fixed pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm, Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. If your arrival schedule differs, you will need to take an airline shuttle bus at RMB 30-35 per person by yourself). Relax for the rest of the day or stroll along the area at your leisure.  Day 2: Visit Norbulinka-Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and Sera Monastery Norbulingka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden. As part of the ‘Historic Ensemble of Potala Palace’, it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. Hotel booked by yourself Day 3: Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets (one group meal will be served) Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Lhasa on foot. Visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple as well as vital neighborhoods around them. Potala Palace was named after Mt. Potalaka, the mythical abode of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and a winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This iconic landmark of Lhasa symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The palace is a complex comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings built on Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley with an elevation of of 11,483ft (3,700 m). Next, you will visit Jokhang Temple located on Barkhor Square. Jokhang Temple is the most revered temple in Tibet. Highlight of the temple is a 85-foot (26 meter) tall image of Buddha along with many other important Buddhist statues and images brought to Tibet as part of the dowries by wives of King Songtsän Gampo who constructed Jokhang Temple around 642 A.D. At the end of the temple visit you will also have an opportunity to shop at nearby market, Barkhor Bazaar, which is a crowd gathering place in the ancient section of Lhasa. Hotel booked by yourself Day 4: Departing Lhasa Return details See off to airport: 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm. To train station: depending on customers' departure time.

$977.46 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tibet 8-Day Tour including Mount Everest Base Camp

Day 1: Arrival in LhasaThe airport shuttle bus leaves Lhasa Airport at 12:30 and 16:00. Overnight at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4-starDay 2: Lhasa (B)Pickup from hotel lobby at 8 a.m. Visit the Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, and Jokhang Temple. Overnight at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4-starDay 3: Lhasa (B)Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Drepung is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Sera was famous for its debates.Overnight at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4-starDay 4: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (B)Coach from Lhasa to Shigatse via the old mountain route. You'll stop at the sacred Yamdrok Lake, pass the striking Karo-La Glacier 16,273 feet (4960 meters) above sea level, and visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse. You'll arrive in Shigatse, the spiritual home of the Panchen Lama.  Overnight at Tashichota Hotel Shigatse 3 star or similar Day 5 - Shigatse to Tingri to Rongbuk Coach transfer westwards on the Friendship way to Tingri, and then to Rongphu Monastery Kent. It takes eight hours on the road. On the way to Rongbuk Kloster, you’ll come across four high mountains capped with snow: Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho oyu peak.Overnight at Rongphu Monastery KentDay 6 - EBC to Rongbuk to Tingri to ShigatseSee the sunrise from Rongpuk. Then you will be transferred by coach to Everest Base Camp. You will admire the majestic Mt. Everest and take some fantastic pictures. Transfer back to Shigatse.Overnight at Tashichota Hotel Shigatse 3-star or similar Day 7 - Shigatse to LhasaIn the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery, one of the oldest and largest Gelug sect monasteries in Tibet, Tashilunpo Monastery is also the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lama. Later today transfer back to Lhasa, and drive through the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley. Overnight at Lhasa Gang-Gyan Hotel Tibet 4-starDay 8 - Depart from Lhasa Airport shuttle bus leaves at 7:30 and 11:00 from your hotel. Fixed Departure Dates in 2018Apr: 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29May:  2, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30Jun: 3, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26Jul: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29Aug: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29Sep: 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30Oct: 17, 21, 24, 28, 30Nov: 6, 10, 13, 20, 23, 27, 28Dec: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 29If your preferred tour date is not in the list, please check with local tour operator if any person has signed up the same day.  A new group will be created if 5 adults sign up for the new tour date eventually (Plan A), or full refund guarantee (plan B).

$323 Cultural & Theme Tours

Holy city of Lhasa 4 days Sunny Tour

Day 01:  Arrive to Lhasa airport, meet your guide & Transfer to hotel in Lhasa.  Today you’ll need to adjust to the local altitude and get acclimated.  Day 02: Morning around 9am pick up you from your hotel, and go to the Barkhormarket, by the heart of the old town of Lhasa, visit JokhangTemple, which is Tibet’s most sacred shrine, the focal point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. After lunch time we drive north of the city about 10 minutes to SeraMonastery, located at the base of Mt. Purbuchok, which forms part of the watershed between the kyi-chu and the penpo-chu rivers, the Monastery is found in 1419, in here you can watch the Tantric debates performed by the Sera monks. After the visit around 5pm, we will send you back to your hotel. Day 03: Morning around 9am pick up you from your hotel, we will head to the center of the city and visit PotalaPalace, the 13-storeyed edifice was among the world’s tallest buildings prior to the advent of the 20th century skyscraper, and the grandest building in Tibet. In terms of global perception, it is this relic of Tibet’s past, present, and future national aspirations, more than any other, which uniquely symbolizes Tibet, like the Great Wall in China or the Vatican in Italy. If time permits you can walk the Kora by the palace with the local pilgrims in 30 minutes. Then we’ll drive about 20 minutes to DrepungMonastery, located 8 kilometers northwest of Lhasa, founded in 1416, it was later to become an important center of political power in Tibet. Then we’ll visit NorbulingkaSummerPalace, the site was developed as the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas, from the mid-18th century, when Dalai Lama VII selected it on account of a medicinal spring where he would bathe owing to his frail disposition. After the visit around 5pm, we will send you back to your hotel. Day 04: Transfer to airport for departure

$479 Cultural & Theme Tours

Temples and landscapes in Tibet 5 days

Day 01: Pick up from Lhasa airport, transfer to hotel. Rest and acclimate to the high altitude. Day 02: Today after breakfast we'll pick you up from your hotel lobby around 9am, head to the center of the city and visit PotalaPalace, the 13-storeyed edifice was among the world’s tallest buildings prior to the advent of the 20th century skyscraper, and the grandest building in Tibet. In terms of global perception, it is this relic of Tibet’s past, present, and future national aspirations, more than any other, which uniquely symbolizes Tibet, like the Great Wall in China or the Vatican in Italy. After the visit we will go east to the Barkhormarket, by the heart of the old town of Lhasa, visit JokhangTemple, which is Tibet’s most sacred shrine, the focal point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. After lunch time, we will head north of the city about 10 minutes to SeraMonastery, located at the base of Mt. Purbuchok, which forms part of the watershed between the kyi-chu and the penpo-chu rivers, the Monastery is found in 1419, watch the Tantricdebate performed by the Sera monks. Day 03: Today we will leave the hotel around 8am drive to YamdrokTsoLake about 110 kilometers, the sacred lake (4408 meters) is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of the Tibetan nation. The visitors from Lhasa and Tsedang will enjoy the unforgettable vista of its pincer-shaped expanse of turquoise water.  We will continue drive west about 180 kilometers to Town of Gyantse, the town has preserved much of its old-world atmosphere, and Tibetan rural life continues here, virtually unchanged, against a back drop of magnificent 14-15th century fortresses and temples.  First we will visit PelkhorChodeTempleComplex. Then we will explore GyantseKumbum, one of Tibet’s outstanding artistic achievements, was built and decorated between 1427-39, which combines a terraced stupa exterior with multi-layered interior chapels. After the visit in Gyantse, we will drive west to the city of Shigatse (91 kilometers), commanding the confluence of the Nyang-chu and Brahmaputra rivers, is still Tibet’s second largest city. Day 04: After breakfast we will leave hotel around 9:30am and drive to Tashilunpomonastery, the seat of the Panchen Lamas, was founded in 1447 by The Dalai Lama I. One of Tibet’s most influential monasteries. After the visit we will drive back to Lhasa from the northern road along the YarlungRiver. Day 05: Transfer to airport for departure

$3767 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Holy Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra

Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu:We will receive you at the Airport and transfer you to your accommodation at Thamel Eco ResortDay 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing:Historic temple and city tour-:Pashupatinath,Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square etc.Day 3 : Lhasa arrival:Fly to Lhasa and take you to the Hotel.  sightseeing few of the place in Lhasa which includes Bharkhor and Jokhang Temple.Day 4 : Acclimatize and Explore Lhasa:Flying to an elevation of 3400 from 1300,humanbody requires time to acclamation. This day will be spent explore more of the Tibetan kingdom. Day 5 : Lhasa to Shigatse: Drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery as it is known as seat of the Panchan LamaDay 6 : Shigatse to Saga:drive to Saga, another long day of driving. Enjoy Tibetan landscape, passing through small villagesDay 7 : Saga to MANSAROVAR:Continue the drive to Mansarovar (4750m ),driving through Mayumla pass 5100m.  Enjoy the vast Tibetan plateau, where the landscape changes from sandy dunes to rocky vistas, to savannah.Day 8 : Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja and Hike around: Havan worship/rest/acclimatisation at Lake Manasarovar. Experience being in the abode of God, it is a lifetime achievement: puja, havan worship, meditation, Holy bath, tarpan etcDay 9 : Manasarovar to Derapuk via Darchen:Drive Darchen 45 km and then to Tarboche (7 km) and trek to Derapuk (12 km) First day of Parikrama. Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours, and a drive of about 13 km. to TarbocheDay 10 : Derapuk to Zuthulpuk: Second day of the Parikrama we trek 15 km from Diraphuk to Dolma La Pass (5650m / 18,532ft) to Zhutulpuk Valley (4760m / 15,613ft). Trekking time: 9 to 10 hours.Day 11 : Zuthulpuk to Saga: Trek for 6 KM and then drive to Darchen for Lunch and drive to Saga.Day 12 : Saga to Sighatse: Drive to Shigatse via Lhatse. This will be a long day drive, so make sure you have enough snacks.Day 13 : Sighatse to Lhasa:Morning after breakfast we drive back to Lhasa.Day 14 : Lhasa to Kathmandu:Morning departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu. You will be received at the airport, afternoon free for shopping, evening we will take you for culture show and dinner.Day 15 : Departure Kathmandu:After breakfast we will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for final Departure