Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

4 Days
From $450
Tour Code:
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Tour Type:
Budget join-in small group tour with fixed-departure travels along a fixed-route sharing guide & vehicle service with travelers around the world (12 Persons Maximum).

4 days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour is a short Tibet tour, which is suitable for those who have limited time but still want to have a high-quality tour of. Despite being a very popular destination for travellers, you will have the local Tibetan English speaking guide to take you through the best part of the holy city Lhasa and get the most out of every minute to appreciate its prominent historical architects of Potala Palace, mystical Jokhang temple, sprawling Sera and Drepung monastery.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

When you arrive in Lhasa, our staff will pick you up at Lhasa Airport/ Railway and transfer you to the hotel. From the airport, it takes about 1.5 hours. From the train station, it only takes 20 minutes. Afterward, it's best to relax and take it easy on the first day to get acclimatized to high altitude and alleviate the jet lag. You might go to the local market and wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

Today is your first day of sightseeing on the high plateau, so our guide will meet you at the hotel. Enjoy your easy travel by visiting Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

In the morning, the first station is the Drepung Monastery, which is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.

Then after lunch, you will head to the Sera Monastery, which is another one of the ‘Great Three’ Gelug monasteries. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of "Monks Debate" for around 3 to 5 PM in the afternoon. Also, inside the monastery, the three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha is the hot attractions.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

On your third day, you will be feeling much more acclimatized to Lhasa’s high elevation. It is an excellent idea to spend the day exploring the Potala Palace, which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. It is best to explore the inside of the Potala in the morning for 2-3 hours. Afterward, you will walk the pilgrimage route around the Potala.

In the afternoon, you will head to the Jokhang Temple, which is well known as the center of the Tibetan Buddhism, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. Also, you can see a great many of pilgrims praying in front of the temple and do kora with local pilgrims.

After visiting the Jokhang Temple, you will stroll in the old alleys of Barkhor street where you can drink the sweet tea, chat with locals and even bargain with the street vendors to understand the real life in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Potala Palace is the landmark architecture of Lhasa, Tibet
This shrine is sacred to the Sakyamuni's 8 years sculpture. Blessing by Sakyamuni himself.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa departure
Your 4-day Lhasa City Essential Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway.
  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-04-01 ~ 2017-06-30 2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31
$480 $550 $480 $450

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-04-01 ~ 2017-06-30 2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31
$540 $595 $540 $495

Discount Policy

You can enjoy one or both discount policies below, if you situation fits the terms.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $15 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 8% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 4% Off / person

Booking Policy

We require 12 working days booking in advance for the following two situations:

  • 1. To join in the group that already booked by other clients.
  • 2. With 2 persons or above, you can choose any date according to your schedule.

If you are a solo traveler and our fixed departures can't match your plan, we prefer to open a group to match your schedule, but you need to book the tour more than 50 days in advance.

Pease contact us as soon as possible if it is less than 12 working days before your arrival date. Thus, we can try our best to help you plan the tour and apply for the Tibet permit urgently.


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2017-06-30 $480 2 Book
2017-07-03 $550 open for booking Book
2017-07-07 $550 1 Book
2017-07-10 $550 2 Book
2017-07-11 $550 1 Book
2017-07-14 $550 open for booking Book
2017-07-17 $550 2 Book
2017-07-21 $550 open for booking Book
2017-07-24 $550 open for booking Book
2017-07-28 $550 open for booking Book
2017-07-31 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-04 $550 2 Book
2017-08-07 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-11 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-14 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-18 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-21 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-25 $550 open for booking Book
2017-08-28 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-01 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-04 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-08 $550 2 Book
2017-09-11 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-15 $550 2 Book
2017-09-18 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-22 $550 2 Book
2017-09-24 $550 1 Book
2017-09-25 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-29 $550 open for booking Book
2017-10-01 $550 2 Book
2017-10-02 $550 2 Book
2017-10-06 $550 open for booking Book
2017-10-09 $550 open for booking Book
2017-10-13 $480 open for booking Book
2017-10-15 $480 2 Book
2017-10-16 $480 open for booking Book
2017-10-17 $480 2 Book
2017-10-20 $480 open for booking Book
2017-10-23 $480 open for booking Book
2017-10-27 $480 open for booking Book
2017-10-30 $480 open for booking Book
2017-11-03 $450 open for booking Book
2017-11-10 $450 open for booking Book
2017-11-17 $450 open for booking Book
2017-11-24 $450 open for booking Book
2017-12-08 $450 open for booking Book
2017-12-15 $450 open for booking Book
2017-12-22 $450 open for booking Book
2017-12-29 $450 open for booking Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service


*Lodgings: 3 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★;

*Meal: 3 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner;

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day;

*Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide;

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary;

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express);

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;


*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time.

*Flight or Train

*China Visa

*Lunch & Dinner

*Optional sights

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) 

*Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg. Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.

*Gratuities to guide and driver according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

*Personal expenses

*Personal travel insurance

*Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS


*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;
*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;
*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;
*We need to pick up and drop off all  members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;
*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for the refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.


Asked Questions from our Clients



I am traveling to Bridim to assist in a volunteer rebuild of housing for a Tibetan family in October, after this I would like to travel to Lhasa, leaving and returning to Katmandu, at this stage I don't have the exact date other than will be October this year, thank you Brian Brown




Dear Brian Brown, you could join our 4 Days- Lhasa City Essential Group Tour on any date in Oct based on your schedule and preference if you could confirm this tour with us as early as possible. 



Hello we are hoping to do this trip in November. We would fly in from Kathmandu. We need to ensure we have a Tibet entry permit, Alien travel permit and Chinese visa before we book any flights and confirm the tour. Is it possible to reserve a place while we get the paperwork together? Do you have a service for assisting in these visas and permits? Many thanks, Elaine




For your reference & questions, I respond to you as the following.

You can join in the 4-day Lhasa essential group tour in November.And it's ok to reserve a place while you get the paperwork.we could get your necsessary permit after you book our tour,and the detail for the permit is in the email.



arriving on 9/5 for 4 day trip. What hotels are included in the price?




Dear Janusz Ozog, so nice to hear you are interested in joining our 4 Days-Lhasa City Essential Group Tour, the hotels we included in this tour are 3 star Dekang Hotel or 4 star Shangbala Hotel in Lhasa. 



Hello, Is it possible to pay for the tour in Chinese RMB? When Can you book the tour for July? Thank you




Dear Barbara Postol,yes you could pay for the tour in RMB, actually RMB is most acceptable currency in Tibet, so you please better bring some RMB with you when come. It’s earlier June, so you could book the tour with us now for 7th July.



Lhasa and around




Dear Karel, I think you would like to do our 4 days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour on 5 July of 2018, correct? More details please check the email I sent to you.

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