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)

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

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

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

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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2017-08-21 $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
2017-09-07 $550 1 Book
2017-09-08 $550 2 Book
2017-09-11 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-12 $550 2 Book
2017-09-15 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-18 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-22 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-23 $550 2 Book
2017-09-24 $550 1 Book
2017-09-25 $550 open for booking Book
2017-09-28 $550 2 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 2 Book
2017-11-24 $450 open for booking Book
2017-12-08 $450 1 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



Hi do you also help book the train and whatis the price for example beijing-lhasa?




Dear Elena,

For your reference, we can book the train ticket for you, and 264 US$/person is required for the train fare.

There is the 4-day group tour.

Best wishes,




Hello let you know that I am deaf from Pensacola, Florida, USA. I will be in LXA on the 13th of Sept that my flight will arrive LXA at 1035am from CTU then leave LXA at 320PM for going to XIY on the 14th of Sept. I would like to have a city tour of LXA. I have the reservation for the hotel already at Four Points by Sheraton in Lhasa. I need a visa for Tibet can I get it at Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai on the 11th September? What is the total price for city tour of Lhasa on Sept 13 and 14 th. I would like to have a Tibet buffet for dinner and small group for less expenses if possible. Do they offer a deaf guide with a little of ASL American Sign Language or ISL International Sign Language. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks, Don




Dear Donley Bryan Bratsch, 

Thanks for sending us the inquiry about your Tibet Tour! This is Amy from Great Tibet Tour the local tour operator based in Lhasa, I am glad to be at your service!

Bryan, sorry we don't have deaf tour guide who can provide you ASL American Sign Language or ISL International Sign Language. Furthermore, your stay in Lhasa is too short to arrange as well, the tour in Lhasa shortest should be 3-4 days, then we could apply for Tibet travel permit for you accordingly, hope you can kindly understand. 



Hi, Have you got any tours for the dates 13/09/2017 - 17/09/2017 for tibet? Kind regards Carrieanne Cook




Dear Carrieanne Cook, during these period, we have both 4-day and 5-day group tours. I’ll send you details via email.  Best regards, Julie



Dear Tour Organisers I will be at a conference in Wuhan, China from October 17 to October 20th. I would like to take a guided tour in Lhasa starting on Saturday October 21. I also need advise about flights from Wuhan to Llasa.. what are the best airlines? After the four day tour in Llasa ends, my plan is to fly to Beijing. I look forward to hearing from you about possible tour arrangements. Kind Regards, Alesia Zuccala




Dear Alesia Zuccala, there is no direct flight from Wuhan to Lhasa, I’d like to advise you transit in Kunming. Wuhan to Kunming/MU5453/10:50/13:10+ Kunming to Lhasa/MU9731/15:15/18:15. Airfare is 275 US$, subject to Change.

Lhasa to Beijing direct flight is expensive than transit flight. The direct flight CA4126/09:30/13:25 is 495 US$. The transit flight in Xi’an, MU2336/15:20/18:30+MU2117/21:25/23:15 is 310 US$, subject to change.

By the way, I think you have the invitation letter issued by the conference organizer, we also need it to apply for the permit for you with your passport and visa copies. Best regards, Julie

Yun ***


你们好, 我是旅居澳大利亚的华人,持澳洲护照。我母亲是中国公民, 81岁,住武汉。 她身体健康,热爱旅游,已经游过全国每个省包括台湾,就西藏还没有去过。 她一直特别想去西藏看看,我想明年6月份陪她去拉萨。 我明白我需要办理进藏许可证并加入当地对外旅行团。我母亲可以和我一起加入 这样的团吗? 谢谢。 白云





是的,您以外宾身份去西藏旅游是要求办理入藏函(Tibet Entry Permit)才能进藏旅游,我们需要您的护照和中国签证复印件,在团开始20-30天之前为您办理入藏函,一般7个工作日就能办下来。您的母亲是中国公民,她不需要入藏函就能去西藏和您们一起旅游,这个您可以放心。


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