Lhasa Tour

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, is well known as “the city of sunlight”. With a long history and strong religious atmosphere, it has attracted many travelers to take a tour. In the Tibetan language, “Lhasa” means the place where God lives. Located at 3700 meters above sea level, it’s not only the holy city for Tibetan people, but also for Buddhist devotees all over the world.

It might not be proper to call it a “city” a few years ago, but now it’s getting closer to a metropolis we are familiar with. Hotels, banks, shopping malls... you can see them all around, and nearly make you forget it’s actually on a plateau. Walking in the Potala Palace Square after renovation, you may have an illusion that you are not in Lhasa, which is supposed to be poor in your mind. But, this is exactly the charm of it, a new modern city with an ancient flavor that will totally get you intoxicated and can’t help falling in love with it. No matter Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, or Barkhor Street, etc. there is always a place can impress you, and become the destination of your soul. 

People enjoy Lhasa city essencial group tour
This is the essential Lhasa city group tour for those who visit Tibet for the 1st time. You will get to Potala Palace, Jokhang template as well as other must-sees in Lhasa city. It's a good choice for you if you have busy schedule.
FROM $450
Namtso Lake
This tour not only brings you the majestic Lhasa city, but also a great opportunity to have a glimpse of the holy Namtso Lake. You will experience the Tibet's religion, culture and amazing scenery.
Tourists really like the Lhasa City tour to experience different culture.
With a culture tour in Lhasa, you will visit the best of Lhasa city including the World Heritage Site of the Potala, Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor pilgrimage circuit, and meditation tour in Dark Yerpa Hermitage.
Lhasa-Suburb-Tour
Lhasa urban and suburb Tour: it is the best option for a taste of Lhasa's culture in a short amount of time. You will not only visit the Dalai Lama’s summer palace but also enjoy the Lama debating activity about the Buddhist doctrines in Sera monastery.
Lhasa-Yamdrotso-Lake-Tour
This trip shows you the holy Buddhist city of Lhasa, home of famous monasteries and devout Tibetans. After visiting Lhasa, you will have a short hiking trip along the holy Yamdrok Lake of blues.
FROM $630
Lhasa-Samye-Monastery-Tour
Besides the must-see attractions in Lhasa, the biggest highlight of this 5-day private tour is to visit Samye Monastery, which is located near the Brahmaputra river and the first monastery in Tibet requires monks to shave head.  
Lhasa-Drigung-Til-Monastery-Tour
This impressive journey will not let you down definitely. The itinerary involves all the important tourist sites in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, the top three Gelugpa monasteries, etc. The significant activity is to witness the mysterious sky-burial site at Drigung Til Monastery.
Namtso lake is one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet.
In this Tibet tour package, you will visit the best sceneries of Lhasa city. Beyond that, you will have an extra day to visit the fascinating Namtso Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet.  
Lhasa-Ganden-Monastery-Tour
The 5-day private tour will show tourists the top three Yellow Hat Sect Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung, Sera, and Ganden. Travelers can learn more about Gelug Buddhism, especially when visiting Ganden Monastery, which was built by the founder of the Gelugpa.

Frequently asked questions

How to get to Lhasa?

There are two good ways to get to Lhasa: by flight or by train.

The only one international flight to Lhasa is from Kathmandu, and there's only one turn each day, besides, you need to stay at least 3 days to get your China Group Visa, which is a necessary document to enter Tibet from Nepal. The rest of the flights are the domestic flights from mainland china to Tibet. You can choose your entry cities like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai,Guangzhou, Xian, etc. In this way, you need to apply for your China Visa at the Chinese embassy at your home country in advance. No matter how, you need to contact a Tibet Travel Agency for your Tibet Travel Permit. Only with that, you can enter Tibet.

If you want to experience a wonderful train journey to Lhasa, you can take a train from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, and Xining. Qinghai-Tibet railway starts from Xining and ends in Lhasa. On the way, you will view beautiful Qinghai Salt Lake, vast grassland, snow-capped mountains as well as the wild animals.

All the year around is the best time to visit Lhasa. Lhasa is called "The City of Sunlight", so even if you travel in Lhasa in Winter, you will feel warm during the daytime under the shining sun. Please kindly note: From Feb to March, Tibet will be closed for foreign tourists because of Tibet New Year.

Lhasa old city is built around Jokhang Temple as the core, and the Barkhor Street is the circle line. Lhasa is famous for Buddhist culture and its long history. Right now, the old city is well protected by the Tibetan government. You can visit the famous attractions including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery, etc.

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