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Classic Lhasa Nyingtri Tour

5 Days
From USD1179
Lhasa - Nyingtri
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This itinerary will take you to experience a different Tibet. After visiting the highlights of Tibetan Buddhist culture in Lhasa, you will drive to Nyingchi to further explore this magical land. Unlike desert-like plateau scenery in western Tibet, there are alpine lakes, lush forests, snow-capped mountains and vast glaciers in eastern Tibet, also called the "Switzerland of Tibet", enough to subvert your imagination about Tibet.

DayRouteAttractions & Activities
1 Arrival in Lhasa (3650m) Pick up and transfer to the hotel
2 Lhasa City Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
3 Lhasa - Draksumtso - Nyingchi, 465km, Approx. 6hrs Draksumtso Lake
4 Nyingchi - Lulang - Nyingchi, 110km, Approx. 2.5hrs Lulang Forest
5 Departure from Nyingchi Airport Send off to the airport

Daily Itinerary


This is the first day in Tibet. Your guide will greet you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport/Railway Station and transfer you to your hotel. It usually takes around 1 hour to drive from Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa and takes about 20 minutes from Lhasa Railway Station. Tourists could have a look at the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the largest and longest river in Tibet on their way to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a good rest first. And if you feel like going out, you can wander around the city. But just remember that don't take too much stuff, try to go with a light pack. Meanwhile, drink some more water, and do not move strenuously. It’s really useful to get acclimatized to the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. It was first built by the 33rd King - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Now it's a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street - one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it‘s also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Today we will depart from Lhasa via the G318 national highway, then enter the Lhasa-Nyingchi Expressway and proceed along a canyon. We will visit the national forest park, 5A scenic spot Draksumtso Lake, which means "green water" in Tibetan. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and there are Tibetan-style temples on the islands in the lake. It is a famous sacred lake and holy place of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.

After visiting Draksumtso, continue to Bayi Town (Nyingchi), at an altitude of only 2500 meters. You can enjoy the Southern Niyang River Valley along the way.

Stay overnight in Nyingchi

Lulang means “Loong King Valley” in the Tibetan language, or “a place that will make you forget your home”. It is located abt 80km from Nyingchi. Lulang is not only a forest but also grassland and a pasture. There is dense vegetation, diverse species and prosperous wildflowers. In each season, it shows a different landscape.

Stay overnight in Nyingchi

Transfer to Nyingtri Airport based on your flight schedule for your next destination.

Tour Price and Service

From US$1179 p/p

Based on 3-star hotels for 2 people in low seasons. Price varies according to travel season, number of people and level of accommodation.


  • Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance tickets fee for tourist attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Experienced local English-speaking tour guide;
  • Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; it’s your decision about the accommodation class: luxury 5-star international hotel, comfortable 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel, or guesthouse. Please tell us your preference;
  • Breakfasts provided by hotels;
  • Pick-up & Drop-off service from Airport/railway station;
  • Travel Agency Liability insurance;
  • Government tax;
  • Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express);
  • Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
  • Oxygen tank for emergency use;
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day.


  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Chinese Visa/China Group Visa; (Note: we could help you by providing the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies for your Chinese Visa or the invitation letter for your China Group Visa)
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We can help you book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)
  • Meals are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
  • While the gratuity for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;
  • All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.4%. Wire transfer --- 2%);
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by Tang***

We intend to visit tibet from 14/09/2024 to 27/09/2024 and will be back to Singapore on 28/09/2024. There will be around 4-5 adults and will like to include Nyingchi and Namtso in the trip. We plan to take train from Chenfdu to Lhasa when we arrive and will take airplane back to Chengdu. Do you provide service on booking of train ticket and flight ticket? Kindly advice the trip we should choose and the tour price. Thank you.

Answered by Beatrice

Dear Tang****,

We can arrange your Tibet trip from 16 Sep to 27 Sep. From Chengdu to Lhasa, if you are taking a train, it takes 3 days after you board the train on 14 Sep. And we also can help you arrange your train tickets. For flights, I suggest you book it online. And we can provide our price to you later.

Asked by Mr S***

I wish to reverse travel itinerary starting from Nyingchi to Lhasa. I am joining another tour in Lhasa on 3rd of june.

Answered by Jennie

Dear Mr Suen,

We can arrange the 5-day Classic Nyingtri to Lhasa Tour for you on 29 May. We can also arrange the Lhasa tour for you on 3 June. Please let me know your idea.

Here below is my suggested itinerary according to your schedule & preference. If you agree, I will quote you. If not, I will tweak it until your satisfaction.

Day Route Attractions & Activities
1 Arrival in Nyingchi Pick up and transfer to the hotel
2 Nyingchi - Lulang - Nyingchi Lulang Forest
3 Nyingchi - Draksumtso - Lhasa Draksum-tso Lake
4 Lhasa City Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor

Asked by Lexi***

We are a group of western teachers wanting to do the Beijing to Lhasa train trip. We are wanting to know the approximate cost of a trip for 7-8 days which unfortunately is our limitation.

I would like to get to view Everest if that is possible and get out into the country areas more.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Answered by Amy

Dear Lexie Pieters, according to your preference, I'd like to suggest you to take our 8 Days-Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour, I will email you soon with detailed itinerary & my questions of it. 

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