Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

4 Days
From $450
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Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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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 is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city
  • 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★

As the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace is an important religious landmark of Tibet.
Reconstructed in Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties for several times, Jokhang Temple has four stories and covers an area of about 25,000 square meters now.
  • 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 Station.
  • 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)

2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$450 $480 $550 $480 $450

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-11-01 ~ 2018-03-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30 2018-07-01 ~ 2018-10-10 2018-10-11 ~ 2018-10-31 2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31
$495 $540 $595 $540 $495

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

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 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% 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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2018-04-04 $480 3 Book
2018-04-08 $480 open for booking Book
2018-04-10 $480 open for booking Book
2018-04-11 $480 1 Book
2018-04-14 $480 1 Book
2018-04-18 $480 2 Book
2018-04-20 $480 1 Book
2018-04-22 $480 2 Book
2018-04-23 $480 open for booking Book
2018-04-27 $480 2 Book
2018-04-30 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-02 $480 2 Book
2018-05-05 $480 2 Book
2018-05-08 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-11 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-14 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-15 $480 2 Book
2018-05-18 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-19 $480 3 Book
2018-05-23 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-24 $480 2 Book
2018-05-25 $480 open for booking Book
2018-05-28 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-01 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-04 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-08 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-11 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-15 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-18 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-22 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-25 $480 open for booking Book
2018-06-29 $480 open for booking Book
2018-07-02 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-06 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-09 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-13 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-16 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-20 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-23 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-27 $550 open for booking Book
2018-07-30 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-03 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-06 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-10 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-13 $550 1 Book
2018-08-14 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-17 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-20 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-24 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-27 $550 open for booking Book
2018-08-31 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-03 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-07 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-10 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-14 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-17 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-21 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-24 $550 open for booking Book
2018-09-28 $550 open for booking Book
2018-10-01 $550 open for booking Book
2018-10-05 $550 open for booking Book
2018-10-08 $550 open for booking Book
2018-10-12 $480 2 Book
2018-10-15 $480 open for booking Book
2018-10-19 $480 open for booking Book
2018-10-22 $480 open for booking Book
2018-10-26 $480 open for booking Book
2018-10-27 $480 3 Book
2018-10-29 $480 open for booking Book
2018-10-30 $480 2 Book
2018-11-02 $450 open for booking Book
2018-11-09 $450 open for booking Book
2018-11-16 $450 open for booking Book
2018-11-23 $450 open for booking Book
2018-11-30 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-07 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-14 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-28 $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;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;


* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* Lunch & Dinner 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 Gratuities 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;

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the 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,I'm hoping to visit Lhasa and do your 4-day tour between 1st May and 21st May, depending on how expensive flight prices are for these dates. Is this possible? If so, how much would it be, and what other documents would I have to get?Would accommodation be included in your price etc?Thanks,Christian.



Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. We can surely get your Tibet permits after you book this tour with us.

Yes, we can arrange your 4 days Lhasa City Essential Group tour, and our price includes all hotel accommodations in Tibet. 



Hello,I currently have a plan to visit Nepal from March 15-April 10. I would love to come visit Tibet and experience everything. I currently have a Chinese Visa, what else would I need? Would I be able to book on this short of notice? Thank you,Dustin



If you enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you’ll stay at least 3 days in Kathmandu to apply for China Group visa, your current China Visa would be canceled. To use your China Visa,  you may enter one of the cites in China first such as Chengdu then fly to Lhasa. Shall we arrange your Nepal tour? Also, you need Tibet Permits to enter Tibet. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us. However, Tibet Permit will not be issued for all foreign guests from mid-February to March.  So how about having this tour in April?






  I am wondering if you got my email dated February 20th. The email is as below. Which hotel class would you like to choose, 3 or 4-star?    Look forward to hearing from you



Hello, my plan was to possible arrive in Tibet for May 1st, maybe i will have to change my flight ticket time. what is the cheapest option?



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to join our 4-day Lhasa City Essential Group Tour. Have you booked the air ticket already? It’s better to join our existed tour which starts from May 2nd. to 5th. However, if it’s not available for you, we would open a new tour on May 1st.



Hi,I will be in Beijing between 19/03-04/04 and I would very much like to visit Tibet during that time. Do you have any tours between this? Also how would you recommend getting to Lhasa from BJ? I've been told that flying half the way and then taking the train is the best route. thansk in advance.



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet during 19/03-04/04. I am sorry to tell you that, according to the regulations, Tibet is closed for foreigners during mid-February to the whole March every year. And you said you should leave on April 4th. So, I am afraid the earliest available tour date is April 1st.  To be doubly sure, we usually arrange tours after April 4th. However, it did work last year that traveled to Tibet from April 1st. To avoid any unexpected situation, I am wondering if it is possible to change your schedule. For example, joining the 4-day Lhasa City Essential Group Tour on April 4th.? Yes, flying to Lhasa from Beijing and taking a train back is a suggested route. You could reduce the cost while enjoying the landscape along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

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