Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

4 Days
From USD450
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Tour Type:
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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 travel experience. 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.

1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa sightseeing
3 Lhasa sightseeing
4 Lhasa departure
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★

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 the 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 one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
  • 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★

The Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
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

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31 2020-04-01 ~ 2020-04-30 2020-05-01 ~ 2020-06-30 2020-07-01 ~ 2020-08-31 2020-09-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31 2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31
USD480 USD450 USD480 USD500 USD560 USD540 USD500 USD450

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31 2020-04-01 ~ 2020-04-30 2020-05-01 ~ 2020-06-30 2020-07-01 ~ 2020-08-31 2020-09-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31 2020-11-01 ~ 2020-12-31
USD540 USD490 USD520 USD540 USD600 USD580 USD540 USD490

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.

Please 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.


Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2019-10-25 USD480 9 Book
2019-10-28 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-10-29 USD480 6 Book
2019-10-30 USD480 4 Book
2019-10-31 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-11-01 USD450 2 Book
2019-11-07 USD450 2 Book
2019-11-11 USD450 8 Book
2019-11-14 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-11-18 USD450 4 Book
2019-11-21 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-11-28 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-01 USD450 1 Book
2019-12-05 USD450 2 Book
2019-12-12 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-13 USD450 1 Book
2019-12-17 USD450 2 Book
2019-12-19 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-26 USD450 2 Book
2019-12-27 USD450 4 Book
2020-04-06 USD480 1 Book
2020-04-21 USD480 1 Book
2020-04-22 USD480 2 Book
2020-04-26 USD480 2 Book
2020-05-04 USD500 3 Book
2020-06-11 USD500 1 Book
2020-06-12 USD500 2 Book
2020-06-28 USD500 1 Book
2020-07-24 USD560 2 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;

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

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

* Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide;

* Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in the 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.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.

* 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. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* 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 handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

* 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 travelers; if any attraction visits have to be canceled 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 travelers, the single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveler to share the twin room, the single supplement will be refunded.

* All members of the same group must be with the same tour guide during the whole trip. So all members must follow the same itinerary and visit the same attractions. If anyone requests to change the scheduled arrangement for own reasons, you need to get permission from other members and accept the possible payment change if any.

Asked Questions from our Clients



i am planning for 4 days Tibet tour. i am coming to Beijing on Oct 18th for a meeting which ends on 23rd and then plan to come to Tibet on 24th and leave on 27th to be back to Beijing. flight back from Beijing to US is on October 28th. What can you do for us. i have not done anything yet. thanks priti



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour on Oct.24th. We happened to have a fixed tour starting on Oct.24th. You can leave in the morning of 27th to Beiing. We can help you book the air tickets from Beijing to Lhasa and from Lhasa to Beijing. Please just let me know if you need this service. We can handle all your Tibet permits after you book a tour with us. What you need to do is to send us a scan of your valid passport photo page and China visa.



Hi, My wife and I are interested in your 4 day Lhasa tour, starting on 16 September 2019. It looks like there is currently no one booked for this tour. Will you offer this tour if there are only 2 signed up, or do you require more people?



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to have the 4 Days Lhasa Essential Group Tour with the departure date on Sep.16th. We can open this group tour to two of you if you book the tour with us ASAP. 



We are interested in Lhasa City Essential Group Tour in September. Can you also arrange the train ticket from Xian to Lhasa and flight from Lhasa to Chengdu. Please lets know the cost. Thanks.



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 4 days Lhasa tour in Sept. We happen to have a fixed tour on Sept. 4th, 8th, 21st, 26th,27th. Please check which date will be ok for you.

We can help you book the train ticket from Xian to Lhasa and air ticket from Lhasa to Chengdu. I will check the flight rate for you after you confirm your date.



I am considering booking the following routing and having the Tibet Travel Permit for 2 US citizens delivered to the hotel in Chengdu. I will be staying at a Hilton Hotel in Chengdu for 3 nights using Hilton points. Then a 3 night tour in Lhasa. I was looking at your 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour starting September 16. What is the total cost of the tour and permit services, and sending permit to Chengdu hotel? I have booked the Holiday Inn Express Potala Square for arrival on September 16 and departure on September 19, and would not need a hotel. Alexander Schultz Email Schultz-Law@hotmail.com Mon, Sep 16 From Shuangliu Intl. (CTU) To Gonggar (LXA) Air China 8:25am CTU To 10:50am LXA 2h 25m, Nonstop Thu, Sep 19 From Gonggar (LXA) To Tribhuvan Intl. (KTM) Air China 11:50am LXA To 11:10am KTM 1h 35m, Nonstop



We will handle the Tibet permit as free of charge after you book the tour with us. We can courier the permit to Hilton Chengdu hotel without charge. Noted with your flight's schedule. You can take the free shuttle car at 16:00 on the first day and at 8:30 drop off on the last day. We can arrange the transfer to your own hotel.



1 British Citizen 1 Italian Citizen Travelling dates: 5th July (+4 days)



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour from Jul.5th to Jul.8th. We can open this group tour to you. 

May I remind you that we need at least 5 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and 3~5 days to send it to your hotel in mainland China. There are only 9 working days left. 

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