Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

Duration:
4 Days
Price:
From $370
Destination:
Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
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 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.

DayRoute
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★

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 has white constructions and looks like a heap of rice in the distance. Its name, “Drepung”, means “Collecting Rice” in Tibetan.
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★

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
  • 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)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$370 $390 $400 $470 $450 $400 $370

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-01-01 ~ 2019-02-28 2019-04-01 ~ 2019-04-30 2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$430 $420 $430 $500 $480 $430 $430

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.

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2019-04-01 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-04 $390 2 Book
2019-04-07 $390 2 Book
2019-04-08 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-11 $390 1 Book
2019-04-15 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-18 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-22 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-24 $390 5 Book
2019-04-25 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-27 $390 2 Book
2019-04-29 $390 open for booking Book
2019-05-02 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-06 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-09 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-10 $400 2 Book
2019-05-13 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-16 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-20 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-23 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-27 $400 open for booking Book
2019-05-30 $400 open for booking Book
2019-06-03 $400 open for booking Book
2019-06-06 $400 open for booking Book
2019-06-07 $400 2 Book
2019-06-10 $400 open for booking Book
2019-06-14 $400 open for booking Book
2019-06-17 $400 open for booking Book
2019-06-20 $400 2 Book
2019-07-01 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-04 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-08 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-11 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-15 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-18 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-22 $470 4 Book
2019-07-25 $470 open for booking Book
2019-07-29 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-01 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-05 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-08 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-12 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-15 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-19 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-22 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-26 $470 open for booking Book
2019-08-29 $470 open for booking Book
2019-09-02 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-05 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-09 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-12 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-16 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-19 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-21 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-23 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-26 $450 open for booking Book
2019-09-30 $450 open for booking Book
2019-10-01 $450 open for booking Book
2019-10-03 $450 open for booking Book
2019-10-07 $450 open for booking Book
2019-10-10 $400 open for booking Book
2019-10-14 $400 open for booking Book
2019-10-17 $400 open for booking Book
2019-10-21 $400 open for booking Book
2019-10-24 $400 open for booking Book
2019-10-28 $400 open for booking Book
2019-10-31 $400 open for booking Book
2019-11-07 $370 open for booking Book
2019-11-14 $370 open for booking Book
2019-11-21 $370 open for booking Book
2019-11-28 $370 open for booking Book
2019-12-05 $370 open for booking Book
2019-12-12 $370 open for booking Book
2019-12-19 $370 open for booking Book
2019-12-26 $370 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

INCLUSIONS

* 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 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Free drop-off from hotel to 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 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;

EXCLUSIONS

* 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 60/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 --- 7%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Note

* 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 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.

* 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

Sand***

2019-02-18

Hi, We 2 persons and plan to take the 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour. Day 1 for our tour would be the 17/8/2019. Will ir match with a group tour and if not, could it be arranged for a private tour? How much would it cost in both cases? Thank you

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to visit Tibet for 4 days with a departure date on 17 August 2019. We are willing to open a new group if you book the tour now. 

Robe***

2019-02-14

My wife and I (Australians) are interested in the 4 day Lhasa City group tour for 7 April 2019. Is it possible? Which city in China is the best place to travel to Tibet so we can arrange our flight tickets? Do we need to get China visa ourselves? Appreciate your advice. Thank you

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that two of you would like to join our 4-day Lhasa Group tour from 7-10 April. Of course, it’s possible. I think you could get to Chengdu first. After one night, continue to fly to Lhasa the next day. Yes, you need to obtain the China Visa in your country in advance. Because we need a copy of it to apply for the Tibet Permit. 

Andr***

2019-02-11

My wife and I would like to take this tour from 27 Aprile to 30 April. Is it possible? We are from Russia. Does it matter? Best regards, Andrei

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nance

Yes, we can arrange this 4 days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour for you on April 27th, 2019. 

Brit***

2019-02-06

Hi! We were wondering if this was the total price for the trip? We would love to be scheduled for this! Also, how do we get a Tibet visa since we are flying in from Kathmandu on 05/21. Thanks!

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nance

Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Travel Permits. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport copies to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts and get them to you usually within 12 working days. Once I get it for you, I will send the copy of Tibet permits to you by email so that you can board the flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. 

Also, from Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo(passport photo size with white background), our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Visa there in 3 working days. That means if you fly in Kathmandu on May 21st, we can get your China group visa on May 24th, then you can fly to Lhasa on that day. Before I quote you the China group visa fee, could you kindly let me know your nationality? 

Nico***

2019-02-06

Hi! I`am currently planning to do a trip in china and would like to include tibet as well. In the description of the Lhasa City Essential Group Tour I read that you could book the flight/train ticket and I wanted to ask how much it would be for the train/flight tickets from Chengdu together with the Lhasa City Essential Group Tour. Thank you for your help!

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nance

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