Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

Duration:
4 Days
Price:
From USD450
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★

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 was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
  • 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.
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

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

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
USD480 USD570 USD540 USD480 USD450

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

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
USD540 USD590 USD560 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.

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
2019-06-25 USD480 2 Book
2019-06-26 USD480 4 Book
2019-07-01 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-04 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-08 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-10 USD570 3 Book
2019-07-11 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-15 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-18 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-22 USD570 4 Book
2019-07-23 USD570 2 Book
2019-07-25 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-07-29 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-01 USD570 4 Book
2019-08-05 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-08 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-09 USD570 2 Book
2019-08-12 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-15 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-19 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-22 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-26 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-08-29 USD570 open for booking Book
2019-09-01 USD540 5 Book
2019-09-02 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-05 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-09 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-12 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-16 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-19 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-21 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-23 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-26 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-09-30 USD540 7 Book
2019-10-01 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-10-02 USD540 2 Book
2019-10-03 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-10-07 USD540 open for booking Book
2019-10-10 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-10-13 USD480 4 Book
2019-10-14 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-10-17 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-10-21 USD480 2 Book
2019-10-24 USD480 5 Book
2019-10-28 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-10-31 USD480 open for booking Book
2019-11-07 USD450 2 Book
2019-11-14 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-11-21 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-11-28 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-05 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-12 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-19 USD450 open for booking Book
2019-12-26 USD450 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;

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

* Group tour pick-up from airport to hotel at 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Group tour 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 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.

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 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

Sara***

2019-06-24

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

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Cherry

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. 

RAFF***

2019-06-14

AIRPORT PICK UP 1 9 2019 FLIGHT FROM KATHMANDU WITH SICHUANAIRLINES ARRIVAL AT 1505 BACK THE 4TH VIA TRAIN OR AIRPLANE

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Catherine

Dear RAFFAELLO MARTINI, You can catch up the 16:00 pick-up on Sept.1st. Here is the timetable for the shuttle bus, Group tour pick-up from airport to hotel at 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day; Group tour drop-off from hotel to airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

RAFF***

2019-06-14

Tour class, 4 star hotel

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Catherine

Dear RAFFAELLO MARTINI, Here is the quotation for 4-star hotel,

RAFF***

2019-06-14

ILL ARRIVE THE 1ST SEPTEMBER IN LHASA (I CAN ARRIVE ALSO THE 2ND SEP) FLIGHT DIRECT FROM KATHMANDU

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour in Sept. We happen to have a tour with departure date on Sept.1st. You mentioned you will fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. A China Group Visa is required. Please apply for it the latest on Aug.28th, and you will obtain it on Aug.30th. After you book your Tibet tour with us,our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Visa. Here is the itinerary,

kuma***

2019-06-10

Dear sir, I would like to visit tibet in May 2020. Could you please let me know what are the options do I have. I have 10 year china visa thanks K. paulvannan

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour in May 2020. If you book the tour with us ASAP, we can open a new group tour to match your departure date.  We just need the copy of your Passport and China Visa to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. Your 10-year China Visa works. 

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