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 is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
  • 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)

2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31 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
$450 $370 $390 $400 $470 $450 $400 $370

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2018-11-01 ~ 2018-12-31 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
$495 $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
2018-12-14 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-21 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-26 $450 5 Book
2018-12-28 $450 open for booking Book
2018-12-30 $450 2 Book
2019-01-03 $370 open for booking Book
2019-01-10 $370 open for booking Book
2019-01-17 $370 open for booking Book
2019-01-23 $370 open for booking Book
2019-02-14 $370 open for booking Book
2019-02-21 $370 open for booking Book
2019-04-01 $390 open for booking Book
2019-04-04 $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
2019-04-29 $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 open for booking 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 open for booking 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.)

* 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;

* 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.

 

Asked Questions from our Clients

Summ***

2018-12-10

Hi Which hotel is the 3-star and 4 star you plan to stay in Lhasa?

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned 3 of you would like to join the 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour. We have this group tour with the departure date on Dec.26th.

May I remind you that we need at least 8 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and 3~4 days to send the original Tibet Travel Permit to your hotel in mainland China. There is no much time left.

The 3-star hotel we use in Lhasa: https://www.greattibettour.com/tibet-hotels/gang-gyan-lhasa-hotel-112

The 4-star hotel we use in Lhasa: https://www.greattibettour.com/tibet-hotels/shangbala-hotel-144

Here is the itinerary of 4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour.

Mich***

2018-11-25

Hello Sir Madam, We are traveling to Tibet for our honeymoon and would like a spiritual tour around the Lhasa area for 7 days. Can you suggest a suitable tour? We live in Singapore, however, I am British and my wife in Malaysian. Can you advise us on how to get travel permits into Tibet? We will be flying via Chengdu. I look forward to hearing from you and coming to Tibet. I have been following you on Instagram for a long time. Kind Regards Michael Foxall

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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 Permits. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for it from Tibet Travel Bureau before tour starts and get them to you usually within 4~5 working days in off-season. Once I get it for you, I will mail it to your Chengdu hotel so that you can board the flight to Lhasa from Chengdu. : ) 

Accroding to your request, how about having this 7 days Lhasa Ganden Monastery Gyantse Shigatse private tour on Dec 8th? 

Gill***

2018-11-06

My sister and I are arriving in Kathmandu on 24 December. We are seeking to do an (preferably overland) tour to Tibet, for 5-6 days. We understand that we will require a Chinese group visa to do so and therefore will only be able to travel around 28/29 December (as the visa takes 3 days to process). Is there a tour we could join around this time? If there is, I would be grateful if you could provide us with some details of the tour, and particularly (i) dates, (ii) cost, (iii) whether you can assist us in obtaining the visas and (iv) details of the travel service provided to reach Tibet from Kathmandu. Thanks and look forward very much to hearing from you.

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to travel to Tibet from Kathmandu. We have 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on Dec.28th. Is it available to you? 

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 Vias there within 3 working days). 

Will***

2018-11-05

We plan to join your nov 30, 4 days lhasa essential tour, Will there be Skills enough time to facilitate our tibet Tourism Bureau permit?

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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 Permits. Yes, we have enough time to get your Tibet Permits within 4~5 working days. We need your passport and China visa copies to apply for  it from Tibet Travel Bureau. May I know have you already got your China visa now?  

Will***

2018-11-05

We plan to join your nov 30, 4 days lhasa essential tour, Will there be Skills enough time to facilitate our tibet Tourism Bureau permit?

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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 Permits. Yes, we have enough time to get your Tibet Permits within 4~5 working days. We need your passport and China visa copies to apply for  it from Tibet Travel Bureau. May I know have you already got your China visa now?  

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