Immerse yourself in the heat of Lhasa-the Barkhor streets and walk with many Tibetan pilgrims from all over Tibet. The easy tour begins with Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets and Sera monastery on the first day. After the proper high altitude acclimatization in the first two days, you will slowly climb up the many stairs to visit the landmark of Lhasa-the world famous Potala Palace on day 3. And you will have the opportunity to visit the the summer palace of Dalai Lama-the Norbulinka. This 4 day Lhasa tour covers the top highlight tourists attractions but you do not visit monasteries one after another. This sets it apart from any other similar tours and it is absolutely the Best Bet Lhasa group tour.
Lhasa Group Tour Summary:
Lhasa Group Tour Brief Itinerary (Price from US$365 per person)
Day 1 Arrival with scheduled airport pick up (9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm), rest for acclimatization, accommodation (optional)
Day 2 (Breakfast): Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Sera Monastery (No tour on Sunday) accommodation (optional)
Day 3 (Breakfast+Dinner):Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, guided sightseeing tour ends, accommodation (optional)
Day 4 (Breakfast): Depart Tibet for next stop (shared and scheduled transfer:6:30 am; 8:30 am;12:30 pm)
Price Per Person is on twin-share room basis.Fixed currency exchange rate: 1 USD=6.95 CNY
If you have children under 10 years old (as on passport birth date), there is child price, please check it out from the availability calendar.
Lhasa Group Tour Prices and Schedule 2019
|Class/Price for Per Person||Jan. 1 to|
|365 US$||410 US$||480 US$||465 US$||395 US$||365 US$|
|Reputable Economic Class (2-3-Star Hotels: well rated on Trip Advisor)|
|480 US$||565 US$||535 US$||465 US$|
Comfortable class (4-Star Hotels)
|475 US$||520 US$||605 US$||575 US$||505 US$|
Deluxe Class (5-Star Hotels)
|515 US$||590 US$||695 US$||850 US$||780 US$|
Lhasa Group Tour Accommodation Option:
- Option A: You book your own hotel
- Option B: With Reputable Economy Hotel (2-3 star standard):
- Tashitakgye hotel
- Fengma Feiyang Hotel
- Yak Hotel
- Dhood Gu Hotel
- Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel (economy building section)
- Heritage hotel
- Dekang Hotel
- Option C: With 4 star Comfortable Hotel:
- House of Shambhala
- Shambhala Palace
- Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel
- Snow Heaven Hotel
- Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel (VIP Tower-Newer Building section)
- Minshan Hotel
- Shangbala Hotel
- Kyichu Hotel
- Himalaya Grand Hotel
- Option D: With 5 star Deluxe End Hotel
- Shangrila Hotel Lhasa
- The St. Regis Hotel
- Inter Continental Hotel
- Brahamaputra Grand Hotel
- Lhasa Hotel
What you can expect
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Upon arrival, your guide or driver will greet you and transfer you to the hotel of your own arrangement for better acclimatization (Fixed pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm, Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. If your arrival schedule differs, you will need to take an airline shuttle bus at CNY 30-35 per person by yourself). Relax for the rest of the day or stroll along the area at your leisure.
Day 2 Lhasa highlights: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Sera Monastery
Your English speaking Tibetan local guide will meet all group members at the lobby of Yak Hotel at 9:25 am with all group members name lists to be checked and reconfirmed one by one. And all clients should get to this hotel lobby at least 5-10 minutes in advance. Your Tibetan local guide will take all group members to leave at 9:30 am on time and walk together slowly to visit the must see attraction of Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets in the whole morning between 9:30 am and 12 o'clock. Jokhang Temple was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang is situated in the heart of Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims from around Tibet to worship and walk around. The walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau is a must-needed experience.
- The Barkhor Street market is a must see cultural highlight for tourism in Tibet, comprising of a series of circular streets that encompass the Jokhang temple along with numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts, and tasty cuisines.
- The Barkhor street provides tourist a pivotal insight in multiple aspects of Tibetan culture by the vast assortments of authentic Tibetan products easily available to purchase at the visitors discretion. The Barkhor market is constantly alive and thriving with activity as the countless vendors and shops present a utopia of local Tibetan arts, crafts and cultural specialties.
Meet your guide at Yak Hotel lobby at 2:55 pm, your van/mini bus driver, your guide and all of you will leave at 3 pm for Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery is one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here every afternoon except for Sunday and this is distinctive from the other famous monasteries.
Day 3 Lhasa Downtown highlights tour: Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, guided sightseeing tour ends
You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet's most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years. Another visit is to Norbulinka. Norbulinka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden. As part of the ‘Historic Ensemble of Potala Palace’, it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While the Potala Palace is known as the winter palace of Dalai Lamas, the Norbulingka Palace is known as the summer palace. Despite the title of World Heritage Site and natural scenery, people also take it as a unique historical attraction in Tibet. The construction of Norbulingka began in 1755 by the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The primary function of Norbulingka Palace is to cure the health problems of the 7th Dalai Lama. Then it became the summer residence of Dalai Lamas. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Norbulingka complex suffered from terrible damage.
Enjoy a welcome Tibetan group dinner. Guided sightseeing tour ends today.
Day 4 Final Departure
Scheduled drop off by shared vehicle to airport at 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm. To train station: depending on customers' departure time.