China travel map - Holy Lhasa Group Tour

This Lhasa join-in group tour is to have a classic Lhasa tour with low cost. You will visit the should-not-missed sights of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barchor Street, and some other famous and sacred monasteries in Tibet, taking in the original Tibetan culture and admiring at the local architecture.

Visit the famous Potala palace

Visit the holiest temple in Tibet - Johkang Temple

Visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera.

Welcome Tibetan Style dinner

Convenient pick-up and drop-off

Travel type:   Join-in Group Tour with shared guide and vehicle      No shopping arrangement

Departure: Please contact our travel consultant for more details

Group size: 1- 15 people

Guide: English-speaking guide

Pick-up & Drop-off point: Airport or train station

Pick-up & Drop-off time: Any time at train station / Airport pick-up at 15:00~15:20 / Airport Drop-off at 12:00 

Price: From US$337

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Upon arrival at Lhasa Railway Station or Lhasa Gonggar Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the Lhasa city. It usually takes approximately 1.5hrs from the airport to downtown Lhasa, while 20mins from the railway station. The rest of the day is free time for you to acclimatize yourself to this high altitude(3650m). Have a good rest and drink plenty of water. 

Overnight in Lhasa.  

After breakfast, we will set out the tour from the splendid Potala Palace, which is the first must-visit attraction for every visitor to Lhasa. Standing in the center of Lhasa, Potala Palace is not only an iconic landmark of the city, but also a symbol of the snowy Tibetan Plateau and a museum of Tibetan culture.

In the afternoon, we come to Jokhang Temple, which is 1300 years old and one of Tibet’s holiest shrines. It is Jokhang Temple that makes Lhasa the holy city. Located in the center of the old town of Lhasa, the temple was built by the contribution of the craftsmen from Tibet, Nepal and inland China, which makes the different architectural styles of the temple. Outside Jokhang Temple is the famous bazaar of Barkhor Street. With a history of more than 1,300 years, the Barkhor is essentially a pilgrim circuit, which is followed clockwise round the periphery of the Jokhang.

A welcome Tibetan style dinner will be arranged for you tonight.

Meal: B, D

Potala Palace

After breakfast, you are going to visit the Drepung Monastery which is located in the west suburb of the city. Drepung Monastery is the largest one of all Tibetan Monastery. All the halls are magnificent. There are 183 pillars in the main assembly hall and the carvings on the pillars are so exquisite.

In the afternoon, visit the Sera Monastery, around 4 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is famous for the excellent Buddhist debating among lamas. If we are very lucky,we may even come across Sera Monastery’s Monks debiting which was held in the courtyard at around 15;00-17:30 in the afternoon.

Meal: B

Sera Monastery

Transfer to the airport or train station from the hotel. Fly home or to your next destination.

Meal: B


Additional info:

• For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

• We can arrange economy (3 stars) / comfortable (4 stars) hotels according to your need. And single supplement is requried if you need to use a single room.

• We reserve the right to change the itinerary order of Day 02 & Day 03

• We reserve the right to change attractions on Day 02 & Day 03, except Potala Palace.

• We can help with applying Travel Tibet Permit with your Passport and China's Visa provided at least 10 days in advance.

• Privat airport transfer can be arranged at extra cost if your flight isn’t within our free service time.

Departure Date at Each Month

Month Tour Starting Date (The day of your first arrival in Lhasa)
Jan 02091623
Feb 1320

Prices: per person, double occupancy

MonthJanuary to AprilMayJune to JulyAugustSeptember to OctoberNovember to December
Economy Class (3-star hotel)$337$385$407$455$407$337

What's included

  • Pick-up & Drop-off

    Free Lhasa Railway Station pick-up & Drop-off at any time.
    Free Lhasa Airport Pick-up & Drop-off as following time: Pick-up: 15:00~15:20; Drop-off: 12:00

  • Guide

    Experienced local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide.

  • Meals

    Tibetan Breakfasts as listed in itinerary.

  • Vehicle

    According to group size & season as itinerary needed.

  • Accommodation

    Lhasa/Shigatse: twin room en suite matching with different tour classes.

  • Permits

    All necessary permits as itinerary required including:
    Tibet Entry Permit (TTB);
    Alien's Travel Permit (PSB);

  • Other

    Express delivery fee of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. SF. Express)
    Gas and parking fee for the vehicle.
    All entrance fee mentioned in itinerary.
    Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Pick-up & Drop-off

    Private Lhasa Airport pick-up & Drop off. (We offer private services with an extra costs if your flight isn’t within our free service time.)

  • Transport

    Air or Train to/from Tibet.

  • Extra Expenses

    Additional days caused by unexpected nature disasters. eg.Land Slide, Avalanche, etc.
    Gratuities for guide & driver, about USD 5/day for each of them.
    Personal expenses.

  • Other

    Lunch, Dinner, & some Breakfast.
    Optional Attractions specified in itinerary.
    Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) .
    Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS.

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