Lhasa City Tour 4 days

Lhasa city pulls in a great many guests and travelers with its beguiling excellence and strange religion and culture. Anyway not many individuals gets the benefit to visit Lhasa as a result of its remoteness and bother to acquire Tibet travel Permits. Destination unlimited arranges the best Tibet Lhasa trip without agonizing over movement grant application and other fundamental prerequisites. We will take you to have close look of the tumultuous priest banter. You can pursue the nearby travelers to offer petitions to ruler Buddha and take taste of tea in clamoring teahouse or walk around pencil-flimsy curious road.

Lhasa, the place that is known for legends and riddles, is the heavenly home the Dalai Lamas and an antiquated city loaded with verifiable and social marvels. 4 Days Lhasa City Tour takes you to the socially and religiously adored destinations of Lhasa to find its essentialness among the nearby individuals. 

Potala Palace 

The gigantic Potala Palace is a building wonder – a superb structure with gold rooftop taking off in excess of 300 meter over the valley floor. The royal residence is obvious for all the bearing from miles around. 

The Palace was worked in 1645 – 1693 by Dalai Lama and afterward after, it has turned into the political and religious center point of Lhasa. The Palace has in excess of 1,000 rooms including living quarter of the Dalai Lamas where they lived and brilliant tombs when they kicked the bucket. 

There are plenty of carefully enriched houses of prayer and sanctums, captivating lobbies and passages with a great many plated statues of Tibet's pantheon of Buddhas, Boddhisattvas, holy people and evil presences. 

Drepung Monastery 

A visit to Drepung Monastery is one of the most critical piece of Tibet Lhasa city trip. Drepung Monastery is one of the "extraordinary three" Gelukpa religious communities, alongside Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery. Worked in 1416, the religious community used to be home to in excess of 10,000 priests and it assumed significant job in Tibetan Buddhism. 

The cloister is situated in Gambo Utse Mountain and it involve incredible complex of white structure dabbed around the slope

Jokhang Temple 

Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang sanctuary is the blessed seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Initially inherent 647 AD, it is the profound focus of Tibet and holiest of all the Tibetan Buddhist travelers. 

Barkhor Street 

Barkhor Street (an antiquated road) is the exuberant mix of clamoring market, journey kora and ethnic blend. The road run clockwise about the hallowed Jokhang Temple and stays occupied, particularly at first light and nightfall. Join the journey trip in Barkhor Street – it gives various vibes. . 

Sera Monastery 

Sera Monastery, one of the three extraordinary sanctuary, together with Drepung Monastery and Ganden Monastery, is the image of Gelug sanctuaries, situated on the northern suburb of Lhasa. The cloister was worked in 1419 and houses incredible get together corridor, three schools and the residence on the eastern side. Set at the setting of mountains, Sera Monastery is the store of antiquated relics, expressions, sacred texts and history. Here the discussion of priests is available to open to appreciate the appeal of Buddhism and discover some edification.

Trip Highlights of Lhasa City Tour 4 days

  • A 4-day tour of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, offers a captivating mix of cultural, historical, and spiritual experiences. Here are the highlights:

    Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

    1. Arrival and Acclimatization:

  • Arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station.
  • Transfer to your hotel for check-in and rest to acclimatize to the high altitude.
  • 2. Evening Leisure:

  • Take a leisurely walk around Barkhor Street, a bustling market and traditional pilgrim circuit around Jokhang Temple.
  • Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

    1. Potala Palace:

  • Visit the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former winter residence of the Dalai Lama. Explore its magnificent architecture, sacred chapels, and stunning views over Lhasa.
  • 2. Jokhang Temple:

  • Explore Jokhang Temple, the spiritual heart of Tibet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Observe the devout pilgrims performing koras (circumambulations) around the temple.
  • 3. Barkhor Street:

  • Spend more time exploring Barkhor Street, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and shopping for local handicrafts, prayer flags, and traditional Tibetan souvenirs.
  • Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

    1. Drepung Monastery:

  • Visit Drepung Monastery, once the largest monastery in the world and a significant center of Tibetan Buddhism. Discover its historical buildings, assembly halls, and numerous chapels.
  • 2. Sera Monastery:

  • Explore Sera Monastery, renowned for its monk debates held in the courtyard in the afternoon. Observe the lively debates and learn about Tibetan monastic education.
  • 3. Norbulingka Palace:

  • Visit Norbulingka Palace, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. Wander through its beautiful gardens and see the palaces and chapels within the complex.
  • Day 4: Departure from Lhasa

    1. Free Morning:

  • Enjoy a leisurely morning, exploring Lhasa on your own or relaxing at your hotel.
  • 2. Departure:

  • Transfer to Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station for your departure.
  • Important Notes:

    Altitude Acclimatization:

  • Lhasa is located at an altitude of approximately 3,650 meters (11,975 feet). It's essential to acclimatize properly to prevent altitude sickness. Rest well and stay hydrated.
  • Cultural Sensitivity:

  • Be respectful of local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites. Dress modestly and follow guidelines for photography.
  • Permits and Regulations:

  • Travel to Tibet requires a Tibet Travel Permit, which must be arranged through a licensed tour operator. Ensure your tour operator handles all necessary permits and travel arrangements.
  • Best Time to Visit:

  • The best time to visit Lhasa is from April to October, when the weather is relatively mild and stable, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
  • This 4-day Lhasa City Tour offers an enriching experience, blending cultural immersion, spiritual exploration, and breathtaking views of Tibet's stunning landscapes. If you need further details or have any questions, feel free to ask!

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa- Pick up and transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day 02: Lhasa tour – Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B, D)
  • Day 03: Lhasa Tour – Explore Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)
  • Day 04: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa- Pick up and transfer to the Hotel. Fly to Lhasa or touch base in Lhasa via train. Our agent will get you and move you to inn in Lhasa. On way, you can appreciate the unimaginable good country see alongside the Yarlong Tsangpo stream (the longest waterway in Tibet and most elevated stream on the planet with a normal height of 4,000m), started from the soften of Jiemayangzong Glacier of northern Himalayan range.
  • Day 02 :Lhasa tour – Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B, D) We visit the Potala Palace, the winter castle of Dalai Lama. It is situated on the red slope, a great view point in Lhasa. It remains always clamoring with religious admirers. The royal residence was put into utilization since the seventh century by the 33rd extraordinary lord of Tibet. The skimmed internment stupas of previous Dalai Lamas and reflection cavern of 33rd extraordinary ruler of Tibet are the most profitable gathering of Potala Palace.
    Toward the evening, we visit the prestigious Jokhang Temple which offers the primary look at faithful Tibetans. Here we will see the glistering statue of Sakyamuni which is considered as the Tibetan Buddhism's irregularity. You can see numerous travelers making prostrating before the Temple.

    Next, we walk around the antiquated Barkhor Street to observe old workmanship and design. Close to that, we can taste neighborhood dishes and tea with local people in tea house. Overnight stay in Lhasa
  • Day 03 :Lhasa Tour – Explore Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B) After breakfast, we continue to visit the Drepung Monastery, one of the incredible three Gelug Monasteries of Tibet, established in 1416 by Jamyang Choge. Jamyang Choge is one of the fundamental Tsongkhapa's supporters. We likewise visit the greatest religious community Kitchen inside the cloister and investigate the Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop close Drepung.

    In the Afternoon, we head for paying tribute to Sera Monastery, another of the extraordinary three Gelung religious communities in Tibet. We witness the Monks discussion held at around 3 – 5 PM in the early afternoon. Also, we make a short visit to the Tibetan religious sacred writing printing house, inside the cloister where we can observer three sand Mandalas and bright Rock Painting of Lord Buddha. Over night in Lhasa
  • Day 04 :Final Departure As per travel destination we will transfer to the international airport.

Cost Includes

  • Tibet travel permits
  • Airport Pickup/ drop service
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transportation by jeep/van
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.


Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner/ international flight/train ticket etc
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance

Q: What is included in the Lhasa City Tour? A: The tour typically includes airport/train station transfers, accommodation, breakfast, guided tours of major attractions, entrance fees, and Tibet Travel Permits. Some tours may also include meals and additional activities.

Q: What are the main highlights of the Lhasa City Tour? A: The main highlights include visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Norbulingka Palace.

Travel and Permits

Q: Do I need a visa to visit Lhasa, Tibet? A: Yes, you need a Chinese visa to enter China and a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Tibet. The Tibet Travel Permit is arranged by your tour operator.

Q: How do I obtain the Tibet Travel Permit? A: Your tour operator will handle the application for the Tibet Travel Permit. You need to provide a copy of your Chinese visa and passport to your tour operator in advance.

Q: When is the best time to visit Lhasa? A: The best time to visit Lhasa is from April to October, when the weather is relatively mild and stable, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Health and Safety

Q: How do I acclimatize to the altitude in Lhasa? A: Lhasa is located at an altitude of approximately 3,650 meters (11,975 feet). To acclimatize, rest well upon arrival, stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities for the first day or two, and consider taking altitude sickness medication if recommended by your doctor.

Q: Are there any health precautions I should take? A: Consult your doctor about altitude sickness medication and vaccinations before traveling. Bring any personal medications you may need, as medical facilities in Tibet are limited.

Accommodation and Meals

Q: What type of accommodation is provided? A: Accommodation typically includes comfortable 3-4 star hotels in Lhasa. Luxury options may also be available depending on the tour package.

Q: Are meals included in the tour? A: Breakfast is usually included. Some tours may also include additional meals. Check with your tour operator for specific details.

Q: What kind of food is available in Lhasa? A: Lhasa offers a variety of Tibetan, Chinese, and international cuisine. Traditional Tibetan dishes include momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and yak meat dishes.

Cultural Sensitivity

Q: Are there any cultural etiquette tips I should be aware of? A: Yes, when visiting religious sites, dress modestly, remove hats and sunglasses, and follow any specific guidelines provided by your guide. Always ask for permission before taking photographs of people or inside temples.

Q: Can I take photographs at the heritage sites? A: Photography is generally allowed at most sites, but some areas, especially inside temples and monasteries, may have restrictions. Always ask for permission and follow the guidelines.


Q: How will we travel between the different sites? A: Transportation between sites is usually provided by a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Airport/train station transfers are also included.

Q: Is there internet access during the tour? A: Most hotels in Lhasa offer Wi-Fi, though the speed and reliability may vary. Some public places and cafes also provide internet access.

Costs and Payments

Q: What is the cost of the Lhasa City Tour? A: The cost varies depending on the tour operator, the level of accommodation, and the inclusions. Typically, prices range from $500 to $1,000 per person.

Q: Is tipping expected in Tibet? A: Tipping is not mandatory but is appreciated for good service. You can tip your guide and driver at the end of the tour if you feel they have provided excellent service.


Q: Can children take the Lhasa City Tour? A: Yes, children can join the tour, but parents should be mindful of the high altitude and ensure their children are healthy and prepared for the conditions.

Q: What kind of clothing should I pack for the tour? A: Pack comfortable, layered clothing to adjust to varying temperatures. Bring warm clothes for the evenings, as it can get cold. Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Q: Is English widely spoken in Lhasa? A: While English is not widely spoken among the general population, your tour guide will speak English and help with any language barriers during your trip.

If you have any other questions or need further details, feel free to ask!

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 750
  • Trip Duration 4 Days
  • Destination Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Sightseeing
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 4000+
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 750
2-4 US$ 650
6-8 US$ 580