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4 Days Essence of Lhasa Small Group Tour

4 Days Essence of Lhasa Small Group Tour

Tour Lhasa by the classic 4-day route with our small group tour! All the essence of Lhasa you will visit include the holy Potala Palace, the Barkor Street and the most important monasteries in Lhasa. It will be the best choice for you to expolore the history, culture as well as the local people's life in a short time.

PRICE FROMUSD450 p.p.
    Price Notes:
  • 1. based on double occupancy;
  • 2. 3-star accommodation level in low season;
  • 3. the price of train ticket to/from Tibet is not included;
  • 4. price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
TOUR CODECTT-LGT-04
PLACES VISITEDLhasa
TOUR TYPEJoin-in small group with fixed departure!
  • Detailed Itinerary
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At a Glance

Day1   Arrive in Lhasa

Day2  Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Place, Johkang Temple, and Barkor Street (B&D)

Day3   Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

Day4   Depart from Lhasa (B)

Itinerary Day by Day

Day1   Arrive in Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will hold a board with your name on it at the exit to welcome you. A private car will take you to the reserved hotel.You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day2  Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Place, Johkang Temple, and Barkor Street (B&D)

Today, you’ll pay a visit to the famous Potala Palace, the world culture heritage. You can explore its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc.

Then tourists will head to the holiest temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Ganpo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. Here you can observe sincere pilgrims making prostration in front of Jokhang Temple. While entering inside the temple, you can see the holiest statue of Buddha. Around the monastery is the famous Barkhor Street, where you can do the kora with pilgrims and locals. And then we’ll go to explore the old market and you may have chance to see the traditional jewelry trading between people from different part of Tibet.

Finally, we’ll taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house and enjoy a welcome dinner at night.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Optional:
After finishing the sightseeing, if time allows, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. Besides, you can also choose to upgrade your tour to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD).

Day3   Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet, was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. Situated at the foot of Gebeiwoze Mountain, it was once home to more than 10000 monks. Here you can see the biggest monastery kitchen inside and then pay a visit to the Buddhist Sculpture Carving near Drepung.

After having lunch, you’ll continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most interesting thing is to see monks debating in the courtyard at around 3-5 in the afternoon. Besides, you can also see the colorful Rock Painting of Buddha and the three sand Mandalas and then visit the Tibetan religious text printing house.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day4   Depart from Lhasa (B)

The driver will take you to airport or train station.

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Please Note:
Please make sure that you will arrive in Tibet on the fixed date of the group tour you chose. If you plan to take a train to Tibet, you need to go 1 or 2 days before the scheduled departure date on the calendar. For example, if you want to take a train from Beijing to Lhasa and join a group tour that departs on July 22th, you need to take the Beijing Lhasa train on July 20th.

  1. To take a Tibet train from Beijing / Shanghai / Guangzhou, go 2 days before the fixed departure date.
  2. To take a Tibet train from Chengdu / Chongqing, go 2 or 3 days before the fixed departure date for the trains depart every other day from Chengdu / Chongqing to Lhasa.
  3. To take a Tibet train from Xining / Lanzhou / Xian, go 1 day before the fixed departure date.

Services Included

  1. Tibet Travel Permit and all other necessary permit to Tibet
  2. All lodging listed in the itinerary. If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist. If you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement
  3. Meals listed in itinerary
  4. Entrance fees of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  5. Local Tour Transfers according to group size
  6. Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
  7. One shared big Oxygen tank in the car

Services Excluded

  1. Chinese visa
  2. International flight to and out of China
  3. Domestic train/flight to and out of Tibet.(We offer domestic train/flight ticket booking service, please contact our travel experts for the details.)
  4. Meals not specified the itinerary
  5. Tips and gratitude to tour guide and drive
  6. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc.
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