Lhasa Tours: Small Group Tours to Lhasa and Surrounding

Imposing Potala Palace, pious Tibetan pilgrims, and fervent pilgrimage, buzzing Barkhor Streets, eye-blinding sunshine and enchanting Lhasa Valley, high-calorie gourmet food, frescoes of Tibetan deities, it leaves no doubt that Lhasa is every explorer’s fantasy.

Our well-designed Lhasa tours take you to take a close look of the boisterous monk debate. You can follow the footsteps of locals to worship Buddhas in massive Buddhist compound and sip sweet tea in bustling teahouses or roam around pencil-thin old streets. Once you get acclimatized to the life of Tibetan Plateau, then we are ready for turquoise alpine lakes and off-the-beaten trails nearby.

Lhasa Small Group Tours

For those who opt for more options to enter Tibet, the following small group tours in Lhasa and Surrounding are highly recommended. Must-visit sights across Tibet are all included in the classic small group tour.

Private Lhasa Tours

Our private Lhasa tours are tailor made according to your requirements and escorted by your own private guide. You can customize a luxury 5-star trip or an economical 3-star journey, and visit the places you like at your own pace.

Lhasa Group Tours with Tibet Train Experience

Completely worry-free and cost-effective for budget travelers, our Lhasa small group tour packages cover the hard-sleeper train ticket from Xining to Lhasa, the highlight of Tibet train journey, together with a wide choice of classic Lhasa tours and its surroundings.

Add-on Extensions of Lhasa Tours

Covering 1,228,400 square km, Tibet is far too big. With time permits, we shift your attention away from the touristy Lhasa Street. Let’s venture into the spine of Himalayan region and follow the ancient trails of best spiritual trek in Tibet. Why not spend a few more days for much more?

Know before Your Lhasa Tour

  • What are the best tours around Lhasa?

    From Lhasa, tourists can travel to almost every corner of the snow land and it is common to combine your Lhasa city sightseeing with the trip to some remote areas in Tibet. First of all, tourists can enjoy a Lhasa EBC tour, from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, to see the highest peak in the world. Along the way, you will also appreciate the natural wonders, like Yamdrok Lake, Korala Glacier, and visit the magnificent Tashilhunpo Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum etc. For tourists who want to take a pilgrimage trip in Tibet, you can take a Lhasa Kailash tour to enjoy a 3-day Kailash trekking, following the footprints of the devout believers. And for overland trip enthusiasts, the Lhasa to Kathmandu tour will be your top choice as it allows you to see some of world’s best sceneries along the way, as you drive along the noted Friendship Highway from Lhasa to the border of Nepal and Tibet.

  • How to get to Lhasa?

    Currently, there are three ways for tourists to get to Lhasa from mainland China or Nepal. Firstly, enjoying a flight to Lhasa will be the most convenient and fastest way to get to Tibet. There are frequent flights departing from the major gateway cities in mainland, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an etc. And tourists can also take the international flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa when entering Tibet from Nepal. Secondly, taking a train to Lhasa will be a good option for tourists who want to enjoy a Tibet train journey along the breathtaking Qinghai-Tibet Railway. If you choose to enter Tibet from mainland China, you can take a Tibet train in several cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining etc. Among them, the train from Xining to Lhasa runs through the shortest train journey to Tibet. Also, travelling overland to Lhasa is available. It is recommended to take a road trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa, which normally lasts seven days and will cover the most highlighted parts of Tibet, including the Everest Base Camp, Yamdrok Lake etc.

  • What are the top tourist attractions for Lhasa sightseeing?

    Featuring unique Tibetan Buddhism culture and profound history, Lhasa city is absolutely a good place for discovery as there are many fantastic tourist attractions available. Among them, the top sites to visit include: Potala Palace, the historic building which once served as the residence of the spiritual Dalai Lama, and the must-see World Heritage Site in Lhasa; Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple with Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visiting throughout the year; Sera Monastery, one of the three Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, and is famous for its monk debating; Drepung Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Galug temple concerning size and historical status; Barkhor Street, the most prominent shopping bazaar in Tibet and an excellent place to experience the daily life of the locals. Besides, if you go to the surrounding areas of Lhasa, you should not miss the turquoise Namtso Lake, one of the Three Holy Lake in Tibet.

  • How many days to spend in Lhasa?

    Well, whether you have a tight schedule or want to have an in-depth exploration during your Lhasa city tour, there will always an appropriate plan meeting your needs. A 2-day Lhasa tour is a popular plan for many, and it can allow you visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street on the first day and Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery on the second day. Plus one day, you can further visit some more attractions, like Ganden Monastery, Norbulingka Palace etc., to experience a 3-day Lhasa tour. If you want to visit the Yamdrok Lake or Namtso Lake besides your city tour in Lhasa, you may need to join in a 4-day Lhasa tour or 5-day Lhasa tour, as they are a little far from the city and requires enough time for sightseeing.

  • What are the top gateways cities to get to Lhasa from mainland China?

    There are a total of 10 gateway cities to get to Lhasa from the Mainland, and Beijing, Chengdu and Xining are the three top cities to choose. The capital city of Beijing provides both trains and flights to Lhasa every day, and is also a popular entry to China for foreigners from all over the world. And before travelling from Beijing to Lhasa, you can spend a day or two exploring the world wonders of this great imperial city. As to Chengdu, it offers the most frequent flights to Lhasa compared to other gateways cities, and the train from Chengdu to Lhasa also ranks as the third shortest in terms of total travel time. Besides, if you are a big fan of the cute Giant Panda, taking the route from Chengdu to Lhasa will absolutely be your choice. And travelling from Xining to Lhasa is also strongly recommended, since Xining offers the shortest train ride to Tibet and is an ideal city to stay a couple of days to acclimate to the high altitude. Tourists from afar are suggested to take a flight to Xining first and then take the train from Xining to Lhasa.

  • How to visit Lhasa?

    Before you start your trip to Lhasa, you will need to first obtain the Tibet Travel Permit, which is a must for all foreigners before entering Tibet. The permit can only be applied through a local travel agency with your Chinese visa and passport, and will be checked before you board the train or flight to Lhasa. If you travel from Nepal to Tibet, you will also need to obtain the Group Tourist Visa together with the Tibet permit. Then, as for your Lhasa tour, you should join in an organized group since foreigners are forbidden to travel alone in Tibet. As the leading Tibetan tourism operator with excellent services and years of experience, we provide kinds of Lhasa tour for your needs, no matter how many days you want to spend in Lhasa, or looking forward to travel further to more highlighted places in Tibet. Meanwhile, we can help to obtain your Tibet Travel Permit, and get the Tibet train ticket on behalf you, to ensure everything settled and rest-assured for your lifetime tour in Tibet. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

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