Lhasa City Essential Tour

The cultural and historical wonders of Tibet's capital

Duration Duration 7 Days
Meals Meals
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 3 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-star hotels in Nepal and Tibet
Activites Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive and Flight
Price Reduced US$ 1800 Price Starts From US$ 1500
Destination Destination
Nepal & Tibet
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4500 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
2 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Jeep
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours sightseeing

Overview of Lhasa City Essential Tour

Lhasa city virtual Tour is suitable who have limited time and budget. Lhasa is the place of god, Potala (Red and White) soaring on the top of the sacred city; the beating religious heart of Tibet, Jokhang with pilgrims prostrating; Barkhor Street full of stalls selling prayer wheels and turquoise, Muslim traders, Thangka workshop.

Lhasa City Essential Tour Highlights

  • The short and easy tour covered Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • UNESCO World Heritage site sightseeing
  • The Potala Palace – built in the 7th century and maintained in the 17th century – Was the Dalai Lama’s residence.
  • Jokhang Temple. Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery
  • Norbulingka Palace – the summer palace of Dalai Lamas
  • Brief Itinerary of Lhasa City Essential Tour

Brief Itinerary of Lhasa City Essential Tour

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03 Flight to Lhasa
Day 04 Lhasa Suburb (Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day 05 Lhasa Coty (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street)
Day 06 Lhasa to Kathmandu, evening time free for shopping
Day 07 Departure at your destination

Lhasa City Essential Tour Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Our airport representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and departs at your pre-booked hotel. We will organize a welcome dinner with a Nepali cultural dance.

    Meals: Dinner

  • Day 02: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    After breakfast at the hotel, your private vehicle is ready for sightseeing at your hotel. You will visit Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar square on this day.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Depart for Lhasa

    On this day, you will depart to Lhasa, and our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa usually takes about one and a half hours. After transfer to the hotel, the rest of the day, you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself.

    This day in your rest is essential to acclimatize to the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not shower if you can help. Our guide gives a brief about Lhasa City Essential Tour on this day.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 04: Lhasa Suburb

    Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

    Today you will visit two attractions in the Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange for you to see Drepung Monastery. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery. You will spend a long hour sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/a hat/ sunscreen.

    Also, a welcome dinner will be held tonight to introduce you to the whole gang you will travel to. We have customers from all over the world. Meeting people from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds will be fun.

    Located about eight km west of central Lhasa, Drepung Monastery was once one of the world’s largest monasteries. The word Drepung translates as ‘rice heap,’ a reference to the vast numbers of white monastic buildings that once piled up on the hillside.

    Sera Monastery is situated in the northern town of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera, which means wild rose in the Tibetan language because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From Monday to Friday, you will be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery every afternoon.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 05: Lhasa City Sightseeing

    Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

    This is an essential and primary day of the Lhasa tour. This morning, you will depart to visit Potala Palace. It is around 3,700 meters above sea level and the highest palace in the world! At the top of the palace, called the golden Roof, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance are rolling mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages, and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

    This afternoon, you will visit Jokhang Temple, the first built during Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century and features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, and golden sutra streamers.

    You will find many pilgrims pray earlier than in the monastery. The circuit around it is called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, an excellent place to purchase souvenirs.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 06: Departure from Lhasa

    This is your final day in Tibet. After breakfast in the hotel, you will be free to shop in the morning (Depending on the flight schedule). Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer you to Lhasa Airport for Kathmandu. This day is free for shopping for your families and friends, or if you haven’t time, you can do this the next day.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 07: Depart for your destination

    After completing the Lhasa and Kathmandu tour, you will depart at least three hours before your flight.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Hotel accommodation as per itinerary in three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All Land transportation
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB)
  • English Speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees
  • All applicable government tax and company service charge

What is excluded

  • International Airfare, including Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu
  • Nepal and China Visa Fee
  • Lunch and dinner, except than itinerary
  • Additional days caused by any reason
  • Personal Expenses and travel insurance
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • All other costs, which are not included in the cost inclusion part

Route Map

Lhasa City Essential Tour Map

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

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    Essential Information

    Tibet is open for 2023. For more details: Tibet is Open Again to Travel – How to do the tour in 2023


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