Explore Tibet Short Tour 4 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Tibet
  • Transportation Flight/Car/Jeep/Van/Bus
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season March - May and Sept -November
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Visit the Potala Palace
  • Sightseeing at the Norbulingka Palace  and visiting Tibet Traditional Hospital
  • Explore Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar
  • Yamdrok Lake, the holy lake, and Kharola glacier
  • Tasshilhunpo Monastery, built by the first Dalai Lama
  • Khumbu Stupa and Phakor Monastery Gyantse

Lhasa, with its remoteness and impressive heritage of over a thousand years of Tibetan culture and religion, makes it one of the most popular cities in the world that people want to visit.  Sandwiched by the colossal mountain ranges to the north and south and located on the north banks of the Lhasa River, Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of P.R.C. and also the center for Tibetan politics, economy, culture, and religion. Located at the southern part of the Tibetan high plateau at an altitude of 3650m above sea level, this city offers amazing and unique landscapes accompanied by views of majestic mountains.

This Explore Lhasa tour takes travelers a step back to ancient times. One can witness the rich Tibetan culture and traditions along with the unique lifestyles and mystifying rituals during their tour in Lhasa. There are lots of traditional and ethnic places to be visited during this tour. We visit Jokhang Temple (known as the house of wisdom) Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and the Grand Potala Palace are some of the highlights of this city tour. There is a lot to learn and explore in this city. One can spend quality time exploring this city's history and understanding the unique lifestyle of its people. Touring this city is a learning experience in itself. So, if you are seeking a holiday cum adventure cum learning tour then Tour to Lhasa city is the perfect option for you.

Itinerary

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We arrive in Lhasa either from a direct flight from Nepal or via mainland China. If we decide to fly from Nepal, then we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m), and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. If we choose to go to Lhasa via mainland China, we may fly from any of the major Chinese cities or take the world's highest train route to Lhasa. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up either from the airport or the train station for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa. We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsNo Meals
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,972ft

We spend our day visiting several monasteries in Lhasa in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery in Tibet with its whitewashed walls and golden roofs. After lunch, we visit Norbulingka, a summer palace of the Dalai Lama, and the Jokhang Temple, a most sacred shrine in Tibet. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor – a maze of narrow cobbled streets that is the central market of Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,972ft

We visit Potala Palace in the morning. It is a palace that dominates the city of Lhasa. It is a spectacular building containing the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand staterooms and many important chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. After lunch, we visit the Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. It used to be the largest monastery in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days the number has fallen down to a hundred.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,972ft

Our tour in the beautiful Lhasa City comes to an end today. There is nothing else to do but stroll around the Lhasa streets, shop for souvenirs, or just rest in our hotel room. A representative from Adventure Club Trek will take us to the Lhasa airport for our onward journey.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible Tibet Tours and Trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer from airport/hotel/airport.
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits.
  • All private group transportation in Nepal and Tibet
  • Hotel Accommodation in Lhasa on a twin- sharing basis with breakfast
  • English- speaking, trained and experienced Tibetan guide.
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu or mainland China
  • Chinese visa fee
  • International flight
  • Lunch and dinner in Tibet
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Train ticket from China to Lhasa
  • Any emergency evacuations

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayJune 26, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayJune 29, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $750

The quoted costs are per person but don't include international flights, if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule, if the schedule dates are not suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators

Useful Info

Visa Information

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign travelers traveling to Tibet from the territory of China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

 Passport

  • All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 month's valid passport
  • Passport - valid for 6 months
  • Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
  • Group Visa — entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with a valid group visa.
  • Individual Visa will be canceled when we apply for a group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
  • Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
  • A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
  • Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
  • Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys a lot of sunshine even in winter. Most Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

Safety Guidelines

We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.

  • Have at least 2 copies of the Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion, and customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to the unique alpine climates (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep the necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.
  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small changes.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.

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