Lhasa City Tour

Lhasa city Tour gives you an insight into the fascinating history and culture of the Tibetans. As you are taken on a grand tour to the fabled capital city of Lhasa, you may feel as though you have been transported to another era. If you want to savor the rich Tibetan culture and history but don’t have much time to spare, then this tour is tailored for you. Lhasa, the most famous among Tibetan cities, was the capital of the first Tibetan emperor Songstan Gampo. The city of Lhasa lies on the north bank of the Lhasa river, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo river, at an altitude of 3,650 meters. Covering an area of 544 sq kilometers and lying at an altitude of 3660 meters, Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The city has a history of over 13 centuries and is synonymous with Tibetan culture and heritage. Your tour itinerary includes a visit to the majestic Potala palace, the splendid Norbulingka (summer retreat of the Dalai Lama), the sacred Jokhang temple and the busy Barkhor square. You will also be taken on a guided tour to the ancient monasteries of Sera and Drepung, important seats of Tibetan Buddhism, Potala Palace.

Short itinerary;

5 Days Lhasa city tour

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary;

5 Days Lhasa city tour

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

Arrive at the train station (20km) or airport(60km) in Lhasa.  Our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out in this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Barkhore square

Barkhore square

Morning visits the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet. In the Tibetan language, it refers to Buddha’s house. The most important statue is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself time. It was built in the 7th-century 32nd king Songtsen Gampo. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Bakhore. One of the most important religious paths. Evening explores city by yourself.

After Lunch visits to the Ramoche temple, It’s the sister temple to the Jokhang, which is completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Potala Palace

Potala Palace

Morning visits the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.

Afternoon visits the Norbulingka summer palace, the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built-in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lamas. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Drepung monastery monks annual exam

Drepung monastery monks annual exam

Morning visits the Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji. Within just a year of the completion, the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks. In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace was home for the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala Palace.  Drepung monastery is one of the biggest Gelugpa sect Buddhist monasteries in the Lhasa area.

Afternoon visits the Sera monastery. All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Depart Lhasa

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and depart Lhasa and end the Tibet Tour

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Short itinerary

6 Day Lhasa city Tour with included day trip to Gaden Monastery

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Day trip to Gaden monastery(120km up & down)

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 06: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary:

6 Day Lhasa city Tour with included day trip to Gaden Monastery

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV:3650M

Arrive at the train station (20km) or airport(60km) in Lhasa.  Our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out in this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Jokhang temple golden roof top

Jokhang temple golden roof top

Morning visits the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet. In the Tibetan language, it refers to Buddha’s house. The most important statue is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself time. It was built in the 7th-century 32nd king Songtsen Gampo. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Bakhore. One of the most important religious paths. Evening explores city by yourself.

After lunch visits to the Ramoche temple, It’s the sister temple to the Jokhang, which is completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Potala Palace

Morning visits the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.

Afternoon visits the Norbulingka summer palace, the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built-in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lamas. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Sera monastery monks debate

Sera monastery monks debate

Morning visits the Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji. Within just a year of the completion, the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks. In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace was home for the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala Palace.  Drepung monastery is one of the biggest Gelugpa sect Buddhist monasteries in the Lhasa area.

Afternoon visits the Sera monastery. All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 05: Day trip to Gaden monastery(120km up & down)

Gaden Monastery

Gaden monastery

Morning drive to Gaden monastery on the way you can explore some of Tibetan farmers area and also a small town called Takste town. Once you arrive at Gaden we recommended you to do Gaden monastery Khora. Gaden monastery was the original monastery of the Geluk order, founded by Je Tsongkhapa in 1409, and traditionally considered to be the seat of Geluk administrative and political power. The Ganden Tripa or ‘throne-holder of Ganden’ is the head of the Gelukpa school. Tsongkhapa’s preserved body was entombed there in the silver and gold-encrusted tomb by his disciples in 1419. Being the farthest from Lhasa of the three university monasteries, Ganden Monastery consisted of two principal original colleges, Jangtse and Shartse, meaning North Peak and East Peak respectively. The three main sights in the Ganden Monastery are the Serdung, which contains the tomb of Tsongkhapa, the Tsokchen Assembly Hall, and the Ngam Cho Khang the chapel where Tsongkhapa traditionally taught. The monastery houses artifacts that belonged to Tsongkhapa. After the finished visit, the Gaden monastery then drives back to Lhasa with the same route.

Overnight in Hotel(Lhasa)

Day 06: Depart Lhasa

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or train station and depart Lhasa and end the Tibet Tour

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Short itinerary;

7 Days Lhasa-Namsto lake -Lhasa

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV 3650M

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 05: Lhasa -Namsto lake(250km)

ELEV: 4718 m

Overnight night in Hotel (Damxung town)

Day 06: Damxung -Lhasa(200km)

ELEV:3650m

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 07: Depart Lhasa

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Detail itinerary;

7 Days Lhasa-Namsto lake -Lhasa

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa

ELEV 3650M

Arrive at the train station (20km) or airport(60km) in Lhasa.  Our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for acclimatization; you can have your free time hanging out in this holy city to get the first impression of Tibet.

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 02: Lhasa-Jokhang temple -Barkhore square -Ramoche Temple

Potala Palace view from Jokhang temple rooftop

Potala Palace view from Jokhang temple rooftop

Morning visits the Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet. In the Tibetan language, it refers to Buddha’s house. The most important statue is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself time. It was built in the 7th-century 32nd king Songtsen Gampo. The Jokhang temple is the convergence of Tibet’s spiritual and secular life. Here you can meet all kinds of tribes from the Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Bakhore. One of the most important religious paths.

Afternoon visits to the Ramoche temple, It’s the sister temple to the Jokhang, which is completed about the same time. Tradition says that it was built originally to house the much revered Jowo Rinpoche statue, carried to Lhasa via Lhagang in a wooden cart, brought to Tibet when Princess Wencheng came to Lhasa.

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 03: Lhasa -Potala palace-Nobulingka summer palaces of successive Dalai Lamas

Our clients in Norbulingka summer Palace

Our clients in Norbulingka summer Palace

Morning visits the Potala palace towers above the city of Lhasa as the national landmark that allures international visitors. The massive 13-storeyed building used to be the former abode for the Dalai lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and can be viewed from various places around town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to the seventh century A.D.

Afternoon visits the Norbulingka summer palace, the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas built-in during the 18th century by seven Dalai lamas. Explore the beautiful gardens and experience one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism while soaking up the rich history.

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 04: Lhasa-Drepung monastery-Sera monastery

Drepung monastery main assembly hall

Drepung monastery main assembly hall

Morning visits the Drepung monastery was founded in 1416 by a charismatic monk and disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choji. Within just a year of the completion, the monastery had attracted a population of some 2000 monks. In 1530 the second Dalai lama established the Gaden Palace, the palace was home for the Dalai lamas until the fifth built the Potala Palace. Drepung monastery is one of the biggest Gelugpa sect Buddhist monasteries in the Lhasa area

Afternoon visits the Sera monastery. All the Gelugpa monasteries history is strongly connected to Master Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa order, the much venerated and highly learned guru in Buddhist scriptures. The Sera Monastery at the foot of Sera Uste Hill is located 2 kilometers north of Lhasa. It is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet.

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 05: Lhasa -Namsto lake(250km)

ELEV: 4718 m

Namsto lake with Mt Nenchenthangla veiw

Namsto lake with Mt Nenchenthangla veiw

Today, driven 220km to Namtso Lake, Namsto lake is known as Heavenly Lake and one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet; the largest lake throughout Tibet and the second saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake. The tour then takes you to Lake Namtso, the second-largest saltwater lake in China. The surrounding snow-capped peaks are far in the distance. On the way, you can explore local villages and nomads’ life. Also, you see the Mt Nenchenthala ranges(7162m).  Drive back to Damxung town

Overnight night in Hotel (Damxung town)

Day 06: Damxung -Lhasa(200km)

ELEV:3650m

Drive back to Lhasa with same route  

Overnight night in Hotel (Lhasa)

Day 07: Depart Lhasa

Our guide and driver will transfer you to the Lhasa airport or the train station. Depart Lhasa and end the Tibet tour.

Price includes:

  • All the necessaries Tibet Travel Permit
  • All the necessaries entrance fees
  • Your accommodation with included breakfast
  • Tibetan English Speaking guide
  • Car and driver for the whole trip
  • Agency service fee
  • guide and driver accommodation and meal
  • permit shipping fee

Price Excludes:

  • Your lunch and dinner
  • your flight or train ticket both way
  • personal expenses
  • guide and driver tips

Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.