4 Days Essence of Lhasa Tour

  • Jokhang Temple
    Jokhang Temple
  • Barkhor Street
    Barkhor Street
  • Norbulingka
  • Sera Monastery
    Sera Monastery

Tour Code: cttb-1

Tour Type: Private Tour with Exclusive Tour Guide and Driver

Departure Date;Flexible

Tour Highlights:

As the sacred city of China, Lhasa is a dream travel paradise for many people. In this discovery tour you will visit the Potala Palace, see debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks at the Sera Monastery. Walk along the Barkhor Street and Norbulingka will highlight your trip to explore the depth of Lhasa.


  • Day1

    Lhasa Arrival

    • No Meals
    • in Lhasa
    Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, your local guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. After check-in, it is better to rest at your hotel to adjust to the altitude.

  • Day2

    Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • in Lhasa
    Your today’s visit begins with the Potala Palace, which is a world-famous ancient complex of palaces, whose construction started in the seventh century. The palace takes up an area of 130.000 square meters and is the winter palace for all the Dalai Lamas of various times.
    Later you enter into the sacred Jokhang Temple, the cradle of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo built the Jokhang Temple at the heart of the old city of Lhasa in the middle of the seventh century, for saluting his brideg Princess Wencheng.
    Then take a walk along the Barkhor Street, which is an ancient circular street with strong Tibetan flavor.
  • Day3

    Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka

    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • in Lhasa
    After breakfast, you will visit the Norbulingka, which was originally built in the middle period of the 18th century as the summer palace for the Dalai Lamas. It was also the place where they handled political affairs and held religious activities. Covering a total area of 360,000square meters, it is the largest artificial park possessing the best scenery and the most relics in Tibet. Norbulingka has been made People's Park, which preserves buildings like halls, pavilions, booths, shrines, etc.
    Then come to the Drepung Monastery, home to numerous renowned lamas, and the First to Fifth Dalai Lamas all ever lived there. Each year, during the Shotun Festival, the grand Buddha Unfolding Ceremony is held at the monastery, at which lamas hang a huge portrait of Sakyamuni, 30 meters in height and 20 meters in width, on the nearby hill for people to worship.
    Your visit of Lhasa ends with Sera Monastery. The monastery was built up in 1419. After the extensions made by later dynasties, the Sera Monastery became a large-scale monastery, one of the three major monasteries of Gelug Sect of Buddhism in Lhasa.

  • Day4

    Lhasa Departure

    • Breakfast
    Transfer you to the airport or train station to your next destination.

Price Inclusion&Exclusion

Price Inclusion

•    Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB)
•    Tickets: Entrance fees of all attractions listed in the itinerary.
•    Meals: All meals are specified in the itinerary.
•    Hotels: All rooms have air conditioning and private bathroom, unless specified.
•    Private Transfers: A private driver and a private tour guide will transfer you to airport/railway station, hotel and attractions in the cities in private air-conditioned vehicle.
•    Private Guide: We provide professional licensed tour guides who speaks English. They are responsible, knowledgeable and have a sense of humor to accompany you throughout your journey.
•    Service Expenses (includes planning, handling, operating and communication expenses) and Government Taxes.
•    Insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Price Inclusion

•    Air/train tickets to enter and leave Tibet
•    Chinese visa fees.
•    Personal Expenses: For example cost of excess luggage, laundry, beverages, fax, telephone, optional activities etc.
•    Dietary expenses other than meals in price inclusion are not included in the itinerary.
•    The cost of the attraction not listed in the itinerary is not included.
•    Single Room Supplement
•    Tips to tour guides, drivers etc.

Trip Notes

Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private guide, private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle to accompany you at each destination of your trip, which will provide you with maximum personal care, security and flexibility.
All our guides are qualified and responsible professionals. All our vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, crewed with licensed drivers.
Private Tour Guide
In each city, we have a professional local guide. Our guide picks you up punctually at your arrival from the airport/railway station/spring of each destination. On your way out of that city, your guide will stay by your side until you have checked in and passed through security. All our travel guides in each destination are local and responsible, who know this area well. They accompany you visiting this city during 8 working hours of each day and they will tell background stories of the tourist places, and show you the secret places to take your best Vehicles of Young's China Travel pictures.
When it is necessary to change your itinerary for unexpected reasons, your private travel guide will suggest alternatives to ensure that you still have an excellent experience.

Private Transfer
With our comfortable and safe private transfer, your trip will be more relaxing and less tiring, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China. In all destinations visited, your vehicle is air-conditioned, clean and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured and experienced.
Normally we will arrange vehicles with more space for you and your luggages. Depending on the number of passengers, we generally use sedans or minivans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small buses (12-22 seats) for 5 to 12 people, medium cars (33-37 seats) for 13 - 25 people and large buses (more than 45 seats) for more than 25 people.

•  Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) should be applied 12 working days in advance before the date of your trip de Tibet. If you couldn't provide the required documents on time, an extra handling fee will be charged.
•  Due to the special nature of Tibet, if any unforeseen cases occur beyond our control, such as war, fire, epidemics, health risks, hurricanes, terrorism and other current or potential severe weather conditions, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., we will have to change your itinerary, and in this case, we will calculate and charge/refund any increase or reduction in travel costs accordingly.
•  We reserve the right to modify the price due to exchange rate fluctuation
•  If you have special requirements, please tell us in advance.