Short Lhasa Tour 3-4 Days For Travellers With A Tight Schedule
While ideally Tibet like many other beautiful places on this planet deserves more of your time, some travellers are on a tight schedule can only stay 3 or 4 days in Tibet. To help travellers on a tight schedule making a short Lhasa tour, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (www.tibetctrip.com) introduce here a few options of customizable Short Lhasa Tour 3-4 Days which allows travellers to visit the must-see attractions of Lhasa and nearby highland nature views of fantastic mountain landscapes and turquoise holy lakes. With many options in and around Lhasa, travelers can customize your itineraries in a variety of ways!
Fly to Lhasa is the best option for travellers with a tight schedule. It’s quick and energy-reserving for the coming tour in Lhasa. There are many cities in inland China that have direct flights to Lhasa; as well as from Kathmandu, Nepal. Although your travel time in Lhasa is short, you are advised to rest upon arrival and not to overexert yourself. The first day’s good rest to acclimatize to the highland altitude is crucial for your well-being of the next few days in Tibet. Travellers are encouraged to drink lots of water.
The 2nd Day in Lhasa
There are a few most famous sights in Lhasa city which you shouldn’t missed. Must-sees include Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Travelers usually visit these places on the 2nd day after their arrival, and the 3rd day’s itinerary can be customized to suit travelers’ interests! Some choose to visit Norbulingka, summer palace of the Dalai Lama, while others may choose to visit Drepung Monastery, once one of the largest monasteries in the world. On the afternoon of the second day, a majority of travelers opt to see the famous debating monks at Sera Monastery!
1 Day Lhasa City Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar
1 Day Lhasa Suburb Tour: Norbulingka or Drepung Monastery; Sera Monastery in the afternoon with lama debating ceremony
The 3rd Day in Lhasa
With the vast number of Tibet Travel destinations in and around Lhasa, travelers on a tight schedule don’t have to miss out on what Tibet has to offer. On the 3rd day, you are suggested to choose an excursion outside of Lhasa city to make the most of your short stay. Several destinations are within a day’s drive of Lhasa, allowing you to enjoy the natural sceneries of Tibet.
1 Day Outside Lhasa Excursion: Lhasa > Ganden Monastery > Drak Yerpa > Lhasa (160km, 4hr-ish drive)
1 Day Outside Lhasa Excursion: Lhasa > Holy Lake Yamdrotso > Karola Glacier > Lhasa (280km, 6hrs-ish drive)
1 Day Outside Lhasa Excursion: Lhasa > Namtso > Yampachen Hot Springs > Lhasa (500km, 8hrs-ish drive)
1 Day Outside Lhasa Excursion: Lhasa > Samye > Lhasa (280km, 6hrs-ish drive)
Lhasa Gonggar Airport is about 1 hour and a half of drive away from downtown Lhasa, which means you needs to depart from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport about 3hrs prior your flight departure time. Usually no sightseeing plans is arranged for today. If you have an afternoon flight, you are suggested to stroll around Barkhor Street in the morning to have a Tibetan meal, to drink yak butter tea in leisure, to taste handmade yogurt, or to do some last minute shopping of colourful Tibetan handicrafts, etc.
Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS is always happy to offer suggestions and help travellers take maximum advantage of your limited time in Lhasa! Lhasa is only a few hours away by air from many major cities of China. If you are not sure whether Lhasa can be squeezed into your tight travel or business schedule, please contact the experienced travel experts of Tibet Ctrip Travel Service for FREE suggestions.