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Top 1: 4 Days Best Bet Daily Tibet Lhasa Group Tour
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Top 1: 4 Days Best Best Lhasa Highlights Tibet Group Tour


Immerse yourself in the heat of Lhasa-the Barkhor streets and walk with many Tibetan pilgrims from all over Tibet. The easy tour begins with  Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets and Sera monastery on the first day. After the proper high altitude acclimatization in the first two days, you will slowly climb up the many stairs to visit the landmark of Lhasa-the world famous Potala Palace on day 3. And you will have the opportunity to visit the the summer palace of Dalai Lama-the Norbulinka. This 4 day Lhasa tour covers the top highlight tourists attractions but you do not visit monasteries one after another. This sets it apart from any other similar tours and it is absolutely the Best Bet Lhasa group tour. 

Lhasa Group Tour Brief Itinerary (Price from US$365 per person)
Day 1 Arrival with scheduled airport pick up (9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm), rest for acclimatization, accommodation (optional)
Day 2 (Breakfast): Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Sera Monastery (No tour on Sunday) accommodation (optional)
Day 3 (Breakfast+Dinner):Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, guided sightseeing tour ends, accommodation (optional)
Day 4 (Breakfast):  Depart Tibet for next stop (shared and scheduled transfer:6:30 am; 8:30 am;12:30 pm)

Departure & Return Departure Point

  • Tour Departure Date(Day 1-arrival date): Daily departure except for Saturday
  • Day 2 meeting point: 9:25 am at Lhasa Yak hotel lobby (nearby Dunya Restaurant, 5 mins walking to Jokhang Temple)

Lhasa Group Tour Discount Policy:

  1. 5% off for those booking the tour togher with other two travelers at the same time;
  2. 5% off for those booking the tour 3 months in advance;
  3. The above preferential policies can only be enjoyed by either one of them, not both.

Responsible Tibet Tourism

  1. Each booking generates US$5 per person as donation to Tibetan Deaf people association (we organize deal travelers every year and recommended by Joel from deafnation:USA and many others)
  2. Traditional Tibetan welcome dinner and we use Tibetan owned restaurants and Tibetan accommodation as many as possible.
  3. Pay more attention to interaction and activities with local communities rather than just tour: hanging praying flag, dining in Tibetan Tea House, Tibetan accommodation, Tibetan restaurants, etc.

Lhasa Group pick up and drop off exception

  • If travelers come and/or leave by train, train station pick up and/or drop off is included.
  • If travelers' pick up/drop off time is not as our fixed scheduled time, they need to pay private transfer for 60USD/car.
  • If travelers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use public transportation vehicle like airline shuttle bus or taxi.

You do not visit monasteries one after another! This sets us apart from any other Lhasa tours and you can have many extra flexiblity. You can have few extra days to visit sites such as Yamdrok, Ganden Monastery, Samye Monastery, etc. Just submit the option you want or send us a quick email to

Tour Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival with scheduled pick up

Upon arrival, your guide or driver will greet you and transfer you to the hotel of your own arrangement for better acclimatization (Fixed pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm, Pick up from train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time. If your arrival schedule differs, you will need to take an airline shuttle bus at CNY 30-35 per person by yourself). Relax for the rest of the day or stroll along the area at your leisure. 

Day 2 (Breakfast): Lhasa: Tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor streets and Sera Monastery

Your English speaking Tibetan local guide will meet all group members at the lobby of Yak Hotel at 9:25 am with all group members name lists to be checked and reconfirmed one by one. And all clients should get to this hotel lobby at least 5-10 minutes in advance. Your Tibetan local guide will take all group members to leave at 9:30 am on time and walk together slowly to visit the must see attraction of Jokhang Temple and Barkhor streets in the whole morning between 9:30 am and 12 o'clock. Jokhang Temple was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. As the most sacred temple in Tibet, Jokhang is situated in the heart of Lhasa city and attracts many pilgrims from around Tibet to worship and walk around. The walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau is a must-needed experience.

The Barkhor Street market is a must see cultural highlight for tourism in Tibet, comprising of a series of circular streets that encompass the Jokhang temple along with numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts, and tasty cuisines.

The Barkhor street market provides tourist a pivotal insight in multiple aspects of Tibetan culture by the vast assortments of authentic Tibetan products easily available to purchase at the visitors discretion. The Barkhor market is constantly alive and thriving with activity as the countless vendors and shops present a utopia of local Tibetan arts, crafts and cultural specialties.

Meet your guide at Yak Hotel lobby at 2:55 pm, your van/mini bus driver, your guide and all of you will leave at 3 pm for Sera Monastery. Sera Monastery is one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here every afternoon except for Sunday and this is distinctive from the other famous monasteries. 

Day 3 (Breakfast+Dinner):Lhasa: Summer/Winter Palaces of Dalai Lama: Norbulinka and Potala Palace

You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet's most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years. Another visit is to Norbulinka. Norbulinka which means ‘treasure garden’ in Tibetan language, is located in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance from the southwest of Potala Palace. It is marked as the world’s highest, largest and best-preserved ancient artificial historical and cultural garden. As part of the ‘Historic Ensemble of Potala Palace’, it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While the Potala Palace is known as the winter palace of Dalai Lamas, the Norbulingka Palace is known as the summer palace. Despite the title of World Heritage Site and natural scenery, people also take it as a unique historical attraction in Tibet. The construction of Norbulingka began in 1755 by the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The primary function of Norbulingka Palace is to cure the health problems of the 7th Dalai Lama. Then it became the summer residence of Dalai Lamas. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Norbulingka complex suffered from terrible damage.

Enjoy a welcome Tibetan group dinner. Guided sightseeing tour ends today. 

Day 4: (Breakfast) Depart Lhasa

Scheduled drop off by shared vehicle to airport at 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm. To train station: depending on customers' departure time.

Departures and Prices

4 Days Lhasa Highlights Group Tour Cost & Schedule in 2020 & 2021

(Daily departure except for Saturday, S.S=Single Supplement)


2020/2021 Lhasa Tour Season

Price A: Without Hotel 

Please be advised that: you can book your own hotel. However you may not know whether the hotel can host foreign travelers or not. Maybe you find a cheap hotel which can host foreign travelers, but the location maybe far a way from downtown Barkhor streets. Please email us for the best recommendation!

Price B: With Reputable Economy Hotel  (2-3 star standard):

  1. Tashitakgye hotel
  2. Fengma Feiyang Hotel
  3. Yak Hotel
  4. Dhood Gu Hotel
  5. Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel (economy building section)
  6. Heritage hotel
  7. Dekang Hotel


US$425 S.S: US$60

Jan.28-Mar.31 Not available Not available


US$480 S.S: US$75



US$490 S.S: US$80



US$565 S.S: US$85



US$535 S.S: US$80



US$465 S.S: US$75



US$450 S.S: US$70

2020/2021 Lhasa Tour Season

Price C: With 4 star Comfortable Hotel:

  1. House of Shambhala
  2. Shambhala Palace
  3. Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel
  4. Snow Heaven Hotel
  5. Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel (VIP Tower-Newer Building section)
  6. Minshan Hotel
  7. Shangbala Hotel
  8. Kyichu Hotel
  9. Himalaya Grand Hotel

Price D: With 5 star Deluxe End Hotel: After a long flight or drive to Lhasa, you may need a very relaxing in a Very Deluxe accommodation. Therefore, As a local reliable Tibet travel agency, we recommend the top end Luxury 5-Star  hotels in Lhasa as below (and our offers are far cheaper than you book from or agoda:

  1. Shangrila Hotel Lhasa
  2. The St. Regis Hotel
  3. Inter Continental Hotel
  4. Brahamaputra Grand Hotel
  5. Lhasa Hotel

US$460 S.S: US$95

US$515 S.S: US$150


Jan.28-Mar.31 Not available  Not available 
Apr.01-Apr.30  US$515 S.S: US$110

US$590 S.S: US$185

May01-Jun.24  US$545 S.S: US$135

US$695 S.S: US$285


US$635 S.S: US$155

US$850 S.S: US$370

Sept.1-Oct.10  US$590 S.S: US$135

US$780 S.S: US$325


US$510 S.S: US$115

US$695 S.S: US$300


US$480 S.S: US$100

US$540 S.S: US$160



Price Per Person is on twin-share room basis.Fixed currency exchange rate: 1USD=7.1 RMB

Accommodations Options A.B.C.D as below:

A) You book your own hotel. Be sure to book one hotel which can host foreign travelers with good location, if you do not know, please email to ask us in advance (

B) Reputable Downtown Economy Accommodation options (2-3 star standard):

  1. Tashitakgye hotel
  2. Fengma Feiyang Hotel
  3. Yak Hotel
  4. Dhood Gu Hotel
  5. Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel (economy building section)
  6. Heritage hotel
  7. Dekang Hotel

C) Comfortable Local 4 Star Standard Accommodation options:

  1. House of Shambhala
  2. Shambhala Palace
  3. Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel
  4. Snow Heaven Hotel
  5. Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel (VIP Tower-Newer Building section)
  6. Minshan Hotel
  7. Shangbala Hotel
  8. Kyichu Hotel
  9. Himalaya Grand Hotel

D) Deluxe 5 Star Standard Accommodation options:

  1. Shangrila Hotel Lhasa
  2. The St. Regis Hotel
  3. Inter Continental Hotel
  4. Brahamaputra Grand Hotel
  5. Lhasa Hotel

Online Inquiry

Travel Services Detail

Price includes
  1. Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group (English-speaking);
  2. Accommodation (Optional as per the prices, your Tibet travel consultant will reconfirm with you 7 days before arrival date per final group booking status)
  3. Tibet entry travel permits;
  4. Tibet entry permits delivery to your departure city address (or airport) in China;
  5. All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  6. Shared vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver;  
  7. Group tours only include a welcome meal after your arrival in Tibet.
  8. Pick up from airport to hotel: 9:30 am; 1:30 pm; 4:30 pm (1-3 pax per booking by shared shuttle bus, while shared van or mini bus for 4 or more people per booking)
  9. Shared drop off to airport at 6:30 am; 8:30 am; 12:30 pm
  10. Pick up/drop off service from and/or to train station: varied depending on customers' arrival time.
  11. Shared vehicle between Hotel and Norbulinka/Potala Palace, Sera Monastery (1-3 pax by public taxi or bus, while van or mini bus for 4 or more travelers according to final group size)
  12. Tourist accident/casualty insurance
Price excludes
  1. International flight to and out of China;
  2. Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service per request)
  3. Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  4. Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver (10-20 USD per person to guide, 5-10$ per person to driver is recommended but not compulsory);
  5. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
  6. Bank fees and other transaction fees

Shared shuttle transfer for airport pick up and drop off 

Notes: If tourists want private pick up or drop off, they are required to pay extra 400RMB/car for one way transfer

Be altitude sickness free! Here are some suggestions for you to prevent AMS.

  • Avoid catching a cold before entering Tibet;
  • Try to have a good sleep at the night before flying to Tibet;
  • Drink lots of water-This is a must; begin drinking more water than normal before arriving in Tibet;
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol;
  • Avoid intense physical activity on the first couple of days after arrival in Tibet;
  • Walk slowly and drink extra fluids after getting off the airplane;
  • Light and high carbohydrate meals are recommended for more energy; Don't drink    alcohol or smoke;
  • Climb up to higher altitude slowly;
  • Avoid sedatives;
  • Prepare some medicines as per doctors’ suggestion.

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