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Top 2-A: 4 Days Lhasa Highlights Impression Tour-Daily Departure

Highlights

Top 2-A: We have openned up daily departures for the standard 3 nights 4 days Lhasa impression tour. This tour Top 2-A includes accommodation and all entrance tickets. If you are interested, please send us an inquiry.

Top Highlights attractions in Lhasa:
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets;
Norbulinka and Sera Monastery;
All necessary Tibet travel permits (and permits delivery to your address in China)


Highlight Features of our impression tour:
You can have a few more free days before or after the trip to leave your vacation more flexible because we have daily departures for the tour program. When you book the tour, please inform us which date you want to begin the group tour.

Itinerary

Day1

Arrival in Lhasa by train or airfare, rest for altitude in Lhasa [with altitude of 3650m]

If you book with 3 or more people at a time, we will arrange a private pick up. Otherwise you will take the cheap and convenient airline shuttle bus (RMB 30 per person) to downtown Lhasa bus stop (nearby east gate of Potala palace), and then you will be taken to your hotel. After checking in hotel, you’d better rest well for high altitude acclimatization. Travel tips: you are suggested to prepare some altitude medicine such as "Diamox" before arrival, or buy some necessary high altitude medicine after arrival to help get well acclimatized. However if you feel quite good, you may walk little bit in Barkhor Streets area or Potala Square to have first impression of Lhasa.

Accommodation in Downtown: Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel

Day2

Tour in Lhasa (by mini bus 15-23 seats): Norbulinka and Sera Monastery

Norbulingka 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. The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to the northeast direction of Potala Palace. It is famous for the Buddhism activities of” Monks Debate” which happens in afternoon from Monday to Saturday. This is one highlight attraction for travel in Lhasa Tibet. 

Accommodation in Downtown: Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel

Day3

Walking sightseeing tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar

Today what we will visit in Lhasa is the vital Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple with the vicinity. Potala palace is Lhasa's most important landmark and it is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment which will be remembered for your rest life time. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once the home to the Dalai Lama. Serving as the winter palace for the Dalai Lama for several centuries, Potala Palace contains hundreds of murals, painted scrolls, sculptures, historical and religious documents, and other rare objects. Today another visit we will take is to Jokhang Temple which locates at Barkhor Bazaar. This temple is the most revered shrine in Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshipers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkhor Bazaar, the crowded central market in ancient section of Lhasa where the residence of many local people is. 

Accommodation in Downtown: Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel

Day4

Fina departure

If you book with 3 or more people at a time, we will arrange a private airport transfer. Otherwise you will take the cheap and convenient airline shuttle bus (RMB 30 per person) to the airport. If your flight or train is in the afternoon, enjoy the free time in the morning! You can walk around the ancient Barkhor Streets; do some necessary easy shopping for your family and/or friends and/or love before being transported to the airport or station.

Dates & Price

Daily Departure

If the Sera Monastery and  Norbulinka sightseeing date is on Sunday, we will need to exchange the Day2 and Day3, because on every Sunday, there is no monk's phylosophy debating activity.

We have daily departure from April 5 to the Jan.20 the next year. Please be noted that Tibet is regulary closed beween middle of February and end of March every year since 2008. 

Single Supplement: US$ 105

April 5-April 30
  • US$ 515 per person
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May1-June 30
  • US$ 535 per person
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July1-Aug.31
  • US$ 595 per person
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Sept.1-Oct.10
  • US$ 535 per person
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Oct.11-Oct.31
  • US$ 515 per person
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Nov.1-Jan.20 next year
  • US$ 485 per person
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Remarks: 

  1. Price Per Person (twin-share room basis) in US Dollars based on the currency exchange rate: 1USD=6.5RMB
  2. Hotels in Lhasa Downtown we will book: Tashi Nota Khangsang Hotel or Snow Heaven Hotel, Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel. If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, the price will be US$65 to 90 less per person (twin-share basis)--and this is to be reconfirmed by your travel consultant.
  3. If you enter Tibet from Nepal, additional cost of US$105 (non-USA nationality) or 195$ (USA nationality) will be charged.

Service Details

Price includes
  • Accommodation (Tashi Nota Kangshang Hotel or Ganggyan Hotel or Yak Hotel or same category hotel)-this is to be reconfirmed by your Travel Consultant);
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group;
  • Shared vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver;  
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
  • Group tours only include a welcome dinner after your arrival in Tibet.
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
Price excludes
  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  • 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.
  • 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

  • If you want to book your own hotel, please refer to Top 2-B 4 Days Lhasa Highlights Impression-Small Group Tour
    without accommodation and entrance tickets.

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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