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4 days Lhasa tour is one of the shortest and memorable tours in Lhasa. In just 4 days you will visit all major attractions in Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Immerse in the culture and history of Tibet and get unique insights into the mysterious lifestyle of Tibetans and Buddhist monks. You will have the opportunity to interact with locals, participate in local festivals and taste local cuisine, especially Tibetan tea.
The tour tariff includes Tibet permit, local guide, transportation and accommodation in 3-star hotel. Please inform us if you would like to upgrade your accommodation.
Here is the day to day itinerary for the 4 days Lhasa tour:
Major highlights of Lhasa Tour:
Package cost includes flights, Tibet permit, Tibet visa, local sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and food, transportation, necessary documentation, staff, accommodation, and taxes. There are no hidden or unseen charges. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 persons do write to us to get group discount.
There are multiple route choices for Lhasa, Tibet tour Package. Please find the most scenic route map below
Here is the detailed itinerary of Tibet tour package offering must-visit Buddhist sites in Himalayan region:
On your arrival in Lhasa, you will be received by our local Lhasa tour guide and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
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Today you will enjoy full day sightseeing in Lhasa. First off you will visit the 7th century Potala Palace which was once used by Dalai Lama as a winter residence. Potala Palace has about 1000 rooms containing valuable Buddha literatures, Buddha sculptures, and gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas, assembly and meditation halls. Next you will go to Jokhang temple in Barkhor street which houses the statues of Buddha Sakyamuni, Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha. Barkhor street itself is an old market in Tibet dealing with a variety of products from incense to Tibetan medicine. In the evening you can witness Tibetan cultural show and visit Tibetan handicraft center. Overnight in hotel.
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After breakfast, you will drive to the beautiful and sacred Sera Monastery. The monastery is one of the few places where you can observe monk conduct religious debates. There are hermitages, nunnery, assembly halls and three colleges within the monastery premises along with images of Maitreya, Shakyamuni Buddha, Kwan-yin and Arhats. Overnight in hotel.
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Depending on your flight/train schedule, you will be transferred to airport/train station for your international flight/mainland China.
Here are some important information about 4 days Lhasa Tour.
Tibet is an all-year destination that offers you kinds of experience at different times you go. Sat up on the world’s highest and largest plateau, Tibet is dry much of the year round as the mountains catch most of the rainfall. It can get very cold and dry though, especially during winter (November – March). May – October is considered the best time to visit Tibet, when the weather is warmer (above 10°C) and the ice has melted, unblocking roads out of the cities. September – October is the ideal time to trek, and rich autumnal colors make for fantastic photos – if you want to get a clear, cloud-free view of Mount Everest, travel then, or during April and May.
Following are the entry requirements for Bhutan:
A passport with six months valid period
Pre-arranged tour package
Traveling to Lhasa can really be done at any time of the year. While it does lie on the high Tibetan plateau, the highest plateau in the world, the Tibetan capital city lies at an elevation of just 3,656 meters, which makes it lower than the elevation of much of western and northern Tibet.
When to travel to Lhasa really depends on when you are free to travel and what your requirements are whilst in the region. Different seasons in Lhasa are better for certain activities than others, and the weather is usually a big deciding factor in when to travel to the plateau region.
From May to October is the best time for sightseeing in Tibet, when the weather is not very cold, averaging above 10°C (50°F). This is naturally the busiest travel time in Tibet when people come for the warmer weather and higher oxygen content.
July and August are the rainy seasons in Tibet, though, apart from in the southeast, there is still not a lot of rain.
Particularly, the best time to trek in Tibet is from April to May and September to October. It is a bit too cold for mountain hiking since the roads may be closed due to snowfall. But if you just trek around Lhasa city or Shigatse, such as Ganden Monastery Trekking, then winter is fine.
May to October are all good months for a motorcycle tour within Tibet, especially in Lhasa and surrounding areas. Please remember to take a rain jacket with you for a Tibet cycling tour in July and August.
If you plan to take a long-distance cycling tour to Tibet, such as Lhasa to Kathmandu or Kathmandu to Lhasa cycling tour, the best time to go would be May, June, late September, and early October.
A “yatra” is a pilgrimage to a sacred place and a “kora” is a religious walk around a sacred site.
The best time for a Mount Kailash yatra and kora is in summer (June to August). This is due to the warmer temperature and higher oxygen content.
If you are going to do a kora around Lake Manasarovar, autumn (September to November) is the best time as there is warmer weather and less chance of rainfall.
As the center of Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa is featured in its ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries and other buildings. The incredible Potala Palace attracts thousands of people to visit every day. Jokhang Temple is the haven for the pilgrims where you will see the devotion of Tibetans. Drepung, Sera and Ganden Monastery are the famous “three great monasteries “, and you can learn more about Buddhism and local monks daily living. Near to Lhasa city, it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world-Namtso Lake. Never worry about finding no places to explore in Lhasa, and take one of our Lhasa tours to get these all highlights.
Tibet is one of the most popular locations in South Asia for modern tourism, and despite having to be on an organized tour of the region, hundreds of thousands of travelers from around the world make the journey up to the high plateau every year. And those numbers are constantly increasing. One of the most beautiful places in the world, Tibet is a land of high mountains, crystal-clear lakes, ancient monasteries with devout Buddhist monks, and one of the most unique cultures on the planet.
Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life.
Many Tibetan guides have different accent of English speaking capacity due to their mother tongue and Tibetan language, which makes hard to understand while in the conversation with them. Hence, our travelers must consider these facts before you book for any trip to Tibet.
Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions with influences from neighboring countries like India and Nepal. Tibetan food is known for its use of noodles, goat meat, yak, mutton, dumplings, cheese (yak or goat milk cheese), butter, yogurt, and soups.
Lhasa and Kathmandu are separated by 1000km distance. Both direct flights and overland transport are available between the two cities. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lhasa is around 90 minutes.
Local private transportation are available from the Nepal-Tibet border all the way up to Lhasa and vice versa.