Lhasa City Tour - 5 Days

  • Country: China
  • Region: Tibet (Xizang)
  • Max. Altitude: 3660m/12007ft
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Lhasa
  • Transportation: Air/Land Transportation

Lhasa has remained the spiritual, political and economic center of Tibet as it houses most of the cultural treasures and important Monasteries of the region. It is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region which dates back to more than 1300 years in the history of Tibet. The city is located at a height of 3650meters/11975ft above sea level towards the northern bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa City Tour not only gives you the opportunity to visit the capital city of Tibet but also to experience the Tibetan culture, visit numerous heritage sites and observes the daily lifestyle of Tibetans. City tour in Lhasa is one of the shortest and refreshing trips which are both cheap and memorable.

This tour starts with a spectacular flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa also know as the best Himalayan flight. The flight will offer you spectacular mountain views of the magnificent Himalayan range while you overfly some gigantic mountains including the Everest. In Lhasa, we visit the holiest of Tibetan temples Jokhang and the market of Barkhor Market. This tour will also take you to the famous Potala and Norbulingka Palace of the Dalai Lamas and important Gelugpa Monasteries of Drepung and Sera.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)

Day 2: Fly to Lhasa (3660m/12007ft)

Day 3: Sightseeing around Potala Palace

Day 4: Sightseeing around Drepung Monastery

Day 5: Departure Day

Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. You will have a brief explanation about the travel itinerary. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar Airport, your Tibetan guide will escort you towards Lhasa after accomplishing your immigration formalities. It takes around 45-50 minutes to reach the old city. You should drink plenty of fluids and let yourself get comfortable with high altitude. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.

After breakfast we visit to Potala palace, a place with both regional and political importance. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. During the afternoon we visit Sera monastery 5 km away to north of Lhasa city, built by Jamchen Choeji in 1419, a disciple of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera are one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.

Early morning we visit Drepung monastery, one of the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa. It was built in 1416 by Jamyang Chojie. Afternoon we visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, the holiest shrine in Tibet. We also do a visit to houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.

Our farewell day, the tour to Lhasa city comes to end today. We departure from Lhasa airport and fly to your next destination.


  • Tibet Visa Fees
  • Airport pickup & drop using private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation using 3 star Hotel on BB basis in Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing accommodation using 3 star Hotel on BB basis in Tibet
  • Transportation in Tibet by Private luxury/coach in City tour
  • Monument Entrance fees
  • English speaking Tibetan guide & one professional tour Manager
  • All applicable taxes & service charges  


  • All International Airfare (including Kathmandu to Lhasa)
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Tibet
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Extra accommodation charge due to cancelation of flight due to bad weather (Please make sure your air ticket is flexible to change dates)
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations and any additional staff other than specified
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not included in above include section

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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.

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Trip highlights

  • Sightseeing in Lhasa, including the Potala Palace, winter palace of the Holy Dalai Lama
  • Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama
  • Panoramic unrivaled views of the Himalayas
  • Visit Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery (Biggest Monastery)
  • Sightseeing of Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street

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