5 Days Lhasa Essence Private Tour

On this 5 days tour, you will explore the highlights of the sacred city Lhasa with the company of a knowledgeable and accommodating guide. Your guide and driver will take good care of you from the moment of picking you up at airport to sending you off on the last day. Just join us to have an once-in-a-lifetime traveling experience.

  • Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Yamdroktso Lake, local Tibetan family
  • Tour Guide + Vehicle + Driver + Admission fee + Hotel + Hotels with breakfast
  • Yes
  • Start from $424 per person
5 Days Lhasa Essence Private Tour
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

Welcome to Lhasa! Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport, your local guide will wait for you at the exit of the arrival hall by holding a name sign and transfer you to your downtown hotel. Before getting off the plane, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your stuff. Please have a good rest at your hotel and get yourself relaxed to better get used to the high altitude.

Accommodation: Lhasa local 4 stars hotel

Potala Palace
Day 2 Lhasa Highlights Day Tour
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Meet your Lhasa tour guide at hotel lobby around 9am and then start your exploration on this land from the world famous Potala Palace. It is the shrine for all pilgrims as a great representation of Tibet. People come here would be feasted from both sense organ and inner soul by its magnificent physical construction and collections as well as its significant religious, politic and cultural sense to this vast highland.

Then come to visit Jokhang Temple, located in the center of the old Lhasa City and considered as a holy place not only from geographical location but also from the belief of the Tibet Buddhists. Both Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple was built by Songtsen Gampo; however Potala Palace has born more politic meaning while Jokhang Temple more religious meaning.

Next you will pay a visit to the Barkhor Street, also called Bajiao Street, which is a famous turning scripture path and business center in Lhasa, conserving well the traditional appearance and living custom of the ancient Lhasa. Enrolled on the list of “Ten National Historical and Cultural Street”, Barkhor Street is considered as one of most charming and special street nationwide, miniaturizing the history development of Tibet. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel for rest.

Accommodation: Lhasa local 4 stars hotel

Jokhang Temple
Day 3 Lhasa Monastery Day Tour
Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka

Today you will go to explore more interesting place of Lhasa. After the same pick-up as yesterday, you will come to Drepung Monastery with tour guide firstly. It is one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gulug (Yellow Hat) in Tibet, and shares the fame of the Three Great Monasteries in Lhasa with Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery. It is located at south side of Gebeiwoze Mountain, 10km east of west suburban of Lhasa city. The ordered architectures in white was built against the Gebeiwoze Mountain and fully occupied the hillside, seeming a huge rice dump, hence the name of “Drepung” which means collected rice in Tibetan language and represents the prosperity of Tibetan.

The second site today you will visit is the famous Sera Monastery which is the second largest monastery in Tibet. Sera Monastery was built in the Ming Dynasty by the famous Sagya Yeshes who was one of the eight disciples of Zongkapa and given the title of the Great Mercy Dharma by Emperor Xuanzong of Ming Dynasty after he had an audience with the Emperor in 1409 and 1414. The debate about Buddhism of Sera Monastery earns its fame in the Tibetan region, which is always taken a necessary activity to see for travelers from the whole world.

Finally, you will go to Norbulingka was firstly built in 1740s, the time of the 7th Dalai Lama and experienced about 200 years’ construction until the time of 14th Dalai Lama. On the list National Relic Protection Units, the Norbulingka situated at the western suburban of Lhasa for over 200 years. It is a typical Tibetan style garden occupied 360,000 square meters, used as the place for the Dalai Lamas to live and deal with the daily political affairs. After visiting the sites, you will go back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Lhasa local 4 stars hotel

Drepung Monastery
Day 4 Yamdroktso Lake Day Tour
Attractions: Yamdroktso Lake, local Tibetan family

Meet your guide and driver in the morning and then drive to the famous Yamdroktso Lake. It is famed as “the Most Beautiful Lake in the World” with the literal meaning as “the above coral twig” and the holy moral in Tibetan’s heart as “the Scattered Kallaite Earrings of Fairy” as it couldn’t be gotten its full perspective by visitors on the ground. There are three other lakes creeping on the earth with Yamdorktso Lake, connecting each other together and consisting of an endless holy lake beyond our horizon—the beautiful body of the lake on this land is more than 130km long. When looking it from map or sky, you will be surprised to see the lake embedded in this land, glittering like an earring under the sunshine at different time.

After having fun at the lake, you will pay a visit to local Tibetan family to experience the local culture and customs closely. The day will conclude with dropping you off at your hotel.

Accommodation: Lhasa local 4 stars hotel

Yamdroktso Lake
Day 5 Lhasa Departure

Please prepare your belongings in advance. Your guide and driver will meet you at appointed time and transfer you to airport for your departure flight (usually 4 hours in advance for international flight and 3 hours for domestic flight). Our service will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

Travelers

Low Season Price

(Nov-Mar of next year)

1 Person $1289
2 People $736
3 People $633
4 People $592
5 People $562
6 People $492
7 People $462
8 People $449
9 People $444
10+ People $424
Single Room Supplement $110
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Price includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Comfortable transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver
  • Admission tickets (main gate)
  • 4 nights 4 stars hotel with breakfast
  • Tibet Permit
  • A bottle of mineral water per pax per day
  • Fuels, tolls and parking charges

Price excludes

  • Meals and flights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (highly recommended)

Booking Method

  • Please send your travel request to us at [email protected]. You are also welcomed to call us free at +86 15129005119 for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed detailed itinerary with prices.
  • A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.

Our Tour Guide

Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!

The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.

Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby. 

Our Driver and Vehicle

The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.

Meals

Food is an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.

If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.

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