Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour – 2 Nights 3 Days allows you to explore its natural and cultural beauties; people from all over the world often visit Tibet via different routes. People arrive Lhasa either by flight or train from Mainland China or Kathmandu, Nepal. Lhasa is Tibet’s capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace which used to be the residences of the Dalai Lama. In addition, Lhasa contains a number of significant monasteries and temples, and Jokhang and Barkhor bazaar are other attractions where you can wander around and get the popular restaurants to experience different Tibetan foods and shops to buy souvenirs. Moreover, Sera and Drepung monasteries can keep you amused due to its debating dance and other aspects. As this is one of the shortest itineraries of the Lhasa City Tibet tour…
Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour – 2 Nights 3 Days allows you to explore its natural and cultural beauties; people from all over the world often visit Tibet via different routes. People arrive Lhasa either by flight or train from Mainland China or Kathmandu, Nepal.
Lhasa is Tibet’s capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace which used to be the residences of the Dalai Lama. In addition, Lhasa contains a number of significant monasteries and temples, and Jokhang and Barkhor bazaar are other attractions where you can wander around and get the popular restaurants to experience different Tibetan foods and shops to buy souvenirs. Moreover, Sera and Drepung monasteries can keep you amused due to its debating dance and other aspects. As this is one of the shortest itineraries of the Lhasa City Tibet tour Package, you will have very limited time to explore the city.
In order to visit these locations, the Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour – 2 Nights 3 Days could be the best option for those who have short holiday time. However, if you want to explore some other popular attractions near Lhasa such as Ganden, Tsedang, Namtso, Yamdroktso, Hot springs, Shigatse, Gyantse and etc; you definitely need to extend your stay in Tibet than ‘Shortest Lhasa city Tibet tour Package’ and we have other wonderful itineraries that can help you explore those locations.
Shortest Lhasa City Tibet tour can be done either from Kathmandu or mainland China. If you are flying from Kathmandu, please allow at least 3-4 working days in Kathmandu to prepare for the Tibet Paper Visa (Tibet Group Visa) whereas if you are flying or taking the train from mainland China (Beijing/Chengdu) – you will be required to stay at least one night in China in order to deliver your original permit before you board on for Lhasa.
Morning you will fly for about an hour over the panoramic Himalayan Ranges to the capital of Tibet. “Lhasa”. Lhasa at an altitude of 3,650 Mt. is situated on the north bank of Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the Gods”, the residence of the Dalai Lama., on arrival you will be met by the local representative and transferred to your respective hotel. (60km/hr from the airport). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
AM: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Market
After breakfast, you will proceed for a full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. Potala Palace: this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Jokhang Temple: situated in the heart of old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa.
PM: Visit Sera Monastery or Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery: 5Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Sera is worth visiting in the late afternoon when debating dance is usually held in the monastery’s debating courtyard. Drepung Monastery: about 8 kilometers west of central Lhasa established in 1530 by the second Dalai Lama, used to be one of the world’s largest monasteries since the king of Tsang and the Mongols. You can visit both of the monasteries if time permits.
Some free time for shopping or your own activities.
Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa
Transfer to the airport or train station to your onward destination.
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Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.
Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last-hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make it the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names… Read More »