Shortest Lhasa City Tibet Tour (3 Days)


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT053
Trip Duration
3 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Lhasa
End Point
Lhasa
Max Altitude
3650m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
All Year Round
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner (Pay Extra)
  • Water Bottle
Location Covered

Overview


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.

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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.

What's Included


  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room
  • Daily breakfast
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit

What's Excluded


  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Single Supplement
  • Train or Airfare of any sectors
  • Insurance of any kind
  • The natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge, etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to 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 & MEALS 

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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel 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 prior to 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 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 prior to the travel date in order to 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

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.

FAQS


Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated to the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make 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 the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. How… Read More »

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