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  • Duration4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude(3,700 M) 12,139 ft

An Ultimate 3 Nights 4 Days Lhasa Tour. Most popularly referred to as ‘Sunlight City,’ Lhasa is perceived as the heart and soul of the entire Tibet region. This is the primary reason Lhasa is the top tourist destination in this region. It’s associated with fun-packed tours and adventurous journeys around various historical places and cultural heritage.

Sightseeing around Lhasa City; This Lhasa tour guide is for people who intend to explore the beauty of the city but have limited time. The primary highlight of the entire trip is the famous Potala Palace (the monumental palace of kings). It was built in the 7th century by SongtzenGampo, a famous Tibetan King. However, the current palace will set up 5th Dalai Lama in the seventeenth century. Since 1750, this palace was referred to as the ‘Winter Palace.’ We will also visit the three Gelug Monasteries established in 1419 by JamchenChojey. Though it’s located in an old part of the city, the monastery is considered a holy place where you can meet monks, converse and meditate with them. King SongtzenGampo also built a sacred temple in the seventh century. Devotees from different parts of Tibet visit this temple for prayer.

Learn Buddhism, history and the culture associated with Lhasa. Make an awe-inspiring visit to Sera Monastery where you will be introduced to various aspects of Buddhism by friendly monks. Take the time to explore multiple Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you visit Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer palace. It’s approximately 1kilometer west of the Potala Palace. Norbulingka Summer Palace was constructed by the 7th Dalai Lama in 1755. Each successive ruler added his own building. The palace was renovated recently and it houses botanical gardens, zoos, and more. Drepung Monastery (was constructed in 1496) is among the biggest and richest (religious teachings) in Tibet. It’s here where Dalai Lamas were trained. The monastery is also home to the state Oracle, Nechung. It’s believed that this sacred place had 10,000 monks who governed about 700 subsidiary monasteries. Note that Drepung Monastery is approximately five kilometers from Lhasa. Tibet Museum is also a great place you can learn the history, culture, and other aspects of the people residing Lhasa. You can also do Kora during your visit to Lhasa. It’s a meditative circumambulation around a holy place and it’s practiced by Tibetans. You may also want to get a blind massage from a nearby clinic.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • The Home of Dalai Lama.
  • Tibetan Buddhism, Culture, Monastery.
  • Tibetan Arts, architecture, Lifestyle, Food, Culture.
  • Potala Palace. 


  • Day: 1
    Arrive Lhasa.

    "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. (60 km/ 1 hr). Full rest in the afternoon to acclimatize.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • NA
    • 3650 M
    • Lhasa
  • Day: 2
    Lhasa City Tour.

    After breakfast proceeds for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. 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 Gampo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sightseeing, you will be transferred to the hotel.

    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 3700 M
    • Lhasa
  • Day: 3
    Lhasa Monastery Tour.

    After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Km 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. Some free time for shopping or own activities O/N at Hotel.

    • Hotel
    • 2 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 3700 M
    • Lhasa
  • Day: 4
    Final Departure.

    Transfer to the airport or train station to travel onward.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights.
  • All Hotels Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Guided City Tour with all entry fees to the cultural, historical and heritage sites as per itinerary.
  • All ground transfer as per itinerary by private or sharing based tourist vehicle.
  • Tibet Visa fees and travel permits.
  • Entrance fees in major places as per the itinerary.
  • Tibet Handy Map.
  • Cost Excludes:

What’s Excluded

  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, Telephone, etc.
  • Tips for Local Tour guide.
  • International airfare and airport taxes. Contact Rugged Tour officer for Kathmandu - Lhasa Flight tickets.
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc
  • Nepal Visa fees if you are traveling from Nepal. 

Useful Information

Trip Note

  • There is strict control over taking pictures inside the monasteries but upon paying a fee, a Monk may turn on the lights, making the flashless obvious.
  • You must not carry any pictures of the Dalai Lama, free Tibet posters or T-shirts, Tibetan flags are political magazines or books.
  • If you already have a visa from China then it will be canceled after taking Tibet Visa but still, you can travel China. 
  • Tibet Overland Tour is another best way to travel in Tibet from Nepal, get the best deal from Rugged Trails Nepal. 


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)