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Lhasa Tour & Surrounding 2024/2025

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, holy land of Buddhism, cultural and economic center of Tibet. It is usually the first destination of most Tibet trips because the city connects to most tourist cities in China by flight, train or road, such as Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Xining, Shangri La, etc.

For those have less a week but want to explore the best essence of Tibet, Lhasa is the ideal place to go. The holy city, featured in religious culture, has some of most famous attractions in Tibet, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, etc. The devoted atmosphere of pilgrimage here will deeply touch the bottom of your soul. Besides, the air is fresh, sunshine is warm, altude is less 3700 meters in the city. More importantly, you have flexible choices for dinning and accommodation here.

All destinations in Tibet can be connected with Lhasa in a single trip easily, such as Everest, Shigatse, Namtso, Nyingchi, etc, to create a memorable journey combing wonderful natural sightseeing also interesting cultural experience.

We have chosen most valuable and enjoyable tour packages as following which cover the best highlights of Lhasa and surrounding region. All tour packages are customizable.

Most Recommended Lhasa and Surrounding Tours

14 Days Lhasa City Private Tour - Heart of Tibet Add to my wishlist

Exploring Tibet with Your Whole Family

Destinations: Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery

On this classic journey, you explore the best attractions of Lhasa in 4 days. During your journey to the capital city of Tibet, you’ll not only visit the most sacred landmarks of Tibet, but also enjoy the peaceful living style and devoted Buddhist atmosphere.

16 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Private Tour Add to my wishlist

Tashilumpo Monastery

Destinations: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse / Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Yamdrok Lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery...

Each city of Tibet has its own feature. This tour aims to present you the landscape of Golden Triangle Cities of Tibet - Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. You will arrive at and start your trip from Lhasa, the political and Buddhist center of Tibet. Then you will drive far away from Lhasa, via Gyantse, to Shigatse. There are too many things to do along the journey - visit holy lake Yamdrok, giant glaciers of Karola, unique Palcho Monastery, sacred Tashilunpo Monastery, the hometown of Tibet incense, etc.

16 Days Holy Lake Namtso In-depth Private Tour Add to my wishlist

Tibet Namtso Lake

Destinations: Lhasa / Namtso / Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake

Only visiting the magnificent monasteries and palaces in Lhasa city is not enough because you haven't seen the another beauty of Tibet - its nature. This tour offers both the cultural attractions and natural landscape. Apart from two days for arrival and departure, you have enough time to visit the landmarks of Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery...) and feast your eyes on the spectacular scenery of Namtso.

15 Days Lhasa Highlights & Holy Lake Namtso Tour Add to my wishlist

Beautiful Namtso Lake

Destinations: Lhasa / Namtso / Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake

Experience Tibet the way it is meant to be experienced. This trip is ideal for those with limited time but still want to see the major attractions in Tibet and be a bit adventurous. You will spend two days to explore the Lhasa landmarks first, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, then take a day trip to the holy lake Namtso from Lhasa. During this tour, you not only experience the essence of Tibet, but also enjoy the beautiful landscape.

15 Days Lhasa & Local Life Discovery Tour Add to my wishlist

Join in the Locals and Learn how to Make Tangka in Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa city and suburb

Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka Park, Tibetan Family Visiting

If you are looking for an authentic experience where you can communicate with local Tibetans and learn about their daily lives, then this is the tour for you! This tour is a combination of a Lhasa tour and a day Tibetan village adventure. You will visit a village and talk to locals, then visit a local family and learn about their daily life, try home-made Tibetan food and milk tea.

17 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Golden Triangle Tour Add to my wishlist

Destinations: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse / Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Yamdrok Lake, Tashilumpo Monastery, Mt. Everest

This "Golden Route" of Tibet tour will take you to two cities near Lhasa: Gyantse and Shigatse. Stay overnight at a small town, Gyantse, which is known as the "Heroic City", because it was the site of a major battle during the British invasion in 1904. While there you will also experience Tibetan rural culture. Then visit Tibet's second-largest city Shigatse, which is the most important farming area in Tibet. You will also visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery (the seat of the Panchen Lamas. Inside there is a huge-gilded bronze Buddha statue as well as many other beautiful statues).

15 Days Best of Lhasa & Beautiful Yamdrok Lake Tour Add to my wishlist

Yamdrok Lake

Destinations: Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake / Lhasa

Highlights: Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake

This tour covers the highlights of Lhasa City and the breathtaking lake view. After your landmarks-exploring in Lhasa, it would be pleasant to visit one of the most beautiful lakes. Among the three sacred lakes, Yamdrok Lake is much easier to get. Looking from the summit of Kamlala, you will get a stunning lake view of Yamdrok Lake which shapes like a coiling scorpion.

16 Days Tibet History and Culture Tour (Lhasa & Tsedang) Add to my wishlist

Yumbulagang Palace - The Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

Destinations: Lhasa / Tsetang

Highlights: Potala Palace, Yumbulakang, Samye Monastery, Chimpu Caves

This tour will take you to “the cradle of Tibetan Civilization” Tsedang to discover the mystery of Tibetan Buddhist in Tibet’s most revered Palaces and Monasteries. Sightseeing includes: Yumbulakang (Tibet's first palace), Samye Monastery (Tibet's first monastery), and Trundruk monastery (It has a stunning Tangkha of Pearls decorated with a total of 29,026 pearls). Of course, you will also explore the heart of Tibet - Lhasa.

17 Days Lhasa Namtso Memorable Circut Tour Add to my wishlist

Namtso Lake Sunrise

Destinations: Lhasa / Drigung / Namtso / Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Namtso Lake, Drigung Monastery, Reting Monastery

Dreamlike Tibet never fail to attract travelers with its incredible monasteries, sacred pilgrimage sites, literally breathtaking high-altitude scenery and friendly Tibetan people. This tour takes you to explore Tibet in a different way. Instead of visiting tourist bustling places, you will go to discover some hidden places which have preserved Tibet culture well. Spend one day in Lhasa to enjoy can’t-be-missed Potala Palace and monasteries, then transfer out of the city to more than a hundred kilometers away where you will visit unique monasteries, villages and beautiful valleys. In the end, take a memorable trip to the sky lake - Holy Namtso Lake.

17 Days Tibet "Switzerland Views" Tour (Lhasa - Nyingchi) Add to my wishlist

Lulang Forest in Nyingchi, Tibet

Destinations: Lhasa / Nyingchi

Highlights: Potala Palace, Basomtso Lake, Lulang Forest

This tour is great for travelers who want to experience both the culture and natural landscape in a brief trip. You will start your travel from Lhasa visiting Potala, Jokhang, Sera, etc. Then you will be transferred to Nyingchi to explore the Eastern Switzerland landscapes there. Instead of transferring back to Lhasa, you will depart Tibet by flight directly from Nyingchi Milin Airport.

1 5 Days Lhasa Leisure Hiking Tour Add to my wishlist

Lhasa Outskirt Hiking

Destinations: Lhasa city and suburb

Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Mountain Hiking

Have no long days to take the remote and serious trekking routes, such as Everest Base Camp Trek and Mount Kailash Kora? Don't worry. You can also do some relaxing and interesting hiking near to Lhasa city.

16 Days Lhasa and Surrounding Tour Add to my wishlist

Drigung Monastery

Destinations: Lhasa / Drigung / Lhasa

Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Tidrum Hotspring, Drigung Monastery

Visiting the famous palaces and temples in Lhasa city is the classic traveling in Lhasa. Do you want to add some adventurous experience? - Stunning valleys and hot spring are waiting. In this tour, you won't miss the famous sites in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery. But the most special experience to discover the hidden ancient monasteries in the tranquil valleys. If you like, you will also enjoy a relaxing hot spring bath at Tidrum.

Recommended Budget Group Tibet Tours with Fixed Departures

Tibet Discovery also offers classic small group tours which greatly cut down your budget by sharing accommodation, vehicle and tour guide, takes the hassle out of travel, and let you focus your eyes and mind on travel.

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