Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

4 Days


Lhasa Sightseeing Tour is a tour package of four days in which you get to fly in and then take the cultural tour of various things of cultural and religious worth in and around Lhasa for two days and then fly out to your next destinations.

Lhasa, where this Lhasa Sightseeing Tour, which one takes, is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Tibet. It is all religious, social, and cultural centre of the Tibetan people that has been in existence for over 1,300 years, slowly evolving over the time to form a culture that revolves around Buddhism and those which it has indigenously to suit the environment in which they live. Lhasa is located somewhat in Tibet which is a plateau that in most regards a cold desert to an extent and is sparsely vegetated, and most of the population in Tibet live a semi-nomadic but culturally set living means all drawn to their cultural centre which is Lhasa and where you will undertake this Lhasa Sightseeing Tour of four days.

What has this sightseeing tour to Lhasa have that you will come away with lasting memories of undertaken such a tour to make you short holiday worth the while? While even before you embark on the sightseeing part of the tour, you are fly in and then on completion fly out to your next destination, where you get some of the most breath-taking and panoramic sights of the Tibetan plateau and the High Himalayan Mounts to the south which has made this land the highest cold desert plateau in the world. On the two days of your Lhasa Sightseeing Tour in Tibet, you will be taken on a cultural tour of such worthy icons of the Tibetan Culture and religion of note. The places worth mentioning are Potala Palace which was the administrative and religious centre where the Dalai Lama took a seat to the cultural conformity of the Tibetans and is a palace atop a hill. It was built initially by the first king of Tibet, Songsten Gompo. This Palace has outstanding art and architecture both inwardly and outwardly. Coming to the second cultural sightseeing is the Jokhang Temple that was formed by Songsten Gompo which according to tradition, was built for his two brides. The oldest part of this temple was built in 652 AD. It was wonderful art and architecture in conforming to the Tibetan style. Coming to the third cultural aspect of religious history which you will see on this Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa is the Sera Monastery. It is a monastery to the north of Lhasa and got its name from the fact the hill behind the monastery was filled with wild roses and in Tibetan it means Sera – so can be called Wild Rose Monastery. The monastery itself is a complex of physical structures and the great assembly hall being the centre and its three colleges founded in 1419 by Jamsen Choley. Following these tours to these places of cultural note and masterpieces of historical architecture, you also visit the Bharkor Street Market for some great bargains to take back pieces of the art and miniature architecture of Lhasa. This, as I said, is a tour where you fly in and fly out and spend just enough time in Lhasa with the cultural tour of the Capital city of Tibet.

What about boarding, lodging and transportation on this Lhasa Sighting Tour?
You need not have to worry about this. You will be flown into Lhasa and out when you have completed the tour. Our tour partners will have you lodged at three-star and above hotel facilities with three meals a day while in the city of Lhasa. As for transportation, you will be ferried by either private vehicles or guided tour buses to different cultural destinations.

Outline Itinerary for Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Day 01 : Arrival at Lhasa
Day 02 : In Lhasa (3650m) – Sightseeing
Day 03 : In Lhasa (3650m) – Sightseeing
Day 04 : Depart Lhasa

Trip Highlights

  • Witness panoramic aerial view of Himalayan ranges during flight
  • Enjoy guided sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Visit to historical monasteries
  • Explore Potala palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang temple
  • Stroll around Barkhor Street


Today, you arrive in Lhasa aboard a plane after wonderful journey above the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. You will be meet at the airport with a warm welcome by our representative, who will then take you to your hotel to rest and get acclimatized to the air level here.

On the first day in Lhasa, you will be taken for the whole day. We start right after breakfast, where first begin by the Potala Palace, which is atop a hill and was first built King Songtsen Gompo and added to its magnificent by successive kings and Dalai to its refineries’. Then, we pay a visit to Norbulinka and Ramoche Monastery. Norbulinka means Treasure Park and is thought to be the largest man made garden in Tibet. Whereas the Ramche Monastery was first built in the 7th century by Hand architecture of China. We are then transferred by to our hotel.

Completing breakfast, we continue seeing other places in Lhasa. We begin by going to Sera Monastery, we means wild roses in Tibetan. It is a Monastery 5 Km to the north of Lhasa with a vast complex of a main assemble hall and three universities which has a capacity to house 4 to 5 thousand monks. Next we go to Jokhang Temple that is in the heart of Lhasa and has the most precious item, a golden Shakyamuni gifted by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on her wedding to King Songtsen Gompo. Eventually we go to Barkhor Market to check out what bargains of religious and culture items we might get of the culture of Tibet here. We then return to our hotel for the night.

Now that your tour is completed, you will be transferred to the airport by you touring staff in Lhasa for you outbound flight to your next destination.
At Breakfree Adventures, we simply hope that you had a culturally enlighten tour of Lhasa, where we as a tour operator, take your comfort and security of high importance.


What is Included

  • Transportation bus /jeep as per group size.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
  • Guided Lhasa tour with private guide.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa and Kathmandu.

What is Not Included

  • Client and travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.
  • Nepal re- entry visa fee


Where is Lhasa?

Lhasa is in Tibet which is an autonomous region of China located on the northern side of the Himalayas. Tibet situated on Tibetan plateau which is the highest on earth so also known as the ‘Roof the world’. The land also shares it’s territory with Mt. Everest and other towering peaks.

Is Tibet capital of china?

No, Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region which is an age-old city situated at an altitude of 3656 meters. The city of Lhasa has many ancient temples, palaces and monasteries and was previous residence of Dalai Lama 14th.

Do you get altitude sickness in Lhasa?

Altitude sickness in Lhasa can occur since the city is located at the high Himalayas and high altitude. Most of the travelers entering Lhasa may experience altitude strongly or only slightly. So on arrival day, you are allowed to rest in the hotel and don’t go for sightseeing. Slowly you will adapt to the altitude.

What’s included on Lhasa sightseeing tour?

Lhasa sightseeing tour includes visits to many cultural, religious, historical sites and landmarks that give full insight into the Tibetan culture and heritage including religion which is mainly Buddhist.

Will there be a guide on Lhasa city sightseeing?

A guide on Lhasa city sightseeing is included who shall escort you throughout your tour and takes you to all the sightseeing places explaining it’s cultural heritage and history.

What is the best time for sightseeing in Lhasa?

The best time for sightseeing in Lhasa is April and May, or September and October. Monsoon is from June till August so it will be wet to travel. You can also visit in winter (Dec-Feb) but be prepared for cold besides winter is the off-season so there will be fewer tourists and less crowd.

Is there a train from China to Lhasa?

Yes, there train from China to Lhasa which is known as the Qinghai–Tibet railway or Qingzang railway. It connects Lhasa with citiy in China Xining, Qinghai Province and the railway is the highest railway system in the world.

How to fly to Lhasa Tibet?

From Bejing, China as well as from Kathmandu, Nepal, one can to fly to Lhasa Tibet. Airlines like Tibet Airlines, Air China, Shandong Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines operate in between these cities.

Can you drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

Yes, you can drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa which is 5 days overland journey passing along different remote towns of Tibet and the tour is called Tibet overland tour.

What are Lhasa tourist attractions?

Lhasa tourist attractions include Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang temple, Barkhor market, Sera and Drepung monasteries which are located inside the city of Lhasa where you will visit during sightseeing in Lhasa tour.

Where is Potala palace located?

Potala Palace is located inside the Lhasa city atop a hill overlooking the Lhasa valley. It’s the most popular tourist attraction and prime feature of any Tibet travel.

Are there a UNESCO world heritage site in Lhasa?

Yes, there are three UNECO world heritage sites in Lhasa which are the Potala Palace, the Norbulingka Palace, and the Jokhang Temple.

Is Daiai Lama in Lhasa?

Daiai Lama isnt’ in Lhasa now since the invasion of China over Tibet in 1959. Dalai Lama exiled to India and established Dharmasala closer to Punjab in India.

Is Lhasa visit worth it?

Lhasa visit is definitely worth it and it offers to explore Lhasa with all it’s magic and beauty, witnessing it’s culture and traditions visiting many monasteries, temples and palaces.

Do you require Lhasa tourist visa?

Lhasa tourist visa or to say to enter Tibet, one requires a visa which is also known as Tibet travel permit. This permit is issued by a local tour operator or their international agent and one can’t individually apply or travel to Tibet.

How to get to Lhasa?

One can get to Lhasa either by flight or drive or even by train from China. By flight one can enter Lhasa from China or Nepal, and you can also drive to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Trip Information

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Lhasa Tour with your personal guide and can be organised as per the desired traveling dates.

We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.

Tour duration
The tour duration is 04 nights/05 days.

The climate of the Tibet fluctuates continuously so it is better to carry warm clothes. If you just want to trek or tour at a lower altitude, fleece jackets and pants are enough. While for a higher altitude trekking, down jackets are necessary.

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Trip Facts

  • Tibet
  • 03 Nighs/04 Days
  • All year round
  • Private vehicles & Flights
  • Lhasa (3650m)
  • Moderate
  • Lhasa
  • Lhasa
  • Lhasa, Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Norbulinka
  • Hotels

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