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Tibet Essential 4 Days Tour

Tour Code:XZP-CTT-1
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Type of Tour:
Lhasa Seat-in-coach Tours
Group Size: 2 - 30people
Season: All year around available. Four seasons
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route:
Tour Grading:Moderate
Tour route:Begins in: Lhasa   Ends in: Lhasa
Tibet is all you’ve heard and everything you’ve imagined: a land of intense sunshine and towering snowcapped peaks, where crystal-clear rivers and sapphire lakes irrigate terraced fields of golden highland barley. The Tibetan people are extremely religious, viewing their daily toil and harsh environment surrounding them as challenges along the path to life’s single goal, the attainment of spiritual enlightenment. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, Lhasa is a treasure trove of monasteries, palaces, and temples. It is the only sizeable city in Tibet.

Program detail description    详细行程描述

Day 1  Destination: Arrival Lhasa                                 
Place & Transport: Arrive in  Lhasa, Flight not included
Today's Activities:
Highlights: Acclimatization

Trip detail: Fly or take train to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. Our excellent tour guide and experienced driver will meet you at the airport or train station with Tibetan Traditional presenting Hada ceremony and a souvenir picture, and then transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and acclimatization.

Situated at 3700m in a wide, mountain-fringed valley on the north bank of the Kyichu River, LHASA (Ground of the Gods), the sprawling, rapidly expanding capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is a modern Chinese city with a population of around 200,000. The Chinese population of Lhasa is highly active economically, with two Chinese businesses to every Tibetan one, a ratio that reflects the city's population.There are plenty of sights in and around Lhasa to keep most visitors occupied for at least a week: the Potala, Jokhang and Barkhor district are not to be missed.

Note: Today is very important for our respected tourists to acclimate the high altitude. You are suggested to drink some more water and eat some fruit which will help you to acclimate the high altitude. Please do not do much exercise or activities. Please do not smoke and drink alcohol if possible.

Day 2    Destination: Lhasa city  
Place & Transport:   Lhasa City   & Bus
Today's Activities:     Lhasa City tours                              
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibet Medical Factory, Barkhor Street

Trip detail: Usually our first stop is Potala Palace,which built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence.

After lunch, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place.

Then you will visit the traditional Tibet Medical Factory to witness how the miraculous Tibetan medicine was produced.

After Supper, you are suggested to ramble over the Barkhore Street. This is a famous local handmade crafts market. You can choose and buy some little present to your families,relatives and friends.

Note: As you may know, to protect the Potala Palace, there is a restriction of 2000 tourists everyday and only one-hour- sightseeing for each tourist. So we may do the converse tour as Jokhang Temple first in the morning and Potala Palace in the afternoon or may changed the schedule with Day 3 in the high season(From April to October)in Tibet. In the early morning and evening, hundreds or thousands of pilgrims or lacal religious people come to the Jokhang Temple and circle around the Barkhore Street. You will appreciate how consecrated the city is and how religious the people is!!!

Day 3     Destination: Lhasa city  
Place & Transport:   Lhasa City   & Bus
Today's Activities:     Lhasa City tours   

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Tibetan Museum 

Trip detail: We will begin our tour at Drepung Monastery which is used to be the most large monastery in Tibet where lodged more than 10000 monks at its summit in the morning.

After that, you will visit the Sera Monastery which is famous for its Buddhism scriptures debating in the afternoon. You will finish today's activity after visit the Tibetan Museum, the exhibition center of Tibetan traditional handicrafts. 

Note: Today is very easy. But you will experience how the Lama study the Buddhism scriptures and also touch the real life of local Tibetan people.

Day 4  Travel: LhasaNext Destination
Place & Transport:   Lhasa City   &  Depart Lhasa
Today's Activities:    Depart Lhasa  
Highlights: Depart Lhasa

Trip detail: Morning Airport or train station dropping off. End the trip.

Note: As for the recent restrictions policy, foreign tourists are required to book the return or leaving flight/train. Otherwise the TTB will not issue the Tibet Enter Permit.

Optional Namtso One Day tour in summer Season
Tour Itinerary
Trip detail: We will begin our heavenly Namtso Lake after breakfast bathing in the splendid sunglow. Namtso Lake is one of the most famous three holy lakes (the other two lakes are Yamdrok Lake and Lake Manasarovar). Namtso Lake is a mountain lake at the border between Damxung County of Lhasa Prefecture and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Namtso Lake is a beautiful paradise for photographers. On our way back lhasa,we will pass by Yampachen hot spring. If you would like, you can get there to have a swimming and wash off your tired.
Note: Namtso Lake is at an elevation of 4718m. So please make sure you get enough acclimatization of high altitude. If you will swim at Yampachen hot spring, 1-2 hour is enough because of short of oxygen.
Entrance fees of Namtso Lake is 120CNY, Yampachen 30CNY, hotspring bathing 98CNY.


1.The departure date means the day you arriving in Lhasa.
2.Our quote is based on twins bed room, if someone donot like to share a room with others, one should pay additional room supplement as below.

3.Price and online booking (Unit:CNY/pax) 

Type Adult (age 12+) Infant (age 0-2) Child (age 3-12) Schedule Online booking
April 2011 1700 400 550 16/Apr,26/Apr
May 2011 1700 400 550 06/May,16/May,26/May
June 2011 1700 400 550 05/Jun,15/Jun,25/Jun
July 2011 2150 400 550 04/Jul,10/Jul,20/Jul,30/Jul
Aug 2011 2150 400 550 04/Aug,14/Aug,24/Aug
Sep 2011 2150 400 550 03/Sep,13/Sep,23/Sep
Oct 2011 2150 400 550 03/Oct,13/Oct,23/Oct

  3 to 12 year-old child (not including 12 years old) only including Airport/Train station pick-up and send-off,Tibet permit, guide service.
The child under 2 years old is only including Tibet permit, guide service.
The child above 12 year old (including 12 year old) is charged as the adult.

Quotation(Exchange Rate: 1USD = 6.5RMB)

Departures Inexpensive Comfortable class Best available Luxurious
November to next April 15th
RMB ¥1596
April 16th to Jun 15th
RMB ¥1596
Jun 16th to July 15th;
September 1st to October 31st
RMB ¥1768
July 16th to August 31st
RMB ¥1983

1) Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and breakfast. The single supplement is from RMB 462 to RMB 613 per person due to different seasons and hotel categories.
2) The difference of different tour categories just because of the different accommodations. The accommodation of Inexpensive class is guesthouse or hostel, and 3-star standard hotels for comfortable class, 4 star standard hotels for best available class, the accommodation of luxurious class will be 5 star standard hotel.
3) The listed prices do NOT include transportation cost to and from Lhasa.
4) To make your tour much easier, a free of charge transfer service from airport to Lhasa at 3:20 pm and Lhasa to airport at 12:00 pm. So in order not to miss it, please book your flight accordingly or have your flight ticket handled through our assistance.
5) If you have your own flight time that may not make it to match our free of charge service, an individual/separate transport with extra charge would be provided.
6) If you take the train to/ from Lhasa, an individual/ separate transport with extra charge would be provided.

Price Includes:

1) 3 nights accommodations match different tour classes.
2. All the necessary Permits: including TTB, Tibet Entry permit and PSB, Aliens' Travel permit.
3. Breakfasts
4. Mini Van according to group size
5. Gas and parking fee of the vehicle
6. All transportation in Tibet between sightseeing places and free airport pick-up in high-season at 3:20 p.m. and drop off once at 12:00 p.m.
7. Experienced local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide
8. All sightseeing entrance fee mentioned in itinerary
9. Accident insurance for traveling
10. Government Tax
11. Oxygen
Delivery fee of Tibet Entry permit(only for FMS)

Price Excludes:

1) China visa, All air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
2) Accommodation & Services of non-Tibet parts;
3) Lunch and dinner, your guide will assist you to find the local comfortalbe restaurants.
4) Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
5) Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)

Are you going to join in this tour? Just send us e-mail, or just simply fill the online inquiry form.

4. Popular tourist site entrance fees for reference as below

Tourist Site

Tourist site (in Chinese)



Potala Palace



Jokhang Temple



Barkhor Street



Drepung Monastery



Sera Monastery



Norbulingka Park



Ganden Monastery



Namtso Lake



Off-season 50




Hotspring bathing 98

Yamdrok Lake



Palkhor Monastery



Tashilunpo Monastery



Sakya Monastery



Rongbuk Monastery









Samye Monastery



Basumtso Lake



Off-season 50

Giant Cypress Garden



6. Train Ticket

We can help you book the train ticket begins from the following cities:

Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xining, Lanzhou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi'an

For the departure date and price, please reference to the following Appendix. 
Notes in tours to Tibet:
1. People who have high blood pressure, heart disease or asthmatic, please be cautious on a tour into Tibet, especial the EBC(Everest Basic Camp)
2. Before entrance to Tibet, please consider about the required Tibet Permit.
3. To kill high altitude in Tibet,
a. Have more rest (no fiercely sports) before/during the first one or two days in Tibet.
b. Take some e medicine under the guidance of your doctor, such as Vitamin E/ C/B1/B6.
c. Better no smoking or drinking. Have more vegetables and fruits. Have more water.
d. Keep relax and pleasurable. Take High altitude a special experience.
4. In this highly political and religious place, respect comes first in communication with the local people.
5. July and August are rainy season in Tibet, please prepare something for this. Tibet is much drier with brighter sunshine. Sun glasses/cap, suntan lotion are necessities.
6. Hotel rooms in Tibet are smaller than those in other cities. We wish your kind understanding here.
7. Ask for permits or ask if you should pay before you take the pictures.

  2011 Seat-in coach Regular  Tibet's tour