Lhasa Cultural Tour

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    8 Days
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This Lhasa Cultural Tour offers an insightful exploration of cultural and historical sites within Lhasa. Lhasa, known as sunlight city is regarded as the hub of Tibet featuring an overwhelming array of the white and ochre fortress of Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Stupas, tombs, Tibetan Mandalas and other popular relics of Tibetan history. Potala Palace is considered a state museum, a popular tourist attraction, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also recently named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” by the television show Good Morning America and the newspaper USA Today.
Another important site to visit is Barkhor market where you can stroll around freely. You will see Tibetan arts and experience rich Tibetan culture & tradition. With so much to see & explore in Lhasa, this tour will indeed be a lifetime experience.
Lhasa Cultural Tour begins from Kathmandu with the Himalayan scenic flight to Gonggar airport in Lhasa. It offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest during the flight journey. This tour is perfect for those who have a short vacation but want to see the highlights of Lhasa. After the tour is over in Lhasa, we get back to Kathmandu by flight.
If you are interested in exploring Lhasa and other popular tourist attractions around in a very short time, why don’t you join in one of our regular departures? For more detail, you may contact us at info@trekhimalayan.com.np


  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you will enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to see the ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch.Then, you will visit the Patan museum. In the meantime, we will work out for visa issuance, checking necessary equipments and shopping for the trip. There will be a briefing on the day to day itinerary. It is very important that all Kailash bound travelers must attend the meeting. Overnight in hotel

  • Trek Himalayan airport representative transfers you to the Tribhuvan International airport for the flight to Lhasa on Air China. This trans- Himalayan flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (if weather permits). Upon arrival at Gonggar airport immigration and customs formalities need to be completed. Then, you will be received by a Tibetan guide and escorted to Lhasa city in two hours’ drive covering the 93 km. Upon arrival we check in at the pre-booked hotel, right in the heart of the old city.

  • Today you will start much-awaited sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Accompanying on your tour there will be a Tibetan/Chinese guide and interpreter. First you will visit the Sera Monastery; approximately 5km north of central Lhasa. It used to be one of Lhasa’s two great Gelugpa monasteries second only to Drepung. The monastery is interesting to visit particularly in the morning when the monastery is at its most active. The whitewashed walls and golden roofs along with several hundred monks, all make a fascinating visit. We will find time to have lunch in between tours and continue our sightseeing. Next attraction will be the Norbulingka Palace; the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. The park of the palace is most interesting to visit during festivals.

    Jokhang Temple is next in our touring list. It is the most revered religious site in Tibet Thick
    with the smell of yak butter, echoing with the murmur of mantras and bustling with awed
    pilgrims, the Jokhang is an unrivalled Tibetan experience..

    Barkhor Market is an area unrivalled in Tibet for its fascinating combination of sacred
    significance and push-and-shove market economics. This is both the spiritual heart of the Holy
    City and the main commercial district for Tibetans. Overnight in hotel

  • On this day you will visit the Potala Palace – Lhasa’s cardinal landmark. It is one of the great wonders of world architecture. As has been the case with centuries of pilgrims before you, the first sight of the fortress-like structure will be a magical moment that you will remember for a long time. It’s hard to peel eyes away from the palace. The Potala is a strucutre of massive proportions, an awe-inspiring place to visit. This used to be the palace of the Dalai Lama. An old palace used to be in this place since 5th or 6th century. The present palace, however, was constructed in the 17th century.
    Drepung Monastery which we visit next is another fascinating place. It was founded in the 14th century and once used to be the largest monastery in the world where a population of over 10,000 monks used to live. In recent times, the number is reduced to some hundreds. The place is still very interesting as it still preserves the originality. The remaining time will be free to explore Lhasa on your own. Overnight in

  • You will be transferred to Gongar airport for your flight to Kathmandu, where you’ll be met by Trek Himalayan representative and transfer you to hotel

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What is included


  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • 04 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis – Double Bed Room
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by  a City Guide (any foreign language speaking)
  • Tibet Entry Visa  fee (Passport will be collected upon arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Staff Expenses


  • 03 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Lhasa on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis – Double Bed Room
  • Monuments entrance fee while sightseeing in Lhasa
  • All Land Transportation
  • English speaking certified tour guide

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry/Re-Entry Visa
  • Single supplement in the hotel in Kathmandu/Tibet
  • Lunch and dinne in the Kathmandu & Tibet
  • Monument Entry Fee during the Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late departure (early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel / Medical/ Trip cancellation insurance and emergency rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
  • Any extra cost involved in case of political turmoil, cancellation of flight, illness, and natural disaster
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Tips for local city Guides/Driver/
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Lhasa Cultural Tour 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Tour Places: Katyhmandu and Lhasa
  • Trip Duration: 08 Days
  • Total days in Nepal: 04 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 04 Nights
  • Total days in Tibet: 03 Days
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation:4 Stars Hotels in Kathmandu/Tibet on BB basis- Double Bed Room
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Trek grade: Moderate
  • No. of Pax: From 2 & above
  • Meals during trip: Breakfast throughout.
  • Maximum elevation: 3,656  m / 11995 ft
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Porter Guidlines: According to IPPG (International Porter Protection Group) guidelines.

General Information

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