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3-Night Lhasa City Small Group Tour provided by Tibet Vista

3-Night Lhasa City Small Group Tour

3-Night Lhasa City Small Group Tour
4.5
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$480.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
About
This tour covers all three world heritage sites, like the winter palace of the Dalai lama - Potala Palace, most important temple of Tibetan Buddhism - Jokhang Temple, and its surroundings - Barkhor street . You’ll visit Lhasa’s great religious institutions of Sera and Drepung. Watch the monks debate their religious interpretations and enjoy 3 nights of accommodations with this package.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7462P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • 3-night accommodations at a 4-star or 3-star hotel (Option)
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Entrance fee of tourist sites
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
Exclusions
  • Single-supplement if you are a single traveler (when there is no another traveller to share twin room with you)
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, 7WR2+2CX, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China Tourists will be picked up from Lhasa airport or Lhasa railway station on Day 1. Airport pickup time from airport: 10:00, 13:30, 17:00 Airport seeoff time from hotel: 06:30, 08:00, 12:00 On Day 2 to Day 4, tourists will be picked up from hotel.
  • Lhasa Railway Station, Doilungdêqên District, Lhasa, China
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
  • Please Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
  • You will be given your contact information on your confirmation voucher which you will receive after your booking, so that you can send your passport and Chinese visa to tour supplier.
  • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the traveling period
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • 3-night accommodations at a 4-star or 3-star hotel (Option)
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Entrance fee of tourist sites
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
Exclusions
  • Single-supplement if you are a single traveler (when there is no another traveller to share twin room with you)
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
Departure details
  • Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, 7WR2+2CX, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China Tourists will be picked up from Lhasa airport or Lhasa railway station on Day 1. Airport pickup time from airport: 10:00, 13:30, 17:00 Airport seeoff time from hotel: 06:30, 08:00, 12:00 On Day 2 to Day 4, tourists will be picked up from hotel.
  • Lhasa Railway Station, Doilungdêqên District, Lhasa, China
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China. Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
  • Please Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country.
  • You will be given your contact information on your confirmation voucher which you will receive after your booking, so that you can send your passport and Chinese visa to tour supplier.
  • A valid passport and China L Visa used to apply for Tibet Permit are required on the traveling period
  • Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Arrival in Lhasa.
Day 2
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple...
Day 3
Drepung Monastery and Sera...
Day 4
Depart from Lhasa (B)
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Ted U
Stockholm, Sweden204 contributions
Had a great trip in Lhasa with Tibet Vista
Sep 2021
I did the Lhasa city tour with Tibet Vista and loved the experience. The time was short but it was jam packed with attractions. Our guide, Jinmei, was very knowledgeable on Tibetan culture, history, and religion. He gave interesting and educational commentary at every attraction we went to. There wasn't any forced shopping, and the restaurants we went to had very authentic Tibetan food. The driver was professional and the rides were comfortable. Tibet Vista is a very reputable and professional company and they made my trip as seamless as they could.
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JennaFletcher
Adana, Turkey89 contributions
Got the job done
Oct 2019
Pros: 1) They were very responsive and helpful before the trip. I was able to make adjustments to our plan (after I messed up our plane tickets). 2) We were in Nepal over a holiday and also had limited time to work with the company for our Tibet Visa. I was also very nervous about handing over my passport while traveling and not having it with me around Nepal. The company followed through on everything they said. A representative met us at our hotel on a Sunday morning during a holiday to collect our paperwork. The company kept in touch with me while in country during the visa process. Our passports and visa were ready to pick up when and where agreed. 3) Payment was not a big thing. Obviously we paid for our trip but only had to pay a deposit up front. We paid for the visas once in Nepal and didn’t pay the balance of our trip until we were in Tibet. This always makes me feel better.
We were picked up in Tibet at the airport as promised and taken to our hotel. 4)
Our tour groups were small.
Cons: 1) We had a different tour guide every day. This led to last minute changes in schedules that did not reflect our agreed to itinerary, the guide often not knowing who did what the day before or who was with who, and a repeat of information. Two of our three guides were often on their cell phones and did not provide particularly good tours. 2) When the schedules were changed, none of the guides provided that information in advance so the group could make the appropriate changes. As an example, one day we didn’t have lunch and we walked to the first several sights but were not told this until after we had left for the day. 3) The tour days were very short, about 9 am to 3 or 4 pm, without any advice or guidance on other things to do or go (even when asked). 4) Our hotel was a large industrial tour hotel. It was so chilly I slept in my sleeping bag and the breakfast was the worst I have ever had – EVER.

Overall assessment: Our travel documents were in order, we got in and out of Tibet and we were able to see Potala Palace – which were the most important things. Everything before we arrived in Tibet was outstanding. Once in Tibet the organization and guides were mediocre at best.
Written December 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dnb703
Arlington, VA3 contributions
Yak Meat, Butter Tea and Debating Monks: A Truly Memorable Family Adventure!
Jul 2019 • Family
Traveling with our two adult sons, we opted for the private small group tour that could accommodate our timing. Between us, we held four different kinds of visas; Lycoris and her Tibet Vista colleagues were helpful and encouraging throughout the cumbersome travel permit process. They promised the permits would come through, and they did...four days before our trip to Lhasa was to begin! Our guide Norbu and driver (Gongga?) met us at the airport and were wonderful, from the first lovely greeting with water and ceremonial white scarves to the final hugs goodbye. We did the standard Lhasa itinerary, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera monasteries, with various sights around town thrown in for good measure. Norbu is warm, wise, timely and attentive. We couldn't have hoped for a better guide. He has a deep knowledge of his Tibetan culture and was eager to share it with us. He was also a very good sport about our endless questions and made wonderful recommendations about how we might use our "spare time" when we weren't on the official itinerary. We leapt at every opportunity to eat in small Tibetan spots, chatting up the locals who were delighted with our VERY rudimentary efforts to speak some Tibetan and happy to have visitors. All four of us came away with a deep appreciation for the people and the place. Truly a remarkable visit. Thank you, Tibet Vista and especially Norbu, for making it come alive for us!
Written July 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JennyHighlife
New York City, NY14 contributions
These guys are the best!
May 2019 • Friends
I was part of a custom tour that included this itinerary, plus some daytrips from Lhasa to different monasteries, and travels to Shigatse and Gyantse. My group was with these guys for 11 days, traveling all over on three buses. The guide for my bus, Lotse, was so wonderful. He spoke great English, he was super knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and also funny and fun. Our driver, Kalsang, didn't say too much (no English), but he had a good sense of humor. I loved the other two guides and drivers that were part of our tour, also. Honestly, I couldn't imagine ever going around Tibet without these guys! By the end we felt like family and we were all very sad to say goodbye. Don't hesitate to book any tour with Tibet Vista.
Written June 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mystery Shopper sg
Singapore5 contributions
Excellent Tour Guide - Jamyang Tsering
May 2019 • Solo
So happy to be assigned to Jamyang Tsering as my tour guide in Lhasa. He is very friendly and patient. Always accommodating to my needs and takes good care of me. Also kudos to the driver, Nobu, who is professional. Thank you
Written May 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Justin H
Pueblo, CO61 contributions
Tibet Vista made my dream a reality.
May 2019 • Solo
If, like me, you've dreamed of visiting Tibet but you were a bit overwhelmed by the strict requirements for entering/touring Tibet as a foreigner then I highly recommend Tibet Vista. They made everything easy for me.

First, they created a custom itinerary that met my individual requirements. They were very flexible and provided first a lower-cost itinerary but then made adjustments to ensure I was comfortable with the transportation transfers.

Second, they never missed a single meeting point. I always felt comfortable as I moved through my itinerary because they always communicated in advance who I would meet with their phone number and any relevant details. I wasn't put in any awkward positions where I had to figure out how to get from A to B on my own.

Third, all of my guides were outstanding. William for Beijing, Steven for the Great Wall, Joanna for Xi'an, and especially Tenzin for Lhasa. They all went out of their way to be sure I had a great experience.

Fourth, hotel accommodations exceeded my expectations. Always very comfortable and fully equipped rooms with helpful front desk staff willing to help and almost always in English.

If your dream is to visit Tibet and you also want to see China and/or the Himalayan region along the way, Tibet Vista will come through for you. I would use their services again in a heartbeat.
Written May 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lorenzo B
Mexico City, Mexico3 contributions
Wonderful experience
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I from Mexico had a memorable experience with Tibet Lhasa tours. Our guide tsedon aka Serena was exceptional. Her in-depth knowledge of the Tibetan culture and religion opened the Tibetan world to us.
I highly recommend this tour.
Written May 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lillian W
Xi'an, China10 contributions
Wonderful time in Lhasa!
May 2019 • Couples
Tibet Vista made sure everything worked perfectly—from the airport transfers to the two days visiting monasteries in Lhasa. Serena was our guide and she was an excellent tour guide. She has an in-depth knowledge of all that she showed us and was very good at answering our questions. She has a fun sense of humor and was eager to be helpful when a member of our group was suffering with altitude sickness. I highly recommended Tibet Vista and Serena!
Written May 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AspergeBoone
Ghent4 contributions
Super visit of Lhasa !
Apr 2019 • Couples
Excellent trustworthy organisation.
Very nice guide with a lot of knowledge of local surroundings and culture and very good command of English.
Thank you Dechen for the nice time

Johan & Annemie
Written May 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gary K
Plant City, FL3 contributions
Tibet
May 2019 • Friends
Lahdup was a great guide. Very humble knowledgeable and helpful. I would love to come back and do the base camp tour with him.
Written May 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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3-Night Lhasa City Small Group Tour cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book 3-Night Lhasa City Small Group Tour on Tripadvisor