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Lhasa Explore

Key Points

  • Activity: Short Tour
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Destinations: Tibet
Trip Overview

Visit the amazing attractions in Lhasa to explore inside out of how incredible this city is. A spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhist people, Lhasa has incredible ancient Buddhist monasteries. The capital city of Tibet, Lhasa has historical and spiritual importance which is eloquently expressed in the atmosphere here.

This 4 nights 5 days tour of Lhasa city will take you to explore some of the important ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Potala Palace the residence of the Dalai Lama, incredible local market places, etc. to give you some insight about Tibetan history, culture, lifestyle, and Buddhism.  Explore and experience the awesomeness of Lhasa just in a few days.


You will be picked up by our representative on your arrival at Lhasa airport. If you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal, the flight should bring you some of the spectacular sights of the Himalayan ranges as you fly over and past those mighty snow-capped peaks. You will be driven to a hotel in Lhasa city on the bank of River Kyichu. Check into the hotel and you will have a free afternoon to relax and prepare for the amazing tours to come. You will need this day rest to adjust yourself with the elevation gain so take it easy today. Overnight in Hotel.
We will go for a sightseeing tour today after breakfast. The tour will take us to visit and explore the grandeur of Potala Palace. The residence of the Dalai Lama will leave us stunned with the magnificence in architecture and spiritual aura it spreads around. We will then visit Norbulingka, Treasure Park, which is the biggest man-made park in Tibet. After spending some amazing moments in the park, we will return back to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
The tour today is a spiritual tour as we will be visiting different historic and grand monasteries in Lhasa. We will visit some of the most beautiful and important monasteries in Lhasa today which includes the Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple. Sera Monastery lies about 5 kilometers north to the Lhasa city which once was the residence of more than 5,000 monks. Another important monastery, Jokhang Temple, lies in Old Lhasa. This is a historically important monastery where the most important religious treasures in Tibet are kept. The monastery also has a golden statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. After visiting these two important monasteries, we will go to explore and experience local social life of Barkhor Market. After the sightseeing, we return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight in Hotel.
We will take breakfast and proceed to visit the Tibetan Medical Institute to see and learn about the traditional Tibetan Medical science. We will have some idea of how the traditional Tibetan medical system works. We will have a free afternoon to explore market places to do some souvenir shopping if we like to. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
We will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

What is Included?

    • Airport Pick up and Drop.
    • Nepal 3 star standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
    • Tea House Accommodation.
    • All meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner).
    • Accommodation as per program in Tibet on a guest house
    • All food in Tibet.
    • Fly ticket of Kathmandu – Lhasa
    • Tibet Visa and Permit.
    • Private transportation pick up you from Nepal Tibet border to Kathmandu
    • An English speaking government license holder Tibetan guide
    • Emergency evacuation management
    • All service charge and government tax 

What is Excluded?

    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Airfares from Home to Kathmandu to Home.
    • Airport tax
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel insurance
    • Rescue and emergency cost
    • Additional jeep driving
    • Bar bills
    • Personal yak and horse riding
    • Personal equipment, Insurance, Medical expenses, Emergency evacuation, and Tipping
    • Tips and gratitude to staff and driver

Equipment Checklist

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. That equipment can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu. 



You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly:

  1. Passport with Photocopies, Photographs, Identity card, Dairy for addresses, contacts, small notes, etc.
  2. Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Books etc.
  3. Airline/Railway tickets/Vouchers.
  4. Any other document for the personal purpose


  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack 
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required). 
  5. Flash liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand washes liquids.
  9. Lip guard. 
  10. Sunblock cream. 
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat.  
  2. Glacier glasses
  3. Head torch. 
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional) 



  1. Hand gloves (1 light pair and 1 warm pair)

Core Body


  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top.
  3. Light jacket and vest.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts and warm shirts.

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2. Lightweight and warm long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.


Thin and thick socks.

Trekking boots, light shoes, and sandal. 

Trekking Gaiters.


Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. Blister treatments such as moleskin, hand plasts Band-Aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. 


  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. Bandanas.
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweights 
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.


The itinerary we have made is based on our experience of trek arrangement. We have tried to avoid motorways as much as possible. During the trip, you have options to take a drive or flight, according to the availability at the beginning or concluding. According to your interests, the itinerary can be customized. We also operate trekking without sightseeing and hotel arrangements. 

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