LHASA TOURS: Explore the Holy City and Surroundings
Early Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s capital, Lhasa truly stands as the spiritual, economic and cultural heart of Tibet for over 1400 years. Averaging an elevation of 3658m, the historical Lhasa city lies peacefully in the fertile plain of Lhasa valley, with dazzling Lhasa River running from its northeast to southwest.
To the first-timers of Tibet, Lhasa is a realm of spirituality, inexplicably holy and mysterious. The first building that comes to your sight has got to be the imposing vista of Potala Palace, perched on Red Hill.
As you move closer to the downtown, esp. old district of Lhasa, you find the city is teeming with activities.
The local Tibetans, young and old, either prostrating or walking the kora around holy Jokahang Temple, and Potala Palace; old folks constantly mumbling Buddhist mantra while spinning their hand-held prayer wheels in clockwise fashion; locals mingling with international tourists sipping Tibetan sweet tea in the boisterous tea houses; street vendors and shop owners of lines of small boutiques touting exquisite souvenirs, jewelry and thangka paintings in bustling Barkhor bazaar; novice Tibetan monks debating vigorously with each other in Sera Monastery, etc.
Old and new, religious and secular find perfect blend in this ancient city. As you roam the old street of Lhasa and tour its prestigious Tibetan monasteries and holy lakes like Yamdrok Lake and Namtso Lake away from the city, your fantasy of exploring a dreamy religious world would be fully granted.
Lhasa Budget Small Group and Private Tour
To both first-timers and frequenters of Tibet, Lhasa and its surroundings have more well-known and little-known attractions for you to explore. We have handpicked top 14 itineraries, ranging from 4-day classic must-visit attractions in Lhasa city to 8-day off-the-beaten route for pro travelers. You will be able to enjoy the authentic experience of Lhasa in multiple ways.
For both budget travelers and tourists who long for a private tour with their friends and family, you will find one travel route that caters to your special taste.
Tour Route: Lhasa
This mind-blowing 4 days join in tour in Sunlight City Lhasa is handpicked and showers you the best of Lhasa, it starts with people just like you with same interests.
Price From Only US$415
Tour Route: Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Lhasa
This 6 days group tour not only showers you the best of the holy, venerable city of Lhasa, but also a chance to gaze at the magnificent Nam-tso with the life of nomad.
Price From Only US$695
Tour Route: Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa
Visit the Three Great monasteries (the Drepung Monastery, the Sera Monastery and the Ganden Monastery) in just one go!
Price From Only US$495
Tour Route: Lhasa
Best of Lhasa tour: this mind-blowing 4 days private tour is the perfect way for a taste of Lhasa's best in a short amount of time.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Drak Yerpa - Lhasa
This 5 days meditation tour will showers you with the best of Lhasa and also a fantastic day trip away for Dark Yerpa hermitage where has a palpable sense of power.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Ganden
After fully exploring the essences of Lhasa, there is a fascinating kora around Ganden Monastery with its stupendous views of the surrounding Kyi-chu Valley.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Samye Monastery - Lhasa
After fully exploring Lhasa, this tour will give you a chance soak up the fabulous location and spectacular circular complex of Samye, Tibet's first monastery.
Tour Route: Lhasa
This Tibetan life discovery tour will take you deep into the heart of the ancient civilization of Tibet, and shows you the daily life and practices of a Tibetan.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Dachen Valley - Lhasa
The special experience of this Dechen Valley horse trekking tour offers you an excellent opportunity to share a snapshot of the lifestyles of the rural Tibetans.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Drigung Til - Lhasa
This tour will showers you with the best of Lhasa plus the off-the-beaten path odyssey to Drigung Til Monastery with a glance at the most famous sky burial site.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Reting - Drigung Til - Lhasa
This is a circuit trip that explores the enchanting and relatively untouched valleys north of Lhasa include Terdrom, Drigung Til & Reting plus Lake Nam-tso.
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