Capture the Spirit of Lhasa
4-Day Lhasa Highlights Private Tour
For many travelers, a Tibet tour is high on the bucket list. But some might worry that it is not an easy trip due to the long distances, high altitude, and complicated travel permits. Actually, we could make your Tibet tour as easy and comfortable as a regular weekend getaway.
On this 4-day Lhasa highlights tour you will not only visit the most spectacular sites in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and Jokhang Temple, but also delve deep into its history and experience local Tibetan people's lives with activities like a walking tour in the old quarter of Lhasa city.
An oxygen-infused hotel room, oxygen bottles available during your tour, restaurants selected for you with local features, and Tibet Entry Permits are also included.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Unlock Stories of the Mysterious Dalai Lamas in the Potala Palace
Step up to the highest palace in the world. Witness the architectural miracle containing the regal heritage of Tibet. Listen to stories of Dalai Lamas who lived in the palace. View the palace from the four best angles.
Watch Monks Debate and Take In Rock Thangka Views
Catch a unique study activity of Tibetan monks with a timely visit to Sera Monastery. A monk debate is unlikely to be seen in other monasteries. Explore the hill behind, which is usually unknown to tourists to enjoy the thangka on the big rocks and the monastery outlook.
Catch a Glimpse of the Daily Life of Local Tibetans on Barkhor Street
Visit a local market on Barkhor Street. Get an authentic impression of Tibetan life from their daily goods. Some of them might be beyond your imagination.
Be a Tibetan Nomad for One Day
Visit a Tibetan pasture near Lhasa city. Hike from a village where Tibetan nomads live in winter to their summer pasture. Experience horse riding, milking yaks, making butter, and printing prayer flags.
Enjoy a Cup of Tibetan Sweet Tea in a Less-Touristy Nunnery
Get away from the tourists and have a rest in a peaceful nunnery with lovely flowers.
Learn to Cook a Traditional Tibetan Meal
Learn from a Tibetan chef both about the local ingredients and making Tibetan dumplings with yak beef.
Why Choose Us
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What Our Customers Said
Lhasa Tibet Adventure
Coco helped us plan our ideal trip to recent trip Tibet. She was informative, patient, and helped us tailor the trip to our own needs. She made excellent suggestions and supported us with the permits, travel itinerary, and even flights. She is an incredible asset to the China Highlights Team! Our local guide Tenzin was also excellent and flexible with us each day. I was hit with some altitude sickness and Tenzin helped me get oxygen and medicine needed. He worked with us each day to help us eat local foods and recommended ideal times to visit sites to minimize wait times. We were able to see everything on our list and eat excellent food. Thank you Coco and Tenzin!more
Oct 2021, Samantha Jane
Spiritual connection brought me back to Potala
Potala Palace mesmerizes me with its charm since 1997 when I first laid eyes on a photograph hung onto a wall at a monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. From then on, I dreamt of visiting this place before I leave this world. The only thing that held me back choosing from my other favorite travel destinations that I travelled to in the past, is the fear of high altitude sickness and breathing difficulty. Once I step foot onto it, I felt a spiritual connection to this place. I climbed up to the top at the peak without any issue and gazed at Lhasa city from the top. It was a rare and wonderful experience.more
Jul 2020, paulinelyepohlinl
Lhasa - what a special place
Lhasa welcomed us with sunshine, but Sonem with an even brighter smile. It was a great pleasure to have him as guide - an exceedingly kind person. With his profound knowledge and experience, he gave us deep insights in the daily life of a Tibetan. The highlight of our stay was, of course, the visit of the Potala Palace, but we also wouldn’t have missed the discussion of the monks or the Yoghurt Festival. Thank you, Sonem, for the perfect organization.more
Sep 2019, S-T-Travelling
Top of the World!
From our welcome at the airport with the traditional Tibetan scarves to our departure 3 days later, out time in Lhasa was nothing short of fabulous! Our guide, Tenzin was exceptionally energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure our time was spent experiencing the many wonderful sites as well as learning about the history and culture of this exciting place. Potala palace is magnificent inside and out. Be sure to return to the nightly fountain show... the icing on the cake! The monasteries were very interesting and the location of many is breathtaking. We enjoyed Barkhor Street, especially at night when the lights create a serene atmosphere, a great contrast to the hustle and bustle during daylight. Outside the city, the drive to Yomdrok Lake is beautiful and the lake itself amazing. Stopping along the way to see the prayer flags flying in the wind left no doubt that you are in a special place. Thank you to China Highlights and their local partners, in particular our fabulous guide Tenzin for organizing and executing a most wonderful trip!more
Aug 2019, anaI39VU
Top of the World!
From our welcome at the airport with the traditional Tibetan scarves to our departure 3 days later, out time in Lhasa was nothing short of fabulous! Our guide, Tenzin was exceptionally energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure our time was spent experiencing the many wonderful sites as well as learning about the history and culture of this exciting place.Thank you to China Highlights and their local partners, in particular our fabulous guide Tenzin for organizing and executing a most wonderful trip!more
Aug 2019, anaI39VU
Great time with the Best Guide Norbu
I can’t say enough good things about China Highlights as they organized everything for us - the visa, guide and itinerary. When I asked for changes to make sure we saw the debates (none on sundays) they made the change. When my daughter was suffering from altitude sickness itinerary was adjusted to give her more time to recover. We had a fantastic guide - Norbu. His background was as interesting as Lhasa. While all of the guides we have had so far have had good English command, some are harder to understand than others making it hard work at times. Norbu’s English is embarrassingly good (as I have no capability in any other languages and am dependent on others learning English). He was very kind to my daughter while she was struggling. I highly recommend you ask for him as he will add to the enjoyment of your tripmore
Jul 2019, 913WorldTraveler
LHASA - TIBET WITH KELSANG FROM CHINA HIGHLIGHTS
KELSANG was our Guide Tour in LHASA - TIBET. His English was great and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Since he picked us up from the airport till we left LHASA, KELSANG had always a smile, showed us his heart and soul and accommodate all our needs. We had a great time with KELSANG! All places mentioned above are unique and very special! Our experience in Tibet was stunning and we will not forget it for the rest of our lives! We will highly recommend KELSANG as your local guide tour in TIBET and ask for ALISA when contacting China Highlights as she will organize your tours as no one else will! Believe me!more
Jun 2019, Fabian D
china highlights is well organized(Tibet and Beijing)
I could say so many wonderful things about China Highlights; they have great qualified, knowledgeable guides and drivers, they understand the flight in and out and work around it beautifully, the prices are good, and the correspondence is top notch. Bit tops I would say, is they are efficient and organized. It can be a little worrisome planning a trip to the other side of the world. My agent through the whole process was Coco and she couldn't have done better. She answered every question, before and during the trip.more
May 2019, Tim S
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Your local private driver and guide will be ready and waiting for you at Lhasa airport/train station. You will be transferred directly to your hotel.
Pilgrimage to the Potala Palace in the morning. Discover the unique construction technology for building the palace when you step up. Enter the white palace and red palace to see exquisite murals, decorated statues, and antiques. Listen to stories of the famous King of the Tubo Kingdom and the Dalai Lamas.
View the palace from four selected angles, which will allow you to fully enjoy the beauties of the palace.
Have a walking tour in the afternoon. Visit Jokhang Temple and explore Barkhor Street including its local market, admire traditional Tibetan architecture, and take afternoon tea in peaceful Ani Tsangkhung Nunnery, all the while getting to know the history of Lhasa and its people's daily life.
In the evening, learn to make a Tibetan dinner with a local chef's guidance in Tibetan Family Kitchen restaurant.
Enjoy a visit to Drepung Monastery, which is the biggest monastery devoted to Tibetan Buddhism. Learn about the biggest school of Tibetan Buddhism: the Gelug School.
In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery, comprising a great sutra-chanting hall, a college and 32 dormitories. Watch a monks'debate and enjoy their special "debating dance". Don't miss the colorful thangka-style murals on the rocks on the hill behind and the great panoramic view of Lhasa city from the monastery.
If your interest in Tibetan people's lives is more than lamaseries, and if you come between May and early October, you can choose to have a pasture day tour near Lhasa city. Hike from a nomads'village where Tibetans winter to their summer pasture. Try some rustic Tibetan food for lunch in a Tibetan nomad's tent. Experience horse riding, milking yaks, making butter, and printing prayer flags.
We will ensure your tour is finished off smoothly with an escorted Lhasa airport transfer.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.