Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Located at the foot of Mt. Gephel, Lhasa altitude is 3,490m and the air contains only 68% of oxygen compared to sea level. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama, and the location of the Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace. In Tibetan Buddhism the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet. For this tour, you will see most sights seeing and temples in Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Ganden Monastery, etc. You can choose either the private tour or group tour.


  • Private tour or group tour by your preference;

  • Ensures a personal experience hassle-free pickup and drop-off in Lhasa;

  • Get insights into local history and culture from your guide;


Day 1Arrival Day in Lhasa, Rest in the Hotel for Acclimatization  

Attraction: Local Tea House Experience

Arrival at Lhasa, you will be meet at Gongar airport and transferred to the hotel for some good rest and acclimatization.

Day 2Lhasa Sightseeing

Attraction: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Lhasa

Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must as it is the largest monastery of its type in the world and the highest elevation palace of the world, which the altitude is up to 3700 meters. Then move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding of Jokang Monastery is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.

Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell. 

The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The palace which consists of the Red Palace, the White Palace and some attached buildings was a complex of political and religious function. Now it is a huge treasure house for materials and articles of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts. 

Located at the center of the old Lhasa, Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here.

Barkhor Street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction. 

Day 3Lhasa to Drak Yerba Hermitage

Attraction: Hiking experience in the Yerba Hermitage, Ganden Monastery 

In Morning drive to Drak Yerba, you will drive through typically Tibetan villages and Yerba Hill. After one hour drive you will arrive in Dark Yerba and you can slowly visiting to all the ancient hermitage and Chapels. After visiting all the important sightseeing, you will drive  to Ganden Monastery continue to visit Ganden Monastery.

Day 4Hiking from Pabong Kha Monastery to Chupsang Nunnery ( 3900m) Hiking duration 2.5hrs

Attraction: Pabongkha Temple, Hiking from Pabongkha to Chupsang Nunnery, Sera Monastery

In the Morning, you will drive ahead to Pabongkha Temple visit all the chapels . After that, you will begins at historical Pabongkha Temple and climb through the hills for a tranquil and scenic walk. You will see prayer flags hung from the hills and visit a small nunnery tucked away in to the mountainside. After that, will hike down to the other direction of the mountain, arrive at the another Nunnery at base of the Mountain. You will visit to Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. The hot attraction is monk debate at around 3 - 5pm in the afternoon. 

Day 5End Up Your Memorable Trip ( Good Bye Tibet )

Departure Lhasa to the airport.

Please note: Tibet is not a relaxing holiday destination, but if temples, religion and ancient culture are your things, you will find Tibet is just the place for you after these days visit. Now, it is time to say goodbye.

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  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees

  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above


  • Accommodations

  • Meals

  • Gratuity to the guide and driver

  • Personal costs

Trip Notes

  • When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting.

  • No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

  • It is a moderate hike in the mountain area, a pair of comfortable walking shoes is necessary.