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Lhasa Tour

Destination

Tibet

Duration

4 Days
altitude

Max. Altitude

12007 ft. / 3660 m.

Accommodation

Hotel

Best Season

April to December

Group Size

Private tour

Transportation

Flight / Private Vehicle

Grade

Easy
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Overview

Lhasa Sightseeing Tour takes us to the most alluring destinations of Tibet. Tibet is the forbidden land famous for ancient religion, pristine culture and amazing arts and artifacts. Tibet nestles at the average elevation of around 4000m in the almost never ending Tibetan Plateau. The Lhasa Sightseeing Tour thus is a combination of the ancient cultural experience with the view of the magnificent arid landscapes and the giant Himalayan Peaks.

 

Commencing our flight from Kathmandu, the city of Temples we land at Lhasa, the central hub of Tibet. Our days will be decorated by the visit to various ancient and culturally rich sites in Lhasa. We visit Potala Palace whose history goes back to the regime of Songtsan Gampo in 7th century. It was reconstructed as the palace by Dalai Lama the 5th in 17th century. Other destinations are Sera and Drepung monasteries which are Tibet’s great monastic universities, Jokhang Temple is the central cathedral, bustling Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace which is the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama. During your visit you will experience the world insignificantly affected by the 21st century, in the beautiful settings of magnificent natural landscapes.

Tibet Visa and Travel Permit Information

All foreigners other than Chinese and Tibetan need to obtain Tibet visa and travel permit to enter the Tibet. Tibet travel permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. Tourist cannot apply their travel permit themselves. Tibet Bureau only accept application from registered travel agencies like Global Holidays Adventure. Tibet permit or visa comes in paper, not in your passport.

 

(Note: It is very important that Tibet Travel permit and Tibet Visa is different. You can’t enter the Tibet just with Chinese Visa. Before entering Tibet you should obtain Tibet Travel permit.)

Require document for Tibet visa /Permit

  • At least six month valid clear scan copy of your passport.
  • Chinese visa copy by email (For those travelers who are entering Tibet from mainland China)
  • You have to fill up a form Chinese Embassy Kathmandu with your latest passport size of a picture. For those who are Travelling from Nepal. Global Holidays Adventure will manage it).
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau takes one week time to approve the travel Permit. Sometime it take more than a week so applying your Tibet permit before 15 days Is safe way.


Diplomats Passport holders, Journalists, Professional media photographer and government officials are Not able to issue their Tibet Travel permit through normal travel agencies. They are only able to get under the arrangement of Foreign Affairs.

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Itinerary

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Day
1
Arrival at Lhasa (3660 meters).
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You will be received by your Tibetan guide at Gonggar Airport. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3660 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Day
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Guided city tours in Lhasa (3660 meters).
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Once you finish your delicious breakfast, you straightaway make arrangements for your sightseeing tour. Your experienced guide accompanies you to the famous monasteries of Tibet. On your awe-inspiring visit to Sera Monastery, you are introduced to the important aspects of Buddhism. After lunch, you once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations as you pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor Markets is another major highlight of the day. Finally, you head back to your hotel for relaxation and refreshments. 

Day
3
Guided City tour around Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery (3660 meters).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today you get more acquainted with the mystiques of Lhasa. In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to view majestic Potala Palace towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration. Later in the noon after lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery. You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After this religious journey, you eventually return to your hotel for delicious dinner and well-eared peaceful sleep.

Day
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Final Departure from Lhasa.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
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Today, This is your last moments in Tibet, after breakfast you will drive 2 hours to Gonggar Airport, then you will have 1 hour wonderful flight to Kathmandu or your own destination.

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Inclusions

  • Airport pick up and drop as per the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Tibet Visa Fee.
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit.
  • 3 Nights hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Lhasa.
  • Daily breakfast at same staying hotel.
  • Private Transportation by jeep/van in Tibet.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary in Tibet.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • All the Government and local taxes.
Excludes
  • International flight cost.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Tibet.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips.
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FAQs

What is Tibet known for?
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Tibet is home to some of the world's tallest mountains, several of them making it to the top ten lists. Furthermore, some of the major rivers of Asia have their source in the Tibetan plateau. With its vast grasslands, high mountains and alpine lakes, Tibet is surely a dream destination for tourists, climbers, trekkers and for adventure travelers. 

How do I get Tibet Visa?
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To obtain the Tibet visa if you are travelling from Nepal, We Global Holidays Adventure apply your Tibet visa at least ten days in advance with all your passport details and PP size photos. With passport and itinerary details visa will be stamped before your departure to Tibet. Most of the Tibet visa will be done in group wise minimum of 2-5 pax with 2 sheets of papers with name list and passport details where visa will stamped one entry and other final departure from Tibet. 

How long does it take to get Tibet Visa?
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It can take about a week to three days in urgent cases.

Is it possible to obtain Tibet Visa/Permit with tour package?
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Yes, it is possible. We obtain your visa with your tour package.

Can I Travel Tibet Independently?
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Yes, you can but it is quite expensive to acquire for a single person.

How can i get Travel permit while traveling from China?
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You can get Tibet travel permit through a proper agent from mainland China or with Global Holidays Adventure reliable and swift services, where you have to inform us before you enter into China.

Is there any Age-bar to get Tibet Visa ?
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So far there is no age-bar to get Tibet Visa, any one from child to elder can apply Tibet Visa.

What are the necessary documents to apply Tibet Visa?
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Full passport details and information with passport size photos and purpose of travel.

What is Tibet known for?
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Tibet is home to some of the world's tallest mountains, several of them making it to the top ten lists. Furthermore, some of the major rivers of Asia have their source in the Tibetan plateau. With its vast grasslands, high mountains and alpine lakes, Tibet is surely a dream destination for tourists, climbers, trekkers and for adventure travelers. 

Do I have Airport pickup facilities?
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Definitely! Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides airport pick up facilities for those customers who have booked private tour for any of our packages. We don't charge any money for the service.

Can I organize a Tibet visa myself? Can I travel alone in Tibet?
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Unfortunately, due to China's very strict tourism policy for Tibet, it is not possible for you to get a visa by yourself and it is not possible to travel in Tibet on your own. As an authorized travel company like Global Holidays Adventure will organize everything; visa, permit to enter and all other paperwork.

When is the best time to visit Tibet?
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The Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. Tibet's climate is favorable to travel from April to the beginning of November, and most ideal in August and September. However, Lhasa's climate is more clement than the rest of Tibet, and is suitable to travel year-round. The sun radiation in Tibet is extremely strong. It's not for nothing that Lhasa is called the Sunlight City. The months of May, June and September are the primary tourist season in eastern Tibet.

What do you suggest to include in clothing list if we travel to Tibet?
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We suggest traveler to include casual attire and layered clothing in their packing list. In the day time you may need just T-shirt or cotton shirt (short and long sleeved). Usually a jacket also, but at night you may need a coat because temperature decreases dramatically. Down coat will be very effective if you wish to go further than Lhasa and Shigatse to the remote areas like the Mount Everest Camp or further to Mt.Kailash. Sun glasses, sun blocking cream and lip protector, moisture cream, warm cotton trousers, thermal underwear (top and bottom), warm woolen hat and gloves , sandals , towel , sleeping bag (for camping/trekking) , rain jacket , camera will be very helpful if you include them in your packing list. 

What currency do I have to use in Tibet?
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The unit of currency is Chinese Yuan. The Bank of China can exchange all foreign currencies. The banks in Tibet/China are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Travelers Cheques and credit cards are very difficult to be cashed outside the banks especially outside Lhasa.

Are there ATMs counters in Tibet?
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ATM facilities are easily available in Lhasa and Shigatse; however, it may be difficult to find one in other smaller towns or in remote places.

What kinds of vehicles are available for getting around Tibet?
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In Lhasa, there are many options for getting around, such as taxis, busses, minibuses, pedicabs and jeeps. There are also cars and bikes for rent. In more remote areas, the road conditions are not very well developed, traveling by taxi and bus difficult if not impossible. In such cases, minibuses and jeeps are the only option.

How bad is Altitude Sickness in Tibet, and what can I do to avoid, or treat it?
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Known as the Roof of the World, Tibet is one of the highest places on earth. Due to Tibet's high altitudes, many visitors from low-altitude areas may suffer from altitude sickness. Most people suffer minor effects of altitude sickness only, which include headache, loss of appetite, and a tendency to have no energy until their bodies adjust to the high terrain. This adjustment can take anywhere from a few hours, and in rare cases, a few days. If visitors do some simple preparations before going to Tibet, most of the symptoms of altitude sickness can be avoided. Being healthy and in good shape before you arrive in Tibet will help greatly. It is also recommended that you talk to your local physician about AMS pills to help combat altitude sickness. Once arriving in Tibet, walk slowly and take deep breaths. Your tour guide will be there to offer help and suggestions.

What vaccination is recommended to Tibet traveler?
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Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B are some of the vaccines advised to all travelers who are planning to visit Tibet. Yellow fever vaccines are recommended for those who are coming from Yellow-fever-infected country like Africa or the Americas otherwise it isn’t required or recommended. But the best would be if you consult your doctor or physician prior planning your tour.

Will there be problems with the language barrier?
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Visitors to Tibet do not need to worry about the language barrier at all. Each visitor will have an English-speaking tour guide, and most of the front desk staffs in the big hotels can communicate in English. The main languages used in Tibet are Chinese, Tibetan, English and Nepali. If you are a solo traveler, you will get pretty more people who can speak these languages in Tibet's most popular tourist spots.

Do I Travel with Tibetan Guide in Tibet ?
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All Travel within Tibet we use native Tibetan guide who knows much more information of Tibet and take care of you.

What is the electricity supply in Tibet and what plugs are used?
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Generally, the electricity supply in Tibet is 220V, 50HZ. If you have a plan in future to travel in Tibet and wish to bring some electrical devices with you for basic use then keep in mind that transformer is very essential. Tibet hotels bathrooms have the access of 220V and 110V electrical devices power. But, in the guest room normally only 220V electrical sockets are available. 

Is there internet access in Tibet for foreign traveler?
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Definitely there is internet access for foreign traveler in Tibet but only on limited areas like Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang where some café provides internet facilities. In addition, hotels in some city like Lhasa and Shigatse also provide internet facility to their customers.

What type and standard of accommodation will I encounter?
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In most of the cities and towns, hotels and guest houses are available. Lhasa accommodation ranges from the simple guest houses to five star hotels. Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsedang offers up to three star hotels. Moreover, now few government alliance classical grand hotels are also being operated in the big cities. While in other smaller or remote areas, accommodation is available mainly in guest houses and they are very simple. 

Are the streets in Tibet safe?
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Generally, it is quiet safe in Tibet. Almost all Tibetans are devout Buddhists who believe that good deeds will gain advantages in their next lives and crimes are also very rare in this region. But tourists need pay attention to dogs that are free to move everywhere. So you need to take care while you are travelling alone in the night time. We strongly recommend foreign traveler not to walk in the night time.

What is the time Zone of Tibet?
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Despite being the large landscape time zone of all the state of china is measured from Beijing, which is 8 hours ahead of GMT standard time zone. Now, we are clear that Tibetan time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). And it is 2 hours and 15 minute ahead of Nepalese standard time and 2 hour and 30 minute ahead of Indian standard time.

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