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    Quick Lhasa City Budget Tour - <span class="font-light">4 days</span>
    • DestinationTibet
    • Durations4 days
    • Trip DifficultyModerate
    • ActivitiesTour
    • AccommodationHotel/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast
    • VehicleDrive and Flight
    • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax

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    Trip Overview

    Trip Highlights

    • The cultural sightseeing in Lhasa
    • The Potala palace, Norbulingka, and Tibet Museum
    • Explore the local market on Barkhor street
    • Get the artistic pleasure of exploring the wonderfully crafted monasteries

    Quick Lhasa City Budget Tour draws you to the spiritual land of Tibet, which preserves the most elegant lively world heritage sites. It is a city of multiple colors that changes frequently as Kameleon. Lhasa City, the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, has diverse attractions to make your holidays wonderfully exclusive. The monasteries, historical palaces, temples, and surprising landscapes offer magnificent memories of your trip to the Lhasa city tour.  

    Lhasa city is a culturally brilliant city to explore. Some of the world heritage sites of this ancient city include the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor market, and the surroundings. The whole area is loaded with different types of unique arts and architecture from the Dynasty time to the present renovation, from typical Tibetan craftsmanship to the mixed architectural styles of various countries. Nepal Kameleon Holidays offers the Lhasa City Budget Tour to let you explore all these sites in a short duration at an affordable price. The city itself is a museum and we organize this memorable tour to Lhasa that widens your understanding of the Tibetan arts, architecture, and Buddhism that has flourished all over the world. Please, feel free to contact us for the quick Lhasa budget tour and all the tours over Tibet, including your customized itinerary.  


    • Day 01

      Arrival at Lhasa (3670m).

      This is the arrival day at Lhasa. You can fly from Kathmandu over the breathtaking Himalayas. Lhasa is the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Then transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. (D,A)

    • Day 02

      Lhasa Sightseeing. Visit the Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum.

      Good morning in Lhasa. Welcome to this culturally loaded city with ancient heritages to see and explore.

      Visit the Potala Palace

      The Potala Palace in Lhasa was an abode of the Dalai Lama, which continued up to the 14th reincarnation. After the exile of the Dalai Lama, it turned out to be the museum site that's listed as the UNESCO world heritage site. It covers an area of 1300 ft/1000 ft. it has got a large series of staircases that leads you to the top of the rock, above which the palace has been built.

      There are two palaces, differentiated by the red and white colors. The Red Palace is taken as a significant site. The white palace is used for official purposes. It is heavily decorated with jewelry and carving of stone and wood.

      • Tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas.
      • Fifth Dalai Lama’s 50-foot stupa.
      • Golden tomb-stupa of the last Dalai Lama.
      • Libraries and Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.
      • Saint's Chapel

      Visit the Norbulingka Palace

      The awesome site- Norbulingka palace is the largest man-made garden in Tibet. It is located close to the Potala palace, just 2.5 km away, which is translated as the park of treasure. When the Dalai Lamas were in Tibet, they used Norbulingka as their summer shelter. It has been included in the world heritage site. It covers 360,000 square meters. Norbulingka is divided into three categories- the forest area, the palace area, and the area in front of the palace. In the palace, you can explore ancient arts, crafts, Thangkas, statues, and paintings. This offers a sense of heavenly pleasure while visiting around, totally the tranquil zone in the holy highland of Tibet.

      Three palaces in Norbulingka include

      1. Kelsang Potrang- During the 7th Dalai Lama.

      2. Tyokyil Potrang- During the 8th Dalai Lama.

      3. Takten Migyur Potrang- during the 14th Dalai Lama.

      Note: Shoton festival is a famous festival celebrated in July in Norbulingka.

      Visit the Tibet Museum

      The Tibet Museum is located southeast of Lhasa city, below the Potala palace, which is the perfect craftsmanship of the Tibetan style. The museum covers 23,508 square meters and another large area is the exhibition area, built-in 1999. It is the official museum that brings the cultural history of Tibet. It is richly decorated with interior designs, such as Tibetan doors and beams.

      The history of Tibetan natural resources and geography.

      Explore the folk culture and customs.

      See the ancient cultural collections.

      Various forms of Buddha statues. 

    • Day 03

      Lhasa Sightseeing: Visit the Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.

      Welcome for the second day's visit to Lhasa city. Go on exploring the cultural jewels.

      Visit the Sera Monastery

      Sera Monastery is located just 2 km north of Lhasa, below Tatipu hill. This is one of the significant monasteries among the three, including the Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery. It was built in 1914, covering 28 acres. It was picturesquely surrounded by roses during the time it was built. It holds 19 hermitages and 4 nunneries. There are some popular sections, including Coqen Hall- 1710 AD, consisting of 5 chapels, Zhacang- Buddhist College 1419 AD, consisting of three zhacangs, and Kamcun- dormitories.

      Note: the popular festival in Sera monastery is the Sera Bengqin Festival, held in the month of December. Want to book the Sera Bengqin Festival tour? Please, contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays.

      Visit the Drepung Monastery

      Drepung Monastery is a great monastery in three lists. Others include the Ganden and Sera Monastery. It is located at Mt. Gambo Utse, which is on the western side of Lhasa city, about 5 km away. It was once claimed to be the largest monastery in the world. It was built in 1416, covering an area of 250,000 square meters. The courtyard sites are always chosen near Zhacang and various trees are grown. It is wonderfully constructed in the form of caves and temples with white pagodas.

      Visit the Jokhang Temple/Monastery

      The Jokhang temple is located in Barkhor Square in Lhasa. This is regarded to be the holiest temple in the Tibetan territory. The 4 story timber complex is brilliantly architected by the mixed styles from different neighboring countries of Tibet, built in 647. This UNESCO world heritage site covers 6 acres of area and is renowned as a Buddhist pilgrimage destination. The cultural history of the Jokhang temple dates back to the Tang dynasty (618-907). It has got numerous shrines. Other highlights include:

      • Statue of Shakyamuni
      • Statues of King Songtsem Gampo, Princess Wen Cheng, and Princess Bhrikuti
      • Bronze collections

      Visit the Barkhor Street

      The Barkhor is a public square, located in the Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa of Tibet. It has become the central attraction for tourists and is widely renowned for the pilgrimage way. After the Jokhang temple became a renowned pilgrimage destination, Buddhist devotees started to come. This is the ancient trail they used. During the tour of Barkhor Street, you can see the real outlook of the ancient town. Stone and wooden sculptures are prevailing. You can buy the souvenirs for your nearest and dearest ones with a variety of items such as Thangka, prayer wheels, Tibetan paintings, holy books, and many more. The whole surroundings are spiritually loaded. 

    • Day 04

      Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

      Wow. The awesome quick gaze of Lhasa city concludes finally. We get the flight from Lhasa to your further destination or to Kathmandu. Thank you for traveling with Nepal Kameleon Holidays.  

    If the provided schedule isn't suitable for you, we are able to create personalized travel arrangements according to your preferences and requirements.
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    Good to Know

    Trip Note
    Further Information on the Tibet Tour

    Most importantly, all travelers traveling in Tibet are kindly requested to bear in mind that Tibet being remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges remains still one of the most captivating but least developed parts of the world. The facilities for the tourists although being upgraded are still on a basis and limited scale. So, the visitors are requested not to have high expectations in terms of facilities in Tibet. However, we will put all our efforts to make your journey as pleasant as possible.

    Besides, the road between Tibet and Nepal is not up to the standard, it is rough, bumpy, and full of bends. Particularly, during monsoon (June-August), it can be temporarily obstructed by landslides and erosion. So, a bit of sporty wear and shoes are much-advised facilitation for the travelers to walk over the landslides.

    Overcoming Altitude Problem:

    Traveling in Tibet is an adventure involving high altitudes and could be strenuous. So far, most visitors have only minor effects from the altitude. However, we advise specially the guests with known heart or lung, or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headache, fever, loss of appetite, or stomach disorder can take place before acclimatization.

    Our advice: drink 3 liters of water minimum a day. Don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.

    Booking and Visa Process:

    Minimum 2 weeks in advance a firm booking with full payment along with full passport copy/details (including full name, DOB, place of Birth, Passport No. Date of Issue and Expiry, Profession, Sex, Home Address, Tel No, Office College Name and Address with Contact no, etc) should reach us. We arrange China/Tibet Visa from Kathmandu. For the Visa procedure, 3 full working days are required with a condition that clients should be available in Kathmandu.


    50 percent of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee if you cancel the tour within 7 days prior to the start of the tour. No refund, thereafter, also no shows, delay arrivals, or whatsoever reasons.

    Risk Liability

    We shall always put all efforts into making your journey smooth and pleasant. However as all Tibet Tours are run strictly under Tibet Tourism Authority, its agents shall not be responsible for any change or cancellation of the programs due to any unavoidable circumstances such as road blockade, flood, snow, unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrivals, sickness or accidents, any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients. So, it is most advisable that clients have full insurance against medical and personal accident risks, cancellation insurance is also most advised from your home country.