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4 Days Lhasa Holy City and Countryside Tour

Trip Length
4 or 5 Days
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Ganden Kora, Drak Yerpa
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This tour is focused on the holy city and monasteries in Lhasa. To avoid the boring time in too many monasteries, we especially arrange a real family visit, Ganden kora and Drak Yerpa hill climbing out of Lhasa. You will not only feel the Tibetan Buddhism Atmosphere in the Old Town, but also hill climbing and half day kora out of the city. The tour is suitable for people who neither have much time planned in Tibet, nor want to spend all the time just in the monasteries.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01 Arrive at Lhasa for acclimatization by air or train

The longest river in Tibet-Yarlong Tsangpo RiverToday's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer to hotel, Acclimatize to the High Altitude.


Fly into Lhasa or arrive in Lhasa by train. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to Lhasa. On the way, you can appreciate the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet and highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters), originating from Jiemayangzong Glacier on the northern Himalayas.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Roof of Jokhang TempleToday's highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street


Today, you will visit the highest palace in the world-Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa.

In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple you will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity.

After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street.

Day 03 Lhasa-Ganden or Drak Yerpa-Lhasa

Drak Yerpa Hermitage Today's highlights:

Ganden Kora, Family Visit in Countryside, Drak Yerpa


Drive to Ganden monastery, the first monastery belonged to Yellow Hat sect. You could see the countryside views there. One the way have a family visit (optional) You can have a easier or harder hike at Ganden. High kora or low kora depends on your physical condition. The high kora climbs Angkor Ri south of Ganden and then drops down the ridge to join up with the lower kora. The low kora is easier than high kora.

Drak Yerpa hermitage is one of the holiest cave retreats in Tibet. The site is deeply peaceful and has stunning views. There are many caves and retreats higher up the cliff face. There, you can have a climb on the hill. It is said that Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Without seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar.

Day 04 Lhasa-Gonggar Airport or Train Station

Today's highlights:

Airport/train station transfer, Bid farewell to Lhasa


Transfer to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.

Group Tour to Ganden Countryside Kora - Departure Date 2020

Departure Months
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
Departure Days
19 25
09 11 15
01, 04
09, 11
15, 18
22, 25
02, 05
08, 13
16, 19
23, 27
03, 06
11, 13
18, 20
24 26
01, 04
08, 11
15, 18
22, 25
01, 05
08, 12
15, 19
22, 26
02, 05
08, 10
12, 16
19, 22
26, 28, 30
03, 07
10, 14
17, 21
24, 28
06, 09
13, 16
04, 07
11, 14
 18, 21

Price Quotation

Seasons to Travel Tour Cost in USD Tour Cost in RMB Single Supplement in USD Single Supplement in RMB
Off Season of December, January, February USD560 RMB3,550 USD105 RMB660
Shoulder Season of April, May, November USD590 RMB3,700 USD110 RMB690
Busy Season of June, September, October USD650 RMB4,100 USD116 RMB730
Peak Season of July, August USD680 RMB4,300 USD121 RMB760

1. Prices listed above are for per person, based on double occupancy.
2. Tour cost exchange rate in chart is about 1:6.3 which is subject to change.
3. Deposit is 150USD per person for booking the tour, we accept wire transfer, paypal or Western Union etc.
4. Contact Us Directly to Get Discount for Early Booking

Price Includes:
1. Airport transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 09:30am, 01:30pm and 04:30pm respectively from the airport to Lhasa and from Lhasa to the airport is at 06:30am, 08:30am, and 12:30pm. If your flight time can not be matched with our free pickup/drop-off service, we would provide you with the private airport transfer with extra charges.


Cost per Car (in USD)

Cost per Car (in CNY)
Single Way between Lhasa and Airport USD60 CNY400

Single way between Lhasa and Train Station

USD40 CNY250

2. All necessary Tibet Travel Permits
3. Accommodation: 3 or 4 nights 3-star standard hotels in Lhasa
4. Local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide 
5. Meals: breakfasts provided by hotels and one welcome dinner upon arrival
6. Different vehicle type according to different group size.
7. Entrance Fees: all entrance fees listed in the itinerary
8. Drinking water
9. Travel insurance

Price Excludes:
1. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities 
2. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
3. Lunches and dinners
4. Gratuities: gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.

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