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Tibet Lhasa Tour

Tibet Lhasa Tour is one of the most easiest and comfortable tours in the Tibetan world. This tour can be started from any part of mainland China. We organize this tour with a memorable train journey from Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa. Adventurers who are living in China or Hongkong can enjoy this short and easy holiday tour while they are off from their business or job.

  • Tibet Lhasa Tour
  • Tibet Lhasa Tour
  • Tibet Lhasa Tour

Tibet Lhasa tour offers many incredible activities with lots of excitement to see and explore. Lhasa is the ancient capital of Tibet and according the history, it has remained the spiritual, political and economic center of Tibet and has a history of more than 1,300 years. A visit to Lhasa is not just the visit of Tibet's capital but also it allows an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit the numerous heritage sites and feel and enjoy the lifestyle of the Tibetans.

Tibet Lhasa tour gives you an opportunity to explore some of the wonderful ancient sites of Lhasa. This wondrous city is normally considered as the heart of Tibet and is filled with unparalleled history, culture and beauty. The Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its attractive and ancient architecture. The numerous monasteries and temples surrounding the city, such as the Sera, Jokhang and Drepung, allow travelers to experience Tibetan Buddhism first hand. A visit to these ancient monasteries and temples will leave you with a sense of astonishment for years to come!

Trip Itinerary

Tibet Lhasa Tour – Short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Bharkhor Market

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

Day 04: Final Departure from Lhasa.

Tour Cost: Please contact us and let us know the number of members in your group, the category of hotels you would like to stay with and any other special desires and requirements of yours. We will be glad to quote you the price as per your requirements.

Tour Guides:

We can provide the equipment and infrastructure along with the dedicated, multilingual leaders, guides, and drivers needed to make your trek, pilgrimage, or cultural tour of Tibet a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!  Alpine Eco Trek is the pioneer in Tibet tours and treks. Its dedicated team has gained long experience in tourism and hospitality specializing in Tibet tours, Treks and mountain overland tours. During your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide a valuable insight into the Tibetan culture and way of life.

Hotel and Accommodations:

Now, Lhasa has many five stars hotels; there are so many nice and standard hotels in Lhasa, Gyatnse and Shigatse. We can organize any kinds of hotels and guest houses as per your requirements. Read more

Transportation:

Lhasa, Tibet is now connected with the Railways network with mainland China. From any parts of mainland china you can take the amazing train journey to Lhasa which takes about two days to reach the capital. Roads and highways in Tibet are pretty much in condition now! Normally we use 4WD jeep, Van or minibus to carry tourists and trucks for kitchen logistics and equipments.

Food:

While you are in cities you can get verities of good meals but while you are on a trek or along the highways there are less varieties and not so good food so it is advised to bring some dry food of your own all the time. Due to the high altitude you may feel not so hungry or lose your appetite which is common symptom of altitude, no worry and try to eat as much as you can. You need more energy while you are in the high altitude areas. Many travelers suffer from diarrhea in Tibet, so please be careful with the varieties of food and try to have some light meals with more soups and tea.  Please avoid eating raw food like vegetable salads, etc… always try to eat well cooked meals and drink only boiled or sealed packed mineral water.

High Altitude Sickness in Tibet

What is High Altitude Sickness?
High altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), or altitude illness, is a pathological condition at high altitude which is caused by the combination of reduced air pressure and lack of oxygen. An altitude above 3000 meters is usually defined as high altitude, and most places in Tibet are higher than this level. Therefore, AMS is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. Read more

Detail Itinerary

Tibet Lhasa Tour – Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport of train station, our Tibetan Guide will greets you and take you on a private jeep or van to the beautiful city of Lhasa. Check into hotel and it is highly advisable to acclimatize for rest of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Bharkhor Market
After breakfast, we start our day with the grand visit to Potala Palace which dictates the city of Lhasa.  It is a massive palace that contains private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. The historic Palace existed here since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century in replacement of the old one. After visiting the Potala Palace, in the afternoon we will visit Jokhang Temple and Bharkhor market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa, visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
After breakfast, we start another exciting day of our tour exploring the world famous monasteries. First, we will pay a visit to Sera Monastery which is the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. Within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study here. After lunch, we will visit Drepung Monastery which was once home for over 10,000 monks. Drepung Monastery is still a beautiful sight to visit. Incredibly it was one of the few sights to escape the Cultural Revolution without widespread damage. By the late afternoon we will also visit Norbulingka palace, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: final Departure from Lhasa.
After breakfast, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Service Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  • Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
  • Lhasa sightseeing with all entry fees
  • English speaking Tibetan guide during whole trip in Tibet,
  • One hand land cruiser during the tour,
  • Twin sharing hotel with breakfast basis
  • All government taxes and official expense

Trekking Price Excludes:

  • Any fares of plane or train
  • Lunch, dinner
    Travel insurance
  • Tibet Visa fees
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural Calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc
  • Tips for guide and support crew (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Why travel with us?

Why travel with us?

Our Goal
At Alpine Eco Trek our goal is to provide an affordable Himalayan travel experience for our clients that is second to none, an experience that reveals the full beauty and grandeur of this magical and holy land. Our trips provide time for both adventure and reflection while establishing genuine and caring connections with our clients with the aim of providing insights into the people and places that make the Himalayan region so fascinating.

Conservation and Cultural Awareness
The Himalayan region is especially fragile, not only in terms of flora and fauna, but also with respect to the cultural and religious beliefs and customs of its people. At Alpine Eco Trek we follow a “tread lightly, leave nothing behind” philosophy that seeks to respect and honor the region and its people.

Guidelines& Considerations
Here are some guidelines and considerations that we believe will help you to choose a qualified travel company. If you keep them in mind when reviewing the many travel options you have, we believe you will choose Alpine Eco Trek to lead your next Himalayan travel adventure.

01) Before booking a trip be confident that your trip provider respects the land and culture in which you will be traveling, and that guides, porters and other staff members receive fair pay and are provided with proper clothing and footwear, as well as nutritious food and accommodations.

02) Make sure your company is registered with the appropriate local travel and trekking associations, that they are a certified company professionally established and operating under the laws of the land(s) in which you will travel.

03) Ensure that the travel company you select is fully knowledgeable about local environmental issues, and that they are sensitive to and aware of all issues pertaining to the inhabitants of the region.

04) Make sure that the company you choose attends to the small but important details of toilet arrangements, cooking fuel and rubbish disposal, first aid and,

05) That they have the appropriate travel insurance and abide by the regulations regarding operation of a travel and trekking company.

You can be assured that Alpine Eco Trek follows all of these guidelines at all times.

FAQs

Tibet Tours and Trekking Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01: What kind of permits do I need to visit Tibet?
Answer: Normally you will need two kinds of permits for travelling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit) and the Alien's travel permit (PSB permit).

A. TTB permit – Tibet travel permit
When you fly from Kathmandu or any city to Lhasa you will need to show TTB permit (Tibet Visa) when you check in at the airport. Even while buying a flight ticket to Lhasa you need to show this permit.

B. PSB permit – Alien's Travel permit
if you like to visit restricted area you will need to buy an Alien's travel permit issued by PSB of Tibet.

Question 02: How to get Tibet travel permits?
Answer: To get the travel permits, you need to send us below details:
01) Full Name:
02) Sex:
03) Date of birth:
04) Passport number:
05) Nationality

The details you provide us must be exactly the same as on your passport and you need to tell us your profession because journalists and people that are involved in political matters could be revoked ( they need a different procedure to get a permit).

We suggest you to apply your permit at least 25 days prior to your entry date. Please note that if you do not book any tour with Alpine Eco Trek, we can't help you get the permits. No one can provide permit only service. Tibet Tourism Corporation will not issue travel permits to individuals and will direct you to a travel agency like Alpine Eco Trek. We can organize a travel permit to almost anywhere in Tibet but only if you book a package tour with us.

Question 03: What are the essential points about Tibet Travel Permit?
Answer:
A. we can provide Travel permit to all kinds of people except Diplomats, Journalists and Governments officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.

B. After issuing a permit, we could help you to buy your air tickets or train tickets.

C. The permit we provide you is a copy, the original will be with guide, in Tibet you are not allowed to bring permit with you and not even allowed to travel to anywhere you want because except Lhasa you need another permit named as Aliens Permit. Otherwise if you are stopped by the police or army you will be sent out of Tibet or have trouble politically and economically. Tibet is still very sensitive destination in Asia. Moreover, the travel agency which helped to get you the permit will also be in trouble. Therefore seriously not any legitimate travel agency could sell you the Tibet Permit if you do not book a tour with them. We don't think so you would like to be in trouble while you are enjoying your hard earned holiday due to a SOLD Tibet permit after you pay a lot of money for the your trip to Tibet.

D. There is a service charge to get the Tibet Travel Permits. And, it takes time, paper work, transportation fee and delivery fee for us to get a permit for you, so Alpine Eco Trek will charge an extra fee for the permits.

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Further Information:
www.kailashtourtrek.com contains as much information as possible about Tibet tours and Treks. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 4 days

Mode of Tour: Lhasa sightseeing

Trip starts: Lhasa fly in

Trip ends: Lhasa

Group size: Minimum 1 & Maximum 20 people

Elevation: 3650m

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or mini buses

Note: The best season to Tibet Lhasa tour is from April to December; please try to travel always with a local and direct agent and small group – private departure dates available. All the travelers except Chinese passport holders visiting to Tibet must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.

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