As the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa is a place worthy of visiting year-round, even during the cold winter months. Lhasa is filled with numerous historical sites & places of interest, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Sera Monastery are the most famous places to visit. For those travelers having less than a week but still wanting to explore the essential sites of Tibet, Lhasa is the ideal place to go. We have selected the top Tibet Lhasa Tour packages below that cover the must-see highlights of Lhasa and its surrounding areas. All of the itineraries are fully customizable to suit your needs – feel free to discuss your ideal Tibet tour plan with our friendly local Tibet Travel experts.
When visiting the Potala Palace, there is a time limit, so be sure to follow the tour guide's arrangement. The guide will arrange a reasonable time to let everyone know as much as possible about the Potala Palace’s culture and history. Those who like to take pictures should also note that the best place to shoot the Potala Palace is the Potala Palace Square. There is the Yaowang Mountain Observation Platform on the west, where the sunset and night views of the Potala Palace are particularly good. In the middle of the square, the front of the Palace is suitable for taking photos of tourists. On the east side of the square, there is a man-made lake. The reflection of the palace from the lake is particularly beautiful. After entering the palace, you can take pictures in all places except the east palace. Your guide will remind you in advance where you cannot take pictures
Here are some more things to note when visiting the Potala Palace:
At present, doing payment via mobile is ok for most areas in Tibet. It supports WeChat Pay and Alipay. Some public roadside toilets are definitely not available for mobile pay, so you need to bring some cash.
Mobile phone signal is very good in 90%’s area of Tibet. China Mobile Communications is mobile operator with the best signal in TIbet.
Anfangs April 2019 flog ich von Zürich-Chengdu nach Xining Dort blieb ich 2 Nächte ( anklimatisieren) und nahm nachher den Abendzug nach Lhasa. Etwas skeptisch betr. Sauberkeit! Alles war tadellos und die Abteils 1. Klasse (unbedingt) sehr sauber. Nach 20 Std. Fahrt sah es dann anders aus! Mein Tipp gilt für die ganze Tibetreise, viel trinken (pro 1000m Höhe.1 Liter) kein Alkohol, kein Stress, Diamox und Nasenspray. Ich hatte die ganze Zeit überhaupt kein Problem ( der Körper signalisiert es frühzeitig)
In Lhasa begann meine Overlandtour, die Gruppe bestand aus 2 Personen! Super! Die ganze Reise war wunderschön, alles gut organisiert. Ein Dankeschön geht an Asia Odyssey travel, besonders an Claire, meine Betreuerin ( die sehr gut deutsch sprich)t und an den Guide Pingzhuo, ein ganz toller, lieber Kerl!
Ich kann die Tour in jeder Beziehung nur empfehlen!
Just wanted to say I and my partner Jane had a fantastic trip of a lifetime and can’t thank all the team enough! Amy you did a great job! Everything went perfect loved the ancient Hotel and Tibetan people were so so nice to us. Train journey was a pleasure and 2 days past like 2 hours.
Would have loved more days in Tibet.
Had a 10 days trip to Tibet with Asia Odyssey. The staffs and tour guide are very nice and helpful. Kay was the person who got in touch with me, and she assisted me with all the document and trip information. Honestly, she made me a lot more comfortable with the trip since I just found this company on the internet and I wasn't sure if it was a legit thing. She also came picked me up from the airport and sent me all the way to the hotel. She is truly a sweet and warm girl! :) Besides, the tour guide and driver are very friendly, they provided a lot of information for me to understand and discover Tibet from a different angle. Overall, I had a great experience with them, and I would love to travel again with Asia Odyssey. Highly recommend people to try their service because you won't be disappointed.
First at all, we would like to say we have a wonderful 9D8N Tibet trip arrange by Asia Oddessy Travel, they are really provide a professional consult and guide from the begining until the end (including booking train ticket, flight ticket, chengdu hotel and airport pickup services & payment services).
Secondly, a special Big THANK YOU to our pretty travel advisor Amy, with her great experiences, good English communication, patient & friendly client services, we are finally completed our wonderful trip with a lot of joys and happiness. Thumb up to Amy!!! You did a perfect job here!!!
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Jacky & Ryan (From Malaysia)
We were very impressed with the travel agency Aisa Odyssey Tour and our organizer Amy who arranged all details swiftly without any worries. We took the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and were told we need the group visas to board the flight to Lhasa from there, this agency helped us get both of our group visas and Tibet visas sucessfully before the tour began as we expected and smoothly arrived in Lhasa as planned, really apprecaited!
Tibet is great place we did not want to leave because it’s really fabulous, but of course the long drives across the Tibetan plains to Everest base camp and the fantastic blue skies everyday, we spent a wonderful 7 days trip in Tibet with help of Amy and saw some nice monasteries, lakes, mountains and friendly local Tibetans etc.
Overall, our tour guide is very knowledgeable with culture and history of Tibet and always satisfy us as best as she could, our driver is a good person too and was driving in a safe way everywhere. Tibet is such a beatiful place, hope me and my wife could have a chance to come back again someday to spend more time for visiting further place of Tibet like Kailash? I will contact this agency again then, thanks again for making my long-awaited dream came true!
We are thankful so much again to our agency Asia Odyssey Travel and my dear Amy for the wonderful arrangement and make my trip to Mt Kailash trip possible, really apperiated! We did Kora around Mt.Kailash for 3 days in August as I had been looking forward this trip for quite a long time, even the second day of Kora are hardest to all of us because part of the roads are covered by snowing with long-distance walking and quite high altitude too, so we spent a lot of physical strength on this but it’s totally worth because the views along the way are very incredible, I think we may not have much chance or time to go there again.
Anyway, I really miss Tibet also my dear, hope we will come and see you one day again, many thanks again for all of your help!!!