Explore Lhasa Tour | Royal Penguin Adventures

Explore Lhasa Tour

Lhasa, which means “Land of the Gods”, is the heart of Tibet. Over 1,300 years old, it sits in a valley right next to the Lhasa River. The Eastern end of Lhasa is more prominently traditional Tibetan, focusing on the area around the Jokhang and the Barkhor. Traditionally dressed Tibetans engaged on a kora (a clockwise journey around the Jokhang, the major Buddhist shrine), often spinning prayer wheels are a common sight in that area.

This trip covers most popular landmarks in Lhasa with a day tour of the Namtso Lake. In Lhasa, we visit the astonishing Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, and Barkhor Bazaar. Here, we also tour a number of impressive Tibetan monasteries like Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple. A separate day is set aside to explore the Namtso Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet.

1 pax: $2,520

2-4 pax: $2,300

5-8 pax: $2,150

9+ pax: $2,000

Duration: 9 days
Max elevation: 4720 m
Activity: tour
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Brief Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu airport

Day 02:
Kathmandu city sightseeing (1,315m)

Day 03:
Flight Kathmandu – Lhasa (3,650m): 1 hr

Day 04:
Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square

Day 05:
Lhasa - Namtso Lake (4,720m) – Lhasa

Day 06:
Lhasa: Full day trip to Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka

Day 07:
Flight Lhasa – Kathmandu

Day 08:
Kathmandu sightseeing (Optional: 1-hr mountain flight to Everest)

Day 09:


  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa/ Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Lhasa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu & Tibetan guide in Tibet
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Tibet Group Visa Fee
  • Transportation as per the itinerary by Jeep
  • Entry fee to mentioned sightseeing places in Tibet
  • All necessary permits
  • All Government taxes

Not included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks)
  • Expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in “Included” section