Lhasa, with its remoteness and impressive heritage of over a thousand years of Tibetan culture and religion, make it one of the most popular cities in the world that people want to visit. Sandwiched by the colossal mountain ranges to the north and south and located on the north banks of the Lhasa River, Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of P.R.C. and also the centre for Tibetan politics, economy, culture, and religion. Located at the southern part of the Tibetan high plateau at an altitude of 3650m above sea level, this city offers amazing and unique landscapes accompanied by views of majestic mountains.
This Explore Lhasa tour, takes travellers a step back to ancient times. One can witness the rich Tibetan culture and traditions along with the unique lifestyles and mystifying rituals during their tour in Lhasa. There are lots of traditional and ethnic places to be visited during this tour.
We visit Jokhang Temple (known as the house of wisdom) Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and the Grand Potala Palace are some of the highlights of this city tour. There is a lot to learn and explore in this city. One can spend quality time exploring this city's history and understanding the unique lifestyle of its people. Touring this city is a learning experience in itself. So, if you are seeking for a holiday cum adventure cum learning tour then Tour to Lhasa city is the perfect option for you.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler traveling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.
All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
Passport - valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa — whom entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.
The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.
We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.
Have at least 2 copies of Tibet Permit.
Keep your belongings properly.
When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.
Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
Respect the religion, customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
Pay special attention to unique alpine climate (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
Keep necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.
Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small change.
If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.