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5-Night Lhasa City Private Tour provided by Songtsan Travel-Day Tour

5-Night Lhasa City Private Tour

5-Night Lhasa City Private Tour
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This 5 nights Lhasa City private tour showcases the finest Tibetan Culture that is deeply rooted in Buddhism and various ethnic traditions. During this private tour, not only you will witness mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, but also explore the residence of the Dalai Lamas - Potala Palace. In addition, learn more about the spiritual practice of Tibetans by visiting Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Ganden Monastery, and Drak Yerpa Monastery. Moreover, immerse yourself in local lifestyle by spending one night at a home-stay in the famous birth place of the 33rd Tibetan King - Songtsan Gampo, Gyama Village and mingle at a local household for an organic Tibetan meal. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Expose yourself to the finest Tibetan Culture that is deeply rooted in Buddhism and various ethnic traditions. During this 5-night private tour, not only you will witness mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, but also explore the residence of the Dalai Lamas - Potala Palace. In addition, learn more about the spiritual practice of Tibetans by visiting Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Ganden Monastery, and Drak Yerpa Monastery. Lastly, finish your trip with an immersion in local lifestyle by staying overnight at a home-stay in the famous birth place of the 33rd Tibetan King - Songtsan Gampo, Gyama Village as well as mingling at a local household for a delicious organic Tibetan meal.  Itinerary: Day 1: Arriving Lhasa You will be picked up by your private guide and vehicle from the airport or train station and then transferred directly to 4-star Shangbala Hotel in old Lhasa city for acclimation. You may explore the proximity at your own leisure. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing (B) Today, you will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Take your time to soak up as much architecture details and explore religious culture. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing (B, L) Day two of Lhasa City sightseeing. Visit Potala Palace, Jokang Temple, and Barkor Street. Enjoy lunch with your local tour operator at their office. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 4: Lhasa - Dagze County (B) Drive to a village in Dagze County after visiting Ganden Monastery to witness village life of local farmers and immerse yourself at a home-stay. Overnight: Local home-stay Day 5: Dagze County - Lhasa (B, D) Drive back to Lhasa after visiting Drak Yerpa Monastery. Tonight, you will enjoy homemade dinner at a household and mingle with them. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 6: Departing Lhasa (B) You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport or train station where this 6 days Tibet trip concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Expose yourself to the finest Tibetan Culture that is deeply rooted in Buddhism and various ethnic traditions. During this 5-night private tour, not only you will witness mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, but also explore the residence of the Dalai Lamas - Potala Palace. In addition, learn more about the spiritual practice of Tibetans by visiting Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Ganden Monastery, and Drak Yerpa Monastery. Lastly, finish your trip with an immersion in local lifestyle by staying overnight at a home-stay in the famous birth place of the 33rd Tibetan King - Songtsan Gampo, Gyama Village as well as mingling at a local household for a delicious organic Tibetan meal.  Itinerary: Day 1: Arriving Lhasa You will be picked up by your private guide and vehicle from the airport or train station and then transferred directly to 4-star Shangbala Hotel in old Lhasa city for acclimation. You may explore the proximity at your own leisure. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing (B) Today, you will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Take your time to soak up as much architecture details and explore religious culture. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing (B, L) Day two of Lhasa City sightseeing. Visit Potala Palace, Jokang Temple, and Barkor Street. Enjoy lunch with your local tour operator at their office. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 4: Lhasa - Dagze County (B) Drive to a village in Dagze County after visiting Ganden Monastery to witness village life of local farmers and immerse yourself at a home-stay. Overnight: Local home-stay Day 5: Dagze County - Lhasa (B, D) Drive back to Lhasa after visiting Drak Yerpa Monastery. Tonight, you will enjoy homemade dinner at a household and mingle with them. Overnight: 4-Star Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa Day 6: Departing Lhasa (B) You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport or train station where this 6 days Tibet trip concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45741P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Professional driver
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Airfare/Train tickets to/from Lhasa
  • Chinese Visa
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Train Station picjkup
  • Airports:
  • Lhasa Gonggar Airport, 7VVX+CF4, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
Additional information
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is based on double occupancy
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Professional driver
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Airfare/Train tickets to/from Lhasa
  • Chinese Visa
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Train Station picjkup
  • Airports:
  • Lhasa Gonggar Airport, 7VVX+CF4, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is based on double occupancy
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Grateful1000
5 contributions
Fantastic! Unforgettable! Done miss this opportunity!!!
Aug. 2019
We loved our experience in Lhasa, especially because of our tour guide and his staff. They are the dearest people, and the most attentive, caring, insightful guides one could ever hope for. We were there in 2019, June, and loved every minute of our visit with them. They are no longer "our tour guide", but they are now our "dear friends" who we value so very highly. My suggestion, please do not hesitate! Book a tour with this group ASAP. I love these people and the experience they gave to my wife and I. We are now in America, and it is unlikely we will ever return again. We are so grateful we did not miss this experience.
Written 4 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TorontoTraveller007
Toronto, Canada129 contributions
Awesome time in Lhasa with Songtsan - 3 days tour
Oct. 2019
I really can’t say enough about Songtsan and their first class service! I would highly recommend Songtsan Travel for Tibet! I had emailed a few different tour agencies and chose Songtsan based on their prompt and well thought out tour plans and pricing. And, what a great choice!

They handled everything for us including getting us visas delivered when we were in Kathmandu and everything was extremely well organized. We spent 3 days touring Lhasa and loved every minute of it.

Every segment of our tour was perfect; the drivers were all great, tour guide very knowledgeable and accommodating. We were honored to spend our last night at the owner’s home where a great feast was laid out for us!

I have also done a lot of private tours during my travels and can confidently say that Songtsan is high up on my list! I highly, highly recommend them! Keep up the great work!
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Nasrin, Many thanks for the review and recommendation. We all are very happy that you and your friend had good time during your tour in Lhasa and everything worked out well. All the best! Yonten
Written 5 November 2019
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RoadWarrier99999
Isle of Palms, SC476 contributions
Fantastic service - eight day tour
Sep. 2019 • Couples
I really can’t say enough about Songtsan and their first rate service. We booked an eight day tour and paid a bit more to upgrade to the Shangri-La Hotel, a move I’d encourage as the Shangri-La was an oasis to return to.
We were met at the airport and whisked off to begin our touring. Our guides were friendly, efficient and extremely prepared, our driver was safe, capable and very friendly. The first day tour paving was considerate of our adjustment to the altitude.
The sites on our eight day itinerary were magnificent and we learned so much about each from our guides.
Some practical points for travelers, especially from the west:
-Travel permits appear to be handed over to tour companies at the last minute, so don’t stress about this if yours is not in your hands a week in advance. Best to book a visit to somewhere like Chengdu for a couple of days prior so you have a hotel address where your permit can be sent. We booked our own flight from China to Lhasa, but I’d suggest having Songtsan do this for you so they can intervene in case there are last minute travel issues of any kind. They’re the experts and quite capable.
-We brought altitude medication, began taking it in advance as prescribed and experienced zero altitude sickness. We stayed hydrated and had to pause briefly every 20 vertical steps or so while touring monasteries, but we were pleasantly surprised by our lack of discomfort, despite staying above 14,000 feet for a couple of days in sequence and spending time at 16,400 at the Yamdrok Lake overlook. We never needed or used supplemental oxygen.
-Wait until your second full day to tour the Potala Palace. Lots of stairs and you’re on a schedule. We’re mid sixties and did just fine.
-Toilets in Lhasa are generally up to standard, but be prepared to rough it a bit if you’re outside the capital. BYO paper.
-Take brimmed hats and sunscreen, regardless of the month. The UV rays are very strong. Light weight long sleeved tops and layers are best, as temperatures can shift dramatically during the day. -Check climate temperature ranges as you pack. We were there in late September and never needed more than a light sweater and wind breaker.
As impressive as the sights around Lhasa are, take the time to go farther afield. The country is amazing - huge river valley plains backed by snow capped mountains, simply not to be missed. Anyone should be fine for some light hiking, especially after a day or two, and walking in the countryside is marvelous.
We feel very fortunate and grateful to have found and used Songtsan and highly recommend them to any travelers.
Now, go!

Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Charles, Your review with first hand information for other travelers is most appreciated. It is very thoughtful in every possible way. Many Thanks!! Regards. Yonten
Written 12 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emma B
2 contributions
10 days tour in Tibet
Aug. 2019
Together with my partner, we did a 10 days tour in Tibet with Songtsan Travel Agency. We arrived in Lhasa by train and stayed in Lhasa for three days to acclimatize to the height. This already showed the care of the travel agency: they made sure you take the time to acclimatize and asked every day how we felt. After three days, which was full of visiting monasteries and experience the culture of Tibet, we did a trekking for four days from Gamden to Sam Ye. The trekking was absolutely worth it and really beautiful! We had a guide, cook and yakmen and three yaks (to carry our tents and food) with us. We hiked during the day and slept in a tent in the night. Our guide was very caring and checked how we were and if everything was fine during the trekking (especially because you will go quite high). The trekking made the Tibet experience complete. It was a great journey of culture and nature.

Songtsan is very nice and caring organization. They make sure you experience Tibet fully and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this organization to every one!
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Emma, Thanks for taking time out to write this thoughtful review. Wish you all the best! Regards. Yonten
Written 2 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dani
2 contributions
The Most Amazing Tibetan Tour Company!
Aug. 2019
When my 15 day trek to Mount Kalaish was abruptly cancelled by Road to Tibet six weeks before my trip,Tenzin went out of his way to accommodate my existing airline tickets. He allowed me to join another tour two days into their plans. This experience epitomized my entire experience with Songtsan Travel Company. The owner, manager and guides all went above and beyond every single day to ensure that our experiences were memorable (8 day Everest Base Camp Tour). Our tour through monasteries in Lhasa and beyond to Everst Base camp were exceptional. Tenzin was extremely knowledgeable and spent countless hours responding to our questions, requests and needs.

Overall, I can't say enough good things about the integrity of this company, the exceptional customer service and high quality experience. This trip was a dream come true for me and I will be forever changed.

Thank you Songtsan Travel!
Written 29 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Dani, Your review is most appreciated. thanks. I am just happy to hear your trip to Tibet has went well. It was nice meeting you and making your acquaintance. Wish you all the best! Yonten
Written 2 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MVino
3 contributions
Perfect tour with Songtsan Travel !!
Sep. 2019 • Solo
I did a 13 days tour with Songtsan Travel in solo, which included Lhassa sightseeing, trekking between Ganden and Samye monasteries and EBC. It was just perfect from A to Z!

First the organization of the tour with Tenzin, the sale manager. He replied very promptly to my first enquiry (in which I merely stated the main things I wanted to do, i.e. Lhassa sightseeing, trek and EBC) by sending to me a detailed program with these activities and others around which could easily be combined. I had a few follow up questions and queries, to which he replied very clearly and again promptly. His efficiently definitively convinced me to do the trip with his agency. I precise that I contacted other agencies in parallel and Songtsan's offer was not only the most competitive but I also did not have such good and effective contacts with the other agencies.

Then during the tour, I was more than well accompanied by Minkiy, the guide! She had a lot of knowledge To share during our visits on Tibet's culture, history, traditions and we also had a lot of fun together :) The driver of the company was also great and very diligent. During my 13 days trip, everything was smoothly organised and I had not a single issue. For the trekking in particular, we had a very good cook and the camping material provided was great, all new. We had a big thunderstorm of the night which did not disturb me at all as the tent was super resistant.

I strongly recommend this agency. I would really like To go back To Tibet one day to do the Kailash trek and would definitively and without hesitation go again with Songtsan Travel for this occasion !
Written 20 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Maria, I wish you had wonderful trip in Bali, happy to know that you have enjoyed your trip in Tibet, looking forward to see you again next year :) Thanks for this thoughtful review for us , means a lot to us! Yonten
Written 21 September 2019
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Koen
4 contributions
Excellent Tour in Fascinating Tibet
Jul. 2019
We did a ten day trip in Tibet, including three days in and around Lhasa visiting several monasteries and temples and a 4-day trekking from Ganden area to Samye area. The entire trip as well as train from Beijing was arranged by Songtsan Travel. It was an amazing experience - Tibet is a fascinating and beautiful place, and we could not have wished for better accompaniment than the people from Songtsan Travel.

It's a small agency and everybody we met was very welcoming. On our first and last night we had dinner together with people from Songtsan and several other travellers - both evening were a marvellous mixture of delicious yak meat, sweet Tibetan wine and great conversations. Travelling to Tibet involves plenty of paperwork, and Tenzin was very helpful in guiding us through this process, quickly responding to any questions.

The colourful history and Buddism of Tibet by itself make Lhasa a wonderful destination - especially the treasures of the Potala Palace are very impressive. But the four-day mountain trek was a whole experience in its own right - the nature in the area is beautiful, and the nomadic people living in these valleys make you feel you're walking through a different day and age. If you have the time and budget, make sure to do both!
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Koen, Thanks for the review and recommendation, and looking out for me at train station when I had hard time finding you guys in crowd. Happy to hear you guys have enjoyed your trip and trekking in Tibet. Nonetheless you guys have been very generous and understanding. Many thanks, I wish you two all the best! Yonten
Written 10 September 2019
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June
Xi'an, China1 contribution
Most Amazing!!!
Jul. 2019
Our private tour of Tibet was most amazing for mother and daughter! We were met at Lhasa Airport by our friendly guide and driver, who patiently showed us the best of what Tibet offers for a first-time visit including the famous Potala Palace. From arrival to departure, they took great care to provide unparalleled first class service. We were impressed by the beautiful scenery and sacred temples and monasteries, and touched by the hospitality of the beautiful Tibetan people. On our last evening back in Lhasa, my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful home dinner of Yak Momos. We are so grateful our friend recommended Tibet Songtsan International Travel Service to us. We will definitely be back for another tour with Tenzin and company.
Written 12 August 2019
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Hi Kim and Wilma, Thanks for your good feedback, moreover it is nice to hear you two have enjoyed your trip in Tibet. We wish you all the best. Thanks for choosing Songtsan!! Tenzin
Written 15 August 2019
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Sara
1 contribution
6D Tibet Private Tour
Jun. 2019 • Family
We engaged Songtsan Travel for 6D Tibet private tour. They are very responsive to our inquiries. Though there is a minor hiccup in train ticket arrangements from Xining to Lhasa, the tour went smoothly. The driver is also skillful and careful in navigating some of the difficult routes.

We are impressed with their sincere service. We are welcomed by Yonten and GM Tenzin with fruits and drinks at the hotel. When we informed them that 1 of our family member was experiencing high altitude sickness, Yonten personally delivered the local medicine to our hotel.

One of the memorable highlights was the home-cooked dinner prepared by the Company staff that we had at Tenzin's house. We enjoyed the food and company.

Would recommend their service to friends who are going to Tibet.
Written 30 July 2019
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Hi Sara, Thank you for your review and recommendation , we are collectively happy to hear that your family has enjoyed trip in Tibet with us, we will look forward to see you guys again. T.Yonten
Written 30 July 2019
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Grateful1000
5 contributions
The Best Ever!!!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
These people make the Tibet tour absolutely fantastic. They are knowledgeable, kind, considerate, thorough, helpful, and every other wonderful, positive things one could hope for in a tour.
Written 4 July 2019
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Thank you Mr and Mrs White, You two are the most loving couple , I am sure you two are no less than Mr & Mrs Smith :) It was such a pleasure to meet you two and to know your family back home. Wish you two have a wonderful life. tell our stories to your grand children. Tenzin & team
Written 5 July 2019
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